Penguins, Penguins, Everywhere… Goodness Advanced Through Our Fruitful Event!


The penguins are coming, the penguins are going!  The Saints in the Goodness Fruit Stand learned so much through our research on penguins.  Did you know that there are 17 different species of penguins?  We shared our research with parents, grandparents, and friends during our Fruitful Event, titled “Goodness Advances”.  Completing our penguin research and designing and building our penguin projects helped us gain knowledge, apply knowledge, and learn how to problem- solve.  Take a look at some of our work!

We read the novel, Mr. Popper’s Penguins.  We saw “Goodness Advancing” in so many ways, and we were able to look at themes throughout the book and see what the Bible says about certain issues from the book.  We designed an igloo with summaries from all our chapters.  We compared and contrasted the economics discussed throughout Mr. Popper’s Penguins with the economics of Israel during the time when Jesus was a child and with Colonial Economics from our study of Colonial Williamsburg.  Take a look at some of the pictures from our Fruitful Event preparation.

Here are some pictures from our awesome field trip to Colonial Williamsburg!  We were able to see first- hand how the citizens of Colonial Virginia preserved food, used oils, sent out news, printed newspapers, traveled, and governed.  We compared many of these things to the way things were done during the time when Jesus was a child.


Goodness is “Advancing” Through Awesome Learning Experiences

So much has happened (and is still happening) in the Goodness Fruit Stand!  With all of our recent lessons, events, and experiences, we hardly know where to begin!  We have collaborated on  performances to share God’s Word, communicated our ideas in the planning of events, used our new knowledge of content to make  decisions that involved critical thinking, and designed some fun, aerodynamic paper airplanes to test the “Beginning of March Winds”!

In our Bible studies, we have been focusing on the childhood of Jesus.  We are reading and studying a  book titled, Growing Up Where Jesus Lived.  As we memorize and discuss the meanings of Bible verses,  such as Luke 2:52-” And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.”, as well as Philippians 2:8- “And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death on the cross.”, we learned that Jesus was entirely good.  He was fully God and fully man.  We learned that, just like us, Jesus developed physically, intellectually, spiritually, and socially.

Our intermediate teachers collaborated to create a “Video Game Day” for us.  They dressed up like video characters from the movie, “Wreck-It Ralph”.  We rotated to different rooms to design, create, and build cars out of scrap materials, design, create, and build ramps to race the cars we built, try to defeat Wreck-It Ralph in the homophone smart board game, try to  keep the ” Life- Size Jenga Tower” from falling, and watch amazing explosions with Ralph outside. During P.E. time, be used teamwork to build towers as the “Wreck-it Crews” tried to break them down.  This was an awesome job for our teams.  We really enjoyed this surprise day!