Dearborn Home Coming this weekend

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Hello Young 5 Families!

I hope you all are enjoying your summer! This weekend is Dearborn Home Coming at Ford Field. This sounds like a fun family event! I hope you all can get a chance to check it out. There is also a fishing derby this weekend too. I am not sure on the age groups, but sometimes these derbies are open to young children. You can click on the links below for more information.

I hope you were able to attend some of the activities offered at the libraries in Dearborn I posted on a previous post. If your child did attend the library and checked out a book, please ask them to draw a picture to tell me about the book as well as write their name on the drawing. Take a picture of the drawing sing your phone and send it to my email.

Dearborn Home Coming

Fishing Derby

Thanks for all you do!

Mrs. Mehrhof


Children’s Activities at the Centennial Library

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Hello Families!

I was looking at all of the great activities the Centennial Library has to offer your children. Some of these activities require you to register but from what I can see that appear to be free. When my son was little we took advantage of the free library programs in our area. We regularly attended the preschool reading times. Here he got to learn to listen to a story, complete and craft, and meet new children. We also used this time to check out new books for home. Please click on the following link and scroll through to see all of the fun things you can do with your child. Centennial Library Children’s Activities

I hope you all are having a fantastic week!!!

Thanks for all you do!

Mrs. Mehrhof


Welcome Oakman Young 5 Families to our Blog!

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Hello Families!

Welcome to our classroom blog! I hope you  and your children are having a fun summer making lasting memories together! I will be using our blog to send messages as well as fun and educational ideas for your child. I am looking forward to the new school year begin your child’s teacher! Please respond to this blog post to confirm you have received this blog post.

Thank you for all you do!

Mrs. Mehrhof


Hello!

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Hello Families!

I hope you are all enjoying summer! Please let tell my first grade stars I say hello and I miss them.

I assigned lessons though MobyMax for the summer. These do not have to be completed all at once, but rather meant to be used throughout the summer.

I am going to be changing my blog over for my Young 5’s families at Oakman soon. Please remember I am only an email away. I would love to hear from you all about how my Miller friends are doing. I am always available to help with whatever your child might need. Please do not ever hesitate to ask. Your children have a very special place in my heart. So…until we see each other, or email again…I wish you all a very safe, blessed, and happy summer!!!

Here is my email. mehrhok@dearbornschools.org

Thank you for all you do!

Mrs. Mehrhof


Thank you!!!

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Hello Families!

Thank you for all of the kind and loving words you have shared with me this week! Thank you for the generous and thoughtful gifts! Most of all, thank you for the trust you have bestowed upon me in caring for and teaching your most precious children! They are truly a blessing to be around. I will miss them so much! Each year, I teach, I am blessed to meet so many wonderful families and amazing children! Each one of my students holds a special place in my heart! I know they will continue to do awesome things! They are and will continue to be what makes this world a better place! It is my prayer that each one of my Kindergarten Stars knows first and foremost, they are loved and treasured. I pray they know they are capable of achieving any goal they set their hearts and minds on. I pray they know they are unique and talented. I have watched these little ones enter kindergarten shy and unsure. It is amazing to see them leave kindergarten confident and excited for next year! I have already spoken with the first grade teachers to let them know about the 27 beautiful, intelligent, and joyful students they will be receiving. I know they will be in great hands with loving and gifted teachers next year! Please keep in contact with me. I am always just an email away! Again, your children are in my heart! Thank you for a fun and happy year!

Thanks for all you do! Enjoy the video! 🙂

Love, Mrs. Mehrhof


Last week of kindergarten

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Hello Kindergarten Families! Well, we made it! We are in our last week of kindergarten! It is with great joy, excitement, and lots of love when I say that this has been an amazing  year! I thank you all for the trust you have bestowed on me in helping your child with their success during their first year of elementary school! Thank you so much for the support, encouragement, and kindness you have shown me. Thank you for all you do for your precious children. Please continue to work with them over the summer. They will still have access to MobyMax and myOn. Please help them login as their will be a summer learning plan. SO…..with all that said, look out first grade…because here comes an amazing group of shining stars! From the bottom of my heart, I wish my students all the best!!! 

