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Dearborn Public Schools

   Oct 17

Late Start Tomorrow

Tomorrow is late start.  Please come to school at 9:30 a.m.

Also, movie night on Friday after school.  The movie is called Hocus Pocus.  Hope to see you there!

Homework is a math story problems sheet and reading.

   Oct 16

Homework for 10/16

For homework students have to practice their spelling words and solve addition story problems.  Please have your child circle important words in the problem like: total, altogether, in all.  These words are clues to solving the story problem.  They “tell” us that we have to add.

Also don’t forget to read books from their book bag every night.  Practice makes perfect!


   Oct 15

Week of 10/16

Here is what we are working on this week:


1. far
2. park
3. farm
4. car
5. are
6. star
7. come
8. blue
9. here
10. help

Reading: We will identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.  We will describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.

Writing:  We will write narratives in which students recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide some sense of closure.

Math: We will use addition and subtraction within 20 to solve word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all, by using objects, drawings, and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.  We will also relate counting to addition and subtraction (e.g., by counting on 2 to add 2).

Science: We will conduct a simple investigation by observing the position of the sun during the morning, noon, and afternoon.  We will conduct a simple investigation by using bubbles to see how air moves.

Social Studies:  We have been learning about rules, responsibilities at home and at school, and power with authority, and we will take our first unit test on the computer.

 Don’t forget pizza sale every Monday!  Slices are $1 each, and a whole pizza is $5.00.

*****Late start this Wednesday, 10/18.

Have a great week!



   Oct 12

Half-Day Tomorrow 9/13

Tomorrow is our spelling test.  For homework students have  spelling practice and story problems on the back.

We have a half a day tomorrow.  School is dismissed at 11:45 a.m.

   Oct 11

Homework for 10/12

Homework is a sheet about nouns.  There is a video that I posted yesterday on my blog.  Watching that might help your child if they are having trouble completing the homework.


Thank you!

   Oct 10

Homework for October 11

Students have to complete a math sheet counting tens and ones.  On the back they have to circle the nouns.  Nouns are names for people, places and things.

Here is a video about nouns:

   Oct 08

Week of October 9-13

Thank you so much to all the moms who took time out of their busy day to come with us on the field trip.  Your help is greatly appreciated!  We couldn’t do this without your help!  Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!

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Here is what we will learn this week:


1. red
2. bed
3. sled
4. men
5. then
6. when
7. not
8. one
9. my
10. me

Reading:  This week we will work on reading stories and describing characters, setting, and events.  We will also learn to ask and answer questions about key details in a text.  When you listen to your child read at home please ask them questions about what they read using who, what, when, where, why words.

Math: We will learn how to solve addition math problems using counters and drawings. Also, we are learning how to find the missing numbers on a number grid.

Writing:  We are working on writing narrative stories using transition words such as first, next, finally, and writing a topic sentence and a closing sentence.

Science: In science we will look at weather and temperature at different times of the day, and the position of the sun in the sky.

Social Studies:  We will continue to talk about rules at home and at school and times when it is ok to break the rules.

We have a half day on Friday.  Students go home at 11:45 a.m.  Teachers are in meetings all afternoon.

Pizza sale on Monday after school in the cafeteria.

Have a great week!

   Oct 05

Homework for 10/5

Homework for tonight is spelling practice and a greater than, less than math sheet.

Students should also read for 20 minutes every day.

   Oct 04

Field Trip Tomorrow!

Just a reminder that we are going to the zoo tomorrow. Please pack your child a disposable lunch and do not pack any glass containers or bottles. Make sure that your child dresses for the weather.

If you signed up to come with us please come to school with your child and also pack a lunch for yourself.    We will leave around 8:50 a.m.  🙂

Thank you for your support!

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