March – Daily Homework – Week #1 – March 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 – Week #2 – March 23 – 27 – Week #3 – March 30 – April 3

Dear First Grade Families,

This is a continuous blog in which I am posting important learning websites and daily homework choices. Scroll down to find the most current post. Students can also go directly to the Haigh Elementary School website to access learning websites. Click Haigh Content Practice websites on the main page to locate the websites.

Dear First Grade Families, 3-16-20 – Monday

I am providing online resources for you and your child to utilize during the next several weeks. I am attaching a link for online learning for your child. Please help your child with the online lessons. I appreciate your support during these challenging times.

Spring vacation is scheduled for April 6 – 10. Students are expected to return to school on Monday, April 13, 2020.

If you have any questions, please email me.

Take Care,

Mrs. Dobronski

First Grade Lessons Link

Daily Homework – Select a reading, writing, math and science lesson for homework. Students can work at their own pace.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1H0OKON3KKdz0J_iwvENbeekp8rKOp98BIsqGgvrzVJ4/edit?usp=sharing

Dear First Grade Families, 3-17-20 – Tuesday

I am adding more resources for homework practice.

Spelling List #25 – Long i, VCe pattern – drive, dice, time, rice, slice; Sight words – upon, these, many, long, about

Students can practice writing spelling words and sentences.

Reading and Writing Lessons – I am adding a reading, writing and vocabulary literacy packet. Students can select a lesson for daily practice and work at their own pace.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/16qSkqMf2OhR_quoCuBBmKzLRfTesFp9t/view?usp=sharing

Eureka Math Lessons – Students can work on Lesson 10 in Module 3. Students can do one lesson per day. It can be found in the Succeed Math book I sent home awhile ago. Students can access math lessons for Eureka Math by going to the Engage New York website. Students can also access this lesson on the following Eureka Math practice website.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMb3b2_-4jDpi2Mvac_pAMA

Art Lessons can be found at the following website.

https://iblog.dearbornschools.org/buenting/

Mr. Short would like parents to take the following technology survey.

Please contact me if you need help with any of the lessons.

Take Care,

Mrs. Dobronski

Dear First Grade Families, 3-18-20 – Wednesday

I am adding more learning resources for at home learning. Students can continue to work at their own pace.

The following websites are excellent learning resources. Students can choose from the following: Scholastic Learning At Home, Khan Academy, PBS Kids, mel.org, IXL, Schoolhouse Rock.

Students can continue using Reading Eggs, Math Seeds, RAZ Kids and Zearn.

Additional reading lessons can be found using the following.

https://www.bookbuilderonline.com/signup

http://www.curriculumassociates.com/athome

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1bdeKWhK7aDtd5XpjPwU8t87yCd6DgzqM

https://everfi.com/partners/terms/

NWEA practice cards for reading and math skill practice.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByZ94vCge-60dHlHZllhQkwtbUFkanlhZ0F1QW4yOVczbkw0/view?usp=sharing_eil&ts=5c081c6e

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByZ94vCge-60dTZ0WEE5ejVSOFZuVWR3YWVDb1ViX0lBSXk4/view?usp=sharing_eil&ts=5c081c4c

I hope everyone is doing well.

Take Care,

Mrs. Dobronski

Dear First Grade Families, 3-19-20 Thursday

I am including more learning resources for students. The following websites provide excellent practice for students. Students can work at their own pace.

prep dog, Knowledge on the Go, Smithsonian for Kids

Reading 20 minutes or more each day will really help your child maintain skills. You can discuss or have your child write about the character, setting, problem, solution and life lesson in the story. They can also write about their favorite part of the story and include a picture. If reading an informational book, students can discuss or write about facts learned about the topic.

For extra math practice, you can write math problems and have your child solve them. To challenge your child, you can write 2 digit addition or subtraction problems. Students can also practice comparing two numbers using < less than, > greater than, and = equal to symbols. For example, 25 < 45; 35 > 15; 4 = 4.

Take Care,

Mrs. Dobronski

Dear First Grade Families, 3-20-20

Please have your child continue to read 20 minutes or more daily. You can discuss the book with your child, or have them write a summary of what they read today.

Students can practice reading or math using the websites I have listed on my blog. I am adding a few more websites that you may like to use with your child. NASA kids’ Club, Starfall, and Science Bob are very good websites.

