NEW GSRP PROGRAM AVAILABLE TO NEW PRESCHOOL FAMILIES IN DEARBORN

Attention: Families with Preschool age children who are 4 years of age by December 1, 2017.  There is an immediate possibility of free full day preschool beginning in January 2018 in the Dearborn Public Schools (next month). The family must be eligible based on risk factors and not currently enrolled in a GSRP program.  If interested, families may pick up an application at the Cotter Early Childhood Center, 13020 Osborn or call Nadia Berry at 313-827-6150.
Please respond immediately as slots are limited.
Families must live in the city of Dearborn.

FOCUS FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 18, 2017

This week our second graders will be learning:

Reading:  Students will learn to describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

Math:  Students will learn to fluently add and subtract within 100 using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.

Writing:  Students will learn to write narratives in which they recount a well‐elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.  Also with
guidance and support from adults and peers, they will focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.

Science:   Students will plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties.

Social Studies:  Students will learn how governments make, enforce and interpret laws in the community.

FOCUS FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 4, 2017

Our second grade students will be working and practicing these skills this week:

Reading:  Students will learn to recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.

Writing: Students will learn to write narratives in which they recount a well‐elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.

Math:  Students will learn to understand that the three digit number represent amounts of hundreds, tens, and ones; e.g. 706 equals 7 hundreds, 0 tens, and 6 ones.

Science:  After identifying three states of matter (solid, liquid, gas), students observe a variety of solid objects. After a period of free exploration, students describe properties of the objects and develop vocabulary in order to communicate their thinking about those properties.

Social Studies:  Students will learn about diversity, how governments keep people safe and how to solve problems in a community.

Focus For the Week of November 27, 2017

Our second grade students will be working and practicing these skills this week:

Reading:  Students will compare and contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic.

Writing:  Students will continue to work on informational research and writing.

Math:  Students will learn to tell and write time from analog and digital clocks to the nearest five minutes, using a.m. and p.m.

Science:  Students will continue to investigate soil and earth materials.

Social Studies:  Students will learn to understand that communities are a combination of landforms and bodies of water by looking at pictures of communities and explaining how it impacts the community.