Thumb pianos

Many thanks to Dan and Kathy Swenson for providing super cool thumb piano kits (that they made) for the K-2 class.

Everyone had a great time putting them together with hammer, nails, and glue…

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Dan assists Ryan and Holden.

Kathy steadies as Maia hammers.

Kathy steadies as Maia hammers.

Arthur assembles.

Arthur assembles.

Holden hammers.

Holden hammers.

Griffin plays

Griffin plays

Music abounds.

Music abounds.

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Globe/Snow

Day and night

in action.

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Guest at Your Table

Here’s another story of hope: Irish Grace M. Ramirez
We receive the Guest at Your Table offering on Sunday, January 17.

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Candles

Classes joined together and made candles!
Here are some proud candle makers (click to enlarge)…
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And here are some creations…
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Also, we continue to discuss the UUSC Guest at Your Table fundraising program. Here’s another story of hope: Lilian Castillo
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Guest at Your Table

Classes joined together and discussed the UUSC Guest at Your Table fundraising program. We also made numerous collection cans so everyone can contribute.
You can read one of the Guest at Your Table stories of hope here: Catherine Chvany and Alexander Strasser.

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Thankful

Our Pre-K and K-2 classes made some adorable turkeys for table decorations. Be sure to add something you’re thankful for to an empty feather.

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We can move!

Here are some of our Pre-K students enjoying pudding that they made themselves simply by moving and shaking their own bodies.
Yum!

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Ecuador!

On Sunday Jessica Long took everyone on a trip to Ecuador (where she counted hummingbirds while in college). We learned there are many many species of hummingbirds. When she was there, her job was to catch birds in a huge net and tag and then release them. Hummingbirds were often too smart to be caught because they would fly backwards, out of the net! She also showed us how to make a special playdough out of bread and glue and everyone got to sculpt their own project. In the end we were all treated to a dessert potluck in honor of Jonalu’s first service. Yum. Many thanks to Jessica and to everyone who brought treats.
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Lily, Jessica, and Iris help create the dough.

Lily, Jessica, and Iris help create the dough.

Shaping the dough.

Shaping the dough.

More shaping

More shaping

Snowman with hat

Snowman with hat

Bouncy balls

Bouncy balls

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Let’s Go Fly a Kite

On Sunday Dan Swenson brought kite kits and everyone got to assemble their own kite, decorate it however they wanted, and then fly it in the yard! What a wonderful day. Thanks to Dan (and Kathy) Swenson for funding this awesome idea and showing us how to assemble the kites. Thanks to Jennifer Bryan for assistance during assembly and flying. And thanks to Tom Manney for these spectacular pictures.
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Oh the joy

 Oh the joy of a child and a kite.

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Assembling

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Decorating

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Flying

 

 

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Germany

On Sunday Elke Lorenz took us on a fun trip to Germany.  A colorful map encouraged lots of questions about religion, school, food, fun, castles, population, languages, manufacturing, cars, soccer, and more.  We shared many similarities, but there were also many differences.

Talking about the map

Talking about the map

Examining the map

Examining the map

 

 

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