Pre-Kindergarten News

May 26, 2017

As we conclude our unit Healthy Food/Healthy Body, the children reviewed what they have learned during the past few weeks.  The class read, discussed, drew, and wrote about what they now know about healthy habits, healthy food choices and the importance of exercise.  The most important component in the development of a young child is the growth in their spiritual life.  Through the work of the Holy Spirit, our faith has grown in the truth and knowledge of God’s Word. 

Literature Theme - Learning Together

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Share healthy snacks with your child and talk with him or her about why you used certain types of foods to create them.

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Visit a local park or playground on a regular basis and encourage your child to play on the equipment there.

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Talk with your child about why everyone needs proper clothing to stay healthy.  Together, select some of your family’s outgrown or gently-used clothing and donate it. 

Religion – Paul is Changed – The lesson of Paul provides us with many opportunities to talk about forgiveness and God’s unfailing love for us.   God came to Paul and blessed him and gave him faith.  This was done even though Paul had been so sinful.  Like Paul God gives us faith, grows that faith in us, and leads us to live in faith as children of God. 

River Bend Nature Center – A huge thank you goes out to all the parents who helped lead us on our adventure yesterday.  What an amazing sight to witness as the children tromping through the woods laughing and playing, stopping to observe worms, snails, flowers, bugs, tadpoles, frogs, and turtles. 

Carnival – At the time of this writing, we are eagerly awaiting our final fun event, the school carnival.  We know there will be games and fun activities but the rest is a big surprise. 

Dramatic Play – We have had so many different play stations set up here throughout the year.  We had a final request for a race track, but I did have to say no to that one.  That sounds like a trip to the Wisconsin Dells this summer for that adventure.  Instead we went back to the traditional house corner.  Babies were being taken care of and some amazing meals prepared.  Parents, with all this practice, you’re sure to have an easy summer. 

Summer Worship Schedule – Keeping Christ the center of our lives has been a prime focus throughout this school year and as we depart for summer vacation, let me personally invite you to attend worship services here at St. John’s.  We offer Services Thursday evening at 7:00 or Sunday morning at 9:00.  If you are a member of another congregation, I encourage you to continue a regular weekly church schedule.  Faith comes from hearing, hearing the Word of God. 

Last day of Pre-Kindergarten – As a final and parting note, it has been a true pleasure working with your children this year.  Their natural sense of curiosity has led to the development of many child-inspired learning situations.  This has been an awesome class and I look forward to next fall as we continue together down the path of creating life-long learners. Have a great summer.  

 

 

May Snack Prayer
(Sung to the Doxology)
We thank you for the world so sweet
We thank you for the food we eat
We thank you for the birds that sing
We thank you Lord for everything
Amen
 

2016-2017 School Theme:  From Start to Finish...God With Us
“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End."  Rev. 22:13