Welcome to Kindergarten
Classroom News and Notes
Week of May 10 - 14
Christ Light: In their story, “Philip and the Ethiopian,” the children will learn about how Philip explained God’s Word to the man and talked to him about Jesus as they road together in a chariot on a desert road. The Holy Spirit worked through the Word of God and led the man to believe in Jesus as his Savior from sin. God wants people all over the world to hear the good news about Jesus! This week we will be focusing on ways that the students, no matter how old they are, can help spread His Word to others.
Memory Work: Matthew 28:19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Reading: This week we will be doing another book study, using the books “Koala Lou”, by Mem Fox, and “Koalas”, by Deanna Jump and Deedee Wills. The children will be reviewing the difference between narrative and informational texts. They will also be making connections between the text and things that have happened in their own lives.
Math: The children will finish up their last math unit this week as they continue to work on solving word problems and making fact families.
Writing: This week the children will learn to distinguish facts vs. opinions. They will also write their opinions about cats or dogs, and which they think are better.
Thursday: Read Christlight Bible story – Philip and the Ethiopian – Please complete the worksheet and return it on Friday morning.
Unit Studies Now is the perfect time to start learning about summer safety! Some of the topics we will discuss include bike safety, swimming safety, and sun safety.
Thank you: Thanks again to those that were able to donate items for our Pirate Day or help with blowing up balloons! Pictures of our fun day have been posted to the St. Paul’s Facebook page, so be sure to check them out!
Field Trip: Our field trip is coming up on May 18th. There are still several students that need to bring in their $5.00 for the movie at the theater. Please have your child bring the money in an envelope labeled with his name by this Friday, May 14th. All children will be expected to ride in a car seat or booster seat to the fire station that morning. Please let me know ahead of time if your child is still in a car seat that needs to be installed in a vehicle, rather than one that can just sit on the seat without being installed, so we can make arrangements for you to properly install it in the car your child will be riding in.
Show and Tell: Our last show and tell for the year will be this Friday. Please note that we will be doing something a little different for show and tell this week. Your child should bring his item hidden in a bag so the other students can’t see what is inside. I am sending home a green paper on which you can help your child think of three clues to describe what is in the bag. You may wish to staple this to the outside of his bag so it doesn’t get lost. After hearing the clues, the other students will try to guess what is inside the bag before seeing it.
Blessings on your week!