Pre-Kindergarten

"A Mighty Fortress Is Our God"

"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble."  (Psalm 46:1)

 


     Welcome to St. John's Lutheran Pre-Kindergarten! Classes are designed for children who are four years old by Sept. 1st. We meet Monday-Friday from 8:50a.m.-11:45a.m.. Child care is available if your child needs extended care. We would love to tell you a little about what we have to offer. Be sure to check out the links below to see a daily schedule, weekly activities, and the weekly newsletter.

    Our goal is to encourage your child's curiosity, language skills, emotional development, creativity, confidence and critical thinking in a playful environment. Most important is the message that he/she is a child of God and his/her first independent step into learning will occur in a loving Christ-Centered classroom.

About Our Pre-Kindergarten Program

     Our Pre-K program is a play-based learning environment where we play S.P.E.C.S.  Your child will be engaged Spiritually, Physically, Emotionally, Cognitively, and Socially. 

    Much of our formal learning occurs during circle time and when the children are in the centers. Circle time is a time for language development, socialization, following directions and story time. I have combined two curriculums to make a great learning environment for your child. I will be utilizing the “DLM Early Childhood Learning Express” along- side “Handwriting Without Tears” while also creating a variety of activities to fit the needs of your growing child. 

     For our Bible time, we use Concordia Publishing House “One in Christ”. This curriculum is great in helping  children learn about Jesus and grow in their understanding of God's love for them. This curriculum provides a framework for children to explore, express, create, and relate to one another each day. Your child will bring home a story sheet every week so you can see what we are learning and reinforce the lesson at home. 

     The centers provide your child/children with the opportunity to choose the activities they desire and to work independently or in small groups at their own pace and ability level. Children this age learn best by doing and through repetition. . Here are some of the learning centers your child/children might experience in a day: ABC Center, Author’s Center, Art, Writing, Math, Construction, Science, Bible, Write-the-Room, Dramatic Play, Listening, and Reading Centers. The centers are changed on a regular basis to provide the children with different and new opportunities for investigation and learning.

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Our Busy Week

Weekly Newsletter

Snack Calendar

FAQs


 

Daily Schedule

8:50 Guided Play
9:00 Calendar
9:15 Literacy Development
9:30 Learning Centers
10:15 Circle Time
10:30 Snack
10:45 ABC Time
11:00 Recess
11:15 Bible/Chapel on Wednesday
11:30 Social and Emotional Development
11:40 Getting Ready for Dismissal

*Please note that we have chapel on Wednesday at 11:15 a.m. You are welcome to
join us in the church sanctuary.


Supplies

  •  Extra Set of Clothes
  • 1 Large Package of Napkins
  • 1 Box of Kleenex
  • 1 Container of Baby Wipes
  • 1 Bottle of Hand Sanitizer
  • 15 Gallon Sized Ziplocs
  • 1 Spray Cleaner with Bleach
  • 1 Spiral Notebook
  • Regular Sized School Backpack

 

About Mrs. Hasseldahl

School:               St. John's Lutheran School
School Phone:     (262) 633-2758
Email:                 hasseldahl@stjohnsracine.org

About The Teacher:

I am first a child of God. I am also a wife to my husband Kevin and a mother to my three busy boys, Josiah, Micah, and Benaiah.  I graduated from Concordia University in 2006 with a major in Elementary Education with a Lutheran Teachers diploma and a minor in English Language Learners. This year marks my 6th year in teaching. I am very blessed that God has called me to serve at St. Johns as a part-time pre-kindergarten teacher.  I look forward to working with you and your child.

Mission Statement:

My mission is to improve the educational opportunities for all my students in a Christian environment; while designing lessons to meet the needs of the learners; to document learning outcomes for reflective practices of faith and knowledge and to assist in the development of students’ desire for life-long learning and life-long focus on Jesus Christ our Savior.

 

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Resources

Racine Public Library
75 Seventh St.
Racine, WI 53403
262-636-9241
racinelibrary.info

starfall.com
This is a great website to increase early letter and sound recognition.

mothergooseclub.com
This is a free website that reinforces many of the nursery rhymes we do in class. All the nursery rhymes have a picture and music to sing along with.