Updated: Jan 17
Kindergarteners have grown so much this year! The children who came to me not even knowing all their letter sounds can now read whole books! I’m so proud of each and every one of them and grateful for the privilege of spending the year with them.
We finished up the year with two field trips in May. The first was to Reiman Gardens to visit the Butterfly Wing on May 6. It was so much fun to see the many varieties of butterflies and moths and connect them to the learning we have been doing in the classroom! We have been studying butterflies and even had 5 that we raised in our classroom. We got them as tiny caterpillars and watched and were amazed at God’s handiwork as they grew, formed chrysalides, and finally emerged as butterflies. The Thursday afternoon preschoolers joined us when we released our class pets on May 13. On May 21 we visited the Iowa Arboretum where the director taught us about plants and we had a picnic with our families to celebrate our wonderful year.
Even in the midst of lots of year-end celebrations, our learning isn’t done! We are working hard to finish up our memory verses. In Literacy, we are working on a writing activity based on The Hungry Little Caterpillar by Eric Carle. In Math, we are learning about 3-dimensional shapes. Mrs. H. from the Boone Co. Farm Bureau also visited us again to teach us about plant needs. We planted our own seeds and journaled about their growth.
Outside of regular academics, Kindergarteners have grown in their ability to be kind and forgiving, to problem solve and to have confidence in themselves! Most importantly, the kindergarteners have grown in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.