Take Care,

Mrs. Dobronski

Dear First Grade Families, 3-23-20 – 3-27-20 – Monday – Friday – Daily Lessons

I am continuing to post assignments that students can work on at home at their own pace. At this point, the work will not be graded and it does not have to be returned. It is very important that your child continue to read, write and practice math to maintain and develop skills. Daily practice can be done on any of the websites I posted previously. The Brainpop website found on the Haigh Content Practice website has excellent practice for all subjects.

Spelling – Spelling list #26 includes words with long o and the VCe pattern. The words are tone, spoke, chose, broke, hole. Sight words are six, never, seven, today, myself.

Students can practice spelling words by writing rainbow words, sentences or writing words in ABC order. On Friday, you can give your child a practice spelling test.

Reading – Please have your child continue to read 20 minutes or more daily. You can discuss the text with your child or have them write about what they read. If students read a story, they can practice retelling the story by describing what happened first, next, then and last in the story. Students can describe the character, setting, problem, solution and life lesson in the story.

Students can also read informational books and discuss or write about facts they learned about the topic.

Daily Writing – Choose 1 daily

Personal Narrative Writing – Students can write an experience story in which they describe an event they experienced. The writing should include a topic sentence and students should describe what happened first, next, then and last in the story. Students should also include a closing sentence to end their story. Include a picture to go with the story. In class, we often write stories about a fun or happy time. I had a fun time when _________.

First, ___________. Next, _________. Then, ________. Last, ___________. It was a great day because ______________.

Narrative Writing – Students can write their own story in which they create a character and plot for the story. Students can include pictures for their story.

Informational Writing – After reading about a topic, students can write facts about the topic. The writing can include a topic sentence, facts learned and a closing sentence. Draw a picture to go with the writing.

Math – I am posting assignments for Eureka Math Module 4. Students do not have this math book. You can access these lessons by going to Engage New York website. Math Module 4 focuses on learning about place value. Students should know the value of the number in the ones, tens and hundreds place. For example, in the number 347, 3 is in the hundreds place, 4 is in the tens place, and 7 is in the ones place. Students also will practice adding 2 digit numbers. For example, 25+20=45. Students also practice comparing numbers using < less than, > greater than, and = equal to symbols. For example, 5 < 8, 10 > 9, 50 = 50. Students also practice writing missing numbers in a series. For example 16, 17, ___, ____, 20. Students write the missing numbers. Students can do one lesson each day.

Monday – Do Lesson 1; Tuesday – Do Lesson 2; Wednesday – Do Lesson 3; Thursday – Do Lesson 4; Friday – Do Lesson 5

Math Seeds and Zearn also provide great practice. You can also practice having your child tell time or count money at home.

Social Studies – Our next unit of study is geography and how we learn about places. Students can practice locating places using a map or globe. Students can also practice writing their home address as we learn about absolute location. The Brainpop website listed on the Haigh website has excellent social studies lessons.

Science – The Mystery Science website found on the Haigh website has excellent science lessons. We have been learning about space and the solar system. Students can explore other topics within mystery science or Brainpop.

Health and Wellness – Haigh is using Dearborn Shines to support health and wellness. Students can exercise using Go Noodle. Students can also learn about nutrition and healthy eating choices. The information is found at the following website.

https://dl.orangedox.com/DSHINESESLessonsEnglish

Take Care,

Mrs. Dobronski

Dear First Grade Families, 3-24-20 Tuesday

I want to thank everyone for supporting your child with online learning at home during this challenging time. I appreciate all of your support in helping your child learn and continue to develop their skills.

Today is Green Day in which we think of ways to help protect the environment. I am posting a recycle day activity for students. Students can create a shape robot using recycled items found at home. After creating their robot, students can write a story about their robot.

I am posting more websites to help your child learn at home. For reading lessons, the following website includes worksheets that you can print at home.

https://www.k12reader.com/

Also, Evan-Moor is offering a free Daily Fundamentals book to download for practice at home. Students can practice reading, math and language skills using this book.

Please continue to use the lessons and websites I posted previously.

Reading aloud to build fluency is extremely important for children. Please encourage your child to practice reading aloud. Your child can read aloud to you, a family member, pets, or even a stuffed animal. Again, I appreciate all of the support you are giving your child.

Take Care,

Mrs. Dobronski

Dear First Grade Families, 3-25-20 Wednesday

I hope everyone is doing well during this challenging time.

