How an LCS Teacher Equips Students
By Betsy Jackson, 1st Grade Teacher Our classrooms are communities. They are special places where we work and play together for several hours each day, five days a week. To have strong working communities we need rules to guide our behavior. So what better source to draw from than God’s word? God wants believers to dwell in community having the same mind that is in Jesus Christ (Philippians 2:1 -11). This year, I created biblically based class rules. We do these things to honor God.
At Lansing Christian School our students are learning that wherever they go their behavior reflects Jesus Christ. I pray that as my first graders recite our class rules each morning God’s word will grow deeper into their hearts. Every time they raise their hand to speak or listen attentively to others I hope they remember Luke 6:31 “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” as the reason for doing it. As we work together this year and when they leave to engage in other communities, God’s word will guide their behavior in ways that a single teacher never could. It’s one of the best ways I can equip them to engage and transform our world for Christ. Classroom Rules
Follow directions quickly. – Hebrews 13:17
Raise your hand to speak. – James 1:19
Keep hands and feet to yourself. – Luke 6:31
“Give 5” for listening. – Luke 6:31
Solve Problems together. – Matthew 18:15-17
Make God smile! – Colossians 3:23
Elementary Student Ambassadors
By Sheila Dykstra, Elementary Principal This spring, LCS began an Elementary Student Ambassador program. Two students from each classroom were selected to participate. Their primary role is to welcome visiting guests to their classrooms. These twelve students received instruction on how to warmly welcome a guest and shake their hand. From kindergarten to 5th grade, each of our student ambassadors did a phenomenal job welcoming guests to our school. Visitors to LCS frequently shared how impressed they were with our students!