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    Mrs. Robinson's Class Page

    If you ever have any questions/concerns please contact me. I am happy to help.

     my email address is arrobinson@jacksonsd.org

    From the Desk Of The Principal

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    Book/Item Collection:  We will be holding a “ Drive Thru” style event for parents and students to return items (Teacher/ Media Library books, calculators, classroom supplies etc..) from the school beginning on Thursday, May 28th – Friday, June 5th from 8:00 am -12:30pm at the school. Please enter through the school entrance as usual and proceed to the front of the building (Main Entrance). Carts/bins will be positioned on the left sidewalk closest to the teacher’s parking lot for easy access.  Should there be inclement weather, please refer to the Switlik Web Page in the event that the book drop off has to be canceled for that scheduled day.


    During this event, it is important that all parents and students remain in their cars, practice social distancing and ensure a safe environment for all. No one is permitted to walk around the school campus, the parking lot, or other parts of the campus. Please come at the time that is best for you and your family during these time frames.  Please be advised, school loaned Chromebooks are not being collected at this time. Additional information will be communicated at a different time.

    Game Days:


    Attention all Switlik parents….

    To recognize our traditionally scheduled Game Days…. Mr. Hamdi thought it would be fun to have some game day challenges. Mr. Hamdi has created an awesome Game Day Challenge for all Switlik students in kindergarten through fifth grade. A Google Slideshow will be shared with all students through the Switlik Webpage the week of June 1st. On it, you will find 6 bitmojis of Mr. Hamdi in various formats. Next to each Bitmoji there is a grade level arrow showing you which activity is aligned to each grade level challenge. Please click on the Mr. Hamdi Bitmoji and watch the youtube video that goes with it. Then, have your child complete the challenge. If you would like, you can film them performing the skills and send them to Mr. Hamdi (yhamdi@jacksonsd.org) or me, Mrs. McKiernan (kmckiernan@jacksonsd.org) via email or shared through Google drive. Looking forward to seeing some, or all of your videos! Save the date….check out the Switlik Webpage the week of Monday, June 1st!

     

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    Below is the link for our Google Hangout

    https://meet.google.com/lookup/g45kth3x7w

     

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    Google Virtual Classroom

    Please be reminded that the Google Classroom is a way for the children to interact with each other and complete suggested assignments. If you have any questions/concerns please feel free to email me and I will be happy to address them.

    Thank you

     

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    Remote Learning Lesson Plans

     Our weekly lesson plans will ONLY be listed on our Goggle Classroom.  If you cannot access it, please email me for assistance.  

     
    REMINDER: Make sure that you are logged into your child's gmail account to access the Remote Learning Plans. Everything is set to be viewed with "anyone with the link".

    Make sure you visit the Special Area Teachers Class Pages for daily assignments.Our Class Schedule is as follows:

    Monday: Computers with Mr. Struthers

    Tuesday:Library with Ms. Palme

    Wednesday: Art with Ms. Palme

    Thursday : Gym with Mr. Hamdi

    Friday: Music with Mrs. Nobel

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    Dear Parents/Guardians,

    Teachers in grades Kindergarten through Fourth will be contacting you  (via email, Google Classroom, Remind, Dojo)  to inform you that your child's items left in their desks will be baggedlabeled, and returned to them in September with their new teacher. Should your child have left any essential personal items deemed necessary such as eye glasses, medication, etc…, please contact your child’s teacher.  These items will be collected and parents will be contacted to coordinate a scheduled pick up time Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00am. and 12:30pm.


    EXCEPTION: Our Grade 5 students will be receiving ALL of their items, including promotion certificates, yearbooks, etc. during the last week of school...more information to follow at a later time.

    Thank you in advance for your cooperation and support.

    We Are Switlik!

    We Miss You!!

    Stay Switlik Strong!!!

