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Nicole Rutan - Kindergarten  (Send e-mail)

Welcome to Kindergarten! Our classroom is in the Green Community. I am super excited to be your child’s teacher this year! I cannot wait to meet everyone and start the year!
My teacher page will be updated often and important dates and reminders will be located here.

Each student has a green Take-Home folder that will travel to and from school daily. Please check the folder nightly to ensure important papers and updates are being sent home. You can send any notes back to school in the folder.

I will be sending home a green fluency reading bag that will go home on Monday and be sent back to school on Friday. For the first couple weeks, I will be putting books in the fluency bag not at your child’s level. For these books: read the book together, let your child pick out known letters/words, and talk about the book. Once we get into the swing of school, I will put leveled readers inside the bag.

***Specials do NOT occur every Monday, Tuesday, etc… Instead, they will fall on a T, I, G, E, or R day. When we are off of school, it is a NO LETTER day.

T day: PE and ELC
I day: PE
G day: PE and Art
E day: PE and Technology
R day: PE and Music

We have PE every day! YAY! Please have gym shoes at school.


I CAN statements break down objectives into learning targets students can read & understand. 

Here are just a few of the Learning Targets for Quarter 1: 

1st Quarter I can’s:

I can name uppercase and lowercase letters.
I can say the sound a consonant makes.
I can quickly read high frequency words.
I can put letters together to make words. 
I can put words together to make a sentence,
I can identify the first letter of a word. 
I can break up words into parts. 
I can hear and say sounds that rhyme. 

I can identify the front cover, back cover, and title page of a book. 
I can name the author and illustrator of a book and tell you what they do. 
I can tell how illustrations and words match. I can retell a story I have heard including key details. 

I can use drawings to tell about something that happened in order and how I felt about it. 

I can count objects and write the number to show how many.
I can write numbers 0-20.
I can say the number as I count each object.
I can understand that the last number I said is the total number of objects.
I can count objects and answer questions. 
I can sort objects. 
I can make a number that is less than ten by putting together two groups of pictures or objects. 

I can participate in discussions of local weather conditions to describe patterns over time. 
I can ask questions to gather information about the purpose of weather forecasting to prepare for, and respond to, severe weather.

This week in class

August 21:
Teacher Institute
Kindergarten Curriculum Night at Grand Prairie from 6:00-6:45pm

August 22:
Meet & Greet at Grand Prairie from 11:00-12:30. Please remember to come and say hello, check out the classroom/school, and bring your supplies!

August 23:
First Day of School - YAY!

August 24:
Red Day-wear red!

August 25:
Orange Day-wear orange!


Important Dates

Parent Curriculum Night: 6pm-6:45pm

Meet and Greet: 11am-12:30pm

First Day of School!!

No School - Teacher Institute

No School - Labor Day

Picture Day!!

FSP Hot Lunch

Education Foundation Hot Lunch

Chorus Boosters Hot Lunch

FSP Smoothies


Downloads List

Class Dojo powerpoint [8/19/2017]
Classroom Behavior: Class Dojo [8/19/2017]
High frequency words [8/19/2017]
Newsletter [8/19/2017]


Cool Links


funbrain: reading and games

Make me a genuis: Educational Videos

PBS kids


Spelling City: Sight word practice

Starfall: Reading and Math practice

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