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Rejoicing@Home – Specials K5-5th

Rejoicing@Home – Specials K5-5th Grade

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Week - 3/30 - 4/3

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All grade levels preschool- 5th:

“RCS students, I miss you so much and wish I could read to and with you.  My plan was to read Luke 22-24 over the next three weeks. Why don’t we snuggle 

up as families and read through these chapters as a bedtime routine and we’ll talk about them when we have class next?  I’m thinking of you and praying for your families.”  Love, Mrs. Golightly 



K5-2nd grades:





Toilet Paper Bird


-Toilet paper roll (or paper towel roll cut in half)

-colored paper (if you only have white, you can color it or paint it first-like we did with our trees project)

*You can also use scrapbook paper.

-glue, scissors,

-black marker/white out or googly eyes



Step 1: Cut your colored (or painted paper) the length of your toilet paper roll and leave an inch overhang for the top of the roll.

 Step 2: Place the paper flat and squeeze glue in a line around the edge of the paper.

Step 3: Roll the toilet paper roll on the paper until it wraps around the roll.

Step 4: Push in the excess colored paper at the top of the roll on each side. This will create 2 points.

Step 5: Draw the eyes on its face. I used white out and a sharpie. You could use googly eyes or paper.

Step 6: Cut an orange triangle for the beak. I colored a triangle and cut it out to use. Then, glue it on the roll.

Step 7: Cut pieces out of colored paper for the wings. I used some cardstock that we had home. Glue them on the bird. You are finished! Enjoy your bird!


Bonus Art: Enjoy feeding the birds this week. You can use toilet paper rolls rolled in peanut butter and birdseed to make bird feeders. Set outside on your porch and watch them come eat!

Connection to God’s Word:

God’s Word says that we are so precious to Him! He takes such great care of the birds, yet He loves us even more!

“Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?” Matthew 6:26

There is a song that I love that talks about this. It’s by Tauren Wells.   Like You Love Me



Lesson Plans for Third-Fifth Grade Art







Here is a butterfly that you can make with toilet paper rolls from home! We’ll be spending a lot of time at home, so these should be easy to collect 🙂

Materials Needed:

1 toilet paper roll





Step 1:

Take your toilet paper roll, flatten it, and cut it into 6 pieces.

Step 2:

This will pinch the sides, making ovals from the circles.

Step 3:

Start with one piece for the body of your butterfly and glue 2 pieces to each side to create wings. You will need to hold the side for a while. Hot glue works best, but have an adult supervise you.

Step 4:

Use the last piece to cut in half. Curl the end of each by wrapping it around the end of a pencil or pen.

Step 5:

Glue the antenna in place on the body section of your butterfly.


Connection to God’s Word:

God’s Word says that we are new creations in Him! Just like when a caterpillar turns into a chrysalis and then a butterfly!

2 Corinthians 5:17: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!”


If you would like, when your butterfly is dry, paint it or color it with markers or try your own creation…..  Have fun creating and be sure to email me pics of your masterpieces! And keep saving those toilet paper/paper towel rolls…more art to come! (Maybe even some toilet paper origami!).



Mrs. Henson



Physical Education

Preschool PE @ Home


Bingo Card – color each box you complete, choose 3-5 new boxes each day – try for blackout bingo 😊 You will find bingo cards for each grade level preschool, K5-2nd, and 3rd-5th under the resources tab.

Fun Resources – ask an adult to help and monitor internet use

This is also a great time to introduce/practice shoe tying



Kindergarten-2nd Grade PE @ Home


Bingo Card – color each box you complete, choose 5-7 new boxes each day – try for blackout bingo 😊 You will find bingo cards for each grade level preschool, K5-2nd, and 3rd-5th under the resources tab.

Fitness Journal – write or draw the different ways you moved each day

Practice tying your own shoes

Fun Resources – ask an adult to help and monitor internet use



3rd – 5th Grade PE @ Home


Bingo Card – color each box you complete, choose 5-7 new boxes each day – try for blackout bingo 😊 You will find bingo cards for each grade level preschool, K5-2nd, and 3rd-5th under the resources tab. 

Fitness Journal – write the different ways you moved each day

Fun Resources – ask an adult to help and monitor internet use




Dear Rejoice Band,

What a whirlwind of a week.  As you know, this Thursday will be the beginning of Rejoice@home online learning.  To address the band students and parents, I’ve created the video below.  Please take time right now to watch this short video:


An announcement that I failed to include in the video was that the leadership of MEOBDA has decided to cancel this year’s 1st and 2nd year honor band event, which was to take place on April 7th.  Though school may be back in session at that time, there is not enough time for the organization to plan for the event nor is it fair to remove students from classes the day after returning.  

