Kindergarten News ACES

Week Of October 16th

Highlights From Last Week....

Learning is FUN!

In Reader's Workshop, we have been working on retelling the story by looking at the picture and asking "who" is in the picture and "what" is going on in the picture.

In Writer's Workshop, we worked on labeling our drawings so that other people can read our stories.

In Math, we work on decomposing numbers with totals up to 9. We wrote numerals 1-9 in order. We learned how to write the numbers and used the numeral to represent a quantity.

In Phonics, we practiced letter sounds and learned the sight words "we" and "up", please practice these words at home. Our letters of the week were "a" and "g".

In Social Studies, we are working on community helpers. Our focus was to determine what a community helper was and learn about Fire Safety.

A peek at our learning this week...

This week will be a short but busy week of learning!

In Reader's Workshop, we are going to learn to look at the picture AND the first letter of the word to see if it makes sense! We will introduce the students to "Lips the Fish" to get our lips ready for the sound the first letter makes. Many of our friends do not know their letters or the sounds they make. We sent home some flashcards for you to work with your child each night. Please flash the card for the letter and the sounds they make. For example, B says /b/. This will help your child advance in their reading as we are looking at the picture and the FIRST letter. If they know the letter and sound, they will master this skill. Thank you in advance for your help! In order for your children to reach optimal success at school, we need to work as a team! Thank you!

In Writer's Workshop, we are going to learn to write our stories across pages.

In Math, we will work on decomposing numbers with totals up to 10. We will write numerals 1-10 in order. We will learn how to write the numbers and use the numeral to represent a quantity. We will also solve word problems by acting them out.

In Phonics, we will be practicing letter sounds and learning the sight words "it" and "and". Please practice these words at home. Our letters of the week will be "s" and "d".

In Social Studies, we will continue our unit on Community.

More information...

Wednesday, October 25th will be a half day.

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

Reading Logs:

Great job reading with your child!


Our classroom is filling up with clothes that have no home! Please LABEL EVERYTHING!! If your child is missing sweatshirts or lunch boxes, please let me know.

Thank you!!

Notes from Mrs. Maillet

Big shout out to Maggie for donating Wipes and Playdough and to Keira for donating Playdough!! Thank you SO much!!

I will be placing the book order on October 20th. Thank you for your support.

We are still in need of Clorox wipes. If you would be willing to donate them to the class, it would be greatly appreciated. We are trying SO hard to keep the tables, chairs, door handles and everything else as clean as we can. Thank you for your help!!

Notes from Mrs. Potter

We had a great week learning all about our community and focusing on fire safety! The kids were very excited to share what they knew about fire safety and to learn some more fire safety tips!

Keep up the great work with the reading logs! This week, I will send home a decodable book that features many of our sight words. I would love to see this book show up on the reading logs and see that your child could read this book to you!!

Thank you so much for those of you who donated tissues and wipes to our classroom!! :)

Notes from Mrs. Goldthwaite

We are really working hard at learning our letters and sounds. We are having some fun with learning our sight words. We are being detectives and finding them in our morning poems. Playing around the world with sight words.

We are working on writing our own stories. These stories are true stories. It would be helpful if you had a picture of your son/ daughter doing something with family or something they like doing. If you have a picture of a pet that they could talk about that would be helpful. I will return the pictures to you.

Thanks to Hunter Dorion and his family they donated some supplies for our room. The friends in our class love the Playdough colors and can't wait to have the treat of pretzels.

This week we learned about fire safety. The big question? Does your family have a safe place to gather when there is an emergency at your home?

Thank you for your continued support!

Notes from Mrs. Marcoux

Thank you to the parents who sent in the Clorox wipes, we are trying to keep germs away so we can stay healthy.

Last week we learned about fire fighters and all they do to help keep us safe. Did your children come home singing the 911 song?

I will be sending home letter cards as well as our sight words this week for each of our students to practice at home. The children are doing a GREAT job with these in the classroom and I'd love to see them practice at home.

We are still hoping for more disinfecting wipes and play-doh.

I have placed the book orders and will send them home as soon as they come in.

Thank you for all that you do!

Notes from Miss Driscoll

We are looking forward to another week of Kindergarten in Miss Driscoll's class. It continues to amaze me how far each and every child has come already!

Again, I will be sending home our new letters and words. Please continue practicing with your child. They are doing great with the letter and word cards. A great way to practice is by having your child try to recognize the letters and words they know in the books you read together! For math, please practice writing and recognizing numbers 0-10. We have been learning number poems to help students remember how to write the number. I will be sending home a copy of this as well!

Our October book order is due Tuesday, October 17! Please be sure to send orders in or use the online feature of you decide to order books.

With the colder months coming our class can always use tissues!

Thank you for all you do. Have a great week!