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-Safe Travels-

Hopefully everyone made it home safely tonight. Just a reminder, the snow makes driving difficult especially in a crowded parking lot. Please keep your babies close to you in the parking lot here at school. With the added snow, we want to remind you that cars easily lose control…we want everyone to stay safe. HOLD HANDS!

Check the news listings for school cancellations. Typically teachers don’t know if there will be a snow day until parents are notified. Keep your eyes on the news, and ears listening to automated phone calls from Dearborn Public Schools.

There is no school this week Thursday, Nov 14th for Preschoolers. Ms. Aldafaii and I will be at school holding parent/teacher conferences from 8:30am-7:00pm.

A Note from Mr. Martin

River Oaks Elementary is using this Parent Survey as a means to elicit your beliefs and opinions to help target areas for the school system to improve and areas to continue to be effective. The online survey will be available until 11/15/19. In order to complete the survey, please click on this link: Parent Survey Dearborn Schools Fall 2019

Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous and your honest opinions are appreciated. Thank you in advance for supporting our improvement efforts.

Sincerely, 

Joe Martin, Principal

أولياء الأمور الكرام ، 

مدرستنا وجميع مدارس ديربورن في عملية تطوير و تحسين مستمرة و دائمة ،يعتبر خلالها الأهل  والأوصياء جزء لا يتجزأ و جوهري لسيرها. نستخدم استطلاع رأي متطور و خاص بالأهالي كوسيلة للاطلاع على آرائهم التي من شأنها المساعدة في استهداف المناطق الفعالة والمؤثرة على سير العملية التطويرية للمدرسة. رأيك مهم بالنسبة لنا،لذا نرجو منكم الاجابة على الاستطلاع  لإتمام هذه الدراسة. يتوفر استطلاع الرأي عبر شبكة الإنترنت. من أجل إكمال الدراسة، يرجى الضغط على الرابط التالي: 

استطلاع رأي الأهالي والمجتمع في مدارس

نؤكد أن مشاركتكم و اجاباتكم حول هذا الاستطلاع سرية ولن يتم معرفة شخصية من قام بالاستطلاع، و أن آرائكم الصادقة هي موضع تقدير. إذا كان لديكم أي أسئلة حول هذا الاستبيان، يرجى الاتصال بمكتب المدرسة. شكرا لكم مقدما على مساندتكم ودعمكم  لعملية تطوير و تحسين المدرسة. سيكون الاستبيان عبر الإنترنت متاحًا حتى 11/15/19

نقدر تعاونكم ودعمكم في إكمال هذا الاستطلاع و لكم جزيل الشكر.

A Note from Mr. Martin

Dear Parent/Guardian, 


River Oaks Elementary is using this Parent Survey as a means to elicit your beliefs and opinions to help target areas for the school system to improve and areas to continue to be effective. The online survey will be available until 11/15/19. In order to complete the survey, please click on this link: Parent Survey Dearborn Schools Fall 2019

Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous and your honest opinions are appreciated. Thank you in advance for supporting our improvement efforts.

Sincerely, 

Joe Martin, Principal

أولياء الأمور الكرام ، 

مدرستنا وجميع مدارس ديربورن في عملية تطوير و تحسين مستمرة و دائمة ،يعتبر خلالها الأهل  والأوصياء جزء لا يتجزأ و جوهري لسيرها. نستخدم استطلاع رأي متطور و خاص بالأهالي كوسيلة للاطلاع على آرائهم التي من شأنها المساعدة في استهداف المناطق الفعالة والمؤثرة على سير العملية التطويرية للمدرسة. رأيك مهم بالنسبة لنا،لذا نرجو منكم الاجابة على الاستطلاع  لإتمام هذه الدراسة. يتوفر استطلاع الرأي عبر شبكة الإنترنت. من أجل إكمال الدراسة، يرجى الضغط على الرابط التالي: 

استطلاع رأي الأهالي والمجتمع في مدارس

نؤكد أن مشاركتكم و اجاباتكم حول هذا الاستطلاع سرية ولن يتم معرفة شخصية من قام بالاستطلاع، و أن آرائكم الصادقة هي موضع تقدير. إذا كان لديكم أي أسئلة حول هذا الاستبيان، يرجى الاتصال بمكتب المدرسة. شكرا لكم مقدما على مساندتكم ودعمكم  لعملية تطوير و تحسين المدرسة. سيكون الاستبيان عبر الإنترنت متاحًا حتى 11/15/19

نقدر تعاونكم ودعمكم في إكمال هذا الاستطلاع و لكم جزيل الشكر.

