Mrs. Burkhardt's Classroom News

May 12, 2017

Classroom Happenings


This week our class read stories about how children can be good citizens. They discussed how to listen, share, help others, respect one another, work together, and take turns.

Here are some activities that you can do with your child to help reinforce the skills that we practiced.

Word Workout

  • Vocabulary: citizen, respect Discuss ways your child can show good citizenship and respect for others at school and in the community.
  • My Words to Know

High-Frequency Words: play, has Write the words play and has on paper. Then have your child write each word. Think of sentences about good citizens that include each word. Write down the sentences on paper.

Category Words: farm animals During the week, your child will read about farm animals. Reinforce farm animal names by singing “Old MacDonald Had a Farm.”

Phonics: long i Use magnetic letters to build words with the long i sound, or you can use pencil and paper to do the activity.

Comprehension: cause and effect

Guide your child in circling pictures that show what happens when people are good citizens.


Our 6 caterpillars are now 6 chrysalis waiting to hatch into butterflies. We were able to hold baby chicks this week...soo cute! We will continue our discussion on living vs non living through the end of the month.

Important Information

-Mothers Day Tea was a big success even with a power outage. :) Thank you to all our mothers and other very special people for everything you do to help us become successful in Kindergarten!!

-I will have another newsletter on its regular schedule (Monday) with more updated information for the upcoming weeks!

-I will also send a remind text once I have updated my website...shooting for this weekend! Mothers Day Video too!!!