     

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    Thursday, March 19- copy and paste links into browser
    Happy 1st day of Spring!! I uploaded a few spring story links for you to watch. When Spring Comes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IMQguIVLL4, The Thing About Spring https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLkK98zuw0c, How Do You Know It's Spring? https://www.youtube.comfun today! /watch?v=s_fIEWViJyELook outside for some signs of SpringHere are some Spring writing papers to do for Spring Writing Paper...practice writing your sight words, word wallet words, or a simple sentence, "In the Spring I like to __ " and they can complete the sentence. I added a fun song to play, Spring Is Here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DobrRgD5aOU 
    Here is a fun scavenger hunt to use on a walk or outside in your yard on a nice day Spring Hunt https://www.jacksonsd.org/cms/lib/NJ01912744/Centricity/Domain/1517/SpringScavengerHunt.pdf , 1st Day of Spring Coloring Sheets  https://coloringpagebase.com/collection/first-day-of-spring-coloring-page/, I added some Spring Word Searches too:) https://www.reallifeathome.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/April_Word_Search_Fixed.pd

      

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     Remote Learing Letter

    I posted this on my remind, but some were unable to see it.

     Hello Everyone!

    We are 3 days in and I just wanted to reach out everyone to see how you’re doing and if you had any questions about the Remote Learning Program. I will try to help you all I can. If I do not have an answer, I will try to find one out for you.

     I know it can seem overwhelming, but here are a few helpful tips...

    Try to keep a daily schedule each day.  At the Kindergarten level, there is nothing to turn in daily via Google Classroom, YET!  This may change depending on what happens over the next week or so!  Please send a quick message about what your child is doing at home or email me a picture of a fun activity your child is doing. I have a fun surprise I will give you at the end of the school year and would like to include the pictures you send me. Please check my classpage daily for suggestions and fun activities.

     

    Here are a few tips to hopefully help keep your child on track!!

    1. Make sure your child reads a little (or listens to a story or 2 whether someone reads it to him/her, or you listen to a story on-line...there are PLENTY of fun stories on youtube now!).
    2. Review the sight words each day.  Use the sight word pages I just recently sent home for ideas on how to make it fun!  You can also have your child write them out 3x each, write them in rainbow letters, and write each word in a sentence as we do each week in school.  
    3. If you have access to my classpage, look for the Fundations Phonics link and try to do 2 pages a day.  If you cannot print it, NO WORRIES.... just write it out or talk about the answers as you both look on the screen.  Just keep track of what pages you do for yourself. 
    4. For math...just practice counting something new each day (it can be their collection of a specific toy, items in your house or even their handful of snack choices for the day).  There are also quite a few Fast Fact practice pages on the Remote Learning pages. You can print them out, or again, just hand write those problems on a page and let your child complete them.  
    5. For Science, Social Studies and Health...you can use what is on the Remote Learning Plans...OR learn about something new each day.  Google a new topic each day to learn about...this could be fun for the whole family! 
    6. Play a game together each day. This helps your child with taking turns and working together cooperatively! (and don't always let them win...they do need to learn to play games and that sometimes someone else does win!)
    7. Make sure that you ALL get some sort of exercise in.  There are fun GoNoodle dance breaks on my classpage via the GoNoodle link, there are also yoga activities to do with your child, go outside and play, go for a walk....just be sure to get that energy out!!  It will be good for all of you!!

     

     I have a few questions for you...

     

    1. Are you receiving my Remind Texts?
    2. Can you log onto my class page on the school website?
    3. Do you have a folder to keep all of the work that your son/daughter complete at home so that you can turn it in when we return? (That could even be their regular school homework folder!) The homework completed will also used as their attendance 
    4. Do you have an idea that we can share with the rest of our class that is fun and working for you??  Please share away!!!

     

    Please tell your child that I miss them very much and I hope that they are being good at home.  I hope that you are able to send me some sort of picture of so that I can see their cute face!

     

    Remote Learning Information
     
    During the school closing, I will use this top section of my classpage for any updates and some ideas for you to do at home with your children.  The district will be posting work for up to 10 days (if needed).  They will have a daily schedule to follow.  If you CANNOT print out the materials/worksheets...NO WORRIES!  Feel free to use any paper you have at home and your child can complete it on that.  It may be a good idea to get them a cheap dollar store notebook and folder to store these daily activities in. 
     
        It is suggested to try to do atleast 2 hours of work with your child each day.  While this may seem like a lot....it can be done in a fun & creative way!  We are hoping that 15-20 minutes of that time will be spent on independent reading.  Also, if you play any kind of board games with letters, words, numbers or counting skills....that would be an awesome way to incorporate daily practice!  Try to keep to a daily schedule.  And don't forget to allow time for some physical activity!  I have include this Movement Mat if you need any ideas!

    https://www.jacksonsd.org/cms/lib/NJ01912744/Centricity/Domain/1517/MovementMatFREEBIEDOWNLOAD.pdf

    *you can print this out and have your child try to complete a few activities each day. 
     
