Mrs. Birkland's Kindergarten Class
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
Sight Words We have learned
Math Numbers 1-5
*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 @student.liberty.k12.mo.us. 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
Our Name of the day friends
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
- AND MANY MORE!
We are excited to announce that we will also be offering FREE childcare for this event if you RSVP. Please email Mrs. Bright (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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
*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.
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
19th-Parent Camp from 8:30-12:00 (great opportunity to learn about our curriculum, how we use technology, and other items)
Mrs. Amy Birkland
Lunch Time 11:51-12:16