Math Counts

I have a super easy and fun game you can play at home that will help with number recognition….Get a shower curtain from the dollar store.  Make a grid on it with a permanent marker.  Then fill in the spaces with numbers.  Once the grid is ready, then you will say a number.  The child will find the number on the grid.  You will continue calling numbers.  After you are done with the activity, you can use this grid again for adding or subtracting numbers.

Here you can see some of the second graders looking for the number that is called.  They did a great job finding their number.

NWEA testing tips

The NWEA testing sessions are beginning this week.  Some tips that can help your student are:

  1. Getting to bed at a reasonable hour for the best rest you can get.
  2. Have a good breakfast – food in our bellies helps our brain work.
  3. In the evening practice reading and answering questions.

All of these easy tips can help your student.

Wayne County Regional Enhancement Education Millage Proposal

 

School districts in Wayne County have placed a proposal on the November 8th ballot to provide added funding for our schools. It is the “Regional Enhancement Millage Proposal.”

If approved by the entire county, the 2 mil proposal will generate approximately $6.2 million from Dearborn but the District will receive $7.8 million in additional funding for our schools.  Money would go to local schools starting this year and the millage expires after six years.  Continue reading

Wayne County Regional Enhancement Education Millage Proposal

 

School districts in Wayne County have placed a proposal on the November 8th ballot to provide added funding for our schools. It is the “Regional Enhancement Millage Proposal.”

If approved by the entire county, the 2 mil proposal will generate approximately $6.2 million from Dearborn but the District will receive $7.8 million in additional funding for our schools.  Money would go to local schools starting this year and the millage expires after six years.  Continue reading

Spelling Homework Fun!!!!

Did you know practicing spelling words can increase vocabulary?  Spelling words should be practiced every night for about 5 minutes.  Here are a few activities that are fun to do and are very low cost:

  1. Practice writing the words using a stencil
  2. Practice writing the words in crayon, colored pencil or marker
  3. Practice writing the words by stamping the letters with stamps.
  4. Use a scrabble board to make the words
  5. Make a game using the words
  6. Have a beanbag and toss the bag with each correct spelling.

Hope some of these activities will be helpful and enjoyable.

Notice for AOL Email Accounts

Dear Parents,

If you are an AOL email user, please be aware that you may not receive email notifications due to AOL policies. We are working to resolve this issue with AOL.

Thank you for your patience while we work with AOL to make sure you get classroom notifications from your teacher.

Sincerely,

Technology Department

5 Homework Tips

Homework can be stressful to do every evening.  But do your homework helps you to create a sense of being a life long learner.  You can make homework time fun and less stressful by doing these 5 little tips…

  1. Keep a list of assignments-use your planner.  The planner from school helps you to stay organized and keeps you on track with completing your assignments.
  2. If you have a big project that is due, try breaking it into smaller parts over several nights.  This helps you to not feel so overwhelmed.
  3. Work with a buddy.  Working with a buddy makes homework time fun and if you have a question, sometimes your buddy can help you out.
  4. Take a Break-a 15 minute break in between subjects can help refresh your brain.
  5. Reward yourself when you get a big assignment done or you completed a challenging subject.  The reward could be an extra break or even a watching a movie when you are done.