Mrs. Birkland's Kindergarten Class

Room 108

Take a look at what we have been doing for the week of Apr. 25-29

Word Families

We studied -op like in mop and -ot like in pot of gold this week. We are getting so good at identifying these word families in words when we read and when we are sounding out words in our writing.

Word Families we Have Studies

-am, -an, -ap, -at, -in, -it, -ip, -ig, -op, -ot

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

Friday, May 6th

This Friday we will be traveling to our final field trip for the year. We will leave at 10 to head to Loose Park to each lunch and play for a little bit. We will leave there around 11:30 to make it to Kaleidoscope for our 12:15 session. We will be back to school by 2:00. Make sure to send in a sack lunch with your child that includes a drink. We will again be putting on our special class shirts. Your child can switch into in when they come to school-I will have them on their desks, or they can put it on over their shirt they wore for the day.

I still have 3 kiddos without permission slips. Please sign and return the form in your child's backpack this weekend. It is on bright yellow paper!

Writer's Workshop-Informational Writing Time!

We finished up our informational books on the Painted Lady Butterfly. Now, we are choosing our own topic. We are so excited and can't wait to bring them home to teach you about our animal. They are working so hard to make the illustrations look like the real world animal. It takes a lot of patience, effort, and perseverance to try and try again. But, we are doing it! Ask your child what animal they have chosen to write about and see if they can tell you something new they learned about it!

Speaking of Writing

We've learned that our words have power and can be helpful. Check out our "posters" we have hung up around our room and around the school.

We have some save the humpback whales posters-you can help by throwing your trash away at the beach, and some posters that help to remind us how to help our earth and how to help others around us.

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Math: Comparing Objects

In Math this week we started to compare objects by their measurable attributes. We used words like longer than, shorter than, taller, smaller, heavier and lighter. We enjoyed sorting objects bigger and smaller than us, ordering objects by their length, and comparing the weight of two objects.

What a fun night at our art and music show!

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Take Your Child to Work Day Fun

Wow! A lot of us were gone on Take Your Child to Work Day. We had only 9 students in our room on Thursday?!? And they were all girls! We studied ladybugs and learned that they have a lot in common with our very own caterpillars, now soon to be ladybugs. We finished by making some really cute lady bugs to display in our hallway. It was very fitting-ladybugs for the ladies of the class to make. :)

Fun Friday Butterflies

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We will be turing in our iPads for the year on Friday, May 13th. 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. We will be using them up through that day.


Playdough- we are completely out

Snack and Share

Our snack and share students next week are:


Emma B




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

Just a Few Reminders

  • Please go through your child's backpack every evening to see their accomplishments AND charge their iPad!

Specials Schedule for:






Friday-PE Enrichment

Dates to Remember


3rd-CiCi's Pizza Night

6th-Morning with Mom- 8:30 in the gym

6th-Kaleidoscope field trip-we need a sack lunch! We will be leaving at 10:00 and returning around 2:00

12th-PTA Skating Party 6-8

13th-iPads are due back

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