I know that it feels like a lot of opportunities and experiences have been stolen from your students this year.  I encourage you all to keep your eyes on Christ and not to forsake gathering together in your homes as families, singing and encouraging each other with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs.  (eph. 5:19)

Below are the links mentioned in the video:

Youtube videos to practice along with for pieces we are working on:

5th Grade Band:

Starsplitter:    watch? V = vxEBFgXjjWg

Concerto for Triangle:        

Pendragon Castle:  (select “sample audio”)

Those of you who are able to share with the residents at Inverness Village – here is a link to a wonderful compendium of hymns and songs – complete with music and related scripture texts:

Remember that if you share you must:

  1. Introduce yourself at the beginning
  2. Keep it under 4 minutes
  3. Submit it via a parent account, with a statement of consent in the body text





Explore the Orchestra! – Classics for Kids

In music class, we have been learning all about the instrument families of the Symphony Orchestra.  Here are some NEW videos for you to learn even more about the orchestra.  

Click the link below to visit the Classics For Kids website.  There you can click on each section, learn which instruments are involved, hear a short example of those instruments playing, and read more.  


When you’re finished on the Classics for Kids website, talk to someone in your house about which instrument family was your favorite, and why!

Classics for Kids


Drum City Read Aloud and Instrument Creation

A summer parade, a drummer parade, a magical bucket-and-bowl serenade!  What begins with one boy’s beat on a kettle soon spreads to pots and pans and cartons and cans all across the neighborhood. When everyone joins in, together they create the catchy, driving tempo of a bright, hot DRUM CITY!​  Drum City

Creating Your Own Instruments!

In this book people pick up all sorts of things to make music.  They play rhythms on pots and pans, cartons, barrels, bins, pails, buckets, and lots more!  Have you ever thought of using an everyday item to make your own instrument?


With your parent’s help you can visit this website created by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.  Click on the image below to see how you can make your own instruments out of everyday objects!

If you decide to make your own instrument, I would love to hear about it.  You can send me an email describing what instrument you created and how! You could even send me a picture!  My email is


DSO Create an Instrument



Orchestral Instruments – London Symphony Orchestra

The London Symphony Orchestra is one of the most prestigious orchestras in the whole world.  On this interactive website you can see them play a famous piece called “Symphonie Fantastique” by a composer named Berlioz.  You’ll get to see four videos from inside the orchestra. If you want to change a view just click on one of the four boxes and you’ll be able to see a different section of the orchestra or a different view of the conductor and instrumentalists.

Click on the link below to go to the London Symphony Orchestra’s Interactive Website.

London Symphony Orchestra – Symphonie Fantastique


Getting to know the Instruments – Orchestral Instruments

Welcome to the orchestra!  This quick and fun video shows each group of instruments in the orchestra as demonstrated by the Portland Youth Philharmonic.  Click on this link and watch the video (starting at 1:38).  Portland Youth Philharmonic

After you’ve watched the video, share with someone at home your favorite instrument demonstration.  Tell them if you liked the song they played, the instrument itself, or if there was something else that made it your favorite.  I would love to hear what you liked too. If you would like to share with me, you can email me your favorite at:




Colors Review

There are lots of fun sites to review our colors. I have been super impressed with how much these sweet littles have been able to recall when we review something we covered earlier in the school year. Be prepared to be impressed! 🙂 


Numbers Review

These kiddos know their numbers!! Many of them can count to 20 in Spanish with minimal assistance. Way to go guys! Here are some fun songs to help them review. Also, they LOVE to play Spanish numbers BINGO! 




Colors Review

These kiddos know their colors, but it’s always good to review! Here are some fun sites that review their colors. Another fun game is to say a color in Spanish, and ask them to find something that color. “Find something azul.” Or, play “I Spy” but say the color of the object in Spanish. Most importantly, have FUN! 

(This one covers numbers and colors together.)

Another fun website for Spanish is:

Here, the kiddos can play games, watch videos, listen to songs, and have fun learning. It covers lots of different topics, and they can earn points for each completed lesson.


Numbers Review

Numbers were one of the first things we covered this year, and we review them each day on our calendar, as well as when we play BINGO. 

(Good luck getting this tune out of your head!)

(Skip counting by 10’s to 100)



Greetings and Conversational Phrases Review

These kiddos have done a great job learning some conversational Spanish. Now is a great time to put those skills to use. See if they can answer some basic questions in Spanish, such as “what is your name,” “how old are you,” and “how are you?”


Spanish Speaking Countries

The following links teach about the different Spanish speaking countries. There are some pretty interesting facts and videos that take them to different countries!

(A catchy song to help them remember the 21 Spanish speaking countries)

(Take a trip to Peru and learn about llamas.)