CR West Week 3

To Know God and To Make Him Known

Science is Fun

Week three was a great success!! I think the kids really enjoyed going outside for science! Thanks to a very brave Mrs. VanHorn, her class as well as Mrs. Clinefelter's class got to study a snake up close! Last week we had goldfish and this week snakes! You never can tell what surprises await you on community day. :-) Remember our goals for science are to learn the scientific method and practice asking good questions. You can do this at home with your children as well. Like our other core components we always relate science back to God and His word too!

For Science Week Five we are need of large Mason jars. We will use them and return them. If you have any for us to borrow please bring them on Monday and give them to Jenna Clinefelter.

A Few Good Men...

THANK YOU so much to those of you whose husbands have volunteered for our male presence. We are still in need of a "few good men" to help out during our next six week segment. :-) Please click the link if a man you know can help us out!

Reading Revival

In her book The Core Leigh Bortins explains that children need to spend time with books in three ways...

1. Mom or Dad read aloud from books ABOVE the child's reading level to increase speaking vocabulary

2. Children read easy books BELOW their reading level in order to master common words

3. Children Read books at a COMFORTABLE level to gently increase their reading ability

Take time to read with and to your children. The benefits are great!

Upcoming Events

Playdate at Elk Ridge Park

Friday, Oct. 9th, 12:30-2:30pm

7005 Mira Vista Lane

Castle Pines, CO

Please RSVP to this event by clicking the "Event" tab on our CR West Facebook page.

Save the Date

Save the date, Friday, October 15th, for a field trip to the Pumpkin Patch! Kim Schwarzentraub is organizing this event, so stay tuned for more details.

Duties for October 5th

Family Presentation = Clinefelter Family

Playground Duty = Jenna and Devon

Male Presence Primary = Craig VanHorn

Male Presence Substitute = Brian Constant

Suggested Presentation Topic = Tell us about a piece of geography from weeks 1-12. Focus is use of maps/handouts.

Also you may wish to begin memorizing a topic for Week Six which is to recite a short passage from memory or with limited notes. Suggestions are Bible verses, famous speeches, historical documents, etc.

Timeline Motions

Please check your email for links to the timeline videos on You Tube as well as a PDF file of the hand motions explained.