Mrs. Burkhardt's Classroom News

January 9, 2017

Classroom Happenings


This week, our class will be reading stories about how a community changes their environment—such as by building roads, playgrounds, and community gardens—to improve it.

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

Word Workout

  • Vocabulary: community, improve Take a walk or drive around your community. Point out ways that the community is working hard to improve.
  • My Words to Know

High-Frequency Words: to, and, go, you, do Write each of the words on paper and ask your child to trace them. Then write a sentence using each word.

Category Words: position words Play “Simon Says” using position words, such as up, down, over, under, front, back, first, next, and last.

Phonics: i, n, c, o, d Play a guessing game with your child. Ask your child to think of things that begin with each letter.

Comprehension: key details in sequence

Read a short story to your child. Then ask your child to order the story’s pictures by writing first, next, or last under the pictures. Invite your child to retell the story.

Everyday Math

This week we are reviewing number recognition and handwriting. We are writing math stories using addition and grouping. Please continue to practice counting; including skip counting by 2, 5 and 10.


We are starting a new science unit on Forces and Motion. We will discuss in this unit that an object's position is described in terms of objects around it, force is a push or a pull, objects fall down and objects move in the direction of the force.

Important Information

-NWEA testing this week-Monday and Tuesday

-Library on Wednesday

-No School- January 16th

-1/2 day of school- January 25th and 26th.

-No School- January 27th. End of 1st marking period

-Remember to dress your child appropriately for winter weather.

-Remember to put a pair of shoes in your child's backpack for the classroom.