June 8, 2020
Dear Snow Families,
On behalf of the Snow Team, we would like to wish every Snow family and safe and relaxing summer break. We are so proud of how the whole Snow community came together during this difficult period to support our students. Each child is precious to us and we miss them dearly.
To help our students continue to make progress throughout the summer break, we will be posting suggested summer work.
Thursday, June 11 is the last ½ day of school for students. The Snow staff would like to say goodbye to students for summer time by standing along Culver Street at 11:00am on June 11. Staff will be waving goodbye and sending their best wishes to all Snow students. We are asking any family that chooses to participate to drive south down Culver at this time and wave to staff and honk their horns!
As we receive information regarding the 2020-2021 school year, we will be sure to communicate through the district website and our Snow blog. Have a wonderful break!
The School Reopening Committee would like for all parents to please take this survey about how school should look next year. They have several options and want to know which one you are in favor of. The form is in both English and Arabic.
For translation assistance, parents may call 313-580-2532 Monday June 8th through Friday June 12th 8:30a.m. through 4:30p.m.
Thank you for taking the time to fill it out. Let your voice be heard by clicking on the link below.
Good Morning:) For this session I’m going to attempt to have them do a directed drawing. They will need 2 (in case the first one goes fast) plain white sheets of paper and a pencil.
3:00pm Hamad, Mahdi, Leah, Ranal, Hamza, and Helen.
3:40pm Naweam, Hussein, Salma, Van, Sofia, Ayham, and Ameer
4:20pm Waleed, Mohamad, Layaan, Tala, Shakeeb, and Gabe
Well, it’s our last week of school work. You’re almost done parents and students! Thank you to all of you. Everyone has worked hard to make sure students education remained a priority. Enjoy your last week of school!! I will send google duo invite out before Wednesday.
Hello, I was so sad today in our classroom looking at all the empty chairs and wishing that all the kids were in them and we were going about our normal day. I sure hope we can go back to school in the fall full time. It will be some time before we find out that information though. I packed up their belongings from inside their desk. I did not send any supplies home that were in our shared desktop caddies because I had no way of knowing what stuff belonged to who, so no scissors, crayons, pens, pencils, erasers, etc… were sent home. If they had a supply box or bag inside their desk with items in it, those did go home. It’s mostly folders, notebooks, and student work that was hanging in the hall. A few students had their own headphones so those were also packed (if they were inside their desk). More details will come about the pick up day. As of right now I’m assuming it will be one day next week, as other teachers will be working on this tomorrow or Friday.
For tomorrow’s google duo the kids will be playing charades. I will be texting you 3 different things your child will have to act out. I have 3 groups so I will be sending the same things to 3 people as a group text (they will be kids that are not in your child’s group) Students will each take turns acting one out at a time and the other students will raise their hand when they think they know it. We will repeat this until they each have done their third one. I will expect them to be on mute and to raise their hand when they think they know what the person is acting out. After a few hands go up, I’ll call on someone to answer. If they have time, have them practice a little before the google duo.
3:00-Gabe, Tala, Helen, Naweam, Huessein, Hamad
3:40-Mohammad, Salma, Sofia, Waleed, Mahdi, Ameer
4:20- Shakeeb, Van, Hamza, Ayham, Leah, Ranal, Layaan
Hello, hope those of you who celebrate EID had a blessed Saturday and Sunday celebration.
This schedule is for Tuesday-Friday. I will be going into our classroom on Wednesday to pack up their desk belongings and clean/pack up our room so that a deep cleaning can be done over the summer. So, I will be moving our google duo to Thursday instead of Wednesday. I’ll send a schedule for that in the near future. I’ll give you information about the picking up of their desk contents soon as well.
Good Afternoon, hope you enjoyed yesterday’s sunny day. It was a great day to be outside. I just checked their iready and Zearn. Most everybody did the required 3 lessons of Zearn, the few students who didn’t I will call this week and remind them how important it is to complete them. There are 6 modules, those of you still in module 4 need to pick up the pace a bit as completing all 6 modules will help you be ready for second grade math. Great job on iready, almost 100% of you did your iready minutes 🙂 I also enjoyed reading about the Life Cycle of a Butterfly. This week you will be writing an informational piece about Memorial Day, as we celebrate it a week from tomorrow. That also means…you have this Friday and next Monday off of school work (of course feel free to do some iready and Zearn if you have some catching up to do ). This week’s google duo will have you going on scavenger hunt around your house. I will give you an item to go find (you can put your phone down and you will have a minute or two to go find the item, if you can’t find the item just come back so we can share and then I will send you off for the next item.
Times for Wednesday 5-20-20
3:00-3:30- Helen, Nawaem, Van, Sofia, Waleed, Hamza, Ayham
3:40-4:10-Tala, Hussein, Shakeeb, Mahdi, Ameer, Ranal
4:20-4:50- Gabe, Mohamad, Layaan, Leah, Salma, Hamad
This Wednesday, I will be asking them “would you rather” questions. For example: Would you rather eat candy or donuts? Then, when I get a thumbs up students will take turns sharing which one and why they chose it. Again, if you don’t have the app and would like to join us, just go to your app store on your phone and type in google duo. Here is the schedule, I will again, do my best to stay on track, however cannot predict any unknown difficulties that may arise.
3:00-3:30- Ameer, Hamad, Layaan, Mahdi, Mohamad, Nawaem
3:40-4:10-Van, Hussein, Ayham, Salma, Leah, Hamza, Gabe
4:20-4:50- Helen, Tala, Sofia, Shakeeb, Waleed, Ameer