When asked to define a hero, people may use words including strong, brave, super, big, powerful, saving, and invincible. When I asked the 7th graders the same thing, they responded with many of the same descriptions.
As a teacher, I can show my students videos about energy conservation and alternative energy, and we can read books and blogs and view websites about these topics. Those are all good ways to learn! But none of those provide the kind of learning our fourth and sixth graders experienced on a recent trip to Ludington’s Pumped Storage Plant and the Lake Winds Energy Park.
"This is the best STEM center ever!" a fifth-grade student was heard saying in the halls last Friday. As a teacher, I love it when my students enthusiastically embrace learning -- and they did just that last week.
How do we convey the vastness of God and his creation through our teaching? How do we encourage curiosity and wonder of creation? How do we integrate best practices in both science education and Christian education into our teaching and learning here at WSCS?
If you have children, grandchildren or are on Facebook then I am positive you have seen this new phenomenon of flipping water bottles. It is everywhere! Rumor has it more than one teacher has been exasperated enough with bottle flipping to issue this edict:
To provide a quality Christ-centered education that teaches children of the West Side Christian community about every aspect of God's creation from a Reformed Christian perspective in a distinctly Christian environment, preparing them spiritually and academically to live as Christ's servants.