Kindergarten News ACES

Week Of December 10th

Highlights from last week....

Holy cow, we were assessing machines! We plan on using the data gathered from these assessments to better service your children. They have been such troopers plugging on with the holidays so close! We are very proud of them!

This week our class read stories about different jobs that people have in the community.

We learned the new vocabulary words: equipment, uniform, utensils, expect, and remained.

We learned the new sight word "you" and the letter Oo.

In Math, we continued our unit on measurement. We compared length, height and weight 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 reading about different cultures that make up the communities around the world. Your child is learning how to appreciate the different customs that people share.

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

Word Workout

  • Vocabulary: cultures, appreciate Visit a library and read stories about children from different cultures. Initiate a discussion about how your culture is similar to other cultures.
  • My Words to Know

High-Frequency Word: do Have your child practice writing the word do. Think of things your child likes and doesn’t like, and ask simple questions. Encourage your child to respond with the words I do or I do not.

Category Words: kinds of foods Use sticky notes to make labels for different foods in your kitchen. Help your child sound out each word and write it. Then affix the label on the food.

Phonics: d Search for objects that begin or end with the letter d. Make a list of the words. Encourage your child to read each word and then underline the letter d.

Comprehension: character, setting, events

Read a story about a child from a different culture. Then invite your child to draw pictures of the main character, the setting, and an important event that happened in the story.

In Math, we will continue our unit on measurement. Our focus this week will be on volume. We will discuss what has more or less capacity.


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.

Half Day

We will have a 1/2 day on December 12th for Professional Development.

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!

Randall, our magical reindeer, has been monitoring our classroom to report on our classroom behavior. So far, he likes what he has been seeing.

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

The children have been doing an amazing job in the classroom with all the assessments we've had. I can truly tell they love to learn.

We have a penguin in our classroom that the children named "Pengui" (haha). He has been keeping a watch on our classroom and the children love the magic of it all!

I can't wait to see everyone who signed up for conferences! If you have not signed up, you still can! If the times do not work out for you please email me and we can work something out or have a phone conference. Report cards will be handed out at these conferences.

Thank you for all you do! Have a great week!

Notes from Mrs. Webb

We have been working so hard in kindergarten! There is so much growth seen! It's so exciting!

Fribble the Snowman has been visiting our classroom everyday and watching how great we are and how hard we work! Many gifts from the North Pole have come our way including kisses and stickers from Santa!

We will be making gingerbread houses with our 4th grade reading buddies on Thursday, December 20th. If you could send in a bag of candy and either graham crackers or white frosting before Tuesday, December 18th it would be appreciated.

Our holiday celebration and book swap will be on Friday, December 21st in the morning. Please send in a wrapped book with the tag indicating "BOY or GIRL". I can take that at any time. Everyone will have a choice at the swap. If you cannot send in a book please let me know. I have extras that I can include for you!

Conferences will be held Monday, December 10th and Tuesday, December 11th. Please email me if you would like to schedule an appointment and have yet to do so.

Class wishlist: Expo Markers

Have a great week!

Mrs. Goldthwaite

We are continuing to work really hard this week. We are doing many assessments and new units.

I am looking forward to our parent teacher conferences. Report cards go home when you come to the conferences. If the times don't work for Monday or Tuesday. Please let me know and we can make other arrangements.

Morris the Moose is looking over us for good behavior for the month of December. He moves about our room and reports back to the BIG GUY! aka Santa.

Books were ordered. They will be in before Christmas break.

Class wish list CLOROX WIPES! trying to keep down the germs.

Thank you for your continued support!

Notes from Mrs. Marcoux

Hello Kindergarten Families!

I am so proud of your children, they have been completing several winter assessments and have done a great job powering through. They are such a great group of students.

I am looking forward to meeting with you this week! If you have not already signed up for a conference, I still have several openings. If you'd prefer a phone call conference that can be arranged, just send me an email at or call the school.

Rosie the elf has been keeping a good eye on the kids. They love seeing where she is going to pop up each day.

We are in need of Clorox wipes and black Expo markers. Thank you to the families who donated last week!

Enjoy your week.

Lisa Marcoux