Sep
2017

Math Bags!

Your child is bringing home 2 new games in their math bag.  They also have a bag of colored cubes to use as the game pieces for both games.  To play you roll 1 of the dice and cover the matching number using your game piece.  When all of the numbers are covered you count how many you have on the board to find the winner.  The player with the most cubes wins! They have played both games in class! Please be sure that your child brings back the game pieces and games back to school every day! Thank you!!

Sep
2017

Kindergarten Weekly News

Hello Kindergarten Families!

Happy 3rd week of kindergarten! We are looking forward to another terrific week!

Your child has gym on Thursday’s and Friday’s! Please have your child wear gym shoes to school everyday!

We would like to remind you of a few things. Please remember, your child needs to bring a healthy snack to school EVERYDAY! They also need to bring their folder and reading bags to school every day. Check your child’s folder each day and remove the papers that do not need to come back to school.  The reading bag contains homework items for your child. Please work with these items for 20 minutes each day. All children need to wear gym shoes to school every day. Thank you for your teamwork in helping your child with these responsibilities!

Please note that there is NO school for KINDERGARTEN students only on Friday, September 22nd.

Letters: We will review the letters Mm and Tt and introduce the letters Dd and Aa . Your child will need to identify these letters and the sounds they make. Please practice these letters at home everyday.

Name Practice: Recognizing and writing names are very important and will be practiced every day!

Please be sure there are no backwards letters and that only the first letter is uppercase. The rest of the name should be lowercase.                                         

Ex.   Mohamed not…MOHAMED or mohamed.

Reading: This week we will be expanding our print concepts by separating sentences into words. We will also practice identifying the characters in stories. This is a comprehension strategy to help your child remember what was being read. We will also practice identifying beginning sounds of words. So far, we have introduced 1 of the 5 Daily Choices. The children are now independently doing Read to Self and we will introduce Work on Writing this week. We are still encouraging the children to practice the 3 Ways to Read a Book. (1. Read the pictures 2. Read the words 3. Re-tell the story)

Please practice the following sight words: (These are words your child needs to recognize and read by sight.)

Review:     I       like    my                           

NEW words this week will be: is     a     see

Math: We will continue to introduce various math tools to the students this week. In addition, we will work on counting to 100 and recognizing numbers and their quantities 1 to 10. We will practice writing ways to show the numbers 0-10.

Science: We will begin our Earth Science Unit on Trees. In this unit we will investigate different types of trees.

Social Studies:  We will continue a unit called “How to Get Along with Others”. This week we will talk about what it means to be fair and responsible.

Writing: We will write to tell a personal story. This is called a personal narrative. The children will write using detailed drawings as well as their ability to tell us about their story. Children will also be encouraged to write with “words”. Please encourage your child to “write” at home.

Sep
2017

Open House Tonight!

Please join us tonight for our Open House. Your entire family is invited to come to Miller school and visit our room and all the special area teachers as well!  When you come please go into the cafeteria to sign up for a Parent Teacher conference that will be in November. I hope to see everyone at Open House.

Sep
2017

Kindergarten Weekly News!

                                    Hello Kindergarten Families!

Happy 2nd week of kindergarten! This is our first full week!  We look forward to another fun week of learning new things and getting to know each other more. The children are showing so much success is learning the expectations and procedures in kindergarten. We are so proud of them!

We would like to remind you of a few things. Please remember, your child needs to bring a healthy snack to school EVERYDAY! They also need to bring their folder and reading bags to school everyday. Check your child’s folder each day and remove the papers that do not need to come back to school.  The reading bag contains homework items for your child. Please work with these items for 20 minutes each day. All children need to wear gym shoes to school everyday. Thank you for your teamwork in helping your child with these responsibilities!

Please note there is NO school for KINDERGARTEN students ONLY on Friday, September 22nd.

Reading: This week we will learn the Three Ways to Read a Book. Your child can read a book by: 1. Reading the pictures, 2. Reading the words, 3. Retelling a familiar story. We will also begin Daily 5. This is our Literacy program that teaches the children valuable reading strategies as well as independence during work time. We will practice Read to Self. Please practice the following sight words: (These are words your child needs to recognize and read by sight.)

I       like       my

Letters: We will identify the letters Mm and Tt and the sounds they produce. Please practice these letters at home with your child.

Rhyming: We will learn that rhyming words have the same ending sounds and look for them in our read alouds.

Math: We will introduce various math tools to the students this week. In addition, we will work on counting to 30 and recognizing numbers and their quantities 1 to 10. We will also begin learning about calendar math.

Science: We will begin learning about the 5 senses. These are see, hear, smell, taste, touch. We will use these senses when observing trees.  

Social Studies:  We will begin a unit called “How to Get  Along with Others”. This week we will talk about what it means to be fair.

Writing: We will begin to write to tell a personal story. This is called a personal narrative. The children will learn to write using detailed drawings as well as their ability to tell us about their story. Please encourage your child to “write” at home.

Please remember to visit your teacher’s classroom blog (website). You will find this is a valuable resource for you as a kindergarten parent.

If you have a computer, or can visit the public library to use the computer, please assist your child in visiting the website starfall.com. Your child will be able to practice letters, sounds, and much more.

Thank you for all you do!

 

Sep
2017

Welcome to Kindergarten!

Dear Kindergarten Families,

My name is Mrs. Mroue, I’m excited about being your child’s kindergarten teacher.  Teaching is an absolute passion of mine! It’s going to be a year full of fun, learning, and new beginnings.  This will be my 16th year teaching and my 11th year here at Miller.  I absolutely love teaching kindergarten!  It is my mission to instill a love for learning to my students.

It is so important to keep communication open between us and I would love to talk to you whenever you feel the need.  Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.  Please do not hesitate to contact me via email: mrouet1@dearbornschools.org.  I also have an iBlog that will help us stay connected and let you know what we are doing in our classroom.  There will also be links to educational games and websites:  http://iblog.dearbornschools.org/mrouet1/. Another form of communication will be an app that is called Remind text,  please join so that I may send group messages to you when needed.  https://www.remind.com/.  Please be sure that you also check your child’s homework folder daily.

At Miller Elementary we expect our students to be FAIR, SAFE, and KIND to one another.  Please follow through with these expectations at home as well.  I have really high expectations for your child but we need to work together so that he/she can become successful.

Looking forward to a great year together!

Sincerely,

 

Mrs. Mroue