Grandparent and Family Day

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Earlier this month our school welcomed 73 family members into our classrooms for Grandparent and Family Day! It was a joy-filled morning as students excitedly shared what they were learning with their family, from young siblings to grandparents! After a time of worship in chapel, families had the opportunity to observe two classroom subjects, as well as music. Our music instructor, Diane Skrobis, took time to describe the skill behind each game, vocal warm up and rhythm exercise. The children then performed several pieces!

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We are so grateful that our students are well-supported by so many, as it will help to grow them into people of influence who are following the calling of the Lord and continuing to learn about His creation throughout their lives! Thank you to all who attended. 

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Celebrating our Veterans

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Last Thursday The Augustine Academy hosted our second annual Veterans Day Chapel with local veterans and members of the community. Students were given the opportunity to engage in relationships with those who have served, varied in rank and command, with many different stories to share.

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During chapel the Hartland American Legion and Marshall Johnson VFW posted colors, students sang patriotic songs, and two of our students introduced family members who shared stories of their service in the US Air Force and the US Army Reserves. To conclude the service, our Kindergarten through 2nd grade class recited the poem, “In Flanders Fields” (see below) and delivered handsewn poppies to all veterans in attendance as a token of thanks.

Our morning concluded with a reception in which our third through eighth graders sat at table with Veteran guests to ask questions and learn more at a personal level. The students’ favorite stories seemed to center on one veteran’s experiences with monkeys in Vietnam!

We’re grateful to all those who attended and invite you to join us next year!  

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In Flanders Fields                                                         

by John McCrae

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Sheep Shearing

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by Erika Marcott

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On a crisp fall morning last Friday, TAA students met Gus the Sheep at the home of K-2 teacher Mrs. Szczech, to learn about wool sourcing. (The Jones family generously lent us their sheep.) Our youngest students will be making felted wool puppets in their handwork class this year, so we wanted to introduce them to the source by meeting the cute wool owner face to face! 

Washington 4H member Briana Jones answered many questions about the lifecycle of a sheep's coat and demonstrated the correct way to use the trimmer. Gus the Sheep was very patient as the kids took turns giving him a haircut, and even brought along a few of his sheep friends since he doesn't like traveling alone. Farmer Jones said they were his moral support!

Puppet show details TBA! 

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