November 18

Pie Feast

This year, our class will be having a “Pie Feast” instead of a “Thanksgiving Feast”.  Our schedule is so packed on Tuesday, that time doesn’t allow us to have a large (timely) party.  I still feel that sitting and eating together while showing our appreciation for each other is a part of the Thanksgiving tradition.

This year, I am looking for volunteers who can send in the following for our Pie Feast:

  • 3 pumpkin pies (same parent does not need to send in all 3)
  • 3 apple pies (same parent does not need to send in all 3)
  • 1 package (24 minimum) of plates
  • 1 box of forks (24 minimum)
  • 3 cans of whipped cream (same parent does not need to send in all 3)

Please reply with the item that you are planning to send in along with your child’s name.  Thank you for your help and support!!!

~ Mrs. Burkholder

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November 3

Fall Conference Schedule

Time is ticking and we are wrapping up our first semester of the 2014-2015 school year!  Conferences are during the month of November (11/13/14, 11/19/14, and 11/20/14).  In order to receive your child’s report card, you must attend your scheduled conference time.

By clicking on the link below, you will see the fall conference schedule days and times for our class.  If you cannot attend the day/time that you are scheduled for, please notify me ASAP so that other arrangements can be made to fit your schedule.  If a daytime conference works better for you, please let me know and those arrangements can be made for you as well.

Burkholder Conference Schedule Fall 2014 (iblog)

October 27

Spelling Week of October 27, 2014

This week’s spelling words have the sl, st, sk, and sp blends.

Pattern Words:  slide, skin, skip, step, spell

Dolch Words:  ball, egg, flower, fish, feet

Extra Credit Words:  Halloween, October

Please remember that there will be an additional 5 pattern words on Friday’s Test!

October 21

Science Test Thursday!!!!

For the past month or so we have been studying various landforms.  We did numerous assignments and activities in class that will assist your child in studying for the test.  These papers will be coming home today with your child to aid in studying.  I have also included copies of the work that I did under “science” in the curriculum tab at the top of the blog because I know that some students may have answers wrong on their papers or the papers may be difficult to read.

Students must know the following for Thursday’s test:

– definition of all the landforms

– definition of all the bodies of water

– know how water travels from a lake to the ocean

– be able to draw a detailed picture of 2 landforms and name them

– be able to tell two facts about each landform drawn

The definitions will be multiple choice questions and the short answer portion will be regarding facts and pictures.


October 21

Halloween Information

On Friday, October 31, 2014, we will be having a Halloween Party.  Students are allowed to come to school in costume with makeup but no props or masks.

Students are encouraged to dress in costume for our 1:00pm parade.  Parents are welcome to attend the parade if the weather is cooperative and we are able to go outside – if it is raining, the parade will be inside and there will not be a viewing area for parents.

We will be having a classroom party 2:30-3:30.  If you would like to send an item in with your child, please comment on this post (click the little skull to the right of the post’s title) with your child’s name and what you are sending with them.  While everyone loves some “sweet treats”, please also consider some healthier alternatives such as fruit and veggies as well.  We also have a student with celiac’s disease and I ask that if you are are sending in candy that you try to choose something from the following link so that that child may enjoy treats as well.  Gluten-Free Candy List


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