Kindergarten Class News

Kindergarten Teacher, Leslee Johnson

Friday
May182018

KINDERGARTEN NEWS – 5/18/18

THIS WEEK

-We worked with tangrams in math, learned about simple machines for science, finished our citizen books for social studies, had new reading books, and practiced for graduation.  The children are also very excited that our lima bean plants have started to grow.  They should be ready to bring home soon.

-For Jesus Time we had the story of Philip and the Ethiopian (Acts 8:26-40).  We want your child to know that God wants all people to come to faith in Jesus and be saved, and just like Philip, we can joyfully share God’s word with others.

NEXT WEEK

-Snack Reminder: Monday-Emily (Happy Summer Birthday), Tuesday-Evelyn, Wednesday – Dhereck (Happy Summer Birthday), Thursday – John, Friday – Mrs. Johnson. 

-The school thank you lunch for Dr. Hendricks has been changed to Monday, June 4.  Even though kindergarten is no longer in session, you are invited to return at lunch time on this day to help us thank Dr. Hendricks for all he has done for St. John’s this school year.

-Thursday evening, at 7:00 pm, is the All School Concert.   Mrs. Jurica and the children have been busy preparing for this event.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Jurica at music@stjohnschicago.org.

-During the next 2 weeks we will be practicing our graduation program on the stage, usually first thing in the morning.  Please try to have your child here on time, so that they will feel confident on the day of graduation.  Thank you. 

That’s all for this week.  Enjoy your weekend.  Jesus Loves You!

Friday
May112018

KINDERGARTEN NEWS – 5/11/18

 THIS WEEK

-The children continue to practice reading, writing and math skills.  We brought home a book of opinion writing and have also started work on our graduation program and decorations.   (Did I tell you graduation is June 1 at 10:00 am?!!)  For Jesus time we had the story of Paul and the shipwreck (Acts 27).  We want your child to know that God, our deliverer, promises to be with us during difficult times.

NEXT WEEK

-Friday is a half day of school.  All children are dismissed at 11:40 unless you fill out an extended care form, found in the Friday Folder.

-Snack Reminder: Monday-Evan, Tuesday-Jordy (Happy Birthday), Wednesday-Livia (Happy Summer Birthday), Thursday-Shylar (Happy Summer Birthday), Friday-Mrs. Johnson.

-We will meet with our 8th grade buddies for the last time on either Monday or Tuesday of next week, depending on the weather.  The children have really enjoyed getting to know their buddies this school year.

GRADUATION - Friday, June1, 10:00 am.

-Please fill out the graduation RSVP in the Friday Folder with your guest count.  Do not include your kindergarten child in the count.  Return this as soon as possible.  Volunteer opportunities are also available on the RSVP.  Please let me know how you are able to help. 

-Kindergarten children will arrive and leave with you on graduation day.  The program is approximately 30 minutes in length with refreshments following.  This is the last day of school for kindergarten children.  Plan to dress your child nicely, but comfortably.  The gym is not air conditioned and children will be doing a lot of movement during the program.  Children will wear a graduation hat for part of the program.  Girls should not wear ponytails or hair decorations or the hat will not fit.  Each family will be asked to contribute to refreshments. You will be notified as soon as possible, after we get the guest count.  If you have any questions, please let me know.

That’s all for this week.  Have a wonderful weekend.  Jesus Loves You!

 

 

Monday
May072018

KINDERGARTEN NEWS – 5/4/18

THIS WEEK

-Our week was very busy with reading activities, preparing for our field trip, subtraction practice, and learning about citizenship and American symbols.  Did you know that the toes of the Statue of Liberty are 59 inches long – as long as 6 kindergartners standing shoulder to shoulder?  Her whole foot is 25 feet long.  Wow!

-For Jesus time we had the story of Pentecost.  We want your child to know that the Holy Spirit makes us brave and glad to share the news of what Jesus has done.  It’s great news that God wants all people to be saved, and God gives us the Holy Spirit to help us share that Good News!

NEXT WEEK

-We continue our work with citizenship, /u/ word families, addition and subtraction, and add on to our year-long study of living things by looking at plants.

-Snack Reminder: Monday-Mrs. Johnson, Tuesday-Evelyn, Wednesday-Dhereck, Thursday-John, Friday-Mrs. Johnson.

 -On Friday a note will be sent home requesting the number of guests each child will be bringing to graduation.  Please try to gather that information so that plans can be made.  Thank you.

-PTL would like to share some news with you.  Please see the back of this note for a PTL update. 

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

-May 11th Book Fair and Ice Cream Social, 3:00-8:30 pm

-May 24th All School Spring Concert

-June 1st  Kindergarten Graduation, 10:00 am

 

Friday
Apr272018

KINDERGARTEN NEWS – 4/27/18

THIS WEEK

-We finished up our weather unit with a STEM activity and talked about caring for our earth, which is one of our science standards.  In reading we reviewed all word families and sight words, and for math we continued our work with subtraction.  During Jesus time we had the story of Jesus’ ascension.  We want your child to trust in Jesus’ promise to stay with us always and to take us to heaven to live with Him forever.  That news is so good that we want to share it!

NEXT WEEK

-We go to the Stahl Family Theater on Thursday to see a play.  All children should come to school at the regular time and be in dress code.  We will return to school by noon.

-Snack Reminder: Monday-Mrs. Johnson, Tuesday-Evan, Wednesday-Livia, Thursday-Shylar, Friday-Emily.

OPPORTUNITY…

-Beginning May 7th, parents are invited to drop in to the classroom to read to and listen to children read.  This can be done before school, from 8:30 to 8:50 or at the end of the school day from 2:55-3:10.  You may bring your favorite book to read or listen to students read their books to you.  If you think you may be dropping in, a quick email would be helpful, but not necessary.

That’s all for this week.  Enjoy the beautiful weekend.  Blessings! 

Friday
Apr202018

KINDERGARTEN NEWS – 4/20/18

THIS WEEK

-We continued our weather and opinion writing units, read new books in reading and practiced subtraction in math.  We also met with our 8th grade buddies for balloon rocket fun – just another example of force & motion!

-For Jesus Time we had the story of Thomas.  We want your child to trust, just like Thomas in our story finally did, that Jesus truly has risen from the dead and gives us life.

NEXT WEEK

-We will finish up our study of weather and look at caring for the earth.  Our work with opinion writing continues, and we will focus on April sight words in reading and review addition and comparing sets in math.

-Snack Reminder: Monday-Jordy, Tuesday-Evelyn, Wednesday-Dhereck, Thursday-John, Friday-Mrs. Johnson.  The May Snack Calendar is in the Friday Folder.

-The April Reading Celebration will be on Monday.  Turn in your reading logs!

LOOKING AHEAD

-Several classes will be going to see Beauty and the Beast at St. Patrick High School’s Stahl Family Theater.  We will be going on Thursday, May 3 from 10:00-noon.  Please fill out the field trip permission form in the Friday Folder and return it as soon as possible. 

That’s all for this week.  Have a wonderful weekend.  Blessings!