Welcome Back!

Class News:

  • Ms. Habhab’s email is habhabn@dearbornschools.org.
  • Happy February birthdays to Mustafa, Farah, and Raghd!
  • Students took the WIDA writing part today.


  • We completed NWEA testing for winter. Students who completed math, language, and reading have updated scores in their assessment folder and in their planner.
  • Your child has zearn lessons for math to complete online and catch up to module 3. Also, they must complete all their Study Island assignments in math, reading, science, and social studies that are posted in google classroom.
  • We are re-stocking our supplies and we need your donations of paper towels, band aids, tissue(kleenex), and hand sanitizer. Thank You!
  • WRITING: We started our 3rd narrative piece.
  • MATH: In math, we are doing module 3 adding and subtracting fractions. Students should be doing Zearn, Exact Path, Khan Academy, and Study Island every night for at least 10 minutes each.
  • READING: In reading, we are working on main idea, inferencing,  non-fiction text structures, and author’s purpose using evidence and reasons.
  • SOCIAL STUDIES: In social studies, we are learning about our government and Native Americans. We are learning all about the legislative, executive, and judicial branches and the U.S. Constitution. We are learning about Native Americans of the Southwest, Northwest, and Woodlands.
  • SCIENCE: We are learning about space systems and earth systems.
  • Congratulations Oakman Mathematicians ( Students who scored 80% or above on Oakman Math-A-Thon for the January marking period.)
  • Winter Mathematicians
    Hadeel Ali
    Ayat Alzirgany
    Raghd Hassan
    Ihsan Qawasmi
    Walied Sharif
    Gassar Abdullah
    Fatima Hachem
    Mahmoud Alshara
    Mustafa Chalhoub
    Mohamad Ali Elchaer
    Moheisen Moheisen
    Renaad Albadani
    Karrar Ali


    Angelina Sidhom

    • Below is our specials schedule for 2019-2020. 



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Writing: Narrative Text Organizer

Math Homework: Zearn.org(10 minutes), Exact Path Math( 10 minutes) and do Math-a-thon practice on iLearn(10 minutes) 3 times-What’s your highest score?

Reading Homework: read for a total of 30 minutes your library books(1 fiction/1 non-fiction), books in book bag, www.epic.com (paid subscription after 5 p.m.), Exact Path Reading(10 minutes) and Exact Path Language(10 minutes), iLearn(Benchmark Universe), and google classroom.

  • Epic.com: https://www.getepic.com
  • Benchmark Universe on iLearn:  https://moodle.dearbornschools.org/login/index.php
  • Exact Path Reading and Language:  https://f2.app.edmentum.com/exactpath/
  • Spelling List for the week of 2-24-20:
  • magic
  • magician
  • electric
  • electricity
  • critic
  • criticize
  • crumb
  • crumble
  • muscle
  • muscular
  • moist
  • moisten
  • sign
  • signature
  • music
  • musician
  • office
  • official
  • soft
  • soften
  • Vocabulary Notebook: Write the definition of 3 words from your word collector. Our goal is to learn 7-10 new words each day and use them in our speaking and writing vocabulary.
  • Social Studies: Identify the 50 states using your map and go on google classroom to read the social studies text there.
  • Science: Google classroom article a day through Newsela and Readworks.


Ms. Habhab’s 40 Book Challenge

Why Read 20 Minutes at Home?

Student A Reads

Student B Reads

Student C Reads

 20 minutes per day

 5 minutes per day

 1 minute per day

 3,600 minutes per school year

 900 minutes per school year

180 minutes per school year

1,800,000 words per year

 282,000 words per year

 8,000 words per year


Scores in the 90th percentile on standardized tests.

Scores in the 50th percentile on standardized tests.

Scores in the 10th percentile on standardized tests.

If they start reading for 20 minutes per night in Kindergarten, by the end of 6th grade, Student A will have read for the equivalent of 60 school days, Student B will have read for 12 school days, and Student C will have read for 3. (Nagy and Herman, 1987.)

Want to be a better reader? Simply, read!

Why read for 20 min.?

  • All 5th graders in Ms. Habhab’s class will be expected to read at least 40 books this year during independent reading at home.
  • You will be reading 40 (or more) books this year (beginning 9/7/18) and keeping track of the titles and genres on your Reading List sheet.
  • You will be reading from a variety of genres in order to explore books you might not ordinarily read, and to develop an understanding of literary elements, text features, and text structures.
  • Books that have been read (or will be read) in class cannot count, even if the student re-reads the book.
  • Students may ask the teacher, librarian, classmates, or their families for recommendations, but there are no specific title requirements
  • Any book with more than 200 pages will count as 2 books.
  • All books are selected by the student.
  • Select good fit books at your reading level. Use your DRA book graph as your guide and NWEA reading RIT score.
  • Use your Reading notebook to respond to your reading.
  • Each quarter you will be asked to present a “book talk” in front of the class for a grade.
  • Each week I will ask you about what you are reading, which books you have added to your list, which books you abandoned, and which ones you plan to read next.
  • Every Friday, you will turn in a completed Reading List.
  1. Hi Ms.Habhab this is Fatema from last year I just wanted to say hi I really miss you I hope to see you.

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