Through daily devotions, we’ve been encouraging our students to focus on others first. To put this into action, our students were involved in service projects:
- Ministering to homeless people by providing food and fellowship.
- Using the arts (drama, music, art, and dance) to present the Gospel at 5 different locations.
- Cleaning up local beaches and a local zoo.
- Supporting the outreach of a church in Saipan.
- Visiting several nursing homes, where they met the residents and played games with them.
- Doing odd jobs for 2 churches.
Please continue to pray for God’s work in Okinawa, Japan:
- Praise God for providing opportunities for students to use their learning to serve others.
- Praise God for providing an elementary teacher for next year.
- Ask God to provide 3 bus drivers and 5 bus monitors.
- Ask God for the health, energy, and wisdom staff need as they serve at OCSI.
Thanks for being involved in God’s work in Okinawa, Japan!
- Create and refine artworks in both conventional and innovative ways.
- Combine ideas.
- Create solutions to social problems.
- Produce writing.
- Present speeches.
- Produce plans, strategies, plays, and routines.
- Develop solutions to problems of design, production, and workplace interactions and ethics.
We also involve our students in service activities. Check out this video from last year’s Service Week:
- “Communicate” includes how we receive (listening, reading) and send (speaking, writing) communication.
- “Truthfully” includes integrity, accuracy, and alignment with what God has revealed about Himself, His creation, and how He intended for us to relate to Him and to His creation.
- “Effectively” includes clarity, beauty, and persuasiveness, accomplishing the goal.
- Woodworkers are not allowed to advance on their projects without using woodshop vocabulary to describe what they are doing and why.
- 6th grade Bible students created and performed a skit based on one of 12 resurrection appearances of Jesus.
- 7th grade scientists are practicing using data as a method of truthful communication as they learn how tables of numerical data convey information.
- 7th grade geographers discussed in small groups the question “How does geography influence the way of life for people?” Students were able to communicate their ideas in a safe environment.
- 7th grade mathematicians wrote journals using academic vocabulary (discounts, retain, wholesale, etc.) answering the prompt “Do stores lose money when they have a sale? Explain with details and examples.”
- 8th grade Bible students read scripture and look for (1) the speaker, (2) the audience, (3) the main characters, (4) the big idea, (5) the enduring truth.
- 8th grade readers debated human nature with information from The Pearl and the Bible, focusing on listening to understand and on responding rather than reacting.
- Middle school readers participated in our Drop Everything and Read Program on Thursdays.
- 9th grade writers composed news articles incorporating multiple perspectives and avoiding bias.
- 10th grade Bible students submitted anonymous questions, then dialogued these openly within the classroom. This was done in a respectful, helpful way.
- 11th grade historians worked in teams to research and create a documentary.
- High school mathematicians worked on projects in partners and then presented those projects to the class. They prepared their presentation according to a rubric of communication expectations.
- High school PE students have learned to communicate effectively on the field during games of ultimate frisbee. They’ve experienced that communication helps them score, referee themselves, and encourage each other.
- High school artists give verbal critiques of one another’s artwork on a regular basis. They discuss in advance how to construct thoughtful, helpful, meaningful critique comments, and the students are required to make a minimum number of verbal comments and encouraged to make additional comments.
- High school computer scientists worked in peer programing teams.
- High school readers participated in our Drop Everything and Read Program on Thursdays.
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