Mrs. Spencer's Classroom Blog

Dearborn Public Schools

Good Morning!

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer! The weather has been perfect for playing outside or maybe reading a book under a tree.

Soon, I will be deleting your emails from my blog to add a fresh batch of email addresses. I just wanted to say what a pleasure it was to work with your children and you. If there is anything you need I am always available at

I wanted to share a website where kids read classic literature aloud for kids. There are additional resources on the website as well. Happy Reading and Listening!

Have a wonderful 3rd grade year!!

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Happy Summer!

Hello All,

I hope everyone is having a safe and happy summer! I added a link to a set of math games called Greg Tang Math Games.

Don’t forget to read!! You knew I had to say it. ūüôā




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HF Summer Garden Watering Program

Summer 2017 watering program

Summer Watering Program!!! The Ecology club is looking for volunteers to help water the new gardens and do some light weeding over the summer. If you are interested please contact Ms.McCormick at

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Ways to Prevent Summer Slide

From Kindergarten to High School ‚Äď How to Prevent the Summer Slide

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Classroom News from Room 211

Last Weekly Spelling List     Р irregular past tense

Pattern Р hid, went, wrote, spoke, sold, stood, told, made, gone, began

Sight – seed, plant, stem, roots, flower

Bonus Words   Р library, beach, vacation, movies, biking

This week we will be continuing with our discussion of classic and contemporary literature in reading.

We will have our Social Studies Test on Wednesday morning. Students have a study guide in their folder.

I will send home   a math review on Wednesday for our math test on Thursday.



Thanks again for all the support this year!



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If you have a minute, could you please fill out this survey. You will need to copy and paste the link. Thank you!

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Classroom News from Room 211

Weekly Spelling Words

Spelling   Рsuffixes ly, ful, ness, able

Pattern – friendly, likely, careful, coldness, helpful, slowly, kindness, likable, washable, comfortable

Sight – school, morning, street, stick, birthday

Bonus – traditional, contemporary, narrative, characters, problems

Thank you for attending our Fairy Tale Plays. The children had fun performing for you!

We are in the final weeks of 2nd grade. We will have our last Social Studies test on Wednesday, June 7th. I will send home the study guide this week.

Homework will be sent home through next week.

We will have some fun activities the last week of school!

Once again, I have to express how important it is that your child reads all summer long.

Weekly trips to the library are a good idea. Library  Summer reading programs for everyone, adults included, begin Monday, June 19 and conclude on Saturday, July 28. Read or listen to books, attend programs and be eligible for weekly prize drawings. Detailed information will be available on the website by early June, or call 313-943-2330.

Students could continue to use,, and for reading and math.

Thank you for all of your support this year!


Classroom News from Room 211

Weekly Spelling Words

Pattern – bigger, biggest, faster, fastest, looked, looking, liked, liking, talked, talking

Sight – many, these, only, own, together

Bonus – seventy, eighty, ninety, hundred, thousand

We have a short week this week and next week. There is NO SCHOOL ON FRIDAY, MAY 26TH and MONDAY, MAY 29TH.

Fairy Tale Plays РThe following four plays will be presented  on Thursday, May 25th, at 9:30 and then repeated at 1:30: Jack and the Beanstalk, The Elves and the Shoemaker, Rumpelstiltskin, and The Frog Prince

The plays are short so don’t be late, you ¬†might miss them!¬†






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Classroom News from Room 211

Spelling irregular plural nouns

Pattern – woman, women, man, men, goose, geese, foot, feet, mouse, mice

Sight – because, first, next, then, last

Bonus – twenty, thirty, forty, fifty, sixty

We will no longer be receiving a fresh fruit or vegetable snack daily. Please send in a healthy snack daily because our mornings are quite long. We eat lunch at 12:30. Thank you.

I have told the class that fidget spinners need to stay home. One of our classroom rules is that no toys be brought to school except on PBIS Celebration days with the exception of basketballs and soccer balls. Thank you for your help with this issue.

Late Start – Our last late start is on Wednesday, May 17. School will begin at 9:40.

Our spring Fairy Tale Plays will be presented on Thursday, May 25 at 9:30 and again at 1:30.

Plays are the same day as the City Beautiful Assembly which is at 2:30. The Henry Ford  Poetry Contest winners will read their poems at this school assembly.

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Classroom News from Room 211

Weekly Spelling Words

Plurals – adding es to words that end with x, sh, ch

Pattern words – boxes,foxes,witches,stitches,dishes,brushes,fixes,mixes, sandwiches,catches

Sight – goes, good, does, our, cousin

Bonus – television, computer, playground, imagination, crafts

Math – we will be working with money in our next unit as well as place value. Give your child the chance to review the names and values of coins, and count a handful of coins.

Science – we have planted some seeds and they are starting to grow. We will write our observations in our science logs and learn about the life cycle of a plant.

Social Studies –¬†we are learning about good citizens and how people work together to solve problems in a community.

Wednesday, May 17th is a late start.




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