Ms. Szwed

Fun Fact:
The average person on earth is a 28-year old right-handed Han Chinese male.  There are 9 million people on earth who fit that description, more than any other.

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Meet the Teacher!
Welcome! I received a B.A. from the University of Illinois, and M.A.T. from National Louis University.  Prior to teaching, I worked in the fields of events planning, public relations, and television production.  I have three teenage boys (!)   My eldest son is a senior at Illinois Wesleyan University,  my middle son is a sophomore at The University of Iowa, and my youngest is a high school senior.   I'm excited to work with your children this year, and hope to ignite their passion for learning!




ACE Math:

This year we will be utilizing Go Math (4th grade), and Glencoe Mathematics (5th grade) texts.  As in the past, we will continue to work one grade level+ within the math curriculum.  In addition, all ACE Math students have access to ALEKS - an on-line supplemental and enrichment tool.

There's lots happening in ACE ELA this year!  This year we are switching to the text Literary Reflections - a curriculum tool designed with advanced learners in mind; we will also continue our exploration of literature using a variety of novels through out the year.  Back by popular demand (!) are our stem and vocabulary packets, as well as a variety of fun projects - stay tuned for more information!
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At Home
For a list of at home activities, and interesting websites related to gifted education, click on the "At Home" document within the "Useful Links" section to the left.

Away from Home
Discover some of the exciting family activities happening in the city and suburbs by simply clicking the "Away from Home" document within the "Useful Links" section to the left.