Elementary Grades

Created, Kindergarten, & Snowmen

Created, Kindergarten, & Snowmen

By on Feb 13, 2014 in Arts, Elementary Grades |

From the desk of Mrs. Harbeck, one of Parkview’s Kindergarten Teachers. With all of the snow we have, students were inspired to work on their snowman glyphs. Our kindergarten class “built” snowmen based on their answers to questions. For example, if the students like snow, they used three circles for the body. If they like to make snowballs, the carrot nosed points to the right. This was a challenging project because there were a lot of steps and students needed to listen and follow directions. After the snowmen were complete, students wrote and described how their snowman looked. While we were working on this project, we had a class discussion on how we had to put thought into how to make our snowmen. Then, we talked about how each of us is special and uniquely made. Psalm 139:13-16 says, For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. Future posts by email? Please enter your address and hit subscribe. Parkview is the premier Christian School, Pre-K through 12th Grade, serving Kendall County and beyond. Are you interested in learning more? Then, please complete this simple form by clicking HERE and we’ll be in touch within one business...

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Meet Mrs. Christensen

Meet Mrs. Christensen

By on Dec 19, 2013 in Elementary Grades | 1 comment

How long have you lived in the area? I have lived in Yorkville since I was a baby. The last four years I left for Chicago to go to Moody Bible Institute, and now I live in Sandwich. Why did you become a teacher? I first recall wanting to become a teacher when I was in first grade. It’s all I’ve ever really wanted to be. I can remember sitting in my miniature chair dreaming about how I would run my classroom if I was a teacher. What do you love about teaching at Parkview? I love the fact that I can bring God and His Word into everything that I do and teach. Whenever I feel overwhelmed, or whenever I can sense the kids are overwhelmed, we stop and pray. What a gift it is that we can do this! As a new teacher, I am so thankful for all of the love and support I have been given by my fellow teachers and staff members. They have made me feel like I can be who I am without having to cover up my weaknesses. What’s your favorite subject and why? I am really enjoying teaching math. Learning the complexity and perfection of our number system reminds me of how Great and Detailed our God is. I also love those beautiful, though sometimes rare, “a-ha” moments–the tiny reminders that I am producing fruit for the Lord. What’s an impactful moment a teacher had on your life? While it’s not really a moment, the greatest memory that I have that has impacted me today is the atmosphere that my third grade teacher created for the class. Her classroom always felt like a safe place, and as students, we truly believed we were a family in her class. My desire is to create such a place for my own students. What’s an interesting fact or two about you? Perhaps a favorite book, hobby, or show? I love to play and watch sports, and I am a White Sox fan. Where do you attend church? I attend Village Bible Church in Sugar Grove. Future posts by email? Please enter your address and hit subscribe. Parkview is the premier Christian School, Pre-K...

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A Glimpse Inside Kindergarten

A Glimpse Inside Kindergarten

By on Nov 8, 2013 in Academics, Elementary Grades | 1 comment

Here’s a glimpse inside the Kindergarten Class of Mrs. Harbeck. Sure sounds like fun, thanks Mrs. Harbeck for sharing with us all! Did you know Parkview offers multiple classes of all day Kindergarten in Yorkville? For more information, please note the link at the end of this post. Pumpkins, pumpkins…EVERYWHERE! This past week, Mrs. Harbeck’s Kindergarten Class has looked like a pumpkin patch. We completed many fun pumpkin activities and read the book, Pumpkin Pumpkin by Jeanne Titherington. It’s a story about a boy named Jamie who plants pumpkin seeds in the spring. Along with Jamie, we learned the stages of the pumpkin cycle as we watched his pumpkin seeds grow. After numerous discussions revolving around the life cycle of pumpkins, I began to wonder if we, as Christians, have our own “spiritual life cycle”?! Thankfully when we have a heart that yearns to be close to God, we go through many stages of growth and maturity. Praise the LORD! 2 Peter 3:18. But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen. In math this week, Mrs. Harbeck’s Kindergarten Class has been learning about addition! We have been using a lot of hands on activities to help us understand this concept. With all of the counting and adding going on in the classroom, the song Count Your Blessings came to mind. It’s a wonderful song to reflect upon. Numbers aren’t the only things we should be counting! Count Your Blessings When upon life’s billows you are tempest tossed, When you are discouraged thinking all is lost, Count your many blessings, name them one by one, And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done. Are you ever burdened with a load of care? Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear? Count your many blessings, every doubt will fly, And you will be singing as the days go by. So, amid the conflicts, whether great or small, Do not be discouraged, God is over all, Count your many blessings, angels will attend, Help and comfort give you to your journey’s end. Count your blessings, name them one...

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