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Dearborn Public Schools

   Nov 09

Week of November 11

Here is what we are doing this week:

Spelling: chill, chick, chop, chimp, chin, chip, funny, was, but, out

Reading: We will learn about different text features ( headings, glossary, table of contents) to locate key facts in informational text.

Writing: Students will write opinion pieces in which they will include a topic sentence, supply a reason for the opinion and a conclusion.

Math: We are learning how to solve story problems with an unknown. (6+__=9 and 9-6 =__)

Science: Students are observing and recording the different types of weather, temperature, and the phases of the moon during different times of the month.

Social Studies: Describe some responsibilities people have at home and at school (e.g., taking care of oneself, respect for the rights of others, following rules, getting along with others).

Food Drive: Please help the less fortunate by donating cans of food. The class with the most cans will win a pizza party and extra recess. 🙂

Have a great week!


   Nov 05

Homework for 11/5

Spelling: practice spelling words.

Reading: Read books in the bag of books, go on IReady and practice for 30 minutes.

Math: Zearn practice.


   Nov 03

Week of 11/4

Here is what we are doing this week:

***No school Tuesday! Voting day.

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

Spelling: fish, wish, push, fresh, wash, mash, so, do, find, three

Math: We will solve math stories relating addition to subtraction.

Writing: We are starting informational writing.

Science: We are learning and recording about the moon during different times of the month, and daylight during different times of the year.

Social Studies: We are working on responsibilities at home and responsibilities at school.

Pizza will be sold after school on Tuesday in the cafeteria. Slices cost $1.00.

Have a great week!


   Oct 31

Friday, November 1, 2019

Tomorrow will be a half day. Dismissal will be at 11:45 a.m.

Also, tomorrow there will be a PTA meeting at 10 a.m. in the cafeteria.

Homework: Spelling practice, reading the bag of books, practice on I-Ready and Zearn.


   Oct 27

Week of 10/28

Spelling: she, shop, shut, show, ship, shout, him, he, us,on

Reading: Students use the illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas. Distinguish between information provided by pictures or other illustrations and information provided by the words in a text.

Writing: 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. With guidance and support from adults, focus on a topic, respond to questions and suggestions from peers, and add details to strengthen writing as needed.

Math: We will solve number stories to find the unknown in the problem.

Science: In science we are learning about weather, precipitation, cloud cover and wind.

Social Studies: We will learn about past, present and future, and diversity.

**Pizza will be sold in the cafeteria on Tuesdays. The cost is $1.00 for a slice.

**Boo Bash will be this Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. Lots of fun activities for the children. Students may wear their costumes. Hope to see you there!

Have a great week!



   Oct 24

Homework for Friday 10/25

Spelling: practice spelling words. Spelling test tomorrow!

Reading: Read for 20 minutes and go on IReady.

***Don’t forget to bring $2 for the Petting Farm and to get a pumpkin next week! Don’t miss out on all the fun!


   Oct 22

Homework for 10/22 and 10/23

Tuesday and Wednesday homework:

Math: Math practice sheet

Reading: Read for 20 minutes and go on IReady

Spelling: Practice spelling words daily


   Oct 21

Homework for 10/21

Spelling: Practice spelling words.

Reading: Read for 20 minutes.

Math: Addition practice behind spelling (on the same sheet as spelling.)

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