# Mrs. Birkland's Kindergarten Class

## SIPPS Time

This week’s letters wereHh , Huffing Horse and Uu, cat UNDER the chair. Ask your child the sign for short Uu and Hh. With Uu we drew a picture of a cat (again) following step by step directions and then taped him under our chair so that the cat was “under the chair” all day. With Hh we worked onour fine motor skills and torn brown paper to make a horse. We also searched for our letters in poems. We read “A House is a House for Me” and “Umbrellas.” 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 2 more. We learned we and an.

## Letters We have learned

Ss , Nn, Tt, Mm, Aa, Rr, Ii, and Ff, Hh, and Uu

## Sight Words We have learned

I, see, the, you, me, my, can, a, in, is, and, we, an

## Math: Comparing Numbers and Quantities 0-5

This week we finished up our study of comparison of numbers and sets. We have learned to use the terms greater than (more), less than (fewer) and equal to (same.) Next week we will begin our study over the numbers 6-9.

## What does it look like to be a digital citizen?

We have still not been give the okay for the iPad update. So, please do NOT update to iOS 9 just yet. Our tech department has some work to do to prepare for it first and then we will let you know when it is okay.

## Snack and Share

Our snack and share students next week are:

Izy

Ethan

Emma B.

Lincoln

*Please remember that we are a peanut free classroom. Check out the peanut free snack list for acceptable snacks.

• How many syllables are in the word: banana, watermelon, apple, strawberry, kiwi, grape? (Have your chid say the word normally. Then have them tap their lap or clap the word with you. Lastly, have them count on their fingers as they segment, or break apart, the word into syllables.)
• Can you read these words: the, you, see, I, can, me, my, I, a, in, is, and, we, an?
• Can you explain to me the website traffic light? What does green mean?
• How high can you count? Can you write your numbers to 10 for me?
• Which number is more: 5 or 2? 1 or 3? 4 or 5?
• Which number is less: 3 or 4? 5 or 2? 2 or 3?

## Just a Few Reminders

• 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!
• Please send in a water bottle (empty) we will fill it here on days where we have PE. They exercise a lot and cannot be going out to get drinks all the time, so if they want a drink, they need to bring a water bottle.

## Dates to Remember

October

1st-School Picture Day

1st-PTA Skate Night

6th-CiCi's Pizza Night

8th-Harlem Wizard's Game

13th-Parent Teacher Conferences

15th-Early Release @ 2:10

15th-Parent Teacher Conferences

16th-No School

## Mrs. Amy Birkland

Recess 11:00-11:25

Lunch Time 11:51-12:16

Specials 2:10-3:00