Kindergarten News ACES

Week Of December 3rd

Highlights from last week....

We have been assessing our friends and they are really moving along in all academic areas. Thank you for your continuous support at home, we could not be successful without you!

This week our class read stories about places we go.

We learned the new vocabulary words: routine, neighborhood, local, intelligent, and volunteer. We learned the new sight word "go" and the letter Cc.

In Math, we continued our unit on measurement. We compared length and height this week.

A peek at our learning this week....

We are going to be very busy learning this week.

This week our class will be focusing on different jobs that people have in the community. Children will read stories and learn about the tools and equipment that workers use.

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

Word Workout

  • Vocabulary: equipment, uniform Brainstorm some different kinds of workers in your community. Encourage your child to tell about the equipment a worker uses and the uniform a worker wears.
  • My Words to Know

High-Frequency Word: you With your finger, spell out the word you on your child’s arm. Next, encourage your child to think of a sentence that includes the word you. Write it down.

Category Words: jobs Play a game called “Guess the Worker.” Give your child clues about what a worker does and act it out. Encourage your child to guess the job.

Phonics: o Help your child think of words that begin with or include the letter o. Then ask your child to underline the letter o in each word.

Comprehension: key details

Have your child look closely at the picture of different kinds of workers. Ask your child to describe details that tell about the uniforms or clothing these workers wear and the tools or equipment they use.

In Math, we will continue our unit on measurement. Our focus this week will be on weight. We will use our balance scales and compare weight by using the words "heavier" and "lighter".


Conferences are scheduled for Monday, December 10th and Tuesday, December 11th. Please be sure to sign up using the link that was sent home with your child. Report cards will be distributed at conferences.

Holiday Book Swap

We will be having a holiday party on December 21st. In light of the holiday and literacy, we will be participating in a holiday book swap. Your child will pick another child's name and they will buy a book for that child. A notice will be sent out. The dollar value on the books will be between $1.00 and $5.00 (Ocean State Job Lot and Dollar Tree have a great selection for low cost). If it is a hardship and this is not feasible for you, please let us know in advance. We always have extra books that your child can choose and give to their classmate. If you would like to provide a snack, please let us know.

Facebook Page

For more information on Kindergarten fundraisers, events and important dates, please follow the Facebook page is Athol Class of 2031. This page has been set up by the PTO. Thank you.

More information

Many parents are asking what the class needs for supplies. We could use some Clorox Wipes and paper towels. Thank you in advance.


Please practice letters and sounds with your child nightly! Thank you!

Thank you!!

Notes from Mrs. Maillet

I cannot wait to meet with you for conferences! If you do not have a scheduled time, please follow the link that was sent home or call the office to set up a time.

Randall, our magical reindeer, is visiting our classroom to report on our classroom behavior. The children love seeing where he moves to each day!

We are officially out of CLOROX wipes and EXPO markers. If anyone would care to donate these items to our class, it would be GREATLY appreciated. Thank you in advance.

Notes from Miss Berube

Wow I cannot believe it is already December ! There has been a lot of learning happening in the classroom.

Conferences are on the 10th and 11th. I have two spots on the 10th at 6:40 and 6:50 pm and one on the 11th at 4:50pm that were signed up for but the child's name isn't there. If you signed up for one of these times could you email me and let me know who it is for so I am prepared for our meeting. I can't wait to meet with you all.

Reminder there is a half day on December 12th.

Scholastic book orders went home and are due back on the 6th. This is a great opportunity to order a book for a great deal for our holiday book swap!

Thank you for all you do, and have a great week!

Notes from Mrs. Webb


We are super busy learning and having fun in our room these days! We will continue with measurement this week in math and begin unit 4 in our reading. Please continue to read and review letters, sounds, and sight words at home every day. It is definitely making a great impact in the students progress!

Our Parent/Teacher Conferences are Monday, December 10th (5:30-7:00) and Tuesday, December 11th (3:30-5:00). Please use the link online to sign up for your conference or call the office to schedule your appointment. If one of these dates is not convenient for you please send me a note with the dates and times that are good for you and I will try to accommodate your request. Please note: the conferences are only scheduled for 10 minutes. If you think you need more time for your conference please send me a note to schedule your conference on a date other than December 10th or 11th. Also, I am available to meet with families on Monday, December 10th from 3:30-5:30 (the time before the scheduled conference times for that day). If you would like one of these times, do not call the office or sign up on line. Send me a note for those slots. Thank you!

Our holiday celebration will be on Friday, December 21st. THIS IS A HALF DAY OF SCHOOL so it will be held in the later part of the morning. Our book swap will happen during this time. Please send in a wrapped book marked for a GIRL or BOY. We will all have a choice of a new, wrapped book at our party. If you need help with this book purchase please just let me know.

Scholastic Book orders are due on Friday, December 7th. Books will be ordered that afternoon and will be here before our winter break.

Wednesday, December 12th is a HALF DAY of school with dismissal at 12:00.

Fribble the Snowman is a magical visitor from the North Pole who will be quietly watching how hard we work this month. I am told that Fribble might be reporting all of the great things we do each day to someone special up north and he may even have some special messages to share with us!!!

We will be going outside most days as long as the weather cooperates and stays above 20 degrees. Please make sure your child has a hat, mittens, boots, coat, and snowpants to wear to stay warm as he/she plays. Please also make sure they have shoes/sneakers to wear in class during the day.

I hope you have a great week!

Mrs. Goldthwaite

Please sign up for a conference. December 10th and December 11th. There was a notice that was sent home last week. The report card will be handed out at that time. I look forward to seeing you.

We will continue to work on measuring this week in math. We will start our new reading unit. Please find the time to read and go over math home work. I understand the busy time of year. Thanks for all your support.

Reminder December 12th is a half day of school. It is a Professional development day for the teachers.

Book orders are due on December 6th. We will be having a book exchange on December 21st. This is a way to get a book that you don't need to go to the store for. Easy shopping!

Please be sure your child wears warm clothes. We will be going out side as long it's above 20 degrees and not icy. They need to have a change of extra shoes for the classroom. Wearing winter boots all day is not an ideal thing to do.

We have Morris the moose who will be watching over us these next few weeks of school. He is going to report to the big guy!

Classroom supply's we can always use Clorox wipes and paper towels.

A BIG Shout out to Rockland's Grandmother! She volunteers her time and helps at our school and in our classroom. Thanks Cathy it is much appreciated!

Notes from Mrs. Marcoux

I am looking forward to parent teacher conferences in December. The papers went home last week.

We have holiday shopping this week at school. If you'd like your child to participate, please send in the money and a list and we will help the children choose during recess time.

Rosie the elf will be showing up in our room tomorrow. The children love to see where she moves to each day.

We are in desperate need of Clorox wipes and black Expo markers.

Enjoy your week!