• Welcome to Third Grade!

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    Welcome to Miss Brown & Mrs. Fisher's Class!

    3rd grade is a fun year and we are going to learn so much together! 

    If you have any questions, do not hesitate to email me! tbrown@jacksonsd.org


    Switlik Book Fair:  October 11th – October 25th

    We’re excited to invite you to our upcoming Scholastic Book Fair. Hosted by our staff, this event is an opportunity for students of all ages to build their home libraries and further their love of reading. As always, all purchases benefit our school.

    After missing out on many beloved traditions, our fall Book Fair will be a familiar, welcome,and safe event for our students. Here’s what you need to know about the Fair:

     

    • Our Book Fair offers a cash-free payment option called eWallet. It’s a convenient digital

    account that your child can use for shopping at our Fair. Grandparents, friends, and

    others can contribute, too!

    • If you can’t make it to the Fair, then shop online at our school’s Virtual Book Fair. All

    orders ship directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25.

    Your online orders will also benefit our school.

    Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with eWallet and

    online shopping:

     

    https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=switlikelementaryschool1

     


    Picture Day:   Is fast approaching on Friday, October 22nd.  Please review the guidelines set forth below to ensure the safety of all students and staff in reference to group class pictures:

    • Students will be arranged on risers standing shoulder to shoulder. We are unable to photograph the students socially distanced – 3 feet apart.
    • Students will wear their masks as they are arranged for the picture. At the very last minute, the photographer will ask them to remove their masks and hold it in hand.
    • When the group image is captured, the students must immediately replace their masks as they leave the area.
    • Please inform your child's teacher if you do not want your child to participate in the class picture.

    Important Reminders

    Please send in a note if there will be a change in dismissal for your child. All dismissal notes are sent down to the office in the morning. It is IMPORTANT that you date these notes, include your child's full name, and my name.

     If your child is absent, please send in a note. If they are sick and see a doctor, please send in a doctors note to have it be excused.

    Thank you! 


    Special Schedule

    Monday: Computers

    Tuesday: Gym

    Wednesday: Music

    Thursday: Art

    Friday: Library

    Lunch: 12:15 - 12:45

    Please note that BIRTHDAYS MAY BE CELEBRATED DURING SCHOOL HOURS in the APR- Outside treats MAY NOT be delivered to the school.  Students may bring prepackaged items in to celebrate, if they wish to do so.


    Please note that our classroom is a nut-free classroom. Please do not send any tree nut or peanut containing products to your child’s classroom during classroom celebrations or as a snack each day. We are asking your assistance in providing these students with a safe learning environment.

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    Thank you for your cooperation


    Below is a list of items that are needed for the classroom throughout the year. 

    Donations are greatly appreciated!

    -Tissues

    -Clorox Wipes

    -Paper Towels

    -Baby Wipes

    - Hand Sanitizer

    -Small Ziplock Bags

    -Large Ziplock Bags

    -Smarties


    Optional Summer Reading and Math Information

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    Be sure to check out the optional summer reading and math suggestions needed to support student growth and maintenance. Click this link for details:

     Summer Suggestions Link


    Chromebook Information 

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    All students returning to school in September will keep their district-issued Chromebook for the summer. This will be the same Chromebook your child will use next school year. Any students who will not be returning to Jackson in September should return their Chromebook and charger to the school by Friday, June 18th.

     
    Information and additional questions about the devices can be found on our district technology webpage: https://www.jacksonsd.org/domain/2623
     
    If you need any assistance with technology/Chromebook, please click here to bring you to the district tech. forms page.  
     

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    Remember to be Bucket Fillers, not Bucket Dippers!
    Bucket Filling Initiative
    Switlik Elementary School is working towards a more caring and respectful environment. We are using the world acclaimed book by Carol McCloud, Have You Filled a Bucket Today- A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids in order to create a safer, kinder, more respectful school culture. 


     Pre- and Post On Demand Writing Assessments

     For each Unit of Writing’ Workshop, students complete a Pre-on Demand writing sample at the onset of the new unit and then a Post On Demand piece upon completion of the unit. The Pre On Demand piece is a formative assessment used to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the student(s) before beginning the unit of study.The Pre On Demand sample does not count toward the student’s grade. This assessment equips the teacher with an understanding of the student(s) needs while preparing instruction to meet the needs of his(her) learners. 

    At the end of each unit, the students will complete a Post On Demand sample which is a summative assessment counting toward the student’s performance on the unit. The teacher analyzes each piece to identify the growth the student has made since writing the first sample.

    Each assessment is scored on a rubric that analyzes development of ideas, organization, elaboration as well as conventions including sentence structure, punctuation, capitalization , and grammar. It is expected that the child will show growth from the onset. 

    The rubric is scored on a scale of 1 - 4, with four being the highest score.

    It should be noted that the rubric used is set on a June expectation.

     

    4= writing exceeds grade level expectations

    3= writing is on grade level and meets the expectations of the grade level.

    2= writing is approaching grade level expectations.

    1= writing is below grade level expectations