Kindergarten Class News

Kindergarten Teacher, Leslee Johnson




-We had a fun visit to the fire station and learned about fire safety.  We also celebrated Pastor Appreciation Month by making cards for Pastor Heinz, had new reading books, and practiced joining sets in math.  For Jesus Time we had the story of Jacob and Esau (Genesis 27, 28:10-22).  Even though Jacob sinned by stealing his brother’s blessing, God had a plan to work everything out for the best.  God comes to us with forgiveness and grace and promises to be with us in all circumstances.

-A big thank you to PTL for the new computers and ipads.  We are so grateful for all of the hard work PTL does to provide for our students.  Three of our ipads were purchased with a grant from the Menasha Corporation.  What a blessing it is to have this technology available to us.


-Snack Reminder: Tuesday-John, Wednesday-Dhereck, Thursday-Jordy.

-The Relay-a-Thon is on Friday beginning at 1:30 pm.  Children will participate in relays with their chapel families.  Should be a fun afternoon. 


-Parent-Teacher conferences are scheduled for November 1-3.  There is no school on Friday, November 3rd.  In the Friday Folder you will find a paper with your scheduled conference time.  If you would like to change your time, there is a sheet of available times for kindergarten attached to the conference sheet.  There are many options available because of the small class size.  If there are siblings in another grade, you will need to check with that teacher for available times.  I can help you schedule with another grade if needed.

That’s it for this week.  Enjoy your weekend.  Blessings!




-We started off the week with an awesome stamina party.  Tents and flashlights were used to celebrate our 15 minutes of reading stamina.  We actually read for 20 minutes under the tents.  This is a quiet activity that can be replicated at home to encourage reading.

-This week the children started to choose their own word work activities to practice their sight words.  We read new books and worked with counting on in math.  We have been focusing on the changes in the seasons for science and social studies by working with poems, art and a variety of fiction and nonfiction books. 

-For Jesus time we had the story of the birth of Isaac to Abraham and Sarah.  From Abraham’s family came the blessing of our Savior, who brings us eternal life. We are truly blessed!


-We will walk to the fire station on Tuesday – rain or shine (not storms).  Children should come in dress code and wear comfortable walking shoes.

-Snack Reminder:  Tuesday-Evan, Wednesday-Livia, Thursday-Shylar, Friday-Emily


-One of our kindergarten friends has been diagnosed with a peanut allergy.  Please keep this in mind when sending snacks.


-Thursday, October 26th is Family STEM Night.  Plan to join us to participate in STEM challenges to do together as a family.

-Friday, November 3rd is Parent-Teacher Conferences.  There is no school on this day.  You will be receiving details about this next week.

That’s all for this week.  Enjoy your weekend.  Jesus Loves You!








-We had a great week of learning and fun.  The children are doing a good job with their reading and writing activities, and we met with our 8th grade buddies for the first time this school year.  Be sure to ask your child to show you the pictures he/she made with their buddy.

 -Our Bible story was about Abraham.  God blessed Abraham, and He blesses us as well. Each day when your family prays together, thank God for some of the many blessings He has given to you, especially the gift of eternal life in heaven.


-No school on Friday for a Teacher Meeting.

 -Snack Reminder: Tuesday-John, Wednesday-Dhereck, Thursday-Jordy

 -We will start to collect things for our fall science table.  Children are welcome to contribute to the table with items brought from home – fall leaves, acorns, gourds, and other fall items are welcome.


We walk to the Jefferson Park fire station on Tuesday, October 10th at 9:45 am.  Let me know if you would like to walk with us.  A permission slip is in the Friday Folder.  Please sign and return this as soon as possible.


-Both of these items were sent home today.  Reading logs are due the last school day of the month when we will have a reading celebration recognizing our awesome readers.  The October word list is new and will be worked on at school beginning next week. 


 -Please remember that all items in the Spanish folder should remain in the Spanish folder for use during Spanish class.  Mr. Bryant likes to send them home so you can see what your children are learning, but they are reviewed each week and need to be kept in the folder.  Thank you for your understanding.

Have a good weekend.  Blessings!






-We had fun with color science activities, had our first artist lesson on Piet Mondrian, practiced math and reading stations, worked on reading and writing stamina, and focused on God’s creation of people at Jesus Time.  Pete the Cat was a favorite at story time and throwing and catching were practiced in gym class.

-Your child’s Spanish folder is in the school bag today.  Spanish folders should remain in the school bag with the papers inside.  Mr. Bryant, our Spanish teacher, would like you to see what the children are learning, but reuses the papers in the folder from week to week.  Now you have two folders to keep in the school bag, the red one and the blue one!  Thank you for your cooperation.

-Important information about the PTL School Store fundraiser is in the Friday Folder and parent bulletin.  Check it out and see how you can help raise money for our school.


-Snack Reminder: Tuesday–John, Wednesday-Dereck, Thursday-Jordy

-Friday is the Book Fair and PTL Family Game Night. See the Parent Bulletin for details.

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





-Run, run as fast as you can! You can’t catch me.  I’m the gingerbread man.  Excitement was in the air as we toured the school looking for our missing gingerbread cookies.  We made traps, drew plans, compared different versions of the gingerbread man stories and had a little gingerbread science.

-In addition to gingerbread fun, we also practiced writing our names the school way, worked in free choice centers, learned to use the SmartBoard and computers, and worked with math manipulatives.  We also had our first Spanish and music classes with Mr. Bryant and Mrs. Jurica.

-For Jesus Time we sang songs, prayed together, and learned about our theme Bible verse: Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”


-No School on Monday for Labor Day.

-We will continue our gingerbread study with a variety of literature, STEM projects, and  other activities which will serve as informal assessments for writing and math.  On Friday each child will bring home a book highlighting our activities with the gingerbread man.   There will also be a few beginning of the year individual assessments in preparation for upcoming reading and math activities.

That’s all for this week.  Have an awesome weekend.  Blessings!