Mrs. Burkhardt's Classroom News

November 28, 2016

Classroom Happenings


This week our class will be reading stories about sounds we hear in our neighborhoods and communities. Your child will experiment with ways to make sounds.

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

Word Workout

  • Vocabulary: listen, volume Go outside together and invite your child to listen to the sounds in your neighborhood. Talk about what makes the sound. Describe the volume of the sound.
  • My Words to Know

High-Frequency Word: and Write the word and, then have your child trace it. Have your child search for and circle the word and in a newspaper.

Category Words: sound words Sit outside together and listen for different sounds. Ask your child to identify what is making the sound. Have your child describe the sound.

Phonics: n Search for objects that begin or end with the letter n, such as nails and pan. Write the words on sticky notes and have your child put the notes on each object.

Everyday Math

This week a large portion of math will be dedicated to making projects and decorations for our classroom for Christmas. We will discuss shapes, colors, counting and measurement. We will also practice number sense, counting and writing our numbers.


We will finish up our science unit on Senses this week. We will discuss the sense of taste.

Daily Five

We have been reading in groups. I have grouped children based on their skills and abilities to understand letters and sounds, read words, build words and read fluently together. Please continue to practice at home with the literacy bag books. Your child should be reading every night.

Big Thanks

Just want to take a minute to thank parents for all of your support and cooperation. The play-dough has been great and also any and all supplies that you have helped with!!

Important Information

-Kindergarten Mini-Musical on December 8th @ 2:30

-Christmas Party on December 21 @ 2:00 (more info to come home soon)

-Santa's Secret Shop starts on December 5th

-Our classroom will be featured in the student showcase this month!!