Children that will be kindergarten students this coming fall had the opportunity to experience kindergarten round-up on February 18. The future kindergarten students enjoyed listening to God’s Word in religion with Mrs. Sprengeler, sang choir songs, played fun PE games, listened to a story during story time and counted in math. It was a fun-filled, Christ-centered educational day at Trinity Lutheran School!
In religion, our kindergarten class listened to God’s Word and learned from one of the many parables. This parable was of the Hidden Treasure and the pearl.
“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field. Again the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it.” Matthew 13: 44-46
Jesus paid for our sins by dying on the cross so that we will live with Jesus one day in heaven.
“For it is by grace that you have been saved, through faith and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God, not by works so that no one can boast.” Ephesians 2: 8-9
Let us share the good news with others about what Jesus has done for us!
In reading, we worked on our reading books and pointed out and circled our sight words. We also have been practicing our phonic sounds by sounding out words. The children have played different rhyming games, one being played on our classroom carpet. They had to come up with two words that rhyme orally and then they could roll the dice. They also listened to three words and had to pick out the two words that rhymed. We have used our classroom ABC carpet for many fun phonics games!
In handwriting, we have finished learning all of our uppercase and lowercase letters. They have started writing their own stories to make a book to take home by the end of the year.
In math, we have been working on adding and subtracting. Additionally, they have done a great job telling time by the hour by using wooden clocks and also writing the time down. We have been studying the value of pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, half-dollars, and dollars. They always enjoy counting to one hundred by two’s, five’s, and ten’s.
In science, we finished learning about the solar system and the planets and began learning about our amazing body that God created. In social studies, we visited Chile, in our around the world unit with the afternoon preschool class.
In art, the children make thumbprint shamrocks and also square, circle, and rectangle shamrocks. They also weaved paper to make a quilt with a cross over the front of it.
In choir, the children did a great job practicing the songs for the school play, “Dorothy in Wonderland. The Musical.” They have also been learning new songs about Jesus. It is always a joy to listen to them sing in choir. With our big buddies, the children began making prayer pillows. They traced Luther’s Evening Prayer on a piece of fabric. Now the children just need to stuff the pillows and they will be ready to go home.
It was nice meeting with each of the families to talk about each child at the conferences. I enjoyed sharing their child’s successes throughout the year. Wishing you a blessed spring break filled with the love of Jesus.