Ms. Rutter's Weekly News!

Week of January 20th-23rd, 2020

Upcoming Dates...

Monday: (Cycle Day 6)

Tuesday: (Cycle Day 7)

Wednesday: (Cycle Day 8)

Thursday: (Cycle Day 9)

Friday: (Cycle Day 10) Kids Dance (5:30-7:30pm)

The Great Kindness Challenge!

Next week we are celebrating kindness as we take part in the Great Kindness Challenge!

We will be doing a themed daily activity followed by a service project next Friday. Students are encouraged to dress up throughout the week. The dress up days are below...


Monday: Wear a Yellow Shirt, "Spread Kindness like sunshine!"

Tuesday: Wear crazy socks, clothes or hair, "Crazy about Kindness."

Wednesday: Wear a tie, "Kindness Ties Us Together."

Thursday: Wear comfy clothes/pajamas, "Dream of Kindness."

Friday: Wear BE KIND shirts, Jackson Pride/Shakopee Colors, "School Spirit."

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Buddy Poster

We got together with our 4th grade buddies and each pair made a small poster of what it means to be kind. They put their pictures on their poster and it will be displayed in the hall during the kindness challenge next week!

What did we learn this week?

Reading: We did some exploring of winter. We did non-fiction research on what do trees, animals, and people do in fall. We also did some informational writing on what we learned. The students did a fantastic job! I was so proud of them. Look for their writing to come home sometime next week)


Writing: I began modeling how to write two sentences with two pictures and how to give details to your story. We talked about feelings we can have in our stories. I also included "where" in a sentence and modeled our new high frequency word editing strategy.


Phonics: Last week, we learned the poem "Mary Had a Little Lamb" and the students found rhyming and HFW. We continued to work on Consonant, Vowel, Consonant words (CVC words). We learned three new high frequency words; "had," "was," and "as."


Math: We began learning about "one more and one less." The students learned a new game. This week we had game days this week during math.