Friday, May 14, 2010

Dr. Cline Visits Kindergarten

Dr. Heather Cline, mother of one of our kindergarten and 2nd grade students, recently stopped by for a visit. During her time at SLS, Dr. Cline talked about good dental health and how we can keep our teeth healthy and white for many years. Many of our kindergarten students enjoy losing their teeth and visits from the Tooth Fairy. Dr. Cline assured us that losing teeth is okay, if you are a kid! At the end of her visit, Dr. Cline treated everyone to ice cream…well, maybe not…but she did give each student a new toothbrush and dental health coloring book!

Goodbye 8th Graders

Today is the last day for our 8th graders. They will begin high school in the fall. We will miss these fine Christian students. We have had great fun over the years. Some have been with us for many years and some only a few. All in all, they will be remembered as a wonderful class who could work hard and often made us laugh.

Mr. Irwin wrote a goodbye note on the whiteboard which prompted a lot of reply notes from the 8th graders. Thought you might like to read a few.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Reggie Visits Pre-Kindergarten

The Pre-K class has been learning about summer safety as a part of our study of the letter S. We had a special visit from two Springfield police officers. They shared some demonstrations with Reggie, the search and rescue dog, and together they shared some safety rules and demonstrated the tools he uses on the job.

We appreciate all officers who work diligently to keep our community safe! Also Way To Go Reggie.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Track Team to State Meet Saturday May 15

Our 2010 track season will wrap-up this Saturday (May 15) at the State Lutheran Track Meet in St. Louis. Mrs. Wanner and Mr. Clark have high hope for this year's team. We will let you know how it all turns out next week. We love track at SLS. Way to Go Team!

3rd Grade Fieldtrip - Chocolate Shoppe

The 3rd graders visited Askinosie’s Chocolate factory, and what a “sweet” experience it was! We learned which countries the cocoa beans are harvested from. At the factory we saw the many different parts the cocoa bean can be separated into. Tasting the pure chocolate was a “bitter-sweet” experience. The children are used to candy bars and not such a concentration of pure chocolate.

We also learned that Mr. Askinosie “gives back” in a lot of different ways to the city of Springfield. Next time we eat chocolate we will wonder where its beans were harvested from.

Sports Day Fun

Monday, May 10, 2010

Artist and Art Class at SLS

In the top pictures, the 1st graders created a goldfish bowl in a garden room in their study of Henri Matisse. In the bottom pictures, the 2nd graders use paper weaving to create animals.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Spring Musical for 4th and 5th Grades

Mr. Heilman and Fourth Grade to the Symphony

Our fourth graders were invited to attend the youth concert presented by the Springfield Symphony this week. This concert was held at Second Baptist on Battlefield Road. We learned about the different types of music and listened to works of Brahms, Beethoven and 'Master of March', JP Sousa.

The members of the symphony demonstrated the different orchestra instruments and showed how their sounds all work together in a performance. We love going on field trip to experience learning outside the normal classroom setting.

4th Grade to Weather School and Ball Game

In addition to learning in the classroom, our 4th graders also learn outside the classroom. Our students attended the KY3 Weatherschool and later watch a Springfield Cardinals game. We learned about air, water vapor, clouds and watched the launching of a weather balloon by the National Weather Service.

Monday, May 3, 2010

SLS Staff Work In The Woods

Your SLS staff sold three hours of hard labor to the highest bidder at the recent dinner auction. Ryan and J'Nell Sutherland bought this motley group. They cut trees and cleared brush last Saturday morning. We all found muscles we had forgotten about in the process. The pile behind them was generated by the morning's work. As the song writer sang, "All hard workers and not a slacker among them."