Updated March 30, 2020My email is firstname.lastname@example.orgRemote Learning InformationImportant: 3/30: The updated Remote Learning Plans for the Switlik Kindergarten students will be posted here here by 8am. They will also be on my new Google Classroom.Parents...please be 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".3/20- If you have not already done so, please make sure you have logged into your child's gmail account and accepted the invite to our google classroom. *Click to access it from here. This is different than this class page. See the log in information below. You only need to continue onto the math easybridge part if you are looking to see the math book. I would like to get everyone in and signed up so that we can use it starting next week. And there is a way for the kids (with adult help and supervision) to upload their work and to say "Hi" to their friends!Parents, I want to leave this message for you here....
Right now, don't worry about your child regressing in school. Every single kid in the USA is in this boat and they will all be OK! When we get back to the classroom, we will meet them where they are and go from there. At the end of all of this, your child's mental health will be more important than their academic skills. And how they felt at this time will stay with them long after the memory of these weeks is long gone. So, keep that in mind every single day! ♥Click on the link above and tell us what your favorite game is!*This is something new...let me know if you CANNOT access the document. If you cannot access the document, you can text me via REMIND or email me your answer and I will fill it in and share it out.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.*At this time, nothing has to be uploaded to me to check...just save it in a folder, date it and return it all when we get back!And don't forget as I stated on my Remind message, send me a few pics during the week of your child doing their work. I will make a Remote Learning page in their memory books, but I NEED your pictures!!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!If you choose, start each day with the pledge (print a flag if you do not have one in your house, or have your child draw one to use while doing Remote Learning). Then talk about the calendar...Today is __, Yesterday was ___, Tomorrow will be___. We usually sing a little song about March.It is March. It is March.Windy Days, Kites at Play.Leprechauns and Shamrocks, Leprechauns and Shamrocks.Spring is here! Spring is here!Then we go start our Morning Meeting time, read our Morning Message and do our Morning Greeting!Then you will continue with the days lessons.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!click here....Movement Mat Ideas*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 here....Scholastic Learn at HomeClick here for some fun Stay at Home ActivitiesFree Learning WebsitesScholastic Let's Find Out Magazine*click on the link below, then click on "I am a student" and use my generic password of "bigbump5106" to access the March Magazines or any past issues! Try not to go ahead and do April yet...And be sure to check out the Switlik Elementary Launch Pad at the bottom of the Switlik Home Page. (It has a rocket in the box). During our WIN time this week, I showed the kids a Typing Game that they can play (Click on the "Fun to Type" box and then scroll down to find "Type-a-Balloon"). This is a good game to get the kids to learn where the keys are on a keyboard! Our Technology teachers have lots of GREAT games on that Launch Pad....be sure to check some of them out!!PTN Virtual Spirit Days!A message from GoNoodle...
Parents, Guardians & Caregivers
GoNoodle is awesome fun for the whole family! We love it when everyone does our dances, sings our songs, and plays GoNoodle together. It’s a daily ritual in most elementary schools across the U.S. (and many around the world) and we think it’s a super fun thing you can do with your little ones every day too! Plus, we have another app called “GoNoodle Games” that is an awesome way to get your kids moving in front of the screen. Sign up for our emails and in the days and weeks ahead, we will send you weekly fresh, fun ideas for you and your kids well-beyond GoNoodle. Sign up to get these on the Good Energy page.
Epic! Online Digital Reading Library
I just added our class to this GREAT reading resource!
To log on....
1. Go to https://www.getepic.com/
2. Log in with our class code gap9823
3. Find your child's name and begin!!
If you are a facebook user, the Cape May Zoo is doing a Virtual Tour at 11:30 each day.
