# Kindergarten News ACES

## Highlights From Last Week....

Learning is FUN!

This week our class read stories about how our senses help us learn. Your child discovered ways in they use their senses.

We learned the vocabulary words: senses, explore, feast, kneads and finished. Our sight word was "see" and we focused on the letter Ss.

In Math, we work on decomposing numbers with totals up to 9. We wrote numerals 1-9 in order. We learned how to write the numbers and used the numeral to represent a quantity.

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

This week will be a busy week of learning!

This week our class will be focusing on the tools people use every day to help them work, play, cook, and do their chores. Children will also be reading about tools such as utensils to eat, a calculator to add, and a shovel to dig holes.

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

Word Workout

• Vocabulary: tool, discover Invite your child to hunt for different kinds of tools and tell what each one is used for. Make a list of the tools and read it together when youâ€™re done.
• My Words to Know

High-Frequency Word: a Write simple sentences and leave a blank in each sentence to represent the word a. Have your child write the word a in the blanks. Then read each sentence together.

Category Words: colors Draw simple pictures of tools on paper. Have your child color each tool.

Phonics: p Invite your child to hunt for household objects that begin or end with the letter p. Write each word on a sticky note and have your child circle the p.

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

PICTURE DAY
Wednesday, October 17th will be picture day.

FLASHCARDS

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

Big shout out to Levi for donating wipes, pencils and Expo markers. Thank you SO much!!

I have finished assessing your children with their letters, sounds and sight words. I sent home flashcards for those that would benefit from some extra practice at home. Please review these nightly. Thank you for all that you do! Keep up the great work!

## Notes from Mrs. Webb

Hello!

We are continuing to work so hard in our classroom and developing our early reading and math skills in fun and exciting ways! Please continue to read nightly to your child and review the sight words that have been taught so far. They include WE, SEE, I, A, CAN, THE.

I am sending home a new activity for you to play with your child after school. We do this in the classroom so they will be familiar with it. This activity is meant to increase fluency (speed) with letter naming. Once your child can name letters quickly, you can move on to having him/her name the sound of the letter with fluency. It's quite simple, role the dice (one is included in his/her backpack), find the row of letters next to that dice roll, and have your child name the letters as quickly as he/she can. Please look and listen for accuracy and correct the letter name as needed. Just a little practice goes a long way!

SMILE! School Pictures are on Wednesday! We usually get kindergarten done in the morning!

Scholastic Book Orders are due on Friday.

NO SCHOOL WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24th! Teachers have a full day Professional Development.

I hope you have a wonderful week!

## Notes from Mrs. Goldthwaite

We welcome a new friend this week Adriana Hernandez. A new friendship tree will be going home on Monday.

This week we got together with Mr. Morandi's fourth grade MATH friends. We explored domino's. We will be meeting each week doing math games and helping each other with lots of math talk.

Reminder PICTURE DAY is Wednesday, October 17th.

October 24th No school, Teacher full day Professional Development.

Thursday, October 25th. Fundraiser is due to be picked up. Please plan ahead.

Classroom wish list: Clorox wipes

Thanks for all your support, You have some amazing children

## Notes from Mrs. Marcoux

Hello,

We have been working very hard on our reading and math skills. The children are so excited to realize that by recognizing their sight words, they are beginning to read. We had a few friends read to us in front of the class last week. Way to go readers!!

Thank you for turning in the reading logs, the more opportunities you have to read with your children, the more interested they will be in learning to read for themselves.

REMINDERS: School pictures on the 17th, and there will be no school on the 24th.