Kindergarten Class News

Kindergarten Teacher, Leslee Johnson

Thursday
Feb152018

KINDERGARTEN NEWS – 2/15/18

THIS WEEK

-It was another busy week filled with writing, addition, and reading activities.  For a special treat on Valentine’s Day we did STEM activities in a “Minute-to-Win-It” style.  Thank you so much for all the valentine surprises.  I appreciate your thoughtfulness, and the children had a wonderful time at the party. 

-For Jesus Time we had the story of Jesus changing water into wine.  We want your child to know that Jesus is powerful and compassionate enough to care for our every need.

NEXT WEEK

-We will study author, Laura Numeroff, in preparation for our family author night on Friday.

-There is no school on Monday for President’s Day.

-Snack Reminder: Tuesday-Mrs. Johnson, Wednesday-John, Thursday-Evan, Friday-Livia.

FAMILY AUTHOR NIGHT

-Remember, Friday, February 23 is our family author night.  We will pay tribute to author Laura Numeroff through a variety of activities.  Early Childhood (PS-K) children and their families are welcome to join us for the fun.  Please fill out the RSVP in the Friday Folder if you plan to attend.

That’s all for this week.  Have a great four day weekend.  Blessings!

 

 

Thursday
Feb152018

KINDERGARTEN NEWS – 02/09/2018

THIS WEEK

-100, 100, 100!  Our week was filled with the number 100 – in reading, writing, snacks, STEM, and of course math.  The children brought home their Zero the Hero books today.  We made a page every tenth day of school and added some of our 100 work.  Did you know that a googol is the number one with 100 zeroes? 

-For Jesus Time we read Psalm 100 and praised God with singing and instruments.  We also had the story of Jesus Calming the Sea.  We learned that Jesus cares about us and what we are going through.  He is always with us.

NEXT WEEK

-There is no school on Friday.  Teachers will be attending the Urban Teachers Conference at Concordia University.  On Monday, February 19th there is no school for Presidents Day.

-Children should bring their valentines in on Wednesday for our valentine party in the afternoon.  Children may also bring a small treat or trinket to share with the class.  We will be doing STEM activities with candy hearts for our “party games”.

-Snack Reminder: Monday-Emily, Tuesday-Jordy, Wednesday-Evelyn, Thursday-Dhereck

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

-Remember that the Early Childhood Author Night is Friday, February 23 starting at 6:30 pm.  We will be celebrating author, Laura Numeroff.  Early Childhood families will meet in the Fellowship room, then rotate between the early childhood classrooms doing activities.  The evening will end back in the Fellowship Room with more activities and snacks.  Hope to see you there.   

Blessings on your weekend. 

 

Friday
Feb022018

KINDERGARTEN NEWS – 2/2/18

THIS WEEK

-We were back to our regular schedule after a busy Lutheran Schools week.  We worked with comparing numbers, celebrated our January reading, and started work with our /o/ word families.  For science we started a unit on Force and Motion.  We found out that all objects need a force to move, and we learned how friction can impact movement.  We had laundry basket races to learn about friction and used balloon cups to compare big and small forces.  We will expand on this topic later in the school year.

-For Jesus Time we had the story of Jesus calling His disciples.  Just as Jesus called these men, He has called your child to be His helper, to share His love, and to tell others about Him.

NEXT WEEK

-We will celebrate the 100th Day of School!  Don’t forget to bring in your bags of 100 items on Monday.

Snack Reminder: Monday-Mrs. Johnson, Tuesday-John, Wednesday-Evan, Thursday-Livia, Friday-Shylar.

READ TO SUCCEED

-If you are interested in earning a free Six Flags admission ticket for your child just by reading, check out the information in the Friday Folder.

LOOKING AHEAD

-St. John’s annual dinner auction is April 21.  Each class is making a project as well as providing a basket of items to be auctioned off.  Baskets are color themed, and families are asked to donate items to go in the baskets.  Kindergarten has the color brown.  Donations of brown items such as chocolate, coffee, tea, pretzels, cookies, etc. should be sent to school to be put in the basket.  Thank you for any help you are able to give with this.  More information is in the Friday Folder.

