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Ms.Habhab’s 3rd Grade

Class News:

If you have any questions, please email me at


  • Encourage your child to check their daily homework in Schoology and complete their work everyday.
  • How to access Schoology:
  • Help your child create a routine if not already set in place. For example sleep and eat well, create a quiet place to complete work, and time to exercise/play.
  • Please have your child eat breakfast at home or bring them early to eat breakfast in the cafeteria.
  • None of this is easy. We thank you for all your support in everything.


Please make sure your son or daughter reads for 30 minutes each day to keep up and maintain the gains they made during the school year. 

1. eSpark reading in Clever

2. Epic Epic Log In-Enter class code: pvs4084


4. Storyline Storyline Online – Home

5.  Math-eSpark math in Clever and Zearn

Your son or daughter needs to work on  zearn and module 4 in the practice, learn, and succeed books. They also need to do eSpark math  and Zearn daily for 15 minutes each.


Positive Affirmations To Say To Your Children – EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONS COACHING


Dearborn School Nurses

An advisory message from the Dearborn School Nurses
  • If your child and/or anyone in your household h​ave ​any symptoms of illness or have tested positive for Covid, please keep your child home from school and contact the school office for further guidance.

  • If your child and/or anyone in your household are unable to pass the Daily District Screener, please keep your child home from school and contact the school office for further guidance.

  • If your child and/or anyone in your household have a Covid test result that is pending—either rapid or PCR, please keep your child home from school and contact the school office for further guidance.

We need every individual to follow this advisory message in order for us to help mitigate that spread of Covid-19 within our school community.



The Dearborn School Nurses


Dear Parents of 3rd Grade Students,

At Oakman Elementary, we began our at home online learning during the COVID 19 crisis using  “Google Apps for Education.” 

What is Google Apps?

Students need to know:

Students will follow school policies for appropriate use when using Internet based services like Web 2.0 applications & Google Apps. These services are considered an extension of the school’s network. Students have no expectation of privacy in their use as school and service administrators have the right and ability to monitor user accounts for policy and security enforcement.

Parents need to know:

Student email is archived and the student Acceptable Use Policy will be enforced. School staff will monitor student use of applications when students are at school. Parents are responsible for monitoring their child’s use of applications when accessing programs from home. Students are responsible for their own behavior at all times.

Oakman’s Social Worker Resources

The following resources and recommendations for parents are from our social worker:


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 3rd 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 9/6/22) 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.

Grade 5 Vocabulary for M-Step



appropriate information


audience (as in writer’s audience)

author’s message author’s point of view blog capitals/capitalization cause/effect
central idea
character’s actions characters’ relationships chart/graph/diagram/table clear language
comma(s) compare/contrast conclude/conclusion/

concluding statement conclusion drawn/drawing a conclusion

concrete details conflict

connect ideas – (transitions in writing)

create definition(s)

describe/description/descriptive details/ realistic details


develop ideas (evidence/ elaboration)

dialogue dictionary entry draft

edit effect

effective beginning /ending elaborate/elaboration of ideas errors





first paragraph



grammar usage



infer/inference(s)/ inference(s) made


informational paper/informational article



key detail(s)

key events

key point

main idea

main problem


mental picture (writing)


narrator notes



organize(d)/organization of ideas

paragraph passage phrase plot

point of view/view (point) pre-write


punctuation/punctuated purpose (e.g., author’s or speaker’s purpose)

purpose for writing (informative, opinion, narrative writing)

quotations/direct quotations/ quoting directly/quotation marks

reasons relationship report
research research question research report revise

root word

sensory details/language






specific/exact word(s)/ word choice(s)/information

spelling errors stanza

statement/sentence/set of sentences/pair of sentences/line

summary/summarize(s) supporting evidence/reasons synonym

transition words/phrases trustworthy source(s) verbs/verb tense/shifts webpage/website

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