May
2018

Kindergarten Weekly News – Week 34

Hello Kindergarten Families! Happy 34th week of Kindergarten! Please help your child login to Clever to access MyOn. Daily homework is the following: 20 minutes on MobyMax and myOn, work from something in math bag, reading books from reading bag and practicing sight words.

We will be taking the Reading part of the NWEA this week. Please make sure your child gets a good night sleep and a healthy breakfast.

There will be no school on Friday, May 26th. We wish all who are observing a very happy beginning of Ramadan!

There will be no school on Monday, May 29th in observance of Memorial Day! We are thankful for all the men and women who gave so much for our country.

 

The ABC Countdown continues!

Monday: J – We will dance as we pump up the jam!

Tuesday: K- ! We will play kick the ball.

Wednesday: L- We will pick our lollipops!

Thursday: M – We will enjoy watching a movie in our classroom!

SpellingHere are the words for this week. Please be sure to help your child practice EVERYDAY! The test is on next FRIDAY! Your child will be tested on three word family words and three sight words. * We will also give your child a “cold word” to spell. This is a word that follows the pattern of the word family. (an ex. is flag )

  1. bag
  2. tag
  3. rag
  4. had
  5. make
  6. say

Reading: We are practicing many reading strategies. We will compare and contrast characters and activities in familiar books. In addition, we will practice looking for prefixes and suffixes. (ex. pre view, pre school, re do, re wind, un known, un happy). Please practice your sight words: (These are words your child needs to recognize and read by sight.)

Math: We will continue learn about place value as we compose and decompose teen numbers. (ex. 16 is one group of 10 and 6 extra ones). We will also be identifying 3D shapes. Please be looking for 3D shapes all around!

Science: We will continue our science explorations. This week we are still focusing on Living and Nonliving. We will be looking for living things outside. This is something you can do at home.

Social Studies: We will continue to identify American Symbols. This week we will focus on the Statue of Liberty and Bald Eagle.

Writing: This week we will return to narrative writing. We will write a story about something that has happened in our lives with a beginning, middle and end. Our stories will have characters with a problem and solution. Please practice writing sentences with your child each day. Be sure they are using finger spaces between words, stretching for sounds, and using sight words correctly.

Thank you for all you do!

May
2018

Kindergarten Weekly News – Week 33

Hello Kindergarten Families! Happy 33rd week of Kindergarten! Please help your child login to Clever to access MyOn. Daily homework is the following: 20 minutes on MobyMax and myOn, work from something in math bag, reading books from reading bag and practicing sight words.

We will be NWEA testing the next 2 weeks. Please make sure your child gets a good night of sleep and a healthy breakfast.

The ABC Countdown continues!

Monday: E – We will have extra recess! Tuesday: F- Flag Day! Wear red, white, and blue. Wednesday: G- Game day! Thursday: H- Wear a hat to school!  Friday: I Ice Pop Day!

Monday, May 14th is Field Day!!! Kindergarten is from 9:00 to 10:45!

Wednesday, May 16th is Late Start. School will begin at 9:30.

SpellingHere are the words for this week. Please be sure to help your child practice EVERYDAY! The test is on FRIDAY! Your child will be tested on three word family words and three sight words. * We will also give your child a “cold word” to spell. This is a word that follows the pattern of the word family. (an ex. is Sam)

  1. jam
  2. ram
  3. am
  4. her
  5. they
  6. help

Reading: We are practicing many reading strategies. We will continue to identify reasons an author gives for supporting details about a topic. We will also continue to practice identifying similarities and differences between two texts on the same topic. In addition, we will practice flipping the vowel sound in words. (ex. the o on hop is short o, but the o in hope is long o and says its name.) Please practice all introduced sight words: (These are words your child needs to recognize and read by sight.)

Math: We will continue learn about place value as we compose and decompose teen numbers. (ex. 16 is one group of 10 and 6 extra ones). We will also continue to take computation tests on addition and subtraction up to 5. Please practice math facts.

Science: We will continue our science explorations. This week we will learn all about Birds!

Social Studies: We will begin learning about American Symbols. This week we will focus on the USA Flag.

Writing: This week we will practice informational writing about the Symbols of America. We will be writing three facts about the flag. Please practice writing sentences with your child each day. Be sure they are using finger spaces between words, stretching for sounds, and using sight words correctly.

