KA Prepares for Easter
The KA kindergarten class began learning and experiencing the Lenten season with a discussion on what they already know about Lent. A hand went up immediately and a student responded, “It’s that stuff you get in your belly button!” Well, of course, she is correct. Sometimes there is lent in our belly button, the dryer, the bottom of our pockets, and under the bed.
Along with that definition of lent, we added some of the vocabulary of the liturgical season of Lent, including the words share, help, love, pray, and sacrifice. Each student made a Lenten commitment that would (by a student’s explanation) ‘make them a better person.’ Lenten crosses were colored and a picture of themselves with ashes on their foreheads was hung in the hall.
During Holy Week, the children acted out the Palm Sunday story of Jesus entering the city of Jerusalem. They were shown the Last Supper presentation in the Atrium and illustrated a picture representing each event leading up to but not including Easter.
So you can imagine the great joy they experienced when they returned to school on Tuesday to the Resurrection Story and the completion of their illustrations! We threw in an Easter bunny and writing about their Easter experiences this year. Of course, the week would not have been complete without making a milk jug into a bunny basket and heading over to the beautiful yard behind the church for an egg hunt!
Learning With MA
Mrs. Brandy Radney & Mrs. Delia Cruz
Our school year has been full of wonder! The students are very engaged in all of the learning that is taking place within our classroom. We have learned about binomials (-) and trinomials (a+bx+c), learning the scientific method, phonemic awareness and reading, writing and journaling, and learning about the Earth and all the continents have to offer, and most importantly, celebrating the uniqueness that God has created us to be within our family, school, and community. It has been a pleasure to watch each child grow to their fullest developmental potential and watching them learn the value of one’s self.