Sep 03

Writing Assignment

Good Morning Parents and Students.

Students,

please check you email and your Schoology account for today’s writing assignment. The assignment has been posted on Schoology and must be completed before 3:00 P.M.

Sep 01

Materials Pickup

We will be distributing math materials, reading materials, and additional supplies tomorrow Wednesday, September 2nd from 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. This will be a drive up service. All fourth grade teachers will be waiting on Lois st, Please bring students with a parent so that I can meet you in person. I look forward to meeting you.

Aug 28

Welcome Back Miller Mustangs!

August 28,  2020

Welcome back Miller Mustangs,

I hope you are all doing well and have enjoyed your summer break. I would like to welcome you all back and introduce myself as your teacher. I know this year is going to be a unique learning experience for all of us, and I am confident we will be able to learn and grow together. 

My name is  Mrs. Kazan, I will be your teacher for this year. This is my fourth year teaching  in Dearborn Public Schools, and I’m very excited to teach fourth grade. A little bit about my family I have four beautiful two boys and two girls. 

I just graduated this past April from the University of Michigan- Dearborn with a Masters degree in English as Second Language. 

First week of school

Monday Tuesday WednesdayThursday 
8:55 – 12:00Activity:
Subscribe to my blog
Mrs. Kazan’s blog
After subscribing to the blog please click on the link for a read aloud. First Day Jitter  
Activity: Please completeWelcome Back Form
Read aloud for the day 
If you take a mouse to school 
Activity:
Make a copy by clicking file- make a copy All About Me
Read aloud How Full is Your Bucket 
Drive by material pick up from 10:00-11:30
please be on time.
Activity: Click on the link to read/listen to the book. Covid 19 Book After reading the book answer the following question on a google doc and share your answer with me  How can COVID-19 spread to other people? What are some ways that you can help prevent the spread of COVID-19?

Important Links

Zoom Meetings:

https://dearbornschools-org.zoom.us/

Schoology: 

https://dearbornschools.schoology.com/home

Suggested Supplies for 4th Grade

This is the recommended supply list for students coming into Fourth grade.

  • 6 Notebooks- 1 of each color (black, yellow, green, red, purple, blue)
  • Pack of Pencils
  • Composition notebook-(Black and white)
  • Yellow Highlighter
  • 2 Packs of loose leaf paper 
  • Glue stick
  • Box of Crayons (24 count)
  • Pencil box to put all supplies in
  • A pack of EXPO dry erase markers
  • Sharpener 
  • Ruler 
  • 1 permanent marker (sharpie)
Jun 11

Thank You

I would like to take a moment to thank you for your effort and support throughout the year. I had the pleasure working with all of you. We had an amazing group of students, tried their best and I encourage to continue working on I ready, Zearn and complete the math packet in the summer.
I will miss you and stay safe.
See you soon.

Jun 07

Weekly Focus

I can’t believe we are down to the last week of school. This week will be lighter as far as the workload. 

Students will be expected to complete the IReady diagnostic test. This is important for students to try their best without any assistance in order to accurately assess student growth. Once the test is complete, students will be able to follow their new individualized IReady path. 

For math, please complete one Zearn lesson a day. 

There will not be anything for social studies or science

Jun 01

Message from Mr. Awada

Good Afternoon Miller Families,

Hope this email finds you and loved ones in good health and spirits. I take this opportunity to thank each of you for the unwavering support you continue giving your child and our learning community during these unprecedented times. We’ve all had to make adjustments over the last three months that were unexpected, not perfect and stressful at times, but the Miller Community responded with unwavering support and steadfast patience and Team Miller THANKS YOU!

Many unanswered questions remain about next year and a committee comprised of district leadership, staff, students, and parents are diligently working to create multiple plans for varying scenarios that may be possible for reopening school next year. I will be sharing and communicating with the Miller community as decisions become final. Important classroom, school and district information may be found at https://miller.dearbornschools.org/ , please take time to review as needed. Most recent updates include virtual kindergarten roundup and latest district and school news.