Thank you for all you do!

May
2018

Kindergarten Weekly News – Week 32

Hello Kindergarten Families! Happy 32nd week of Kindergarten! Please help your child login to Clever to access MyOn. Daily homework is the following: 20 minutes on MobyMax and myOn, work from something in math bag, reading books from reading bag and practicing sight words.

The ABC Countdown begins!

Tuesday: A – Bring an apple from home for snack. Wednesday: B- Bring a stuffed animal. Thursday: C-Cookie Day! Friday:D- Draw a picture day!

Wednesday, May 9th is the Ethnic Dinner from 5:00 to 7:00.

Friday, May 11th is Field Day!!!

SpellingHere are the words for this week. Please be sure to help your child practice EVERYDAY! The test is on FRIDAY! Your child will be tested on three word family words and three sight words. * We will also give your child a “cold word” to spell. This is a word that follows the pattern of the word family. (an ex. is stub)

  1. cub
  2. tub
  3. rub
  4. has
  5. big
  6. that

Reading: We are practicing many reading strategies. We will practice identifying similarities and differences between two texts on the same topic. In addition, we will practice flipping the vowel sound in words. (ex. the o on hop is short o, but the o in hope is long o and says its name.) Please review all given sight words: (These are words your child needs to recognize and read by sight.)

Math: We will continue  addition and subtraction story problems.

Example:  I had 3 apples and my mom gave me 3 more. How many apples do I have in all?     3+3=6

I had 7 cookies and ate 3 of them. How many cookies do I have left?     7-3=4

Science: We will continue our science explorations on birds. We are learning about living and non-living!

Social Studies: We will continue learning about natural resource and how we use them.

Examples include: tree/wood   lakes/water

Writing: This week we will continue our informational writing about animals. We will write three facts about animal as we practice starting our sentences in different ways. We will answer the following questions; What does your animal look like? Where does your animal live?  What does your animal eat? You will be notified on the animal your child chose to research. Please help them find information at home for their animal too. We will be using informational books in class. Please practice writing sentences with your child each day. Be sure they are using finger spaces between words, stretching for sounds, and using sight words correctly.

Apr
2018

Kindergarten Weekly News – Week 31

Hello Kindergarten Families! Happy 31st  week of Kindergarten! Can you believe it  is already May? Please help your child login to Clever to access MyOn. Here they have so many online books to choose from for reading. Many of the books are read aloud to them as they follow along! This is a super awesome resource to get your child reading more books. Daily homework is the following: 20 minutes on MobyMax and myOn, work from something in math bag, reading books from reading bag and practicing sight words. We will begin end of the year testing such as NWEA and reading level assessment this week.

Thursday, May 3rd is our field trip to the Detroit Zoo! Your child must wear gym shoes and bring a bagged lunch with a drink. No pop, glass containers, or lunch boxes are allowed. Please label your child’s lunch bag with their name. We are looking forward to a super fun day learning about animals! The buses will be leaving promptly at 9:00am. Chaperones need to come to school with their child.

SpellingHere are the words for this week. Please be sure to help your child practice EVERYDAY! The test is on FRIDAY! Your child will be tested on three word family words and three sight words. * We will also give your child a “cold word” to spell. This is a word that follows the pattern of the word family. (an ex. is slip, hip, trip)

  1. frog
  2. log
  3. jog
  4. dog
  5. as
  6. from

Reading: We are practicing many reading strategies. We will practice comparing and contrasting two informational texts on the same topic. We will also practice identifying similarities and differences between two texts on the same topic. In addition, we will practice adding or substituting individual sounds to make new words/ (ex. If I change the /o/ in pot to /e/ what new word did I make?) Please practice the following sight words: (These are words your child needs to recognize and read by sight.)

       Review:    walk    came    because                             

       New words:    could     ask       behind

Math: We will return to addition and subtraction story problems.

Example:  I had 3 apples and my mom gave me 3 more. How many apples do I have in all?     3+3=6

I had 7 cookies and ate 3 of them. How many cookies do I have left?     7-3=4

Science: We will continue our science explorations. We will explore the basic needs of a snail and compare different shells.

Social Studies: We will begin learning about natural resource and how we use them.

