Mrs. Birkland's Kindergarten Class

Room 108

Take a look at what we have been doing for the week of May 9-13

Word Families

We studied -ub like in sub and -ug like in bug this week.

So far we have studied: -am, -an, -ap, -at, -in, -it, -ip, -ig,-op, -ot, -en, -et, -ub, -ug

Letters and the Sounds We have studied

Ss , Nn, Tt, Mm, Aa, Rr, Ii, Ff, Hh, Uu, Dd, Cc, Kk, Oo, Bb, Yy, Pp, Gg, Ll, Ww, Ee, Vv, Xx, Jj, Zz Qq, Long Aa, Long E, Long I, Long O, Long U

Special Sounds

th(2), sh, ch/_tch, oi, oy, ar, or, er/ir/ur, oo (2), au/aw, ou/ow

Sight Words We have practiced-PLEASE PRACTICE AT HOME!!!

Quarter 1 Words: I, see, the, you, me, my, can, a, in, is, and, we, an, on, am, yes, no, if, said

Quarter 2 Words: are, as, like, by, he, she, will, go, all, it, of, to, up, do, at, look, had, was, so, have, for

Quarter 3: not, but, be, what, her, did

Bye-Bye Butterflies!

On Tuesday, we released our first set of butterflies. It was so neat to get to see them to fly off into the world for the first time. We really enjoyed them but were so excited to let them go free. We even saw some of them around during recess time. :) On Friday, we will let our second and third set go. Thank you so much to Amy Quinn and Tracie Gailey for purchasing the sets for our class. It was an awesome experience!
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iPads-Don't Forget!

We will be turing in our iPads for the year THIS FRIDAY!!! On that day, all iPads must be with their charger and original case and turned in to me. So, make sure you can locate them and have them ready to go on that day.

I need your help: I am asking that you go ahead and delete ALL pictures/videos and ALL home apps from your child's iPad. You should be able to go to the game and hold your finger on it. That will make it wiggle and have a little x on it. Press the X and then delete. For pictures, please select all and hit trash can.

One last thing, can you make sure your child's iPad has the most up to date version installed? Just go to settings, and see from there.

Thank you. This will make the turn in process much easier for me.

All School Play Day

Next Thursday, we will be having an all school play day. Kdg-2nd grade students will be playing in the morning, and older kids in the afternoon. The activities are all outdoors, so please dress them accordingly, and apply sunscreen on your child before they come to school. I am needing a 24 pack of waters to be donated for us on that day. 2 wouldn't hurt. Let me know if you would be able to do that for us, please.

If it rains, there are not plans for indoor activities, so cross your fingers that it is a beautiful day!

Next Year T-shirt Pride!

In an effort to help build our Schumacher Community, we will be working with PTA to purchase grade level t-shirts for each student to wear for spirit days, special assembly days and other school-wide events next year. Please complete the following Google form with your child’s information, including t-shirt size.

i-Week # 2

Next week we will be having a school wide innovation week. In kindergarten we will be trying our hands and some things that allow us to show our creativity, critical thinking skills, while helping us work on communicating and collaborating. We are excited! We will be offering a 30 minute window of time for parents to check out what we have done from 3:15-3:45 next Friday, May 20th. I will give you more info as we get closer.

To make our i-Week a success, we are in need of:

Calling All Books-Well, our classroom books anyway

Do you have any of our classroom books at home? I am collecting back all books that your child may have borrowed from our room this school year. The ones I am most concerned about are any real (not paper) books. If in doubt, you can send them back and I will let you know. So, try to find those book envelopes and get them back to me as soon as you can. Thanks so much!

WE have the ick

We have had 6 kids diagnosed with strep this week. They have been pretty unusual without fevers or even really red throats. Most have complained of headaches, sort necks, and sore throats. So, if they are complaining, you might look into it.

Snack and Share

Our snack and share students next week are:


Emma K




*Please remember that we are a peanut free classroom. Check out the peanut free snack list for acceptable snacks.

Just so you know

  • Grade cards will not go home if your child has an outstanding lunch balance, library books still checked out, or a claim on your iPad.

Specials Schedule for:


Monday-Summer Reading Presentation

Tuesday-Enrichment Showcase/Specials Free Day

Wednesday-Tallent Show Try-outs

Thursday-Play Day-wear tennis shoes and sunscreen

Friday- i week showcase

Dates to Remember


12th-PTA Skating Party 6-8

13th-iPads are due back

22nd-I-Week Showcase Day 3:15-3:45

23rd-Last Day of School, Early Release at 1:10