# 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.

In Reader's Workshop, we learned about stamina and started building a graph to track our progress. Our goal will be to read 20 minutes by the end of kindergarten. We are at 7 minutes now! We are really mastering looking at the picture as we read our books. The children are practicing asking themselves "who is in the picture" and "what is going on in the picture. We continued practicing turning and talking.

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 Phonics, we learned the sight words "see" and "go", please practice these words at home. So far, our words are: I, like, can, go and see. Our letters of the week were u & i.

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!

In Reader's Workshop, we will be introduced to our book bags and our new quiet reading spots. As we read by looking at the pictures and reading the words that we know, we will work on building our stamina.

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.

In Phonics, we will be practicing letter sounds and learning the sight words "the" and "up", please practice these words at home. Our letters of the week will be "c" & "o".

In Social Studies, we will be continuing our community unit with a focus on community workers and fire safety.

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! This week in math, we had our first mid module assessment. They did a fantastic job! We do need some work on writing our numbers, there are a lot of reversals with the numbers 2, 3 and 4. If you can, please practice writing the numbers with your children at home. I will continue to work on it at school, but if you could practice as well, they will be number writing masters!!! Thank you!!

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 Mrs. Chadwick/Miss Bickford

Donations: Shout out to those of you that donated tissues and Clorox wipes this week. They will surely get used. You rock! Thank you! More sre always welcome and needed.

Math: Mid module assessments were completed last week. I'm impressed by how quickly your children are absorbing the material. They are so eager to learn! Practice writing numbers at home with your children. Many students had reversals, but practice makes perfect.

Reading Logs: Keep them coming! They are truly beginning to love reading. They're always picking up books around the room and having a hard time putting them down!

Fire Safety: This week we will be learning all about fire safety. It's going to be so much fun and it's so important. I look forward to helping them know how to remain calm and safe during a fire.

Recess: The weather forecast looks chilly this week. Dress in layers.

## Notes from Mrs. Melanson

We had a busy week last week and I noticed some friends starting with colds/not feeling well. I hope they had a chance to rest up over the long weekend. And, I hope you all enjoyed some time with your families.

This week we will be learning about fire safety, and talking about the importance of having and practicing a safe way out of your home in case of a fire. I encourage you to spend some time talking to your child about this, so they know how to get out and where to meet the family when they do get out. This might be a good time to also check your smoke detectors to make sure they are working properly.

REMINDER: I have opened our easel and paint center in the classroom. While they students do where smocks, they still can get paint on their clothes. Play clothes are the best choice for school.

THANK YOU to all who donated supplies to the classroom! I truly appreciate all the help!

## Notes from Mrs. Goldthwaite

Thank you for the great classroom supplies. It is much appreciated.

We practiced our bus evacuation this week. All students did it, even if they never ride on the bus. They rocked it!

Next week we will be talking about fire safety. Please talk about where the safe spot is for your family. It could be at your neighbors, a big tree or the corner with the street light. I will be asking them on Tuesday.

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

## Notes from Mrs. Potter/Mrs. Walsh

Yet another great week! I can't beleive it's October already! Your children are so amazing! Little sponges soaking up everything they can. They are learning so quickly, I am so thrilled to be working with all of your terrific children.

Last week Mrs. Jack made homemade apple cider and I brought in two different types of apples to share with your children. They really seemed to enjoy this, I think we will do something special for them every other Friday.

This week we will be talking about fire safety, please talk with your child at home about the dangers of fire and what precautions should be taken if there were to be a fire at home. You should have a plan for a safe meeting spot incase of an emergency at home.

Please keep up the good work reading at home with your child, it's really working, they seem to be enjoying reading books. For each reading log filled up the children are building their own reading buddy to put on our "Out Of this World Readers" wall.

We have two birthdays this month! Happy birthday to Mason and Sophia. If you would like to share a treat to celebrate your childs birthday in class, please feel free, I only ask that you please give me a heads up first so I can be prepared. Thank you!

As always donations of Clorox wipes and tissues are always needed.