On Friday, April 28, our students participated in field day. Ms. King organized some fun and challenging activities for the students to compete. The highlight of field day for most students was the marble grab, but they also enjoyed tug of war, the 3 legged race, and a hula hoop contest! And the Frostie's from Wendy's were the perfect end to the day!
WaterWorks Field Trip
On Monday, April 24th the students visited the Houston WaterWorks Education Center. They learned all about the water cycle and things they can do to help take care of the important resource of water!
OrangeTheory Fitness Elective
On Friday, April 21st the students had the opportunity to learn all about being a personal trainer and owning a business from some special guests from OrangeTheory Fitness. Keri and Mike gave a presentation to the students and then taught them some exercises to do.
On Wednesday, April 19th Kardia students participated in the Color Run. They had a great time exercising their hearts for Jesus...and getting really messy!
Marco's Pizza Field Trip
On Tuesday, April 18th our students traveled to Marco's Pizza. While there they learned about food prep and safety as well as healthy eating choices. The culmination of their trip was getting to make their very own pizza to eat for lunch. Thank you Marco's for a great field trip!
Holy Week Experience
On Wednesday, April 12th we had a very special chapel as students walked through the Holy Week Experience. They visited different stations that recounted the events leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus. Students sang and waved palm branches like the people did as Jesus came into Jerusalem, discussed serving others, washing feet, and enjoyed the Lord's supper, discussed Jesus' time in the Garden of Gethsemane, and then celebrated the empty tomb!
Go Texas Celebrations
Friday, March 24th we wrapped up Go Texas week with a celebration. It started off with a flapjack breakfast and then the students sang and danced in the line dancing performance and we finished up the morning by getting to learn about taking care of a horse. Thank you to everyone who helped make this day a success!
Friday, March 3rd we had several fun electives for the students to participate in. The 3rd-6th grade girls participated in an etiquette class and learned all about table manners. The 2nd-4th grade boys got to learn all about the sound board and slide operations in the Worship Center. The kindergarten and 1st graders helped get ready for Truckapalooza by creating race tracks out of duct tape!
Book Character Wax Museum
As part of I love to Read month, our students dressed up as different book characters and participated in a wax museum. Everyone did a wonderful job coming up with costumes and teaching us a little bit about the character they chose.
100th Day of School Fun!
Our 100th day of school was February 2nd! We celebrated with a fun elective during which students participated in several activities about 100. They including building with 100 cups, making a paper lantern with 100 hearts, doing 100 exercises, and building with 100 dominoes!
Muscles and Munckins
On Friday, January 27th, dads, uncles, grandpas, and friends were invited to join us for a fun-filled event! We played Minute to Win it games and then had a snowman building challenge! We hope everyone enjoyed themselves!
We spent our last morning before break celebrating! We started off making reindeer snacks and then roatated through several stations. We did some experimenting with yellow and blue paint that was mixed with baking soda and vinegar, played Christmas bingo, made ornaments for our families, and built creations out of gumdrops and toothpicks. It was wonderful to see everyone's creativity come out as we created and had fun together.
Food Drive for CAM
Throughout the month of November, Kardia students along with students from the Adventure Preschool, collecting food and paper goods for CAM (Cypress Assistance Ministries). On Friday, November 11th, our students sorted the food into groups of cans and boxes. Then on Monday, November 14th, our 4th-6th graders put the food together into a Thanksgiving display! Thank you to everyone who donated food or paper goods.
Veteran's Day Breakfast
On Friday, November 11th, we celebrated Veteran's Day with a special breakfast and presentation. 1st Class Staff Sergeant Matthew Bragg came and spoke to us about why we celebrate Veteran's Day and some of his experiences while serving in the Army. We are so thankful for his service and the service of all veterans!
Our students learned about and participated in an election this year. On Friday, November 4th we learned about the election process, registered to vote, and made campaign posters. Tuesday morning our students elected Kardia's Favorite Old Testament Character. The candidates were Abraham and Ruth... And the winner was Abraham!
50th Day of School Sock Hop Celebration
Tuesday, November 1st was our 50th day of school. We celebrated by having a Sock Hop and ice cream float celebration. The students did a wonderful job with their dances and we were so thankful that so many friends and family members got to come watch their performance.
Dessert Jar Fundraiser
It has been such a joy to watch our students working on our fall fundraiser. They did such a great job working as a team to put together the jars. Thank you so much to our volunteers who spent countless hours getting all the details lined up and finishing off the jars. We were able to raise over $2000 from sales of the jars which will go towards getting iPads for our classrooms!
