Mrs. Burkhardt's Kindergarten News

October 20, 2017

Classroom Happenings


This week our class focused on ways in which we use our five senses to hear, taste, touch, see, and smell. Children read about how they can explore the world around them by using their senses.

Here are some activities you can do with your child to help reinforce the skills we have been practicing.

Word Workout

  • Vocabulary: senses, explore Write terms for each of the five senses on index cards. Invite your child to explore your home by identifying things they see, hear, taste, touch, and smell. Record their findings on the cards.
  • My Words to Know

High-Frequency Word: see Write the word see on paper and have your child trace the word. Then play a game of “I See.”

Category Words: senses Ask questions about the senses. For example: What sense tells you that dinner is cooking? (smell)

Phonics: s Form an s with a piece of string. Then have your child form the letter. Look at a newspaper or magazine and ask your child to circle words that begin with the letter s. Make a list of those words and help your child read them.

Math Everyday

We have practiced numbers 1-7. Next week we will get to know shapes, practice sorting and find out what happens when we add one more to a set. Please continue practicing counting by 1 to 50 and writing numbers 1-20.

Important Information

-Halloween Party information came home yesterday. Thank you for those who signed up for food. Any ideas for games...let me know!

-Thank you for signing up for Remind! Please remember to sign up if you haven't already. I still have parents who have not signed up yet.

-Homework has been coming back...thank you for your support at home!

-Thank you for sending Literacy bags back this week. Great job! Next week your child's bag will have 3 new books to read!

-I have some new pics of all the kiddos for my web page. I will send a Remind text when I have them all uploaded! Hopefully today after school!