Mrs. Burkhardt's Kindergarten News

November 7, 2016

Classroom Happenings


This week our class will focus on different kinds of bugs and how they move. Children will also be reading about a variety of bugs they see in nature, including bees, ants, and butterflies.

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

Word Workout

  • Vocabulary: curious, observe Go outside and have your child observe different bugs. Have your child draw a picture of the bugs in a notebook and then label each one.
  • My Words to Know

High-Frequency Words: the, we, see, a, like Write each word on paper, then have your child write it. Ask your child to try to find each word in a book.

Category Words: movement words Say simple riddles that describe the different movements made by animals or insects. Have your child guess the animal or insect.

Phonics: m, a, s, p, t Draw a five-column table on a piece of paper. Write the following letters at the top of each column: m, a, s, p, t. Guide your child in thinking of words that begin with each letter. Record the words under the corresponding columns.

Daily Five

Writing journals are beginning to go home from our Daily 5 practice. Writing is one of the 5 choices during our reading/writing workshop. When your child brings home their completed journal, please go through the pages with them. As the year progresses you will see growth in your child's ability to draw detailed stories including words, labels and sentences.

Everyday Math

We will practice pattern blocks, exploring various shapes and ten frames, exploring number pairs that add up to 10. We are counting by 1's, 5's and 10's. Please continue to practice at home.


We have been discussing and learning about our 5 senses. This week we will focus on our sense of sound and sense of smell.

Important Information

-Parent/Teacher Conferences are Thursday evening and Friday morning.

-Please remember to send back conference information sheet to me.

-Literacy bags are coming back every day! Some are being returned with missing books. Please check the bag of books before sending them back each day. If books come up missing, I have to replace those books.

-Our hallway is looking fabulous!! The turkeys are great! Thank you for your participation!!

-Red, White, or Blue clothing on Thursday for our Veteran Celebration!

Parent Confernces

Thursday, Nov. 10th, 4:30-7:30pm

131 Woodward Avenue

Otisville, MI

Friday, Nov. 11th, 8:30-11:30am

131 Woodward Avenue

Otisville, MI

Please be prompt as we are only allowed 10 min for conferences.