I plan on making this announcement on Thursday, but since the I already told my students…. here is the announcement. I am leaving Miller to teach Young 5s at Oakman. Although I am excited to teach Young 5s, my heart can’t help but feel bitter-sweet as I say goodbye to my Miller families! My students have a permanent place in my heart! I pray that they always know how much they are loved, how amazing they are as the unique individuals they are. Each one is going to make this world a better place….I know they have made my little spot on this world a better place just by getting the opportunity to be their teacher. Thank you families, for ALL of your kindness and support! I invite you all to keep in touch. My email will remain the same. Please come and visit me any time at Oakman Elementary.

Thursday, June 15th, is the kindergarten end of the year gathering in the AM!!! Please see your child’s teacher for their class’s time!

Friday, June 16th is a half day. School will end at 11:45. This is our last day of kindergarten!

The ABC Countdown continues! Please do not send backpacks after Tuesday. 🙂

Monday: V- We will do some vigorous exercising!  Tuesday: W- We will wear wacky and wild hair styles! Wednesday: X- We will x-change autographs in our kindergarten books with our friends.  Thursday: Y  Year End Gathering and year end clean up. Friday: Z- Zoom out of kindergarten! Have a fun and safe summer!!!!!!

Reading: We are practicing many reading strategies. We will practice identifying features of narrative text such as characters, setting, and problem/solution. In addition, we will practice flipping the vowel sound in words. (ex. the o on hop is short o, but the o in hope is long o and says its name.) Please practice the following sight words: (These are words your child needs to recognize and read by sight.)  

We will review the sight words we have learned! Please continue to practice these over the summer.

Math: We will continue to review 2D and 3D shapes as well as word problems for addition and subtraction.

Science: We will continue our science explorations. We will explore trees and their parts as well as weather!

Social Studies: We will continue to talk about ways to work with the common good to solve problems in our classroom and in our community.

Writing: We will write about our experiences in kindergarten as we complete our memory books! We will also write about our dads, grandpas, or uncles in recognition of Father’s Day! (Thanks dads, for all you do for your families!) 🙂

Again, I wish you a safe summer of happiness, love, and time spent with family!

Thanks for all you do!!!

Mrs. Mehrhof


P is for picnic and planting!

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Hi Families!

Please send a blanket to school with your child! They will use it was we eat our snack outside for a mini picnic. Please send a healthy snack to school too!

We will be planting and working outside to make Miller even more beautiful. Please send your child in gym shoes and clothes they can get dirty in. Thanks for all you do!

Have a wonderful day!

Mrs. Mehrhof


Week of May 30th

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Hello Kindergarten Families! Happy 34th week of Kindergarten!

I cannot believe we only have 14 days left of kindergarten! I have been tearing up thinking about it! Your children have a very special place in my heart! I am so proud of the learning and growing they have done this year!

Please help your child login to Clever to access MyOn. Daily homework is the following: 20 minutes on MobyMax and myOn, work from something in math bag, reading books from reading bag and practicing sight words.

If you have not already, please visit this link,  https://goo.gl/GSx4xK,  to access and complete the parent survey. Thanks!

Friday, June 2nd will be our planting day at Miller! The children will plant flowers to make Miller School even more beautiful than it already is! Please send your children to school in clothes they can plant in.

The ABC Countdown continues!

Tuesday: M- We will watch a movie!  Wednesday: N- We will play number bingo!   Thursday: O- We will read outside!   

Friday: P Bring a blanket and a snack to have a picnic outside! We are also planting flowers!!!

Spelling: Here are the words for this week. Please be sure to help your child practice EVERYDAY! The test is on FRIDAY! Your child will be tested on three word family words and three sight words. * We will also give your child a “cold word” to spell. This is a word that follows the pattern of the word family. (an ex. is flag )

  1. bag
  2. tag
  3. rag
  4. had
  5. make
  6. say

Reading: We are practicing many reading strategies. We will practice identifying features of narrative text such as characters, setting, and problem/solution. In addition, we will practice flipping the vowel sound in words. (ex. the o on hop is short o, but the o in hope is long o and says its name.) Please practice the following sight words: (These are words your child needs to recognize and read by sight.)  

