Alphabet Chart

Alphabet Chart

Parents-

It is often useful to have an alphabet chart by your child when they are doing homework.  This chart is useful for the students to see the correct size/look of the letters during their writing time.  Here is a chart to use in case you need one!

 

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Fun assemblies

Fun assemblies

We were so lucky to have some of the students in Mrs. Gomez’s class perform a play about The Three Little Pigs. They did a fantastic job!

We had a visit from a Dearborn Firefighter, Mr. Mattern. Mr. Mattern read to the students. He even got into his gear and talked about fire safety. 

We also had a chance to listen to some stories read by Mr. Higgins.  He was so excited to be back at Becker again!

The entire school participated in an assembly about readers being leaders.  There was a lot of audience participation. Some kids even got to come on the stage! 

We are having a blast celebrating reading during March!

It’s Cold Outside!

It’s Cold Outside!

With the cold weather approaching, it is nice to stay inside and read with your child!  Here are some reading tips:

Reading with your child-any age!

Surround your child with books

Try to have books in your home for your child to read. Books from a bookstore can be expensive, but there are places where you can get inexpensive books, such as second hand bookstores, garage sales, thrift shops, and library book sales. And of course, borrowing books from the library is free!

Make reading special

Do things that will make books and reading seem special. Help your child get his or her own library card, buy books and books-on-tape as gifts, and use books as rewards. Find a special place in  your home for reading.

Ask your child questions

Discuss what’s happening in the story and point out things on the page. Ask your child questions such as: “What do you think will happen next?” or “What is this?” Discuss the characters, setting, problem and solution, or the main idea with supporting details from the book.

Encourage your child to read another book

Find ways to encourage your child to keep reading. If he or she likes one book, find another book with a similar subject or by the same author. Ask a librarian or teacher for book suggestions.

Take turns reading

Once your child can read, have him or her read aloud to you every day. You can take turns – you read one page and your child the next. Children love to hear their families reading to them.

Make connections to your child’s life

Help your child make connections between what he or she reads in books and what happens in life. If you’re reading a book about a family, for example, talk about how what happens in the story is the same or different from what happens in your family.

Give your child an incentive to read

At bedtime, encourage your child to read. Offer a choice between reading or sleeping. Most kids will choose to read, as long as you don’t offer something more tempting (like TV).

Try different types of books and magazines

Encourage your child to read different types of books, articles, or stories. Some kids, especially boys, prefer nonfiction books. Others like children’s magazines.

Turn on the closed captioning on your television

When watching a television show with your child, try turning on the closed captioning channel. This shows the words the characters are speaking on the television screen.

Wayne County Regional Enhancement Education Millage Proposal

Wayne County Regional Enhancement Education Millage Proposal

 

School districts in Wayne County have placed a proposal on the November 8th ballot to provide added funding for our schools. It is the “Regional Enhancement Millage Proposal.”

If approved by the entire county, the 2 mil proposal will generate approximately $6.2 million from Dearborn but the District will receive $7.8 million in additional funding for our schools.  Money would go to local schools starting this year and the millage expires after six years.  Read the rest of this entry

Wayne County Regional Enhancement Education Millage Proposal

Wayne County Regional Enhancement Education Millage Proposal

 

School districts in Wayne County have placed a proposal on the November 8th ballot to provide added funding for our schools. It is the “Regional Enhancement Millage Proposal.”

If approved by the entire county, the 2 mil proposal will generate approximately $6.2 million from Dearborn but the District will receive $7.8 million in additional funding for our schools.  Money would go to local schools starting this year and the millage expires after six years.  Read the rest of this entry

Summer has begun!!!!

Summer has begun!!!!

I hope everyone is enjoying summer so far.  I miss everyone!  I hope you are working on your Mobymax and Myon challenge daily!   I will post the leaders of the class so far this Sunday.  

I have had a busy summer so far.  I am still working, but I have been very side tracked daily with a robin laying eggs outside my window!  It is amazing.  I have been researching robins and I have gathered a lot of info about them.  This robin will lay 4 eggs so she has a few more to go!  

Have a great week and go outside and enjoy the sunshine!