Concordia Classical Academy

2101 Lor Ray Drive, North Mankato, MN 56003 • 507.388.4336

Staff, Teachers - Classroom News - North Mankato, MN

February 11, 2011

The Kindergarten class has been inside for most of the week due to the cold weather. We have still enjoyed activities in the room. We love to play with the legos. We make “houses” and “vehicles” - its fun to play and imagine with them. This week we've also had some new games on the computer and we have enjoyed spending some time working with them.

Our valentine bags are up and ready. All different kinds of valentines have been made and delivered to our classmates' bags. We are looking forward to opening all of our valentines on Valentine's Day.

February is Dental Health month. Wiggly Tooth told us how to keep our teeth strong and healthy. We especially liked the story Andrew's Loose Tooth by Robert Munsch!

During Jesus time we
talked about Zacchaeus.
Our Bible verse for the
week was 1 John 4:11.
“Since God so loved us,
we … love one another.”

Blessings to you all – have a great week.

February 4, 2011

The Kindergarten class read the book Stone Soup. We decided that it would be fun to make some stone soup ourselves. Mrs. Brase brought the stone. Each kindergartener was able to add something more to the soup. We added potatoes, purple cabbage, corn, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, peas, and meat. Each addition made the soup even better. We shared our soup with the rest of the classes.

This week we have been talking about hibernating animals. We especially talked about the groundhog. On Groundhog's Day, we were hoping that the groundhog did not see his shadow. It would be nice if spring could come early.

In Math, we are starting “counting on” and doing addition. We practiced adding up to twelve. We also put the numbers in order from 0 to 20.

Our Jesus time story was about when the little children were brought to Jesus and he blessed them. Each child was and is special to Jesus. Jesus welcomes all children to Himself, offering them forgiveness, love, and blessing.

January 28, 2011

The Kindergarteners really enjoy Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons. On those days, we have 3 extra children join us for preschool enrichment time. We talk about a different letter each week. This week we talked about the letter F,f. Our Book was “Fifi Ferret's Flute”. Fifi Ferret had a flute that floated away. Fifi had fabulous friends who helped her get the flute before it went over the falls. Oh what fun!!

“The Night Sky” was our unit this week. We were able to go online and play some fun outer space games. We talked about living in space and watched several videos about when Neil Armstrong walked on the moon.

We enjoy being able to go outside, but we also found that we like having PE inside and using the parachute or exercising with the alphabet.

January 21, 2011

When Jesus grew up, He went from town to town preaching and teaching, telling people about God's love and forgiveness. Jesus chose 12 friends to be His special helpers. Jesus said to each of them, “Come, follow Me.” Jesus had another job for His disciples. He said to them, “Now, go and tell.” Jesus wants us to be His disciples too. He wants us to follow Him – listening to His Word in the Bible and living, by the power of the Holy Spirit, in obedience to God's will. Jesus also wants us to tell about Him - tell people that He is our Savior who died on the cross and arose at Easter to save us from sin and to give us eternal life.

Although it was quite cold this week, and we didn't go outside much, the Kindergarten was studying a place that gets much colder. We have been talking about Antarctica, the coldest place on earth. The temperature can drop to -76 degrees F! Brrr! But there are some animals who don't mind the cold. We especially talked about penguins. Penguins hop, slip, slide, swim, leap and dive. They also toboggan over the ice and snow. Penguins may also huddle together to keep warm and protect their eggs in the cold glacial winter. We thought we might like to try tobogganing and huddling the next time we go out for recess. Parents, remember to continue to send warm clothing for your child.

January 7, 2011

Since we returned from Christmas vacation, we have continued to talk about the birth of our savior, Jesus. We especially talked about the wise men coming to worship Jesus with their gifts. We, too, worship when we come together in church or chapel, when we read, listen and study His Word, when we talk about the forgiveness of sins that we have because Jesus died for us, and when we bring our time, talents, and treasures. It is good to be back so we can worship as a class and school. We hope you also worship together as a family.

During theme time we are talking about snow. We looked at snowflakes with a magnifying glass, watched crystals form, and talked about the water cycle. Most of all, we enjoyed playing in the snow.

We are getting better and better at reading and using our math skills. We are really looking forward to celebrating the “100 Day” of school sometime in February.

Mrs. Brase