We believe that a great parent-teacher relationship is necessary for a successful school year. Our main general classroom communication is Class Dojo and the class page.
MRS. WARDELL AND MRS. ZONI
Contact InformationPlease contact us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any questions or concerns.
*Please log-in to your students Jackson Email to access our Google Classroom. An email invite was sent for you to join.
*Class Dojo, a classroom communication tool, will be be used for reminders, information and pictures. Please use this link to join - https://www.classdojo.com/invite/?c=C4BZ6R6. A paper invite will also be sent home in the first few days.I promise everyday your children will learn something.
Some days they will bring it home in their hands.
Some days they will bring it home in their heads.
Some days they will bring it home in their hearts.
"The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." Dr. Seuss
-NOTICE: WINTER BREAK COUNTDOWN
-Scholastic Book Order Flyer - Code to order online is H8QW7
-Picture Re-Take Day - December 15th
Picture Retakes will be this Wednesday, December 15. Also, next Thursday, December 23rd is our last day before the Winter Break and it is a shortened day, with dismissal at 1:35. We will be having our Holiday Party on that day and we will be making a craft. As per Mrs. McKiernan's message • Guests are not permitted • No items may be eaten in the classroom • Individually wrapped goods can be distributed to take home • Individual crafts can be made in the classroom.
School Year 2021-2022We are looking forward to a year filled with excitement, fun, adventure, and lots of learning! We are going to have an AWESOME 2021-2022 year!
PLEASE READ IMPORTANT INFORMATION BELOW REGARDING THE PLANS FOR THIS YEAR:
The safety of our school community must come first and we must ALL remain vigilant in our health and safety protocols.
*Face coverings are required for all students and staff at all times when in school.*
*Please send in a note with your child if there are any changes to dismissal.*
*Keep your child home if they are sick.*
*Please continue bringing Chromebooks and school books to school each day*
*No eating on the bus.*
Please label everything that comes in, including water bottles. And don't forget 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.
- In the backpack, it is also encouraged to have an extra mask or 2 incase the 1st one gets misplaced or dirty. Please be sure that the clean masks are in a labeled bag or container. Dirty masks will just be put in their backpack so you know the difference.Please remember that it is mandatory that the children wear masks all day.
- The students are also encouraged to bring in a water bottle each day.
- Our room gets pretty chilly so I recommend the students bring a sweatshirt or sweater to keep in their backpack, especially at the start of the year when it is much warmer outside than in our classroom!
- Lunches will be available, but you can always bring a bagged lunch.
- Please send in a note if there will be a change in dismissal for your child. All dismissal notes are sent down to the office in the morning. It is IMPORTANT that you date these notes, include your child's full name, and my name.
We have provided everything your child needs to have a successful year in 2nd grade. If you would like, please send in a small pencil case to keep inside their desks please make sure it is labeled with their name on it. If you would like to donate some needed items to our classroom, we are always in need of tissues, paper towels, wipes, baggies and Hershey kisses:)
Planners - We will use the Planner that was sent home as a communication tool between our class and your home. Homework and reminders will be written there each morning. Please sign the Planner and review the Homework folder on a daily basis. A written note is required if your child is to be picked up early, or is not to go home on the bus or to Childcare.
PLEASE TRY TO MEMORIZE BUS # AND STUDENT ID#.
Birthdays may be celebrated during school hours in the APR (Cafeteria) during lunch.
To be sensitive to allergy concerns, non-edible items (e.g. toys, stickers, pencils) are strongly encouraged for these celebrations so that all children can participate in the celebration. We have 23 students in our class.If you choose to send in a snack, consider a healthy snack. Also please note that all items sent must be in individually wrapped, pre-packaged store bought portions so that the child can easily distribute to classmates. Ice-cream cakes and whole cakes cannot be accommodated by the food service staff. You can deliver your item and/or treat to the receptionist or send it with the birthday child. Visitors are not permitted in the cafeteria. Birthday and/or Party invitations are not handed out in school, under any circumstances. However, parents are invited to join the class “party list” which will be distributed to parents that join the list at Back-To-School Night.
