Mrs. Birkland's Kindergarten Class

Room 108

WE had a great week! Take a look below to see what we have been up to.


This week’s letters were Tt, Tick- tock Clock and Mm, Humming Monkey. Ask your child the sign for Tick- tock Clock and Humming Monkey. When we learn our letters, we do a fun activity. With Tt we sorted some pictures. Those that started with /t/ and those that did not start with /t/. With Mm we made up a story about our humming monkey. You see, he is wearing head phones. So, we decided to try to tell a story that told us how he maybe got these headphones. The story was very creative. We also search for letters in poems. We read Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear and Muffin Man. Make sure to read these poems at home as they come home in your child’s daily folder. During this time we also worked on our kindergarten high frequency words. This week we learned 3 more. We learned you, the, and my.

*The charts we read have a number at the top along with the title. I ask your child to take this home and read to you on the days we do this. If they do, please sign it and return it to school the next day. Rereading materials is the best way to get these Kindergarten words stuck in their brains. :)

Letters We have learned

Ss , Nn, Tt, and Mm

Sight Words We have learned

I, see, the, you, me, my

Math Numbers 1-5

During our Math block, we have been going deeper with the numbers 1-5. We have to identify, be able to count items and write the corresponding numbers. They are doing pretty awesome. Can your child do this? Please write the numbers 1-5 in random order and see if your child can name those numbers. Can they find sets of objects 1-5 around the house? *iPad* Can your child use their iPad camera to find sets of items 1-5 around the house?

Hurray for Colors!

Friday we finished up our colors study. We have learned songs each day that helped us learn to recognize the color words when we see them. On Friday, we had fun reading Mouse Paint and mixing colored frosting to make new colors with them on graham crackers. Yum!


Today many of our students got to take iPads home for the first time. Please check your child's backpack for them and put them in a safe place, along with the charger. Remember, the iPad comes back to school EVERY day and must be fully charged. Also, you are more than welcome to buy a different cover for it. They offer many choices and many come with a screen protector. If your child got to take theirs home, please remember to download the list of APPS that was attached to the tech agreement you received. I have the APPS for kids on the 2nd page of their iPad screen. Please leave the 1st page blank, the 2nd page for kids, and the 3rd page is for parents. If you have misplaced the list of APPS, they can be found on our kdg sight under Technology Corner and then APPS. Thank you so much!

*I placed their login card in the ziploc baggie I sent the iPad in. To make it eaiser for them to use, I put their login and password in all caps. The keypad they use shoes the letters in caps. Their real username is all lowercase letters, and the password is Lps + 6 digit lunch number. So, only the L is capitalized for real. Their Apple ID is their login followed by This is on the back of their login card. Keep these in the baggie too or a safe place for you.

For now, let's transport the iPads in the baggie to protect them from leaking lunches in the backpack. Also, if your child brings a water bottle, please do not fill it up at home. They can fill it up when they get to school. That way the iPad will not get wet or damaged.

Syllables around the house

We are learning about counting syllabled in words. As you interact with your child at home, take 30 seconds to have your child count the syllables in words. For example, say couch. Have them clap the beats. Then have them use their fingers to count the beats as they hear them in the word. Start with one room and see how many items you can count the syllables for.

Our Name of the day friends

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Parent Camp

Our first ever Parent Camp is coming to Schumacher Saturday, September 19 from 8:30-12! This is a great opportunity for you to come learn more about our curriculum and various ways you can help your child.

We have a wide variety of sessions planned including:

  • How to help with Reading and Math
  • Using Yoga to help students focus
  • Creating students who are safe online
  • Teaching Engineering in Elementary School

We are excited to announce that we will also be offering FREE childcare for this event if you RSVP. Please email Mrs. Bright ( if you would like to use our childcare services during ParentCamp. (All children must be potty-trained.)

Can’t wait to see you then!

Snack and Share

Each week I will list the names of 5 students who are responsible for sending in enough snacks for 20+students for the week. I ask that you try to send them in on Monday. If you forget, don't worry, just try to get them in sometime that week. If your child brings in snack for the week, they are allowed to bring in one share item. This share item must not be breakable and be abel to fit in your child's backpack. When they bring it in, they will get a chance to tell us about it (where they got it, why they chose it, how long have they had it, etc) and answer 3 questions about it. They may keep the item at school for the week, or take it back home if they want. Our snack and share students next week are:





*Please remember that we are a peanut free classroom. Check out the peanut free snack list that was handed out at Meet the Teacher Night. If you have misplaced it, you can find it under Parent Resources on our Kindergarten Website.

I Wonder (Things to ask your child at home)

« What is the sound and sign for the letter Ss? The letter Nn?

« Can you name the days of the week starting with Sunday?

« How do you spell the word red?

Just a Few Reminders

  • If your child is in flip-flops or open sandals, they will not be able to play on the woodchip areas during recess. Have them wear tennis shoes or pack a pair.
  • Towels come home every other Friday for washing and need to be returned on Monday.

  • If you have not already sent in a change of clothes for your child, please do so. The nurse is already running out of clothes for Kindergarten age students. If your child does borrow clothes form the nurse, please wash them and return them. Thanks!

Dates to Remember


7th-No School for Labor Day

8th-CiCi's Pizza Night (eat at CiCi's, tell them you go to Schumacher, and we get a portion of the proceeds) 4-8pm

8th-PTA Night (Come see what PTA is all about) 7pm

10th-PTA Skate Night 6-8pm

17th-Early Release @ 2:10

18th-No School!

19th-Parent Camp from 8:30-12:00 (great opportunity to learn about our curriculum, how we use technology, and other items)