Kindergarten Newsletter ACES
Week Of March 26th
Highlights from last week....
In Reader's Workshop, we worked on how readers think while they read. We used our schema as we read our books. We learned how good readers make connections while they read. The children practiced making connections during our read alouds and independent reading.
In Writer's Workshop, we worked on realistic fiction. We practiced using finger spaces, uppercase letters and end marks.
In phonics, we are still working on digraphs.
In Math, we worked on number bonds and number sentences. Our focus was to really "read" the number sentences to determine whether to add or subtract the numbers in the sentence. This was a VERY tricky concept, so we are going to continue to practice this skill this week.
What a great week of learning!
A peek at our learning this week....
In Reader's Workshop, we will be working on how readers think while they read. We will be using our schema as we read our books. The children are working on making text to text and text to self connections while they read. They are practicing using the words "this book reminds me of....."
In phonics, we will focus on digraphs and b and d reversals. We will help the children develop strategies to help them remember which letter is which.
In Math, we will be working on number bonds and number sentences up to 10. We will be focusing on subtracting or "breaking numbers apart" this week. We will focus on number stories and work on acting them out, writing the sentence and creating a number bond to match the sentence. We will also focus on reading number sentences to determine if we should add or subtract the numbers in the sentence.
We are going to finish up reading our books on Eric Carle. The children love making connections with his books.
Change of Clothes
A note from Miss Driscoll
Book orders are due this Monday, March 26th. Please order online or send in orders by the due date. I will place the order after school.
Our Yankee candle fundraiser is due this week, please send in orders by Tuesday, March 27th.
I will be sending home strategies for b and d reversals, as well as our digraph cards. Please continue practicing all at home. It is really showing in the classroom.
A note from Mrs. Maillet
Our fundraiser is due this week. Please send in the forms with your child. Thank you for your support.
I sent in the book orders this week. Thank you!
A note from Mrs. Potter
As we continue our science unit on plants, we will be doing some planting this week! :) We are working hard to get our classroom to look and feel like spring- whether the weather outside decides to cooperate or not!!
Thank you for all that you do!
Ways to Make 10 Rainbows to brighten up our classroom!
Looking through the word and noticing chunks he knows!
Whisper phone to practice independent reading!
A note from Mrs. Marcoux
The kindergarten classes will continue to learn about plants this week. We will be planting seeds and watching for them to grow. This is a great hands-on learning activity for the children.
As far as supplies go, we could really use crayons and pencils if anyone is interested.
Thanks and enjoy your week! I think the nice weather will finally be here.
A note from Mrs. Goldthwaite
Please keep the reading logs going. I would be collecting the March home work calendars. If your child has finished please send in with the parent response finished on the the back side. The ones who participated this month will get to go to the prize box. If you didn't get to it this month I will be sending home another one for April. It really is fun.
I did mention before in an email that at the end of the school year we will be doing a special activity. Each child does need a white standard size pillow case. There is a lot of prep for this. If you are able to get one. It is much appreciated as I will have then ready before the actual activity.You can send it in any time.
Tuesday is when the Yankee Candle fundraiser is due. Thanks.
Book orders should be arriving soon.
Thank you for your continued support.