Friday, February 2, 2018

Opportunities for students after school.

We have been blessed to be offering 4 after school sessions for students to take part in beginning February 12th.  Students will be coming home with flyers that detail each session.  They are:  Agriculture (AG)  in the Classroom, Tech Team, Coding Club and S.T.E.M.  Each group is on a different day of the week, beginning at 3:30.  Each  group is catered to specific grade levels.

The group I am particularly interested in is AG in the classroom.    It will be on Mondays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. This group is open to 1st- 8th grade .I will be teaching this group with Dr. Frederick.  In this group, students will have the opportunity to learn about 4-H, growing a garden (we are planning on starting a garden outside), and learning about how agriculture impacts our lives!

If you have a special interest in the AG group, please let Dr. Frederick or I know!

I look forward to seeing your child in a session after school!

Mr. Paveglio

Monday, December 18, 2017

Jingle Bells with Mrs. Weiss!

Today our 5th graders got to give a special present to the rest of the school.  Near the end of the school day, our students joyfully played their instruments to the tune of "Jingle Bells"  while marching in two straight lines.  The 5th graders were led by Mrs. Weiss, our music teacher. Awesome Christmas spirit!

Friday, December 15, 2017

Cha Cha Slide Math

This week we utilized the popular dance song "Cha Cha Slide," to remember how to work with powers of 10  when multiplying and dividing decimal numbers.  It served as a great brain break as well!!!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

In case you missed it...

This past weekend, most of the 5th grade participated in the  33rd annual Boar's Head Festival at Bethlehem church.  It was very heartwarming to see all the family and community members enjoy the production.  We had a few students who were performing in the Boar's Head for the first time!  The fellowship shared during this time strengthened their bonds within the classroom environment as well.  

In the above picture we had a few moments to spare while waiting to participate in the final scene.  The selfie ( or crowdy?) was a unique and enjoyable moment that was organized in under 30 seconds.  So goes many of our best memories in life!  

Let us continue to celebrate our Lord and Savior during the CHRISTmas season and beyond!

Romans 8:28

28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good,[a]for those who are called according to his purpose.

Friday, November 10, 2017

So thankful!

This week our 5th graders had an opportunity to say what they are thankful for.  Some decorated turkeys, others horns of plenty.  In addition to these blessings, I wanted to the class to also be thankful for the men and women who have served in the armed services.  We had an opportunity to write a letter to an organization that will distribute them to a Veteran.  

We must "Give thanks in all circumstances..."1 Thessalonians 5:18, for everyone and thing around us that God has given.  I certainly give thanks for having such an awesome and unique bunch of 5th graders this year, and look forward to my students' academic, spiritual, social and emotional growth during the remainder of the school year!!!
May be peace of the Lord be with you always.  

Friday, November 3, 2017

Flat Martin Luther Adventures!

Although Martin Luther was a great reformer, bringing us closer to God's word, he was merely a man.  We can be inspired to become great as God intends us to be by continuing to learn about our spiritual, cultural, and societal families, in order to make a better place

My 5th grade students were directed to take our Martin Luther on trips outside the classroom.  Associating Martin Luther walking the same path as ourselves, enables us to conceive positive reform
in our own Christian environments.   Here are a few pictures my students submitted.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Jubilee Chapel award recipients.

Greetings students and families!

Today we had the opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of some of our students here at Bethlehem.  Each class selected deserving students for the:  Friendship award, Most Improved, and Academic Excellence award.  The Friendship and Most Improved awards got certificates, while the excellence in Academics got a gift card from Kokomo's.   It is our goal as a school to hold a Jubilee Chapel at least once a month, in order to recognize those students that are making a difference within the classroom academically and socially.  The 3 recipients for the month of October are:

Olivia Short/ Best Friend
Olivia has been observed demonstrating positive relationships with others within the classroom.  She very rarely speaks ill will about others in her class, and treats others how she would like to be treated.  I can count on Olivia to set a positive example in the classroom an any given day.  This is an asset to have in a friend, especially when God provides his fair share of challenges.  I look forward to having Olivia's support in our 5th grade classroom!

Jacob Parker/ Most Improved
Jacob has an abundant amount of energy.  Initially, he tested the waters in the classroom through electrically charged conversations concerning his environment.  Through routine and an established positive learning environment, Jacob and I have less bouncing off the wall sessions, and more discussions about what attributes are needed to have a successful day.  I look forward to observing Jacob's continual growth according to God's plan!  

Gina Paveglio/ Academic Excellence
Gina was certainly busy this past summer by reading over 70 books.  This reading determination carried over into the school year.  She has benefited from a revamped AR program, thanks to our 6th grade teacher Mrs. Smith, and continues to look forward to doing well on each book test.  Gina currently has earned 240 AR points.  I am pretty sure if one would total the last 4 years of her AR points, she would not have this many.  On the anniversary of the Reformation, where the good Word was given to more of the general population, I am excited to witness Gina's eagerness in the words of God and men/women.  God's blessings, Gina!
God is certainly unstoppable in the lives of these students!  I look forward to seeing how God continues to be  unstoppable for another group of 5th graders the next Jubilee Chapel!
God Bless!
Mr. Paveglio