Ms. Rutter's Weekly News!

September 23rd-27th, 2019

Upcoming Dates...

Monday: (Cycle Day 8)

Tuesday: (Cycle Day 9) Bus Safety/Peaceful Bus

Wednesday: (Cycle Day 10) Picture Day!

Thursday: (Cycle Day 1)

Friday: (Cycle Day 2) Grandparent/Special Friends Day!

Kindergarten Jackson Pride Assemblies

Every month we will come together as an entire Kindergarten group to celebrate those who have shown "Jackson Pride" for the month. We will usually review what it means to be Respectful, Responsible, Positive and Safe.

We will also celebrate our "Star Students" for the month. A star student will be chosen from each class and will receive an award, a treat bag, and will be able to wear the "star student" cape following day.

We will also choose 3 PAWs from each class where we celebrate those showing Jackson Pride and they will receive a fun Jackson bracelet and a Shakopee tattoo!

This afternoon was our first assembly and the students loved it!

Picture Day!

This Wednesday, October 2rd, is Picture Day! We will be taking our pictures right away in the morning. If you would like to order pictures make sure you have ordered online or have your child bring in his/her's order form the morning of pictures or before. Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!

Grandparents/Special Friends Day

Don't forget that next Friday October 4th is Grandparents/Special Friends day from 9:30-10:45am.

Grandparents and special friends will meet in the cafeteria and then will proceed to their child's room. Volunteers will be out to help direct where to go. Looking forward to a great time!

FUN RUN Fundraiser

Our FUN RUN Fundraiser is approaching! We are so excited to earn some money for Jackson Elementary. You received a flyer last week in your child's round trip folder explaining some of the details.

Our official kick off is Monday October 2nd but can start pledging our class on MONDAY!!!! (Sept 30th) All you need to do is go to and find our school and Ms. Rutter. You pledge by the amount of laps your child will run on October 15th! Each classroom has come up with incentives for their classroom as we earn pledges. (more specific information to come soon)

There is also school wide incentives as well. IF we meet our school goal ($25,000) then we get to make Mr. Bjerken and Mr. Orchard into sundaes!

Last, this is a really fun day and families are encouraged to come! So mark your calendars and come support Ms. Rutters ___________(name and flag still to come) on that day! When I get the information I will let you know on specific time.

Let me know if you have any questions and let the pledging begin!!!

What did we learn this week?

Reading: We continued our turn and talks by reading friendship books. We created a heart on how to be a good friend and talked about the main ideas of each book. (pictured above)

Writing: I continued modeling the the writing process. (Think, Draw, Say and Test, Clap and Count, Write) The students are orally telling me their sentence by clapping and counting while stating the "Who" and "Did What?" Next week the students also began drawing lines for words in their sentences followed by beginning sounds in words. It is so exciting to see the progress!

Phonics: We continued practicing the sounds our zoo friends make and we also began learning "snap words." The words we learned this week were; I, to, the.

We also learned the poem "Jack and Jill." We continued our work with rhyming words.

Math: We finished the numbers 9-10 and talked about different ways we see that number. We created a chart and showed each number in different ways. (cubes, dominos, tallies, finger flashing, and ten-frames)