A great learning resource for students to use is the Dearborn Public Library. Families and students can apply for a library card online if you don’t already have one. Students can read books online and access Bookflix through the Elementary School portion of the website. Bookflix has stories, informational books and questions to support learning. We use this a lot at school. To apply for a library card and use this resource at home, go to the following website.

Temporary Library Card

The Evan-Moor company is now offering free I pad learning apps.

Playworks.org has ideas for playtime at home.

Take Care,

Mrs. Dobronski

Dear First Grade Families, 3-26-20 Thursday

Please use the lessons I posted on Monday for today’s lessons for your child.

Another resource your child can use is Amazon. Amazon canceled the subscription fee for children’s books and they are now allowing free download books. You can access this at the following website.

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

Take Care,

Mrs. Dobronski

Dear First Grade Families, 3-27-20 Friday

I hope everyone is doing well.

At school, we use Daily 5 to teach reading. The Daily 5 includes read to self, read to someone, listen to reading, work on writing and word work. It would be very helpful to have your child include the Daily 5 at home. I am posting the Daily 5 website for you to explore if you would like more information about it.

info@thedailycafe.com

Please continue to use the lessons I posted on Monday.

Take Care,

Mrs. Dobronski

Dear First Grade Families, 3-30-20 – 4-3-20 – Monday – Friday – Daily Lessons

I hope everyone is doing well.

This is the first day of the fourth report card marking period. Grades for the third report card marking period will be posted online. The grades will be posted soon. You will be able to access your child’s grades by going to student connect or parent connect on the Dearborn Public Schools website.

Next week, students will be on spring vacation. I will not be posting lessons from April 4 – 12. Online learning for students will begin again starting Monday, April 13.

I am continuing to post assignments that students can work on at home at their own pace. At this point, the work will not be graded and it does not have to be returned. It is very important that your child continue to read, write and practice math skills to maintain and develop skills. Daily practice can be done on any of the websites I posted previously. The Brainpop website found on the Haigh Content Practice website has excellent practice for all subjects.

Spelling – Spelling list #27 includes words that end with letters ck. The words are truck, check, neck, block, shock. Sight words are keep, drink, only, hold and warm.

Students can practice spelling words by writing rainbow words, sentences, or writing words in ABC order. On Friday, you can give your child a practice spelling test.

Reading – Please have your child continue to read 20 minutes or more daily. You can discuss the text with your child or have them write about what they read. If students read a story, they can practice retelling the story by describing what happened first, next, then and last in the story. Students can describe the character, setting, problem, solution and life lesson in the story.

Students can also read informational books and discuss or write facts they learned about the topic.

Daily Writing – Choose 1 daily

Personal Narrative Writing – Students can write an experience story in which they describe an event they experienced. The writing should include a topic sentence, and students should describe what happened first, next, then and last in the story. Students should also include a closing sentence to end their story. Include a picture to go with the story. In class, we often write stories about a fun or happy time. I had a fun time when __________. First, ______. Next, _______. Then, _______. Last, _________. It was a great day because _______.

Narrative Writing – Students can write their own story in which they create a character and plot for the story. Students can include pictures for their story.

Informational Writing – After reading about a topic, students can write facts about the topic. The writing can include a topic sentence, facts learned and a closing sentence. Draw a picture to go with the writing.

Math – I am posting assignments for Eureka Math Module 4. Students do not have this math book. You can access the lessons by going to Engage New York website. Students can do one lesson each day.

Monday – Do Lesson 6; Tuesday – Do Lesson 7; Wednesday – Do Lesson 8; Thursday – Do Lesson 9; Friday – Do Lesson 10

Math Seeds and Zearn also provide great practice. You can also practice having your child tell time and count money at home.

Social Studies – Our next unit of study is geography and how we learn about places. Students can practice locating places using a map or globe. The Brainpop website listed on the Haigh website has excellent social studies lessons.

Science – The Mystery Science website found on the Haigh website has excellent science lessons. Brainpop can also be used for science lessons. For our next unit of study, students will be learning about animals and plants.

Take Care,

Mrs. Dobronski

March 2, 2020

Dear First Grade Families,

Today I am sending home a March Is Reading Month packet. The reading log for March is included in the packet. Please have your child read 20 minutes or more for reading homework and record minutes read on the reading log. I will collect the reading logs at the end of the month. Students will earn a prize for reaching their reading goal.

Have a great week,

Mrs. Dobronski

February 24, 2020

Dear First Grade Families, 2-24-20

Spelling booklets will be sent home today. Please sign and return the booklet.

