God sent His Son, Jesus, to be born on earth so that He could save us from our sins. We needed a Savior, because ever since the time of Adam and Eve, there has been sin in the world. Only God’s perfect Son, both true God and true man at the same time, could solve our problem. God sent the angels to tell the news of Jesus’ birth to the shepherds. The joy and excitement that the shepherds experienced when they ran around Bethlehem telling everyone about the savior’s birth is the same joy and excitement our children can experience when we share the wonderful Christmas Story. Just as the shepherds’ lives were never the same after that night, our lives have been changed forever too.
The program is coming along great. Thank you for all your help with the memory verses. The important things that I’m stressing here at school include: speak clearly (no mush in your mouth), speak slowly, and remember you need to stay in time with your group members. The music is sounding beautiful.
We are planning some fun activities for the last day of school before the holiday break on Friday, December 20th. In the past a small gift exchange between the children has been done. We are eliminating a gift exchange and putting our attentions in a different direction.
Barnes and Noble Event
St. John’s will be participating in a fundraising event in conjunction with purchases made at Barnes and Noble on Monday, Dec. 9th. For those who are available, you can attend breakfast with our principal, Mrs. Klemme, and Pastor Gilbert from 10:00-11:00 AM. Mrs. Klemme will be leading a story hour from 11:00-11:30. Later that evening, you will be able to view a beautiful selection of our children’s artwork while shopping for holiday gifts. See the attached flyer in the school newsletter.
What Have We Learned
Language – We were really excited with our language story this week. My Dad and I, a very simple text, contains lots of words that we recognized and could read! We met Vinny Volcano, and used the word “to” in action sentences. My Fat Cat helped us read different –at words. This week’s take home book A Vat is also good practice. Have your child read the book at home then see if they can spell out different –at words or read a list that you have created. A good trick is to look at the word, say the beginning sound then add the –at ending. /b/ + /at/ = bat
Math – We finished up chapter 4 by comparing numbers one to ten.
Art – One of our projects is a surprise and we can’t tell you about it. The second project is simply amazing. It took us three days to complete, but well worth it. Colorful Christmas trees sit silently as snowflakes gently float to the ground. These will be on display at the Barnes and Noble event on Monday December 9th and then we will be able to take them home.
Science – What is our planet Earth made of?
P.E. – We had a lot of fun with jump ropes.
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