Mrs. Donelson's 1st Grade

Dearborn Public Schools

IMPORTANT SUMMER GOOGLE CLASSROOM INFO – PLEASE READ (MR. SHORT)

Haigh Community,

        I am writing tonight to inform you about an exciting new summer learning initiative for Haigh students. Research shows that children can lose substantial amounts of their education during the 3 Summer months that they are not in school.   Your support is crucial to helping us keeping your child on track.

Our teachers  have developed a Google Classroom program that will provide weekly academic practice for our students to keep their skills sharp! Each week  activities, and practice items will be shared with your student(s) in their google classroom account. These assignments are for Kindergarten through 4th grade students. Current 5th grade students will be working on assignments provided by Bryant Middle School.Your child has likely used google classroom this year but their teacher will be reviewing it with students before the end of the school year.

Tomorrow, you will be receiving a blog post from our summer learning blog.  This blog post will contain more detailed information about the program.   Moving forward, you will be updated weekly to notify you of available activities  for your student(s)s and events in the community.  This is not a mandatory program for our students, but is highly recommended to keep their skills current and to prepare them for their next grade level. We hope that your family is able to help utilize this new program and fight the summer slide!

Please email Ms. Kim Ray (rayk@dearbornschools.org) with any questions or concerns during the summer months. We look forward to a Summer full of sunshine and learning 🙂

Have a great day!

Mr. Short

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Class Picnic

 

Dear Parents,

On Wednesday, June 14th, the first graders will be celebrating the end of first grade by having a picnic in the park. We will be walking across the street to Levagood Park at approximately 9:30am, and returning at approximately 2:00pm.

This event is FREE to all students and will include a pizza lunch with watermelon, chips, cookies, and lots of water.  We also have lots of fun outdoor activities planned, including a water balloon toss!

Students will need to dress for this event, as we will be outside all day (it’s supposed to be super hot). We suggest sunblock and hats to protect from the sun, and tennis shoes to protect feet from accidents.

Permission slips are required for students to attend this event because we will be leaving school grounds. Please sign and return the permission slip (in your child’s folder) if you plan for your child to attend. Any and all parents who would like to attend are also welcome!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Donelson

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Free Online Resources!!! Summer Activities!!

May 2017

 

Dear Teachers, Parents, and Students:

 

This year’s summer reading theme is “Build a Better World” and the Michigan eLibrary (MeL) is here to help! Students of all ages can go to MeL.org to find eBooks and articles to read, conduct research, prepare for high stakes tests like the SAT®, or maintain/improve basic skills.

 

MeL provides all Michigan residents free access to quality, vetted subscription databases that can be used all year.  Resources are available 24/7 and are mobile compatible.  Our awesome content providers have created a few short videos for you that highlight their resources for summer use; you can check them out on the MeL YouTube channel playlist  “Summer Slide Videos from our Partners” : (https://goo.gl/fDC4Be). While you are there,  be sure to subscribe to the MeL Channel, so you can keep up to date with the latest tutorials and videos from MeL!

 

Within MeL, you can find quality resources and weblinks organized into convenient portals.  For children from birth to 5th grade, MeL Kids (kids.mel.org) has four centers that will help support and build basic skills such as reading and math.  For the older students in grades 6 through 12, MeL Teens (teens.mel.org) offers a wealth of resources to not only maintain and build basic skills, but also improve research skills and help students prepare for life after high school with college or career information.  You can easily access the subscription databases in the Homework Help sections of these portals, or simply go to the A to Z database list (databases.mel.org).

 

This summer, stop by your local public library for programming and learning opportunities. But don’t forget to also use some of the Michgian eLibrary’s popular K-12 databases featured in the attached table. Dive into MeL to help slow down the summer slide and “Build a Better World”!

 

Sincerely,

The Michigan eLibrary Team

 

 

Database Name Grade Level Features

Britannica School

Britannica Learning Zone

Britannica Elementary

Britannica Middle

Britannica High

PreK – 12

●      Change reading levels with a click

●      Read aloud feature

●      STEM resources

●      Articles, Videos, Images, Maps, Primary Sources and more!

