# Kindergarten News ACES

## Highlights from last week....

We did not waste any time getting back into "work" mode! We are doing so many new and wonderful things in the classroom.

We learned the new vocabulary words: listen, volume, exclaimed, familiar and chat. We learned the new sight word "and" and the letter Nn.

In Math, we finished our unit on Shapes and completed our assessment. Most of our friends did really well. Overall, we noticed that we need work on positional words and explaining the attributes of the shapes. For example, behind, in front of, next to, beneath, and beside. Please use these words in conversation at home to help reinforce their meaning in real life situations.

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

This week will be a fun week of learning.

This week our class will be reading stories about the places we visit in our neighborhoods and communities. Your child will talk about these places and the people we see and visit there.

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

Word Workout

• Vocabulary: routine, neighborhood Talk about a weekend routine in the neighborhood. Use the words first, next, then, and last.
• My Words to Know

High-Frequency Word: go Write the word go in the air. Ask the question, Where do you like to go? Invite your child to complete the sentence: I like to go to the ___.

Category Words: sequence words Play a game called “What are we going to do?” Encourage your child to use sequence words such as first, next, then, and last.

Phonics: c Play a rhyming game and invite your child to guess words that begin with the letter c. If your child does not guess the word, give another clue. Then make a list of the words your child guesses correctly. Read the list together.

In Math, we will begin our unit on measurement. We will compare length and height this week. We will work on using the words; taller, shorter, and longer. At home, please work with your child and have them use these words in a sentence. For example, "The tree is taller than the house". "The soda bottle is shorter than the cereal box". "The pencil is longer than the crayon". Please remember if you are talking about items that are being compared up and down (vertical), use the word taller. If you are comparing items that are side to side (horizontal), use the word longer. The word shorter can be used with both taller and longer. We hope this makes sense. Have your child show you the hand motions to help them with this concept.

We will be having a holiday party on December 21st. In light of the holiday and literacy, we will be participating in a holiday book swap. Your child will bring in a wrapped book for a child. If they are a boy, they buy a boy book and if they are a girl, they can buy a book for a girl. The dollar value on the books will be between \$1.00 and \$5.00 (Ocean State Job Lot and Dollar Tree have a great selection for low cost). If it is a hardship and this is not feasible for you, please let us know in advance. We always have extra books that your child can choose and give to their classmate. If you would like to provide a snack, please let us know.

## REPORT CARDS

Students at ACES and RCS will receive report card three times this year. Your child’s first report card will be distributed at conferences on December 10th & 11th. Second trimester report cards will be distributed in March. The final report card will be sent home with students on the last day of school. Please remember report cards are one form of communication between school and home. If you have questions regarding your child’s progress, please contact us anytime.

## Conferences

Conferences will be December 10th and 11th.

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

FLASHCARDS

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

Thank you!!

## Notes from Miss Berube

I hope everyone had a relaxing thanksgiving with loved ones.

We have an exciting week of learning ahead with our new sight word "go" and learning about the letter "C". We will also begin our math unit on measurment.

As long as the weather allows us, we will be going outside for recess. Make sure your child has boots, a jacket, mittens, snow pants and a hat. Also remember to bring an extra pair of shoes for them to wear in the classroom. An extra pair of socks may be helpful too in case their socks get wet outside.

Have a great week!

## Notes from Mrs. Webb

I hope everyone had a very Happy Thanksgiving and took time to relax and enjoy being with family and friends!

The December Scholastic book order is due on December 7th. Remember, you can order online too. Let me know if you have any questions.

We will be going out to play at recess as long as the weather is not icy or too cold. Please make sure your child has a jacket, hat, mittens, snow pants, and boots. It's a great idea to put extra socks in their backpack because feet get wet even in the warmest boots!

We will be starting our last week of Unit 3 in our reading program this week and beginning our measurement unit in math. Lots of learning is happening every day! The students are growing so much! It is so exciting to see!

Have a great week!

## Notes from Mrs. Goldthwaite

I hope you all were able to enjoy and rest over this short break. This gets to be a very busy time of year for all families. The routines are not the same and the excitement continues to builds. Please find time to read and complete the math home work.

Scholastic book order is in. I will send those books home Monday. Please be looking for our next order form. It might help with the book exchange we will be having in December. We will have a book exchange just before our Holiday Break.

Recess will be outside as long as we have no ice and too cold of temperatures. Please be sure clothing is labeled. A lot of same hats, gloves and coats. I do my best to show and practice how we keep our things all together. WINTER BOOTS. Please I would prefer them to not wear all day. Send in slip on sneakers or shoes. Something that they can do on own. It takes 5 items to play in the snow. hat, gloves, boots, snow pants and coat.

We have a lot happening this week. We are beginning a new unit in math and reading.

Hope you have a great week. Thanks for all your support. Mrs. G

## Notes from Mrs. Marcoux

I hope you had a restful and enjoyable Thanksgiving weekend.

The weather looks pretty nice this week. Please dress your children with snow boots, snow pants, etc. as we take the children out for recess as much as possible. They love to run and have fun in the snow. An extra pair of socks for wet feet is also appreciated.

Have a great week!

Mrs. Marcoux

## Notes from Mrs. Maillet

Wow! Your children are the best! I love the learning that is happening in the classroom. We are moving right along and the best thing about it is that they are SO EXCITED to share their learning! Keep up the great work! Thank you for all that you do!