ABSENCESIf your child is absent, please send in a note. If they are sick and see a doctor, please send in a doctors note to have it be excused. Thank you!
Monday - Library with Mrs. Palme at 12:15
Tuesday - Computers with Mr. Autenreith at 2:30
Wednesday - Art with Mrs. Langer at 12:15
Thursday - Gym with Mrs. Pfluger at 12:15
Friday - Music with Mrs. Noble at 2:30
DIRECTIONS TO ACCESS TO PEARSON MATH WEBSITE:I will be sending home Scholastic catalogs throughout the year. You can help us earn free books for our classroom!
Our class code is- H8QW7
Please remember to bring your chromebooks to school each day and charge every night. Please review chromebooks protocol and expectations below:
This link was added to the school website for you to use to contact technology with any password/hardware issues with your District chromebook or Google accounts: https://docs.google.com/forms/
d/e/ 1FAIpQLScL11y5ayX5huR5OUsiKV41 RWxxEAJDReSSL9SciQsvxklAmg/ viewform
Remember to take breaks Break Choices and have some fun, and use all of our learned strategies that you have in your toolbox whenever you are feeling sad, upset or frustrated. (Listen to music, talk about it, do yoga, artwork, play, read, snuggle with your pet, or take 10 deep breaths...)
What is Bucket Filling?
Actions or words that show that you care about someone. Saying or doing something kind. Giving someone a heartfelt smile. Using names with respect. Helping without being asked. Giving sincere compliments. Showing respect to others. There are hundreds of wonderful ways to fill buckets. The language of bucket filling has become synonymous with being kind and thoughtful. Your bucket will be filled when, at the close of each day, you reflect on the ways in which you have filled buckets.
If you need a resource for books, the information on EPIC books online was sent in ClassDojo, and here is the link for our class Epic Books. Also, the Ocean County Library link is here http://theoceancountylibrary.org/node/227.
Students may also enjoy GoNoodle.com
and Art Hub (on you tube).
Several learning websites are available for free. Please spend some time checking them out.
Free Sites for Distance Learning
Wonderopolis: Every day this site shares a new wonder, submitted by kids, and the answer, in an article with a video.
National Geographic Kids: Games, articles, and videos about animals and nature.
Mystery Doug: Video science lessons and activities
Typing Club: Use your time at home to learn keyboarding skills!
Scholastic Learn at Home: Daily learning projects from Scholastic, geared for different grade levels
Explore Animal Webcams: Observe animals live on webcams from around the world
Virtual Museum Tours: Take a free virtual museum tour of a famous place, like the British Museum in London
Hour of Code: Learn coding skills with an hour of code activity.
Design Squad Global: Watch PBS Design Squad videos, to learn about science and engineering challenges
Khan Academy: Free online video lessons in math and other subjects
Crash Course Kids: Elementary school science videos
Family Activity Ideas
Indoor Activities for Kids Stuck at Home: Buzzfeed lists 27 fun activities for kids home from school
70 Educational Activities: A former homeschooler shares 70 educational activities you can do when you're stuck indoors.
Podcasts: Listen to a podcast together. Common Sense Media curated this list of best podcasts for kids.
Cosmic Kids Yoga: Stay active as you practice yoga together.
Distance Reading Book Bingo: Read together and complete this bingo board!
HERE IS A LINK TO ACCESS eBOOKS DIGITAL LIBRARY https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jNUxCPjTPld4RD8yT9rx0aLdytOAmemFCcZqoDIuFNo/edit
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: THE AWESOME SWITLIK PTN IS IN NEED OF PARENTS WISHING TO VOLUNTEER TO HELP WITH THE WONDERFUL ACTIVITIES THAT THEY PROVIDE FOR SWITLIK SCHOOL.
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