Kindergarten Class News

Kindergarten Teacher, Leslee Johnson

Saturday
Jun162018

Congratulations Kindergarten Graduates!

Congratulations to an awesome kindergarten class.  What a wonderful group of readers, writers, scientists, mathematicians, artists, and all around great kiddos!  Thank you, parents, for sending your children to St. John's.  Our kindergarten family was truly blessed by your support, and I know that God has great plans for the future of each and every student and their family.  "For I know the plans I have for you", declares the Lord; "plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."  Jeremiah 29:11                   

 To God be the glory!


Friday
May252018

KINDERGARTEN NEWS – 5/25/18

COUNTDOWN TO GRADUATION…

Monday – No School

Tuesday

Graduation Rehearsal.  READING and PUZZLE  DAY.  Students may wear pajamas (suitable for recess).  They may also bring a favorite book or two and a stuffed animal.

Wednesday

Graduation Practice.  RAMPS AND WHEELS DAY.  Students enjoyed our work with Force ad Motion so we will extend this learning by building cars and testing out different kinds of ramps.

Thursday

Graduation Rehearsal.  Report Cards Sent Home.  PACK UP DAY.  If your child does not have a large school bag, plan to send a separate bag to help carry items home. 

Friday

Graduation is at 10:00 am in the gym.  Students should arrive in the classroom between 9:30-9:45 am.  If you arrive earlier, your child must stay with you until the classroom opens at 9:30.  Please remember to bring your refreshment donation, cut and ready to serve.  Place it directly on the refreshment table in the gym.  Kindergarten children go home with you after the program.  Total time, including refreshments, is about one hour.

SNACK REMINDER: Tuesday-Jordy, Wednesday & Thursday-Mrs. Johnson

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

 

 

Friday
May182018

KINDERGARTEN NEWS – 5/18/18

THIS WEEK

-We worked with tangrams in math, learned about simple machines for science, finished our citizen books for social studies, had new reading books, and practiced for graduation.  The children are also very excited that our lima bean plants have started to grow.  They should be ready to bring home soon.

-For Jesus Time we had the story of Philip and the Ethiopian (Acts 8:26-40).  We want your child to know that God wants all people to come to faith in Jesus and be saved, and just like Philip, we can joyfully share God’s word with others.

NEXT WEEK

-Snack Reminder: Monday-Emily (Happy Summer Birthday), Tuesday-Evelyn, Wednesday – Dhereck (Happy Summer Birthday), Thursday – John, Friday – Mrs. Johnson. 

-The school thank you lunch for Dr. Hendricks has been changed to Monday, June 4.  Even though kindergarten is no longer in session, you are invited to return at lunch time on this day to help us thank Dr. Hendricks for all he has done for St. John’s this school year.

-Thursday evening, at 7:00 pm, is the All School Concert.   Mrs. Jurica and the children have been busy preparing for this event.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Jurica at music@stjohnschicago.org.

-During the next 2 weeks we will be practicing our graduation program on the stage, usually first thing in the morning.  Please try to have your child here on time, so that they will feel confident on the day of graduation.  Thank you. 

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

Friday
May112018

KINDERGARTEN NEWS – 5/11/18

 THIS WEEK

-The children continue to practice reading, writing and math skills.  We brought home a book of opinion writing and have also started work on our graduation program and decorations.   (Did I tell you graduation is June 1 at 10:00 am?!!)  For Jesus time we had the story of Paul and the shipwreck (Acts 27).  We want your child to know that God, our deliverer, promises to be with us during difficult times.

NEXT WEEK

-Friday is a half day of school.  All children are dismissed at 11:40 unless you fill out an extended care form, found in the Friday Folder.

-Snack Reminder: Monday-Evan, Tuesday-Jordy (Happy Birthday), Wednesday-Livia (Happy Summer Birthday), Thursday-Shylar (Happy Summer Birthday), Friday-Mrs. Johnson.

-We will meet with our 8th grade buddies for the last time on either Monday or Tuesday of next week, depending on the weather.  The children have really enjoyed getting to know their buddies this school year.

GRADUATION - Friday, June1, 10:00 am.

-Please fill out the graduation RSVP in the Friday Folder with your guest count.  Do not include your kindergarten child in the count.  Return this as soon as possible.  Volunteer opportunities are also available on the RSVP.  Please let me know how you are able to help. 

-Kindergarten children will arrive and leave with you on graduation day.  The program is approximately 30 minutes in length with refreshments following.  This is the last day of school for kindergarten children.  Plan to dress your child nicely, but comfortably.  The gym is not air conditioned and children will be doing a lot of movement during the program.  Children will wear a graduation hat for part of the program.  Girls should not wear ponytails or hair decorations or the hat will not fit.  Each family will be asked to contribute to refreshments. You will be notified as soon as possible, after we get the guest count.  If you have any questions, please let me know.

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

 

 

Monday
May072018

KINDERGARTEN NEWS – 5/4/18

THIS WEEK

-Our week was very busy with reading activities, preparing for our field trip, subtraction practice, and learning about citizenship and American symbols.  Did you know that the toes of the Statue of Liberty are 59 inches long – as long as 6 kindergartners standing shoulder to shoulder?  Her whole foot is 25 feet long.  Wow!

-For Jesus time we had the story of Pentecost.  We want your child to know that the Holy Spirit makes us brave and glad to share the news of what Jesus has done.  It’s great news that God wants all people to be saved, and God gives us the Holy Spirit to help us share that Good News!

NEXT WEEK

-We continue our work with citizenship, /u/ word families, addition and subtraction, and add on to our year-long study of living things by looking at plants.

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

 -On Friday a note will be sent home requesting the number of guests each child will be bringing to graduation.  Please try to gather that information so that plans can be made.  Thank you.

-PTL would like to share some news with you.  Please see the back of this note for a PTL update. 

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

-May 11th Book Fair and Ice Cream Social, 3:00-8:30 pm

-May 24th All School Spring Concert

-June 1st  Kindergarten Graduation, 10:00 am