# Kindergarten News ACES

## Highlights From Last Week....

We had a crazy week of learning!

In Reader's Workshop, we continued to look at the picture AND the first letter of the word to see if it makes sense! We also worked on raising our level of talk with one another. We focused on listening to each other and building our conversation on what our partner said.

In Writer's Workshop, we have been working on open responses to the text that we read. This week our focus was the problem and solution to the story.

In Math, we continued our unit on shapes. We are learning what the names of both 2D and 3D shapes are and what makes the shape that shape. For example, a triangle is a flat shape that has 3 sides and 3 vertices. A cylinder is a solid shape with 2 circle faces connected by a tube.

In Phonics, we practiced letter sounds and learned the sight words "in" and "on", please practice these words at home. Our letters of the week were "w" and "v".

In Science, we continued our unit on motion.

In Social Studies, we began to talk about Thanksgiving and why we celebrate it.

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

This will be a short, but very productive week of learning.

We will use this time to review the letters and sight words that we have learned up until this point.

We will review and practice with shapes this week by playing games that will challenge our thinking and have us use new math vocabulary words!

We will focus on Thanksgiving this week.

FLASHCARDS

Snacks

We are now just eating one snack per day, so there is no need to pack two snacks! Thank you!

## Notes from Mrs. Maillet

WOW! I assessed your children in their reading, sight words, letters and math. They are really moving along. Please continue to practice the flash cards that I sent home. I also am going to be sending home a book at your child's reading level weekly. Please read these frequently. For math, please keep counting with your child. They are missing several of the teen numbers. I will continue practicing at school, but a little extra help from home would be greatly appreciated.. Thank you for all that you do!!

We will be having a holiday party on December 22nd. In light of the holiday and literacy, we will be participating in a holiday book swap. The dollar value on the books should be about \$5.00 (Ocean State Job Lot has a great selection for low cost). I will also be sending home a book order with a coupon. The order will be placed on December 7th. 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 me know.

## Notes from Miss Driscoll

Parent/teacher conferences will be held in the beginning of December. Please be on the look out for sign up dates and times. If you are unable to make the listed times please let me know and we will figure out an alternate date.

Tissues and paper towels are still on our wish list!

Thank you for all that you do and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

## Notes from Mrs. Goldthwaite

Book orders will be in this week. I will be sending another one home after Thanksgiving. This one is a great one to buy those little extras for the holiday season. We will be having a holiday book exchange before our Holiday break.

This week we finished up our module 2 on flat and solid Shapes and position words. We created a Native American using shapes.

This week in science we talked about motion. We graphed items that can be pushed or pulled. We all got a ride in Mrs. Goldthwaites chair. Lots of fun.

December 11th and 12th. We will be having parent/ teacher conferences. Please watch for a notice to sign up for one. At this time your child will be getting a report of how he/she is doing. If you feel that you will not be able to make one of those days. Please let me know and we can set up a time ahead.

We continue to need clorox wipes. Thanks for those who have sent some in. We are good with all other supplies at this time.

I hope you have a great weekend.

## Notes from Mrs. Potter

It is hard to believe that it is already near the end of November! Parent/teacher conferences will be December 11th and 12th. A sign up sheet will becoming home.

If your child has mastered the letter/keyword/ sound cards that were sent home, a fun game to play would be to flash the card and see if your child can quickly identify just the letter name or the letter sound! It is our hope that these sounds will become automatic for students so that they will be able to use them to help sound out unknown words.

## Notes from Mrs. Marcoux

Thank you for the food donations and the Clorox wipes! We will keep those germs away!

Conferences will be held on December 11 and 12. Signup sheets will be coming home soon.

We had a great time on Friday for our first day of reading with our 4th Grade Reading Buddies! Thank you Mrs. Beaulac!

Thank you for all that you do!!! Keep up the great work!!