First Grade / Welcome to First Grade!!

    Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year!


     Mrs. Raucci's Class Page

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     My name is Mrs. Raucci and I will be your child's teacher this year.  I am so excited to meet my students.  You will have a fantastic year in first grade at The Switlik Elementary School! 


    Please sign up:

    **I use REMIND to help keep you informed about important news and updates.  Remind is a free service that allows you to get messages directly on your phone.

    Signing up is easy. Text my class code @raucci5 to the phone number 81010 

    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.

    We will be utilizing the Google Classroom platform to communicate and assign student work. Please check your child's email.  I invited them to the room.  Here are some simple rules they are encouraged to follow:

    Google Meets Rules by mrs kharm | Teachers Pay Teachers


    Please note the first day of school is a Tuesday, so Group 1 will be remote.

     If your last name begins with A-K: You are assigned to 
    Group 1.
    Group 1 attends school in-person on Mondays, Wednesdays and alternating Fridays and works remotely the other days
    If your last name begins with L-Z: You are assigned to 
    Group 2.
    Group 2 attends school in-person on Tuesdays, Thursdays and alternating Fridays and works
    remotely the other days.
      Tech Tools

     The Jackson Tech Tool Kit and Parent/Student Tutorials are available to help you with some common tech problems and document questions.



    Your child will be utilizing the Envision Math Program. Click the link below to log in to math book.

    Instructions to Log into your child's math book

    During the Beginning few months, your child will learn...
    Math-   Topic 1- Solve addition and subtration problems to 10
                 Topic 2- Fluently add and subtract to 10
                 Topic 3- Addition facts to 20: Use strategies


    Reader's Workshop- Reader's will be Word Detectives:  The kids will learn various strategies to read unknown words.  Look at the picture, look at all the parts, look for endings, different vowel sounds, break it apart.


    Writer's Workshop- Writer's will write about small moment stories with independence (Narrative Writing)


    Fundations-  Student's will read and spell words with digraphs; th, wh, sh, ck, ch


    Google Classroom- This is a virtual classroom that your child will be required to visit on their remote learning days to complete assignments.


    Google Meet-  Your child is reqired to meet with me on their remote learning days at 2:30.


    Trick Words-  We will be reviewing these kindergarten trick words.  K-Trick Words


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     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.


    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)  ** Please have your child bring in a water bottle with their name on it.   Also, it will be beneficial if they have crayons, pencils, scissors, and glue at home for homework.   

     Class Wish List

    Lysol wipes, Ziploc bags (gallon and quart size), Black thin dry erase markers, playdoh (for brain breaks)



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    Lunch time!!

    The kids will eat lunch in the Library.  Lunch is only 30 minutes, so please keep that in mind when packing your child’s lunch. If your child prefers to purchase lunch, they will have access to a card that they will swipe to make lunch purchases. You may add money on your child's account through the portal. (Hover over the link below to read more)

    Procedures for ordering Breakfast and Lunch


    If you need to change your child's dismissal procedure for the day, you need to send a note with the date, stating how your child will be dismissed.  Please do not email me. If you forget to send in a note, call the office and they will notify me. 




    Time for Specials!

    Special classes will be scheduled on your child's remote day.  This is the day they are NOT in school. You will need to visit the teachers web pages to see when your remote special class is scheduled for.  Please note:  You will always need to know the group you are in ( group 1 or group 2)


    Music- Mrs. Noble  Link to Music Class  (code ndizjdx)

    Art- Ms. Quick (code 7nkjkop)

    Gym- Mr. Hamdi (code xuf6bf2)


    Library- Mrs. Brenner  (code 6hbp6i7)

    Computers- Mr. Struthers Link to Computers (code gzhrl3f)