Kindergarten & 1st Grade

Mrs. Katelyn Essig
Hello and welcome to the kindergarten and first grade classroom at Resurrection Lutheran School! The kindergarten program involves five full days a week. The multigrade classroom setting of kindergarten and first grade allows for many opportunities for our students to work and develop at their own level on a continuous basis. A variety of activities throughout the day enrich our students' intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and most importantly, spiritual development. Daily we hear Bible stories and begin the process of reading and writing, running and jumping, singing and speaking. Along with classroom activities, our students have the opportunity to participate in school-wide events such as plays and musicals, academic fairs, Christmas programs, and the Junior Panthers sports program. In all that we do in words and actions, we center around Jesus and his love. Come join us!

Grades 2 | 3

Miss Amy Johnson
Hello! Welcome to 2nd and 3rd grade! I am super excited to begin my teaching journey here at Resurrection Lutheran School! A few things that will be happening in our classroom are Christ Light Curriculum, Saxon Math, Book Club Novel Studies, Guided Reading, Writer’s Workshop, Words Their Way, Science, and Social Studies. We will be working on book reports, challenging math lessons, fun science experiments, learning more about the writing process, and so much more! We will also have Physical Education, Music, Library, and Art throughout the week. We have so many new things to learn, I can’t wait to get this school year started!

Grades 4 | 5

Mrs. Bethany Bauman
Welcome to grades four and five! What happens in our room? We study Bible Stories, Saxon Math, Novels and Writing Workshop, Spelling, Handwriting, Illinois and US History, Earth, Life, and Physical Science, Music, Art, and Physical Education! We will have a lot of fun in our room strengthening our learning both individually and cooperatively. In everything we do, we see Jesus as our Savior who gives us the forgiveness of sins and eternal life in heaven. I love teaching, and I am blessed to share Christ daily with the students in my classroom!

Grades 6 | 7 | 8 |

Mr. Brad Essig
Welcome to 6th – 8th grade! I am very excited for another year to teach these young adults about the gift of their Savior and what He has done for them! 6th – 8th grade is packed with lots of fun, but challenges as well. The students study and take to heart the truths of God’s Word, learn basic algebra, take notes on important information, draft and organize papers, learn the key events in U.S. History, study the beautiful creation our Savior has given to us, and much more! The students in 6th – 8th grade are challenged with the task of working more independently and see the results in their education of hard work and effort. I am excited to work with these bright, young adult minds and witness the many gifts and abilities the Lord has blessed them with.