Examples include: tree/wood   lakes/water  

Writing: We will continue to work on Informational Writing. We will continue our research on our given animal. Your child was given an animal to research facts using books and technology. Please see the note that was sent home from your teacher last week.

Thank you for all you do!

Apr
2018

Kindergarten Weekly News – Week 30

Hello Kindergarten Families! Happy 30th week of Kindergarten! Please help your child login to Clever to access MyOn. Here they have so many online books to choose from for reading. Many of the books are read aloud to them as they follow along! This is a super awesome resource to get your child reading more books. Daily homework is the following: 20 minutes on MobyMax and myOn, work from something in math bag, reading books from reading bag and practicing sight words. We are heading into the last weeks of kindergarten and end of the year assessment is just around the corner. Thank you!

Monday, April 23rd Care to the Core Event

Thursday, April 26th – Rescheduled PTA Meeting 6:00.

Friday, April 27th  PTA Movie NIght from 4:00 to 6:00.

Thursday, May 3rd is our field trip to the Detroit Zoo! The money was due Friday, April 20th. Please send $10 in no later then Monday. Your child must wear gym shoes and bring a bagged lunch with a drink. No pop, glass containers, or lunch boxes are allowed. Please label your child’s lunch bag with their name. We are looking forward to a super fun day learning about animals!  

SpellingHere are the words for this week. Please be sure to help your child practice EVERYDAY! The test is on FRIDAY! Your child will be tested on three word family words and three sight words. * We will also give your child a “cold word” to spell. This is a word that follows the pattern of the word family. (an ex. is ship, nip)

  1. lip
  2. tip
  3. sip
  4. did
  5. so
  6. come

Reading: We are practicing many reading strategies. We will practice identifying which illustrations match the main points given by an author in a story. In addition, we will practice decoding unknown words with a focus on sblends. Please practice the following sight words: (These are words your child needs to recognize and read by sight.)

Review:   brother sister     friend                               New words: walk care because

Math: We are reviewing 3D shapes. We will identify and create 3D shape models using clay.

Science: We will continue our science explorations. We will explore the basic needs of a snail and compare different shells.

Social Studies: We are continuing our learning about maps. We will use positional words and locate places on a map. We will also discuss natural resources. ex: trees and water

Writing: We are returning to Informational Writing. We will begin to research an animal. Your child will be given an animal to research facts using books and technology.

Thank you for all you do!

Apr
2018

April 23 – Care to the Core Event This Monday

Care to the Core Event this Monday!

When: MONDAY, April 23

Time: All day event

Each grade level will have a job to do around Miller to help beautify our community.

Each child is being asked to wear jeans, gym shoes, and their blue Miller School shirt!

Since we will be working outside the students may get dirty and we don’t want them to get their good clothes dirty.

A Tour Bus will be visiting Miller with Dignitaries from the community to see all of the hard work the students are doing to help our community.

The bus should arrive around 10:00- 10:20 Travel to Miller Elementary
10:20- 11:00 Miller Elementary- Community Clean Up and Plant Up

Apr
2018

Kindergarten Weekly News – Week 29

 Kindergarten Weekly News    

Hello Kindergarten Families! Happy 29th week of Kindergarten! Please help your child login to Clever to access MyOn. Here they have so many online books to choose from for reading. Many of the books are read aloud to them as they follow along! This is a super awesome resource to get your child reading more books. Daily homework is the following: 20 minutes on MobyMax and myOn, work from something in math bag, reading books from reading bag and practicing sight words. We are heading into the last weeks of kindergarten and end of the year assessment is just around the corner. Thank you!

Tuesday, April 17th at 4:00 is our Spring Concert. Please be sure to return the permission slip to your teacher. If your child rides the bus they will stay after school with their teacher until the parents arrive. Please wear black pants and your Miller Shirt.

Thursday, May 3rd is our field trip to the Detroit Zoo! The money is due Friday, April 20th. Your child must wear gym shoes and bring a bagged lunch with a drink. No pop, glass containers, or lunch boxes are allowed. Please label your child’s lunch bag with their name. We are looking forward to a super fun day learning about animals!  

