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Terry Cross

Terry Cross
Born in Texas as the youngest of four daughters, Terry Cross was raised as a Marine Junior, traveling the U.S. and abroad. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science degree with a discipline in history. Married in 1983, she and her Army husband moved to Germany where they began their family of four children. Mrs. Cross has served Covenant Classical School since 2001 as the 6th grade teacher and Dean of the 4th-6th grade. Her goal is to transmit enthusiasm for learning and to move the students from teacher-directed study into self-directed study in each subject.

Recent Posts

Children and Chores

“You’re lucky, Mom, you don’t have any chores to do.” That complaint was courtesy of my four-year-old whose only responsibility that Saturday morning was to empty three wastepaper baskets. It is true that my four kids were being trained to...

Milestones in a Child's -- and Parent's -- Life

In raising children there are certain momentous occasions we call milestones. Baby books list things like “waves bye-bye” and “holds cup,” but neither of those were half as significant to me as when my baby learned how to blow her nose. At last I...

What I Really Want For Christmas

You can tell a lot about a child by their Christmas wish list. I remember one year, our eldest, an adventurer, wanted mystery books; our #2 daughter, the girly-girl, wanted a tea set and a parasol; our son, guy that he is, wanted a slingshot,...

Waiting on the Lord in Patient Trust

I’m convinced the Lord gave me the privilege of being a parent so that I could observe ridiculous, immature behavior and then have to admit that I might as well be looking in a mirror. Take, for instance, dinner time.

How to Help Your Young Child with Classroom Conflict

Two five-year-olds were happily collaborating during Art class when suddenly one raised her hand. The teacher called on her. The little one’s face crumpled, and she tearfully said, “She’s being mean to me.” Wait. What? They were playing together...

When God Chooses Our Children's Teachers

Nightly my nine-year-old daughter prayed, “Please help me get Mrs. Russell next year as my teacher.” The closer we got to the school year, the more fervent her prayer. Mrs. Russell was a super popular fourth-grade teacher at our local elementary...

Learning Comes Alive - How Teachers Help Kids Love History

"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers." If you heard Henry V give this rousing speech prior to the Battle of Agincourt in Shakespeare's play, you would be impressed. If you heard a band of 3rd graders, dressed in medieval regalia, reciting...

Starting the Year With a Prayer Walk

 

Like the days of Nehemiah, we must rebuild the walls of schools. Every year we end school a bit broken down: kids stream out and leave piles of broken pencils, notebooks, and binders; textbooks are worn out; carpets are dirty; teachers are,...

The ABC’s of Summer Activities for your Older Child

 Here is a booklet you can print (with space in between each letter and its corresponding activity).  It is a self-paced guide for keeping your adolescent productive over the summer. Good for ages 9 and up, boy or girl.  (Tell them it can be done...

Making the Grade- But Whose Grade is It?

Have you ever felt tied to your child’s school performance? Does your stomach sink or blood pressure rise when you see a low grade? I wonder, how does a parent’s identity get so caught up in their child’s grade? Grades are simply tools for...