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Dearborn Public Schools

   Apr 15

Homework for Monday

Watch this video to help with the 3D shapes homework.


   Apr 14

Week of April 16

Here is what we are doing this week:

Spelling:

  1. owl
  2. brown
  3. how
  4. now
  5. down
  6. tower
  7. six
  8. many
  9. if
  10. long

Reading: We will identify author’s main point in a text.

Writing:  Students are starting to write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure.
They will also participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 1 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
We will also ask questions to clear up any confusion about the topics and texts under discussion.

Math: We started a new unit on geometry.  We are going to continue to learn about shapes and their attributes or describing parts.

Science:  We are learning about plants and animals and their needs.

Social Studies: We will demonstrate chronological thinking by distinguishing among past, present, and future using family or school events.

Pizza sale in the cafeteria every Monday!

Have a great week!


   Apr 11

Spring Concert Tomorrow!

Our spring concert will be tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.

Students are asked to wear their Miller shirts with black pants or skirts.  Please note that children will return to class after the concert and will NOT be allowed to go home until 3:35 p.m.

Thank you so much for your help and hope to see you all there!


   Apr 07

Welcome Back!

Welcome back!  I hope everyone enjoyed their spring break relaxing, spending time with family, and doing some reading and math. 🙂  Here is what we are doing this week:

Spelling:

  1. boat
    2. soak
    3. road
    4. show
    5. snow
    6. glow
    7. because
    8. best
    9. upon
    10. these

Reading: We will know and use various text features (e.g., headings, tables of contents, glossaries, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text.

Writing: We will start a new unit on opinion writing.

Math: We will review story problems and take a test on Wednesday.  We will start a new unit on geometry.

Science:  We are continuing to learn about plants and their needs.

Social studies:  We will start a new unit learning about the past and we will continue to learn to use the calendar.

Have a great week!


   Mar 28

Bingo For Books Today!

Bingo for Books will be today, March 28, from 4:30-5:30 P.m. in the cafeteria. Suggested $1.00 donation fee for the fundraiser “Children of Yemen.”

Hope to see everyone there!


   Mar 24

Week of March 25

Here is what we will be doing this week:

Spelling:

1. back
2. duck
3. neck
4. sock
5. sick
6. check
7. does
8. fast
9. pull
10. found

Reading: We will retell stories including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.

Writing:  We will write personal narrative stories with a beginning, middle and an ending.

Math: We will add two digit numbers and solve story problems.

Science: We just started a new unit on plants.

Social Studies: We will review physical and human characteristics, absolute, and relative location and maps, and we will take a unit test.

**Bingo for Books will be on Thursday after school.  You will have a chance to play bingo with your friends and win a book. Hope to see everyone there!

**Pizza sale on Monday in the cafeteria.  

Have a great week!


   Mar 17

Week of March

Here is what we are doing this week:

Spelling: chose, note, broke, bone, hole, use, those, goes, always, gave

Reading: We will ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

Math: We are going to add within 100, including adding a two-digit number and a one-digit number, and adding a two-digit number and a multiple of 10, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method and explain the reasoning used. Understand that in adding two-digit numbers, one adds tens and tens, ones and ones; and sometimes it is necessary to compose a ten.
We will also apply properties of operations as strategies to add and subtract. Examples: If 8 + 3 = 11 is known, then 3 + 8 = 11 is also known. (Commutative property of addition.) To add 2 + 6 + 4, the second two numbers can be added to make a ten, so 2 + 6 + 4 = 2 + 10 = 12. (Associative property of addition.)
-Use addition and subtraction within 20 to solve word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using objects, drawings, and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.
-Determine the unknown whole number in an addition or subtraction equation relating three whole numbers. For example, determine the unknown number that makes the equation true in each of the equations 8 + ? = 11, 5 = __ – 3, 6 + 6 = __.

Writing: We will write personal narratives with a beginning, middle and an ending, and we will include quotation marks, onomatopoeia, and punctuation.

Science:  We started a new unit about living things and their needs.

Social Studies: We are learning about maps, relative location, and human and physical characteristics.

Pizza sale every Monday in the cafeteria.  Slices are $1.00 and a whole pizza $8.00.

Have a great week!


   Mar 10

Week of March 11

Here is what we will be doing this week:

Spelling: five, drive, mice, slice, dime, time, been, work, off, cold

Reading: We will describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.

Writing:  We will write personal narrative stories and we’ll include quotation marks and onomatopoeia in our writing.

Math:In math we will:
-Add within 100, including adding a two-digit number and a one-digit number, and adding a two-digit number and a multiple of 10, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method and explain the reasoning used. Understand that in adding two-digit numbers, one adds tens and tens, ones and ones; and sometimes it is necessary to compose a ten.
-Apply properties of operations as strategies to add and subtract. Examples: If 8 + 3 = 11 is known, then 3 + 8 = 11 is also known. (Commutative property of addition.) To add 2 + 6 + 4, the second two numbers can be added to make a ten, so 2 + 6 + 4 = 2 + 10 = 12. (Associative property of addition.)

Science:  In science we will finish the light and sound unit and we will start a new unit learning about living things.

Social Studies:  We are going to continue  learning about maps and relative location.

Monday:  Pizza sale in the cafeteria.  One slice is $1.00 and a whole pizza is $8.00.

Have a great week!

 


   Mar 07

Miller School PTA Meeting Tomorrow

PTA/Parent Open house meeting tomorrow at 9:00 a.m.

Please go to your child’s room to sign in.  The classroom with the most parents present will receive a special surprise.

 

 


   Mar 05

Bake Sale Tomorrow!

We will have a bake sale tomorrow to help the fundraiser “Children of Yemen.”  All baked goods will be sold for one dollar a piece.  If you would like to donate any goods, please bring them to the office before the start of the school day.  As always, thank you for your help.

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