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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. 

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 i

This week in class

I Day - Science
Red Ribbon Week; Dress as your future self
Reading –If Then Unit Session 1: Readers can read the books they already know and love in their own way
Writing- Pattern Books Session 1
Math - Module 1 Assessments and Fluency Practice for Module 2: Shapes 
Printing h

G Day - Erin's Law Presentation
Red Ribbon Week: Crazy Hair and Crazy Socks
Reading- Session 2 Readers use the pictures to name things they see and predict what will happen next
Writing Session 2: Pattern Books

Math - Module 1 Assessments and Fluency Practice for Module 2: Shapes 
sight word - review 1st quarter words
Wild West Family Night and Book Fair 5:30-8:00pm

E Day - Technology
Red Ribbon Week: PJ Day
Reading- Session 3: Readers can reread to help them think about the story
Math - Module 1 Assessments and Fluency Practice for Module 2: Shapes 
Writing- Session 3
sight word - review 1st quarter words

R Day - Music
Red Ribbon Week: Favorite Team Day
Reading- Session 4: Readers connect one page to the next to tell the whole story by using the words and then…
Hot Lunch
Writing- Session 4
Math - Module 2, Lesson 1
sight words - review 1st quarter words

T Day - Book Fair Shopping 10:35-11:10 - You are welcome to join us in the Tiger's Den or send money in a marked envelope to let your child shop with our awesome volunteers.

Red Ribbon Week: Wear Red

DEA Assembly and Helicopter Landing
Read Aloud - There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat 
Math Module 2 Lesson 2
Popsicle Day - $1 at lunch to support the troops


Important Dates

Early Dismissal! 11:25 -- School Improvement Day

NO SCHOOL - Columbus Day

Picture Retakes!

Popsicle Day! $1

Deadline to order November hot lunches

Book Fair Family Night at GP!

End of Q1!

Report Cards come home! Please sign & return the envelope. I will reuse these each qtr. Thank you!

P/T Conferences - NO SCHOOL

P/T Conferences - NO SCHOOL


Downloads List

Class Dojo powerpoint [8/19/2017]
Classroom Behavior: Class Dojo [8/19/2017]
High frequency words [8/19/2017]
Meet the Teacher [8/20/2017]
Newsletter [8/19/2017]
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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