# 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.

This week our class focused on ways in which friends get along with each other. Children read stories about how friends share, take turns, and resolve conflicts, or problems, with one another.

The children learned the words friend and problem and focused on the word "the". We learned all about the letter M.

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 Science, we are learning about the weather.

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

This week will be an action packed week of learning!

This week our class will be reading stories about baby animals and their families. Your child will also discover ways in which baby animals move, such as hopping, running, galloping, and crawling.

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

Word Workout

• Vocabulary: adventure, movement Have your child move like a bunny rabbit. Encourage your child to tell about an adventure he or she would have as a bunny.
• My Words to Know

High-Frequency Word: we With your finger, write the word we on your child’s back, then have him or her write we on your back. Write sentences using the word we and have your child underline it.

Category Words: family words Encourage your child to draw a picture of a family. Have him or her identify each member of the family. Then invite him or her to draw a favorite baby animal and its family.

Phonics: a Look for words in a book that begin with or have the letter a in them. Encourage your child to point to letter a and say: I see a! Then help your child sound out each word.

Comprehension: key details

Read a story about a pride, or family, of lions. Then have your child tell details about what each lion likes to do.

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.

## Picture Day!!

Picture day is scheduled for Monday, September 30th. Forms were sent home last week. Please make sure to place the form in you child’s folder. Thank you in advance!

## PTO Meeting-October 2nd

PTO will be held this Wednesday at 6pm.

## Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair will be held all week in the cafe during recess time. If you would like your child to purchase a book from the book fair please place the money in an envelope and put that envelope in his/her folder marked "book fair money". On Thursday the book fair will be open from 5:30-7:00 if you would like to come check it out with your child!