Kindergarten News

Proverbs 22:6
wTrain up a child in the way he should go; and even when he is old he will not depart from it.

Kindergarten News from Mrs. Henderson

During Jesus Time, we hear about Jesus praying in the Garden of Gethsemane and how the disciples were not able to stay awake with Him. We will walk over to the church and examine the stained-glass picture in the front of the church of Jesus in the garden.  Thank you for making sure your child does the math homework every night.  For reading your child should be practicing sight words from the pink or gold sheet sent with his/her report card which will be sent home on March 16. It’s very important that you check your child’s comprehension when he/she reads a story to you so he/she remembers what he/she reads since this is the point of reading.  Our reading theme this week is Look to the Sky based on the Big Book called Bringing Down the Moon.  In Math, we ate apples and added the seeds from each half to make a math problem. We will now add doubles with sums to 10 by learning a doubles rap. We are also using a new tool called a “Wrap-up” to practice counting and then later to practice our math facts. This is a fun way using a string wrapped on plastic keys to learn necessary facts.  Please help your child practice writing to 100 and leaving a space between the numbers for ease of reading. In Social Studies, we study how we celebrate holidays in our families. Show and Tell on Friday, March 16 is to bring the Mystery Bag back with two opposites items in it and the sheet filled out with three clues. For March 23, the Show and Tell Theme is Spring.  Remember that Easter Break is coming up and runs from March 31-April 8.


Kindergarten News from Mrs. Henderson

For Jesus Time we will hear about Jesus, our King, humbly riding into Jerusalem on a donkey while crowds shouted, “Hosanna.” Jesus saves us from our sins. We respond to His goodness and grace in prayer, praise, and thanksgiving.  Sometimes we do not appreciate who Jesus is or what He has done for us. Sometimes we have a bad attitude about singing and worshiping.  Let us joyfully sing songs of praise to Jesus, our Savior and King. We will sing and enjoy the song, “Here Comes Jesus Riding on a Donkey.” Please make sure your child does the math homework sheets sent home on a regular basis now.  So far we have been able to get both sides done in class but when the lessons get longer we won’t have time so please return them daily.   Our next unit in Reading is titled, My USA based on the Big Book called Ana Goes to Washington DC. We will be studying a bit of Ireland, St. Patrick’s Day and Pond Creatures using our Scholastic Magazine.  Please have your child practice writing the upper and lowercase alphabet in this format: Aa Bb Cc etc.  My goal is to have them all be able to write all the upper and lowercase letters independently by the end of the year, formed correctly and using the lines.  Remember to wear green on Friday, March 16, for St. Patrick’s Day.  Show and Tell for Thursday, March 8 is Grandparents and for March 16, bring a Mystery Bag with items that are opposites. Thank you to Isabela, Phoebe, Will, Bennett and Charlotte for singing in church last Sunday. In Social Studies, we study how families are alike and different and answer the question, “What is culture?”  The field trip to the museum/play that was cancelled due to ice has been rescheduled for April 20. If you want to go please let me know. Thank you to author, Tracy Schlepphorst, who shared her book, Henry and His Manners on Wednesday with our entire school.  If you still want to order her book, please send the order blank in with payment or ask me for another. We have copies of each book and the Manners Doll in the classroom so you can see it if you’d like.


Upcoming Events:

March 30-early dismissal after chapel at about 1:15-1:30, may pick up at 11:55 if needed

April 2-Mrs. Henderson's actual birthday

April 2-6-Easter Break

April 20-Rescheduled Field Trip to Museum, Capital and Sangamon Auditorium

May 3 or 4- TBD Field Trip to Scott Counry Fairgrounds for "Where Does Your Food Come From?"

May 21-Field Day

May 22-No School-Records Day-Awards Banquet eve

May 23-Last Day

                    Chapel at 9 (Kindergarten Graduation)

                     Early Dismissal