Ms. Rutter's Weekly News!
September 16th-20th, 2019
Next week is Kindness Week!
Monday: (Cycle Day 3) All School Assembly to kick off Kindness week!
Tuesday: (Cycle Day 4) Kindness Chalk drawings
Wednesday: (Cycle Day 5) Kindness Picture and activities (PLEASE WEAR RED OR BLACK)
Thursday: (Cycle Day 6) EARLY RELEASE!
Friday: (Cycle Day 7) Meet our 4th grade buddies *PLEASE WEAR RED/BLACK OR SABER WEAR
We finished learning all about our "zoo friends" and their favorite sounds. We also learned that each zoo friend has a favorite letter to go with that sound.
We finished talking about all parts of Jackson Pride. We created our own PAW and talked about each part and then we all created our own PAW to show our commitment to Jackson Pride :) The students did a great job!
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom!
We spent some time this week reading "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom." We did this fun art project where we found the letters in our name to put in our own trees. They turned out so cute! (Picture Above)
Reminders for kindness week....
*Have your child wear red, black, or Saber wear on Wednesday and Friday!
Early Release Day!
Also, I did this last year and found it very successful so I decided to do it again. I asked my family and friends if they would make a donation for all of my students to receive a book each month. Happy to say that we are fully funded! YAY!!!!!! (we will be writing thank you's to our donors) Your child will be receiving a free book each month. For those of you that order, it is usually the $1 book for the month so you may not want to purchase that one yourself.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Grandparents/Special Friends Day: I've had a few emails so I thought I would just send a quick note. Grandparents/Special Friends Day is Friday October 4th from 9:30-10:45am. Your child may invite his/her grandparent or grandparents and special friends this day. They will have a chance to chat with Mr. Bjerken and then head to our class to spend some awesome time with your child. More details will come but let me know if you have any questions.
What did we learn this week?
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 stating the "Who" and "Did What?"
Phonics: We finished meeting all of our zoo phonics friends and learned that each friend has a favorite letter. This will help students with beginning, middle and ending sounds as they begin to write sentences.
We also learned the poem "Humpty Dumpty" and the word "the." We also learned what a rhyming word is and a few songs to remember them by.
Math: We took the numbers 4-8 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)