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


November 20, 2015

Religion - During the upcoming season of Advent we prepare for the celebration of Jesus’ birth.  God prepared his people for the coming of a Savior by sending John to Zechariah and Elizabeth.  This week we saw how God used the angel Gabriel to deliver an important message to Zechariah.  Zechariah didn’t believe the message and what happened to him?  God is faithful to all His promises, especially His promise of a Savior.            The Lord is faithful to all His promises.  Psalm 145:13

Christmas Program
Mark your calendar for Monday December 14th.  The preschool and kindergarten children will present their annual Christmas program at 7:00 PM.  Family and friends are invited.  Cookies and punch will be served in the cafeteria following the program.  Please continue working on the assigned scripture verses that will be recited during our program.   

A Celebration of Blessings
Tuesday November 24th is the big day of our Celebration of Blessings meal.  We will be joined with the preschoolers and the rest of the school to share a meal together.  We will be eating at 12:00 in the gym.  The children should arrive between 11:45 and12:00 so that we can be in the gym on time.  We will be serving turkey, mashed potatoes with gravy, corn, jellied cranberry sauce, rolls and an apple dessert.  There is no charge for this meal so that all can be included.  If you have any questions, please email me at 

Thanksgiving Vacation
Please note that we only have school on Monday and Tuesday next week.  With this short week and many special activities planned, I won’t be sending home a class newsletter.  I thank God for each and every child here in my class and that you have entrusted them in my care.  Have a wonderful holiday. 

What Have We Learned
Language – We explored a new concept this week and we looked at the structure of a sentence.   How does a sentence begin and what punctuation mark lets us know the sentence has ended? 
Phonics – We continued with Nyle Noodle and the letter N. 
Math – We finished up chapter 4 with the numbers 1-10.  Not only are we counting and recognizing numbers, but also comparing two sets and determining which set has more or less. 
Science – How do animals protect themselves?  One way is for an animal to camouflage themselves into their surroundings.  We used the story A Color of His Own by Leo Lionni as an example of how chameleons have this unique defense system. Scrapbook paper leaves dictated what our chameleons looked like.  Take a peek, they are hanging on the cabinets in our classroom. 
Dramatic Play – The prekindergarten class, which inhabits our classroom in the morning, are learning about communities and the people who work there.  They are developing places of employment throughout the room.  We are intrigued with some of their work and were elated to find out that we would be able to participate in some of their fun.  This week we were able to visit the ice cream shop and the Pizzeria.  This also alleviated the “Hey we didn’t get to do a pizza shop” for those who were in my prekindergarten class last year,
P.E. – Colonial children played much differently than we do today.  They would play a game with a hoop and a stick.  Hula Hoops made the perfect substitute so that we could try it out.  We sure worked off a lot of energy chasing that hoop around the gym.  




2015-2016 School Theme: Have No Fear Little Flock
“Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.”  Luke 12:32