Betty White Reading Harry the Dirty Dog! (Who doesn't love betty White?!?!)How Can You Help Your Child At Home*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.Please review all sight words taught to datePractice our letters & sounds-if your child has access to a dry erase board, let them practice writing their letters and words on that!!*Click here for the Fundations Letter/sound/keyword reviewPractice digraphs: th, sh, ch, wh*click here for a fun video on these digraph sounds Digraph VideoReview Blends (see the blends chart that I sent home in their reading bag last week)*click here for a fun video on blends Blends VideoReview CVC tapping and blending*(c-o-p=cop, n-e-t=net)Rhyming Practice is always good too!*I have the current and upcoming sight words listed below in my Sight Word Section, as well as, the Word Wallet Words**For the Sight Words & Word Wallet Words, the kids can write them 3x each NEATLY in lowercase letters, do rainbow words (write them in yellow 1st, then trace them with 3-4 of their favorite colors) and then use each word in a sentence.*Writer's Workshop*Practice How To Writing- include transition words; first, next, then, after, last (finally)...they may try include an introduction and ending if they would like*Be sure that your child goes back and rereads their writing. This is where we learn to find our mistakes and begin the editting process.**They can also draw and color a picture and label it with 3-5 label words and then write 1-3 sentences about it like a mini story.*Math*Practice Fast Facts (see the letter that was sent home on Friday)*Additional Fast Fact practice pages will be in the remote learning program.Practice Counting & Writing Numbers 1-20*For enrichment, try to count & write numbers to 100.**Some kids do need the practice with our most recent teen numbers! So please practice identifyng those teens and practice writing them neatly.*Reader's Workshop*Read books from their reader bag and fill out their March reading logBe sure to read both fiction/non-fiction stories.Also, be sure to read aloud to your child. They need to hear stories being read to them. You will also need to stop and ask questions along the way.-If it is a Fiction Story, your child should be able to tell about the characters, setting, main events and can retell the story (what happened first, next, then, last/at the end.)-If it is a Non-fiction story, they should be able to give 2- 3 facts about the topic they are reading about.*General Notes*If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me or text me via Remind!Be sure to incorporate our special areas into your daily practice!Monday-Technology-teach your child how to log on to the academic websites above (don't type it for them-teach them how to do it).Tuesday-ArtLet your child be creative and creat something! Get out the paints or look up how to draw something! And let your child use scissors...they can draw shapes or pictures and practice cutting on the line.*I have included a download for you to have fun with. It's a Directed Draw on how to draw a leprechaun! If you do have your child draw the leprechaun, take a picture of it and send it to me! I would LOVE to see them!And Ms. Martinez has lots of links on her page for art projects that you can do at home!Wednesday-Library*Check out Ms. Palme's classpage for info on how to access the ebooks from our library and to see all the links she has!Thursday-GymGet in some extra physical activity today!Jump rope, do jumping jacks, jog around the yard a few times, or go for a longer walk!Mr. Hamdi has lots of good ideas for gym activities to do at home on his teacher page.Friday-MusicListen to some music today....sing & dance!Play musical instruments if you have them at home!***********************************************************************************As we are finishing up the winter season, we are working hard in Readers & Writers Workshop, our Fundation Phonics Program and our Math program! We also have pumped up our Sight Word program and have started "Word Wallet Wednesdays"! Be sure to practice these "extra" words! These words will help some of our readers bump up to the next reading level with their reading accuracy! PLEASE be sure to practice those words at home. We still have quite a few children that are still working on mastering the 1st set of 25 words...and they may have troube advancing to the next reading level if they do not truly master these words. Remember that our sight words are not meant to be sounded out...many of them are considered "tricky words" and cannot be sounded out to the normal letter-sound rules. Please refer to the packet I just resent home last week on how to practice sight words at home.Thank you again to Mrs. Graves for the Dr. Seuss themed snack and activity packs she picked up for all the kids!!Important Notes for this Week:-Please continue to label everything that comes in, including water bottles. **And sweatshirts/jackets as the weather will start to get cooler! This can be as easy as pinning a ribbon or piece of fabric inside the clothing, so you DO NOT have to write on it.-If your child is buying snack, please put a note in their lunch box. Some of the kids want to buy a snack, BUT we are not sure if they have money on their account. If they are buying and there is no money on their acct, you can send in a $1 with the note.