Kindergarten Newsletter ACES

Week Of March 12th

Highlights from last week....

Wow! Can you believe that we are still having snow days in March? Even with a short week of school, we did so many great things in kindergarten!

In Reader's Workshop, we focused on looking through the word and sounding out the letters that we know.

In phonics, we focused on short vowels and digraphs. The digraphs are a tricky concept for many of our friends.

In Math, we worked on subtraction. We cannot believe how well your children are doing in math!


Our author of the week was Eric Carle. We read several of his books and discussed the similarities and differences of each of his books.

A peek at our learning this week....

St. Patrick's Day is this week! We hope you all have been working on the trap to catch that little fellow!

In Reader's Workshop, we will be reviewing the strategies that we have learned thus far. It is amazing to see how our friends use these strategies during their reading. We will also be working on building our schema, which is our background knowledge, to help us read.


In phonics, we will focus on short vowels and digraphs. Your children have a great understanding of the letters in isolation. For instance, they see the cue card that has the letters ch, a picture of a chin, and they say the sound /ch/. However, when they see these letters in text, they are still not making the /ch/ sound, they are sounding out the c and h separately. So, we are going to keep working on this skill until we get it! Those friends that do have the skill will be moving on in small groups!

In Math, we will be working on number bonds and number sentences.


In Science, we will continue our unit on living things with a focus on plants.


Our author of the week will be Eric Carle. We will read several of his books and discuss the similarities and differences of each of his books.

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CAN WE CATCH A LEPRECHAUN?


Leprechaun Trap

In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, we are going to attempt to trap a leprechaun in our classroom. I am asking you to work with your child to design a trap for Friday, March 16th. First test your trap the evening before to see how well it works, then have your child bring the trap to school on Friday and we will try to trap him over the weekend. Of course, if you trap the leprechaun at home, please have your child bring it to school

Thank you and Have FUN!

Half Day on Wednesday

We will have a half day of school on Wednesday.

More information

SUPPLIES NEEDED
Many parents are asking what the class needs for supplies. We could use some Clorox Wipes. Thank you in advance.

FLASHCARDS

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



Thank you!!

A note from Miss Driscoll

Book orders are due March 23rd. Please return or order online before this date.


Please continue practicing sight words without pictures and reading at home. Also, leprechaun traps are due this Friday. Please send them in by this date. The children are very excited to see all of the traps come in!


Have a great week!

A note from Mrs. Maillet

Just when we thought winter was over, here comes more snow. I'm not sure how you feel about it, but I am hoping the weather miraculously changes! Please remember to send snow pants and boots back for outdoor recess until the snow is gone.


Book orders have been sent home and will be placed on March 23rd. Thank you for your support. I love how excited our class gets when an order comes in! Your children are really beginning to develop a love of reading!!


I can't wait to see the leprechaun traps that your children come up with. Hoping to catch that tricky guy with one of their traps over the weekend. Maybe we will find a little leprechaun Monday morning when we come in to school!


Keep practicing sight words, letter and sounds, and reading at home with your child. They are making incredible gains and I am so proud of them!


I apologize for not having pictures this week. We were so focused on learning that I forgot to snap some pictures. I will try to have them for next week!

A note from Mrs. Potter

We had a great (short) week of learning! The class is loving our author study on Eric Carle! We will continue reading some more of his great books this week!


I apologize that book orders didn’t go out last week! They will be coming home this week! If you are interested in placing an order, please return before March 23rd!


Reminder- this Wednesday is half day!

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A note from Mrs. Marcoux

We had fun last week exploring books by Dr. Seuss and Eric Carle. We will continue our authors study of Eric Carle this coming week.


Your children were introduced to subtraction this week and did an impressive job! They were able to show and explain how to take a number away and write the number sentence. We will continue with subtraction using number bonds this week.


The children were having fun challenging themselves to find digraphs and high frequency words in the books they chose for Readers Workshop. Please continue to practice high frequency word cards and reading at home when possible.


Let's hope the next storm magically goes out to sea!


Enjoy your week!

A note from Mrs. Goldthwaite

After reading one of our Dr. Suess books. One fish, Two fish , Blue Fish , Red Fish. We made our oun comparison of the fish. The students had to write a number equation and number bond. They are rocking the parts of a number 6-8.


I hope you are all working on the Lepahcaun trap. I can't wait to see who can catch that sneaky guy. Please bring in your traps on Friday so we can set them up.


Toy BINGO March 23rd. PTO meeting Monday March 12th .


Miss Hannah has been working with us on our sight words. She is playing a memory game.

We are really rocking the sight word stories.


Reminder: Pictures will be taken this Wednesday. Please fill out forms that were sent home on Friday.


Wednesday, March 14th is a half day of school.


Thank you for your continued support.