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


January 13, 2017

Please note:  Monday January 16th is an Early Release Day, kindergarten does not meet.


ReligionJesus chose 12 ordinary men to do the serious task of spreading the Good News of salvation everywhere.  God calls His people to be His helpers, to share His love, and to tell others about Jesus, our Savior.  Even we, the kindergarten class, can spread the Good News about Jesus when we talk about our Bible stories, sing songs, and recently, when we recited verses during our Christmas program.     

“Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men”.  Matthew 4:19

Report Card
Today, Jan. 13th, marks the end of the first semester.  We will be changing group tables next week.     Please look for a copy of your child’s report card in their pack today.

Lutheran Schools Week
Very Important – Please note that there have been some schedule changes to this week.  The field trip is on Monday and that will be the day we show school spirit by wearing our blue and white.  No Rock and Roll day.  Tuesday will now be pajama day for the entire school. 
• Sunday Jan. 22 – The entire school is scheduled to sing at the 10:15 worship service
• Monday Jan. 23 – Field Trip to Lutheran High School and wear your blue and white
• Tuesday Jan. 24 – Pajama Day 
• Wednesday Jan 25 – Grandparent’s Day.  Yes, the grandparents can visit in the afternoon. 
• Thursday Jan. 26 – Super Hero Day  
• Friday Jan 27 – Field Trip to Monkey Joes, please sign the enclosed waiver and send back by Wednesday, Jan. 18.
The special lunch on Wednesday doesn’t involve us unless your child goes to daycare and normally eats lunch here at school.  Please let me know if you have questions on our crazy week.  I want to make sure that I have communicated all the events so you can keep up with our plans.

Six Flags Read To Succeed—Enclosed in your child’s pack is a student reading log.  Your child can earn one free Six Flags ticket for 6 hours of reading at home.  All reading logs are due back at school by February 24th.   If you need more space to track your child’s reading, you can write the information down on a second sheet of paper.   

What Have We Learned
Language Lesson Focus – Up in the Sky
Essential Question – What can we see in the sky?
Phonics – Letter Review 
Words to Know – Here is a list of the words that we have learned so far; I, like, and, the, see, we, a, to, come, me, with, my, you, what, are now 
Writing – We are in the process of developing a story that consist of three events happening in sequential order.  Next week, we try constructing sentences to represent our illustrations. 
Art – We finished up our Starry Night pictures which represent the work of Vincent Van Gogh. 
Math – We have been working hard at reading math equations in the reverse direction.  Instead of determining the sum of two sets (2+7=9), we have been presented with a set number and we had to determine different combinations of number pairs. (9= 2+7, 4+5, or 6+3)  These have been very time consuming lessons and each step has been represented with snap cubes and checked by a teacher before new combinations could be formed.  We are excited to move on to subtraction.
Science – What is land?  Best Center Ever!  Mrs. Duchac our 6th grade teacher bought a special microscope that connects to the Smart Board.  We examined soil, sand, and rocks with our eyes then magnified each element and WOW!  It was so cool.  Hair and Mrs. Witek’s dry hands look really awesome also.    


2016-2017 School Theme:  From Start to Finish...God With Us
“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End."  Rev. 22:13