SpellingHere are the words for this week. Please be sure to help your child practice EVERYDAY! The test is on FRIDAY! Your child will be tested on three word family words and three sight words. * We will also give your child a “cold word” to spell. This is a word that follows the pattern of the word family. (an ex. is shed, fed)

  1. bed
  2. red
  3. sled
  4. she
  5. by
  6. of

Reading: We are practicing many reading strategies. We will practice describing the connection between two ideas in informational texts. We will practice identifying similarities within a text. In addition, we will practice decoding unknown words with a focus on s blends. Please practice the following sight words: (These are words your child needs to recognize and read by sight.)

   Review:    mother father    baby                                

   New words: brother sister friend

Math: We will practice non-standard measurement  as we use various items such as cubes, paper clips, and other manipulatives to measure length and height of objects.We will use this information to compare objects based upon a certain measurable attribute. We will also take a computation test on addition and subtraction up to 5. Please practice math facts.

Science: We will continue our science explorations. We will explore the basic needs of a fish and compare goldfish and guppies.

Social Studies: We are continuing our learning about maps. We will read and locate places on a map.

Writing: We will continue to work on Opinion Writing. We will talk about ways to work with the common good to solve problems. We  will “take a stand” and write about ways to take care of the Earth! Earth Day is April 22nd.

Thank you for all you do!

 

Apr
2018

Concert Permission Slip

Today your child brought home a permission slip for our concert on Tuesday, April 17.  Please make sure you fill it out and return it to school with your child as soon as possible.  If I do not have a slip allowing them to stay your child will not be able to stay after school on this day.

Thank you for your help.  The kids have worked very hard on their songs so I hope everyone will be able to attend.  I’m sure you will enjoy the performance.

Here is a copy of the permission slip that went home.

Greetings Kindergarten/1st Grade Parents,

We would like to remind you of the concert your student has been preparing for, on Tuesday, April 17th, 4pm. This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the talent and hard work that your students put in every day in music class. Reminder, your child has been asked to wear their Miller shirt, with black pants/skirt. This will ensure a uniform look, as a video will be made of the concert that will later be available on my blog. Because of this, you will not need to worry about recording the event yourself.

To ensure the safety of all students, we are asking that you fill out the areas below and have this form returned to us by the day of the concert. The school needs to be aware of who is staying after school with us, as they MUST have a planned ride home after the concert (which should be no more than an hour long).

If you have any questions, please contact Miss Doan at doant@dearbornschools.org

____  Yes, my student will attend the concert. Someone will be attending, and will take them home after.

____  No, my student will not be attending. They should go home right after school as usual.

Parent Signature  ____________________________

تحياتنا إلى أسر طلاب صفوف الروضة و الأول،

نود أن نذكركم بموعد حفلة الربيع الموسيقية التي عمل طلابنا جاهدين في الاستعداد لها ! يوم الثلاثاء 17  نيسان الساعة 4 م إنها فرصة كي يتمكن الطلاب من مشاركتكم  مواهبهم ما كانوا يتعلمونه خلال العام.

تذكير: لقد طلب من الطلاب ارتداء قمصان المدرسة و بناطيل جينز أو قماش رسمية  أو تنانير كل هذا من أجل الظهور بمظهر متناسق و متناسب لأنه سوف يتم تصوير الحفل و سيتم نشره على قناة اليوتوب الخاصة بقطاعنا التعليمي التي سيتم مشاركتها معكم لاحقاً عبر المدونة.

من أجل ضمتن سلامة الطلاب نتمنى منكم ملئ الفراغات الواردة أدناه و أعادة هذا النموذج إلى المدرسة في موعد أقصاه يوم الحفل.يجب أن تكون المدرسة على علم بمن سيبقى معنا بعد الدوام المدرسي و يجب أن بيكون لديهم وسيلة مواصلات مؤمنة لاصطحابهم إلى البيت بعد الحفل .( التي يجب ان لا تتعدى الساعة)

للسؤال و الاستفسار الرجاء الاتصال بالأنسة دون على البريد الإلكتروني التالي: doant@dearbornschools.org

________  نعم سيحضر ابني / ابنتي الحفل. كما سيحضر أحدنا الحفل و يقوم بإصطحابه/ها  معه.

________ كلا لن يتمكن ابني / ابنتي من حضورالحفل. يجب عليهم العودة إلى البيت بعد إنتهاء اليوم الدراسي مباشرة

كالعادة.

توقيع ولي الأمر: ______________________________