Mrs. Burkhardt's Kindergarten News

October 24, 2016

Classroom Happenings


Dear Family Member:

This week our class will be focusing on the tools people use every day to help them work, play, cook, and do their chores. Children will also be reading about tools such as utensils to eat, a calculator to add, and a shovel to dig holes.

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

Word Workout

  • Vocabulary: tool, discover Invite your child to hunt for different kinds of tools and tell what each one is used for. Make a list of the tools and read it together when you’re done.
  • My Words to Know

High-Frequency Word: a Write simple sentences and leave a blank in each sentence to represent the word a. Have your child write the word a in the blanks. Then read each sentence together.

Category Words: colors Draw simple pictures of tools on paper. Have your child color each tool.

Phonics: p Invite your child to hunt for household objects that begin or end with the letter p. Write each word on a sticky note and have your child circle the p.

Math Everyday

We are practicing sorting, number sense and writing our numbers. We learned all about 5 frames and how to informally explore addition and subtraction. This week we will also learn about 10 frames in the same manner.

Students will also invent and solve different types of number stories using a variety of strategies.

Important Information

-Sight word card sheets are still in some binders. Please cut them apart and use them to help your child learn each word. I will let you know each week which word is our focus so you may continue to practice at home.

-Parent-Teacher conference forms came home last week please remember to fill them out and send them back as soon as possible.

-Halloween Party on Friday @ 1:30!!