Kindergarten Class News

Kindergarten Teacher, Leslee Johnson

Friday
Oct202017

KINDERGARTEN NEWS – 10/20/17

THIS WEEK

-We introduced new units of study in both reading and math.  For math we focused on recognizing and naming 2D shapes (circle, square, triangle, rectangle, oval, rhombus, trapezoid, hexagon and octagon).  In reading we started learned about the /at/ word family and practiced using these words in our reading activities.  We also talked about popular farm animals in conjunction with our science topic of living and nonliving things.  We will continue to explore this topic throughout the school year.

-For Jesus time we had the story of Joseph (Genesis 41:7-45:15)  Like Joseph, we sometimes go through difficult times, but we know that God never stops loving and caring for us. 

NEXT WEEK

-Snack Reminder: Tuesday - Evan, Wednesday - Livia, Thursday – Shylar

-Thursday is Family STEM Night from 6:00-7:30.  Drop in at any time and try out different STEM challenges with the family. 

-Reminder: A free hot lunch will be provided for all children on Friday in celebration of Mr. Markworth’s service at St. John’s.  We will eat together as a school on this day.

-On Friday afternoon we will meet with our 8th grade buddies to play harvest games.  We will also have special snacks to celebrate the season (We do not have Halloween parties at St John’s).  Children may also bring a small treat or trinket to share with their classmates on this day.

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

Friday
Oct132017

KINDERGARTEN NEWS – 10/13/17

THIS WEEK

-We had a fun visit to the fire station and learned about fire safety.  We also celebrated Pastor Appreciation Month by making cards for Pastor Heinz, had new reading books, and practiced joining sets in math.  For Jesus Time we had the story of Jacob and Esau (Genesis 27, 28:10-22).  Even though Jacob sinned by stealing his brother’s blessing, God had a plan to work everything out for the best.  God comes to us with forgiveness and grace and promises to be with us in all circumstances.

-A big thank you to PTL for the new computers and ipads.  We are so grateful for all of the hard work PTL does to provide for our students.  Three of our ipads were purchased with a grant from the Menasha Corporation.  What a blessing it is to have this technology available to us.

NEXT WEEK

-Snack Reminder: Tuesday-John, Wednesday-Dhereck, Thursday-Jordy.

-The Relay-a-Thon is on Friday beginning at 1:30 pm.  Children will participate in relays with their chapel families.  Should be a fun afternoon. 

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES

-Parent-Teacher conferences are scheduled for November 1-3.  There is no school on Friday, November 3rd.  In the Friday Folder you will find a paper with your scheduled conference time.  If you would like to change your time, there is a sheet of available times for kindergarten attached to the conference sheet.  There are many options available because of the small class size.  If there are siblings in another grade, you will need to check with that teacher for available times.  I can help you schedule with another grade if needed.

That’s it for this week.  Enjoy your weekend.  Blessings!

Thursday
Oct052017

KINDERGARTEN NEWS – 10/5/17  

THIS WEEK

-We started off the week with an awesome stamina party.  Tents and flashlights were used to celebrate our 15 minutes of reading stamina.  We actually read for 20 minutes under the tents.  This is a quiet activity that can be replicated at home to encourage reading.

-This week the children started to choose their own word work activities to practice their sight words.  We read new books and worked with counting on in math.  We have been focusing on the changes in the seasons for science and social studies by working with poems, art and a variety of fiction and nonfiction books. 

-For Jesus time we had the story of the birth of Isaac to Abraham and Sarah.  From Abraham’s family came the blessing of our Savior, who brings us eternal life. We are truly blessed!

NEXT WEEK

-We will walk to the fire station on Tuesday – rain or shine (not storms).  Children should come in dress code and wear comfortable walking shoes.

-Snack Reminder:  Tuesday-Evan, Wednesday-Livia, Thursday-Shylar, Friday-Emily

PEANUT ALLERGY

-One of our kindergarten friends has been diagnosed with a peanut allergy.  Please keep this in mind when sending snacks.

LOOKING AHEAD

-Thursday, October 26th is Family STEM Night.  Plan to join us to participate in STEM challenges to do together as a family.

-Friday, November 3rd is Parent-Teacher Conferences.  There is no school on this day.  You will be receiving details about this next week.

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

 

 

 

 

Monday
Oct022017

KINDERARTEN NEWS – 9/29/17

THIS WEEK

-We had a great week of learning and fun.  The children are doing a good job with their reading and writing activities, and we met with our 8th grade buddies for the first time this school year.  Be sure to ask your child to show you the pictures he/she made with their buddy.

 -Our Bible story was about Abraham.  God blessed Abraham, and He blesses us as well. Each day when your family prays together, thank God for some of the many blessings He has given to you, especially the gift of eternal life in heaven.

 NEXT WEEK

-No school on Friday for a Teacher Meeting.

 -Snack Reminder: Tuesday-John, Wednesday-Dhereck, Thursday-Jordy

 -We will start to collect things for our fall science table.  Children are welcome to contribute to the table with items brought from home – fall leaves, acorns, gourds, and other fall items are welcome.

 FIRE STATION

We walk to the Jefferson Park fire station on Tuesday, October 10th at 9:45 am.  Let me know if you would like to walk with us.  A permission slip is in the Friday Folder.  Please sign and return this as soon as possible.

OCTOBER READING LOG AND WORD LIST

-Both of these items were sent home today.  Reading logs are due the last school day of the month when we will have a reading celebration recognizing our awesome readers.  The October word list is new and will be worked on at school beginning next week. 

SPANISH FOLDERS

 -Please remember that all items in the Spanish folder should remain in the Spanish folder for use during Spanish class.  Mr. Bryant likes to send them home so you can see what your children are learning, but they are reviewed each week and need to be kept in the folder.  Thank you for your understanding.

Have a good weekend.  Blessings!

 

 

Friday
Sep152017

KINDERGARTEN NEWS – 9/15/17

THIS WEEK

-We had fun with color science activities, had our first artist lesson on Piet Mondrian, practiced math and reading stations, worked on reading and writing stamina, and focused on God’s creation of people at Jesus Time.  Pete the Cat was a favorite at story time and throwing and catching were practiced in gym class.

-Your child’s Spanish folder is in the school bag today.  Spanish folders should remain in the school bag with the papers inside.  Mr. Bryant, our Spanish teacher, would like you to see what the children are learning, but reuses the papers in the folder from week to week.  Now you have two folders to keep in the school bag, the red one and the blue one!  Thank you for your cooperation.

-Important information about the PTL School Store fundraiser is in the Friday Folder and parent bulletin.  Check it out and see how you can help raise money for our school.

NEXT WEEK

-Snack Reminder: Tuesday–John, Wednesday-Dereck, Thursday-Jordy

-Friday is the Book Fair and PTL Family Game Night. See the Parent Bulletin for details.

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