a day in the life
Lansing Christian School Photo Essay
A Nurtured Faith
Elementary at Lansing Christian is about encouraging, developing and building up children so that they can change the world for Jesus Christ. Ava allows us to see this in action in Mrs. Belanger’s 2nd grade class.
“I’m excited to get up in the morning because I look forward to many things at school.”
She works with friends on the iPad using Google Earth. They toured the White House with the technology and then worked with others to find addresses that were rural, suburban and urban.
Clockwise from left: Mrs. Belanger captivates the students with her reading, one of Ava’s favorite parts of the day. “Read-Aloud is where the teacher reads and you can listen or draw quietly. I love it!”
Ava prays while holding her Bible. Students are given Bibles in Kindergarten and they keep them throughout all of elementary school. Devotions are typically done mid-morning, just one of the many breaks in the day to pause and recognize God’s constant work in their lives.
Ava’s favorite school memory so far is meeting her friend, Ellie.
Besides the core subjects, Ava will participate in Music, Computers and Spanish throughout the week. Ava says she has grown in her faith by Chapel every week along with PAWS (Praise and Worship the Savior).
In Spanish class, Senora Velazquez asks students to name different parts of Ava’s clothing in Spanish.
Ava focuses on “Type to Learn” in Computer. Knowing technology will be a huge part of the world they enter into, Lansing Christian offers a safe and controlled environment to develop these skills.
Nurtured by Family
Lansing Christian desires to assist Ava’s parents in building a strong Christian foundation for her.
Students pick up their work from their mailbox and prepare to head home. Ava knows that whatever she learns in Mrs. Belanger’s class will go home with her. “We learn about serving others, like when our school donated things to a school in Sierra Leone. At home, we sponsor a child and learn to help others.”