Last night there was an "open house" of sorts - we were able to go around to all of the classrooms and "meet" teachers. The kids got to see their desks and new supplies.
|Eli was super excited to see his name written in cursive!|
|Caroline & Baxter the Bear - he moved up with the class from first grade|
Emma is a preschooler. Class size: 2. Teacher: Mrs. Herma (same as last year!)
Caroline is a 2nd grader. Class size 6. Teacher: Miss Moriah (same teacher Eli had!)
Eli is a 3rd grader. Class size 2. Teacher: Mrs. Denise (precious new teacher!)
To begin the school year there is a short gathering for the students and parents. Our principal, Nikki, shared a few words and prayed over the school year. One of the things she is feeling drawn to is this line in the Academy's mission statement:
We're excited about that!
The students were then called up to the front to stand with their teacher and then they walked out together to begin their school year. It's really a neat and simple way to ceremoniously start the new year!
Please pray for our children and their teachers (and the rest of the students & teachers in the Academy if you are so inclined). It's going to be a great year of growth & learning. May God have His way in the Academy and in the lives of our children this year.
|First day of school Stroopwaffles|