*The Bubbakoos Reading program will continue in March. I will send home a new post card this week. Once you read 5 books and fill in the postcard, return it to me to sign and ATTACH the Free Kids Meal Card. Both cards must be turned in to receive the free meal.The PTN is still collecting Box Tops, so please send them in, OR you can log on the Box Top website and scan your receipt to give Switlik the credit!EXCITING NEWS!!!!! Our class is going to publish a book and you will have the oppurtunity to purchase a copy! More info will go home soon about ordering! The kids are so excited! We have been working hard during our writer's workshop, so the kids will then apply what they have been learning onto their own page in the book!As of now, our goal is to have the book done by the end of February and then send it in for publication. The book will be returned to us about a month later and we will HOPEFULLY have it ready for the Young Author's Night in early April or by our Spring Party!!***Update....our book is at the publishing company! Cross your finges that it makes it back to us by our Spring Party on Tues April 7th! If it arrives before that date, I plan on having the children read their pages at our party!! If it arrives after that date, I will set up another day for our presentation.Upcoming Dates:Thursday, April 2nd-Young Author's Open House 6:00-8:00Friday, April 3rd-Spring PortraitsMonday, April 6th-Trip to the Aquarium (PTN funded)Tuesday, April 7th-Spring PartyWednesday, April 8th-(Shortened Day) and School Spirit Day-Dress to Impress!Spring Break- Thursday, April 9-April 19th
Feel free to email me with any questions or concerns...but please be aware that it may take me a few days to respond. During the school year, a hand delivered note will be needed if your concern needs immediate attention (for ex. a change in bus/pick up dismissal for that day).My email is email@example.comClassmom info:Feel free to reach out to our classmoms with any questions.Mrs. Krystal Graves at firstname.lastname@example.org Mrs. Melissa Herbstman at Melissa.email@example.comLiteracyWe will start the year with a program called Fundations. Fundations will introduce the children to 2-3 letters a week. We will work on identifying each letter, the letter sound and printing the letter correctly. Each week we will send home a parent note to let you know what the focus is for the week and how you can help our child at home.Unit 1This week our letters will be:Letters introduced: t, b, f, n, m, i, u, c, o, a, g, d, s, e, r, p, j, l, h, k, v, w, x, y, q & zWe will begin Unit 2 the week of January 6 and focus on blending sounds together to make words.Unit 3-Continuing with sounding out and blending CVC words, rhyming, syllables and Tricky Sight Words.How Can You Help At Home: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***Each week, we will introduce 2-3 grade level words (sight words). Grade level words are a mixture of sight words and tricky 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.Unit 1 Words:(you should have these words at home)I, can, to, like, a, am, the, go, my, see, is, me, we, he, it, you, and, at, an, on, in, so, no, do & upUnit 2 Words:(Beginning the week of January 6th)This week, our new words will be:The sight words for the next 2 weeks will be: her, be say, as, then, wantUnit 2 words: look, she, yes, play, if, come, here, did, sit, his, him, with, have, love, that, boy, girl, little, said, how, they, are, eat, was, read, for, your, got, of, went, us, out, put*please add our new words to the 1st bag I sent home. Keep this bag at home...it does NOT NEED to come back to school. A good spot to keep them is in their Book Boxes!Word Wallet WednesdaysEach 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, nameWeek 2-March 11th: three, four, who, downWeek 3-March 18th: five, six, where, bigWeek 4-March 25th: seven, eight, when, thenWeek 5-April 1st: nine, ten, why, can'tWeek 6-April 8th: live, lots, there, schoolWeek 7-April 22nd:Readers WorkshopIn 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 pictures2. Look at the words3. Retell the storyUpdated March 2020...when retelling stories, be sure to include information like who are the Characters (Who the Story was about), What wasd the setting (Where and When the story took place) and The Main Events (What happened first, What happened next, Then what happened and what happened at the end).Reading at HomeIt is highly encouraged that you read at home with your child. We will start the week of 9/16 with our new Switlik School Reading Program. Please keep this reading calendar in their homework folder. I will be checking it on Fridays. I am just looking for the parent signature and the title of their favorite book that they read that day.*If you do do extra reading over the weekend, feel free to add those dates and your initials under the current week section on the log. I do love to reward my friends who do extra practice!! :)Check out this chart to see how reading for an extra 20 minutes a day with your child will benefit him/her in school!Please make daily reading an important part of your day!"Readers are made on the laps of their parents!"Again, reading is not meant to be a chore at home....we hope that you make reading part of your daily routine!*11/4: I will be sending home NEW Reading Folders on Monday, November 4th! These folders should stay in the bookbags. I will put their reading log inside the folders. As we progress with our Reader's Workshop program, I will be adding in notes for you (the parents) to help you work with your child and their reading. I will aslo be adding in rhymes and poems that I do the the children.PLEASE KEEP EVERYTHING IN THESE FOLDERS.**11/4: Shortly, we will be sending home reading bags. These folders will THEN be put into the reading bag along with leveled books that the children choose in class. We will be using the bags EVERYDAY, so they do need to stay in the backpacks so we have access to them everyday!!***12/10-please remember to keep everything in the reading folder in the reading bags, including notes to you and the poems we send home for the kids.