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Summer Information

It is very important that your student keep their MIND and BODY active during the summer so that they do lose all the knowledge and growth they made over the school year.

We have a list of website that your student can use during the summer to keep their minds active:  Website list

We also will be asking all students to complete at least 2 reading logs during the summer to keep their reading scores up.  Everyone who completes the logs will get to attend our Summer Reading Ice Cream Social in the fall.    I will be sending home a paper copy of the letter and reading logs today.

Reading and Math Program Letter

Reading Log 

School Supplies for fall – Since school supplies go on sale in July – here is a list of suggested supplies for all the classes – School supplies list.

 

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Emergency Training Drill

Tomorrow is PJ/Movie/Summer Birthday Celebration-Students may bring in a movie as long as it is Rated G.  Please put your family name on the movie.
Thursday – Picnic Day – if it rains we will eat in the cafeteria.  Picnic is a 12:00.  Otherwise we will be in the courtyard.  Parents welcome.
Friday – dismissal at 11:45
Emergency Training Drill
Dearborn Public Schools, in conjunction with Dearborn Police and other community partners, will hold an emergency training drill on June 19.  This year’s exercise will be at O.L. Smith Middle School. 
 
Please help us spread the word about this event so community members know not to be alarmed if they see emergency vehicles and other unusual activity around the school next week.
 
In conjunction with the drill, we are launching a prepared parent campaign.  The attached flyer includes information to help parents understand how they should respond before and during any lockdown situation.
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Last Week of School

I can’t believe it is the last week of school!! Time got away from me.  I have been a little preoccupied with the African Cultural play and Elizabeth being hit by a car.  Anyway, here is the schedule for the last week, sorry I didn’t post is sooner.

Monday – Game Day – kids can bring their favorite non-electronic game.

Tuesday – Field Day – parents are welcome to come, volunteers are always needed to run the stations.  Keebler’s class is schedule for:

Bounce house – 9:45

Stations – 1:00-1:45

Dunk Tank – 1:15

Wednesday – PJ/Movie day – Summer birthday celebration – if you have a summer birthday feel free to bring a treat for the class.   Any student may bring a snack to share.

Thursday – Picnic Lunch – parents welcome

Friday – Last day of school – 1/2 day dismissal at 11:45 – Graduation for the 5th grade.

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African Projects and Presentations

So far we have only had time for about 5 presentations.  Many student still have corrections that need to be made before they will be able to present.  They have extended the grading period until Monday, therefore we will be doing presentations on Monday as well.  PLEASE look at your child’s notes, outline, report and Google Slides.  There is a document in the assignment the explains the assignment requirements.   If your student does not have a grade in Parent Connect then they still need to present.  Please make sure they practice over the weekend, they will be grade on speaking loudly and using eye contact.  Make sure they can pronounce all the words.

Missing work  – there are still students that have missing work that is bringing down their grade.  Please check parent connect and make sure everything is complete at not zero.

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Summer Reading Program and more

It is very important that your student keep their MIND and BODY active during the summer so that they do lose all the knowledge and growth they made over the school year.

We have a list of website that your student can use during the summer to keep their minds active:  Website list

We also will be asking all students to complete at least 2 reading logs during the summer to keep their reading scores up.  Everyone who completes the logs will get to attend our Summer Reading Ice Cream Social in the fall.    I will be sending home a paper copy of the letter and reading logs today.

Reading and Math Program Letter

Reading Log 

Please send backpack this week as we clean out our desks and lockers.

Rehearsal grades 2-5 for our African Cultural Play today at 10:30

African Cultural Play 1:30 in the gym Friday 6/7 – Girl Scouts will be selling butterfly crafts before the Cultural Play for $1 to help raise funds to maintain the butterfly garden.

6/11 – Field Day – see the previous post for the schedule.

6/14 – Last day of school 1/2 day – dismissal at 11:45.

School Supplies for fall – Since school supplies go on sale in July – here is a list of suggested supplies for all the classes – School supplies list.

Report Cards and NWEA scores will go home on the last day of school – if your student is unable to attend the last day of school their report cards can be picked up in the office during the summer.  The office has limited hours during the summer so call before you come.

 

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Research reports and Google slides

I am reading and editing all of the African Research reports and Google Slides.  I have done students 1-10.  Each time I complete a student I am sending a message via Class Dojo to let you know I have seen it.  I am leaving comments in the slides and Google doc to let the student know what area needs work.  When students are done correcting their Google Slides please have them practice reading it out loud to you so they are ready for their presentation on 6/6 and 6/7.  Remember there must be a minimum 7 slides with a picture or video on each slide.  Please see the document in Google classroom for the all the requirements of the research paper and Google slides.  Some students still need to work on their notes and outlines also.

