Mrs. Burkhardt's Classroom News

May 1, 2017

Classroom Happenings


This week our class will be reading stories about how children can help at home. Children will learn about taking responsibility for cleaning, caring for a pet, doing errands, and other chores.

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

Word Workout

  • Vocabulary: chores, contribute Discuss different ways your child can help out at home. Create a list of jobs on a chore chart.
  • My Words to Know

High-Frequency Words: help, too Write the words help and too, and ask your child to write each word. Think of sentences that use both words. Write the sentences down and read them aloud. Have your child underline the words help and too.

Category Words: Household Furniture Play a game of “Simon Says.” Use household furniture terms as you give commands to act out chores.

Phonics: long a Invite your child to play a rhyming game with words that have the long a sound. Guide your child in writing and sounding out the rhyming words.

Comprehension: sequence

Have your child look at the pictures and tell a story about what happens first, next, and last. As your child tells the story, write it on the lines provided.

Everyday Math:

We are starting section 7 in our math series. The main topics over the next few weeks will cover: addition and subtraction, collecting data and estimation.


We will start a new science unit called Living and Non-living. We are also discussing life-cycles of chicks and butterflies.

Important Information

-Mother's Day Tea is Thursday, May 11th from 2:00-3:00. Invitations went home last Friday.

-Field Day is scheduled for June 6th.

-Kindergarten Celebration is June 13th. More information will come home about that.

-June 14th and 15th are 1/2 days.

-Last day of school is June 15th.

-NWEA went really really well. Every student showed growth. I am very proud of how hard our kiddos work!!

-Literacy bags will continue to come home through the month of May. Please send in your April reading logs!!