Mrs. Becky Aldinger

 Kindergarten Teacher and Music Director
 Phone:262-786-2900 (after hours ext 113)
 Email: baldinger@starofbethlehem.org

From a young age my parents instilled in me the importance of God’s Word in my life. This has stuck with me throughout my life and I am very thankful to both of them. I am grateful that I have the opportunity to assist parents in teaching their children the value of God’s Word in their lives each day as we gather at Star of Bethlehem.
 
Personal Background
 
My early years were spent in Green Bay, WI where I attended St. Marks Lutheran School. Living
only blocks from Lambeau Field I became a true Packer fan, which still holds true today. In my later
elementary school years my family moved to Hudson, WI where I attended public school for my middle
school and high school years. I knew that I wanted to be a teacher, so I attended MLC in New Ulm, MN.
Upon graduating the Lord sent me to Milwaukee, WI where I taught Kindergarten and Preschool. The
smiling faces of those five year olds was always a great way to start the day. We had many adventures
together. Two years later the Lord brought me to Star of Bethlehem. In my time here I have taught a
variety of grade levels as the needs of the school has changed. I am thankful for all of the children that
have come through my classroom and touched my life.
 
In the year 2000, Star of Bethlehem offered a two year Bible class that dug deep into Scripture,
called “God’s Ways”. It was in this Bible class that I met my husband. God has now blessed our family
with a son that we adopted from China in 2010. He is truly a blessing.
 
My love for music has led me to take on the role of Worship Music Coordinator at Star of Bethlehem.
This allows me the opportunity to work with our many talented singers and instrumentalists in
preparing for our weekly worship services. I enjoy this immensely.
 
Education and Experience
  • Graduated from Martin Luther College
  • After graduation, I was assigned to teach Kindergarten and PreK at Beautiful Savior Lutheran School in Milwaukee, WI
  • In 1998, I accepted a call to teach 2nd and 3rd grade at Star of Bethlehem in New Berlin,WI
  • During my time at Star of Bethlehem I have taught a variety of grades as needed including 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 8th grade
  • I currently teach Kindergarten.
 
Curriculum
 
Active learning takes place in our classroom. Hands on activities and group work are used on a
daily basis.
 
A typical day in our classroom includes a morning greeting and devotion.  
This is followed by our calendar time.
We then turn our focus to God's Word as we cover a lesson from the Bible.  
Math is taught using a hands-on, problem solving approach.  We use the My Math series.
Our reading time uses Superkids.  Kindergarten children learn the letters of the alphabet and how to blend the letter sounds to decode words.  
The children read decodable texts.  As their reading confidence increases students work in small groups at their levels to boost their reading skills.
In Writing, the students progress through developmental stages of writing.  The children are praised and encouraged for all attempts and accomplishments in writing.
 Social Studies curriculum focuses on the students and how they relate to others in their families, classroom, school, and community.
 The kindergarten Science curriculum focuses on developing an awareness of the world in which we live.  A STEM Launch unit is used that focuses on structure and function.  
 

 
Other Areas of Service in the Church and School
  • Worship Music Coordinator
  • Choir director for our adult choir and children’s Jubilation Choir
  • Organist