• WELCOME TO SECOND GRADE - ROOM 26

     


                                                                          

         
      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.

    ~Valerie Welk


    "The more you read, the more things you will know.  The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."  Dr. Seuss

     

     

     

    WELCOME TO ROOM 26 -  MRS. WARDELL AND MS. LYKES

     

         

       PLEASE CHECK THIS PAGE OFTEN FOR CURRENT CLASSROOM HAPPENINGS AND UPDATES.

                

     This year, Switlik chooses to “Be Kind” – 

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              CONGRATULATIONS TO COLIN & KEILA FOR HAVING THE MOST READING STEPS IN DECEMBER - THREE MONTHS IN A ROW.   YAY!!!!!

        

         JANUARY 16 - DATE CHANGE:  SCHOOL STORE DURING LUNCH

         JANUARY 11 - CRAZY HAIR DAY

         JANUARY 12 - SCHOLASTIC BOOK ORDER DUE

         WEEK OF JANUARY 14-18 - POCKET CHANGE FOR POCKETBOOK BINGO NIGHT - bRING IN YOUR POCKET CHANGE EACH DAY

         jANUARY 18 - CANDY BINGO NIGHT 6:30-9:00  RSVP WITH PTN

         JANUARY 23 - MANGIA AND FOUR BOYS ICE CREAM FUNDRAISERS

       

       

     

     

     

     HERE IS A LINK TO ACCESS eBOOKS DIGITAL LIBRARY  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jNUxCPjTPld4RD8yT9rx0aLdytOAmemFCcZqoDIuFNo/edit 

     

     

     School Supplies - Your child will be provided with all of their basic school supply needs (planner, folders, notebooks, crayons and pencils) to start off the school year.  It is suggested that your child have a backpack, and some extra pencils.  Also, your donations of tissues and wipes are always appreciated.


    Planners - We will use the Planner 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#.

    Note: Our classroom has air conditioning, but it can get pretty chilly after being in the room for some time. I recommend bringing in a sweatshirt/sweater each day to have just in case.


     

    Parents: Reading each day for 2 steps (30 minutes) is a recommended part of our nightly homework.  Please sign the reading log each day if you see or hear your child reading.  We will also complete 2 steps during the day.  

     
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    DID YOU FILL A BUCKET TODAY?
     
     
     
    THIS WEEK we will be learning:
           
     Literacy -  
      Reading:  Readers Workshop Unit 2 Non-Fiction
       Skills:  Reading Strategies
       Word Study - Short and long vowels through word sorts 
       Grammar:    Nouns
        Writing:  Informational Writing
    Math - TOPIC 6 - Subtraction strategies 
    Social Studies/Science - US MONUMENTS AND SYMBOLS
    Health - Healthy Choices


    Word Study
    Words Their Way - Word sorts for short and long vowels

    High Frequency Words

    Practice words in your Power Word envelope.

    Read each night for 30 minutes.

    Practice your math facts.
    Check folder and sign planner each night.
    Check out the Resources Section for links to games and activities to reinforce our lessons, a link to our fabulous PTN, and other classroom documents.
     
      

     

    NEW Math - ENVISION WEBSITE LOGIN DIRECTIONS

     

    EnVision Math Login Instructions for Students:

    New this school year, students will use their district Google account credentials to log into Pearson EnVision Math.  You will no longer use a username or password to access your Math resources and class assignments.

    Please find our login instructions below:


    1. Log into your district Google account (or Gmail)
      1. Your email is studentID@jacksonsd.org
      2. If this is your first time logging into Gmail, your password is welcome#jsd.  
    2. Open a new tab and go to your school website (e.g. holman.jacksonsd.org)
    3. At the top of the page, go to “FOR PARENTS & STUDENTS”
    4. Click on “Envision Math Login”  
    5. You will be taken to the Pearson envision website and will be automatically signed in.  Click Pearson Realize on the right side and you’re ready to get your math on!

     
    Our Special Class Schedule is :
    Monday- Art
    Tuesday-  Computers
    Wednesday-  Media/Library
    Thursday-  Gyn - remember sneakers
    Friday-  Music
     
    LUNCH
    Per. 2 11:35-12:05

     ***Students may no longer pass out invitations to birthday parties at school.  Please be sure to email  me if you would like to share your  home address and/or email address with other parents in our class. We have 21 students in our class.***

    As per school policy, no child will be allowed to play on the playground unless they are wearing sneakers.

      

       Please note we are a nut free classroom!!
    THESE ITEMS MAY BE EATEN DURING LUNCH BUT NOT IN OUR CLASSROOM.

    PLEASE BE MINDFUL TO WASH YOUR HANDS IN THE MORNING IF YOU EAT OR PREPARE THIS TYPE OF FOOD.
     

    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.

    IF YOU HAVE AN QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT:

    Coleen.sgammato@gmail.com

    or 

    Samanthajane29@hotmail.com