Review:  way   care   again                          New words:  ride    into    came

Math: We will continue learn about place value as we compose and decompose teen numbers. (ex. 16 is one group of 10 and 6 extra ones). We will also take a computation test on addition and subtraction word problems. Please practice math facts.

Science: We will continue our science explorations. We will explore trees and their parts as well as weather!

Social Studies: We will continue to talk about ways to work with the common good to solve problems in our classroom and in our community.

Writing: This week we will finish our informational writing about animals. We will also begin reviewing narrative writing. Please practice writing sentences with your child each day. Be sure they are using finger spaces between words, stretching for sounds, and using sight words correctly.

Thank you for all you do!

 


Field Day Volunteers Needed

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Hello Families!

Please consider volunteering your time on Thursday morning at our Field Day event for kindergarten. This is a super fun event for the children. The more helping hands to assist with the super fun outdoor activities the better! Please let me know if you are interested. I sent a paper home last week in regards to this request. Thanks!

Thanks for all you do!

Mrs. Mehrhof


Week of May 22nd

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Hello Kindergarten Families!

Happy 33rd week of Kindergarten! Please help your child login to Clever to access MyOn. Daily homework is the following: 20 minutes on MobyMax and myOn, work from something in math bag, reading books from reading bag and practicing sight words.

If you have not already, please visit this link,  https://goo.gl/GSx4xK,  to access and complete the parent survey. Thanks!

Thursday, May 25th is Field Day! We are looking for volunteers to help with this event. Please be sure your child is wearing socks and gym shoes. If it is sunny that morning, you may want to put sunscreen on your child. We will be outside the whole morning.

There will be no school on Friday, May 26th. We wish all who are observing a very happy beginning of Ramadan!

There will be no school on Monday, May 29th in observance of Memorial Day! We are thankful for all the men and women who gave so much for our country.

The ABC Countdown continues!

Monday: I- We will enjoy icy pops.  Tuesday: J – We will dance as we pump up the jam! Wednesday: K- ! We will play kick the ball. Thursday: L- We will pick our lollipops!

Spelling: Here are the words for this week. Please be sure to help your child practice EVERYDAY! The test is on next FRIDAY! Your child will be tested on three word family words and three sight words. * We will also give your child a “cold word” to spell. This is a word that follows the pattern of the word family. (an ex. is flag )

  1. bag
  2. tag
  3. rag
  4. had
  5. make
  6. say

Reading: We are practicing many reading strategies. We will continue to identify reasons an author gives for supporting details about a topic. We will also continue to practice identifying similarities and differences between two texts on the same topic. In addition, we will practice flipping the vowel sound in words. (ex. the o on hop is short o, but the o in hope is long o and says its name.) Please practice the following sight words: (These are words your child needs to recognize and read by sight.)

Review:  friend    walk    took                          New words:  way   care    again

Math: We will continue learn about place value as we compose and decompose teen numbers. (ex. 16 is one group of 10 and 6 extra ones). We will also take a computation test on addition and subtraction word problems. Please practice math facts.

Science: We will continue our science explorations. We will explore trees and their parts as well as weather!

Social Studies: We will continue to talk about ways to work with the common good to solve problems in our classroom and in our community.

Writing: This week we will practice informational writing about animals. We will write three facts about animal as we practice starting our sentences in different ways. We will answer the following questions; What does your animal look like? Where does your animal live?  What does your animal eat? You will be notified on the animal your child chose to research. Please help them find information at home for their animal too. We will be using informational books in class. Please practice writing sentences with your child each day. Be sure they are using finger spaces between words, stretching for sounds, and using sight words correctly.

Thank you for all you do!

Please see me if you can help with Field Day!!! Thank you!

Mrs. Mehrhof