# Kindergarten News ACES

## Highlights From Last Week....

We had a GREAT week of learning! In Reader's Workshop, we continued to work on how to look at the pictures when we read and practiced turning and talking.

In Phonics, we practiced letter sounds "m" and "n" and learned the sight word "like".

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.

In writer's workshop, we worked on telling stories out loud and having our friends retell our stories back to us. The children loved sharing their stories!

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!

In Reader's Workshop, we will continue to read by looking at the pictures and retelling familiar stories. We will continue to practice turning and talking.

In Writer's Workshop, we will practice creating a story and using a sight word sentence to match.

In Phonics, we will be practicing letter sounds "i" and "u" and learning the sight words "go" and "see". So far our sight words are I, can, like, go and see, please practice these words at home.

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.

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 finished our classroom assessments and we are well on our way to learning our letter names and sounds. Some of our friends may need some extra practice at home so I sent home a list of letters and sight words to those that need it. Please practice these nightly. Thank you in advance!!!

Big shout out to Mia’s mom for volunteering in our class! We loved having you! Thank you so much!

Also, those of you that showed interest in being room parents will be contacted soon! Thank you SO much!!!

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

We had another great week of learning. The classroom routine is underway. I really want to give a big cheer to all the students. It is really hard to remember the rules, but they are doing it!

Book orders should be coming in this week. I will be sending them home with the students. I will not send home another book order for October. We have our PTO putting on the Scholastic book fair. The week of October 2-6 the students will be able to purchase books during lunch. There is a family night October 5th. Please come join us and pick out a book or two. More Information to come.

Our sight words are adding up. Please review them with your child.Here is the list: I,Like, Can, See, Go. Many more to come.

We have been doing lots of writing this week. Next week we will be adding more details to our story. They do love sharing their stories.

We had bus evacuation this week. This was to have students have an idea on how to get off the bus in case of an emergency.

Levi's mom came this week. It is nice to have volunteers. I am looking for a few parents that would like to tear out and sort math papers for our next module.

Wish list : Play dough and it can be homemade.

## Notes from Ms. Driscoll

Wow! Can't believe we will be beginning our fourth week of kindergarten and last week of September. The students have really gotten out routine down this past week. They can often tell me what's next in our day.

This week we will be working hard on our sight words and new letters of the week. Try to read the letter book we are working on in class with your child, it's amazing how much they already can read! We are also working very hard on our counting! Ask your child how high they can count.

My voicemail is now working so if you can't reach me please leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as possible!

Still hoping to find one more room parent, please email me at adriscoll@arrsd.org if you are interested! Also, still hoping to get our mystery reader program up and running in October. I will be sending home a flyer this week on it!

As always, our class can use Clorox wipes and tissues!

## Notes from Mrs. Marcoux

Wow, the children did such a great job this week. Our students were able to look for and find their new sight words in their reading books! We even had a few students who were able to read a book to the class.

I sent home the Scholastic flyers on Friday, orders are due by October 14.

We are looking for (2) parent volunteers for our classroom. Please email me if you are interested lmarcoux@arrsd.org.

## Notes from Mrs. Potter

We had another great week of learning!! The students are really becoming so proud of themselves for all that they are picking up! So far, we have worked on the letter name and sound for the letters t, b, f, m, and n. Please review these with your child at home along with the sight words: I, like, can, go, and see. Any practice that they get at home will help to reinforce what we have covered in the classroom! :)

Be on the look out for our first book order form from Scholastic which will be coming home this week! Orders will be due on October 14th!