Thank you all for a wonderful school year!  I hope everyone has a wonderful summer!  Remember to study your multiplication facts, read daily and get outside to play!  Don't spend the summer playing those video games all day!!


    It has been a pleasure teaching in the Jackson School District.  Please keep in touch!  



    Thank you to all my student past and present along with all the staff of Switilk for all the support over the years!!


  • Our units we will be covering this year are


     Building a Reading Life

     Reading to Learn: Grasping Main Ideas and Text Structures


     Character Studies

     Research Clubs: Elephants, Penguins, and Frogs, Oh My!




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    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

  • Math

    Please encourage your child to study their multiplication facts daily.  This will help them greatly daily in Math.


    Please have your student log in to the Pearson website... There are a lot of great features on this site to help reinforce skills taught in school.  They use their google sign in to get into their Pearson account.

  • Specials Schedule for 2018-19

    Monday: Gym - Please wear sneakers.

    Tuesday: Computers

    Wednesday: World Language

    Thursday: Music

    Friday: Art

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    Our class is scheduled for last lunch, which is 1:00.  I believe that the class would benefit from a mid-morning snack to help the students maintain their focus during lessons.  Since we will be working through snack, I ask that you limit the snack to one healthy food item per day.  (some examples: one piece of fruit, carrot sticks, pretzels, crackers) NO PEANUTS OR PEANUT PRODUCTS OF ANY TYPE DUE TO PEANUT ALLERGIES IN THE ROOM. Thank you for your cooperation!


     If you need to get in contact with me, I can be reached at bahughes@jacksonsd.org