The Module 2 Math Test will be sent home today. Module 3 Math lessons will include learning about measurement, graphs, geometry, addition, subtraction and number stories.

The February Reading Log is due on Friday. Please sign and return your child’s reading log.

Reading homework will continue to include reading 15 minutes or more daily and recording minutes read on the reading log. Extra reading homework can include reading on Reading Eggs or RAZ Kids. Practice reading on the computer and answering comprehension questions will really help your child prepare for taking the NWEA Reading and Math tests on the computer again in May.

Reminders: Wear gym shoes and return library books on Friday.

Have a great week,

Mrs. Dobronski

February 10, 2020

Dear Parents,

Spelling booklets will be sent home today. Please sign and return your child’s booklet.

Please let me know if you have any questions regarding your child’s NWEA Reading and Math progress report. Students will take the NWEA Reading and Math tests on the computer again in May. RAZ Kids, Reading Eggs, Math Seeds, and Zearn provide extra practice for students.

Please make sure your child is reading 15 minutes or more daily and recording minutes read on the February Reading Log.

Have a great week,

Mrs. Dobronski

December

Dear First Grade Families,

I am sending home a new reading log for December. Please make sure your child is reading 15 minutes or more daily and recording minutes read on the reading log. Please turn in the November reading log, if you have not already done so.

FamilyGame Night is on Thursday, December 5, from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Please join us, if you have time.

On Fridays, we are having Haigh school spirit days in which students are encouraged to wear a shirt that says Haigh on it.

Reminders: Wear gym shoes and return library books on Friday.

Have a great week,

Mrs. Dobronski

November 25, 2019

Dear First Grade Families,

On Tuesday, November 26, students will make a holiday craft and have pie with their book buddies. I will provide pumpkin and apple pie for students. Students selected the kind of pie they would like to have with their book buddy.

Also, on Tuesday, we have our PBIS reward for good behavior choices during November. Students who earned the reward will participate in turkey bowling.

Have a wonderful vacation,

Mrs. Dobronski

October 7, 2019

Dear First Grade Families, 10-7-19

Spelling booklets will be sent home today. Please sign your child’s booklet and return it to school.

I am giving students a new sight word book to practice as part of homework. Please review the sight words with your child.

Homework continues to include reading 15 minutes or more daily and recording minutes read on the October Reading Log. Students can reread books several times to build fluency. You can also review the book with your child by discussing who the characters are and describing what happened in the story.

Field trip permission slips are due this Friday, October 11, 2019.

On Friday, students have a half day of school. Students will be dismissed at 11:45 a.m.

Reminders: Wear gym shoes and return library books on Friday.

Have a great week,

Mrs. Dobronski

September 16, 2019

Dear First Grade Families, 9-16-19

Spelling booklets will be sent home today. Please sign your child’s spelling test and return the booklet.

For the first report card marking period, students will be learning about the following:

Reading lessons will include reading a variety of stories and practicing retelling the sequence of events. Students will also be reading informational text and identifying facts about topics.

Writing lessons will include writing personal narrative experience stories. Students will also write informational facts about various topics.

Math lessons focus on addition, subtraction, number bonds, and number stories. We are using the Eureka math program.

The Social Studies unit of study is “How To Get Along With Others.” Students are learning about the importance of rules, fairness, and responsibility.

Science lessons will include the study of light waves and sound waves.

On Friday, September 20, 2019, students have a half day of school. Dismissal will be at 11:45 a.m.

Reminders: Read 15 minutes or more for homework and record minutes read on the September reading log. Wear gym shoes and return library books on Friday.

Have a great week,

Mrs. Dobronski

September 9, 2019

Dear First Grade Families, 9-9-19

Students did a great job learning new routines in our first grade classroom. I am looking forward to another great year of learning.

Spelling booklets will be sent home today. Please sign and return the booklet. Each Monday, students will receive a new list of spelling words and we will take the spelling test on Friday. Homework will include studying spelling words.

Homework will also include reading 15 minutes or more daily and recording minutes read on the September reading log. I will collect the reading log at the end of the month. Please have your child return their book bag to class each day.

I am also sending home reading and math homework for the week today. Students should complete homework for each day and return it on Friday.

Open House will be on Thursday, September 12, 2019, from 6:00 – 7;30 p.m. Please visit our classroom with your child so you can tour our classroom.

Students have gym on Friday. Please have your child wear gym shoes to school.

Have a great week,

Mrs. Dobronski