The unit 1 Math test will be on Monday, September 25th. Students should review their notes and practice problems from their notebooks and worksheets.
Howard Elementary students and staff recognized National Peace Day this past Wednesday with our annual “Pinwheels for Peace” assembly outside near our peace pole. It was wonderful to hear the students singing the peace song in various languages.
Social Studies: Tomorrow we will have a brief quiz on the regions in the United States. Students have a map with the 5 regions outlined. They need to know those region names. Additionally, they might be also asked about which regions a few specific states belong to.
Math: We will most likely have our Unit 1 assessment either Friday or Monday. It will be on the following areas: factor rainbows, factor arrays, prime vs. composites, and algebraic and numeric expressions. Algebraic and numeric expressions are very challenging for many students at this time of the school year. These concepts will be repeatedly reviewed and assessed each card marking. By spring, students should be meeting or mastering the expectations.
*Students have notes in their math notebooks and several worksheets from homework to guide their review for the test. Additionally, we practice some extra problems in our notebooks a couple of days before the test. They should review their notes, homework worksheets, and practice problems before the test.
Forms were sent home today for students to order class t-shirts.
Here is a link to the order form, which allows you to see the colors: Class of 2018 – Order Form
Please fill out the order form completely, include a cash payment, and place both in an envelope with your child’s name on the outside of the envelope. Orders and money are due by next Friday, September 22nd.
If you have any questions, please contact Amy whose number and email are on the bottom of the order form.
Conferences are a couple months away still, but we had sign-up last night at Open House. Several families that attended forgot to sign up for a conference. Additionally, families that did not attend Open House will need a conference day and time scheduled.
Please email me at AlbertA@dearbornschools.org so you and your 5th grader can get signed up.
Young Authors’ Festival: A Celebration of Writing for Students in 3rd-5th Grades, their Parents, and Teachers
Everyone is invited to attend the Young Authors’ Festival on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the University of Michigan-Dearborn’s Mardigian Library.
It was so wonderful to meet new and reconnect with old friends last night at Howard’s Open House! Thank you for taking the time to attend. We are off to a great start this year!
We did a great job with our first week as 5th graders! We have reviewed many of Howard Elementary’s expectations and guidelines and are doing really well following and meeting them. Additionally, we have started some content lessons and work. Starting next week, we will take the NWEA assessments. There is no studying or preparation to do for these assessments. We will also try to start more of a routine and schedule with our content lessons.
In addition to the NWEA assessments, our busy week also has the PTA picnic on Tuesday and Open House on Thursday.
I look forward to seeing many old friends and meeting new ones!
Please know that I will be following the Dearborn Schools Content and Expectations for our lessons. However, for me, this is as important as any learning in Reading, Writing, Math, Science and Social Studies:
We had a great 1st morning in room 4! The children were so excited – their enthusiasm is heartwarming and infectious.
Regarding school supplies – some were distributed by me, and a list was copied down in their planner. If you could get that taken care of by next Monday, it would be appreciated. Any extra supplies that you purchased can either be kept at home or returned.
We will be working on expectations and procedures this week. Please remind your student to follow the three … Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe.
If you aren’t sure about something, please send me a quick email. I will respond within 24 hours.