Bill Nye Video Link

Posted by Ann Albertson on October 2, 2020 in Class News |

When students are logged in with their Dearborn Google accounts, sometimes videos show up as restricted.

Have your child sign out of Google and use this link for the video please: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIqk1op8Xqg&feature=emb_logo



Posted by Ann Albertson on September 11, 2020 in Class News |

Update for Friday morning – Schoology and the internet are not working 100% at school. If there are issues connecting for me (while I am at Howard), please be patient. Thank you 🙂


For the Morning of Tuesday, September 8th

Posted by Ann Albertson on September 7, 2020 in Class News |

I created a new “Zoom” meeting for us. (Students will not be able to connect if they use the previous link.)

Previously, it was a link in Schoology. Now, Zoom is a program in our Schoology course. Please see the image below:


For Tuesday, September 1st

Posted by Ann Albertson on August 31, 2020 in Class News |

Our Monday’s Zoom was a success compared to what I heard from other teachers at Howard and other buildings. Thank you, parents, for helping make sure your student was online, engaged, and interacting! It was great “seeing” their faces – but I’ll be honest, I’d rather us be in the classroom. I still need some “Ice Breakers” submitted from a few students. Parents – please make sure your child has completed it and “shared” it with me.

Please know that tomorrow’s Zoom will be very brief as we have one of our distributions scheduled for tomorrow starting at 9:30 a.m. Please see the Howard Blog for those details. Happy sleeping everyone 🙂


Zoom and Ice Breaker

Posted by Ann Albertson on August 31, 2020 in Class News |

It was great to see most of our class through the Zoom virtual meeting this morning. Great job! Please make sure you complete the 5th grade “Ice Breaker” when you can. See you tomorrow at 9 a.m.


Happy New School Year!

Posted by Ann Albertson on August 31, 2020 in Class News |

Welcome to 5th grade and our 2020-2021 school year! I am excited for all of us. Remember to join us during our Zoom meeting at 9 AM – please click the link in the email/attachment sent out Friday. Students will need to login using their district i.d. and their full date of birth. If you cannot connect, don’t worry – simply email me and let me know. Next, please contact the Technology Department for more assistance.

Per the district posting: “Schoology Sign-in – starting Monday morning, August 31st, students can sign in to Schoology using their Google Account. Students on a district Chromebook should have a second tab open automatically upon startup. See the Student Portal for links and more information. (Parent accounts will be coming soon.)”


As We Get Ready

Posted by Ann Albertson on August 28, 2020 in Class News |

Keep perspective:

Wishing ALL of us a great school year.


Happy Thursday :)

Posted by Ann Albertson on August 27, 2020 in Class News |

In case anyone is unaware, the district is not using Google Classroom for the soft start/online learning starting next week. Rather, we will be using “Schoology.” More information and links will be posted on the district website by Monday. Please follow the information as they post it. Thank you!


Student “Study Area” at Home

Posted by Ann Albertson on August 17, 2020 in Class News |

Hi Parents – I saw this posted on a teacher site and thought it might be of interest for elementary school age students who need a little privacy, but still need monitoring. (I think the students would like it, too.) It looks like it is a resized display board – similar to one used for a Science Fair or similar presentation.


Dearborn Schools Starting Year Online

Posted by Ann Albertson on August 11, 2020 in Class News |

Official press release: https://superintendent.dearbornschools.org/2020/08/11/press-release-3-dearborn-school-starting-year-online-students1stdearborn/

Parents – So many of the students did a very nice job with Google Classroom. However, Dearborn will be using a new platform, Schoology, which will have guidelines, expectations, lessons, and grades, more consistent with the classroom experience. It is important to stay aware of these decisions so you and your child can be prepared. Please subscribe to the superintendent’s blog to receive all of the notices.

I hope everyone is safe, healthy, and happy. We are all good here.

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