Mrs. Ali's Preschool Class

Dearborn Public Schools

Welcome to McCollough Preschool Class

Welcome to our preschool class, at McCollough-Unis School.  We are so excited to have your child in our class, and look forward to a year of learning and fun.

McCollough -Unis School

7801 Maple

Dearborn, Michigan 48126

Telephone:  313-827-7217

Teacher:  Mrs. Ali

Teacher Assistant:  Mrs. Ramadan



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Spring Time…

The month of April was a busy month, with our spring break and fun days.  Our walking trip to the bowling center was fun too.  Everyone had fun watching their bowling ball roll down the lane and hit the bowling pins (well, most of the time).

In May,  we had our trike-a-thon and our picnic outside.  All of the children were riding their awesome bikes and wearing their Olaf helmets.  They were safe drivers too!  They  looked so cute with their new helmets on!

We also had our home visits in April and May.  The children were so excited to have us at their homes.  Also, we were busy with our registration for the new preschoolers, that will be starting preschool in September.  It is hard to believe that a year ago, it was your children we were registering for preschool.  What a fast year!

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March is Reading Month

The month of March was so much fun!  We were lucky to have so many guest readers come to our classroom.  A big thank you to everyone that came to read some great books to our class.

The students’ were really excited to have our amazing Dearborn Police Officer, come and read to our class.  Officer Mockbil made time to tell us all about being a police officer.  The boys and girls enjoyed this special time so much.  We thank you so much for visiting us.

Our bus field trip to the Detroit Outdoor Adventure Center was so exciting.   The children explored so many interesting things, that are found outside in nature, but we were inside this beautiful center.  There was so much learning going on all around us.  There were some beautiful pictures taken by the waterfall.  Moms and Dads had so much fun too, and they hope to take their family on the weekend.

A big thank you to all of the parents for helping on this trip.

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February is here…

It is already February, and talking about feelings, being angry, sad, happy, and learning how to express these feelings.  We are also talking about friends, sharing and family and love.  The children are so excited about Valentine’s Day and the cards and hearts that they are making.

We had a fun day at the Detroit Science Center, and had so much to say on the bus ride too.  The children explored so many different things and learned about the world around them.

Please remember there is no school the week of February 19-23,  for mid-winter break.  Enjoy the time with your children.

Looking Ahead   –      Dates to put on your calendar:

Thursday, March 1, dentist visits preschoolers in class, at 8:15 am parents welcome

Thursday, March 8, bus trip to Outdoor Adventure Center, in Detroit

McCollough Kindergarten Round Up on, Thursday, April 19 from 8:30-9:30


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January in Michigan…

Happy New Year 2018!  We hope everyone had a nice break and ready to start a new year.

We have been busy learning about winter weather, including snow, melting snow, ice, cold and all the fun things to do in the winter.

Be sure to see all the great artwork that the preschoolers made.  We cut out circles and the students’ wrote their first name on each circle to make a snowmen.  They had to count how many letters in their first name and count and cut out the circles.  The snowmen are all so different, some taller and some shorter.  They also made  their own snowman , and used chalk to color the snow.  They told us some detailed stories about their snowmen.  We also enjoyed the story The Snowy Day, by Ezra Jack Keats.  The students’ painted and shared their favorite part of the story.

We really had fun making our own snowman outside by the front of the school!  Be sure to dress for the weather.

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November News…

It is hard to believe that November is already here and the cold weather is too!  We have been so busy since starting the year.  We have been learning about fall time, how trees and leaves change, and the beautiful colors, pine cones and acorns.  We went for a walk and collected so many things.  We came back in the room and sorted all of our things- we had so much fun learning.

Picture day went so well and everyone brought their smiles.  We should get our pictures soon.  Dearborn firefighters came to visit with their fire engine too.  The students learned so many things-be sure to ask them about the firemen.  Ask them how to get out of the house, if it is on fire or smell smoke and what to do if our clothes catch on fire.  Be sure to talk to your family about an escape plan if there was a fire in the house.  It is very important to have a meeting place outside also.

We had the Critter Guy visit our preschoolers and he brought so many animals.  Ask your child about the snake, the chinchilla, the dove birds (Mr. Dove and Mrs. Dove), the opossum, the tree frog and the lizard with the blue tongue.  It was exciting to see the students explore and learn about these animals.

We had so much fun learning all about turkeys.  We made turkey headbands, with feathers, and made turkey hands in our journal and cards.  We had a fun turkey walk through the red hall, on our way to the office.  We wished everyone a Happy Thanksgiving, with some gobble, gobbles, and even took a picture with Mr. Farhat-our awesome principal!

The preschoolers learned about being thankful, and had fun making their special books to take home.  We hope everyone enjoys the weekend with family and friends.


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It’s October Fun…

October was a busy month.  We had the firefighters visit the preschoolers, we had the Critter Guy bring his awesome animals, we had school pictures and celebrated fall harvest time.  WOW…it was a fun month.   Our October parent meeting was a huge success.  We learned about what a typical day in preschool is really like.  The students’ are learning as they play, and their language is increasing too.

We carved a big pumpkin and learned about the pumpkin seeds, the pulp and the orange skin.  Everyone had some good guesses about how many pumpkin seeds we found.   We learned so much about pumpkins.  We decorated our own pumpkins too.  They were silly, scary and funny pumpkins.  We had so much fun at our fall harvest!

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Our First Month in Preschool

We started preschool in September, and it is already October.  Our preschoolers are getting into the routine of the day and having fun in school.  They have adjusted so well, and are already learning so many new things and meeting new friends.

Remember, our parent meeting is October 19, and it starts at 9:00 am, parent with preschooler arrive at the same time, 8:55 am.  Our parent meeting will show you what a “Typical Day in Preschool” is all about.  We have been busy with fun projects in the room and are so excited to show you everything.  Be sure to look at the hallway outside our room.  You can see your child learning to write his/her name from September through the end of the school year.  You will be so proud of them!

Our Fall Harvest is on Tuesday, October 31, children can wear orange, black or their favorite color.  It will be a fun filled day.

Be sure to check the blog, because we will have pictures on here too.



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