Kindergarten Class News

Kindergarten Teacher, Leslee Johnson




-What a busy week we had in kindergarten!  We traveled to Sweden and Mexico in our Christmas around the world unit, learned the /ip/ word family in reading, practiced number order for math, read stories about the birth of Jesus, had a party with our chapel families, shopped at the bazaar with our 8th grade buddies and had our Christmas program in church.  Next week will probably be just as busy!


-Check the parent bulletin for our special dress up days.  If your child is not participating they should wear their uniform.

-Our class Christmas party will be on Friday.  This is also a half day of school.  If any parent would like to drop in for the last 30 minutes of the party (11:15), we should be playing games and you are welcome to join us.  

-Snack Reminder: Monday-Mrs. Johnson, Tuesday-Evelyn, Wednesday-Dhereck, Thursday-Mrs. Johnson, Friday-Evan (Happy Birthday!)

-December Reading Logs are due on Thursday.

-The Friday Folder next week will have the January reading log, the new word list and the January snack calendar.  Watch for these.

-Friday is a half day of school with dismissal at 11:40.  There is no extended care on this day.

School resumes on January 8th.

Blessings on your weekend.  Jesus loves you!




-We finished our review of November sight words and /a/ word families, practiced making ten in math, and started our Christmas around the world study.  For Jesus Time we are working diligently on our parts and songs for the Christmas Program.  We also had the story of the birth of John the Baptist (Luke 1:5-25, 57-80).  God kept His promise to send a Savior and sent John to prepare God’s people for Jesus.  We can point others to Jesus as their Savior, too.

-In the Friday Folder today are the December sight word list, the December reading log, and the December snack calendar. 

-Reminder: Online book orders due Saturday.


-We continue our Christmas around the world study, begin to get our classroom ready for Christmas, and start work on /i/ word families.

-Snack Reminder: Tuesday-Dhereck, Thursday-Evelyn


-Saturday, December 2nd Breakfast with Santa

-Wednesday, December 13th PS-2nd Christmas Program.  Be in the classroom no later than 6:45 pm.

-Friday, December 15th Children’s Christmas Bazaar.  Watch for details on this fun shopping experience.

-December 18-22 special dress-up days.  Details in upcoming Parent Bulletins.

That’s all for this week.  Blessings!




-We learned a bit about turkeys, learned a turkey song, and made a turkey craft.  We also had a special snack where we made pumpkin pie in a bag and “shook” our own butter to go on crackers.  There was also a fun STEM activity where we used the building materials in the classroom to make a table to hold a Thanksgiving dinner -  which we got from our housekeeping area!  We also celebrated the 60th day of school in math and read more Thanksgiving books for reading class.  For Jesus time we heard and acted out the story of the ten lepers, and we practiced saying “thank you” to our classmates for the little things they do for us.


-We welcome new student, Evelyn, on Monday.  Please remember to send enough snacks for 8 children when it is your turn.

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

-The November Reading Celebration will be next week on Thursday.  Be sure to return November Reading Logs.

-The Scholastic Book Order went home in the daily folder earlier in the week.  If you would like to order books for your child the due date for paper orders is December 1.  Online orders are due December 2. 

That’s all for this week.  Have a blessed Thanksgiving.




-Land Ho!  We sailed our Pilgrim ships filled with 102 Pilgrims that we counted at math time.  We also learned about Pilgrim customs and wrote about what we might take on the Mayflower voyage.  Children also made Mayflower ships from Legos, paper and blocks.

-For reading we used our ipads to listen to stories about the first Thanksgiving, practiced the /ad/ word family and had new reading books about Thanksgiving.  During math we practiced counting, graphing and making tally marks.

-At Jesus Time we learned the story of the fall of Jericho which was very exciting to act out.  We learned that God saves His people from His enemies and blesses them.

-We also met with our 8th grade buddies to make apple turkeys and to write about things we are thankful for.


-We will continue our Thanksgiving theme with a bit of “turkey time”.

-Wednesday is a half day of school.  All children are dismissed at 11:40.  There is no extended care.


-We welcome a new student, Evelyn, to kindergarten starting after Thanksgiving.  Please remember to send enough snacks for 8 children on your snack day.


-The kindergarten children are part of the Christmas program on Wednesday, December 13th.  We have already started to practice songs and speaking parts.  All children should be in the classroom between 6:30-6:45pm on this evening.  More details will be coming.

Have a wonderful weekend.  Blessings!




-We celebrated the 50th day of school 50s style with hula hoops, coke floats, the limbo, hand jivin’, the twist, and of course many, many counting activities. We also had time for reading, writing, and rhyming activities.  It was an awesome week!

-Our Bible Story this week was about God leading His people to the Promised Land.  Jesus miraculously defeated our enemies and leads us to our promised land, heaven.


-The food drive continues.  Please send nonperishable items to the classroom.  We hope to reach 2000 food items for the Joined Hands Food Pantry located here at St. John’s.  Thank you for giving!

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

-Reading Volunteer:  Monday-Wardecki. (2:50 pm)

LOOKING AHEAD TO SNOW…See the Friday Folder for information on cold & snow recess.

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