Kindergarten Class News

Kindergarten Teacher, Leslee Johnson

Thursday
Feb072019

KINDERGARTEN NEWS – 2/8/19

THIS WEEK

-We celebrated the 100th day of school with a variety of activities in all areas of the curriculum.  Children were excited to collect $100 bills as rewards for acts of kindness, careful work, group participation and good listening.

-Our Bible story this week was “Jesus Calms the Storm.”  We want your child to know that when we are afraid, we can give our fears to God in prayer, trusting that He can bring peace and comfort in everything.

NEXT WEEK

-No school on Friday because of a teacher conference.

-Children may bring valentine cards on Thursday to share with the class.

-We will make up the two LSW activities we did not do because of the extra days off for cold.  On Wednesday your child may wear their chapel family color.  See the note in the Friday Folder for a reminder of your child's color.

-Snack Reminder: Monday-Aris, Tuesday-Elijah, Wednesday-Evie, Thursday-Reilly (Happy Birthday).

-Parent Volunteers:  Tuesday – Reyes (library 1:00 pm), Thursday – Pancorvo (lunch).

FYI

-Our chapel family offerings for the month of February are going to one of our kindergarten families to help with medical bills.  There is also a Go Fund Me page if you would like to help out in this way.  Please see the Parent Bulletin for details.

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

Friday
Feb012019

KINDERGARTEN NEWS – 2/1/19

THIS WEEK

-We had fun during our many Lutheran Schools Week activities, even though we missed a few because of the cold weather.  We also worked on the sound of /o/, had new books for reading and reviewed 2D shapes in math.

-For Jesus Time we met in the church every day to have all school devotions for Lutheran Schools Week.  Devotions were based on Psalm 46 – “Real. Present. God.” God is present in our schools and, through the Holy Spirit, works in powerful ways each day. We celebrate God’s real presence in our school.

NEXT WEEK

-We will celebrate the 100th Day of School all week long.  Don’t forget to bring in your bag with 100 items on Monday. 

-Snack Reminder: Monday-Nia, Tuesday-Avery, Wednesday-Abner, Thursday-Zoey, Friday-Andrea.

-Volunteer Reminder:  Monday–Wright (Lunch), Tuesday-Bergling (Library), Thursday-Pancorvo (lunch).

-The February word list and reading log are in the Friday Folder. 

LOOKING AHEAD

-Children may bring Valentine cards to share with their classmates on February 14th.  A note about this is on the bottom of the February Snack Calendar sent home last week. 

 -Mark your calendars for the annual Early Childhood Reading Family Reading Night.  This year we will celebrate Dr. Seuss on Friday, March 1st beginning at 6:30 pm.  There will be activities, stories, food and fellowship for all.  Hope to see you there.

Enjoy your weekend.  Jesus Loves You!

 

 

 

 

Friday
Jan252019

KINDERGARTEN NEWS – 1/25/19

“Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.”

THIS WEEK

-Report cards were sent home today in the Friday Folder.  If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me. 

-We finished up our study of penguins with some fun science and reading activities.  In math we also celebrated the 90th day of school and practiced working with equal shares.  A big thank you goes to Avery’s mom for making our blubber gloves.  They were a big hit and we repeated the activity several times.    

-For Jesus Time we had the story of Jesus choosing His disciples.  We want your child to know that God called twelve men to follow and learn from Him.  Just as Jesus called these men, He has called us to be His helpers, to share His love and to tell others about Him.

NEXT WEEK

-It’s Lutheran Schools Week.  Check the Parent Bulletin for the special dress-up days.  Don’t forget to return the RSVP for VIP Day so we can plan for the number of guests attending.

-Friday is a half day of school.  Pick up at 11:30 am or sign up for extended care. 

-Completed January reading logs are due on Thursday, January 31.

-Book orders are due on Friday, Februarys 1. 

-Snack Reminder: Monday-Henry, Tuesday-Isaiah, Wednesday-Madelyn, Thursday-Aria (Happy Birthday!).  The February Snack Calendar is in the Friday Folder.

