The kindergarten class has reflected on the true meaning of Christmas, the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. In Isaiah 9:6 we hear, “A child is born to us! A son is given to us! And he will be our ruler. He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.” Our hearts are filled with the joy of our Savior’s birth on Christmas Day.
In religion, the children have listened to God’s word and learned about the story of how Mary learned that she would give birth to our Savior. Angel Gabriel said in Luke 1:28, “You are favored by the Lord. The Lord is with you.” In Matthew 1:21 we learn, “And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shall call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins.”
In reading and phonics, we reviewed our letter sounds. We have started working on pointing out words in our emergent reader books. We have heard nursery rhymes and listened to rhyming words. We also have been reviewing the sight words we have learned so far. Some of the stories we have listened to have been about the birth of Jesus, the nativity, various acts of kindness, and forgiveness.
For math, the children have enjoyed counting to one hundred out loud. The children always are happy when we finish with number one hundred! We also have been working on writing our numbers to twenty. The children have had fun counting objects to match the number. Additionally, the children are also working on writing their first and last names.
For social studies, the children learned about how people celebrate Christmas around the world. In Germany, the children eat gingerbread cookies and make gingerbread houses. The nutcracker used to crack nuts, originated in Germany. For science, we have learned about some of the fur coverings for animals. The polar bear has white fur so that they can blend into its cold Arctic environment.
For art, the children made snowflakes by folding and cutting them with a pattern. Then they added glitter to them and hung them in the classroom. They have also decorated paper ornaments. They enjoyed making a Christmas wreath with baby Jesus. They always enjoy painting with watercolor paints.
The children practiced their songs and Bible verses for the Christmas program and did a wonderful job at the Christmas program! From John 3:16 we hear, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year filled with the peace and the love of Christ!