That’s all for this week.  Have a wonderful weekend.  Blessings!

 

 

 

Friday
Jan262018

KINDERGARTEN NEWS – 1/22/18

THIS WEEK

-We had a fun week filled with Lutheran Schools Week activities.  We also finished our penguin theme, celebrated the 90th day of school, and worked on writing three sentences.   For Jesus Time we met with the whole school every day for devotions based on our theme – It’s all about Jesus.

-In the Friday folder today you will find your child’s second quarter report card, the February word list, the February reading log and the February snack calendar.

NEXT WEEK

-January Reading Logs are due on Wednesday.

-Snack Reminder: Monday-Mrs. Johnson, Tuesday-Emily, Wednesday-Jordy, Thursday-Evelyn, Friday-Dhereck.

FEBRUARY BOOK ORDERS

-Book order forms are in the Friday Folder.  If ordering, please return the order form by Friday, February 2nd with cash or a check made payable to Scholastic Book Clubs.  If ordering online, you may order through February 3rd – use class code P872, or look up my name.  Multiple flyer orders can be paid for with one payment.

LOOKING AHEAD

-We will celebrate the 100th Day of School on Monday, February 5th.  All children are asked to bring in 100 of a single item that will fit in a quart size zip-loc bag.  A bag has been sent home in the Friday Folder.  Please use a quart size bag so that we can make comparisons between the different things that are brought.  Children should count the 100 items themselves, with adult support.  They might count by ones or make ten piles of ten.  It’s up to you.  The bag should have 100 of the same item.  For example:  100 pretzels, 100 toothpicks or 100 pennies.  If your child would like to share the item brought with the class, please attach a small note to the bag, otherwise all items brought will be sent home.  Finally, please do not send the item in before February 5th.   Have fun!

-Valentines Day is February 14th.  All Children should bring in valentine cards to share with their classmates.  Please have your child write classmates’ names on the cards by themselves.  It is often hard for them to read adult writing, and it’s good writing practice for them.  A list of classmate names is on the back of this note.  Cards should not be brought in before the 14th.  Children may also bring a small treat or trinket to share at the party.  This is optional.

That’s all for this week.  Have a wonderful weekend.  Jesus Loves You!    

Friday
Jan122018

KINDERGARTEN NEWS – 01/12/18

THIS WEEK

-We started the new year off with a look at winter.  We had many books, songs, poems, stories, reading and math lessons about our topic.  Our science lessons focused on how matter changes and we finished our study with a fun ice melting game on Friday.  We also met with our chapel families on Friday to make hallway decorations for Lutheran Schools Week.

NEXT WEEK

-No School on Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

-The kindergarten will help with the chapel presentation on Wednesday.   As always, you are welcome to attend chapel at 9:00 am in the church.

-We will meet with our 8th grade buddies on Friday afternoon.

-Snack Reminder: Tuesday-Mrs. Johnson, Wednesday-Emily, Thursday-Jordy, Friday-Evelyn.

LOOKING AHEAD

-Lutheran Schools Week begins January 21st with the children singing at the 11:00 am worship service.  The singing will take place at the beginning of the service.  Watch for more information.

-There are special dress up days and activities beginning January 22nd.  See the Parent Bulletin for details. 

-VIP Day is on Friday, January 26th.  This is also a half day of school.   Children may invite grandparents, aunts, uncles, neighbors, nannies or family friends to be their VIP for the morning. 

Parents are asked to help PTL.  Many hands are needed for this day.  If a child does not have a VIP, they may share with a classmate.    VIPs do not spend the entire time with the children.  There is a half hour period when they visit the classroom and then children may sit with their VIP for closing chapel.  VIPs who are shared between siblings will switch classrooms halfway through and all will sit together in chapel.  Please fill out the paper in the Friday Folder indicating if your child will have a VIP.  Return it as soon as possible to the kindergarten classroom. 

That’s all for this week.  Have a great three day weekend.  Blessings!