The scholastic order will still be arriving! They have been emailing me about the delay and it says it shipped yesterday. So we should have the books by next week! They have never been this slow! So I apologize for it taking so long.

Reminder to pack 1 healthy snack for the afternoons. Many students are not eating lunch in the lunch room and I have given them extra time to acclimate to the lunch room. Yesterday we started with you may only bring in one snack… not your entire lunch. Now that we are more in the routines we do not have time to have another lunch period in the afternoon. So I am encouraging them to eat more in the lunch room because we only have 1 HEALTHY snack at 2 pm.

I have had lots of parents ask if students can bring in treats to pass out to the class on Friday during our Halloween celebration. I am ok with that πŸ™‚ Just please make sure that they do not contain or are made in a facility with tree nuts! We have 19 students in our class.


Thanks so much to everyone who checked in on me last week! I’ve never taken 2 sick days! It’s unheard of from me but my body needed the sleep to recover! The substitute had nothing but the best compliments about your children πŸ™‚

This week is a busy one as we are working with pumpkins. We are learning the parts of a pumpkin while practicing the pumpkin life cycle. On Wednesday we will be “dissecting” a pumpkin and tally counting the seeds. It is a fun and messy afternoon for the students.

This week is the school book fair! On Wednesday morning we will be going to preview the books. Each child will have a 5th grade buddy to help them choose and write down 3 books on their wish list. If you choose you may send money to school on Thursday with the wish list and they can go back and purchase the books. Please make sure to put money and wish list in a ziplock or envelope and place inside their yellow folder!

Please wear orange and black to school on Friday! πŸ™‚

This Friday is our Trunk or Treat hosted by the PTA! It is from 6-7 pm in the back parking lot! Hope to see everyone there in costumes!

Lastly– this is our final week of marking period one! I am finishing up assessing and putting in last minute grades for the units we have completed so far.

Have a great week!


Just a few quick updates!

Reminder that field trip is tomorrow! We meet at Wiard’s at 9:45 am!

If you send your child with their new Howe School water bottle please make sure to have it labeled! Everyone in the school received one. I put their number on it yesterday but I need you to add some sort of label or sticker so we can identify them.

If you have a Chromebook from our virtual learning please hold on to it. These are not being collected back at this time.

Parent teacher conferences are coming up! I am emailing out scheduled dates and times that you signed up for at open house. You will see that email towards the end of the week.

Report cards are due by the end of next week! Those will be given out around conference time so we can go over them together.

Today we had our first practice fire drill! I am sure your child will tell you all about it so I wanted to make sure to mention it is a practice one.

Field Trip Info!


Wednesday, October 20th is our field trip. We are leaving first thing from school in the morning. The field trip begins at 10am and they would like us to arrive by 9:45. We will all meet together as a group at the front entrance and go in together. The field trip is all day and we will not be returning to school afterward. Please pack a lunch with a drink for you and your child. Each person will receive a cup of cider, donut, apple, and a small pumpkin. We will be riding the tractor drawn wagon together as a class. The rest of the trip is self paced with plenty to do. The Country Store is open to shop at as well. Please bring a mask for inside areas just in case. As of now, the weather for Wednesday looks great. Please check the weather the morning of and dress appropriately. Looking forward to a fun-filled day!

Wiard’s Orchards

5565 Merritt Rd.

Ypsilanti, 48197

(734) 482-7744

**If your child is not attending they will be marked an excused absence. I have already spoken to these parents individually.

**If you plan to meet us there instead of coming to school first please email me so I can mark you present for the day.

This Week’s Schedule

Tuesday: ELA Zoom 9:15 am. Art zoom 10:40-11:25 am. Math zoom 12 pm.

Wednesday: ELA Zoom 10 am. Math zoom 12 pm. Music zoom 2:25-3:10.

Thursday: ELA Zoom 9:15 am. Gym Zoom 10:40-11:25 am. Math zoom 12 pm.

Friday: ELA zoom 9:15 am. Math zoom 12 pm. Music zoom 2:25-3:10.

Lunch and Recess time— 11:30-12 πŸ™‚ Make sure they get some down time in between.

The students will do live zooms for ELA and Math with me on the computer. They will just need their red folder that you have picked up from the school.

During the afternoons they will work on asynchronous (independent) work.

ELA Asynchronous work: letter of the day page, rainbow sight words, address/name page.

Math asynchronous work: math packet page of the day (positional words), and number writing.

Asynchronous work and red folders will be sent back to school on Monday for me to check and continue using in the classroom.

All zoom links will be on Schoology.

The password for my zoom link is
howe (all lowercase)

Lastly– in the brown folder is logins and passwords to three websites- Raz Kids, Epic Books, and Zearn math. These are all fun games for the students to practice. We will be using them in school towards the middle of the year but they are great practice at home as well! It is highly encouraged if you have time this week to begin using these sites during the extra time!

Virtual school days end around 3 pm!! So please make sure your child is not working all day on things! Get done what you can get done and do not stress! 4 days then back to normal. We can get through this week together.

Email me if and when you need something πŸ™‚


Kindergarten red work folders and worked needed for this week (that we use daily in class) will be available for pickup outside the office in a blue tub labeled kindergarten. Each child will have ONE brown envelope.

The bucket will be out starting at 10 am today and will remain outside all day. Please come grab the stuff when you can.

The “Schedule” of the days will be coming in another blog post.

PLEASE make sure you are able to log in to Schoology.


If you need to pick up a chromebook tomorrow for your child to zoom on Tuesday-Friday please email me ASAP! πŸ™‚

More to come tomorrow in an email about what our plan is. (Staff is meeting together at 9 am to make the decisions).

You will need to be able to get into Schoology! All passwords are set to birthdates and they reset ones that could not get in. All usernames and passwords work now (I checked them all today). So please use that sheet with the steps to get onto Schoology. Zoom links for Tuesday will be posted on Schoology.

More to come…… we can do this πŸ™‚