Welcome to fourth grade and Room 19! I am excited to meet you, and I look forward to starting this new school year with you and your child. I have been at Switlik getting our classroom ready, and I am excited to start the new school year. I hope that you feel the same way when you return on Thursday, September 9th.
Once school begins, my main general classroom communication is the REMIND text system, email (for both students and parents), and Google Classroom. I will continue to update this class page frequently with any new information that I need to share until I have those other forms of communication set up with your personal contact information.
It is important that you bring your charged laptop to school with you on the first day of school and every other day! Our Google Classroom will be the hub for your learning, and we will be setting it up on our very first day together.
I will see you at Switlik on Thursday, September 9th. Until then, enjoy the rest of your summer!
An important note about school supplies:
Since our desk storage space is limited, I ask that students refrain from bringing in large binders, lots of folders and lots of notebooks. I will be providing each student with pencils, crayons, glue sticks, scissors, folders and marble notebooks. If you prefer to buy your own marble composition notebooks, you will need three. I know that I have my favorite pens and pencils and folders. If you have special pencils, colored pencils, crayons or folders (only 1) that you would like to bring in, that is fine. Please make sure they are labeled with your name.
There will be NO SHARING of any writing utensils, so one small pencil case or box will be very helpful to store your writing supplies.
My main general classroom communication is the REMIND text system, email (for both students and parents), and Google Classroom. I will continue to update this class page frequently with any new information that I need to share until I have those other forms of communication set up with your personal contact information.
Text @7gb98e to the number 81010
If you need to get in contact with me, I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our 2021-2022 Special Schedule
Monday: Music (Ms. Noble)
Tuesday: Gym (Mr. Hamdi)
Wednesday: Library (Ms. Palme)
Thursday: Art (Ms. Langer)
Friday: Computers (Mr. A)
Birthday Party PolicyBirthdays will be celebrated at lunchtime in the cafeteria. 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.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 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. Please contact your child’s teacher directly for this information.
Make sure you bring your FULLY CHARGED laptop and your planner with you each day to school
Here's what we are working on......
Math: Students are working on Topic 1: Students will generalize place value understanding. This includes place value relationships, comparing whole numbers and rounding whole numbers.
Reader's Workshop: Students are working on Unit 1: Interpreting Characters-The Heart of the Story. Students will study the complexity of characters and explore themes while developing skills such as inference and interpretation.
Writing: Students are working on Unit 1: The Arc of Story-Writing Realistic Fiction. 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.
*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.*
Students may bring prepackaged items in to celebrate birthdays, if they wish to do so. Nothing homemade may be sent in.
The 2021-2022 Box Top collection is under way! Please help support our PTN by sending in as many box tops as you can. You can also download the Box Tops app and scan receipts containing "Box Top" items.
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
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.
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:
- You MUST FIRST LOG INTO your district Google account (or Gmail)
- Your email is studentID@jacksonsd.org
- If this is your first time logging into Gmail, your password is welcome#jsd.
- While still in your Gmail, go to the Apps button (waffle).
- Click “More” at the bottom.
- Click the “Easy Bridge” icon and you will be taken directly to Pearson. Just click “Realize” in the lower right and you’re there!
Donations of tissues, hand sanitizer, and Lysol Wipes are always greatly appreciated.
Please send in an official doctor's note for your student's absence to be excused. Handwritten notes will not count.