After spending time with our families at Christmas, it was good also to see our “school
family” at Trinity. Thank you to all the children, parents, and family members who came to our Christmas service. Through song, the children told of their Savior Jesus’ birth and His love for us all.
Our Bible lessons in January have shown us how caring and all-powerful Jesus really is. God, the Father, wants us all to believe in His Son’s atoning sacrifice. The Holy Spirit keeps us in this faith through hearing the Word of God and the Sacraments of baptism and Holy Communion. The children learned how Jesus raised Jairus’ daughter from the dead, healed a blind man, and fed over 5,000 with only five loaves of bread and two fish. We learned that Jesus is the “Good Samaritan” to us as he cares and loves us poor, helpless sinners. God is like the father who forgave his wandering son and welcomed him back home in the parable of “The Prodigal Son.”
Our general theme this month is animals of all different habitats. We have had animal stories, songs, ‘guess the animal” games, and I hope to have a few more animal visitors! Mr. Z, from the Ericson Library, is coming on Friday, January 25th with some animal stories and songs.
Most of the consonant letters and their sounds have been covered so far this year. We have been sounding out some words together as a class and the four-year-olds have been exposed to my writing demonstrations. Drawing and beginning writing some words in a journal is coming up next month.
The four-year-olds will be given the IGDI’s pre-reading skills tests next week. The three-year-olds are being checked on colors, shapes, counting, letters, and numerals. Conferences for the 3’s are February 5th, 7th, and 12th.
Registration for preschool is Monday, February 4th, from 4:30 to 6:30. Trinity church and school parents can sign-up now. I am encouraging parents to stay at Trinity for their child’s
education which would nurture their Christian faith as well as their social, emotional, physical and academic development.