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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 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 daily. 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. 

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

4th Qtr. I can’s:


I can hear, say, and write words that rhyme.
I can spell words with long and short vowels.
I can tell you letters that are different in words that I read.
I can tell you two meanings for a word I know (ex: duck: bird or to get down, move out of the way)
I can tell you the meaning of a word when I add these endings: -ed,-s, -ful, -less
I can tell you the meaning of a word when I add these beginnings (affixes: re-, un-, pre-)


I can read a story and tell you what it is about.
I can understand and use questions words (who, what, when, where, why, and how)
I can ask and answer questions about key details in a book.
I can ask and answer questions to find the meaning of a word in a book.
I can recognize different types of text (poetry, storybooks).
I can compare and contrast what happens to characters in stories I’ve heard.


I can ask and answer questions about key details in a book.
I can tell you the reasons an author uses details in a book.
I can tell you similarities and differences between two books.


I can use drawings and writing to name a topic and tell something about it.
I can improve my writing by adding details with help from an adult and friends.
I can participate in a group project and write and tell about a favorite author and their stories (express opinions).
I can use different technology with help from adults and friends to create and publish writing.


I can count to 100n by ones.
I can start counting with any number.
I can write numbers to show how many.
I can write numbers 0-20.
I can say the number as I count each object.
I can show how the numbers 11-19 are made of tens and more ones.
I can build and draw shapes.
I can put shapes together to make another shape.


I know it seems far way now, but time has a way of sneaking up on us. I also want to give all mothers proper notice to be sure to hold the afternoon open so we can have 100% attendance for MOMS. It's such a special day to have 1:1 time with your child. Bring your tissues because there will be some tears. You will also be pampered by your child. Please save the date!

This week in class

4/16: I day: Earth Day activity!

4/17: G day: P.E. & Art

4/18: E day: P.E. & Technology

4/19: R day - P.E. & Music

* FSP hot lunch! If your child ordered hot lunch, please still send in a snack *

* Theme Thursday: little league or MLB ... wear your favorite Baseball shirt today! :-)

4/20: T day: E. & Library
* Don't forget to return your books! *

* Field Day t-shirt forms due! *

*Smoothies @ lunch! *


Important Dates

Smoothie Day

Mother's Day Tea and Spa

Smoothie Day

Memorial Day - No School

Last Day of Kindergarten!


Downloads List

Class Dojo powerpoint [8/19/2017]
Classroom Behavior: Class Dojo [8/19/2017]
Feb. Newsletter [2/4/2018]
High frequency words [8/19/2017]
Meet the Teacher [8/20/2017]
Miss Rutan's December News.pdf [12/11/2017]
Newsletter [8/19/2017]
November Newsletter [11/7/2017]
October Newsletter [10/8/2017]
September Newsletter [9/11/2017]
TIGER schedule [10/1/2017]
Updated Daily Schedule [10/8/2017]


Cool Links


Eureka Math

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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