Wayne County Regional Enhancement Education Millage Proposal

 

School districts in Wayne County have placed a proposal on the November 8th ballot to provide added funding for our schools. It is the “Regional Enhancement Millage Proposal.”

If approved by the entire county, the 2 mil proposal will generate approximately $6.2 million from Dearborn but the District will receive $7.8 million in additional funding for our schools.  Money would go to local schools starting this year and the millage expires after six years.  Continue reading »

Wayne County Regional Enhancement Education Millage Proposal

 

School districts in Wayne County have placed a proposal on the November 8th ballot to provide added funding for our schools. It is the “Regional Enhancement Millage Proposal.”

If approved by the entire county, the 2 mil proposal will generate approximately $6.2 million from Dearborn but the District will receive $7.8 million in additional funding for our schools.  Money would go to local schools starting this year and the millage expires after six years.  Continue reading »

Notice for AOL Email Accounts

Dear Parents,

If you are an AOL email user, please be aware that you may not receive email notifications due to AOL policies. We are working to resolve this issue with AOL.

Thank you for your patience while we work with AOL to make sure you get classroom notifications from your teacher.

Sincerely,

Technology Department

Clean Up parade

Parents and Students of Snow School:  Our 2016 Clean Up Parade is Thursday, May 26.  Our event starts at 9:30 am.  All students that have a Snow School Unity shirt should wear it on Parade Day!  (If you did not purchase a shirt there are some available from the Art Room, sizes are limited.  The shirts are $5 each.)  Please come out and support us as we share our message:  “Fix Up, Clean Up, Paint Up, Plant Up!”  Our route is Culver to Snow Road, Snow Road to Houston, Houston back to Snow School.  There will be a short ceremony in the front of the school and you are welcome to attend.  Thanks, hope to see you out there cheering us on!  Thanks- City Beautiful and STAND

Family Science Night

Calling all Bakers!
 
We need baked goods for our Family Science Night.  If you are able to donate a baked good, please drop it off on the cart located outside of the office on Thursday, February 25th.  PTA will be selling sweet treats, hot cocoa and coffee for families to enjoy as they explore the great science happenings at Snow Elementary!
 
Thank you for your cooperation!
Snow PTA 

Movie Night!

Movie Night!

This Friday, Jan. 22 is movie night. We’ll be showing Big Hero 6 in the Snow School Gym. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the movie starts at 6:30 p.m. There will be popcorn and baked goods to purchase. Parents must accompany children. No drop-offs. Bring a blanket or sleeping bag, hang out with your friends and watch a free movie!

If you are interested in dropping off baked goods, we’ll have a rack outside the office starting Friday morning.

Hope to see you there!

Family Habit Hop

Family Habit Hop

January 27, 2016

6:00 -7:30 p.m

When you arrive at Snow School please come to the table in the main lobby. Student Leaders will give you a color coded Passport and direct families into the Gym.  In the gym the 7 Habits Song students have been learning in Music Class will be sung.  Then Families will be called by Passport Color to exit to the first “Hop”.  PLEASE follow the order on your Passport. Every 10 minutes Dr. Groover will ring a bell to signal a rotation to the next “Hop”.  At the close of the evening Student Leaders will collect the Passports and give each family a 7 Habits Magnet as they leave.

Supporting English Learners with Academic Language Word Sorts—Focus on Science

Supporting English Learners with Academic Language Word Sorts—Focus on Science

Created by the Dearborn Public Schools Departmental EL Resource Teachers

Grade 1
Science Resources:  SIOP Lessons, Word Sorts, Reading Texts, etc.
Cardmarking 1

Physical:  Properties of Objects

Focus Questions

  • How can objects be grouped?
  • How can an object be grouped in more than one way?
  • What is a magnet and how are they used?

5 Senses

Physical Characteristics

Group by Color, size, shape, sinking, floating

Solids—ice

Magnetism

  • SIOP Lesson on Water—powerpoint, Two Forms of Water text (280 lexile), Three Forms of Water text (410 lexile), Water Takes on 3 Forms text (370 lexile), word sort
Cardmarking 2

Earth:  Weather and Seasons

Focus Questions:

  • What changes occur in the weather from season to season?
  • What are some safety precautions for severe weather

Seasons—temperature, precipitation, wind

Severe Weather—events and precautions

Measuring temperature, precipitation, daily weather

  • SIOP Lesson on Stay Safe from Lightning—powerpoint, Stay Safe from Lightning text  (380 Lexile), word sort
  • Windy Weather text (500 lexile), word sort
Cardmarking 3
 Earth:  The Sun Warms the Earth

  • How does the Sun affect the Earth’s temperature?
  • How does the sun appear to move in predictable patterns across the sky?
  • What causes day and night?
  • How can the Sun’s heat be used to solve problems?

Sun to grow plants

Light and heat

Predictability across the sky

  • SIOP Lesson on How Plants Work—powerpoint, How Plants Work text (370 lexile), word sort
Cardmarking 4
Life:  Animal Life

  • How do animals grow and change over time?
  • What characteristics (body parts) are passed on from parents to their young?
  • How do physical characteristics and adaptations help animals survive?

What animals need:  Air, water, food, and shelter

Life cycles

How animals use their body parts for survival

Passing traits to young

  • SIOP Lesson on Animal Life—powerpoint, All about Koalas text (380 lexile), Plant and Animal Connection Cards, word sort
  • SIOP Lesson on A Butterfly’s Life Cycle–powerpoint, text (540 lexile), word sort, word sort for newcomers (pics)
  • SIOP Lesson Frog’s life cycle—powerpoint, text (340 lexile), word sort
  • A Sea Turtle’s Story, text (260 lexile), newcomer word sort