Welcome to Kindergarten
Classroom News and Notes
Week of Dec. 19 – Dec. 22
Can you believe we have already almost made it to our Christmas break? This week will be a busy one, full of Christmas practices for our upcoming services, and lots of other fun activities.
Christlight: There will not be a new Bible story this week, as we will be busy every day preparing for our upcoming Christmas service.
Math: This week the children will continue to work with number bonds, in which numbers in two smaller circles can be combined together to make a bigger number in a large circle.
Reading and Writing: The children will finish their study of “The Polar Express” this week.
Shoe tying: How is this going? I will be checking in on their progress this week.
Book It: I will be sending home January Book It recording pages this week, in case you want to get started on them over Christmas break. December papers may be turned in this week, if your child has finished already, or the week we return from our break.
Christmas donations: Thanks so much for all the wonderful donations! You have helped make this Christmas extra-special for a family in need!
Religious Christmas Services: The kindergarteners will be participating in the religious Christmas services at 2:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. this Wednesday, December 21st. You may either have your child wear nice church clothes to school or send them with your child on Wednesday morning for him to change into in the afternoon before the 2:00 service.
For the evening service, please have your child use the bathroom and then meet in the church basement no later than 6:10 p.m. The children will sit together as a class for the entire service and then you may pick them back up in the church basement after the service is over. Our class sits on the left side when you are facing the front of church. Please note that I sit on the first pew directly in front of the children, so your best view may be from the center of church, viewing them at an angle.
Polar Express Day: We will be finishing up our Polar Express unit study this week and will be having a special Polar Express day tomorrow (Tuesday) with various fun learning activities, a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) project, a craft, and yummy hot chocolate! Your child may wear his pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal on that day, but please have your child wear tennis shoes as normal, rather than slippers.
Christmas Party: We will be celebrating on Thursday with some fun games and activities. It will be a fun day! J Thanks to Layken for providing our treats!
Blessings to you and your family as you celebrate the birth of our Lord this Christmas!