Religion - We want your child to know that God sent Jesus to care for all our needs, including eternal life. Jesus gives us what we need for life here on earth, but also, and most important, gives us the gift of life forever in heaven. This week’s Bible story shows that Jesus cares about all our needs, even being hungry. Imagine how Jesus could feed over ten thousand people with just two fish and five small loaves of bread. Everyone ate their fill, and there were leftovers. He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7
The Mostaccioli Dinner scheduled for Saturday April 5th is more than just a social event. Our PTL sponsors many programs and activities throughout the school year. This dinner along with a silent auction is to raise money for next year’s events. Be sure to mark your calendars and more information will come as we get closer to the date.
What Have We Learned
Language – We started a new language theme “Wheels Go Around”. Our first story of the week, The Wheels on the Bus had everyone singing along.
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.
Phonics – We took a look at a new word family. So far we have been introduced to the “at”, “an”, and “it” families. Our new words end with “ig”. To help reinforce at home what we’re doing at school, try building words with these four endings. Write out the words on index cards to make a learning center game. Try sorting by ending sounds, sorting by beginning sounds, reading a list of words, or making your own sentences. We met Dudley Duck and his letter Dd. We were also introduced to the word “for”. How is it different from the number word?
Writing – We are working on an informational class book explaining what safety signs are for. We were able to choose a safety sign, illustrate our understanding of the sign, and then use words to create an appropriate sentence.
Art – Looking for a new car? We have the latest 2014 models right here in the kindergarten showroom. Ours are easy on gas also.
Science – We assumed the role of a scientist by observing a basket of common objects. We looked for characteristics that were similar and different. We then sorted all the items into two groups. It was interesting to see how two different groups decided what their sorting rule should be.
Music – The Wheels on the Bus
Lenten Services - Wednesday March 5th was Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent. At St. John’s Lutheran Church we offer mid-week Lenten Services at 4:00 and 6:30 with a supper served from 5:00-6:00. The school children take turns participating in the 6:30 PM worship service with a special song. Just a heads to get it in your planners, it will be our turn on Wed. April 2nd. We will sing at the very beginning of the 6:30 Service. You can come early and have dinner at 5:00. These services are scheduled at 6:30 to allow 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. They can either sit with me or sit with you.
2013-2014 School Theme: Blessed to Serve
“I became a servant of this gospel by the gift of God’s grace given me through the working of his power.” Eph. 3:7