Mrs. Burkhardt's Classroom News

March 20, 2017

Classroom Happenings


This week our class will be reading stories about different kinds of pets and how to care for them. Children will learn about grooming, feeding, walking, and caring for pets.

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

Word Workout

  • Vocabulary: responsibility, train Talk about the responsibilities associated with caring for pets, as well as how people train pets.
  • My Words to Know

High-Frequency Words: they, of Think of short sentences that include they and of and write them down. Have your child point to each word and read each sentence aloud. Ask your child to underline the words they and of.

Category Words: pets Play a game of “Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down.” Ask your child to show thumbs up if what you say is true, and to show thumbs down if what you say is not true. For example, A dog can be a pet. (thumbs up)

Phonics: g, w Help your child think of words with the letter g and the letter w, such as get, hug, wag, and wet.

Comprehension: character, setting, plot

Read a short story about a girl named Ana who will be getting a pet. Ask your child to decide what would be the perfect pet for Ana. Circle the picture of the animal and finish telling the story.

Everyday Math

We will continue to practice addition using number stories. Please continue to practice counting to 100 and also skip counting by 2's, 5's and 10's.


We finished our science unit on Motion. We will begin this week on the science unit Earth.

Important Information

-March is Reading Awareness Month. Please continue to read! We had a BUNCH of reading logs come in this morning!! Yay! I am sooooo proud of the reading this month!!!!

-We went to Sugarbush last Monday. The kiddos were as expected very respectful to the middle school guides and handled themselves very well! We wrote amazing stories. Look for their stories in binders today.

-The middle school will hold its annual pancake dinner. I will let you know when I am updated on the date and time!

-We made Leprechaun traps on Thursday in the hope of catching a Leprechaun (or 24) on St. Patrick's Day! No such luck!! BUT, we were left with a huge mess along with green glitter and footprints. We were also left with necklaces and gold wrapped candy!!

-Friday is Spring Carnival 5-8pm. Please come support the school and have fun at the same time!!!

-I applied for a Frankenmuth Credit Union Mini-Grant and was awarded 27 brand new red headphones for our classroom!!! Woo hoo!!

-We had a very special guest read to us today and give us some dental gifts. Senator Ananich from our very own Capital!