Ms. Rutter's Weekly News!

September 30th-October 4th, 2019

Upcoming Dates...

Monday: (Cycle Day 3) Fundraiser Kick-Off

Tuesday: (Cycle Day 4) Fire Station Field Trip

Wednesday: (Cycle Day 5)

Thursday: (Cycle Day 6)

Friday: (Cycle Day 7) Library Check-Out


Our "FUN RUN" fundraiser kicks off next week! If you haven't had the opportunity to register yet, you can go to and sign up! There are incentives just for registering!

Our classroom has incentives as well. When we earn the following pledges that equal the money below we will have these fun activities in our classroom!

$5 Hat Day

$10 Extra Recess

$20 Stuffed Animals Day

$30 Pajama Day

$40 Movie Day

$50 Crazy Hair Day

$60 Sports Day

$70 Dance Party

$80 Ice Cream Social

SO FUN!!! Hope we can earn some of these fun activities from your fabulous pledges! Let me know if you have any questions.


I will be gone this Monday on a personal day. Mrs. White will be subbing for me. This is the first time the students will have a sub. Mrs. White has been in my classroom many times in the past and she knows my routines. I will be having an extensive conversation with the students on Friday about showing "Jackson Pride" with a sub, as well as, any anxieties the students may have.

If you could help remind your child on Sunday about showing Jackson Pride when there is a sub that would be fantastic! Thanks!

What did we learn this week?

Reading: We continued our turn and talks by reading fiction books. We created a "matrix" with our non-fiction research about fall. (explanation 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?" This week the students started drawing lines for words in their sentences followed by beginning sounds in words.

Phonics: We continued practicing the sounds our zoo friends make and we also began learning "snap words." The words we learned this week were; with and see. We learned a new song called "Down By the Bay" where we continued to learn how to rhyme.

We also learned the poem "Hey Diddle Diddle." We continued our work with rhyming words.

Math: We began to subitize in math. Subitize is when you see a group of objects and can tell how many are in a group without counting 1 to 1. We did many activities using 5-Frames, Dots, and Dice. We also learned some cool new songs.