Bonnie has been teaching at Immanuel since 1990. She attended Northern Illinois University and has a degree in Early Childhood Education. She has three children, Katie, Jennie and Andrew, who all attended and graduated from Immanuel. Mrs. Larson also teaches the Wee Ones in our Sunday School.

Kindergarten Curriculum Highlights:


  • Bible stories from the Old and
  • Testament teaching God forgives us
  • How we respond to God’s love
  • How we are blessed with many helpers
  • God and our world
  • God is always near


  • Introducing and exploring the following basic concepts:
  • Our five senses
  • Weather
  • Earth sciences
  • Our bodies
  • Animals
  • Frogs
  • Butterflies
  • Magnets
  • Plants
  • Density and buoyancy


  • Following the Zaner-Bloser style of handwriting
  • Using the correct form, learning to write the entire alphabet and numerals
  • Beginning ability to express thoughts and feelings through writing


  • Recognizing the alphabet
  • Learning the hard consonant sounds
  • Learning the soft vowel sounds


  • Recognizing vocabulary and sight
  • Learning word families _ug, _at, _it, _an, _et, _ig, etc.
  • Encouraging children to sound out words to begin reading
  • Developing listening and speaking skills
  • Understanding that print conveys meaning
  • Understanding punctuation marks


  • Sorting and classifying objects
  • Labeling shapes and recognizing their characteristics
  • Counting and recognizing the numbers 1-100
  • Patterns
  • Graphing skills
  • Writing numbers
  • Beginning measurement
  • Telling time on the hour and 1/2 hour
  • Exploring money (penny, nickel, dime)
  • Addition and subtraction to 5
  • Problem solving

Social Studies

  • Learning about ourselves, families and community.
  • Learning about special people: Martin Luther King, Jr., Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Christopher Columbus
  • Celebrating holidays