I feel so blessed to have taught kindergarten to these amazing, kind and loving kindergarten students this past year! It has been wonderful to watch how the children have
grown. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” Mark 10:14
In religion, we listened to God’s Word and listened to one of the many miracles that
Jesus performed with the miraculous catch of fish. When Simon Peter and the disciples went out to fish, they came back to shore that night empty handed. The next morning, Jesus
asked to go fishing with the disciples. The disciples did not know that Jesus was in the
boat with them. Then Jesus said, “Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will
find some.” John 21:6 Soon they discovered that there were 153 large fish inside of the net. The net was so full of fish and didn’t even have a single tear in it. The disciple then shouted, “It is the Lord!” John 21:7. Simon Peter and the disciples never doubted, nor questioned that it was the Lord Jesus that provided the fish for them that day.
For memory work in religion, the children have been working at home on memorizing their Bible verses and have done a fantastic job. This week’s Bible verse is from Mark 16:16 and says, “Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved.”
For reading, we have listened to many stories about friendship, signs of spring, and animals. We have sung many nursery rhymes together including “Humpty Dumpty, Mary Had A Little Lamb, and Ba Ba Black Sheep.” We have continued working on our phonics sounds and our sight words. They have worked on their sight word books and have learned new sight words to add to their growing list.
In math, we have continued to work on adding and subtracting. We have counted by
2’s, 5’s, and 10’s out loud. We made a number line with those numbers too. Also, we
continued to work on telling time by the hour and the half hour. We also worked on counting
money with pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters.
For science, we learned about farm animals including chickens, pigs, and cows. We finished off our science unit with a field trip to Calvin Westrum’s family farm!
In art, the students painted Popsicle stick cups and decorated it with flowers. They also made sculptures out of clay and painted them. The children enjoyed making different pictures with dot paints and also finger paints.
Our last field trip on May 24 will be to Don Williams to have a picnic with our kindergarten class and their families. We will go on a nature hike together on one of the trails.
Wishing you a wonderful summer filled with the peace and love of Christ!