# Kindergarten News ACES

## Highlights From Last Week....

Wow, it is October already!! We are finally starting to settle into a routine. It is amazing to see how much progress we have made within just a few weeks.

This week our class focused on ways in which friends get along with each other. Children read stories about how friends share, take turns, and resolve conflicts, or problems, with one another.

The children learned the words friend and problem and focused on the word "the". We learned all about the letter M.

In Math, we worked on decomposing numbers to 3 and learned that 1+2=3. We also started looking at numbers 0, 1, 2, and 3. We learned how to write the numbers and used the numeral to represent a quantity.

In Social Studies, we continued learning about what it looks like to be a member of the school community.

## A peek at our learning this week...

This week will be an action packed week of learning!

This week our class will be reading stories about baby animals and their families. Your child will also discover ways in which baby animals move, such as hopping, running, galloping, and crawling.

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

Word Workout

• Vocabulary: adventure, movement Have your child move like a bunny rabbit. Encourage your child to tell about an adventure he or she would have as a bunny.
• My Words to Know

High-Frequency Word: we With your finger, write the word we on your child’s back, then have him or her write we on your back. Write sentences using the word we and have your child underline it.

Category Words: family words Encourage your child to draw a picture of a family. Have him or her identify each member of the family. Then invite him or her to draw a favorite baby animal and its family.

Phonics: a Look for words in a book that begin with or have the letter a in them. Encourage your child to point to letter a and say: I see a! Then help your child sound out each word.

Comprehension: key details

Read a story about a pride, or family, of lions. Then have your child tell details about what each lion likes to do.

In Math, we will work on decomposing numbers with totals of 4 and 5. We will write numerals 1-5 in order. We will be working with numbers 6-8. We will learn how to write the numbers and use the numeral to represent a quantity.

BOOK FAIR

Our book fair starts this week. The children can buy books during their recess time.

HELP!!

Our classroom is filling up with clothes that have no home! Please LABEL EVERYTHING!! If your child is missing sweatshirts or lunch boxes, please let me know.

Thank you!!

## Notes from Mrs. Maillet

Thank you for having such great children! I am so proud of the progress that we have made so far! We have been working hard on our number formation and the correct formation of the letter M. The children are doing great!

We are running low on EXPO markers and Clorox wipes if anyone would like to donate some to our class, we would really appreciate it. Thank you in advance!

Thank you for reading with your child. They are already developing a love for reading! I LOVE it when our timer goes off to stop reading and they BEG for more time to read! Keep up the great work!!

## Notes from Miss Berube

I really have a great bunch of hard working students! I love how eager they are to learn and discover new things.

Thank you for reading with your children and filling out the reading log. It goes a long way in building their fluency.

The book fair is this week. If you send money in with your child please put it in an envelope labeled with their name and book fair money. The book fair will also be open Thursday 530-7pm.

Have a great week!

## Notes from Mrs. Marcoux

Our class is making amazing progress, I am so proud of each and every one of them. They have very busy days filled with learning. Have they read their booklets that come home to you?

We have the Scholastic Book Fair in our building this week. If you'd like to send in money for your child to bring for the book fair, please label it and I will take them during their recess time. There will be a family night for the book fair on Thursday from 5:30-7:00 if you are interested.

Thank you and have a great week!

Mrs. Marcoux

## Notes from Mrs. Goldthwaite

I have a class that Rocks! They are doing a super job with formation of our letters this week. In math we have been working on writing numbers and learning a few poems that help us learn the formation of those numbers. So much fun!

Thank you for the great classroom supplies. It is much appreciated. Clorox wipes are always needed. Looking for some homemade or store bought play-dough.

Wednesday, October 3rd is PTO at 6 pm. They meet in the parent room.

This week we will have our Book Fair. The students can buy books during the lunch block. Please send money in an envelope with name and for what. The night time book fair is on Thursday 5:30 to 7pm. Come join the fun.

It is noticeable that many of you find time to read to your child. Thanks and keep up the great work! They LOVE going to the PRIZE box!

## Notes from Mrs. Webb

What a great job we continue to do learning and growing! Mrs. Vitello and I are so proud of their progress in such a short time! Thank you for continuing to read at home each day. Please review the sight words CAN, THE, I, WE. It is also a good idea to review letter names and sounds. We are working toward fluency with these skills.

Thank you to Mrs. Billow for coming in on Thursday afternoon to help with Math centers! It was great to have that extra set of eyes and hands at our math center! If you would like to volunteer in the classroom please fill out at CORI form in the office and let me know what days/times are good for you!

The Scholastic Book Fair will be held all week in the cafe during recess time. If you would like your child to purchase a book from the book fair please place the money in an envelope and put that envelope in his/her folder marked "book fair money". On Thursday the book fair will be open from 5:30-7:00 if you would like to come check it out with your child!

The PTO meeting is Wednesday at 6:00.

Thank you for the continued supplies you are sending in! We appreciate any donations you can make. I am looking for antibacterial hand soap. I don't even mind the "refill" size, as I have pumps to fill it with.

Chilly weather is moving in! Please make sure your child has a jacket or sweatshirt. Also, it is a good idea to label your child's clothing so I know who to give it to if I find it lying around.

Have a great week!