****3/8/2020-use the Fun March Reading Bingo board and have some fun reading in different places and in different ways!Writers WorkshopWriter'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!!!10/21-Currently our focus is on our Show & Tell items. Can your child draw a picture of one of their favorite items from home? They do not need to add it to a scene or add any background. But can they add in all the detail in the picture and then go back and label all the parts....does it have eyes, ears, legs, feet, fur, a nose, wings, doors, pockets, a dress or pants....there are endless possibliities in labeling. Help your child sound out the words, BUT DO NOT tell them the exact letters. They need to learn to write down what they hear. The english language has so many "rules" that they are NOT expected to know right now. We just want them to write down what they hear....and at times, it may be wrong, but I don't want them to be afraid to try! You can then go back and sound it out again letter by letter and see if they can figure out where they made the mistake and then let them fix it.I love seeing extra practice....use the back of some of our homework pages to try this 1-2 a week. You will see how quickly they will get better with practice (and with one-on-one help!)Week of 12/2-We will begin our Unit on Narrative Writing! We will be writing 3+ page stories and focusing on "small moments" in our lives of things that we have done or places we have gone to!Week of 2/24/20: We will begin our 3rd writing unit on Informational/How To Writing! This is a favorite writing style for the kids each year! They will get to "teach" the reader how to do something, including each step, diagrams and labels. We will have a few of these writings displayed at our Young Author's night in April!3/8/20***Some of our writers are having trouble "telling" their how-to story in steps...many want to tell the steps like a story. So at dinner each night, think of something that you can discuss how to do in steps with your child. Keep it simple and easy, like how to make a sandwich, or how to clean my room, how to set the table, how to play a specific game, how to make a snowman, how to plant a flower, how to ride a bike, how to ride a scooter, etc.Keep the steps to 4 steps if possible, using the transition words, First... Next...Then...Last.Having the children orally practice saying their steps will also help them to be able to focus on writing those steps. Have fun with it...maybe even try it out...and do EXACTLY what they say. This way they can see if they missed an important step! Ask them about our "How to make a Valentine" lesson!! I did what they said...but my valentine did not come out right...but we were able to learn from that mistake and go back and edit our shared writing and added in more detailed steps so that our next Valentine came out PERFECT!Math Envision 2.0This year we are using a program called Envision 2.0You can access the website by following the directions below.***UPDATED LOG IN INFORMATION as of March 17th***
EnVision Math Login Instructions for Students:
Students will use their district Google account credentials to log into Pearson EnVision Math. You will NOT use a username or password to access your Math resources and class assignments.
Please find your login instructions below:
- 1. You MUST FIRST LOG INTO your district Google account (or Gmail)
- a. Your email is studentID@jacksonsd.org
- b. If this is your first time logging into Gmail, your password is welcome#jsd.
- 2. While still in your Gmail, go to the Apps button (waffle).
- 3. Click “More” at the bottom.
- 4. Click the “Easy Bridge” icon and you will be taken directly to Pearson. Just click “Realize” in the lower right and you’re there!
We are currently working on Topic 10-Compose & Decompose Numbers 11 to 19
At the beginning of each topic, we will send home a parent information home page. This will also include copies of our math vocabulary words. You can keep these at home to use for review. After each lesson, we will send home the corresponding homework page to complete at home. These pages are meant to be done with help.
Social Studies & Science
We are working on our Science unit of Forces & Motion. We will end this unit by designing a mini-golf course hole.
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 magazine (they can also be printed or hand drawn) pictures of things with that color. Any picture will do, but keep in mind, they will not be returned. We will also designate a day to dress in that color.
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.
Week of 9/9-Red Week
Week of 9/16-Yellow Week
Week of 9/23-Green Week
Week of 10/3-Purple Week
Week of 10/7-Blue Week
Week of 10/14-Brown Week
Week of 10/21-Orange Week
Week of 10/28-Black & White Week
Week of 11/11-Pink & Gray Week
We have completed our color word unit. Please continue to use the color word flash cards we sent home in September. The children should be able to recognize and read these color words.
Switlik School is proud to be a Bucket Filling School! Each month, 1 student will be chosen for the Class Bucket Filler!
September's Bucket Filler: Delaney Powers
October's Bucket Filler: Michael Falzon
November's Bucket Filler:
December's Bucket Filler:
January's Bucket Fillers:
March's Bucket Filler:
April's Bucket Filler:
May's Bucket Filler:
As for supplies, your child will need a back pack that can hold a 9 x 12 folder.
Please label it and have your child practice opening and closing it on their own. THANK YOU!
I would also like to ask for an old shirt to use as an Art Smock. Please label this and send it in ASAP. They will be stored in the classroom for our "messy" art projects.
As always, tissues and wipes are a "teacher's best friend", so I would gladly accept any donations of tissues or baby wipes. THANK YOU!
