By Ms. Rebecca Stuart and Ms. Amanda Patton
Second graders have had an interesting opportunity to learn about our own country. At the end of January, we received a letter from a second grade class at Loudonville Christian School in Loudonville, New York. The letter included a post card and some facts about the state of New York, as well as an invitation for us to participate in a Great Mail Race! After responding to the Loudonville class, we made a list of Christian schools in each of the other 49 states and have begun to write them letters. In these letters we tell facts about Massachusetts and North Shore Christian School and ask the other class to please write back with answers to our questions and facts about their state. We are excited to connect with students all across the country and about what we can learn from these responses!
We also have been learning about the world in our study of maps and globes. Integral to our study of world geography is learning that American students come from all countries and all continents in the world, and this holds true for the students in our school. At the same time, we’ve been able to make connections between our learning in geography and our Bible lessons. In Jesus’s early ministry, he called his disciples to follow him and become Fishers’ of men. After teaching his disciples how to live for God, Jesus commanded them, “’Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.’” Matthew 28:19. We are realizing that God also sends US out into the world as his disciples. God used his disciples to spread the message of his kingdom, and God can use us to bring his message to people both near and far away.
Stay tuned to what we learn about other areas of our country!