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iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii ,, i!iiiiiiiiiii!! .......... S(:h()ol ......... ............ ii!iiiiiiiiii! Oct. 23, 2013 Sioux County Index-Reporter I 7 HULL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL The Ist and 2nd graders from Hull Christian School had a beautiful morning to hop on a bus and go to Pumpkins on Garfield. They were able to learn about the life cycle of a pumpkin and see all different kinds of pumpkins. All the kids were able to try their map reading skills going through the corn maze and take a hayride out to pick a pumpkin to take home. It was a fun way to learn about another aspect of God's amazing creation. The kindergarten class observed Columbus Day on Monday, October 14. The students celebrated Columbus'discov- ery of the Americas by singing several Columbus Day songs set to the tune of some familiar nursery rhymes. They also made ColumbusDay hats. " ............... ' '"'- " " ' ,. :- , :  ,- i Sunday Ford, the Sioux County   Naturalist, made a few visits to Hull Christian School over the past ..... month. The Sth graders enjoyed learning about monarch migration. They were able to tag several mon- arch butterflies with Sunday Ford's assistance. They will be tracking the migration of these butterflies on their journey to Mexico over the next few months. Exploring a pond habitat came to life when Sunday Ford visited the second grade classroom. Sunday Ford brought play and stuffed ani- mals that would be in a pond. The second graders were able to see how they all were important to pond life. Touching a real salaman- der was special treat to top off the habitat presentation. The kinder- garteners were delighted to have Sunday Ford teach them all about Bears? They compared and contrasted a variety of bears including: the black bear, the brown bear, the grizzly bear, and the polar bear. They are pictured with a real black bear rug which was brought in by Mrs. Ford. Deputy Waylon Pol- lema, the school re- source officer from the Sioux County Sheriff's depart- ment, has begun his visits to Hull Chris- tian School. He re- cently spoke to the lower elementary students teaching them about street safety. Deputy Pol- lema is pictures with kindergarten students: Isabella Zomermaand, Ara- lyn Hulstein, Land- on De Stiegter, and Matthew Van Otter- Ioo. Thank you to the HCS families and community supporters who came out for the annual Hull Christian School Rally Day Supper and Auction. Over $44,000 was raised at the event. We praise and thank God for the generous bidding and giving! Again, thank you to all who attended and made this a fun and successful evening! ...................... : .... Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, the Lord God made them all! The kindergarten students recently kicked offtheir new science unit on weather and seasons by making season scene diorama boxes. Via, Ella, Isabella, and Addison are pictured with their season scenes. Fall Harvest Fes- tival- The Hull Christian School Kin- dergarten and 4th Grade classes recent- ly took a field trip to the Harvest Festival. Located at the Sioux County Fair Grounds in Sioux Center, this festival was orga- nized by the Sioux County Heritage Board along with the Threshers and Col- lectors Associations. Students were able to tour Heritage Vil- lage while learning about the history of our ancestors. The children enjoyed viewing demonstrations and displays, as well as participating in some hands-on learning activities. The students were given the opportunity to press apples for apple cider, churn butter, pretend to take a ride in a covered wagon replica, and visit a sod hut. They also watched volunteers shell corn and thresh wheat with antique farm machinery. Another highlight was watching horseshoes being made at the blacksmith shop and boards being cut out of large tree trunks at the sawmill. Fur- thermore, the students were entertained by a variety of songs that were played on old fashioned musical instruments. The children also enjoyed visiting the early 1900s service shops and a one-roomed school house. They were surprised to find out that students from all grades were taught in the same room and that pupils wrote with a feather and ink! While visiting a replica of Sioux Center's first church building, the students were reminded of the early pioneers' faith in God and their contri- bution in establishing a strong foundation for the spiritual in- heritance that we have in Northwest Iowa. The HCS students greatly benefited from this outdoor learning experience and took much knowledge with them back to the classroom.