Weekly Newsletter

December 15th - 19th

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Blessings to you all during another week of this beautiful life we've been given! Since this will be the final newsletter of 2014, I want to wish all of you and your families a blessed Christmas and New Year. Be looking for the first newsletter of 2015 the week of January 5th, when we return to school after Christmas break.

This Week in Kindergarten

We are really focusing on the true meaning of Christmas this week and next, our Savior, Jesus Christ. We will learn about the wise men following the star to bring gifts to their new king. We are also refining our Christmas service songs and recitations. We cannot wait to worship with you and praise our Lord on Friday! Please remember to have the students to Mrs. Meinel by 4:15 that afternoon in the back of the church.

We will be doing a few cool projects this week - baby Jesus in the manger and the traveling wise men will be our inspiration. Make sure you pop down to see them towards the end of the week. The students will get to take them home those few days before our Christmas break. Also, look for some festive work to be coming home this week as well! We are also completing our gifts for families this week...they are wrapped in a red and green painted bag, so when you see them make their way home, please remind your child to put it under your Christmas tree, or wherever you keep your family gifts until it is time to exchange! Enjoy! :)

This week in math we will be comparing numbers, weighing objects, counting on from a given number, identifying numbers 0-20, and using the math language "before", "between", and "after".

In reading we will wrap up learning about Frits and the letter Ff. On Wednesday we will be introduced to one of our last few Superkids! After we learn about the last two Superkids, in mid-January we will start the next portion of the curriculum, titled, "The Superkids Club". We will go on more adventures with the Superkids and learn the rest of the letters of the alphabet. We are also working hard on blending sounds more smoothly, so our reading becomes more fluent. Reading fluency = comprehension (meaning and understanding when reading), which is what we strive for when learning to read.

Important Information

Please bring any food items or refreshments your family may have signed up to bring to share for after our Christmas Service on Friday either Thursday sometime or Friday morning. We'd like to have everything here by Friday morning at the latest, so our volunteers can get everything set up for us during the day that day. Thanks!

Wrap Up

Blessings this Christmas season, and blessings in 2015!


Mrs. Meinel