Ms. Rutter's Weekly News!

Week of January 30th- February 3rd, 2023

Upcoming Dates...

Monday: (Cycle Day 1)

Tuesday: (Cycle Day 2)

Wednesday: (Cycle Day 3)

Thursday: (Cycle Day 4)

Friday: (Cycle Day 5) Kindergarten Music Program: 2:30pm

Kindergarten Music Program!

Just a reminder that next Friday February 10th is our Kindergarten Music Program. You are invited to come and watch all of the fabulous Kindergarteners sing songs that they have learning in music class. Your child does not have to wear anything specific but may want to dress up as if it were a picture day.

Please let me know if you have any questions and I look forward to seeing all of you there!

Book Bags

Book bags were sent home with our child today. Inside the book bag is a book that you may read to your child and three books at his/her level for them to read to you, siblings, pets, stuffed animals, etc.

Not all of the books are high quality and some of the levels may be a little off so feel free to help your child as he/she needs it, however, always have them attempt first.

I have included a letter in your child's book bag with some strategies on helping them navigate through books and how to read them.

What did we learn this week?

Reading: We did an author study on Mo Willems. We read Mo's Willems Pigeon books and began talking about "Author's Message" while reading Elephant and Piggy books. We had a lot of fun also talking about similar characteristics in his books. (e.g. movement marks, speech/thought bubbles)

Writing: I continued modeling how to write two sentences with two pictures and how to give details to your story. We also began writing "book reviews" and talking about what an opinion is and how to express it.

Phonics: We learned "Little Jack Horner" and the students found rhyming and HFW. We continued to work on Consonant, Vowel, Consonant words (CVC words). We also began working on the digraphs, ch, th, sh.

Math: This week we finished working on our "teen numbers" and writing them.