The 19 fourth graders have all grown and learned and made great progress in the past year. They came up with a few pieces of advice for future fourth graders: “Do your best and work hard.” “Know your math facts.” Don’t talk out of turn, or while the teacher is talking.” “Never give up.” “Turn in your homework on time.” “Don’t forget to write your name on your paper.” “Be kind to others.” “Be respectful.” “Don’t do your homework while the teacher is teaching.” “Be quiet and pay attention.” “Study hard for tests.” “Be yourself.” “Always remember Jesus loves you!”
All praise and thanks to God for the blessings he has poured out on us for the past 9 months. Thanks to God that we are assured of his continued blessings for all the years to come. As I finish up my time at St. John, I feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to work with these children and their families. My prayer is that their faith has been strengthened and will continue to grow as they stay connected to Jesus. Thank you for all of the encouragement and support. I will truly miss my St. John family! Becky Rogotzke
A fourth grade wish list has been created, and at this point it is all Books! Books! Books! The students are eagerly setting out to meet the 40 Book Challenge, and more books to appeal to all interests are needed. Check out the wish list by clicking below, and consider purchasing some of the listed books and donating them to our classroom. Monetary donations towards building our classroom library are always welcome as well. Thank you!
We can’t believe it’s the end of the school year!! This month we learned about insects. (Gabby) We had caterpillars in our classroom and they turned into butterflies. (Nylah) We painted paper towels and made butterflies. (Nylah) We learned about spiders and other arachnids. (Jayden) We used shoeboxes and made our own habitats. (Brielle) We planted plants but some didn’t grow. (Piper) We went to church to practice our songs for graduation. (Casen) At Field Day, we did sack races (Aidan), we raced for 50 yards and 100 yards (Josiah), we did the long jump (Addison), we did the softball throw to see how far we could throw (Lane), and we also got to do hurdles. (Gretzky) We had fun at Field Day! (Eva) We went to Garnette Gardens and read plays to them. (Malachai) We also read plays to the kindergartners. (Eva & Brielle) We went to MLC to see the Peter Pan play. (Josiah) We had fun this school year!! (Eloise)
The First Graders & Miss Kramer
This summer is an opportune time for students to be immersed in Spanish! Check out these fun websites to keep their brains engaged over the summer:
www.duolingo.com; www.quizlet.com; http://www.spanishplayground.net/best-spanish-websites-for-kids/; https://www.123teachme.com/learn_spanish/spanish_for_children
This list is just a start. Youtube also has many great thematic videos on various Spanish topics. Once again, it is a great blessing to be a part of your children’s lives! Stay connected to Jesus!
In His Service, Señora Renae Kramer
This is an exciting time as the teachers gather at school and meet about the new school year. As we begin this school year, we want to remember that God is in control of all things. We are truly blessed here at St. John in so many ways. I am thankful that God has led me to serve here at St. John.
Where has the school year gone. That is one of the questions my students recently asked when looking at the calendar. May went by in a blink of an eye! As we close out the year, we also said goodbye to some of our favorite classroom novels. We recently completed reading “The Best School Year Ever” which focuses on the “worst” family ever. The students enjoyed this novel study as they were able to reflect on their own school year and upcoming summer. My prayer for this class is that they all come back refreshed and ready to learn this coming fall.
Welcome to a new school year! The second graders are jumping into their classes and having some fun along the way. Our first week of school was busy learning and practicing our routines and procedures. We also had some fun getting to know more about each other through projects in the classroom. There are stars hanging from the ceiling in our classroom which tell the child's age, favorite color, favorite food, and something they like, The second graders had some fun with an estimating game. They had to estimate how many animal crackers, bubble gum, pennies, skittles, tootsie rolls, goldfish, Swedish fish, teddy grahams, lifesavers, and Ritz bits were in the jars. At the end of the first week, the students got to take home one of the containers of goodies!
I am excited for a new school year and a new group of second graders! Praying for a wonderful and blessed school year!
TO GOD BE THE GLORY!
Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
What an awesome privilege we have to work together this year to help your child learn and grow! As we begin our year, God reminds us in 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 that we have a multitude of reasons to be thankful and to praise God for all that He has done. Not only has God showered us with His forgiveness and grace, He also hears and answers our prayers. Let us be reminded of His constant and unfailing love for us each and every day. I readily look forward to this year as we partner together to serve one another, and to develop the talents and gifts of your children to serve in God’s good and gracious kingdom!
** Please note that a link to access the homework for each day has been emailed to you. It will hopefully be posted here as well during this week!