Kindergarteners are having a great month! We have spent a lot of time learning about and celebrating our Lord Jesus’ passion and resurrection. For Maundy Thursday, we learned about the Lord’s Supper and made a cross craft with important events from Holy Week. We worked together with the fifth graders to lead the chapel service on April 20th. The service was all about our Lord’s Resurrection. Each kindergarten student illustrated a Bible passage about Easter, which was displayed while a fifth-grade student read it.
It's been a productive month in Literacy! April is National Poetry month, and we have been reading and writing poetry. We practiced giving a speech with a “What’s in my Egg?” project, in which each child hid something in a plastic Easter egg and then wrote and read aloud clues about what was in it. We continue working on sight words, sounding out words, and handwriting.
A big highlight of this month was our spring musical performance. The Pied Piper went really well, and the kids enjoyed the experience. A big thank you to Mrs. Halvorsen for directing, Mrs. Yox and Mrs. Sprengeler for working with their choirs on the music, and everyone else who pitched in to make this a success.
Math has been focused on coins. We have learned about pennies, nickels, and dimes and worked on counting the value of coins in single coin and mixed coin groups.
In Science, we are learning about butterflies. We are studying metamorphosis and parts of a butterfly’s body and watching it in action by raising our own painted lady butterflies. We got them as caterpillars and watched as they grew and made chrysalises. We are anxiously waiting for them to come out as butterflies! On April 29, we took a field trip to the butterfly wing at Reiman Gardens.