Please review their grades on Parent Connect to make sure they are not missing any other work.  All assignments must be turned in by 6/7.  We will have very little class time left to complete work, so all work needs to be finished at home at this point.

If you have any questions or need help finding something please email me or send me a message on Class Dojo.

 

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African Reports are past due

African Research Reports were due on Tuesday and African Google Slides were due today – quite a few students have not completed this work.  This whole project with the notes, outline, report and Google slide is worth 100 points.  This will drastically affect your students grade if not completed.  We have had plenty of class time to complete this project, it is now homework.  Remember the presentation is part of the grade and must be completed by 6/7.  African Google Slide Presentations began today and will continue tomorrow, 6/6 and 6/7 if needed. 

All Missing Assignment due by Friday 6/7 – any missing work not turned in will be given a zero.

Spelling this week is EXTRA CREDIT.  I told the students last week but I forgot to post this.  Anyone who takes the test will get extra credit.  It will not be a missing score if they don’t take it.

Unit 5 End of Module Math test will be tomorrow – we have already reviewed the study guide and gone over the answer.  Please review it at home tonight.  It is on the Eureka math tab if your student forgot to bring it home.

Don’t forget no school – June 3rd-5th next week.

Cultural Play – June 7th 1:30 PM Parents Welcome – student costumes, batik colored shirt, black pants/shorts, sandals, girls grass skirts.

Field Day – June 11th – Parents are welcome to come, volunteers are always needed to run the stations.  Keebler’s class is schedule for:

Bounce house – 9:45

Stations – 1:00-1:45

Dunk Tank – 1:15

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Class News

I hope everyone had a wonderful long weekend.  I enjoyed a long weekend up north, I went to Harbor Springs, Petoskey and Mackinac Island with my daughter Elizabeth.

We have a very busy week ahead of us.  We are preparing for our play which will be next Friday 6/7 and finish our academics for the year.

Math Quiz and Test – We will be taking the Topic F math quiz on Thursday 5/30 and the Module 5 End of Module Test on Friday 5/31.  Both study guides are on the blog on the Eureka math tab.  I will be passing the both study guides out tomorrow.

Costume Check – I would like to do a costume check on Thursday 5/30.  Please bring your t-shirt, grass skirt (girls only), wear sandals and dark shorts or pants.  I want to see who we need to make a skirt for or see who else needs things for their costumes.

African reports were due today – please make sure that your student is finished, if they are not finished it is their homework.

Google Slide presentation due by Thursday 5/30

Students will be presenting their projects to the class on Thursday 5/30 and Friday 5/31.

Lines for the play – please have your student practice their lines for the play everyday.  We would like to have all lines memorized before the play on 6/7 at 1:30.

Tomorrow is the Honors Choir performance of THE JOURNEY OF THE NOBLE GNARBLE.  Montessori classes will watch at 2:30 and parents can watch at 4:00.

Spirit Week Continues – 

Wednesday, May 29th: Wacky Wednesday–Wear mismatched socks, non-matching colors, clashing patterns, or a fun hat! 

Thursday, May 30th: Hawaiian Beach Day–Wear Hawaiian shirts and hats! 

Friday, May 31st: School Spirit Day – wear a school t-shirt or colors! 

 

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All Campus Spirit Week

All Campus Spirit Week

Tuesday, May 28th: Twin Day! 

Wednesday, May 29th: Wacky Wednesday–Wear mismatched socks, non-matching colors, clashing patterns, or a fun hat! 

Thursday, May 30th: Hawaiian Beach Day–Wear Hawaiian shirts and hats! 

Friday, May 31st: School Spirit Day! 

NWEA testing tomorrow – please make sure your student each a good breakfast and is well rested.

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Class News

Costumes – We started applying the designs to our shirts today with the glue.  Tomorrow we hope to start dying the shirts if they are dry.  Please don’t wear good clothing tomorrow.  We will do our best to stay clean, but accidents can happen.

NWEA testing – we will be testing tomorrow and Thursday mornings.  Please make sure your student has a good breakfast and is well rested so they will do well on their testing.

West African Research Report due dates – 

Notes were due today 5/20

Outline is due by Thursday 5/23

Research paper due by Tuesday 5/28

Google Slide presentation due by Thursday 5/30

Students will be presenting their projects on Thursday 5/30 and Friday 5/31.

I looked at everyone notes and made comment this weekend and most still need work.  If the notes are not complete at this time it is now homework.  The outline is due by this Thursday 5/23.  We will have some time to do it in class, but we will also be testing 2 days this week, so this will also be homework if students don’t have time to finish in class.

Reading Log – This week’s reading log that is due 5/22 will be the last reading log of the year.  As we get ready to present our project and memorize our lines for the cultural play, I would like student to have plenty of time to be well prepared.

 

 

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