Unit 3 Mid-Module Assessment

Posted by Ann Albertson on February 14, 2019 in Class News |

The mid-module assessment for Unit 3 will be Tuesday. Students should review the multi-step story problems from lessons 1 through 7.


Camp Tamarack – Parent Meeting

Posted by Ann Albertson on February 13, 2019 in Class News |

Thursday, February 21st at 6:00 p.m. in the Howard Media Center

Parents only (no 5th grade students or siblings). Representatives from camp will be there.


Howard Elementary: “Read at Home Plan”

Posted by Ann Albertson on February 12, 2019 in Class News |

Howard Elementary: “Read at Home Plan”

Our goal at Howard School is to ensure all of our students are successful at reading. The “Read at Home Plan” promotes engaging students and their families with reading on a daily basis. Below are the grade-level requirements for reading at home every day. We ask that you talk to your children about what they are reading each day. This daily routine will make a positive impact on your child’s success in school.  

Grade Level

Monthly Reading Expectations

KINDERGARTEN Read 10 – 15 minutes Monday – Friday and record the book titles (Read to Child, Read with Child, Read by Child)
FIRST Read 20 minutes Monday-Friday night and sign teacher provided book log.
SECOND Read 20-25 minutes each night
THIRD Read 25 minutes each night
FOURTH Read 30 minutes each night
FIFTH Read 30 minutes each night

**In the grade levels where applicable, your signature in your child’s planner denotes that as part of their homework, your child has completed their reading requirement.


Green Schools: Fifth Grade Poster Contest Celebrates Arbor Day with Art

Posted by Ann Albertson on February 7, 2019 in Class News |

Since Howard is a “Green School,” we have been invited to participate in a poster contest promoting the theme “Trees for Bees.” Please click on this link for directions, information, and guidelines:  Arbor Day Poster Contest


If your student participates, have them get their entry to me by Friday, March 8 so I can mail it in. (The deadline on the website has been extended.)


Social Studies Site

Posted by Ann Albertson on February 3, 2019 in Class News |

I told the students about this site earlier this week. Mr. Nussbaum has great information on here to enhance our learning of our Social Studies content:

Mr. Nussbaum’s Website


Pencil & Eraser Sale

Posted by Ann Albertson on February 1, 2019 in Class News |
  • Monday morning right after the pledge
  • Everything for $.25
  • Spending limit of $1.00


Dismissal Procedures for January 29th

Posted by Ann Albertson on January 29, 2019 in Class News |

Copied from Mrs. Lazar’s Howard School post:

Due to the extreme cold and windchill that will be setting in this afternoon, we will be adjusting our dismissal for the safety and warmth of students and staff.  Our student valet system will make this easy to do and with your cooperation, things will run smoothly.  Thank you for your assistance ahead of time and thank you to the Howard staff and parent volunteers for making it easy to successfully coordinate efforts that require a lot of support to work:

Your dismissal driving route will remain the same, just keep in mind the following:

  • Please make sure you have your student valet sign where it is easy for staff to see.
  • Staff will be stationed at the student drop off (where the old bus lane used to be/in front of the flagpole) they will radio in your child’s name and your child will then be sent out from the door closest to the flagpole.
  • Students who exit on Lawrence will still exit on Lawrence, please just make sure if you pick up on this north side of the school that you have your sign displayed visibly.  If you have misplaced your sign, you can write your child’s name in large print on a piece of paper.  
  • You will not see the students outside – Students will wait inside until their name is called
  • Please remain in your car

*****This means that traffic might move a little bit slower this afternoon.  Please BE PATIENT, we want to ensure that the students stay safe and warm and this is the most efficient way to do so.

Several parents have been calling in inquiring about school tomorrow.  Please remember this is a District wide decision.  For information on school closings, please check the District website at dearbornschools.org





All After School Activities are Cancelled

Posted by Ann Albertson on January 29, 2019 in Class News |

Per the District’s announcement … all activities are cancelled after school due to the extreme temperature. This includes tutoring, sport events, etc.


Planetarium and Lunch

Posted by Ann Albertson on January 23, 2019 in Class News |

With our unexpected day off today, I only have tomorrow to get groups sorted and things finalized for our field trip.

Please make certain your student brings the permission slip and the $4.00 for lunch tomorrow if they are participating.

It’s a great field trip! The students are really going to love it.



Posted by Ann Albertson on January 16, 2019 in Class News |

Several students are behind in Zearn – they need to get caught up and finished!

Test is tomorrow! (It is challenging, but I have done everything I can to prepare them.) Getting caught up in Zearn will help!


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