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


December 19, 2014

Religion - The Wise Men were some of the first people to worship Jesus.  They weren’t part of the children of Israel or Abraham’s family.  God led them by a star and through Scripture, and they worshiped Jesus and showed their love and adoration for Him.  Just as God led people from a faraway land to Jesus, we know that today, people from all nations are to hear about the good news of our Savior’s birth. We give thanks that the Holy Spirit has worked faith in our hearts through the Gospel so that we too can lead others to Jesus.  The good news of our Savior’s birth is for all people. 

Christmas Blessings
I am so pleased with the job that the children did on Monday evening.  What a great blessing we have here at St. John’s Lutheran School to be able to share our faith so freely.   What a turnout we had.  Thank you to all the parents who provided cookies for the reception.  I pray that you all have a very Merry Christmas and safe travels as your connect with family and friends. 

School Board Gift
The bag of caramel popcorn that your child brought home was a gift to the students from our school board. 

What Have We Learned
Language – What happened when a hungry traveler stopped at a village one night?  Those stingy villagers didn’t want to share?  How did a batch of Stone Soup change their attitude?  We continued with a variety of books about friends. 
Phonics – Our new alphabet pal this week is Cali Cat.  This letter can be confusing because it makes so many different sounds.  We will be concentrating on the hard /c/ sound that you hear in the word cat.  The other tricky part of this letter is that the letter /k/ makes the same sound.
Art – We finished up our special winter scene picture.
Christmas Vacation – Today is our last day of school before the holiday break.   Classes resume on Monday, January 6th. 
Art – We created a special ornament to hang on our Christmas trees to help us remember the true meaning of Christmas.
Math – This adding business is getting tricky.  We were given a set of red snap cubes and had to calculate how many more were needed to increase the set to ten.  If that didn’t challenge our brains enough, we then had to write out the math equation that represented the two sets and what happened when we joined them together. 
Science – How do animals protect themselves?


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