Mrs. Beydoun’s 1st Grade Class

Introduction:

Dear First Graders Families, 

Welcome to First Grade! I am so excited to be working with your child! First, I would like to introduce myself, my name is Ahlam Beydoun, I earned my teaching degree from Wayne State University and a masters in Early Childhood Education from the University of Michigan. I have been teaching for Dearborn Public Schools for 19 years, and this will be my second year at Lindbergh. Outside of teaching, I am a wife and a mother to three beautiful kids. This past summer I caught up on some of my favorite hobbies which are, reading, walking in the park, and gardening. 

I know that this year will look very different from years past, but please know that together we can make this year greater than our expectations as long as we are working as a team. I am here to support your child and your family in any way possible to make this year successful. I look forward to communicating with you to ensure that your child’s needs are met. 

Please take a minute to read over this letter for important information. 

Contact and Communication

This year more than ever communication will be paramount. I am committed to helping support your child and your family, so please keep me informed on how you all are doing regularly. I know that this is a time of much uncertainty, so I will be sure to communicate regularly with you and your child about anything going on in the virtual classroom. I will be sure to respond to all emails within 24 hours, and send bi-weekly progress reports to keep you informed on your child’s progress. I am available between the school hours of 8:55-3:50 Monday-Friday, and by appointment if necessary. Please also note that Dearborn public schools will be using Schoology and email as the main forms of communication this year instead of a blog. The school blog will still remain updated regularly and you are highly encouraged to subscribe for updates.

Here are the best ways to reach me:

What to expect for instruction

  • On Monday, August 31st there will be a meet/greet with the teacher, student and parents.  This will also be the time to pick up books and supplies you’ll need for Virtual Learning. 
  • Day 1 August 31st Meet and Greet at the lower eL playground
  • 9:00-10:00am: Students whose last names begin with A-E.
  • 10:00-11:00am: Students whose last names begin with F-M
  • 11:00-12:00am: Students whose last names begin with N-Z

 The first week back we will focus on building a sense of community, acclimating to work online and setting up procedures and protocols for success. We will be using the Leader In Me lessons to help us get ready for the year ahead. Our theme this year is “unmask The Leader in YOU” . The students will have a brief introduction for the first 8 habits. We will be discussing how to create a classroom community. Please also take the time this week to set up a learning area for your child at home so that they can be successful. This area should be somewhere quiet and organized with easy access to their materials. The first week of school will not have specials due to half days. Please check your lesson plans for your pick up time.

  • Supplies you may provide for your child: pencil, crayons, dry erase markers, eraser, and pair of scissors.
  • Supplies I will provide on Monday, Aug. 31st: Dry erase board, writing journal , Eureka Math Books, Leader in Me (LIM) book.  Please have these supplies ready each day before meetings.

Please have your child use the bathroom before 8:55 am which will begin our first Zoom meeting.I can’t wait to get started! 

First week schedule attached:

  • Learning Platforms(Schoology and Zoom)(When they are available)
  • Raz kids: We will be collecting $5.00 per child for a subscription to Raz-kids which is an independent reading website based on their current reading level. This will be  another excellent reading resource to use at home.  
    • Schoology-this will act as our learning center or online classroom. All assignments and websites that we use will be shared here. Class announcements will also be posted here instead of a class blog.

Schoology Login Information:  I will send the login information when available.

                  Login:      Password: 

  • Zoom-this will act as our virtual learning tool. All live lessons will be conducted on zoom. Zoom will be linked through Schoology as well. I will send you an invite before the LIVE meetings.
  • Weekly Schedule: Posted on Schoology every Friday before the week with specific information and links. 
    • ELA/Math will be done in in the AM (breaks in between)
    • 11:45-12:25 Lunch
    • Science/Social Studies/Specials/Learning Labs(virtual for now) in the PM (breaks in between)

Resources for content

  • ELA-Benchmark-We will use the comprehensive online resources for this program daily, as well as some hard copy resources that you will pick up in a couple of weeks. This program includes social studies and science nonfiction content as well as great fiction texts. Benchmark will be our only ELA resource this year as all components are included. 

Benchmark Login Information: (Not available yet)

Login:               Password: 

  • Eureka-We will use Eureka again this year for math instruction. Students will use the online resource called In Sync that Eureka offers as well as the hard copy math books that you will pick up in a couple of weeks. 

In Sync Login Information: (Not available yet)

Login:       Password:  

  • Science and Social Studies-although embedded in ELA will use Mystery Science and Open Book additional support

Mystery Science Login Information:  I will be sending it later. 

Login:   Password: 

Open Book Link HERE 

  • Leader in Me (LIM)-This is a comprehensive school improvement model that Lindbergh implements for student and staff success. Students will learn about the 7 habits of highly effective kids/people throughout the year. We will start the year with many LIM lessons. 

Link to LIM website HERE (Not available yet)

This year will be a wonderful one, but also a year of many firsts. Please remember that we are all new to the online classroom, and parents, students and teachers are all in this together! We will be flexible and positive as a community and we will synergize to help one another in any way we can. I am looking forward to working with your child and your family this year, let’s get started!

