Our Kindergarten students continue to work diligently to grow their knowledge of phonics and various mathematical concepts (i.e., counting/recognizing numbers to 100, skip counting by 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s, ‘before’ and ‘after’ numbers, addition families from 1–7, patterning, and the monetary value of American coins). They, also, continue to develop their appreciation of the true, good, and beautiful through their exposure to (and discussions about) beautiful artwork and classical music, as well as good literature, Bible stories, and the lives of the Saints.
In the past several weeks, students have enjoyed reading and discussing Robert Frost’s ‘Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening’ (which is a storybook that illustrates Frost’s famous poem by the same name), ‘Gregory’s Shadow’ by Don Freeman (a story that centers around Gregory the groundhog who loses his shadow the day before Groundhog Day), ‘Katy and the Big Snow’ by Virginia Lee Burton (a story about a red crawler tractor-turned-snow plow that saves the day by clearing the streets of the fictitious, snow-pummeled City of Geoppolis), and ‘Walter the Baker’ by Eric Carle (a fictitious story about a baker’s accidental invention of the pretzel).
Our Preschool students continue to develop their color, shape, and letter recognition, as well as their number sense. They continue to enjoy good quality literature being read to them (e.g., Bunny’s Noisy Book), as well as learning various Nursery Rhymes, such as ‘The Itsy Bitsy Spider,’ ‘Jack and Jill,’ ‘Jack, Be Nimble,’ ‘Little Bo Peep,’ ‘One, Two, Buckle My Shoe,’ and many others. They are, also, learning new vocabulary words through songs and rhymes, and they are honing their fine and gross motor skills by engaging in various activities as they prepare for their entry into Junior Kindergarten (Pre-K) in September.
We are grateful to God for the opportunity to work with parents to help support the spiritual and intellectual formation of their precious children, in Christ—A most important and holy work!