Here’s more about this week’s featured classroom:
Name: Mrs. Linda DeBoer
School: Grand Haven Christian
What makes your classroom special? My children are very kind to each other. When a classmate gets hurt or looks sad, several students will ask if they are all right or if something is wrong. They try to help each other anyway they can.
In addition to the curriculum what are some things you teach your students? In addition to the curriculum we are able to apply Biblical truths to our every day classroom lives. We learn that we are all created by God with special talents and abilities. We also learn to encourage each other as we learn reading, writing and math concepts. We try to learn and apply the fact that we all have our own time clocks. Just as we all learned to walk and talk in our own time we will gain knowledge in our own time. Each child encourages their classmates as they learn and master their academic skills.
What special project is your classroom working on right now? My class is working on large posters that tell about themselves. Included on the posters are such things as their families, places they have been, favorite subjects, favorite food, favorite book, favorite movie and a favorite song.
When we complete them they will be displayed during the week when they are the Student of the Week. During this week we will learn about each child's family and pets, the child's favorite game, and favorite book. Next, the child will share his/her talent/hobby. At the end of the week the child's parent will come and read to the class and bring a small treat. This is an activity that helps us celebrate the uniqueness of each child and the fact that each child has been given many gifts and talents by God.
How is your classroom involved in the community? Our class has just finished collecting breakfast items for the Hand 2 Hand Ministries. We are open to helping at International Aid or Love in Action as my classes have done in the past.
How do you hope what your students are learning now will affect their future? My prayer is that my students will always remember that they are a child of God no matter how old they are. Also, that God is always with them and is watching over them.