One of the jobs that falls on teachers in our school system is recruiting students. At Stone Ridge SDA Christian School, the Principal and First through Eighth grades teacher, Rudy Carlson has found an exciting and engaging way to invite prospective students into the classroom.
Every year we have a special day when we invite students to experience the blend of Christian atmosphere, dynamic learning and friendship available here at Stone Ridge. This year’s theme was “The Body Temple.”
The kids learned about healthy eating while creating their own fruit kabab, they took their resting pulse, then exercised and took their pulse again comparing the two. They played the game “Operation” and dressed up in surgical garb, learning how to glove up and the correct way to remove your gloves after being done with the “procedure.” They got to see a real heart, view a specimen under a stereoscope, and see actual bone marrow in the bone.
The highlight of the day was when they each did surgery on little Debbie. No, no, not the person – the snack cake! The challenge was to unroll the snack cake completely, turn it over and keep as much of the chocolate cover intact as possible. Sounds easy enough until you learn you can’t use your hands; you can only use your “surgical instruments.” In this case those instruments were a plastic fork, knife and spoon.
Half of the children attending round-up were non-Adventists. At Stone Ridge, we actively recruit non-Adventist students, we believe our school is a mission and we reach the community through the children we have the privilege of teaching. We are committed to bringing the love of Jesus to the community one child at a time.
Collene Rognlie-Klick, Stone Ridge SDA Christian School Volunteer
e-TNL is an informational bulletin issued by the Communications Department of the Minnesota Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. You are free to re-print any portion of the bulletin without need for special permission. However, we kindly request that you identify e-TNL whenever you publish these materials.