Mrs. Burkhardt's Classroom News

October 10, 2016

Classroom Happenings


This week our class will be reading stories about baby animals and their families. Your child will also discover ways in which baby animals move, such as hopping, running, galloping, and crawling.

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

Word Workout

  • Vocabulary: adventure, movement Have your child move like a bunny rabbit. Encourage your child to tell about an adventure he or she would have as a bunny.

High-Frequency Word: we With your finger, write the word we on your child’s back, then have him or her write we on your back. Write sentences using the word we and have your child underline it.

Category Words: family words Encourage your child to draw a picture of a family. Have him or her identify each member of the family. Then invite him or her to draw a favorite baby animal and its family.

Phonics: a Look for words in a book that begin with or have the letter a in them. Encourage your child to point to letter a and say: I see a! Then help your child sound out each word.

Math Everyday

This week in math we are working on number writing and recognition 1 through 9. We will practice describing and comparing shapes. We will reinforce our counting skills and principles by creating a number board. Please continue practicing counting by 1 to 50 and writing numbers 1-20.

-I'm sending home handwriting sheets for practice. We write using D'Nealian handwriting. In your child's binder is this weeks practice sheet. Please return by Friday.

-We still need parents to sit on the PTG board and help make decisions for our kiddos. We would really appreciate anyone who is willing to help out!!

-Thank you to all the parents who were able to help with the book fair!! :)

Best Comments

-When I go to centers I talk more less!!

-I hope the popcorn today is White Cheddar!!

Student: I'm hot Mrs. Burkhardt.

Me: I know, I can see your picture on the "hot lunch" chart.

Student: No, I mean I'm hot in this sweatshirt!