• Save the Dates:

    -Kindergarten Orientation is Thursday August 29 from 9-10

    -This summer, the elementary division of the Jackson Township School District is proud to continue “Check it Out!”, our Summer Reading initiative for students entering grades one through five in September.  We are excited to bring parents and children together in our mission to promote literacy through reading.

    Monday, July 8 (9:00-1:00)   

     Monday, July 29 (2:00-6:00)

     Monday, August 12 (9:00-1:00)

     Monday, August 26 (2:00-6:00)


    Welcome to 4th Grade!! 

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     This is going to be a wonderful year full of fun and learning!


    Please note that our classroom is a nut-free classroom. Please do not send any tree nut or peanut containing products to your child’s classroom during classroom celebrations or as a snack each day. We are asking your assistance in providing these students with a safe learning environment. Thank you for your cooperation.

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    If you need to get in contact with me, I can be reached at cwood@jacksonsd.org

     In keeping with last year, we will be having our school store on the 2nd Wednesday of each month in the cafeteria during lunch.  Students will have the opportunity to shop once they have eaten.  Items are priced between $0.25 - $2.00


    Additionally, the PTN is always looking for volunteers, please contact Samantha Marley or PTN.switlik@gmail.com



    *It is VERY important to notify the main office and myself of a dismissal change for your child.  Please call the main office or send a note/email with your child's full name, the date, and teacher's name on your letter.*

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    Our class is scheduled for last lunch, which is 1:00.  I believe that the class would benefit from a mid-morning snack to help the students maintain their focus during lessons.  Since we will be working through snack, I ask that you limit the snack to one healthy food item per day.  (some examples: one piece of fruit, carrot sticks, pretzels, crackers) NO PEANUTS OR PEANUT PRODUCTS OF ANY TYPE DUE TO PEANUT ALLERGIES IN THE ROOM. Thank you for your cooperation!

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    The September Box Top contest is under way! Please help support our PTN  by sending in as many box tops as you can.  Collection sheets can be printed from the PTN website, or you can send them in loose.


    Specials Schedule for 2019-2020

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    Monday:  Art (Ms. Martinez)

    Tuesday: World Language (Mr. Luell)

    Wednesday:  Computers (Mr. Autenrieth)

    Thursday:  Gym (Ms. Pfluger)

    Friday:  Music (Mr. Morgan)

    I will be sending home Scholastic catalogs throughout the year. You can help us earn free books for our classroom! 

    Our class code is- H4LWD


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    Here's what we are working on...... 

    Math Math: Students are working on Topic 1: Students will be working to understand place value and numbers up to 1 million

    Reader's Workshop: Students are working in Unit 1 Interpreting Characters: The Heart of the Story.  In this unit children study the complexity of characters and explore themes while developing skills such as inference and interpretation.

    Writing: Students are working in Unit 1 The Arc of Story: Writing Realistic Fiction.  In this unit students learn that the lenses they bring to reading fiction can also be brought to writing fiction, as they develop believable characters with struggles and motivations and rich stories to tell.

     Spelling: Students are currently being assessed and placed in groups.  They will follow our class schedule and be tested on the 7th day of their cycle.  



    Pre- and Post On Demand Writing Assessments

    For each Unit of Writing’ Workshop, students complete a Pre-on Demand writing sample at the onset of the new unit and then a Post On Demand piece upon completion of the unit. The Pre On Demand piece is a formative assessment used to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the student(s) before beginning the unit of study.The Pre On Demand sample does not count toward the student’s grade. This assessment equips the teacher with an understanding of the student(s) needs while preparing instruction to meet the needs of his(her) learners.

    At the end of each unit, the students will complete a Post On Demand sample which is a summative assessment counting toward the student’s performance on the unit. The teacher analyzes each piece to identify the growth the student has made since writing the first sample.

    Each assessment is scored on a rubric that analyzes development of ideas, organization, elaboration as well as conventions including sentence structure, punctuation, capitalization , and grammar. It is expected that the child will show growth from the onset.

    The rubric is scored on a scale of 1 - 4, with four being the highest score. It should be noted that the rubric used is set on a June expectation.

    4= writing exceeds grade level expectations

    3= writing is on grade level and meets the expectations of the grade level.

    2= writing is approaching grade level expectations.

    1= writing is below grade level expectations


    I encourage you to take advantage of the enVision Math web site. It will provide your child with activities and games to practice and enrich; there is a wealth of resources available at www.pearsonrealize.com.

    * At the Pearson sign in page- click the box that says Pearson EasyBridge Plus & Auto

    * Where it says choose your district- type and select: JACKSON TWP SCHOOL DISTRICT- INT

    * Student log in:

    * Username/Login: Student ID #

    * Password: First name + grade level (example: Mark01)


    Donations of tissues, hand sanitizer, and Lysol Wipes are always greatly appreciated. 
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    Please send in an official doctor's note for your student's absence to be excused.  Handwritten notes will not count.


    If you will be requesting homework for your absent student, please call the office by 10:00 am.  Thank you!


    I am glad to see so many families have been checking my class web page.  Please continue to check back for information on upcoming events, homework, quizzes, projects, and tests.  Of course your child's planner is always a useful way to get this information as well.