During the course of the year, I may ask for specific items that we will share with the class. Please look below for any needed items on my class page.
I would recommend having crayons, pencils, scissors, and glue or/glue sticks at home for homework projects. Please do not send any of those items to school. I have all the supplies that your child will need!
Wish List Items:
*metal coffee cans for an end of year project
Target Dollar Spot Items-this area is a teachers dream and has LOTS of fun things for the kids for the classroom (mini erasers, stickers, dramatic play items)....anything that is kid friendly!
Creation Station Items
-anything the kids can use during indoor recess this winter in the Arts and Crafts area
-any kind of arts and crafts scraps...NOTHING THAT IS BOUGHT!
Some fun items:
toilet paper rolls
paper towel rolls
popsicle sticks/tongue depressors
If you have something at home you think the kids would like to use and you are not sure, just email me to ask! :)
We will eat lunch during the 1st lunch period, 10:55-11:25.
You will need to send in a lunch (ready to eat, we cannot heat up anything), easy to open snacks and a drink.
Your child does have the option to purchase lunch everyday. Please visit the school website for the lunch menu. Your child will be given a lunch code # to memorize to use to purchase their lunch. Please practice this at home to help with the purchasing process in school.
The lunch period is only 30 minutes and many of the K students have a tough time finishing up their lunch and snacks. I suggest that you do not allow your child to buy any additional snacks during the 1st month of school, until they get used to the quick paced lunch time block. Also, limit their snack choices in their lunches to 1 or 2 only. Many children tend to open their snacks first and not eat their sandwich/lunch item.
PLEASE alert us to any allergies that your child has with a note.
The Jackson Food Service Dept has provided each K & 1st grade student with a swipe card to use when purchasing lunch. These cards will be kept at school. We do recommend that you still work with your child to memorize their student ID number.
We will also have snack time in the afternoon. We will ask for the parents to send in bulk size snack choices for the class to share.
Good snack choices include: Goldfish, pretzels, dry cereals, animal crackers, or mini marshmallows.
At times, we will ask for a specific item to be sent in that we can use to go along with a current theme or activity.
*Some of these items may change once I am alerted to allergies!!
Due to food allergies, I kindly ask that ___ snack items be sent in. We want to keep our friends healthy & safe and we truly appreciate your understanding!
Please refer to the following web page for more information on food allergies and safe snacks.
At the current time, we have 20 students in our class.
Your child may bring in a water bottle each day. I recommend that it is labeled!! The students will keep these in a community basket and will have access to them all day. I will make sure they go home each day (to help keep away the germs).
***These can only have water in them.***
Please save the juice for their lunch time only. THANK YOU!
We will have recess everyday (weather permitting) outside on the playground. As per school rules, all children must wear sneakers to climb on the equipment. Thank you for helping us to keep the children safe outside!
Each day, we will go to a different special.
Our schedule is as follows:
Monday-Computers with Mr. Struthers
Tuesday-Art with Ms. Martinez
Wednesday-Library with Ms. Palme
Thursday-Gym with Mrs. Pfluger *sneakers MUST be worn
Friday-Music with Mr. Morgan
A Note from the Librarian-Ms. Palme
You can access the digital ebooks on the school library Destiny page.
Here is the link with the directions (or see her class page for more info).
Report Cards: Please be sure you are ready to access your child’s report card on the district portal website. Report cards will be available on the portal to parents on ____. Also, please remember that if your Portal log-in does not work, please try the “Forgot My Password” link above BEFORE contacting support, as most issues will be resolved through that feature. Please note that the “Forgot Password” link will work only with parents who have an e-mail as their login ID. For questions or problems with your login ID’s or password (or if you do not have them), please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name and phone number, as well as your child’s name, school, grade, student ID number and the problem you are experiencing and we will respond to you as quickly as possible.
I would like to help you all keep up with ALL the activities that we do in class. Join my Remind group on your phone and/or email. I will post reminders about upcoming activities and events! It is easy to do and FREE to join! Follow the ink below and sign up today!
Ms. Temple's Class 2019-2020
*Please continue to read the calendar section. That section will keep you updated with our activities and events.
Please consider joining our amazing PTN! Send in your family membership envelopes! Every dollar raised by the PTN, goes right back to your students!
We can already thank them for our new Switlik folders, the classroom care packages (tissues, wipes, cleaning wipes, & sidewalk chalk), our gift card for our memory book photos!
*The PTN class page is up and running! You can also follow them on facebook!
