Kindergarten Newsletter ACES

Week Of February 5th

Highlights from last week....

We hope you all had a great weekend. Last week, we worked hard on assessing your children.

In Phonics, we focused on spelling words by tapping them out.

We also practiced writing our first and last name on our work. Please reinforce this at home as well.

In Reader's Workshop, we focused on looking at the picture, the first letter and then looking through the word and sound out the letters that we know. This is where the majority of the class is with regards to their reading. Have them show you some of their strategies at home. They are really doing great! Please keep reading those books that we have been sending home weekly with your child.

In Writer's Workshop, we focused on writing key details from the text.

In Math, we started our new math module on composing and decomposing numbers. We also learned about number bonds and how to use them.

A peek at our learning this week....

This week will be a busy week of learning!

This week we will be focusing on writing sentences and using our "tapping" skills to write words in the sentences. The children are doing a great job with their writing.

We will continue to practice writing our first and last name on our work. Please reinforce this at home as well.

In Reader's Workshop, we will be focusing looking through the word and sound out the letters that we know. We will be using "Flippy Dolphin", which is when you come to a tricky word, you can flip the vowel sound. Have them show you some of their strategies at home. They are really doing great! Please keep reading those books that I have been sending home weekly with your child. Also, please practice the sight words. The more sight words they know, the better readers they will become!

In Math, we will continue to work in our next module. We will be working on breaking numbers apart and putting them together using number bonds.

We will be reading nonfiction books. The children LOVE this unit!!


We will also be having our Valentine's Day party on Wednesday, February 14th. If your child chooses to participate, please have them ONLY sign their name to their valentines. This makes the distribution process a whole lot easier if we do not have to sort through the valentines looking for names. If funds are tight and you cannot afford to purchase valentines, we discussed that homemade valentines are just as great as store bought. Let me know and I can send home some construction paper for you. If you would like to send in a yummy treat for the party, please let me know by sending in a note in your child's red folder. Thank you in advance for you help!

100th Day!!

As of right now (weather pending), we will be celebrating our 100th day on February 13th! A "mystery" paper bag with some ideas of what to put in it, has been sent home with your child. Please help them find something to add to the bag, along with some clues. We will try to guess what is in the bag! After that, we will use the items to explore the number 100 with some classroom activities. Thank you for your participation!

Notes from Miss Driscoll

We had a fabulous week last week! We are beginning to decompose number and write number sentences. It’s so great seeing how excited the children are each and every day as we continue becoming better with this skill.

Please continue practicing reading and sight words with your children, as well as asking them what they worked on in Math!

You may send in Valentine boxes whenever they are done. If you need me to resend the information regarding this at Home project, please let me know. Also, send me a note if you would like to send something in for Valentine’s Day.

Thank you as always for all that you do!

Notes from Mrs. Maillet

We had a great week! A HUGE thank you to Ellia and her family for buying EACH child their own box of crayons!!! THANK YOU!!! Also, huge thank you to Elise and her family for buying WIPES for our class!!! Thank you!! We are trying to keep the room as clean as we can to get rid of all of those nasty germs!!

I sent home the book orders on Friday. I will be placing the order on the February 9th. Hopefully, we can get the books before vacation!

We switched up our literacy stations to include WAY more reading! Your children are AWESOME!! We are putting our sight words and letter sound knowledge to work!! They are doing great! Please continue to read and practice at home! The more they practice, the better reader's they will become! Thank you for all that you do!!

Notes from Mrs. Potter

We had some very excited learners this week! The kids are loving reading nonfiction books and learning some really interesting facts, especially about different kinds of animals! They are even more excited to draw and write about these facts! Did you know that crabs can retract their eyes!?

The children have been working so hard on decomposing numbers! They are getting great at using number bonds to help them break the number apart.

We have had many friends out sick. The room has been thoroughly cleaned and we are working hard on making sure we are washing our hands well to hopefully keep the germs away!!

As always, please keep reading at home and practicing the sight words! :)

Notes from Mrs. Marcoux

Last week in Math, the children were able to break apart the number 5. They did so well! They were able to show how to make 5 using number bonds, cubes, dominoes and their hands. We will continue with number bonds this week.

The children are becoming more confident in their abilities to read and tap out words. I am so proud of them! They absolutely love the non-fiction books we are reading in class. They have so much to share about the animals we have learned about.

We still have many children out with illness, please know we are wiping down the room, crayon boxes and pencils several times a day. I'm hoping the germs will finally be gone this week.

Have a great week!

Notes from Mrs. Goldthwaite

WOW! We have some great mathematicians! The students are showing two parts of number and they are rocking it.

This we have been working on writing 3 facts about what we have learned from non fiction books. They are really coming along with their writing.

Reminder that on February 9th there is a PTO 80's dance here at the school.

Please send in your valentines boxes when you have them done. We have gotten a couple of them already they look great!

Book orders will be in before vacation.

I will send out another order on February 9th. The Just right books.

If anyone would like to send in a snack for our valentines party. Please send me a note. Thanks

More information

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


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

Thank you!!