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:

Attached are details regarding an important Parent Informational Zoom Meeting regarding adoption of Benchmark reading/writing and secondary math programs.

GLEANERS food Distribution, Tuesday June 2, 2020 at 11 a.m., menu includes Halal Chicken / White Rice / Peanut Butter / Orange Juice / Walnuts/ Raisins / Spaghetti Sauce / Fruit Mix / Canned Apple Sauce

Students will be taking the i-Ready Diagnostic beginning June 8th, 2020. It is VERY  

IMPORTANT students do their own work and give the best effort allowing for appropriate reading placement during summer learning.

Elementary Report Cards will be distributed via Parent Connect, students still have time this week to complete i-Ready lessons and google classroom assignments for full credit.

IMPORTANT

Student Materials Distribution and Collection

WHO: ALL Miller k-5 Students

WHEN: Thursday June 04, 2020

k-2nd Grade Students Material Distribution / Collection will take place between 12 – 1 p.m.

3rd 5th Grades Students Material Distribution / Collection will take place between 1 2 p.m.

WHAT:

Distribution and Collection of Student Materials and Summer Math Learning Packets. Teachers will be lined up by alphabetical order and a sign with teacher name will be clearly marked.

WHERE:

Kindergarten Students 12 -1 p.m. / 3rd Grade Students 1- 2 p.m.

Miller Elementary Parking Lot Sidewalk in front of Cotter

1st Grade Students 12 -1 p.m. / 4th Grade Students 1- 2 p.m.

Miller Elementary Parking Lot Sidewalk in front of Miller

2nd Grade Students12 -1 p.m. / 5th Grade Students 1 – 2 p.m.

Miller Elementary Bus Drop Off

WHY:

Parents are required to pick up belongings and drop off classroom and library books. Chromebooks WILL NOT be collected; students will keep Chromebook over the summer for summer learning.

HOW:

Parents place LLI / science/classroom / library books in the trunk of their vehicle.

Parents drive up to designated area and pop open the trunk of the vehicle, if walking please observe social distancing measures. Plese no students and remain in your car at all times.

Teacher will place students’ belongings in the trunk and remove LLI /

classroom and library books.

NOTE:

Do not bring students

Ensure all books are placed in the trunk

Do not exit the car

If we all work together, drive slow and follow directions things will run smoothly, thanks in advance for the teamwork.

Have a wonderful week!

Respectfully,

Team Miller

May 31

Book Drop Off & Materials Pick up

Thursday, June 4, 2020 – Parents please bring back library books and LLI books. Teachers will be wearing masks and gloves to exchange materials. Each parent will receive a bag with materials from their child’s classroom, their desk and a packet of summer learning materials for continued growth.

Grades K-2 12-1 pm

Grades 3-5 1-2pm

See you Thursday!

May 25

Weekly Focus

Hello Families! I hope everyone is enjoying the long weekend and beautiful weather. This week will be another short one. Please make sure to check into Google classroom each day to find your assignments. Please read all directions because sometimes there is work that needs to be completed but not turned in, such as watching a video. Here is our focus for the week.

Reading: Follow your IReady path. You need to complete 20 minutes a day and be passing lessons with 80% or higher in order to be prepared to do your best on the diagnostic test we will be doing in the next few weeks.

Writing: This week we’re focusing on reading and article and writing a summary. Make sure to include the main idea and supporting details. Make sure use the RACES strategy.

Math: There will be one fraction lesson this week. You must watch the video in order to understand the work. The video will be on Tuesday, and your exit ticket will be on Wednesday. Thursday and Friday you will be responsible for completing a Zearn lesson a day. By Friday you should have 2 Zearn lessons completed for the week.

Science: There will be one lesson on Thursday about food chains and food webs. Watch the instructional video first. 4th grade we will be focusing on living and non living things

Social Studies: There will be one lesson on Tuesday about the growth of Michigan. Watch the instructional video first.

4th grade Social Studies we will continue learning about the Bill of Rights follow directions to write about texting while driving.