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


April 29, 2016

ReligionWe want your child to know that God, our deliverer, promises to be with us during difficult times.  He or she is beginning to understand that because we live in a sinful world, we will experience pain and hurt.  It is by praying to Jesus and trusting in Him to be present during our “small” situations that you can teach your child to depend upon Him in the “big” situations of the future.  Just like Paul, in our Bible story, reassured those going through difficult times that God is with them.  God hears the cries of His faithful people. 

Be strong and courageous….God is with you wherever you go.  Joshua 1:9

Graduation and More
• We’re beginning to make plans for the big event, Kindergarten Graduation, which will take place on Monday evening May 23rd at 7:00 PM. 
• Tuesday, May 24th we will have a field trip to the Racine Zoo.  I have set up a special Critter Class for our children.  We will meet at the zoo that day at 12:30. More details to follow.
• Friday May 27th is our last day of kindergarten.  We are having a special all school carnival.

What Have We Learned
Language – We finished up our theme about spring with lots of discussions on what special things we do around the house during this time of the year.
Phonics – Distinguishing between the “W” and “Y” sound.  We worked on reading –et and –en words. 
Writing – We worked on a spring job story that detailed three specific steps that need to be completed in a specified sequence.  Additional focus was placed on word spacing, uppercase letters at the beginning of a sentence, and punctuation. 
Art – Georgia O’Keeffe was a famous American painter who painted flowers, greatly magnifying them to the point that they went off the edges of the paper.   We looked closely at a variety of silk flowers to give inspiration to our reproductions of her technique and style.  
Math – This week we enjoyed manipulating purple playdough to create 3-dimensional shapes.  Understanding flat and curved sides help in properly forming the shape.  Mrs. Witek was busy previewing YouTube videos and she found some crazy ones that helped us remember the names of solid 3-dimensional shapes.   
Extra Math – Friday was the day that we talked about cones.  We know that they have curved sides, a flat bottom, and a pointed top. They can roll and slide but not stack.  What cones do we see at home?  Ice cream cones of course.  Audrey just happened to bring ice cream for snack today and Mrs. Witek just happened to have the cones. 
Dramatic Play – After watching the pre-kindergarten space station being built last week, we were ecstatic to find out that this area was going to be part of our weekly activities.  The group on Wednesday was frantic, mission control had lost all contact with the rocket ship.  I couldn’t resist, “Houston, we have a problem!” 
P.E. – What a blessing, Miss Heyn loves sports, has coached, and actually knows soccer skills.  P.E. just got kicked up a notch.  


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