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Kindergarten - February

In our kindergarten class, we are grateful for the everlasting love and forgiveness that Jesus shows us every day. We see Jesus’s love through the children sharing their toys, offering hugs to each other and helping a friend. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that we might not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16


In religion, we heard God’s Word through the Bible stories we have listened to about the many miracles that Jesus performed. One of the stories from the Bible was about Jesus and the paralyzed man. As Jesus was teaching in a crowded house, the paralyzed man was lowered through a hole in the roof to get to Jesus. Jesus first forgave the paralyzed man’s sins and then he healed his body and made him whole again. Then the paralyzed man got up and walked. This Bible story shows the miraculous works that Jesus has performed.


In phonics, we have listened to and practiced our letter sounds. In reading, we have heard many colorful stories by the author and illustrator, Jan Brett. The children listened to, “The Mitten, The Hat, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, and The Gingerbread Baby.” They enjoyed knitting their own mitten and filling it with the different animals depicted from the story. We also listened to the story, “Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs.” The children made their own cloudy with a chance of meatballs mobile with the different foods that they wanted to rain down on them.


In Math, we have counted to one hundred every day. We are practicing counting by 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s. The children have done a great job learning addition and have learned to count both numbers to get the sum. Now we are starting subtraction and the children have

been working hard on taking away or subtracting.


In Science and Social Studies, we have studied other arctic animals including the emperor penguin and the narwhal. The narwhal is also nicknamed the “sea unicorn.” One interesting fact we learned about the narwhal is that it is as long as a school bus. We started our space unit and the children have been excited to learn new facts about the planets. For the planet Venus, we learned that it is orange and has many volcanoes erupting on the surface.


Our big buddies have been wonderful leaders helping in our classroom. Our latest project was working on our Luther’s Evening prayer pillow. The children worked on their own prayer pillows and added pictures of crosses and churches on their pillows. When we see our buddies again, we will stuff the pillow with them and then they will be ready to send home

soon.


In art, we made emperor penguins and painted with white and glitter puffy paint. We have also done some finger painting and the children have enjoyed making different pictures.

We had a wonderful Valentine party and are so thankful to our room moms, Jaimie Westrum and Denielle Leeck. We celebrated our Valentine’s party at the end of the day on Valentine’s Day. The children passed out Valentine’s to each other and enjoyed reading them and looking at all the treats that they received. They loved the ball throw game and they sure had fun with the piñata!!


Wishing you all a very Happy Valentine’s Day filled with God’s everlasting love!

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