Kindergarten News ACES

Week Of October 23rd

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 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 "and" and "it", please practice these words at home. Our letters of the week were "s" and "d".


In Social Studies, we continued with our community helpers unit. We had a visit from the Athol Fire/Police 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 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 "my" and "have", please practice these words at home. Our letter of the week will be "e" and "r".

More information...

1/2 Day- We will have a half day this Wednesday, October 25th.


Halloween Dance

The Halloween dance will be this Friday, October 27th from 5:00-6:30. The Kindergarten class will be selling glow sticks at the dance. We are in need glow stick donations. Please send them in with your child. Thank you!


GLOW STICKS: Please send in the glow stick donations for the dance. It is a fund raiser for the Kindergarten Class!


Halloween Party
Our classroom parties will be on Tuesday, 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

A Big Shout Out to Keegan and her family for donating wipes and Playdough!! Thank you!! We really appreciate your generosity!! Thank you for your book orders! ! I placed the order this weekend!


Halloween Dance

The Halloween dance will be this Friday, October 27th from 5:00-6:30. The Kindergarten class will be selling glow sticks at the dance. We are in need glow stick donations. If you can donate, please send them in with your child. Thank you to those who have already donated, it is much appreciated!!

Thank you for all that you do!

A note from Miss Driscoll

We had a great week last week with a visit from our local Police and Fire department. We also had our first “Mystery Reader,” Mrs. Soucie. The children were so excited and already can’t wait for our next “Mystery Reader!”


Keep up the great work at home! I can already see major improvements from some extra practice at home. The new words and letters will be sent home this week. Also, please continue practice number writing if you have the chance. This will benefit each child greatly!


A friendly reminder that we have a half day of school on Wednesday. Also, if you are willing and able please send in glow sticks. These will be sold at the Halloween Dance on Thursday. It is a fundraiser for the Kindergarten class.


Have a great week!

A Note from Mrs. Marcoux

A huge thank you to those of you who donated wipes and play-doh this week. We appreciate it!!


We had a very busy week last week. We had a visit from a police and firefighter. The children all had the opportunity to climb aboard the fire truck! What an exciting afternoon!


I sent home the word wall words we have learned to date for the children to practice at home. They are making very good progress!


The book order is on its way and the books will be sent home with those who placed the order.


Have a great week.

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A note from Mrs. Potter

We have been working so hard! The students did a great job working with numbers up to 10. Some of these numbers are still tricky for our friends to make. Occasionally, some friends are making numbers that are "doing a backwards dance." We will keep working on this but a little practice on some number writing at home might be very helpful!


The kids are enjoying learning about all the different jobs in the community! We've talked about how everyone's job is important and that people help the community in different ways! The kids were SO excited to meet some of our very important community workers and that they got to go on a fire truck!

A Note from Mrs. Goldthwaite

We are learning lots of sight words. I hope you get a chance to read then each night. Our Intern Brooke made a memory game. This will help us concentrait on the sight words.


We had a great week of learning about some of our community helpers. Fire department and the Police department visited us. That was lots of fun.


We did a lot of math talk about the numbers 9 and 10. We played wet dog. That was a fun game please ask your child and I am sure they would love to teach you.


We have LIBRARY Monday. Please send in your child's library book if you haven't yet.


On Friday, October 27th come join the fun for our PTO Halloween dance. 5 pm to 6:30 pm.


Reminders that if your son/daughter is getting the red and grey bag sent home on Fridays please return them early in the week. Thank you.



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