Today FBCS students participated in the 24th annual See You At the Pole (SYATP) event. Afterwards, our National Junior Art Honor Society members held a prayer walk. Four prayer stations were set up and middle school students spent time at each one. They prayed for our leaders and servicemen, the unsaved, our school, families, friends, missionaries, church and world. Artwork was created for each station and is now hanging in the middle school building to remind us to continue to lift up our needs in prayer. I am so proud of FBCS students and NJAHS! Great job today!
SEE YOU AT THE POLE is Wednesday, September 24th. National Junior Art Honor Societystudents are hosting a prayer walk for that morning. The prayer walk will take place during middle school student’s Bible class, 8:00-9:00. Fifth thru eighth grade classes will be participating.
We welcome your participation!
SEE YOU AT THE POLE event will run from 7:30-7:50. Parents can then check in as a visitor with Mrs. Smith at 8:00 to participate in the prayer walk.
The four prayer stations:
Located in the breeze way between the buildings
Prayers for our country, Leaders, and servicemen and women
Located on the walkway by the school office
Prayers for the unsaved
Located at playground tables
Prayers for family, friends, missionaries, church, and world
By the elementary school front door
Prayers for FBCS, staff, and students
Every year the kindergarten class creates beautiful fish pictures. Before we start our project we talk about Matthew 4:19, “And He (Jesus) said to them, ‘Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.’”
I asked them, “What do you think that means? Do you think Jesus was telling them, if you follow me you will be able to go out to the beach, cast your lines in the sea, and reel in a man on a hook?”
One of the kindergarten students replied right away, “Well that’s just silly. They would need nets to catch men!”
This picture is from Paint a computer download. It was made by Rachel McNulty, one of my students. Thank you Rachel for making my day special!
I am taking steps to re-create the Art Club I started a few years ago. The first year I started the club I had more students than I could fit into my classroom. We literally had to bring in chairs from the library. It was fun but changes definitely needed to be made. The next year I divided Art Club into two groups, fifth and sixth met during first semester and seventh and eighth during second. Again, we had fun. But this year I am ready to restructure again. I am interested in starting a mentorship Art Club.. My thoughts are, seventh and eighth graders will start art club Wednesday, October 1. They will research, design, and create a mosaic. Second semester these students will adopt a fifth or sixth grader and will help their student walk thru the same project. Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated?
If you haven't checked out Artsonia I encourage you to do so. Artsonia is an online Art Museum for students. A picture of each project your student completes in art class is uploaded to their museum page. Parents, grandparents, family, and friends can log on from anywhere and see the incredible artwork that your child is creating. You can also upload artwork they have created at home, leave comments (which children love), and purchase unique gifts displaying your child's artwork.
If you are new to the school you should have received an email with information on signing in. If not please let me know and I will get the information to you for your child.
Don't get me wrong, it is great to have today off for Labor Day. It is a blessing to have time to spend with family. And to be honest, life has been hectic over the past few weeks. I need today to get back on track. With that said, I am missing my Monday art students. I am ready to start the weaving! Students worked hard to get the "warp" strips in place. (Warp being the vertical threads which form the base.) I am ready to see the "weft" strips (the horizontal threads which are woven across the warp) put into place!