Kindergarten Newsletter

May 26, 2017

Religion

We want your child to be reminded, how God wants all people to come to faith in Jesus and to be saved.  He makes us His children as the Holy Spirit works faith in us through His Word and in Baptism.  In our story, Lydia was happy to hear Paul share God’s Word, was baptized, and welcomed Paul into her home.  Sometimes, your child may be less than excited to go to church and hear God’s Word or go to Sunday School or other church get-togethers with other Christians.  As you approach these events, talk about how you’re looking forward to going.  For example, talk about how you enjoy a certain Bible story and are learning so much about Jesus, talk about the beautiful music you want to hear, or other special events.  It is a special time to get together with other believers as God comes to us in His Word and Sacraments.  Just like Lydia, God opens our hearts to understand the Scriptures too, and we, in turn, can share God’s Word with others.  The gracious kindness of our loving God grows in our hearts too, so that we also can show gracious kindness to others and enjoy the fellowship of other believers. 

 

Important Information

Monday  May 29th      Memorial Day – No School

Tuesday May 30th       Graduation – The children should come to the classroom at 6:45.

                                    The program will begin at 7:00 in the gym.

                                    Cake and punch will be served immediately following in the cafeteria.

Wed. May 31st            Our last day – The school carnival is scheduled for that day. To give this day a more carnival feel, we will also be eating lunch together at 12:30 when the children arrive.  Hot dogs, chips, and watermelon are on the menu. 

 

What Have We Learned

Language Lesson Focus – Good Neighbors

Essential Question – What can I do to be a good friend and a good neighbor?

Words to Know – Review:  do, down, have, help, went, only, little, just, one, every, ask, walk, look, out, off, take, very, their, saw, put, our day, too, show

Phonics – Short vowel sounds

Language – This week we shared a variety of stories that dealt with graduating and moving on.  This is always a little sad for Mrs. Witek.  On the first day of school we read a story entitled Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten. It is only fitting that we end with Miss Bindergarten Celebrates the Last Day of Kindergarten.  It was really interesting to see how the children responded to the question, “How does Miss Bindergarten feel on the very last day of school?”  Oscar noticed that in the illustration, she had a small tear falling from her eye.  Amalia pointed out that sometimes grown-ups cry when they are happy.  So…..was Miss Bindergarten happy or sad and why? 

Math – Snap cubes became our unit of measurement as we explored height and length.   

 

End of the Year - I would just like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your help and support throughout this school year.  This has been an awesome year with a great bunch of children.  I feel so blessed to work in a school that has such a strong supportive and dedicated group of parents.  Most of all we are able to share the love of God on a daily basis which helped grow and strengthen the faith in all of us.  

 

 

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