March 24, 2020 | Amazing GRACE

March 24, 2020 | Amazing GRACE

CHAPEL: LIVE STREAMING 

Almost one week into GRACEVLE! We’re so encouraged to see the level of teaching and learning our students and teachers have already displayed.

Start this week, Mr. Whelpley will be holding chapel live on our Social Media channels. Upper Campus chapel will be on Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. on Instagram Live and Lower Campus chapel will be held on Fridays at 9 a.m. on Facebook Live. We hope your students will enjoy these times of worship and encouragement as much as they do at school!

THIRD-QUARTER HONOR ROLL

Congratulations to our 6th – 12th graders who qualified for the Honor Roll this quarter! Click here to see the list.

YEARBOOK

Fortunately, the yearbook was complete before our shift to GRACEVLE. That means this year’s yearbook will be the high-quality book you expect it to be. We do not yet know what distribution will look like yet, but we will have them. You can still place your order by going to jostensyearbooks.com and searching for GRACE Christian Raleigh. Can’t remember if you ordered a yearbook? Email bhawks@gracechristian.net and she can check for you!

FAMILY RESOURCES

As promised, below are some additional resources that we hope may be helpful as you’re looking for fun activities for your child to explore during downtime.

Art Resources
MetKids: The Metropolitan Museum of Art has a dedicated kids section on its website, complete with videos, an interactive map, and a “time machine” that brings the viewer to different art pieces in the museum. // The Art Assignment: Weekly PBS videos, hosted by curator Sarah Urist Green, that explore art and history. // Google Arts & Culture: Explore different works of art, famous places, and more in Google’s interactive space online.

Zoo + Outdoor Webcams and Tours
Jenkinson’s Aquarium Penguin Cam: Check out how the penguins are doing at Jenkinson’s Aquarium in Point Pleasant by viewing the live stream on their website. // Duke Farms Eagle Cam: Take a look at the bald eagles at Duke Farms in Hillsborough. // Cape May Zoo: Zoo employees will conduct a virtual tour every weekday, starting at 11:30. Each tour features a short clip of a different animal and an education lesson about it. // San Diego Zoo: Check out one of the zoo’s various live webcams, from koalas to tigers. // Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute: The National Zoo has live webcams of its naked mole rats, giant pandas, and more.

Educational Resources

Scholastic: The company put many of its educational lessons and resources online for free, including online books and activities. //Crash Course and Crash Course Kids: Educational video lessons on everything from space and science to mythology and literature. // Club SciKidz: Activities and videos for kids on topics in science and math, including daily science experiments. // Carmen Sandiego: Download the free printables to solve word puzzles and unscramble secret messages by answering questions about geography. // Ranger Rick: The website is free to all visitors through the end of June.  // Mystery Science: The website’s most popular science lessons are available for free. // Beanstalk: The company is offering its interactive kids classes for free.

More Options

NASA: NASA has hundreds of photos and videos of planets, space, and more, available to view for free. // The Deep Sea: Scroll to the very bottom of the ocean with the help of this interactive visual about the deep sea. // ScratchJr: Kids can create their own interactive stories and games. // America’s Test Kitchen: Recipes and activities are available for kids for free.

Get Moving

Les Mills: Born to Move workouts – designed for kids! // GoNoodle: Free movement and mindfulness videos created for kids.

REMINDERS

Make sure you are following GRACE on Facebook and Instagram. We have so many exciting things in store to keep our community “together” online. Also, Lower Campus families, search “GRACE Christian School Lower Campus Families” on Facebook to join that page, as well.

TECH TIP TUESDAY

With all that’s happening in the world, technology has been a huge blessing by allowing us to learn from and connect with one another. But, like always, technology has its challenges and limitations… and screen time and stress can be intertwined. Take a look at this article, “How Parents Can Help Youth with Stress.” It includes some helpful ways parents can help their children develop skills to combat stress, as well as some talking points you can use around the dinner table!

HELPFUL LINKS

Technology FAQS

Virtual Learning Agreement (Grades TK – 4)

Virtual Learning Agreement (Grades 5-12)

SCHOOL SNAPSHOT

Our lower campus students have been sending in photos of their amazing art projects they are working on from home! 

Show us something your student is working on for a chance to be featured in an upcoming edition of Amazing GRACE! Email cbarnhill@gracechristian.net.