    Many companies are offering free access to parents during this time.  I will try to add a few here for you to look into. 
     
    Scholastic has come up with a great program to incorporate some reading and with activities
    as a follow up for the Kindergarten level.  They have both fiction & non-fiction stories available!!
     
    Click the link:
     
     
              Free Learning Websites:
     
     
    Free Learning Websites
     
    websites
     
     
    Scholastic Let's Find Out Magazine
    *click on the link below, then click on "I am a student" and use my generic password of "drinktoy7802" to access the March Magazines or any past issues!  Try not to go ahead and do April yet...
     
     
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    Stories On Line:
    Please see the link below.
     
     
    *Fundations & Sight Words*
    Please review all sight words taught to date 
     
    Practice our letters & sounds
     
    Practice digraphs: th, sh, ch, wh
    *click here for a fun video on these digraph sounds Digraph Video
     
    Review Blends (see the blends chart that I sent home in their reading bag last week)
    *click here for a fun video on blends Blends Video
     
    Review CVC tapping and blending
    *(c-o-p=cop,  n-e-t=net)
     
    Rhyming Practice is always good too!
     
     
     
     

     

    If you are a facebook user, the Cape May Zoo is doing a Virtual Tour at 11:30 each day.

    Cape May County Zoo fb Page

    Cape County Zoo Virtual Zoo School

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    Betty White Reading Harry the Dirty Dog! (Who doesn't love betty White?!?!)

    Harry the Dirty Dog Read Aloud

     

    *Fundations & Sight Words*
    Fundations Packet-if able to print, do only 2 pages a day. If you CANNOT print it, just write it down on paper and let your child complete the page. They can draw the picture if needed to go with the word, etc. 
     
    Many companies are offering free access to parents during this time.  I will try to add a few here for you to look into. 
     
    The following link is provided by Audible (Amazon’s audiobook service). They are providing free audio story books while the world is dealing with the pandemic. This may be useful to our teachers and parents to help occupy time or to incorporate lessons. 
     
     

    Epic Online is offering free use due to remote learning...great site for reading, videos, etc. Online Digital Reading Library

     
    Log in with your class code:
    jwt1706
    Select their name and they’re in!
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    Enter the Class Code:XP8MU4
    Enter your child's name
     
     
     
     
    The children love to read books on Reading A-Z.  They are offering free acounts for students.
     
     
    Learning A-Z
     
     

     

     

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    How Can You Help At Home: please review all sight words taught to date
     
    Review letters and sounds (Fundations)
     
    Our Sight Words for the next 2 weeks (week of March 16 & March 23rd): got, of, went, us, out, put
    Our Word Wallet Words: one, two, what, name, three, four, who, down.....the next 2 week word wallet words are: five, six, where, big, seven, eight, when, then
     
    Practice digraphs: th, sh, ch, wh
    Review Blends & CVC tapping and blending
     
    Practice How To Writing- include transition words; first, next, then, after, last (finally)
     
    Practice Fast Facts, Counting & Writing Numbers 1-20
     
    During review at home, see if your child can think of 3-5 words that begin with that letter.  
    Have him/her look for things around your house that begin with the letters you are practicing.
    Identify the beginning letter of family members or family friends names.
    Have your child help with shopping and helping to write the shopping list.
    Use the Parent Information page that we send home each week.  Included with the Parent Information page, will be the letter pages.  Please use these pages to review with your child at home.  They can trace the letter with their finger, starting at the top and going down. As they finish tracing the letter, they can practice saying the letter name, the keyword picture and then the sound.  For example, Tt, top, /t/.   They can then color the picture.
    ***SAVE THESE PAGES TO MAKE A BOOK AT HOME AT THE END OF OUR INTRODUCTION UNIT***
     
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    Please visit the Class Page of our Librarian
    Ms. Palme for many fun free resources and activities.
     
     

     

     

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    Important Security Information

    LET ‘S WORK TOGETHER:

     

          Student Safety is always paramount at Switlik School. We are asking for help in allowing our staff to focus on our shared goal of keeping our children safe and focused on learning. We appreciate your continued support and collaboration with us in ensuring that all students are safe.