They also collect Box Tops. Please send them in. Each month the class that collects the most, gets a munchkin party!
Consider attending the monthly meetings and joining a committee! It is a GREAT way to get involved in our school!
Their next meeting is:
Let's work together to make this a great year for your child!
Day 7 & 8, Mon & Tues March 24-25th: Please be sure to log on to the new Google Classroom!!
Day 6: Monday, March 23rd: Today is Super Hero Day for School Spirit Day! So wear your Super Hero outfits today and then write (or draw) a Thank You note to all the essentail employees that are still out working during this time! Also, please be sure to sign up for my google classroom. I have put lots of great info there for this week! Click here if you need help signing onto Google Classroom. Google Glassroom Directions
Day 5 Friday, March 20th: Good morning! It's Fri-Yay! And it is Switlik School Spirit Day! Send me those pics of the kids dressed in red & black or in their Switlik attire! Today, have a little fun and talk about the 4 seasons and our new season of spring! Here is a Science video on Spring on Discovery Ed. Spring Video *You can access the videos on Discovery Ed as long as you are logged into your child's gmail account. Those directions are on the Switlik Home Screen on the slides up at the top. After the video, here is a fun song to start off the day Seasons Song. Talk about things that wil happen in the spring and they can draw & color a picture of a spring picture and label it with 2-3 picture labels. For Fundations, have your child sound out & tap with their fingers these 10 words and decide if it is a real word or a nonsense word. Use these words: cot, mix, jup, rib, sab, yib, pal, muv, gub, nut. For Math, just complete the Math activity #5 on the Remote Learning page and let them have fun with it and sorting and graphing different items from the house. For reading, I LOVE seeing all the pictures with the kids with a real book in their hands!! If you are running short on books, try to log onto the Epic app I put on my classpage. There are leveled books on that website. Remember to date anything that they do and put it into the folder for me to see when we return! And try to see if you can log onto my Google Classroom. I would love to try to get thay going by next week. The kids will need to log into their google accounts for that (see note above about the directions being on the Switlik Homepage). Have a GREAT WEEKEND!!!
Day 4: Thursday, March 19th: Happy 1st day of Spring! Here are a few spring story links for you to watch at home. When Spring Comes , The Thing about Spring and How do you know it's Spring? And if you have any extra tp tubes, make a pair of binoculars just like how we made the Winter Weather Watchers for winter. Take them outside and look for signs of spring! I have attached some Spring writing papers to do for fun writing today! Spring Writing Paper The kids can practice writing their sight words on the paper, or they also like to use the Acrostic style paper and search for words that begin each letter in the word spring. They can also write a simple sentence, "In the spring, I like to ___" and they can complete the sentence. Here is a fun song to play today, Spring is Here. Here is a fun spring scavenger hunt to use when the weather is nice and you want to go out for a walk (or just for time outside in your yard). Spring Scavenger Hunt 1st day of spring coloring sheets *The Scholastic sight I posted on my page also has 2 spring stories with activities to do.
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,
Day 2: Tuesday, March 17th: Happy St. Patrick's Day! Wear green today for spirit day and send me a picture of your cute little leprechauns for our March page in our Memory Books! Have your kids design and draw out a leprechaun trap and label it, or they can write a How-to on how to catch a leprechaun! I have a Directed Drawing activity on the classpage of how to draw a leprechaun! If your child draws one, be sure to save it and put it in their folder for me to see (and send me a pic!!) Have a great 2nd day! Here is a you tube link for a GREAT book to listen to today! The Gingerbread Man and the Leprechaun Loose in the School or you can watch this one...How to Catch a Leprechaun.
Day 1: Monday, March 16th: I hope everyone survived Day 1. Please make sure that you are seeing my Remind texts. If you you are not, be sure to scroll down my classpage for the directions on how to log on to it. Be sure to send me a few pics during the week of your child completing their work at home for our Memory Book Remote Learning page. I do truly LOVE to see the pictures of your children, so send them my way via email!
Report Cards: Please be sure you are ready to access your child’s report card on the district portal website. Report cards will be available on the portal to parents on January 3rd. Also, please remember that if your Portal log-in does not work, please try the “Forgot My Password” link above BEFORE contacting support, as most issues will be resolved through that feature. Please note that the “Forgot Password” link will work only with parents who have an e-mail as their login ID. For questions or problems with your login ID’s or password (or if you do not have them), please send an email to email@example.com and include your name and phone number, as well as your child’s name, school, grade, student ID number and the problem you are experiencing and we will respond to you as quickly as possible.