St. John's Lutheran School & Church
510 Kewaunee Street
Racine, WI 53402
Church: (262) 637-7011
School: (262) 633-2758


November 21, 2014

Religion - We want your child to know that God is with us when we are scared.  The Israelites could have been terrified of the people in Jericho.  Jericho had weapons, protection, and a reputation for fighting.  It seemed that God’s people were no match for Jericho.  But things aren’t always what they seem.  Even though Joshua was the current leader, it was God who was in control and won the battle.  God wins the battles in our lives too.  Just like the Israelites, we can trust in our almighty God to help in times of trouble.

Nothing will be impossible with God. Luke 1:37

Parent Conferences
Thank you so much for taking the time to attend your child’s parent conference.  I really enjoyed meeting with you and discussing your child’s progress.  Although no other formal conference time is planned during the school year, we can always get together again if you or I feel the need. 

Christmas Program
Mark your calendar for Monday December 15th.  The preschool and kindergarten children will present their annual Christmas program at 7:00 PM.  Family and friends are invited.  Cookies and punch will be served in the cafeteria following the program.  Each group table will be responsible for reciting a portion of the Christmas story.  Included in this pack you will find the words that your child’s group will say together. 

Thanksgiving Feast
We will be celebrating Thanksgiving with the first and second graders on Tuesday November 25th.   The first graders will be the Native Americans, second grade represents the pilgrims, and us…well, we’re the Turkeys!  It’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it.  If any parents would like to join us and help out, we would appreciate it.  Please note that this is also the last day of school before Thanksgiving.  No newsletter next week, so have a great break.

What Have We Learned
Language – What happened to the little girl in The Amazing Little Porridge Pot when she decided to mess with something that she did not fully understand?    This tale, which parallels a similar storyline found in Strega Nona’s Pasta Pot had over flowing food created by two impatient characters.  What lessons were learned in these stories? 
Writing – We made a book about colonial children. 
Phonics – We were introduced to Nyle Noodle and the letter N. 
Math – We continued to work on number order and comparing numerals.  With the aid of an actual number line, we had a visual tool that helped us understand the concept of greater than, and less than. 
Dramatic Play – The prekindergarten class, which inhabits our classroom in the morning, are learning about communities and the people who work there.  They are developing places of employment throughout the room.  We are intrigued with some of their work and were elated to find out that we would be able to participate in some or their fun.  This week we were able to visit the ice cream shop. 
P.E. – Colonial children played much differently than we do today.  They would play a game with a hoop and a stick.  Hula Hoops made the perfect substitute so that we could try it out.  We sure worked off a lot of energy chasing that hoop around the gym.   



2014-2015 School Theme:  Hooked on Jesus
“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.”  Mark 1:17