-Classroom Volunteer Reminder:  Monday-Wright (lunch), Tuesday-Bergling (library), Thursday-Pancorvo (lunch).

IN THE FRIDAY FOLDER

-See the bottom of the February Snack Calendar for information about Valentine’s Day.

-100 Days of School homework is also in the Friday Folder.

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

Friday
Jan182019

KINDERGARTEN NEWS – 1/18/19

“Blessed…are those who hear the word of God and keep it.”

THIS WEEK

-We reviewed all basic skills this week, started a unit on penguins and heard the story of the boy Jesus in the temple.  As a boy, Jesus was found in His Father’s house. In God’s house we hear His Word, see that Jesus is our Savior, and receive His gifts of forgiveness and salvation.

NEXT WEEK

-No School on Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

-Snack Reminder: Tuesday-Evie, Wednesday-Gabriella, Thursday-Grace, Friday-Joshua.

-Parent Volunteers: Tuesday – Moldovan (library), Thursday – Pancorvo (lunch).

BOOK ORDER

-The February book order is in the Friday Folder.  If you would like to order books, you may do so online at scholastic.com/bookorder (class code P872P) or by returning the paper order to school with a check made payable to Scholastic Book Clubs.  All book orders are due no later than Friday, February 1.  Books usually arrive in 1-2 weeks.

LOOKING AHEAD

-Lutheran Schools Week begins Sunday, January 27th.  Here are 3 things you may want to know more about.  Check the Parent Bulletin for more information.

1 – Each day is a special dress up day.  Details can be found in the Parent Bulletin and were also sent home last week.

2 – Sunday, January 27th is the installation of our new pastor at 6:00 pm.  School children are invited to sing at this service in the church.  Mrs. Jurica has been working on the song in music classes.  Kindergarten knows the first verse of the song.  Children attending will sit with their parents until called forward to sing.

3 – VIP day, hosted by PTL, will be on Friday, February 1.  This is also a half day of school with dismissal at 11:30 am.  Children may invite a VIP to attend activities on this day - grandparents, neighbor, family friend, aunt, uncle, etc.  PTL asks that parents volunteer to help with this event.  See the flyer in the Friday Folder for more information on activities, donations and volunteering.  An RSVP for kindergarten is in the Friday Folder.  VIPs are invited into the classroom for a short time, and it is helpful for me to know who is attending.  If your child does not have a VIP, there are many classmates who are happy to share their VIP.  This usually works out very well.  There is a place for you to indicate sharing on the RSVP.  Watch for more details about this day.

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

 

 

Friday
Jan112019

KINDERGARTEN NEWS – 1/11/19

“Shine as lights in the world, holding fast to the word of life.”

THIS WEEK

-Our lessons for the new year focused on winter.  We had many art and literature activities using snowmen, practiced measuring with snowflakes in math, and had snowball fights with our new sight words.  We also met with our chapel families and played Candyland with our 8th grade buddies.

-Our Bible story was Matthew 2:1-12, the wise men visit Jesus.  We talked about reflecting Jesus’ love and being like a light in the world.  May your own family always feel the warmth of Christ’s light and have hearts filled with songs of praise!

NEXT WEEK

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

-Remember, we now have 17 children in our classroom. Be sure to send enough snacks for 17 children when it is your turn.  Also, please be mindful of both healthy choices and peanut allergies.  Do not send items processed in a facility with nuts.  Special treats are welcome for birthdays and special days.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

-There are still openings for kindergarten library helpers on Tuesdays from 1:00 – 1:30 pm, beginning on January 22,  through the end of February.  If you would like to help out once or twice, just let me know. 

-Would you like to make a “blubber bag” for Tuesday, January 22?  This involves filling zip loc bags with shortening and taping them shut.  If you would like to prepare this for our classroom, let me know and I will send home directions and the materials with your child.  We could use up to 4 bags.

LOOKING AHEAD

-The PTL Dinner Auction will be on April 6.  Each classroom is responsible for gathering items for an auction basket.  Kindergarten will be doing a board game basket.  Please consider donating games, pizza or other gift cards, or anything you think would work in the basket.  Items should be dropped off in the classroom or in the office no later than March 11.

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