Week of Sept. 30th

Goals for This Week:

Message Board time: Children will be reading a story called “Belly Breathing.” It is a strategy for helping children keep calm by taking deep breaths. We will reenact the animals chaos in the book and use breaths to help us calm our body.

Small Group time: Children will be sorting and classifying pictures together (and again independently) about things that have been happening in our classroom. Teachers will talk with children about “okay” and “not okay” choices for school. Children will use glue sticks to glue pictures onto their chart. The chart will be sent home on either Monday or Tuesday- depending on which small group your child is in. Looking at this with your child, may be a helpful way to connect rules you have at home to rules we are setting with children at school. In other small group activities this week, children will be using red/white dots to create patterns, using mirrors to make faces to identify emotions, and working together to put together a giant floor puzzle.

Planning Time: Children will be working on using their friends’ names and the names of the areas in our classroom.

Worktime: Children will be working on turn taking, building friendships, and using materials in our classroom.

Recall Time: Children will be selecting one toy they worked with during worktime and will share how they used it during recall.

Whole Group: Children will beginning our work with the Young 5’s classroom. We will learn together about focusing our attention.

More details about our planned activities are hanging on the bulletin board outside our classroom.

See you in the morning!

Week of Sept. 23rd…

Welcome to our Preschool Classroom iblog. You will receive email notification when I have posted something new. Next week we are looking forward to our first full week.

Picture day is on Wednesday, September 25th…order forms will be sent home on Monday afternoon. If you would like to purchase school pictures, please return the form to school no later than Wednesday morning. All students will have their picture taken for the school year book.

Since licensing rules require parents to sign their child in and out of PreK, you must park in a parking spot. We cannot park in the drop off lane- even if it’s “just for a second.” The drop off lane is for the elementary students who can walk into the building by themselves. Ms. Sandi and Mr. Martin noticed several Preschool parents “holding” up the drop off/pick up line last week. Please ask me if you have questions or are unsure where to park!

Goals for This Week:

Message Board time: Children will be identifying situations that are “okay” and “not okay” for our classroom. We will create a picture chart of their ideas when situations arise throughout the week. This will help children understand how to be a caring member of our classroom.

Small Group time: Children will be introduced to the sand table. Expect children to come home with a bit of sand in their hair this week–it happens in PreK! Children will be learning to use slow hand movements to keep the sand inside the sand table. Children will practice taking turns at the sand table and using a timer to track how long their turn at the sand table is. In other small group activities, children will be introduced to the stencils in the art area, the wooden toys in the table toy area and using our journals for writing/drawing.

Planning Time: Children will be working on using their friends’ names and the names of the areas in our classroom.

Worktime: Children will be working on turn taking, building friendships, and using materials in our classroom.

Recall Time: Children will be making their own recall video this week. In their video, children will tell what they did during worktime. I will post these videos next week for you to see. I love comparing videos to see growth from the beginning of the year to the end of the year. Most likely- at the beginning of the year, children will say one or two words telling where they want to work (example: “block area,” “play babies” etc..) by the end of the year we will hear much more (example: “I want to go to the house area with Jana and we can have a party. It will be a birthday party for Zeinab and I think Yara will come to the party too. We can make decoration in the art area with scissors and paper…and crowns. Do you want to come too? Well, when we are done, we can go into the block area to build a bed for the babies, because the babies will come to the party too…..”). It’s amazing how much language improves over the course of our time together.

Whole Group: Children will be helping to create a “Listen to Reading” chart for our classroom. We will be reading stories about going to school, and sharing how our classroom is similar/different to the books we’ve read.

More details about our planned activities are hanging on the bulletin board outside our classroom.

Enjoy your weekend!

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