Mrs. Birkland's Kindergarten Class

Room 108

Take a look at what we have been doing for the week of Mar. 14-18


Last week and this week we met our final special sounds. We studied the two sounds for oo. We learned the long sound for oo says /oo/ like in Hoot Owl. We made a puppet owl to help remind us. The short sound says /oo/ like in Look at the Book! We did a sort between the two sounds. This week we met au/aw and an Awful Yawn. We read The Sleep Book by Dr. Seuss and yawned every time they said yawn or sleep. It was a lot! Finally we met ou/ow and "Ouch!" We made little bandaids with the letters ou/ow written on them. We brainstormed lots of words that have that sound in them. After break, we will begin our final stretch and our study of word families.

Letters and the Sounds We have studied

Ss , Nn, Tt, Mm, Aa, Rr, Ii, Ff, Hh, Uu, Dd, Cc, Kk, Oo, Bb, Yy, Pp, Gg, Ll, Ww, Ee, Vv, Xx, Jj, Zz Qq, Long Aa, Long E, Long I, Long O, Long U

Special Sounds

th(2), sh, ch/_tch, oi, oy, ar, or, er/ir/ur, oo (2), au/aw, ou/ow

Sight Words We have practiced-PLEASE PRACTICE AT HOME!!!

Quarter 1 Words: I, see, the, you, me, my, can, a, in, is, and, we, an, on, am, yes, no, if, said

Quarter 2 Words: are, as, like, by, he, she, will, go, all, it, of, to, up, do, at, look, had, was, so, have, for

Quarter 3: not, but, be, what, her, did

Grade Cards Coming Home-They Should Be Sooooo Proud!

Tonight your child brought home a copy of their 3rd quarter grade card as well as the parent page that helps explain the scoring. They should be so proud. Please don't let your child's grade card be a reflection on what they can't do, or what they don't know. Whether, look at it as a time to reflect on how far they have come. If you get a chance over break, please take the time to go through your child's SeeSaw account. Scroll all the way back to the very beginning. See where they started. Go through each item, and look at their growth. Give lots of smiles, hugs, and high-fives! :)

As a side note, I wanted you to know, that because of my absences this last month, we did not cover a few areas as thoroughly as I would have liked. So, I crossed out a few things on the parent page that we will continue to work on 4th quarter and report on it then. If you have any questions about anything, do not hesitate to ask. I am always available through email.

Some of the areas I moved to 4th quarter are:

Social Studies-describing maps and globes as geographical tools. We will study this as soon as we come back from break.

Fluently subtracts within 5. I feel like we did a really good job with addition during 2nd quarter and many kids are fluent (can solve addition problems through 5 within 3 seconds.) Subtraction is a little more tricky. So, we will continue to practice this throughout 4th quarter.

WE had a little visitor

On Thursday, we had an unexpected guest come to our room during recess. They left clues and a little gold dust around as well as some gold. :)
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Some Pictures from our Fun Flexible Friday-they choose their schedule for the day

Over Break...

Over Break your child is welcome to get on Reflex (the app that works on addition and subtraction fluency, TODO Math (a fun app that focuses on a lot of different math skills-15 minutes /day), ABC Mouse and RAZ Kids.

Could you all make sure to locate your book envelopes over break and send them in on the Monday when we get back. I have a new collection of books to send home with you all for a change of pace. :)

I hope you enjoy the weather and the time as a family.

We are OUT!!! Please send in a package after break. Thanks so much!

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Snack and Share

Our snack and share students next week are:






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

Just a Few Reminders

  • As it is starting to get chilly outside, please dress your child in layers (jacket, short sleeves, etc.) Our rooms are warm and I don't want your child to be too hot inside and cold outside! DON'T FORGET A JACKET/COAT!
  • Please go through your child's backpack every evening to see their accomplishments and charge their iPad!

Specials Schedule for:






Friday-PE Enrichment

Dates to Remember


18th-Grade Cards Come Home

19--27th-Spring Break

29th-CiCi's Pizza Night


1st-Martha LaFite Fieldtrip