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    " Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all."  Aristotle

      Welcome to Mrs. Raucci's Class Page

     Please feel free to email me at traucci@jacksonsd.org anytime throughout the year with any questions or concerns that you may have.

    Please note:  Please remember to bring a photo ID when planning to visit the school/classroom.

     

    Up-Coming Events

    St. Patrick's Day Center Day

    Friday, March 15th @ 9:45

    Students will participate in St. Patrick's Day themed learning activities.

    I will need some supplies for this day and 6 parent volunteers.

    Please click the sign up link.  Thank you.

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0448AEAD2EA5FF2-stpatricks

    Our Kindergarten Trip to the Aquarium

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    Our class will be going to Jenkinson's Aquarium in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

    on Tuesday, March 26th.  We will leave between 9:15-9:30, and return around 1:00.

    Please email me if you want to volunteer.  I am ONLY permitted to choose 5 parents.

    I will email you to let you know if you were selected to be a chaperone.  ***All chaperones have been selected.  Thank you.

     

    Spring Party

    (TBA)

    Mother's Day Tea

    May 10th (Time TBA, but after 11:30)

    End of the Year Show

    Thursday, May 23rd.

    Time- (TBA- will be afternoon)

     

     School Store- (SECOND WEDNESDAY EVERY MONTH)

    Students can purchase supplies during their lunch period. 

     

     Please click the link below to sign up to the remind app.

    remind.com/join/bgdcb72f

     

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    Reader's Workshop-   

     THE STUDENTS ARE LEARNING TO READ!! 

    We are learning to activate our super powers to read the best that we can!  

    Pointer Power- point to the words as you are reading.  "One word, one tap"

    Picture Power-  use pictures to help figure out unknown words

    Sound Power-  look at the letters of the unknown words to make sure it matches what the picture shows and makes sense

    Re-read Power-  Read it again in a smooth voice and not choppy

    Snap Word Power- You know to read the snap words in a snap!

    Persistance Power- Use another power when one does not work. Never give up!!

    Book Talk Power- Introduce your book, retell your story, what was your favorite part...

     

     

     

    Writer's Workshop-  

      In writers workshop the kids are learning to write informational books, or "How To" books.  The kids will think of something that they know a lot about or are an "expert" in.  Then write about it using steps and diagrams to teach their topics.  They are expected to use capitals and periods when appropriate.  Their writing should have spaces between words.  Their words should have a lot of letters and they will be able to read their writing.

    Week of :  2/19-2/22

     

     

    This weeks sight words are: are, eat, was

    This week in Fundations:  The students are tapping out letters to  read cvc words.

    These are the letters your child should know:  all lowercase and uppercase letters a-z

     

     List 1(25 words)-  I, go, can, like, a, am, the, to, my, see, he, me, we, it, you, and, is, at, an, on, in, do, up, no, so

     

     LIST 2- look, yes, she, not, come, this, here, play, if, will, sit, did, BOY, GIRL, LITTLE, how, said, they, read

    Math Topic 8

    MORE ADDITION AND SUBTRACTION

     

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    Math Envision 2.0
      
    This year we are using a program called Envision 2.0
     
    You can access the website at home using the following link 
     
     
    Once on the website, follow the following directions....
    • 1.  At the Pearson sign-in page, click the box that says Pearson EasyBridge Plus & Auto
    • 2.  At the box where it says to choose your district, type/select:
    • JACKSON TWP SCHOOL DISTRICT-INT

    3.  Student Log In Information:

    Login:  Student ID#

    Password: First Name + Grade level

     

    Bucket Filling Initiative
    Switlik Elementary School is commmitted to creating a 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.*** Each month a student will be chosen from every class to be the Bucket filler of the month.  They will get their picture taken and posted on the school web page.
     
    Switlik Reading Challenge
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    Let the competition begin!!!  Each student is encouraged to read every night.  Every student that completes their reading log each week, will be rewarded at the end of each month.  If our class reads the most, we win the GOLDEN BOOK AWARD for our grade!  Let's get reading!

     

    Supplies

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    Your child will need a backpack that will hold a 9 x 12 folder.  Please make sure your child’s name is in everything that comes to school.  (They tend to forget what they own)  Also, it will be beneficial if they have crayons, pencils, scissors, and glue at home for homework.  Please send in an old shirt that will be used as an art smock.  Please label it with your child's name.  Our class can always use tissues, wipes, and Lysol wipes to keep our room sanitized.  I am requesting that you send in a family photo for the kids to put in their cubby.   Thank you!!

     

    Class Wish List

    Snacks for students (pretzels, animal crackers, Goldfish, cereal etc.)

    Prizes for our prize box

    Ziploc bags (all sizes)

    brown lunch bags

     Smarties candy

    baby wipes 

     

     

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    The kids will eat lunch in the cafeteria.  Lunch is only 30 minutes, so please keep that in mind when packing your child’s lunch. The kids will have access to a card that they will swipe to make lunch purchases.    

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     Snack Time

    We will also have a small snack daily and I am asking that parents send in snack donations for the whole class to share.  Snack items needed are, Goldfish, boxes of dry cereal, Teddy Grahams, Animal Crackers, Pretzels, etc.  Please feel free to send in a water bottle for your child to drink while they are in the classroom.  Water bottles need to be labeled.  Thank you so much for your generosity!

     

    Time for Specials!

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    Monday- Computers

    Tuesday- Gym (must wear sneakers)

    Wednesday- Library

    Thursday- Music

    Friday- ART

     

    Recess

     

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    The kids will go out to our awesome playground every day. (weather permitting).  Please have your child wear sneakers and comfortable clothes.  They will not be able to use the playground equipment if they are not dressed appropriately.