# Kindergarten News ACES

## Highlights From Last Week....

We had a GREAT week of learning! In ELA, we focused on the question "What can I do?" and continued to learn about rhyming words and began learning about syllables in words. We practiced "clapping" words and names and identified how many syllables we heard. We are done being introduced to the capital and lowercase letters of the alphabet and their sounds. We will take a closer look at each letter in later weeks. It is so much fun to sing "The Alphabet Song" and look for things around us that start with letters and sounds of our own name. We will continue to practice turning and talking.

In Math, we worked on finding hidden partners in numbers. For instance, in the number five, two hidden partners might be 2 and 3 or 1 and 4. The children loved playing math detectives to find out the hidden partners in numbers. We will also learned about the numbers 0, 1, 2, 3. Number chants will be used in class to help us learn how to write the numbers. These chants will be shared with you at home so you can continue to help your child practice the correct number formation.

In Social Studies, we worked on what a community is and what it looks like in our classroom. We read several books about friendship and how to make friends!

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

This week will be very busy!

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

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

Word Workout

• Vocabulary: friend, problem Have your child talk about the ways he or she solves a problem with a friend. Encourage your child to act out with you a solution to a problem he or she has experienced with a friend.
• My Words to Know

High-Frequency Word: the Have your child find the word the in the title of a favorite book. Then ask your child to write the word and use it in a sentence.

Category Words: feeling words Draw happy and sad faces on index cards. Ask questions and invite your child to hold up a feeling card that answers each question. Then draw more faces to show other feelings and make up questions to go with them.

Phonics: m Write words that begin or end with m on sticky notes. Have your child circle the m in each word, then find objects that begin/end with m and place a sticky note on them.

In Math, we will work on decomposing numbers to 3 and learn that 1+2=3. We will also start looking at numbers 0, 1, 2, and 3. We will learn how to write the numbers and use the numeral to represent a quantity.

We will continue to work on our classroom community in Social Studies.

## Home to School Connection

BOOK for EVERY Kindergartener!!

A big shout out to Mrs. Goldthwaite and the generous people who donated money to make it happen. It was such a wonderful treat and the kids LOVED their new books. Thank you!!!

Great job working reading with your child! We will continue sending home new reading logs weekly! Keep up the great work! We are noticing your children are already developing a love for books!

## Notes from Mrs. Maillet

We are learning machines! I am already seeing growth in your children in the just the short time that they have been in kindergarten.

Big shout out to Mrs. K, Miss Amie, Miss Missy and Miss Croteau for volunteering in our class! We love having you! Thank you so much!

We are still looking for a room parent!!! If you are interested, please let me know.

Book Orders:

Our book order has shipped and should be arriving at the school this week. I will send the books home with your child.

## Notes from Mrs. Goldthwaite

What a great week of learning! Students have got down the routines and we are on our way to be great learners.

Book order went home on Friday. I will be sending out our October scholastic order forms on Monday Due back on October 12, 2018. It was so wonderful to see the smiles on the kindergarten faces when they were all able to bring home a book.

Our fundraisers are due this week. Please finish up your selling and send it back in with your son/daughter. PTO is very active in our school and they do a lot for our students. Thank you for supporting them.

I am still looking for a room parent!! If you are interested, please let me know.

Miss Celeste our intern from the high school has been observing and helping in the afternoons. Celeste is ready to do her first lesson this week. We can't wait to see what she has planned.

Have a great week!

## Notes from Miss Berube

Our rules and routines are established and your children are following them wonderfully. We had two new students join us this week and our class did such a great job welcoming them and helping them catch onto these rules and routines. It is so nice to see how kind your children are to one another.

If anyone is interested in being a volunteer for our class please reach out to me by email. I am still looking for volunteers.

Great job continuing to fill out the reading logs, it is very beneficial in your child's learning.

Have a great week!

## Notes from Mrs. Marcoux

What an amazing week! Thank you to all who donated funds which made it possible for each student to receive a book! The children were so surprised and excited to share them at home.

We also had an exciting event in our classroom on Friday. We saw our Monarch butterfly emerge from it's cocoon! Thank you to Mrs. Mallet for bringing her in, we will release her this week together.

I have submitted the book orders and will hand them out as soon as they come in. I'm expecting them by the end of the week. Thank you for the orders!

Mrs. Marcoux

## Notes from Mrs. Webb

Thank you so much to the very generous families and members of our community who donated money so that every kindergarten student at ACES could receive a book each month this school year! It is such a warm feeling to know so many have reached out to our friends to help them continue to develop a love for reading!

We had Library with Mrs. Robertson on Thursday. We were able to check out books from the school library. These books are due back to school this Thursday. Thank you.

Fundraisers are also due this week. If you have any questions please let me know.

I submitted the September Scholastic book order. New order forms for October will be sent home this week.

Have a great week!

Mrs. Webb