Early World of Learning PreK – 2

●      Look and Read

●      Includes stories, nursery rhymes, songs, games, and videos.

eBooks

eBooks K-8

Pre-K – adult

●      eBooks can be downloaded or viewed via PDF version

●      K-8 is a subset of the main collection and contains nearly 11,000 titles chosen to support a quality learning experience for K-8 students across all subject areas taught in elementary and middle schools

Kids InfoBits PreK – 5

●      3,000 images

●      1,700+ kid-friendly charts and graphs

●      Nearly 600 high-quality educational videos

●      Contains content in popular subject categories including Animals, Arts, Geography, Health, Literature, People, Social Studies, Technology, and more.

LearningExpress Library 4 – adult

●      Practice tests, Tutorials, and eBooks

●      College Prep Center: SAT, ACT, PSAT practice

●      School center: Math & Reading skills improvement tutorials starting in the 4th grade

NoveList K8+ PreK – 12

●      Find just the right book

●      Reading lists

●      Book reviews

Research in Context 6 – 8+

●      Designed to support the developing information and digital literacy skills of the average middle school student

●      Nearly 300 topic pages

●      750+ Science videos

Scholastic BookFLIX PreK – 3

●      Interactive eBooks

●      Pairs fiction and nonfiction texts

●      Fiction tests are Weston Woods Videos

●      Interactive games to help improve sequencing, vocabulary, and fact versus fiction

World Book for Kids PreK – 5

●      Activities and Science Projects centers

●      Learn about people, places, animals, sports, and more

●      Includes videos, images, maps, games

●      Hear text read aloud

 

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FIELD DAY IS ON MONDAY! JUNE 5, 2017

Image result for field dayThis is a reminder that field day will be on Monday, June 5th.First graders will participate from 9am – 11 am.

  • Please send your child to school with a water bottle, labeled with their name. This prevents them from entering the building to get a drink of water and missing out on field day activities.
  • Please have your child wearing gym shoes. NO SANDALS!
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FIELD TRIP REMINDERS! MAY 30, 2017

 

FIELD TRIP REMINDERS!

  • We are asking that all first graders dress appropriately for Wednesday’s weather and to wear something BLUE for a shirt/jacket. This will help us keep track of all the students.
  • All children must pack a snack, lunch and a drink for a picnic lunch at the village. All bags and containers MUST be disposable.
  • Children need to arrive at school on time. The bus will leave promptly at 9 a.m.

IF YOU ARE A CHAPERONE:

Please come into the school with your student in the morning. We will all leave together. Chaperones will drive only their child in their car and will follow the bus to the village.

Also, you will be assigned a group of students while at the village. When you come into the classroom tomorrow morning, I will give you an informational sheet with my contact information, along with the names of the students you are chaperoning. If you would like to take your child home right from the village, please see me to sign them out.

We also recommend bringing a backpack to carry your group’s lunches.

Thanks! See everyone tomorrow!! 😀

Mrs. Donelson

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Summer Reading

Access our district iRead course anywhere in the world.  

 

Win prizes for reading a lot of books over the summer!

 

The more books students read this summer, the better the chances they’ll win a Chromebook. 

                                                                     

  1. Go to the Dearborn Schools website at dearbornschools.org. Select “For Students.”
  2. Click on “iLearn.” They login just as they do on school district computers.
  3. The student’s login is their student number: 20xxxxxx
  4. The password needs to be typed in carefully. (All students should know it.)
  5. In the Search Courses box, Type iRead, just one word, and click on the word search.
  6. Click on the blue iRead title that says iRead-Students First: Inspire, Educate, Celebrate.
  7. Scroll down and click on the blue button that says, “enroll me.”
  8. Enter the school the school they’ll be at next year and their grade next year, saving both.
  9. Enter the name of the public library they will probably use when they go to the library.
  10. Click on “Badges” and “Bronze Badge Book Review” to add entries for books they’ve read.
  11. Under “Instructions,” students should “make a copy” of the Projects doc for add’l reviews.