    ENTRANCE PROCEDURES: Valid Photo Identification is required each time you visit the school. We ask that you wait 20 minutes after student arrival to approach the building to be signed in for your visit. (Exceptions are made for scheduled appointments approved by your child’s principal/teacher/counselor. 

    • All visitors will notify the receptionist using the buzzer by the visitor doors.
    • At the buzzer, all visitors are required to present their valid photo identification to the camera, state the purpose of their visit and/or specify with whom they have the appointment or which student they are picking up.
    • At the second set of doors, buzz again for access to reception.
    • This includes drop off and pick up for morning and aftercare

     

    Please do not hold the door open for others behind you​. We realize this feels awkward and against the rules of good manners, but it’s important that each visitor be acknowledged individually through the buzzer system.

    • If the appointment and/or purpose is verified, the visitor will be buzzed in and must present themselves to the receptionists immediately upon entry.
    • The visitor’s ID will be held until the visitor leaves the building and the visitor will receive a guest badge. This procedure helps us to know that the visitor has departed by ensuring they leave the same way they arrived. 
    • Please limit “dropped off” items to only those items your child truly needs during the school day (e.g. necessary clothing changes, important schoolwork or lunch/items that are required for that day).  Using the buzzer by the visiting door, inform the receptionists these items are on the cart outside the visitor door.

     

    ARRIVAL PROCEDURES:  Please be advised at no time should any vehicle be entering or exiting through our bus ramp during arrival or dismissal times. Please review and adhere to the following:

    Arrival Time: 8:50-9:05 a.m.  We will not have staff on duty before this time.

     

    • No child should be left off at the school without a staff member in attendance.

     

    • Morning arrival for children is located at the back of the building (gym vestibule entrance).
    • Parents who choose the “Kiss and Drop” loop should adhere to the following safety procedures:
      • Pull up to the gym vestibule entrance doors to drop off your child.
      • Parents are to remain in their vehicles at all times.
      • Students must exit from the passenger side door.
      • Parents will not be permitted to enter the building during drop off arrival time.
      • Do not pass other vehicles while children are exiting from vehicle, this can create a dangerous situation.
      • Stay in the right lane along the curb, pull up to the red line:

    After 9:05 a.m., the start of the school day, parents dropping off their children must park in the main parking lot and escort them inside to the main office receptionist desk in order to sign them in.  At this time, children are considered late. Valid Photo Identification is required each time you visit the school. 

    No child is to be dropped off at the main entrance without a parent/ guardian signing them in.

    Parent Pick Up:

    • Doors at the back of the building (gym vestibule entrance) for parent pick up will open at 3:05 p.m.
    • Present your valid photo identification to the receptionists prior to signing your child out.
    • Follow instructions of receptionists as to where to stand while waiting for your child to arrive.
    • Please do not park in the bus lane during this time.

    Child Care:

    • Parents wishing to pick their students up from childcare may begin to do so at 3:15 p.m.  We ask that parents wait until dismissal is complete before signing out childcare students.

    EARLY DISMISSAL: will conclude at 2:45 p.m.  Any parent who wishes to sign out their child after 2:45 p.m. will wait until dismissal at 3:10 p.m. Please refer to the Switlik School Handbook.

    If you will be picking your child up early, we prefer you notify the school as early in advance as you can, but at least by the morning of pick up. This can be done through a note sent in with the child, or an email to the teacher and principal. In the event of a true emergency, please contact the school reception desk by phone (732) 833-4650 extension 4135, prior to arrival if possible. We realize there are often instances where early pick-up is necessary (medical or other appointments), but we respectfully ask that you limit early sign-outs to only times when they  are necessary.

     
      
    Welcome

    Welcome To Kindergarten

    Welcome to the wonderful world of Kindergarten!!  My name is Alisha Robinson and I have the pleasure of being your child's teacher this year.  Get ready as we embark on a fun filled adventure full of learning and new experiences. I am looking forward to getting to know both you and your child.  Please feel free to email me with any questions or concerns that you may have this year.  You can either email me at arrobinson@jacksonsd.org or leave a message for me at the main office.

