As we approach Thanksgiving, the kindergarten class has reflected on our many blessings and how good the Lord has been to us each and every day. “I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving.” Psalm 69:30
During religion, we listened to God’s Word and learned about the life of Moses and God’s promises. After God talked to Moses at the burning bush, Moses told Pharaoh to let God’s people go. Pharaoh did not listen to Moses. It was only after the tenth plague that God sent, that Pharaoh let God’s people go. Then Pharaoh changed his mind again and had his army chase God’s people. God made it possible for His people to gain freedom through the parting of the Red Sea. God’s people made it safely to the other side through the parted waters. At Mount Sinai, Moses received the Ten Commandments. From the very first commandment, the children learned that “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.” Matthew 22:37-40. The children learned that God will always keep his promises and that he is always with us in every situation.
In reading and phonics, the children have enjoyed reading their take-home books. One of the take-home books is called “We Like Kindergarten.” The children read about the fun activities they do at kindergarten such as coloring and playing with friends. We just started our nursery rhyme take-home book, “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.” We have sounded out our letter sounds and studied our sight words. We sang fun songs and listened to our phonics sounds.
In math, we have worked on writing our numbers to twenty with a dry erase marker and board. We count to one hundred every day and have started counting by fives. We have also practiced our one-two-correspondence by using manipulatives. One of the manipulatives that we use is unifex cubes.
In social studies, we learned about the occupation of a police officer. The children found out how police officers keep us safe and enforce the law. We also learned about the job of a postal worker and how they collect and deliver mail to our homes and businesses.
In science, they learned about the parts of the pumpkin including the seed, pulp, flesh, and skin. They also read a book about the life cycle of a pumpkin beginning with the seed and ending with the orange pumpkin. They also learned about the life cycle of a turkey beginning with the egg, to a poult and then a turkey.
In art, the children made leaf paintings with leaf stencils. They enjoyed making the different leaves with pretty fall colors. They also painted feathers on a rooster with the back of a plastic fork. The children always enjoy making their own art pictures with watercolor paints.
Our time with the middle school students is always a highlight for our kindergarteners. We completed two pumpkin projects with the middle school students. For the first project, the middle school students and the parents helped the kindergarteners carve a pumpkin. Then we got to enjoy apple cider and some delicious fall snacks. For the second project, the middle students worked with the kindergarteners by writing down all of their blessings on another pumpkin for the “Thankful Pumpkin” project. The kindergartners were thankful for their school, teachers, family, food, and friends.
For our field trip, we walked to the Boone fire station to learn about where the firefighters work. The children enjoyed sitting inside of a fire truck. They also were excited to watch one of the firefighters come down the fire pole from the second floor!
We have been truly blessed as we learn each day at Trinity Lutheran Church and School. Wishing everyone a happy and blessed Thanksgiving with family and friends! “Whatever you do whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Colossians 3:17