• WELCOME TO SECOND GRADE - ROOM 21

     

                                        MRS. WARDELL AND MRS. FISHER

    Contact Information
    Please contact us at mwardell@jacksonsd.org or tfisher@jacksonsd.org should you have any questions or concerns.
     

     

     

    Happy Summer 2020

    Congratulations - we have gone from Then....  

     

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    To Now!!

     

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     Thanks to all of you 👏 - parents and students! We have finished remote learning during this historic school year. We are so proud of everyone! We have a fun Last Day Activity and some Summer Resources for you to use to keep your brain muscles 💪strong and ready for Third Grade. (Check our Google Classroom) Your Summer Penpal name and the "Adventures of Flat Wardell and Fisher" have been sent to you in Class Dojo. Report Cards will be available on the Portal on June 23rd. Have a fun 🏊‍♀️and safe summer, and keep in touch with us too!

     

    Switlik Summer Reading: Please see the following links below for more information regarding summer reading. The first link outlines everything and the second link is Ms. Palme walking you through it all in a video.

    Newsletter link:
    https://www.smore.com/fkx0h

    Video Link:
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vydCaEU6DPDpoD3E5x4PKjrZefsN94x7/view

                                                   

     

    Please note:  Students' personal items will be bagged, labeled, and given to them in September with their new teacher. Please let me know immediately if there are any personal items that are absolutely essential (eyeglasses, medication, etc.) and needed from the classroom, or if your child is moving and will need all belongings now. Thanks!

     

                         The Remote Learning Plan is posted on our Google Classroom.  Please check it daily!

    We are also available via email, phone AND CLASS DOJO to help you with questions or if you need assistance! 

    Please submit your completed assignments on Google Classroom and answer our daily question.
    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...)  Mrs. Fisher and I are so proud of all you have done and we want you to know that even though we are not with you, you can reach out to us anytime.  Remember, you can access your Freckle account using our class code
     - 25jjh5.  Also, be sure to visit the Switlik Homepage for Morning Announcements and don't forget to visit your Special Area teachers' class pages weekly to complete your required assignments.  (Art-Mrs. Martinez, Computers-Mr. Struthers (https://www.jacksonsd.org/Domain/66), Library-Mrs. Palme, Gym-Mr. Hamdi, and Music-Mr. Morgan.)  Thanks for being so responsive and always remember to try your best!        Love, Mrs. Wardell and Mrs. Fisher. 

     

     Google Meet

    We are pleased to be able to use technology (Google Meet) to stay connected during Remote Learning. Please remember that all the Acceptable Use for Technology expectations you signed remain in place, as do our Code of Conduct expectations. We will be able to continue to communicate as long as everyone remembers these expectations. We are inviting your child to participate in a video conference call using Google Meet and you are welcome to be present during the call. Students are reminded to keep the microphone muted during discussion times unless asked to unmute and participate. We will post the link to join our Google Meet in our Google Classroom before the meeting. Please click on the link to join at that time.

    *This Meet is not mandatory*.

    We look forward to connecting with your child through Google Meet!

     

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    Super heroes Thanks to all our SUPER heroes.

     

     

    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).

      


                                                              Directions to get onto Envision Math

     Student accounts are actually already active for Pearson Math. Students may sign into Google Mail using this process. If you do not know the student id# for your child, please e-mail me or Mr. Autenrieth @ rpautenrieth@jacksonsd.org

    Google Username is - studentid# @jacksonsd.org

    Google Password is - initials and student id (no caps or spaces). For example, Marie Wardell would be mw123456.

    Once signed in, go to Google Apps (top right) and click, then scroll down until you see the Easy Bridge app. Click there - and then select Pearson Realize! Now you will have access to your current 2nd grade Pearson interactive math book!

      
     
    Several learning websites are now available for free due to school closings across the country.  Please spend some time checking them out.  

    Free Learning Websites

     

    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!

     

    Below you will find a message from Scholastic about remote learning at home.

     

     Dear Families and Caregivers, We know that missing school isn’t easy for your kids—or for you. But we also know that there are simple ways to turn unexpected time at home into exciting opportunities for your students to learn, think, and grow. That is why we’ve created Scholastic’s Learn at Home website. This free resource provides your children with 20* days of exciting articles and stories, videos, and fun learning challenges. Children can complete them anytime, in any order. They can work on their own or together with you and your family. www.scholastic.com/learnathomeOur active learning journeys are available on any device and will provide your child with up to three hours’ worth of exciting learning experiences per day. They can go on virtual field trips, meet best-selling authors, or dig deep into a topic they love. We hope that you and your children stay safe and healthy, and wish you the best of luck during this stressful time. With best wishes from all of us at Scholastic, Lauren Tarshis Sr. VP, Editor in Chief & Publisher Scholastic Classroom Magazines *The site will be updated weekly until all 20 days of content is available. If you have any questions or suggestions, please reach out to me at ltarshis@schov

     

     

     

     

     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

     

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

                

     This year, Switlik chooses to “Be Kind” – 

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         COMING UP:

         

     

                  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
       Skills:  Reading Non-Fiction
       Word Study - FUNDATIONS  
       Grammar:   Sentence Types
       Writing:  Writers Workshop-NON-FICTION WRITING
    Math - 
     
    SCIENCE -
    Health - Healthy Choices and Social Skills


    Word Study
    Fundations - UNIT 


    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.
     
      

     

     
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    Our Special Class Schedule is :
    Monday- Art
    Tuesday-  Computers
    Wednesday-  Media/Library
    Thursday-  Gym - 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 24 students in our class.***

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    We will have recess everyday (weather permitting) outside on the playground. As per school rules, all children must have sneakers to climb on the equipment. Thank you for helping us to keep the children safe outside!

     
       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