    Your child will need a back pack that will hold a 9 x 12 folder.   Please make sure your child's name is on everything that comes to school.  Also, it will be very helpful if you have crayons, pencils, scissors and glue at home for homework activities/class projects.  We will also have these items at school, so there is no need send in these items. 
     

    Please  remember to send in lunch and or lunch money each day.  We will be eating in the lunchroom everyday and they do have the option to purchase a lunch or a milk if needed.  Lunch is only 30 minutes, so please keep that in mind when packing your child's lunch.  We do not have the means to heat up any items.  All food items should be ready to eat.  During the first few weeks, there will be extra hands in the cafeteria to assist the children with opening up their food/drink containers.  It would be beneficial  to have your child start to practice opening and closing their own containers.  We will eat lunch daily from 11:30-12:05 (lunch period). Please be sure to have your child memorize their student ID number, which will be used for the Computerized Payment System when purchasing any school lunch food/drink item.  Their student ID number will be listed on the portal.   

     We will also have a small snack in the afternoon daily and I will be asking parents for snack donations.  Snack items needed will be pretzels, Goldfish, boxes of dry cereal, Teddy Grahams, or  Animal crackers.  ***If your child has a food allergy, please contact me via email (arrobinson@jacksonsd.org) or have a note ready for me for orientation day. We plan on having a snack the first day, but need to know about any food allergies BEFORE we can give any student a snack.  Please feel free to send in a bottle/thermos of water (no juice please) for your child to drink while they are in the classroom. Please make sure you write your child's name on their bottles. 

    While the weather is nice we will be going outside to the playground. Please have your child wear sneakers. For safety reasons they will not be allowed on the playground equipment without them. Also, please have your child wear sneakers on gym day. In order for your child to participate in gym class  they must wear sneakers too.  

    We are always in need of hand wipes and table wipes. Please feel free to send them in with your child. Thank you so much for all your donations of snacks and supplies to our classroom. Your generosity is truly appreciated!!

     

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    Kindergarten Dismissal Routine Change

    If there is ever a change in your child's normal dismissal routine PLEASE WRITE ME A NOTE OR CALL THE SCHOOL INSTEAD OF E-MAILING ME. When I receive your notes I like to put them on my Dismissal Clipboard and if you call the school the office will let me know, so I can line up your children and dismiss them accordingly.

     

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    Lunch/ Snack

    Please  remember to send in lunch and or lunch money each day.  We will be eating in the lunchroom everyday and your children will have the option to purchase a lunch or a milk if needed.  Lunch is only 30 minutes, so please keep that in mind when packing your child's lunch.  We do not have the means to heat up any items.  All food items should be ready to eat.  During the first few weeks, there will be extra hands in the cafeteria to assist the children with opening up their food/drink containers.  It would be beneficial for you to have your child start to practice opening and closing their own containers.  We will eat lunch daily from 11:30 (2nd lunch period). Here is the link to the Food Service information on the district website with all the information about the Computerized Payment System, the monthly menus and Nutritional Information.  Please check it out and bookmark it for future reference.  https://www.jacksonsd.org/site_res_view_template.aspx?id=46f44894-a426-47e5-a63a-c2f651b4b184

      Your child will receive a card to swipe if they are buying lunch. This will help speed up the process when paying for their lunch. It is still important to have your child memorize their student ID number. They will need to use it throughout their educational career while they are a student in our District. Their student ID number will be listed on the portal.  

    We will also have a small snack daily in the afternoon and I will be asking parents for snack donations.  Snack items needed can be pretzels, Goldfish, boxes of dry cereal, Teddy Grahams, or Animal crackers. Please do not send in anything sticky. Remember we are a Nut Free Room. Make sure there are no nuts in the snacks. ***If your child has a food allergy, please contact me via email (arrobinson@jacksonsd.org) or have your child bring in a note. If your child has a food allergy please send in a "safe" snack for them to eat.  

     

    Wish List

    Wish List Items

     Brown Lunch Bags

    Michaels Gift Cards

    Target Gift Cards

     large white paper plates

    napkins

    Snack Items:

    (please nothing with coconut or nuts)

    cookies (your child's favorite)

    chips

    pretzels

    Cheerios

    Goldfish

    zip lock bags (large)

    zip lock bags (small)

    Seasonal stickers for our Class Project

    kid friendly board or card games(example: Hi Ho Cherrio, apples to apples,candyland)

    play dough

     

     

     Specials

    Our Specials

    Monday: Computers

    Tuesday: Library

    Wednesday: Art

    Thursday: Gym

    Friday: Music

    *Please make sure your child wears their sneakers to Gym or they may not be able to participate.