 

 To access Clever from home or a public library     

         

 Go to the student page of the Dearborn Public Schools. Here’s the website: http://dearbornschools.org/resources/students

  1. Click: Clever (Khan Academy, *myOn, MobyMax) under useful links.
  2. The student’s login is their student number: 20xxxxxx@dearbornschools.org
  3. The password needs to be typed in carefully. (All students should know it.)
  4. * If you have an iPad or tablet you want to use for myOn you’ll need to click on the tablet (BLUE BOX) next to your avatar. When you click the tablet it will give you a secret code for you to login. See iblog.dearbornschools.org/myON for help with myON.

My login: ____________________________________

My Password:____________

 

doc01920420170530071628 (1) (1) —Arabic Version

 

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Tomorrowś Lunch

TOMORROW’S LUNCH

Image result for cheese and crackers

Because of a schedule change with our food delivery, tomorrow’s lunch will NOT be breakfast. Tomorrow’s new choices are cheese and crackers for first choice or cheese pocket for second choice. Please make sure your child knows about the switch – I know breakfast is an absolute favorite and I don’t want anyone disappointed tomorrow when we do lunch count.

Thanks for your help!

Mrs. Donelson

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Field Day Cancelled / Rescheduled

Image result for sad rain cloudHaigh Community,

Due to predicted weather forecasts, we have decided to CANCEL field day tomorrow. It is supposed to rain tomorrow and Thursday, and we want our back fields nice and dry so the kids can have a great time for their day.

FIELD DAY HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR MONDAY, JUNE 5TH.

Mrs. Donelson

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Field Day!

Dear Parents and Guardians,

To help us celebrate another fantastic school year, we will be having Field Day on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.  For this Field Day event students will work through stations with their class to develop skills they have learned in physical education and have tons of fun!  The schedule for the event is as follows:

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grades

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM All School Picnic

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM 3rd, 4th and 5th Grades

On May 24, students need to wear clothes that will allow them to be physically active outside, including tennis shoes.  They need to bring a water bottle.  There will be a station to refill bottles if needed.  Students are highly encouraged to bring a bagged lunch to enjoy at the all school picnic.  They are welcome to bring a towel or blanket to sit on as well.  Students will be able to purchase school lunch if necessary.

We are looking for one parent from each classroom to donate a treat for the entire class to enjoy after their session.  Please contact your child’s classroom teacher if you are interested in proving a treat.

Lastly, we need 15 parent volunteers for both sessions to help run stations.  If you are interested in volunteering, fill out the lower portion and return it to Mr. Peecher.  Please, contact Mr. Peecher with any questions.

Thanks!  The PBIS/Field Day Committee  peechers@dearbornschools.org

*We will only be able to accommodate students & parent volunteers for this event.

 Field Day Volunteer Form

___  Yes! I would like to volunteer to help with a field day station.

___ Morning Session (K-2nd Grades) Please arrive for the morning session by 8:45 AM

___ Afternoon Session (3rd-5th Grades) Please arrive for the afternoon session by 12:30 PM

Volunteer Name: __________________________________________________________

 

** This letter will be coming home in your child’s folder today 🙂

Thanks,

Mrs. Donelson

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Field Trip Permission Slips Due 5-12-17

This is reminder that the deadline for our Greenfield Village field trip permission slip and money is due this FRIDAY, MAY 12th. I have to buy the tickets in advance, so I cannot accept any money after Friday. This means that if I do not have you child’s permission slip and payment, your child will not be able to go on the field trip with us. :(

Also, if you are able to chaperone, it would be GREATLY appreciated!  Please check the chaperone box on the permission slip and add your $13.50 payment in the same envelope.

Thank you so much!! :)

Mrs. Donelson

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