See You at the Pole
On Wednesday, September 28, we joined many other schools around the country to pray for our school and our country. Mrs. Shelley led us in worship and Pastor Ron gave a wonderful message about what the word amen really means.
Some members of the US Army were at Windwood the morning of September 27th for the Northwest Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Windwood was hosting. The students thoroughly enjoyed investigating their equipment and asking questions!
September Elective Friday
On Friday, September 23 the students got to participate in their first elective Friday. One elective was the Red, White, and Blue room where students got to build, do art projects, and play games with a patriotic theme in celebration of God Bless America Week. The second elective was related to the Bible lesson for the week. The students were learning about Noah and so they took this opportunity to measure out how big God asked Noah to build the ark. Most were amazed at how big it was! They finished up that session by making edible arks!
God Bless America Performance
On Tuesday and Wednesday, September 20th and 21st, our students put on a performance for the preschool students during their Celebration Station. They spoke about the Gettysburg Address, Constitution, and Legend of Betsy Ross. The 3rd and 4th graders also sang a song about the 50 states. They all did a wonderful job!
5th & 6th Grade Field Trip: The Compassion Experience
Friday, September 16, the 5th and 6th grade girls had the opportunity to go to The Compassion Experience. This is put on by Compassion International and gives people the opportunity to see what it is like to live in a 3rd world country. This is the second year Kardia students have attended and they again enjoyed learning about what life is like for kids in other parts of the world!
We are so grateful that so many grandfriends and parents were able to join us on Wednesday, September 14th for a special breakfast and chapel. The students led us in several songs, Mrs. G performed one of her original songs, and Windwood's Senior Pastor spoke about honoring our parents and grandparents and appreciating the treasure they are to us.
The students all did a wonderful job at their end of the year music performance on Tuesday, May 24th. Thank you Mr. Hurst for all your hard work with the students!
Water Safety Presentation on Elective Friday
On Friday, May 20th we had our last elective Friday. One of the choices students had was a water safety presentation. They watched a short video and got to play some fun games with life jackets and a life preserver! All of the students enjoyed the presentation and hopefully learned something as well!
Fiesta in Spanish
Our students finished out the year in Spanish with a fiesta. They enjoyed nachos, did some salsa dancing, and had fun with some sombreros! Thanks Ms. Bernal for a great year in Spanish!
2nd-5th Grade Overnight Science Museum Trip
Spirit/Fitness Week Fun
The students have enjoyed a wonderful spirit/fitness week! It started off on Monday with pajama day and an obstacle course in PE. Tuesday our school was super safe as we were protected by so many superheros! Wednesday got a little crazy..at least everyone's hair did and the students ran their mile in PE. Thursday was field day and all the students had a great time at the Water Olympics put on by Mrs. King and Mrs. Rita.
On Friday, April 8th, we had another elective Friday. This time students got to choose from a presentation about how to take care of animals by the SPCA, learning simple sign language from Mrs. Salik, a discussion about different kinds of seeds God created, and drama where students acted out the story of Jesus being left at the temple when he was a boy. Students learned so much from all the classes and had lots of fun too!
Fun in P.E.
There are lots of exciting things happening in P.E. this month! This week students got to use the climbing wall! Coming up later this month they will get to participate in a Color Run, obstacle course, and field day! Here are the 1st-3rd graders showing off their skills!
Kindergarten Learns about Recycling and Reusing
The kindergartners recently learned all about recycling and reusing. They put their new knowledge to work by creating something new out of things they already had laying around the house! There were some very creative uses for old things. Awesome job Kindergartners!
Easter Week Chapel
On Wednesday, March 23rd we had a special Easter chapel. Mrs. Kim guided us through Jesus' last week on Earth. We enjoyed singing songs, washing each other's hands, a sample Last Supper, and the joy of discovering that the tomb was empty! It really brought the Easter story to life!
Chick-fil-A Spirit Night
On Thursday, March 10th we had a spirit night at Chick-fil-A! It was wonderful to see so many people come out in support of our school. Almost $1300 was spent towards our spirit night and we receive 20% of the proceeds which gives us almost $300! Thank you for your support!
On Friday, March 4th we had another Elective Friday. Students could choose from 2 different cooking classes, a horseshoeing demonstration, and an auctioneer. At the end of the day all the students participated in an auction for candy and other treats. All in all, it was a great afternoon!