     

     

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    We Are An Allergy Free Classroom

    Please note that some of our students suffer from the following allergies: nuts or coconut. Please make sure you read the lables and do not send any products containing these items to our classroom during classroom celebrations or as a snack. We are asking your assistance in providing  a safe learning environment for the other students in our class.  Thank you for your cooperation.”

     

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    Remind APP Sign Up 

    To receive informational texts on school and classwide events and activities please visit the remind link and follow the promts.

     https://www.remind.com/join/ech27b

     

     

     In the upcoming months our focus will now begin to shift to include the following Phonemic awareness skills:
    Blending, segmenting, and manipulation of sounds
    Blending and reading three-sound short vowel words
    Story prediction
    Alphabetical Order
    Upper-case letter formation
    Sample Words: map, sad, rat  
     
     

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    Letter of the Week
     
    During the week we will continue our new phonics program, Fundations, and review the letters and sounds that have been taught. 
     
    Letter's We've Worked On: t,b,f,n,m,i,u,c,o,a,g,d,s,e,r,p,j,l,h,k,v,w,z,q
     
    In the upcoming months our focus will now begin to shift to include the following Phonemic awareness skills:
    Blending, segmenting, and manipulation of sounds
    Blending and reading three-sound short vowel words:
    We have practiced ssstretching out the sounds we have learned to make words. Such as: ccc-aaa-t =cat
    mmm-aaa-p=map
    Story prediction
    Alphabetical Order
    Please make sure you read and practice the skills that are sent home with each new Fundations Unit.
     
    How Can You Help At Home:
     

    Practice the letters and their sounds daily.

    During review at home, see if your child can think of 3-5 words that begin with that letter.  

     

    Have him/her look for things around your house that begin with the letters you are practicing.

     

    Identify the beginning letter of family members or family friends names.

     

    Have your child help with shopping and helping to write the shopping list.

     
    Use the Parent Information page that we send home each week.  Included with the Parent Information page, will be the letter pages.  Please use these pages to review with your child at home.  They can trace the letter with their finger, starting at the top and going down. As they finish tracing the letter, they can practice saying the letter name, the keyword picture and then the sound.  For example, Tt, top, /t/.   They can then color the picture.
     
    ***SAVE THESE PAGES TO MAKE A BOOK AT HOME AT THE END OF OUR INTRODUCTION UNIT***
     
     
     
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    Sight words are words that your child will see in their leveled reading books. Each week, we will send home flash cards of the words for that week.   Please keep these in a safe place and review them daily. 
     
     
    Our Sight Words This Week are: 
        got, of, went , us, out, put
    We have practiced: I, can, to, like,a,am,the,go,my, see,is,this,me,we,he,it, you,and,at,or,in,so,no,do,up,look,she,yes, not,come,this, here,play,if,will,sit,did,his,him,with,have,little boy,that,girl, how, read, your, for eat,are,was,love
     
    Word Wallet Wednesday Words
    Each Wednesday, starting on March, we will send home 4 new sight words to help our Super Readers advance to the next reading level. 
    Week 1-March 4th: one, two, what, name
    Week 2-March 11th: three, four, who, down
    Week 3-March 18th: five, six, where, big
    Week 4-March 25th: seven, eight, when, then
    Week 5-April 1st: nine, ten, why,can't
    Week 6-April 8th: 
    Week 7-April 22nd:

     
    Please study these words EVERY night.

     

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    Color of the Week: 
     
    Each week we will focus on a new color and color word.  During the week, we will do a few fun activities with that color.  One of our activities will be to make a color poster.  We will ask the students to bring in a picture. It can come from a magazine, printed sheet, or a hand drawn picture of things with that color. It could also be an small object that can be glued on to our poster. Any picture/object will do, but keep in mind, they will not be returned.  we will also designate a day to dress in that color.
    Our next color will be: 
     
    Wear the color Black and White on  Wednesday.
    We will send home color word cards for you to review with your child.  Please review these at home.  Many of the children feel very successful when they can read the color words so quickly in the year. 
     
