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Nicole Rutan - Kindergarten  (Send e-mail)

Welcome to Kindergarten! Our classroom is in the Green Community. I am super excited to be your child’s teacher this year! I cannot wait to meet everyone and start the year!
My teacher page will be updated often and important dates and reminders will be located here.

Each student has a Take-Home folder that will travel to and from school daily. Please check the folder nightly to ensure important papers and updates are being sent home. You can send any notes back to school in the folder.

I will be sending home a green fluency reading bag that will go home daily. For the first couple weeks, I will be putting books in the fluency bag not at your child’s level. For these books: read the book together, let your child pick out known letters/words, and talk about the book. Once we get into the swing of school, I will put leveled readers inside the bag.

***Specials do NOT occur every Monday, Tuesday, etc… Instead, they will fall on a T, I, G, E, or R day. When we are off of school, it is a NO LETTER day.

T day: PE and ELC
I day: PE
G day: PE and Art
E day: PE and Technology
R day: PE and Music

We have PE every day! YAY! Please have gym shoes at school.


I CAN statements break down objectives into learning targets students can read & understand. 

2nd Quarter I can’s:


I can put letters together to make words.
I can start at the top and read across to the bottom on each page.
I can put words together to make a sentence,
I can leave spaces between my words.
I can name uppercase and lowercase letters.
I can read C-V-C words.
I can quickly read high frequency words.
I can write a consonant sound and short vowel sound I hear in a word.
I can sort common objects into groups and tell you why they belong in the group.
I can tell you the opposite of action words and describing words I use.


I can identify the front cover, back cover, and title page of a book.
I can tell you how illustrations and words match.
I can identify real life connections between words and their use.
I can retell a story I've heard including details.


I can use drawings and talking to tell about something that happened in order and how I felt.
I can spell simple words.
I can write sentences using Kindergarten spelling which begin with uppercase letters, have spaces, and end with a period.
I can talk and write using correct grammar and punctuation.
I can write my uppercase and lowercase letters.
I can use correct nouns and verbs when I talk and write.
I can use correct prepositions when I talk and write.
I can use more than one sentence to share an idea when I talk and write.
I can capitalize the first word in a sentence and the pronoun I.
I can recognize and name end punctuation.


I can compare groups of objects to decide which is greater than, less than, or equal to.
I can compare two written numerals to decide which is greater than, less than, or equal to.
I can describe objects by their characteristics.
I can compare objects that have similar characteristics.
I can sort and count objects.
I can describe objects that are around me by their shape and where they are found.
I can name and describe shapes.
I can tell if a shape is flat or solid.
I can describe how flat and solid shapes are alike and different.

This week in class

I Day - Science
Reading Lesson 6
Writing - Writing for Readers
Module 2 Lesson 7 - 3D shapes

G Day - Art
Read Aloud - I am Kind
Reading Lesson 7
Writing - Fancier Pattern Books with Surprise Endings
Printing - l
Math - Module 2, Lesson 8 - 3D shapes
FSP Meeting at GP - 6:30pm
GP Tiger University - Math Night at 7pm

E Day - Tecnhology
Reading Lesson 8
Interactive Shared Reading - Let's Find Out
Read Aloud - Someday
Writing - Seesaw Structure Pattern Books
Math - Module 2 Lesson 9
sight word sentence practice

R Day - Music!
Mismatch Day
Reading Lesson 9
Hot Lunch
Writing - Review SeeSaw Writing in Pattern Books
Math - Module 2 - Flat or Solid Shape

T Day - Library
Veteran's Day Assembly
THANK YOU to all who are serving or have served our country.
Wear Red, White, and Blue
Printing t
Writing - Use a ? and Answer Structure in Pattern Books
Math Module 2 Review Day


Important Dates

Early Dismissal! 11:25 -- School Improvement Day

NO SCHOOL - Columbus Day

Picture Retakes!

Popsicle Day! $1

Deadline to order November hot lunches

Book Fair Family Night at GP!

End of Q1!

Report Cards come home! Please sign & return the envelope. I will reuse these each qtr. Thank you!

P/T Conferences - NO SCHOOL

P/T Conferences - NO SCHOOL


Downloads List

Class Dojo powerpoint [8/19/2017]
Classroom Behavior: Class Dojo [8/19/2017]
High frequency words [8/19/2017]
Meet the Teacher [8/20/2017]
Newsletter [8/19/2017]
November Newsletter [11/7/2017]
October Newsletter [10/8/2017]
September Newsletter [9/11/2017]
TIGER schedule [10/1/2017]
Updated Daily Schedule [10/8/2017]


Cool Links


Eureka Math

funbrain: reading and games

Make me a genuis: Educational Videos

PBS kids


Spelling City: Sight word practice

Starfall: Reading and Math practice


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