Kindergarten Class News

Kindergarten Teacher, Leslee Johnson

Monday
Mar272017

KINDERGARTEN NEWS – 3/24/17

THIS WEEK

-We had a big week of working on subtraction and /e/ word families as well as reviewing sight words and naming 2D & 3D shapes.  We also worked with magnets and learned about attracting and repelling.  We had magnet races, magnet fishing, mazes and discovery games.  The children have decided it would be a good idea to keep the magnets at our science table for a few weeks. 

-For Jesus time we had the story of Mary and Martha (Luke 10:38-42).  We learned that we need to take time to stop, look, and listen to God’s Word and not let the things of this world distract us from learning about God’s love for us.

-Report cards were sent home today.  Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

NEXT WEEK

-It’s the annual kindergarten “trip to Hawaii”.  Please see the separate note in the Friday Folder reminding you of things that can be worn and/or brought to school for this special event.  Clothing to change into may brought in a separate bag that can be left at school overnight on Tuesday.  Refer to the separate note.

-March Reading Logs are due on Friday.  April Reading Logs and a new word list will be sent home next week.

-Snack Reminder:  Monday-Avery, Tuesday-Jaden, Wednesday-Brielle, Thursday-Angelina, Friday-Caitlin.  Please remember when sending individual snacks that we have 19 children in the class.  The April Snack Calendar is in the Friday Folder.

-Lunch Volunteers: Wednesday: Baldwin, Thursday: Pritts, Friday-Belen

LOOKING WAY AHEAD…

-Mark your calendar for kindergarten graduation which takes place on Friday, June 2 at 10:00 am.  We will be taking a head count in early May so check in with any possible guests to help us have a complete count.  The children perform many songs and dances, and it’s a fun time for all.

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

 

 

Monday
Mar272017

KINDERGARTEN NEWS – 3/10/17

THIS WEEK

-Reading is fun.  Reading is fun.  Reading is fun for everyone.  The more you read, the better you’ll read so read, read, read!  We enjoyed Dr. Seuss fun this week with crafts, books, writing, and math activities.  We are also learning about being citizens, and will be working on a book over the next several weeks to show what we have learned.  For Jesus time we had the story of Jesus healing a paralyzed man (Mark 2:1-12).  Children learned that they can pray both for themselves and others, knowing that Jesus cares.

NEXT WEEK

-Friday is a half day of school.  We will have some St. Patrick’s Day fun during the week and focus on /e/ word families in reading and subtraction in math. 

-Friday is also the end of the quarter, so formal assessments of basic skills will be taking place in the next couple weeks.

-Snack Reminder: Monday-Dalilah, Tuesday-Joey, Wednesday-Max, Thursday-Zoe, Friday-Samantha.

-Lunch Volunteers: Wednesday-Wright.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday
Mar032017

KINDERGARTEN NEWS – 3/3/17

THIS WEEK

-We learned about keeping our teeth healthy, worked on 3D shapes, had a new book and practiced /ix/ and /ox/ words.  For Jesus Time our story was about the widow’s mite -

(Luke 21:1-4).  We want the children to know that we can trust God to take care of all our needs just as the widow in the story did.  She gave all she had as an offering to the Lord, trusting that He would provide all she needed.

NEXT WEEK

-We celebrate Dr. Seuss with activities centered around his many books.

 -Snack Reminder: Monday-Angelina, Tuesday-Caitlin, Wednesday-Mia, Thursday-Ellie, Friday-Rhoderic.

-Lunch Volunteers for next week: Monday-Pritts, Wednesday-Ward, Friday-Galindo.  See you at noon!  The lunch schedule for those who volunteered is in the Friday Folder.  Thank you for volunteering.

PRAISE AND THANKSGIVING

-Joey is home from the hospital.  He will be recuperating at home for another week.

HAWAIIAN VACATION UPDATE

-Check the Friday Folder for volunteer opportunities for our “trip to Hawaii”.  All volunteer forms should be returned no later than March 15th – earlier if possible.

