Homework January 17th

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There is no specific homework tonight; however, most students have to redo their social studies homework from yesterday.  They need to write answers in complete sentences using capital letters and ending punctuation.  Please remind them to go into the text to find their answers.  Tomorrow is a half day.  Dismissal is at 11:45.

Weekly Newsletter Week of January 14th-18th

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Congratulations to all the students who earned awards at Friday’s honors assembly.  You can see pictures from the assembly on the photos page of my blog.  Congratulations also to Ebraheem Ahmed who completed his second math module on Zearn this weekend!  I am so proud of my class for all their hard work and perseverance.  They will be putting that perseverance and hard work to the test this week as we begin our mid-year testing cycle.  Tomorrow we will be taking the NWEA science test first thing in the morning.  It is very important your child comes to school on time.  We have had many students coming in 10-15 minutes late every day which disrupts instruction.  We will also be taking the I-Ready diagnostic test in the afternoon.  Once that is completed students can access the website again from home.  Tuesday we will have a social studies test for the end of the unit.  A study guide will come home tomorrow.  Thursday we will have a math test for the end of module.  And Friday is the end of the card marking period.  There will be no spelling test this week.  We also have a half day on Friday.  Dismissal will be at 11:45.  Here is our week ahead.

Math:  We have one more lesson to finish on addition, subtraction, and rounding.  Students will get a study guide on Wednesday, and the test is Thursday.  This will leave Friday for any make-up tests if students were absent.  Due to the amount of testing this week, please make sure your child is not absent unless he or she is sick.

Science:  We will not be starting anything new this week due to all the testing.

Social Studies:  A study guide will be given on Monday, and the test will be on Tuesday.  This test will cover the economic growth of Michigan.

Reading:  We will be comparing and contrasting stories.

Writing:  We will begin brainstorming lists of opinion topics to write about.

Read By Third Grade

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Based on Public Law 306 (October 2016), third grade students who are more than a year below grade level on the state ELA assessment are under consideration for retention in third grade.  Dearborn Public Schools staff in elementary schools have been systematically planning to ensure that teachers have the training to teach reading effectively and that students receive small group instruction based on their needs.  The current year second graders are the first group to potentially be impacted by the legislation.
You are invited to join the district task force to strengthen the planning process and to ensure that the community is informed and engaged in the success of every student.
If you would like to participate, please complete the survey.