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Star of the Week – Gabriel

Fire House Trip – Thursday 10/19 – Chaperones – Please let me know if you are planning on coming to our trip on Thursday.  You MUST have taken care of your chaperone paper work in the office if you plan on going.  This takes several days to process, so it may be too late if you have done it already.

Late Start Wednesday 10/18  – school starts at 9:35

Picture Day Friday 10/20

Conferences – There were 3 people that never signed up for conferences in November.  I have assigned you times.  I will be sending out reminder slips the week of conferences in case you don’t remember your time.

Word Study Spelling Activity – I have opened up the Word Study Spelling activity this week.  Students may try it at home if they would like.  I have given an example for the word flood.  I will explain it more on Monday if they don’t understand.

Book Orders – I have decided to extend the book order deadline until Monday.  Remember ordering books helps our classroom get new books.  You may order online or send in your orders by Monday morning.  Remember CASH ONLY or check made directly to Scholastic.

To order online, go to the Web address below and enter our class’s personalized user name and password:     Our class activation code is: J6YNP

Book-it – I keep forgetting to send home the book it calendars.  I will send these home on Monday.  Please color in all the days you read during the month so far.  Book it Calendars will be returned at the end of the month for a Pizza Hut Free Pizza Coupon.

Halloween Party – there will be a Halloween party in the gym on 10/31.  More details to follow.

Science this week we are working on friction.  The mystery is called How could you go faster down a slide?  We are working with different materials to determine which have the least and greatest friction.

Social Studies this week we are moving  from Land forms to Water forms.  We will also be discussing how the Great Lakes were formed.

Math – We have started unit 2 – we will be working on the following standards in Math:

3.OA.8 Solve two-step word problems using the four operations. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding.

3.OA.9 Identify arithmetic patterns (including patterns in the addition table or multiplication table), and explain them using properties of operations. For example, observe that 4 times a number is always even, and explain why 4 times a number can be decomposed into two equal addends.

3.NBT.2 Fluently add and subtract within 1000 using strategies and algorithms based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.

Green Team Bake Sale/Pizza on Tuesday after school– We are raising funds to help the endangered Black Panther and help with our other club activities for the year.  Please help support the Black Panther and Green Team.  The bake sale will be located outside of the gym.




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Class News

Spelling Test today – The following students did not submit their spelling test.  4 and 6.  Please go back into iLearn and click finish.  Thanks!

Extra Recess – Congratulations!  The following students earned extra recess this week: 1, 2, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23.

Missing Work –If your student did not earn extra recess please look at Parent Connect to find their missing work.  Have them go through their papers to see what needs to be finished.  Please help them to catch up this weekend, so they can have a fresh start on Monday and get extra recess next week.  Most assignments are attached to my lesson plans on my blog.  There is also a section of SRAs and towers on the blog.  Your student should know what color or section they should be working on.

Spelling Words – Here are the spelling words for week 6.  I will open up some of the activities on iLearn today.  The required activities for spelling this week are: the practice test, ABC order and Vocabulary Match.  The practice test will be ready later this weekend.

Week 6


Hot words – 

  1. track,
  2. blood
  3. slid
  4. flood
  5. stack
  6. drab
  7. slip
  8. black
  9. crab
  10. drop

 Content words

11 fiction

12. nonfiction

13. difference

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Extra recess

I have input all the papers and the following students will have extra recess tomorrow:  1, 2, 10, 12, 14, 20, 22, 23

The other students have missing work.  Please check parent connect and find out what is missing.  If the work is turned in in the morning they will be able to have extra recess.

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Tomorrow is a 1/2 day – pick up at 11:45

Extra recess helper needed for tomorrow – if you can come please let me know right away.  Extra recess will be at 11:25.

Missing Assignments – I am working hard to input all the papers that I got today.   Please check in a while if your child has any missing assignments.  I will need to leave soon since my daughter has parent teacher conferences tonight.

Book order is due by tomorrow.  CASH ONLY PLEASE  or checks made directly to Scholastic.  I stay here very late most night and never have time to go to a bank.


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Class News

Dear Parents,

When packing your children’s snack/lunch in the morning, please make sure to pack the necessary utensils that they may require. The forks, spoons, napkins and straws in the cafeteria are for those students who are purchasing a hot lunch only. We hope that you understand. Thanking you in advance for your help with this matter.

Howe School Staff

Reminder – Friday, 10/13 is a 1/2 Day for Professional Development.  Dismissal is at 11:45

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Parent Connect

Dear Parents,

I am still trying to solve the Parent Connect issue.  Can someone please log in on a computer not a phone and tell me if you can see your students grades? Computer Services thinks it might be a phone issue.


Katie Keebler



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Parent Connect

Dear Parents,

Parent Connect is not available to anyone in the school right now.  I have addressed the issue with computer services.  I have been printing a new missing assignment list almost everyday and putting it in your child’s red folder.  There was a new one put in this morning.  If your student has fallen behind please help them to catch up as soon as possible.  Report cards will be here before we know it.  Make sure you signed up for a conference on the sign up sheets outside the classroom.

Katie Keebler

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Week 5 Spelling activities are ready on iLearn

Students may work on these at home or in school.  They should all be done by Friday.  To get to the spelling:

  • Go to the Dearborn Public Schools website
  • Click iLearn
  • Log in with Lunch card number and birthday
  • Go to My Courses
  • Click on the Spelling Course
  • Log in again
  • There are 3 activities available and I am working on the others, they will be ready by Monday.
  • If you have any questions please let me know.
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Class News

Firefighter Jen – came to visit us today.  You can see pictures on Class Dojo.  She came to talk about our upcoming trip to the Smoke house.
Fire House Trip – October 19th 9:30-11:30 – Remember if you are interested in chaperoning you need to get your paper work in to the office this week or you will not be able to join us.  I have had several people ask me about the date today, remember you can look on the blog calendar and I try to post most of the events up there.  The Smoke house is pretty small so I can only take a few parents.  No siblings are allowed.  Please remember do not talk on your cell phones during field trips.  Thanks!
Math Study Guide – was sent home tonight to study before the test tomorrow.  PLEASE return it tomorrow so I can record the scores.
Here are a few important dates for PTA related activities:
  • Apparel order forms go home this week. Please turn in by Oct. 18th.
  • PTA meeting Wednesday, October 11th after school, meet on the playground.
  • Box tops collection week is Oct 23-27.  The class with the most submissions wins a pizza party!
  • Fall festival is Friday, October 27th from 6pm-7:30pm in the cafeteria/courtyard.
Thank you in advance, for all of your support!


Dear Parents,

We had a problem today with one of the students popping the keys of the computers.  There are now 8 keys missing from 2 computers.  Since students don’t know how to touch type yet these computers are now useless since the students don’t know what keys they are.  Please discuss respecting property with your students and make sure they understand how important this is.  Our school does not have the hundreds of dollars that it would take to replace these computers.  Everyone is denying that they were the one who did this.  Please ask your student if they know anything about this.  I only want to know about what they actually saw, not blaming someone they think did it or someone told them that someone did it.

Thank you for your help!

Katie Keebler

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