MSTEP

Students in fifth grade will be taking the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP). This school year, the testing window for the new M-STEP assessments for fifth grade, is April 8-May 3.  Students in 5th grade will take the reading, writing and math assessments.   Both tests will include open-ended response, writing, and multiple choice questions. Additionally, students in fifth grade will also take the social studies and science assessments.

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STEAM Museum

Mobile Ed.  will be presenting an ALL day STEAM Museum assembly, Tuesday, April 9th. Students will engage in different learning activities through science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.

 

 

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MSTEP Writing Field Test

Students in 3rd-5th grades will take a passage-based writing field test starting Monday, January 28 to Friday, February 1st.

 

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WIDA Assessment

WIDA ACCESS begins February 4th and ends March 22, 2019.  The majority of students in 1st-5th grade will take the assessment online.  Kindergarteners will take the test one-on-one using a test booklet.

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Canned Food Drive

Canned Food  Drive starting Monday, November 5th to Friday, November 16, 2018.  Thank you for your generosity to help those in need.

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Robotics

A few students from 4th and 5th grades were selected to be part of the Robotics Exobots.  We will be working on our project and core values posters.  Also we will putting together our tasks and missions.  Robotics will meet on Tuesdays and Wednesday of each week.

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Welcome Back to Another Great Year of Learning!!!

Welcome to my iBlog!  I have been a resource teacher at Becker for 20 years.  I work closely with ELL students (English Language Learners) in all grades.  Also, I co-teach writing, mostly in grades 3-5. My door is always open to teachers, parents, and students.  Feel free to contact me via email at khalili@dearbornschools.org or by phone at (313) 827-7696.  I am looking forward to partnering with you and instructing your kids.

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MSTEP Testing Schedule for 3rd and 4th Grades

For more information please visit Michigan Department of Education: www.michigan.gov/mde/

April 23, 2018

Dear Parents,

Students in 3rd and 4th grades will be taking the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP). This school year, the testing window for the new M-STEP assessments for both grades will be April 30 to May 18.  Students will take the reading, writing and math assessments.   Both tests will include open-ended response, writing, and multiple choice questions. Please see M-STEP assessment schedule below:


Grade 3rd  & 4th M-STEP Testing Schedule 2018

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

April 30

 

May 1

ELA Day 1

May 2

ELA Day 2

May 3

Make-up ELA

May 4

Make-up ELA

May 7

Make-up ELA

May 8

Math

May 9

Make-up any Content Area

May 10

Make-up any Content Area

May 11

Make-up any Content Area

May 14

Make-up any Content Area

May 15

Make-up any Content Area

May 16

Make-up any Content Area

May 17

Make-up any Content Area

May 18

Make-up any Content Area

 

Please review with your child the following test-taking tips.

Before the Test:

  • *Develop a positive attitude. Tell yourself, “I will do my best on this test.”
  • *Get a good night’s sleep the night before the test.
  • *Get up early enough to avoid hurrying to get ready for school.
  • *Eat a healthy breakfast.

During the Test:

  • *Relax and stay calm.
  • *Listen carefully to the directions the teacher gives.
  • *Ask questions if you don’t understand what to do.
  • *Read each question carefully. Find the key words. Try to figure out what the question is really asking.
  • *Read the entire question and look at all the answer choices.
  • *Use strategies you learned in class to figure out the answer
  • *Take your time picking the best answer.
  • *Go back and recheck your answers.

 

Please tell your child to take their time on the test and to do their best.

 

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MSTEP Testing Begins for 5th Grade

Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP)

For more information please visit Michigan Department of Education: www.michigan.gov/mde/

March 28, 2018

Dear Parents,

Students in fifth grade will be taking the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP). This school year, the testing window for the new M-STEP assessments for fifth grade, is April 10-April 27.  Students in 5th grade will take the reading, writing and math assessments.   Both tests will include open-ended response, writing, and multiple choice questions. Additionally, students in fifth grade will take the social studies and science assessments.  Please see M-STEP assessment schedule below:

Grade 5th  M-STEP Testing Schedule 2018
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
April 9

April 10

ELA Day 1

April 11

ELA Day 2

April 12

Makeup ELA

 

April 13

Make-up ELA

April 16

Make-up ELA

April 17

Math Day 1

April 18

Science

April 20

Social Studies

April 20

Make-up any Content Area

April 23

Make-up any Content Area

April 24

Make-up any Content Area

April 25

Make-up any Content Area

April 26

Make-up any Content Area

April 27

Make-up any Content Area

Please review with your child the following test-taking tips.

Before the Test:

  • *Develop a positive attitude. Tell yourself, “I will do my best on this test.”
  • *Get a good night’s sleep the night before the test.
  • *Get up early enough to avoid hurrying to get ready for school.
  • *Eat a healthy breakfast.

During the Test:

  • *Relax and stay calm.
  • *Listen carefully to the directions the teacher gives.
  • *Ask questions if you don’t understand what to do.
  • *Read each question carefully. Find the key words. Try to figure out what the question is really asking.
  • *Read the entire question and look at all the answer choices.
  • *Use strategies you learned in class to figure out the answer
  • *Take your time picking the best answer.
  • *Go back and recheck your answers.

Please tell your child to take their time on the test and to do their best.

 

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Please Volunteer for Robotics Event

WE NEED YOUR HELP! As you may already know, Dearborn Public Schools is hosting a Dearborn FLL Spring Tournament for 36 FLL robotics teams from around the state on Saturday, May 12. The event will run from 8:00-5:30 at McCollough-Unis.  Please Register today!   Please go to https://my.firstinspires.org/AccountManager/Account/Register

Also, here are some videos that you can show to staff, parents, and community members to help with recruiting volunteers:
Dearborn Host FIRST Tech Challenge (Dec. 2017) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gCSwrWQ4qY&feature=youtu.be

 

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