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


February 27, 2015

Religion - Jesus blesses us in many ways.  So often, however, it’s easy to take His blessing for granted.  Ten men plagued with Leprosy cried out to Jesus, “Have mercy on us!”  The prognosis was bleak.  Faced with the certainty of pain and suffering and no chance of a cure, these men turned to the only remaining hope.  Could this Jesus, whose spreading reputation as a healer, offer any help?  The prescription was simple, “Go to the Temple and show yourself to the priest.”  To their surprise as they journeyed along, a miraculous transformation took place.  Undoubtedly an occasion to celebrate and rejoice, but only one stopped and returned to Jesus to say “Thank you!”   Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good.  Psalm 107:1

Lenten Service
The preschool and kindergarten children will be singing for the mid-week Wednesday Lenten Service on March 18th, at 6:30. Our church also offers a dinner served from 5:00-6:00.  On this night the Mission Guild will be serving chili and hotdogs.  I know many of you have obligations at your own churches during the season of Lent but Mr. Preuss, our organist, wants to give all the different groups an opportunity to add to our worship services.  Please note that this is a worship service and not a special program.  We will be singing at the very beginning of the service and the children will then go sit with you or they can stay with me.  Thanks for allowing us to also enrich your child’s spiritual life. 

Kindergarten Golf
Our school has been very blessed to have a grandpa, Coach John, Racine Country Club’s golf pro, offer his services in leading SNAG, a golf camp for our students in grades kindergarten-eighth grade.  He along with Coach Matt met with us on Tuesday and Thursday where we learned a proper club grip, putting towards a target, and chipping off a tee.  He brings in all the equipment so that each child is given a solid half hour of practice.  We really enjoyed our time with Coach John and Coach Matt and look forward to two more sessions next week. 

What Have We Learned
Language – Our new story this week is an Old Russian folk tale, The Wood Cutter’s Cap.  It’s very similar to The Mitten which most of us have heard.  We spent a great deal of time on comprehension strategies by comparing and contrasting different versions of these two stories. 

Writing – Our new word “here” is a little hard to understand.  So we developed some riddles in which we used the word to describe a certain location.  For example, I can go here to see an alligator.  The goal was for our classmates to guess the correct location. The eighth grade students are working on riddles so we’re going to go upstairs next week and read ours to them. 

Math – The Smart Board was used as the math learning center this week.  Mrs. Witek created a math game in which we had to look at animal pictures and determine if the sets of animals represented an addition or subtraction problem. Counting the sets and representing them with a corresponding number along with the correct symbol helped build math equations.  This, along with the previous few weeks dedicated to subtraction, was to prepare the children for the conclusion of…(dun, dun, dun!)  Chapter 6 SUBTRACTION!!!!!   I have to admit, this was a challenge, but still a learning experience for all!   

Phonics – We met Queenie Queen and her very shy letter Q.  We found out that Q is so shy that she has to have her best buddy U by her side. 

Science – What are natural resources and how can we use them wisely?   

Art – Check out our Happy Little House paintings depicting the blessings we have here in Wisconsin with the four seasons of the year.  


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