It takes a special person to love teaching Kindergarten and 1st grade, and Pinnacle has that special person! Renee Reed is on her second year at the school. However, one glance in the classroom and you would think she’s been doing this for years! There are only 3 kids in the classroom right now, but the “Owl’s Nest” has enough life and song in it to fill the entire school! Renee is the kind of teacher I always dreamed my kids would have as a first teacher at school. She is very energetic, animated, positive and patient. She covers a lot of material, is careful to keep each child appropriately challenged, and enhances every subject through hands-on projects and experiences. And best of all, she is spiritually mature and specially gifted with being sensitive to each child’s spirit and what is going on in their world. It’s easy to love Mrs. Reed’s class!
Apples and Other Lessons
This week the class started studying apples. Over the next few weeks, while learning their phonograms (a great way to teach phonics), reciting 1 Corinthians 13:1-6, singing a LOT of songs, writing letters and numbers, and running out of breath counting to 100 every day, they will also study an apple cut in half, counting seeds, graphing seeds, saving seeds, and painting apple prints. I’m excited about this! It makes me want to take my family to an apple orchard, make homemade applesauce, eat apple pie, and drink apple cider as we enjoy the Fall. Having a child in Kindergarten is such a wonderful way to enjoy the moment!
Here’s a couple pictures Mrs. Reed took on her iPhone during apple painting!