S: 2010-2011 OCCS
FC: 2010 - 2011 | 4th Grade Orange City Christian School Mrs. De Groot
1: "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward."It is the Lord Christ you are serving. Colossians 3:23-24 | "Let us realize that the privilege to learn is a gift, that power to learn is a blessing, that love of learning is success. - David O. McKay | Looking back over the year . . .
2: Isaac Bartels | Josh Beltman | Nicholas Grossmann | Carly Haarsoma | August Hubbard | Bryce Huitink | Danielle Kroeze | Kolin Kroeze | Zach Oolman | Corrina Timmermans | Mikayla Turek | Aarika Van Gelder | Levi Van Den Brink | Mitchell Vander Stoep | Sam Walhof | Brooke Zevenbergen | Trevor Zwart
3: When the students arrived the evening of the Open House, they discovered that there were no desks in the room. Our first half-day experience was sitting on a circle of chairs. By the next morning, all of the desks were in place and everyone was ready to get to work!
4: We enjoy working with partners. Indoor recess with games and Reeses.
5: We learned about Puppetry from Mrs. Lisa Laird. She showed us many styles of puppets | We performed with our puppets for our Preschool Friends.
6: Harvest Festival Sioux Center | Animals to pet, apple cider to sip, grain to grind, gardens, and jail!
7: Unity Christian Drama / Chapel
10: Mill Creek State Park Pond Community | Mrs. Elyea Teacher for the Day
13: Food Plants | We planted fast growing mustard seeds and watched them grow. We learned how God created plants for the purpose ofr feeding His created pople nad creatures.
14: Pioneer Day Stewing Pumpkin and Churning Butter | Following our reading of Little House in the Big Woods, we were able to experience a little bit of what it would have been like to live dsuring the 1800s and enjoy life the way Laura and her family did.
15: And we churned, and we churned, and we churned,til we finally had butter!
18: We helped our Preschool Friends make Indian Vests.
19: When we finished we read books to them.
20: Sam represented our class in the OCCS Geography Bee.
21: Mrs. Laverman and Trey | Which is the proper way to stack your books in your desk? | **************************************************
22: Preschool Friends! We loved helping them with crafts and reading to them.
23: For Christmas we made Candy Houses.
24: We sang Christmas Carols at Iowa State Bank and the Pioneer Home. Christmas Party in our classroom.
25: We led a worship service at the Pioneer Home. The 4th grade Orchestra played and the class sang songs.
27: Learning! | Actress Lisa Evans as Annie Oakley
29: Playing Jingle Bells Valentine's Party Measuring our Snack | Preschool Friends
30: Game Day and Reading with Preschool Friends
32: Camp Wallaballa | K-4 Musical
33: Bus Breakdown Blues
34: Standing on the Promises of God
36: Grandparents Day
37: Unity students acted out stories for us and our Preschool Friends.
38: We presented our State Research Reports to our class and families.
44: 2011 Tulip Festival Queen and Court | And finally. . . Brooke and Louisiana
45: We looked at a cow's heart, lungs, trachea, and esophagus, to better understand our bodies. | Trooper Vince Kurtz told us of the dangers of drugs and alcohol.
46: K-4 PE Day
48: End of the Year Field Trip to Lemars and Sioux City
49: Sharon's Embroidery where our t-shirts for the K-4 Musical are screen printed.
51: We had fun with the "green screen." | Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs
52: 4DG is AWESOME
55: Chesterman Bottling CocaCola