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    The Switlik Staff, JEA Pride Committee, and the Switlik PTN invite you to CELEBRATE………

                     

          READ ACROSS AMERICA FAMILY NIGHT

     

    Featuring:

    Switlik’s “DINO DARE” Game Show!

     

    Thursday, February 28th

    6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Switlik Gym

     

    There will be only 1 session this year.

    Gym doors will open promptly at 6:30.

     

    We ask that families enter the building through the doors near the gym.  

     

    Shop in the Scholastic Book Fair and please wait to enter the Gym.

  • Our units we will be covering this year are

     

     Building a Reading Life

     Reading to Learn: Grasping Main Ideas and Text Structures

    Mystery

     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.

  • 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