Music Concert Reminder

Posted by Ann Albertson on February 13, 2018 in Class News |


The 4th & 5th Grade Vocal Music Concert is on February 13 (Tuesday)  at 7:00 P.M. in the Howard School Gym.

Students should report to their classrooms by 6:45 p.m.

All 4th & 5th  graders are participating.

Thanks (in advance) for coming!

Mrs. Ventura      venturr@dearbornschools.org

 4th & 5th  grade teachers & students



Assessments Next Week

Posted by Ann Albertson on February 8, 2018 in Class News |

The Social Studies Unit 4 Assessment will be next Wednesday.

The Math Unit 7 Assessment will be next Thursday.



Please remind your student of the Howard PBIS expectations:

  • Be Safe
  • Be Responsible
  • Be Respectful

There has been an increase in poor choices both outside of the classroom (in specials, in the hallway, at lunch, etc.) and inside the classroom (not being on task, not bringing materials back to school, not following the lesson, disruptive behavior, etc.) Additionally, as we enter this 2nd semester, the rigor, pace, and content are more challenging based on the district’s expectations. Your student might need closer monitoring from you to make sure they are meeting your, mine, and Howard School’s expectations. Thank you for talking to your child and reminding them to do their best daily.


Map of 13 Colonies

Posted by Ann Albertson on February 7, 2018 in Class News |

Thirteen Colonies


Talent Show

Posted by Ann Albertson on February 5, 2018 in Class News |


The PBiS reward for January is the talent show on Wednesday.  Students with more than 6 yellows, a blue, or a red will not be allowed to attend due to poor behavior choices.  The STAND Students are asking for a $1 donation per person attending the show.  All proceeds will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House at Children’s Hospital in Detroit.  Please bring the $1 on Wednesday.  Additionally, the talent show is for students only due to limited space in the gym.


Math Test Unit 6 Next Thursday

Posted by Ann Albertson on January 19, 2018 in Class News |

Our test for unit 6 in Math will be next Thursday. It will assess multiplying fractions using equations, number sentences, story problems, and fraction models. Also, there will be inequalities and division problems.


STEM Event at UM for Girls in Grades 4-6

Posted by Ann Albertson on January 12, 2018 in Class News |

The Females Excelling More in Math Engineering and Science (FEMMES) will be having a winter capstone event on Saturday, February 17th, in which 4th-6th grade girls from the area participate in hands-on activities on the U of M campus meant to spark their enthusiasm and confidence in STEM. The girls hear from an influential female keynote speaker in STEM and take part in a series of workshops put on by University of Michigan students in STEM and their female professors. All activities, including lunch, are completely free for all participants!

click the link for more information: STEM Event for Girls grades 4-6


Cancel Planetarium Field Trip???

Posted by Ann Albertson on January 11, 2018 in Class News |

Hello Parents and Guardians – I only have 3 parents (with seats for 10 students) who have volunteered to drive and chaperone for the field trip. We have 29 students in the class who would like to attend the field trip.

If we don’t get enough parents to volunteer we will cancel the field trip and disappoint the students. Please reconsider helping the students out next Friday and send in the note by tomorrow!


Henry Ford College Planetarium

Posted by Ann Albertson on January 10, 2018 in Class News |

We would like to be able to take a field trip next Friday, January 19th, to the Henry Ford Planetarium. They do a fabulous job and it fits in nicely to our content. We won’t be able to go if we don’t get enough chaperones. I sent home a note yesterday – if you are available/able to chaperone, please fill out the note and return it A.S.A.P.

Thanks kindly


White Christmas

Posted by Ann Albertson on December 25, 2017 in Class News |

Ok … we can all stop singing about a white Christmas! (We can continue with the snow day superstitions and tricks once we return on January 8th.)

All kidding aside, thank you so very much for your thoughtfulness and generosity with all the wonderful Christmas gifts. Your kindness is appreciated more than you know!

I hope you use the next 2 weeks to rest, relax, and enjoy your time with family and friends.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year! XO


Do NOT Send in Gingerbread House Decorations Until Thursday

Posted by Ann Albertson on December 19, 2017 in Class News |

As much as I keep a very clean and organized classroom, sometimes we have unwanted guests that have 4 legs, a tail, are grey, and are half the size of your fist. If you send in the candies, graham crackers, and rest of the decorations before Thursday, the mice will be able to smell it and they will have a feast in the evening.

The only thing your child should bring in early is the gingerbread base and the washed out milk carton.






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