Notes for the Week of September 18

Good News!  We are all done with the Fall NWEA!  Your children were rockstars!  You will be getting a NWEA report at conferences in November with these scores on them.   I will use these scores to find your child’s strengths as well as their needs in these particular subject areas.  These and our  will then drive my instruction as I work with your child individually in certain areas.

Here is what we will be doing this week.

Reading – Now that NWEA is over, I will need to give each child the DRA.  I will be doing that this week.  This will help me determine strategy groups and get Good Fit books into your child’s hands.  We have been working on building stamina.  Reading Logs will be sent home again this week.

Writing – We are writing narratives about what we did this summer.  This week we will be learning how to revise those stories to draw the reader in more.

Math – We are focusing on elapsed time.  Today we learned how to make a T-Chart to help us.  Tomorrow we will be going over this again.  Please be prepared for a homework page to come home either tomorrow or Wednesday.

Social Studies – We will be exploring relative and absolute location this week

Science – We are beginning our unit on Force.  Thank you for sending in the cereal boxes.  I believe I have enough!  Tomorrow we are going to make Hoppers!

We had a great time playing Homeworkopoly on Friday!  Please remember that both the Math homework and Reading Log need to be turned in this week in order to play!

Have a great Week!

cereal boxes needed

On Tuesday we well be doing an experiment with force and motion…for the experiment we need cereal boxes.  If your child could bring in a cereal box on Monday so that I can get them ready for Tuesday I would appreciate it.

Thank You!

Open House Thank You

Thank you all for attending Open House last night.  It was so nice meeting some of you for the first time and equally as nice seeing familiar faces.  Your children were so happy to show you our room as well.

Have a great weekend!


A message from the PTA

Our first Scholastic Book Fair starts tomorrow during Open House from 6-7:30 pm in the Media Center.  Students will preview and create a wish list with their classes during the day.  The Book Fair will also be open on Friday, September 15- Wednesday, September 20th

from 8:30 – 4: 00 pm.  We will be closed for lunch from 11:30 – 12:30 pm.  Teachers will also create wish lists for their classroom libraries, by placing books in their bin next to cash register.  Each book purchased will earn a raffle ticket for our two raffle baskets and posters.   Hope to See You There!

Can’t make the Book Fair?  No Problem!  You can shop our book fair online! Our online fair will run until Friday, September 22.  All orders purchased during our fair will ship for free to the school.
Want to help out, but don’t know how to sign up?  See what shifts are still available in the link below.
Thank You!!!

Reminders for tomorrow

Tomorrow is book fair preview.  Your child will be bringing home a list of books that they would like to purchase.  The tax will also be listed on the page they bring home.  The book fair will be open tomorrow night during Open House.  You can also send in money on Friday and next week to purchase books.

Tomorrow night is Open House!  Please come visit our classroom between 6:00 and 7:30.

Notes for the Week of September 11

Last week was a perfect first week of school.  We have done some reading, some writing, some math.  We are all getting to know each other very well.  Here is a list of things that we will be doing this week.

Spelling – Last week we did a practice each day of what our spelling lessons would look like.  We will continue this week with words that have long and short i.  Next week I will be introducing content area words.  Please pay attention to the spelling section of your child’s planner, you will find their words there.

Math – We are exploring numbers in Math.  We will eventually move into a Math workshop approach where students will move from one activity to another.

CAFE/Daily 5 – Reading – Last week we talked about the three ways to read a book and worked on building stamina during read to self.  We will continue to build stamina and add another Daily 5 strategy to our day.

Writer’s Workshop – The class has started working on pieces about their summer.

Social Studies  – We will begin this week with Learning about the Geography of Michigan

Science – Force and Motion is our first unit.  We will also begin that this week

As well as listening to each child read this week, we will begin taking the NWEA.

Lastly, I am sending home a Weekly Reading Log.  Please have your child read each night, record what they have read and how many minutes, and return the log on Friday signed by you.

Have a great Week!  See everyone at Open House this Thursday!

Allergy in the Classroom


Below is a message from the school nurse regarding an allergy in our classroom.  Please contact me if you have any questions.

