Kindergarten Class News

Kindergarten Teacher, Leslee Johnson

Thursday
Apr182019

KINDERGARTEN NEWS – 4/18/19 

THIS WEEK

-Easter poems, Easter reading books and Easter math games were all part of our learning this week.  We also learned about caring for the Earth and how we can be “earth protectors”. 

-For Jesus Time we heard about the events of Holy Week.  We want your child to know that Jesus takes our sins away.  We can be certain that God has forgiven our sins through Christ’s death on the cross.

-The May Snack Calendar and Reading Log are in the Friday Folder.

NEXT WEEK

-No School for Easter Break.  See you on the 29th!

WHEN WE RETURN

-April reading Logs are due on Tuesday, April 30th

-Snack Reminder: Monday-Avery, Tuesday-Abner, Wednesday-Elijah, Thursday-Andrea, Friday-Aris

+Praying a blessed Easter for you and your family.  Happy Easter!

 

 

 

 

Friday
Apr122019

KINDERGARTEN NEWS – 4/12/19

THIS WEEK

-We have been very busy with learning about the weather, opinion writing, subtraction and new sight words.  The children have been awesome learners – mathematicians, scientists, writers and readers.  I can’t believe how much they have grown since the first day of school. 

-Our Bible story this week was about Jesus praying in the garden (Luke 22:39-46).  We want your child to know that God strengthens us when we are tempted to do what we want and not what God wants.  We give thanks that Jesus did His Father’s will and followed God’s plan of salvation.

NEXT WEEK

-School ends for Easter break on Thursday at 11:30 am.  Thursday is a half day of school.  There is no extended care.  Classes resume on Monday, April 29.

-Snack Reminder: Monday-Madelyn (Happy Birthday!), Tuesday-Charlotte, Wednesday-Aria, Thursday-Nia.

-Volunteers: Monday-Wright (lunch), Tuesday-Rivera (lunch), Wednesday –Reykjalin (lunch).

LOOKING AHEAD

-As indicated on the school calendar, kindergarten graduation is on Friday, May 31 at 10:00 am.  Children will arrive and leave with you on this day.  Early in May I will be asking for an approximate number of guests from each family, so be thinking ahead about your plans for this special day.  May 31 is also the last day of kindergarten for the school year. 

That’s all for this week.  Don’t forget that Palm Sunday is this weekend.  Blessings!

Friday
Mar292019

KINDERGARTEN NEWS – 3/29/19

THIS WEEK

-Aloha!  We had a wonderful trip to Hawaii.  Activities included making volcanoes, learning about rainbows and islands, pineapple and coconut tasting, writing postcards, songs, poems, chants, and so much more.  A big THANK YOU to all the parents who donated and volunteered their time to help make this a successful event for the children.  Your help, both in and out of school, was above and beyond.  You are amazing!

-Our Bible story this week was Noah and the Flood.    We want your child to know that God is merciful and forgiving.  We rejoice that God rescues us from sin, and sent Jesus to take the punishment upon Himself in our place.

-A new word list and reading log were sent home today.  This is the last word list for the school year.  In May, we will review all of our sight words.

NEXT WEEK

-Snack Reminder: Monday-Andrea, Tuesday-Aris, Wednesdasy-Evie, Thursday-Reilly, Friday-Gabriella.

-Volunteer Reminder: Monday-Wright (lunch), Thursday-Pancorvo (lunch).

FYI

Report cards will be sent home next Friday.  Some of you may notice some differences in what your child knows.  Skills such as shape naming, rhyming and sight word reading have shown a decrease in recognition for many of the children.  Remember, to know a skill, children need to know it all the time.  Many skills are still being worked on and may benefit from additional practice at home.  Also, I will be setting up third quarter parent- teacher conferences with several families.  You are also welcome to contact me regarding a conference.  Third quarter conferences are important as we talk about summer review and your child’s readiness for first grade.

Have a good weekend.  Blessings!

Friday
Mar222019

KINDERGARTEN NEWS – 2/22/19

THIS WEEK

-New words and reading books, the /en/ word family, math skills review, and science activities about the states of matter were on this weeks agenda.  Favorite activities were mystery balloons, making ice cream, and ice melting races.

-Our Bible story this week was about Mary and Martha (Luke 10:38-42).  We want your child to know that God sent Jesus to care for all our needs, including eternal live.

NEXT WEEK

-We’re off to Hawaii!  On the back of the Friday Folder note is a reminder about the special dress up days on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Please take a moment to review this note.  If you still need to send in a donation, please do so by Monday.  Thank you for your help with this kindergarten adventure.

-Snack Reminder: Monday-Aria, Tuesday-Madelyn, Wednesday-Nia, Thursday-Avery, Friday-Abner.  The April Snack Calendar is in the Friday Folder.

-Parent Volunteers: Monday–Wright (lunch), Tuesday- Rivera, Rosu, Moldovan (Hawaii), Benedict (Hawaii, lunch), Ordialis (pm), Wednesday-Jaimez, Foley, Weinthaler (Hawaii), Thursday-Pancorvo (lunch).

Enjoy your weekend.  Blessings!

 

Sunday
Mar172019

KINDERGARTEN NEWS – 3/15/19

THIS WEEK

-We had a wee bit of leprechaun fun along with reading and writing activities about leprechauns and St. Patrick’s Day.  We practiced adding and writing numbers to 20 in math and had the story of Jesus feeding the five thousand for Jesus Time.  We want your child to know that God sent Jesus to care for all our needs, and most importantly, the gift of life forever in heaven.

NEXT WEEK

-No School on Monday.  See you on Tuesday!

-Mrs. Uffenbeck is back from maternity leave and will be back to the library on Tuesdays.  Many thanks to all the volunteers who helped with the library over the past several weeks.

-Snack Reminder: Tuesday-Joshua, Wednesday-Henry, Thursday-Isaiah, Friday-Charlotte

VOLUNTEERS

-If you volunteered for our “trip to Hawaii” please check the Friday Folders for your volunteer assignment and/or donation.  For those who volunteered to help at home, materials came home on Thursday if your help was needed in this area.  Thank you to everyone for volunteering.