Sincerely, , 

Ahlam Beydoun

Message From our Principal Ms. Tiba!

Dear Parent/Guardian,

       According to Johns Hopkins University, the effects of summer learning loss can result in nearly a three-month loss in grade-level equivalency in math and a two-month loss in grade-level equivalency in reading. 

 As a result of the school shut down, estimates suggest students will return in the fall 2020 with roughly 70% of the learning gains in reading relative to a typical school year.  However in mathematics, students are likely to show much smaller learning gains and in some grades, nearly a full year behind what we would observe in normal conditions. In order to close the summer learning loss gap in reading and math, students should be reading on a daily basis and or completing math activities. Below are some recommended activities:

Raz Kids – www.kidsa-z.com – Many great books to read!  

Zearn

Eureka Math Resource – greatminds.org   Find Knowledge on the Go, then click Access Free Resources.  Click your grade or the next grade!

Read 20 minutes each day

Thank you so much for supporting your child’s development through summer learning.

Our Weekly Overview and Detailed Plans for June 8th-11th!

Hello Parents,

Here are the last activity plans of the school year.

Thank you so much for all your support this year! You have been so amazing for your patience during these crazy times. Although the school year didn’t exactly end how we expected, you have all done a great job with the school work and to push through with us until the very end!

Enjoy your summer and be safe!

Our Overview Plans

Weekly lesson plans

A Message From Our Principal Ms. Tiba!

Dear Parents,

As the school year is coming to an end, we wanted to take this time to thank you for all of your continued support and understanding.  None of what we have accomplished could have been possible without the strong partnership we have as a community.  

Our plan this week is to have a day for material pick-up and drop-off.  The day is currently planned for Thursday, June 4th in the afternoon.  In order to maximize safety, we have assigned timings based on your child’s last name.  If your child’s last name begins with the letter A-M, the pick-up/drop-off time will be from 12:00-1:30pm.  If your child’s last name begins with the letter N-Z, the pick-up/drop-off time will be from 1:30-3:00pm.

We ask that students do not accompany adults and that we practice safety precautions at all times.  Please plan on coming with a mask on, practice social distancing and come in to pick up items and leave immediately.  We greatly appreciate your support in keeping everyone safe and healthy.

Below are a few important pieces of information to be aware of:

  • Pick-up/Drop-off will occur on the South Playground (near Myrte).  
  • There will be an area marked for each classroom teacher.  Student materials have been placed in brown paper bags and extra material in a plastic bag ready for pick up with your child’s name.  There will also be a basket with the teacher’s name there for you to drop off any classroom books/materials.  These items should be placed in a bag, clearly marked with your child’s name.  Please remember, some students have lots of items, so come prepared.  
  • In the lot, there will also be bins for you to drop-off:
    • library books
    • musical instruments
    • safety belts
    • service squad pins

Please clearly mark your child’s name on these items by either placing them in a bag or using a piece of masking tape.  

  • There will also be a table to pick up your child’s medicine, anything left will be disposed of according to policy.
  • If you have been collecting pop tabs, we will also have the box outside to collect those pop-tabs.
  • Yearbooks and Spring Pictures have come in, there will be a table set up for those.  5th graders will get their yearbook in their promotion bags.

Since this will all occur outside, we are hoping that the weather cooperates.  If things change, we will let you know.  

Have a wonderful day!

Ms. Tiba
Zainah TibaPrincipalCharles A. Lindbergh Elementary School

Pick-Up Materials Schedule

Dear Parents,

I understand that we are still working on Module 5 in math. You will still need to pick up your child’s Module 6 Math Eureka (Learn book) so that you are prepared for the lessons ahead. To avoid traffic, here are the pick-up times: Tuesday, May 5th from 1-3 pm, for families whose last name starts with the letter A-M.  Wednesday, May 6 from 1-3 pm, will be for families whose last name starts with N-Z.  The materials will be set up on the South playground (where K-2 lineup).  

Stay safe and well.

Pick-up Instructional Materials- A letter from our Principal

Dear Parents, 

This week we will be offering a pick-up of some instructional material your child’s teacher has prepared.  The prepared material will vary from class to class and your child’s teacher will let you know what you will need to pick up, if anything. To avoid large crowds and provide an opportunity for families with multiple children, the pick up will happen based on the first letter of your last name.

On Tuesday, May 5 from 1-3 pm, the pick-up will be for families whose last name starts with the letter A-M.  And on Wednesday, May 6 from 1-3 pm, will be for families whose last name starts with N-Z.  The materials will be set up on the South playground (where K-2 lineup).  

The material will be placed on carts by grade level and teacher name. We ask that parents come alone with a mask, stand in line until they are asked to come forward and collect their children’s materials from the carts.  We kindly request that you just grab the top book and do not shuffle through them and as always practice safe distancing.  There will be cones and tape on the floor to also help guide the flow.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Stay safe,

Ms. Tiba