Mrs. Pederson’s Class: Week 11

Once a cheerleader, always a cheerleader!

We had so much fun this week with our new history sentence. Well, at least I did!  It reminded me of my days, (not so long ago) when my sister and I were cheerleaders for the Nebraska Christian Eagles in Central City, Nebraska! Oh, the hours that we spent working on our “routines” for the half-time show, and prepping for weekly pep rallies… Now my team looks a little different. Instead of the NC football or basketball players, I am privileged to look into the faces of 8 precious CC students every week, and I love it!

Time flies and it won’t be long till our children will be grown.  Will they look back and think their parents were their best cheerleaders or their worst critics?   There was a study done that proved kids in school live up to the labels put over their heads by their teachers. It’s called the Rosenthal effect, named after the researcher who conducted the studies.   I call it the Charlotte’s Web effect. Do you remember how Charlotte would weave words such as “Terrific” or “Radiant” into her web and then Wilbur would try to live up to whatever it said?  Just like Wilbur, our children will live up to whatever label we put over their heads and speak into their ears!  By the way,  our Heavenly Father writes “Beloved” over our heads.

This past week we dissected flowers for Science, and it was a treat.  We only scratched the surface of all their is to see in one small blossom.   I thought it was cool that on a lily, what appeared to be outer petals were actually the sepals.

In Fine Arts, we had the girls accompany the boys, while they sang Twinkle, Twinkle, and then, they all seemed to enjoy singing Row, Row, Row Your Boat in a round.  We may try it next week with our tin whistles, if they get a chance to practice some at home.  It will be our last week of tin whistle.

I will be cheering for you and your team this week:

For this reason I kneel before the Father,  from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name.  I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high, (reminds me of the cubes we learned in math this week:) )and deep is the love of Christ,  and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,  to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”  (Ephesians 3:14-21)

WOW!!  Go Team Go!




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