Kindergarten News ACES

Week Of October 31st

Highlights From Last Week....

Our Kindergarteners are making great progress. We have assessed your children on the letters that we have learned so far. We are definitely making gains, but we still need a bit of work on our letter and sound knowledge. PLEASE use the flashcards that we sent out last week to review the letters and sounds NIGHTLY. If they have mastered the letter name, please work on the letter sound. The other area that we need some work on is letter writing. Please work with your children at home on forming the letters correctly.


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 are starting to get the hang of this skill! This is where the letter sound knowledge will help immensely! We increased our stamina to 11 minutes this week! We will continue to practice our other strategies as well: looking at the picture while we read, trading out books, practicing turning and talking.


In Writer's Workshop, we are still working on drawing stories of a small moment in our lives. This is a true story that happened in their lives. We have been working on writing with partners and across the pages. This week we learned how to add action and speech bubbles to our work. We are really moving along. The kids LOVE Writer's Workshop!


In Math, we worked on decomposing numbers with totals up to 10. We wrote numerals 1-10 in order. We learned how to write the numbers and use the numeral to represent a quantity. We also solved word problems by acting them out.


In Phonics, we practiced letter sounds and learned the sight words "my" and "have", please practice these words at home. Our letters of the week were "s" and "d".


In Social Studies, we finished our community helpers unit. We had a visit from the Athol Fire Department to talk about fire safety. Please make sure that you change the batteries in your smoke detectors at home!

A peek at our learning this week...

This week will be a really busy, but fun week of learning!

In Reader's Workshop, we are going to continue to look at the picture AND the first letter of the word to see if it makes sense! We are going to try to increase our stamina past 11 minutes this week! We will continue to practice our other strategies as well: looking at the picture while we read, trading out books, practicing turning and talking.


In Writer's Workshop, we will continue to work with our partners and write across the pages. We will also continue to add detail to our stories by adding action, color, labels and speech bubbles.


In Math, we will work on adding one more. We will write numerals 1-10 in order. We will also solve word problems by acting them out.


In Phonics, we will be practicing letter sounds and learning the new sight words "and" and "look", please practice these words at home. Our letter of the week will be "e" and "r".

More information...

Halloween Party
Our classroom parties will be on Monday, October 31, at the end of the day. If you would like send in treats, please feel free. Please be aware of any allergies in your classroom. The children can dress as their favorite storybook character. This will promote literacy!

FLASHCARDS

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


Reading Logs:

Keep up the great job reading with your child!

Snacks

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


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!!

A Note From Mrs. Maillet

Thank you for your book orders! They shipped and should be in this week! Many parents are asking about what we need in the classroom for supplies. We could really use some Clorox Wipes! Thank you for all that you do!
Number sentences
5 little pumpkins

A note from Mrs. Chadwick

I want to say thank you to Miss Bickford and the K team for all they did to make the start of the year successful. I am very excited to be back and get to know this new class.


Miss Bickford will be in our class for a while as we transition teachers so the kids will still get to see her!


I spent most of this week getting to know each of the kids a little more. If you have any questions contact me at cchadwick@arrsd.org


I look forward to meeting you all!

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A Note from Mrs. Melanson

. What a busy week we had! So busy that I forgot to take a moment to snap some pictures!! I will make sure to take pictures for next weeks newsletter.


We are excited to start using the laptops and Ipads for math, literacy centers, and free choice time. One of our centers in math this week will be Splash Math, which is a program on the laptop that helps practice a variety of math skills. We will also be using an app on the Ipad to practice our letter writing during literacy centers.


Thank you to all that read and practice skills at home with your children! If you have any questions about what you can be practicing at home, please contact me and I can give you specific things to practice with your child. But, in general, letter and number writing, reading books to create a love of reading, and letter names and sounds are the most important at this point.


Thanks to all that offered to bring in goodies for our Halloween party on Monday. Our class does not have any severe allergies, so most foods are ok. I can't wait to see what great storybook characters come to school on Monday!!


As always...call, email or write me with any questions or concerns.

A note from Mrs. Potter/Mrs. Walsh

A Note from Mrs. Goldthwaite

We have a lot to do this week. I hope you can find time to go over the letter cards and sight words. Thank you for your support.



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