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


February 24, 2017


ReligionWe want your child to hear again that Jesus can heal sicknesses in our bodies and that He can heal the sin-sickness in our hearts.  In this Bible story, a paralyzed man’s friends knew that they could come to Jesus with their problems.  They went to extremes to bring their friend to Jesus--moving part of the roof to lower their friend’s cot down the opening so that he could reach Jesus.  Pray that your child’s faith is strengthened each day so that he or she knows to confidently come to Jesus with any problem and concern, for him or herself, but also for others.   Ask your child, “What did Jesus do first when he saw the paralyzed man?”  He forgave the man’s sins!  Then Jesus told him to get up and walk.  Jesus takes care of our need for forgiveness so that we receive the promise of life everlasting.  Through faith, we can know and believe that Jesus is true God, able to heal our bodies and our souls. 

Bless the LORD…who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases.  Psalm 103:2-3

Aldo Leopold and the Ghost of Sand County
Aldo Leopold (1887-1948) is considered the father of wildlife conservation and he established himself in our very own state of Wisconsin. We enjoyed a live musical performance presented by Kohls Wild Theater where Aldo sends his children on an adventure into the Wisconsin wilderness. Aldo’s children encounter different animals that are home to Wisconsin’s forests as they solve the mystery of a curse set by the Ghost of Sand County. We discovered the importance of conserving the land and protecting the habitats of God’s creatures that live here in Wisconsin.  As always, an excellent presentation straight from the same group that presents four shows daily at the Milwaukee County Zoo.  You can visit them at the Kohls Wildlife Theater located in the Family Farm section.

What Have We Learned

Language Lesson Focus – Making Discoveries

Essential Question – What do scientists do when they discover something new?

Phonics – Review Week with the letters Ii, Gg, Rr, and Dd

Words to Know – This is the final week of Unit 4 so no new words have been introduced.  This unit focused of these words; is, how, of, where, so many, find, this, from, came, but, on, will, be, into, that, your, who, go, for, here, they, soon, up. 

Writing – Opinions   Do you like rainy days?  Well we certainly had some opinions and reasons that helped shape those thoughts.  You can find our writing assignment hanging in the classroom. 

Vocabulary – Can you tell me what the word curious means?  To a kindergarten child, you might hear, “It means to be curious about something.”  We used synonyms to help give definitions and aid in understanding of new words. 

Phonological Awareness – We have been working most of the year with blending sounds together to form words.  Last week we added a letter s to the end of a word to make a plural.  This week we concentrated on adding a new letter to the beginning of a short 3-letter word to make a new word.  For example, pin became spin.  This also gave us an introduction to consonant blends. 

Math – We started a unit counting and representing numbers 11-19.  It is really important for those children who are still having difficulty with the numbers 6-10 to spend some time practicing those numbers at home.  To help us gain a better understanding of these new numbers, we are adding onto what we already know.  For example, the number 12 is a set of 10 plus 2 more. 

Art – We completed the illustrations to our class book, I Wonder……, and the final step will be tackled next week.  We need to find sources and answers to our questions.

Science – God has blessed us with our planet Earth and has entrusted us to take care of His creation.  The topic of recycling and protecting our natural resources led the discussion on how we can be responsible citizens. 

Lenten ServicesNext week, March 1st, is Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the season of Lent.  St. John’s Lutheran Church offers mid-week Lenten Services at 4:00 and 6:30. The school children take turns participating in the 6:30 PM worship service with a special song.  It will be our turn to sing on Wed., April 5th at the very beginning of the 6:30 Service. These services last approximately 45 minutes.  This allows our young children the opportunity to hear God’s Word and still get home for a decent bedtime.  With that in mind, I would like the children to stay for the entire service and hear Pastor Gilbert’s message.  They can either sit with me or sit with you. The children should meet in our classroom at 6:15.   Don’t worry about rushing home, feeding your children, and coming back in time for church.  Have we got a deal for you!  We also provide a meal for our school and church families between the two church services.  Our Men’s Group will be serving a spaghetti dinner that night complete with desserts.  I would love to have dinner with you and your children.   Thanks for allowing us to also enrich your child’s spiritual life.   


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