    Color Words We Have Worked On:
    red, yellow, green,purple,blue,brown, orange, black,white,pink,gray
     
     
    (Please continue to review these words every night. Recognition of the words will help your child with their reading.)

     

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    Math

      We will continue to use the Envision Math series this year. Please remember to read the directions on the bottom of the homework assignments.  This week we will continue working on Unit 8 and begin Unit 9. Please try to have your child complete the online assessment each unit in preparation for our Unit assessment.

    Directions to log into Pearson Envision Math 

    Sign into your childs Google e-mail account.

    Username is their student id# @jacksonsd.org

    Password is initials and student id# (For example, Alisha Robinson would be ar123456)

    If you don't know their student id# - please feel free to e-mail me or Mr. Autenrieth

    arrobinson@jacksonsd.org / rpautenrieth@jacksonsd.org

     

    Math Game Center:

    Here you can play math games that go with our Math Topics or give your child a challenge in Math.

     https://media.pk12ls.com/curriculum/math/gamecenter/en_US/enV2-grade-1.html

    Readers Workshop
    In class during our readers workshop time, we are learning how to be a Reader. 
    We are learning that there are 3 ways to read a book...
    1. Look at the pictures
    2. Look at the words
    3.  Retell the story
     read
     

    It is highly encouraged that you read at home with your child.

    Check out this chart to see how reading for an extra 20 minutes a day with your child will benefit him/her in school!  
    Reading at home
     
    Please make daily reading an important part of your day!
    "Readers are made on the laps of their parents!"

     

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    Writers Workshop
     
    Writer's Workshop is a designated time each day where students become “authors”.
     
    After each mini-lesson students will have independent writing time where they will choose their own topic for their writing and have an opportunity to practice skills and strategies taught in the mini lesson. By giving the students choices in their topics, the writing becomes authentic, engaging, and meaningful. During this independent writing time the teacher will be meet with individuals or small groups to conference and encourage their growth as authors.
     
    Students will learn to write, revise, edit, and publish stories throughout the school year. They will also begin to assess their own writing and learn to implement the characteristics of quality writing into their own work.
     
    In the spring, we will showcase students’ writing during our “Switlik Author Night”. Students will have opportunities to share some of their published stories with their parents and celebrate their accomplishments.
     
    So encourage writing at home....drawing a picture and then labeling it.  And if they can....write a simple sentence to go with it!
     
    Or writing can be as simple as writing a list or making a card for someone!  
     
    And for those that need to copy words that they see at home....that is GREAT Practice too!!!
     
     
    I love seeing the love notes your children bring me as well as the extra practice on the back of some of the homeworks. ....If your child is not doing this already  try it a few times a week.  You will see how quickly they will get better with practice (an one-on-one help!)

     

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    • Keep the Reading Challenge log in the homework folder. I will still be checking them on Fridays/ Mondays, depending on when the month ends.  You will write down how many books you read, BUT REMEMBER, the QUANTITY of books is not important, it is the QUALITY of time that you spend together reading together!  You can parctice the letters and letter sounds, as well as our sight words during this time too!    

     

     

     

     

     

  • Day 3: Wednesday, March 18th:  Today is Art Day for the Virtual Spirit Day, so let them create ART today!  Use up some recyclable materials from home. And, if needed each day, the author/illustrator Mo Willems is doing a lunchtime doodle on you tube each day at 1pm.   (his 1st 2 days can be found on you tube if you would like to check it out).   Please be sure to practice your sight words daily and read a few books.  Practice some writing with a pencil....it could be your letters, copying your sight words or writing simple sentences....ANYTHING to have the pencil in your hand and practicing our letters!  :)   For math, practice counting today and writing your numbers 0-20.  For fun...count how many doorknobs you have in your house,

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    Spring Picture Day is Friday, April 3rd.

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  • See the source imageUpcoming Math Review/Test

     

    On ________we will review everything we learned in_________ to prepare for our first Math test. That night I will also send home another review sheet to complete to help the children practice what was taught. PLEASE USE THIS HOMEWORK AS A STUDY SHEET. DO NOT RETURN THIS SHEET THE NEXT DAY. The test will be given on _________.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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