Dear Parents:


Please be aware that there is a student in your child’s classroom who has a potentially life threatening food and/or nut allergy. As a result, it is imperative that we all keep this in mind when planning any food activities for the children.


We are asking your help and cooperation to maintain a safe environment for all.  Please do not send any classroom treats without first contacting your child’s teacher.  Remember this serious allergy situation when sending any food to school with your child. Students are allowed to have peanuts/nut in the lunchroom and allergy students will have a separate table if needed.  Our goal is to keep any products out of the classroom that could cause a serious reaction.


If you have any questions or would like clarification of the need to adapt an event to this situation, you may contact your school and ask to speak with the school nurse.


Thank you for your help and understanding in providing a safe environment for all of our students.




Dearborn Public Schools School Nurses



نرجو الا: نتباه بأن لدى صف ولدكم طالب يملك حساسية عالية لجميع الاطعمة التي تحتوي على المكسرات, لهذا من الالزامي والضروري التفكير جيداً لدى التخطيط لأي نشاطات تتعلق بالاطعمة للطلاب .

نريد مساعدتكم وتعاونكم معنا لتأمين مناخ أمان للجميع. الرجاء عدم ارسال اي أطعمة الى الصف قبل الاتصال اولاً بالمعلمة. تذكرخطر الحساسية للطالب قبل ارسال اي طعام مع ولدك للمدرسة. يسمح للطلاب تناول الاطعمة التي تحتوي على الفستق/ المكسرات في غرفة الطعام المخصصة منفصلة عن الطلاب الذين يملكون الحساسية للمكسرات.هدفنا ابعاد اي منتوجات عن الصف قد تسبب بنتائج خطرة.

اذا لديكم اي سؤال او توضيح تريدون الاستفسار عن هذا الامر يمكنكم الاتصال بالمدرسة والسؤال عن ممرضة المدرسة.

شكراً لمساعدتكم وتفهمكم لتأمين مناخ أمان لجميع الطلاب.


                                                           مع الشكر ,

                                             ممرضات مدارس ديربورن الحكومي                                                                                                                                                                                                                       


Welcome to Room 208!!!

Elena Bazzi

Rami Bazzi

Aseel Beydoun

Abbigail Burbank

Finn Cameron

Yusef Dakhlallah

Abigail Engel

Josefine Goddard

Celine Hammoud

Nicholas Harmon

Gracie Hausch

Zeinab Homayed

Jad Ilayan

Mariam Jumaa

Alex Kierczak

Aziah Lamb

Lydia Madaleno

Colin Miller

Robert Milligan

Aidan Minor

Madison Minor

Ameena Mohamed

Ali Moukalled

Aya Najdi

Jack Panackia

Xavier Vargo

I look forward to meeting all of you on Tuesday!  Have a great weekend and be ready for an awesome school year!

Third Grade Supply List

Here is a supply list for the 2017 – 2018

Lindbergh Suggested

3rd Grade Supply List


Students will not be using Trapper Keepers in the fall. The school will initially provide pocket folders, pencils, pens, highlighters, lined paper, glue sticks, and dry erase markers to all third graders.  If you would like to purchase supplies these would be welcomed.  Other than the box of tissue you child will be storing their own supplies.


  • a wide ruled spiral notebook
  • extra pencils #2 and pens (blue, black, and red)
  • a low odor, dry erase marker
  • a soft cloth or a piece of felt to wipe dry erase


  • a clear 12 inch plastic ruler
  • a box of tissue
  • 1 inch soft cover 3 ring binder
  • 1 inch white clear front view panel 3 ring binder
  • Glue stick
  • Eraser
  • Markers no larger than a 10 pack
  • Crayons no larger than a 24 pack
  • Color pencils
  • highlighter
  • Take home folder
  • Pencil box for extra supplies that will be stored in their locker
  • If your last name begins with these initials please donate box of inexpensive;

snack bags   A-H

sandwich bags I-R

gallon bags S-Z


  • We can’t emphasize enough the importance of reviewing addition and subtraction of whole numbers up to three digits this summer.
  • Students entering third grade should know their multiplication facts.
  • Another critical component in preparing for school this fall is reading and writing. Set a goal with your child of them reading and writing (daily) several hours per week.