ABC's in Kindergarten

In Kindergarten this week we have been doing achievement tests.  The testing starts with Kinder kids and goes up through 8th grade.  The exams are designed to help the teaching staff and administration know how we can improve skills and in what areas we’re strong.  The purpose is to see where we’re at as a school and what changes need to be made to move forward.  In Kinder, there are skills such as A-B-C’s and 1-2-3’s and all sorts of other things too!
In the midst of our testing, we have been taking our afternoons to prepare for an important upcoming event…..Kindergarten graduation!!!  Yipee!!!  The kids have improved by leaps and bounds, and it has been fun to reflect on their progress as they prepare to move to the next grade level.  The school year ends on July 3rd and resumes the first week of August. 
Anyways, the Kindergartners have been working on a project for graduation in which they use their bodies to make the alphabet.  I’m not sure how it will all come together exactly, but I thought the blog would be a GREAT way to give people back home a sneak preview…..

Like with any new skill, reading starts with basic concepts and then grows upon them. This week in girls Bible study, the gal that was heading up the study asked the question, “Where are places in the Bible that talk about children?” The girls rattled off people like Moses, Joseph, Jesus as a young boy, and the list kept going. One young lady mentioned the story in the Bible where the children came to Jesus even though the disciples thought Jesus didn’t have time. We turned to Mark 10:13-16, where this story is found, and the leader highlighted vs. 15 which says, “Truly, I [Jesus] say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” The leader mentioned that Jesus knew all the Old Testament stories and he could’ve used ANY of them to create a vivid example of how to come to God, BUT…….he chose to compare the faith experience to a child.
Something to think about this week! I know it got me thinking!!!