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                        We are now into the third month of 2020.   March will be a very busy month for the Kindergarten class.  

                         We are in the season of Lent.  Most of March will be spent learning about Jesus coming out of the dessert and beginning his mission of bringing God’s Good News to the people.  Jesus begins by choosing some special helpers – the 12 Apostles.  He asked them to follow Him and they did.  Jesus told the Apostles that they would become fishers of people.  The children decorated fish cutouts and we placed them on the floor.  The children used a fishing pole to fish for people to follow Jesus.  The children had fun doing this activity. 

                          Now the children will learn some of the parables that Jesus told.  Some of the parables the children will listen to include the Sower and the Seed, the Good Samaritan, the Prodigal Son, the Good Shepherd, the Lost Coin, and the Unforgiving Servant. 

                        The children will then learn about the miracles of Jesus.  Some of the miracles include turning water into wine, healing the blind men, healing the lepers, walking on water, calming the storm, and feeding the multitude.

                     In April the Jesus’ story will continue with Palm Sunday, Holy Week, and Easter.

                     March is also known as a windy month.  We will see if March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb.  The children will learn about weather.  There are many different types of weather. 

                        Spring will be here on March 19th.  We hope the weather will be a little warmer by then.  The children will learn about the many changes that spring brings.  The weather will be warmer, the days become longer, and we will wear lighter clothing.  We are also able to do more things outside as the weather warms up.  We will begin to see plants growing, and trees will begin to have buds.  We will begin to see birds, insects and butterflies flying around. 

                       The children will also continue to learn to decode.  We are not working on long vowel sounds.  The children are writing complete sentences to answer questions.  They were also begin to write their own sentences.

 

                          The children will work on addition and subtraction.

 

                                                                 

                       States of matter will be one of the topics in Science.  The children will learn about 3 forms of matter – solid, liquid and gas.

 

                 

                        The children will also learn about 2 important saints celebrating feast days in March.  St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17th.  St. Patrick used the shamrock to explain the Trinity.  There are 3 Persons in 1 God.

                           The feast of St. Joseph is celebrated on March 19.  St Joseph is the man God picked to be the foster father of Jesus on earth.  He protected Mary and Jesus. 

These are the Kindergarten children who are celebrating their 6th birthday in March:

Mikael turns 6 on March 12th.

Lorraine celebrates her birthday on March 13th.

Jacob will be 6 on March 14

Ervy’s birthday is on March 23rd.

Jayvian will celebrate his birthday on March 24th.

 

WE ARE FACING A DIFFICULT TIME.  WE ARE TRYING TO PUT SOME “NORMAL” BACK INTO THE CHILDREN’S LIVES BY “DISTANCE LEARNING”.  WE ARE ALL (PRINCIPAL/FACULTY/STAFF/PARENTS/STUDENTS) TRYING TO ADJUST TO THIS NEW WAY OF TEACHING AND LEARNING.  IT WILL TAKE SOME TIME BEFORE THINGS BEGIN TO RUN SMOOTHLY.  AT THIS POINT WE ARE ALL TRYING ARE BEST AND NEED TO BE PATIENT AND SUPPORTIVE OF EACH OTHER.

KINDERGARTEN WILL BE GIVEN WORK THROUGH CLASSDOJO.  EVERYONE WAS SENT THEIR PARENT CODE ON REMIND.  THERE IS ALSO A CHILD CODE THAT WILL EXPIRE IN ABOUT ONE DAY.  THE CODE AT THIS MOMENT (MARCH 19) IS NWA BQU.

EDUCATION CITY AND MATHLETICS HAVE INDIVIDUAL USER NAME AND PASSWORDS WHICH HAVE BEEN SENT OVER REMIND AND WILL ALSO BE SENT BY MAIL.

jli6254 IS THE CLASS CODE FOR THE EPIC READING SITE

rocklamp5 IS THE CLASS CODE FOR THE SCHOLASTIC LET’S FIND OUT MAGAZINE SITE

ALL THIS INFORMATION WAS SENT THROUGH REMIND.  IN ADDITION, THE KINDERGARTEN WILL RECEIVE THIS INFORMATION THROUGH THE MAIL.

LET US ALL PRAY FOR A QUICK END TO THE SPREAD OF THIS VIRUS. 

STAY SAFE AND HEALTHY AND GOD BLESS YOU.