Line Dancing and Rodeo Friday
On Friday, February 26th we celebrated the end of our Go Texas week with a line dancing performance! All the students did a wonderful job! We also had the privilege of having 2 different horses and their owners come visit us. It was a great learning experience to hear about all the equipment you need to take care of a horse and the different things they like to eat! We also enjoyed a delicious snack of smores.
Friday, February 19th was the beginning of our new Friday elective program. Each teacher developed a class where students can use skills they have learned in the classroom and apply them in real life situations. The students were able to choose which classes they wanted to take. Everyone had a great time putting their knowledge to work!
On Friday, February 12th, Kardia students participated in a run/walk for Children's Cancer. They asked people to sponsor them and ran/walked as many laps as they could. All the students did an amazing job and were able to raise a grand total of $3,181.86!
The 100th Day of School!
Thursday, February 4th was our 100th day of school! We had lots of fun celebrating this momentous occasion and learning all about the number 100!
Kardia Kinder Express
On February 4th and 5th, the Kardia Kinder Express was at our school. The train brought the Pre-K students from the Adventure Preschool over to check out our kindergarten classrooms. The Pre-K students got to see what kindergarten is like at Kardia. They learned about Magic e and planted some seeds. The kindergartners did a great job of helping and showing the Pre-K students how awesome kindergarten is!
On January 22nd, the 3rd-5th graders had the opportunity to go to the Compassion Experience put on by Compassion International. During this experience they were able to see what it is like to live in 3rd world countries.
One of the rewards during our fall fundraiser was a limo ride to get a pizza lunch! The students who sold at least 20 items enjoyed their ride to Double Daves! Thank you for supporting our school!
Kindergarten Nature Spies
During the week of January 18th, the kindergartners read a story about being a nature spy. They decided to practice what they read about by going on a nature walk behind the playground to investigate the wooded area! They had lots of fun and found some very interesting things!
Friday, November 20th, we enjoyed having parents and other special guests join us for our Thanksgiving feast!
Food Drive for CAM
The Adventure Preschool and Kardia Christian Academy had a food drive for CAM before Thanksgiving. There was lots of food collected. The Academy students helped to sort all the food into categories (boxes, cans, toiletries) and then put together a display of all the food collected. Everyone enjoyed doing it and hopefully it was a blessing to many people who wouldn't have otherwise had food for Thanksgiving.
Veterans' Day Breakfast
On Wednesday, November 11th, Kardia celebrated Veterans Day by hosting a breakfast for the students and veterans they know. Sgt. 1st Class (John) Matthew Bragg also came and talked about why we celebrate Veterans Day and his time serving in the Army in Iraq. It was a great celebration. Thank you to all our veterans for their service to our country.
4th Graders Explore Force and Motion
The 4th graders have been learning about force and motion. Last week they put this learning into action by doing a rubber band shot experiment! It looks like lots of fun!
4th and 5th Grade Pumpkin Book Reports
During the last few weeks of October, the 4th and 5th graders chose a book to read and do a book report on. Part of their report was to make a pumpkin look like a character in their story. All of the students did a great job and it was fun to look at the pumpkins!
1st Grade Pumpkin Week
During the week of October 19th-23rd the first graders learned all about pumpkins! They read stories about pumpkins, discussed their life cycle, tested to see if they float, and opened one up to count the seeds. This pumpkin had 570 seeds which we counted by 10s. Mrs. Berry roasted the seeds and most students thought they were pretty yummy!
2nd-5th Grade Zoo Field Trip
On October 8th, the 2nd-5th graders went to the Houston Zoo. Each child had an animal to observe and record information about and then complete a report about at home. The students and teachers really enjoyed seeing all the animals, especially the gorillas!
5th Grade Cell Projects
The 5th graders have been learning about different kinds of cells and recently created models of cells. They look great (and delicious!).
God Bless America Performance
All the students did a fantastic job performing for the Adventure Preschool Celebration Station this week! We hope you were able to join us to see their wonderful performance!
Special Dress Friday- Goforth's Capatin America Day
On Friday, September 11th our school joined the community in honoring fallen Officer Darren Goforth by wearing Captain America shirts. For more information on Officer Goforth’s story and the event click here
The 1st graders have been studying mammals and did an experiment to see how blubber keeps whales warm. They used lard to act like the blubber and found out that it does keep you pretty warm in icy water...and is also pretty fun to rub all over your hands!
Kindergarten Number Fun!
Both kindergarten classes worked together to practice identifying numbers. They played a game where they had to list for their number and run to the middle to get the ball when they heard their number. The competition was intense, fun was had, and numbers were learned!