Mrs. Halimi

Dearborn Public Schools

Happy Summer

Happy summer Haigh families!! On my first day of summer break I just wanted to take a minute to wish all of you a fun and safe summer. I had such a great year with your children. They truly were the most enjoyable, respectful, and FUN class I have had. The memories and relationships we have made will be in my heart forever. Your child has worked hard all year to prepare themselves for fourth grade and beyond. As summer begins, please consider frequent trips to the libraries, reflection through writing of summer activities, (Maybe even emailing their old 3rd grade teacher 🙂 ) and of course family FUN activities.

Have a GREAT summer 🙂

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Field Trip Tomorrow

Just a quick reminder that we are going to Greenfield Village tomorrow morning 🙂

  • Pack a bag lunch with name clearly written
  • Wear gym shoes
  • You can bring money for the gift shop
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Reminders for the Week

Hello Haigh families!

Just wanted to share a few things with you.

  • Tomorrow our Made in Michigan project is due. Students have a scheduled presentation day, but should turn in project tomorrow. They will be able to take their poster board and materials home with them the day before to practice for their planned presentations.
  • Tomorrow is our PBIS picnic. Please see the previous post from the PBIS committee.
  • No spelling list for the remainder of the year.
  • If your child is in fasting for Ramadan, please send in a note with your child tomorrow. We have accommodations in place for children that are participating.


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PBIS Picnic

Dear Families,


On Wednesday, May 31st we will be having a PBIS celebration to recognize your child’s positive behavior. This month’s celebration theme is All School Picnic! We will be having our picnic outside, so let’s hope the weather stays pleasant!


Your child may bring a towel or blanket to sit on during the picnic, and we strongly encourage students bring a brown bag lunch since we will be eating outside. However, lunch will still be available for purchase in the cafeteria.


Thank you,

Haigh PBIS Committee

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Field Day and Picnic Rescheduled!

Haigh families: Due to the weather forecast, our field day has been rescheduled for Monday, June 5th.

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Wear GREEN Tomorrow :)

Attention Haigh families! Please wear GREEN tomorrow for our whole school clean up parade.Parents, please consider joining us along the parade route to show your support and get a snap shot of your child.

Tomorrow we have more M-Step testing. We are almost finished and the kids are doing great. Please make sure your child eats a healthy breakfast and packs a healthy snack to “feed” their brains.

Reminder that Wednesday is our school wide picnic at 11:30 followed by field day in the afternoon (Please see the previous post about field day information). Students may bring in picnic blankets or beach towels to enjoy their lunches on.We are looking forward to this fun event.

We will not have any new spelling or vocabulary words this week. We will continue with last weeks list since their was little time and emphasis on these words due to testing. We will test on Thursday. We will also be having a social studies assessment on Wednesday. Please look for the study guide to come home tomorrow.Also, just a reminder that the “Made in Michigan” project information went home last week and is due May 31st. We will have some time in class to do some research about their products this week. Poster and presentation preparation are to be done at home.

No school on Friday.

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Field Day Information

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

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Happy Mothers Day! I hope you have all had a great day celebrating with family. I will keep this post brief, as my husband told me, “No work today!”

  • M-Step begins this week. We will be testing on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday this week. Students will be working on the ELA portion of the test this week. Please make sure your child gets a good nights sleep,a healthy breakfast,and some words of encouragement 🙂
  • We have late start on Wednesday, school begins at 9:35
  • We have our field trip to the River Raisin Battlefield on Friday. The weather looks to be great so this should be a great field-trip that covers much of the Michigan history we have covered this year. Please send in permission slips tomorrow if you haven’t done so yet.

Academic Vocabulary:

  1. Classify- To sort into categories.
  2. Geologist-A scientist who studies the earths history.
  3. Analyze- To examine something in greater detail in order to understand it better.
  4. Culture- The way of life for a group of people.
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Peek at Our Week

Good evening Haigh families! I hope you have enjoyed the SUN this weekend. It looks like it will be sticking around a bit this week 🙂


  • Please return field trip permission slips
  • We have regular lunch times this week
  • We will be having PIZZA from Pizza Hut on Wednesday thanks to Eva Hammoud and  the “Favorite Restaurant paper”  she wrote. Students will receive a slice of pizza, so please pack a light lunch.

This week we have a semi-normal week.We have one more NWEA test to complete (science) and then we are done 🙂 We begin M-Step testing next week on Tuesday the 16th. This week the plan is to learn, review concepts, and have some FUN!

In reading this week we will focus on our M-Step folder. We will also continue to look at poetry and learn how to “dissect” a poem to discover it’s meaning. Students are well versed on how to comprehend a text, but poems can leave students with different interpretations and take aways. We will share ours this week.

In writing we will continue to focus our attention on the opinion genre. We will begin to write an opinion piece about…..SPIDERS! EEEK!

In math we will review multiplication and division concepts and focus on decomposing factors to help us multiply larger numbers. We will also continue to work through a variety of story problems using the CER method to explain our reasoning.

In Social Studies we will learn about the growth of the automobile industry and how it helped shape Michigan’s economy.

In Science we will investigate rocks and minerals.

Academic Vocabulary:

Please be sure your child is studying both their spelling and vocabulary words. Scores seem to be dropping and many students are not trying their best. Many students create flashcards and study them throughout the week. This has proven time after time to be an effective method for learning these words. We cover these words in class and in the content areas, but students still need practice with spelling and providing a definition in their own words.

  1. Stanza- A group of lines in a poem that are separated by a space.
  2. Capital resources-Goods that are used to produce more goods and services.
  3. Human resources- Workers and their skills.
  4. Natural resources-Things in nature that people find useful.
  5. Mineral-A naturally occurring substance that is formed in the ground.
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Peek at The Week

Good evening Haigh families. Tomorrow welcomes May 1st! I can’t believe how quickly this year is flying by. We will continue NWEA testing this week. I plan to have everyone tested by the end of the week so we can have a week to breath before we begin M-Step testing the week of the 15th.


  • We will have early lunch (11:25) on Tuesday only this week.
  • NWEA testing will take place each morning this week.
  • 4th grade Market Day is Friday. Students will visit the 4th grade classrooms and purchase products they created. Students DO NOT need money for this event, as they will receive “play” money.

Reading – We will continue to learn about poetry and it’s inclusion of figurative language by creating figurative language flip books as a resource to refer to. We will also work through our M-Step review folder when time allows.

Writing- Our focus will continue to be on opinion brief writes. Last week we did not get as many lessons as I wanted with our testing and busy schedule.

Math- We wrapped up our fraction unit on Friday with our unit test and I am very happy at how well the class did. We will begin our next unit which is reviewing multiplication and division concepts and practicing multi-step story problems using the CER method to help explain our reasoning.

Social Studies- We will be taking a look at how Michigan’s resources impacted the economy and growth of the state.

Science- We will be comparing how slow and fast changes can affect the land.

Academic Vocabulary-

  1. Idiom-An expression that cannot be understood from the meanings of its separate words but must be learned as a whole. Ex. Break a leg, spill the beans.
  2. Metaphor- Comparing two things NOT using the words ‘like’ or ‘as’.
  3. Simile- Comparing two things that are not alike USING the words ‘like’ or ‘as’.
  4. Entrepreneur-A person who starts a business and is willing to risk loss in order to make money.
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