Kindergarten Newsletter ACES

Week Of March 11th

Highlights from last week....

Wow! Can you believe that we are still having snow days in March? Even with a short week of school, we did so many great things in kindergarten!

In ELA, we read about how animals are the same and how they are different. We learned the letter Uu and the sight words have and for.

In Math, we worked on subtraction. We cannot believe how well your children are doing in math!

A peek at our learning this week....

St. Patrick's Day is this week! We hope you all have been working on the trap to catch that little fellow!

This week our class will be reading stories about different kinds of pets and how to care for them. Children will learn about grooming, feeding, walking, and caring for pets.

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

Word Workout

  • Vocabulary: responsibility, train Talk about the responsibilities associated with caring for pets, as well as how people train pets.
  • My Words to Know

High-Frequency Words: they, of Think of short sentences that include they and of and write them down. Have your child point to each word and read each sentence aloud. Ask your child to underline the words they and of.

Category Words: pets Play a game of “Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down.” Ask your child to show thumbs up if what you say is true, and to show thumbs down if what you say is not true. For example, A dog can be a pet. (thumbs up)

Phonics: g, w Help your child think of words with the letter g and the letter w, such as get, hug, wag, and wet.

In Math, we will be working on number bonds and number sentences.


Leprechaun Trap

In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, we are going to attempt to trap a leprechaun in our classroom. I am asking you to work with your child to design a trap for Friday, March 15th. First test your trap the evening before to see how well it works, then have your child bring the trap to school on Friday and we will try to trap him over the weekend. Of course, if you trap the leprechaun at home, please have your child bring it to school

Thank you and Have FUN!

A note from Ms. Berube

I am excited to see all the traps everyone comes up with! I wonder if we can catch that pesky leprechaun!

The children have been working so hard and it is showing. I can also tell that practice is going in at home with sight words and letter sounds! Keep up the great work!

Have a great week!

A note from Mrs. Maillet

I can't wait to see the leprechaun traps that your children come up with. Hoping to catch that tricky guy with one of their traps over the weekend. Maybe we will find a little leprechaun Monday morning when we come in to school!

Keep practicing sight words, letter and sounds, and reading at home with your child. They are making incredible gains and I am so proud of them!

A note from Mrs. Webb

We have been working so hard on our kindergarten skills! Last week I showed the students their growth in reading. They were amazed to see how they have grown since our first assessment in September! It was exciting to see how proud they were of their progress!

I ordered the Scholastic book orders Friday. The books should be in soon!

We will try to catch that mischievous leprechaun over the weekend. Before we leave school on Friday, we will set all of the leprechaun traps that come to school on Friday! Will the leprechaun be caught by our clever kindergarteners and their trap???

Have a great week! Enjoy the warmer weather and the extra day light!

A note from Mrs. Marcoux

We have been practicing our sight words every day, please keep practicing them daily at home. It is so important for them to know these words. Have the children tried reading at home yet? It is so fun to see their progress, they even surprise themselves!

I am anxious to see your leprechaun traps, it is so much fun for the children to see if they can catch the little trickster. Please send them in by Friday.

Have a great week!

A note from Mrs. Goldthwaite

We have been working extra hard this past week. We will continue to do fabulous work. I am so excited with the progress each and everyone has made. Some a lot others at a steady pace.

I had no orders for our scholastic books this time. If you would like to put in an order. I will be happy to do one.

We will try to catch that mischievous leprechaun over this coming weekend. We will set up the traps on Friday before we leave for the weekend. When you complete yours and its ready to come in please send in at anytime. Can't wait to see your clever ideas on how we can capture him.

Hope you changed your clocks a head. Thanks for your continued support. Thanks for sharing your beautiful children with me.