Ms. Rutter's Weekly News!

Week of December 2nd-6th, 2019

Upcoming Dates...

Monday: Book Orders Due! (Cycle Day 1) Gingerbread House Night 6pm

Tuesday: (Cycle Day 2)

Wednesday: (Cycle Day 3)

Thursday: (Cycle Day 4)

Friday: (Cycle Day 5)

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Where did the Gingerbread Man GO?

We tried and tried to catch him around the school this morning! However, we were out of luck! He was too fast but he left us some yummy gingerbread cookies!

Field Trip Permission

We are SO excited to be heading to Stages Theatre and the Arboretum this year. A green permission slip form was sent home before Thanksgiving break. If you have not returned it, please do so as soon as possible. We are asking $25 to cover both field trips which you can pay via infinite campus or send a check made out to Jackson Elementary.


Please send it in before December 20th as we have to send payment to Stages Theatre before the new year. Let me know if you have any questions.

What did we learn this week?

Reading: We read the big book "Gingerbread Man." We talked about re-reading and how important that is. We also talked about text features and sequence of events in the story. It was also fun to act it out.


Writing: Students continued using the editing strategy called "dot and say." They continued to use the "Who, Did What" in their sentences. I began modeling putting the "when" in our sentences. We are close to moving to lined journals and two or more sentences.


Phonics: We learned the poem "Little Jack Horner" and the students found rhyming and HFW. We continued to work on Consonant, Vowel, Consonant words (CVC words). We also learned new words, "he" and "his."


Math: We worked on patterns all week. We learned three different type of patterns. (AB, AABB, and ABC) We used cubes, shapes and created our own patterns on a gingerbread art project.