“See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are.” (1John 3:1a) This is one of my favorite verses on love in the Bible. It is such a comfort to know that we can be a child of God even after we have reached adulthood!
On Thursday, February 13th, we will have a Valentine’s Day celebration. We are doing this on Thursday so we can include the three day friends. I will send home a list of all the children’s names in our class. Please be sure to send a valentine to every child in the class, if you plan to send in valentines. Please use this as writing practice, and have your child write the names on the cards. I know this can take time, so try to start early and have your child do as much as they can.
We just started a shorter rest time in kindergarten to allow for more math practice. This will also help the children prepare for first grade, when they will not have rest time anymore. Instead of going to the other room and using mats, the children sit at their seats. They can put their head down, listen to the music, or look at a book. Instead of 25-30 minutes, we are now resting 15-20 minutes.
I hope the report cards you received were helpful in understanding your child’s progress in my class. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. Your child will get another report card at the end of the school year. We are offering conferences again in March. A sign up genius will be sent out. We are busy learning a lot in Kindergarten!
As the students get more comfortable with reading aloud, I would like to give them the opportunity to read to the class. When your child is prepared to read a short book, have them bring it in. After I listen to them and if they are ready, I will give them time to share with the class. This can be a very exciting event for a child to read to the whole class.
On Monday, February 17th, there will be no school in honor of President’s Day. I will be reading books about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln and discussing their importance in the history of our nation.
Re-registration information will be sent home shortly. Please prayerfully consider sending your child to Bethany for first grade. I would love to see them in the hallway next year as first graders! I always tell the children that if I have to share them next year, I am glad that it is with Mrs. McClure. She is a fabulous teacher and the children will love her class!
On Tuesday, March 10th, kindergarten will be going to the Dutch Apple Dinner Theater for a field trip. Parents and other special adults are invited to attend. I am letting you know now, so you can make arrangements if you wish to join us. A buffet lunch is included in the cost of $17. If you wish to attend please send in $17 cash or check (made out to BCS) by February 11th. We have a limited amount of seats available. The cost for the children is already covered by tuition.
We are in need of more napkins. The children are going through the 100 piece puzzles so quickly. If anyone finds a 150 or 200 piece puzzle you would like to donate, we could give it a try!
Don’t forget to send in peanut butter and jelly in plastic containers to help feed hungry children in the Philadelphia area! Thank you in advance for your generosity!