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Weekly Subject Focus

MATH: Adding and subtracting multi-digit whole numbers into the hundredths

SCIENCE: Movement of natural objects in the day and night sky, lunar phases, relative size and distance of the sun, moon, and stars

READING: Using context clues to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words

WRITING: Using the steps of the writing process to complete an opinion piece on the topic: Should students pay to play sports?

SOCIAL STUDIES: Differences between Southwest and Northwest Native Americans and, what their culture was like before European explorers arrived in America.

SPELLING: Short and long /o/ vowel patterns


It was great to meet so many parents during Open House last week.  We are off to a great start in fifth grade.  The first two weeks we have been taking some extra time to learn procedures and expectations.  We also started NWEA testing.  This week we will continue with NWEA testing for science and language and start getting more into the curriculum.  Monday will start the after school pizza sales for PTA if you are interested in your child purchasing pizza.  A large is only $8.


Dear Parents,

Welcome to a new year! I am really excited about being your child’s teacher this year. Fifth grade is going to be a year full of fun, learning, and lots of adventures and I can’t wait to see what the year has in store for us! Your child will be given tools and the opportunities to really explore knowledge. Much of your child’s success will be determined by the communication between school and home. I would like to welcome not only your child to my class, but you as well. I consider us a team in working towards a quality education for your child. I look forward to meeting each of you at our open house on September 14th.


Please subscribe to my iBlog:      iblog.dearbornschools.org/Yusraalsabahi. I will be posting weekly spelling lists, weekly focus, and  daily homework assignments. I will also post upcoming events such as test dates, late start dates,etc. on the iBlog.


If you have any questions or concerns about any of the work or tests, please do not hesitate to call or email. I will not be able to speak during teaching time, however I would  be happy to speak to you before 8:20 am or after school after 3:35pm or set an appointment with you.


  Each day your child may bring in his/her own healthy snack.  Some healthy snacks ideas are:  fruits and vegetables.  Your child may also bring in a water bottle with a top.

Miller Elementary Pledge

I am a Miller student.

I’m honest and courteous.

I respect myself and others.

I’m responsible.  I do my homework everyday.

I have integrity.  I make the right choices.

I value diversity and I am a peacemaker.

I’m a good citizen and lifelong learner.

I will be a better person today than I was yesterday.

Hooray for me!

Hooray for Miller!

I am a Bucketfiller!