Kindergarten Newsletter ACES

Week Of April 10th

Highlights from last week....

What a week! We have been writing machines! We finished our writing unit on reviews. Our friends are doing a great job writing down their thoughts, using capital letters, using finger spaces and sounding out the tricky words.


In Reader's Workshop, we worked on how readers think while they read. We used our schema as we read our books. The children worked on making text to text and text to self connections while they read. They practiced using the words "this book reminds me of....."


In Math, we worked on number bonds and number sentences up to 10. We focused on subtracting or "breaking numbers apart" this week. We focused on number stories and worked on writing the sentence and creating a number bond to match the sentence. We also focused on reading number sentences to determine if we should add or subtract the numbers in the sentence.

A peek at our learning this week....

We have a great week of learning planned this week.

In Reader's Workshop, we will be working on how readers think while they read. We will be using our schema as we read our books. The children are working on making text to text while they read. They will compare and contrast characters in different stories.

In Math, we will be working on number bonds and number sentences up to 10. We will be focusing on subtracting or "breaking numbers apart" this week. We will focus on number stories, writing the sentence and creating a number bond to match the sentence. We will also focus on reading number sentences to determine if we should add or subtract the numbers in the sentence.


In Science, we will learn about Earth Day and taking care of our Earth.


In Writer's Workshop, we will launch our Poetry unit. We will be reinforcing our knowledge in our literacy centers.

PTO MEMBERS NEEDED

PTO is looking for parent representatives from the kindergarten classes. Please let us know if you are interested.

Change of Clothes

Please be aware that due to the warmer weather, we will be going outside as much as we can during recess. The playground will be wet. Please send in a change of clothes for your child. I will change out the clothes that I currently have for them when I receive the new ones from home. Also, if you send your child in to school with boots, please be sure to send in a pair of sneakers or shoes to change into. Our friends are coming in from recess soaking wet and they have nothing to change into. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

Notes from Mrs. Chadwick

Thank you to so many who came to or supported the book fair. It was great to see so many of you there. My daughter loved seeing all the kids! We got some great new books for our classroom.


The PTO is looking for new members it would be great if we could have at least one person be a representative from our classroom. If you are interested please let me know I can get your more information.


Can you believe there is one week until Vacation? We have been working so hard. I will be trying to send home an updated reading level and sight word list with all kids before vacation. I am very happy with the growth they are making. I will also send home some books. Please practice at home!

Also, as of tomorrow, our class will have snack in the afternoon rather than the morning. The rationale is that we are eating breakfast in our classroom at 8:15 AM, having snack at 9:15-10:15 (depending on their math rotation because it is a working snack) and we have lunch at 11:25AM, then we do not eat anything after that. The kids are famished by the end of the day. I figured that I would have them eat snack at 1:00. We can try it and see how it goes. We talked about it last week so the kids know about this change.

Notes from Mrs. Maillet

I am SO excited with the learning that is going on in our classroom. We are reading and writing machines! Keep reading those books that I send home, they are really helping. The kids are developing a real love for reading. Many of my friends spend their time "testing" kids with their letters and sight words and reading during our free choice time!

Also, as of tomorrow, our class will have snack in the afternoon rather than the morning. The rationale is that we are eating breakfast in our classroom at 8:15 AM, having snack at 9:15-10:15 (depending on their math rotation because it is a working snack) and we have lunch at 11:25AM, then we do not eat anything after that. The kids are famished by the end of the day. I figured that I would have them eat snack at 2:00 after their specials. We can try it and see how it goes.

Notes from Mrs. Potter

The students have been working so hard lately and there has been a ton of growth in their reading and writing skills! Be on the look out for some of their opinion writing which will be coming home this week! The students are so proud of their work, please ask them to share their writing with you! :)


I am very excited that our class is carrying over some of the skills that they have been learning in Fundations into both Reader's and Writer's Workshop! Our friends are starting to recognize digraphs in their reading and some are able to recall the special sounds of the digraphs and use them to tap out words!


Thank you for all that you!

Notes from Mrs. Melanson

Thank you to those who purchased books for our classroom at the book fair! We are very excited about our new books. The children were also excited about going down to the book fair to buy themselves books and posters. Scholastic is a great way to build your child's library inexpensively.


We have been working hard at our reading and writing. Keep reading at home! The children are making such amazing progress. Continue to practice sight words and number writing as well. If you need a new reading log, please let me know.


Monday we will be having our snack in the afternoon instead of the morning. It's a long time from lunch until the end of the day, and we have some hungry friends in the afternoon. I'm hoping this will help. Please remember to put cold packs in with food that needs to be kept cold.


Please keep toys at home unless your child has the mystery can. We don't want toys getting lost or stolen at school. You may also want to send in a new change of clothes for the warmer weather. I will make sure all winter gear is sent home this week!


As always, thanks for all you do! If you need anything, please let me know.

Notes from Mrs. Goldthwaite

I want to thank everyone who purchased a book from the book fair. It is always nice to add new books to our classroom library.


We are working very hard at practicing writing our numbers correctly. It would be helpful if you have your child practice writing numbers each night along with those sight words. The students are rocking out those sight words!


This week we will be looking at making some new classroom rules. They will all be signing their names to it and I will be holding them accountable. Spring fever has hit our room and seems to have hit hard. I want to enjoy our last 46 school days. Yes only 46 days left of school.


Thank you for the klorox wipes and the tissues. We still could use expo dry erase markers. We do a lot with our white boards.


Thank you for all your support. Mrs. G