-On Tuesday, March 28 and Wednesday, March 29 children will be able to dress for and bring things for our Hawaiian vacation.  Children may wear or bring to change into…. shorts, colorful shirts (no non Hawaiian slogans or pictures…may wear solids, flowers, stripes, ocean & beach pictures), sundresses, bathing suits and cover ups, sunglasses, hats, sunscreen, beach towels, kahki or colorful pants (no jeans).  No sandals or flip flops.  Socks must be worn.  It’s a fun time for the children, so start gathering your things now so we will be ready for our big adventure.

Have a good weekend.  Jesus Loves You!

 

Friday
Feb242017

KINDERGARTEN NEWS – 2/24/17


THIS WEEK

-Once upon a time there was a kindergarten class that listened to many fairy tales.  They practiced retelling, characters and setting in reading, performed skits, and participated in art and writing activities to go along with the stories.  They also saw an awesome play at the Stahl Family Theater, and they all learned happily ever after!

-In math we started a unit on 3D shapes.  This week we were introduced to cone, cube, cylinder and sphere.  We will also take a look at pyramids and rectangular prisms in weeks to come.

-For Jesus Time we had the story of Jesus blessing the children.  We want your child to know that Jesus welcomes all children to Himself, offering them forgiveness, love and blessing.

NEXT WEEK

-We will talk about Dental Health and continue to work on 3D shapes.

-February Reading Logs are due on Tuesday.  The March Reading Log is in the Friday Folder.

-Snack Reminder: Monday-Maya, Tuesday-Marisa, Wednesday-Avery, Thursday-Jaden, Friday-Brielle (Happy Birthday!).  The March Snack Calendar is in the Friday Folder.

-There will be a special day on Tuesday to raise money for Rare Disease Day.  We were introduced to this cause last year when one of our students was diagnosed with a rare disease.  We continue to show our support for her and her family by participating in this fund raiser.  See the Parent Bulletin for details.

ALSO IN THE FRIDAY FOLDER

-List 7 of the sight words is in the Friday Folder for those who are ready for a new list.  Review lists are also in the Friday Folder for those who need review.

-The form for lunch volunteers through the end of the school year is in the Friday Folder.  If you want to volunteer please fill out the form and return it in the Friday folder or no later than 3/1.

IN OUR PRAYERS

-We continue to pray for Joey who remains in the hospital as of the writing of this note.  We also pray for Mrs. Oros, Maya’s mom, who broke her leg.  May God strengthen them and give peace to the families knowing that they are in His care.

 LOOKING AHEAD…

-Mark your calendars for the annual kindergarten “trip to Hawaii”.  Parent volunteers will be needed on March 28 & 29 from @10:15-11:30.  Children will be able to wear vacation clothes on these two days and donations of materials for our “trip” will be needed.  Details will be in next week’s Kindergarten News.

Have a good weekend.  Blessings!                  

 

Friday
Feb032017

KINDERGARTEN NEWS – 2/3/17

THIS WEEK

-We enjoyed lessons about our skeletal system, began our work with /o/ word families and worked on equal shares and tally marks in math.  A big thank you to Mr. DiLiberto for coming in the speak to the class about bones.  The children really enjoyed his presentation.

-For Jesus time we had the story of Jesus choosing His disciples.  Just as Jesus called these men, He has called all of us to be His helpers, to share His love, and to tell others about Him.

NEXT WEEK

-It’s the 100th day of school on Thursday, and our week will be filled with many counting and number activities.  For our Thursday afternoon snack we will be having the pizza party we won for collecting the most box tops.  It will be a fun culmination to our 100 days of school celebration.

-Snack Reminder: Monday-Angelina, Tuesday-Joey, Wednesday-Caitlin, Thursday-Mrs. Johnson, Friday-Mia.

 IN OUR PRAYERS

-Our classmate Rhoderic remains in the hospital.  He is beginning to show signs of improvement, although he was still undergoing medical procedures.  Please continue to keep him and his family in your prayers. 

That’s all for this week.  Blessings!