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Cookie Walk and Bake Sale

Cookie Walk and Bake Sale

We are excited to announce the 2019 Holy Cross Cookie Walk & Bake Sale, Saturday, December 7th, 8:00-11:00am.  This will be our 5th year and we know it’s going to be a wonderful event.  Amazing cookies, baked goods, lefse, jams, candy and breads are the main attraction, but there is more….

·         Scholastic Book Fair – A wide variety of books will be available for kids of all ages.  Proceeds will support the Holy Cross School library.

·         Thailand Market – Featuring handmade gifts and items with proceeds supporting the crafter’s families and villages.

·         Kids Secret Christmas Market – Kids 8 and under can shop the Market for a free Christmas gift for their parent(s) or guardian.  Helpers will be available to
                  assist your child in picking out and wrapping their gift. 

·         Holiday Bistro – Finish up your shopping and join us for complimentary coffee and sweet treats. 

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Catechism: Our students study the chief parts of Christian doctrine using Martin Luther’s Small Catechism, the Bible and a weekly workbook that correlates with the chapters of the catechism.

Handwriting: Our students continue practicing cursive lettering with use of Zaner-Bloser worksheets and progress to using regular lined notebook paper.

Memory Work: Each week, our students learn Bible passages and parts of the catechism.

Literature: Our students focus on integrating the arts to make a connection with the reading content. We use a novel lesson books-based curriculum.

American History: Our students learn how our country began and grew. We use the text, U.S. History, Creating America: Beginning to Reconstruction and Reconstruction to present, published by McDougal Littell, 2002.

Spanish: Our students learn Spanish through Duolingo on their Chromebooks. They reinforce online lessons through flashcards and opportunities to speak Spanish throughout the day, including a “Spanish” day dedicated to mostly speaking Spanish.

Spelling: Our students retain, internalize, and transfer valuable spelling knowledge for improved results in all areas of literacy in the classroom and beyond. We use Zaner-Bloser’s Spelling Connections 2012

Language Arts/Writing: Our students participate in forensics, and in particular, develop public speaking skills through a four-minute speech presentation. They also learn through The Shurley Method for language arts, which includes a heavy dose of grammar and writing.

Science: Our students learn science concepts and principles in a hands-on approach. We use the STEM Fuse curriculum.

Math: Our students deepen their understanding of mathematical concepts through smaller, easily assimilated increments are spread across the year. They review and build connections to other “strands” every step of the way. We use the Saxon Math curriculum.

Art: Our students learn studio art techniques, including portrait design, charcoal pencil drawing, sumi-e painting, fundamental watercolor painting, puppet-making, and block printing.

Music: Our students continue participating in handbell and vocal choirs and perform in church, chapel and the Lakeside Lutheran High School Fine Arts Fair, among other opportunities. Students also learn to read music.

Physical Education: Our students learn skills in several sports, including volleyball, cross-country, basketball, archery, track and field, dancing, and softball, in conjunction with cooperative games that emphasize teamwork, problem-solving, and the importance of fair play.