Last Week Of School

Dear Parents: We made it! Thank you for all your amazing help this school year, and especially during this remote learning time. I am so thankful for your support, and I hope you will have a wonderful Summer.

Please remember to come to Haigh to pick up your child’s belongings if you have not already done so. The pick up day will be Thursday, June 11 from 10:00-11:30 AM on Silvery Lane.

Students please don’t forget to create a project or poem, or something special for your dad for Father’s Day. The date of Father’s Day is June 21.

Parents, please try to complete the survey below, and again thank you so much for all you have done. Have an amazing Summer!

Morning Haigh Community,

Our school district would like your feedback on the upcoming school year. When possible, please complete the survey below. This will provide our district office with background information that will be helpful when planning for next year. Thank you for your help and time 🙂

Mr. Short

School ReOpen Committee Parent Survey #1

Morning Haigh Community, Our school district would like your feedback on the upcoming school year. When possible, please complete the survey below. This will provide our district office with background information that will be helpful when planning for next year. Thank you for your help and time 🙂 Mr. Short School ReOpen Committee Parent Survey #1 https://forms.gle/DNx3eN8hcRpXsfSs5 –https://forms.gle/DNx3eN8hcRpXsfSs5–

Week of 6/1-6/5

Dear Parents: I hope all of you have enjoyed the lovely weather. We made it to June! Thank you for your continued support in the Remote Learning Process. Remember, the school district has given a guideline for students at the Second Grade Level to participate in approximately 20 minutes of learning per subject each day. Now that the end of the school year is upon us, the District has asked us to reduce the amount of assignments, in order for parents to catch up on any remote learning, and for teachers to be able to finish grading. Remember that this last card marking will have grades demonstrating level of participation. The highest grade for participation is M(Meeting), then P(Progressing), and LP (Limited Participation). All of you have done an outstanding job with the online learning, and I have no concerns about level of participation for anyone. I will continue to contact you through text, phone, or email, as I have before. You may also contact me by call, text, or email if you have any questions, or even to update me on any work your child has finished. I am available Monday-Friday from 8:30AM-3:30PM, and Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00AM-2:00PM. I will also be keeping a log of student participation that Mr. Short will review weekly. Thus far, all students have been actively participating in their assignments, and I am very thankful for your help with their at home learning. You may also send pictures to me through text or email of any work your child has completed. If you still have pictures of completed work to share with me, the final due date for grades has now been extended to June 11. This date is also the last day of school. Mr. Short will be setting up another drive through pick up of supplies/belongings that day from 10:00-11:30 AM. ALL STUDENT BELONGINGS WILL BE DISCARDED AFTER THAT DAY. Please make sure to stop by if you can to pick up belongings, and wave Happy Summer to everyone.

READING: continue to use the Common Core Ready book that I gave you. Students can read and highlight the passages, and answer all questions, fill in charts, etc. A short lesson from this book that I would like the students to do is Lesson 20 Comparing and Contrasting Two Texts on Pages 324-325.

MATH: Please continue to do about 2 lessons a week in the Math book. Many of you are in different places in the book, so just continue from where you left off. Also, more great skills for at home are: helping them to identify and count coins, and learning how to tell time. Students always need extra practice with these concepts. Review of basic addition/subtraction Math Facts is always helpful too. Please also continue to do double digit addition/subtraction with regrouping (borrowing/carrying). This week I would like students to do Lesson 10 in Module 7 on pages 193-197.

SPELLING: I am continuing to have sight words on the list for Spelling. The idea for this is to have students practice correct spelling of words they use in their writing. The words for this week are: compare, contrast, animals, planet, important, topic, learn. These words are from Lesson 20 Comparing and Contrasting Two Texts mentioned above. You can have students practice these by writing them in sentences and/or stories. When students did Tic Tac Toe activities for Spelling in school, they did such activities as “Hide the words in a picture,” “Do jumping jacks while you spell the word,” “Write the words outside with chalk.” You may also give them a test.

SCIENCE/SOCIAL STUDIES: students were given online access to Readworks articles. These articles are all related to Science and Social Studies. As a reminder, students can go to www.readworks.org/student. The code is GTE2CJ. The password is 1234. They can read the articles, and answer the questions. Brainpop and Brainpop Junior are also excellent resources for all subject areas. I added some new fun Summer selections to the Readworks articles last week. Remember, these may be printed out or answered online.

WRITING: students may keep a journal that they can write in daily, and illustrate their writing. For the next 3 weeks, students can write in their journals about any topic. Summer activities, etc.

Thank you for your continued help and support. As I have mentioned before, I am available for contact through my cellphone, or email. PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT. I am more than happy to help .You may also feel free to send me pictures of any completed work if you would like to share it with me.

MUSIC: Mrs. Conrad wanted me to remind you to go to her blog for all of her assignments. iblogdearbornschools.org/conradt/

TECHNOLOGY: students are already familiar with using I-Ready, RazKids, and Zearn. These can be used daily, as before. Again, Brainpop is excellent for every subject: Reading, Grammar, Math, Science, and Social Studies. The username is: haighelem and the password is: bpop. I am now able to track student participation, and progress on these websites. Brainpop also has a feature that allows you to print student work, or send it to my email.

General information:  313-827-3006 or communications@dearbornschools.org Social emotional hotline – 313-827-8500 or dss@dearbornschools.orgTech support – 313-827-8400Student Services – 313-827-3068Special Education – 313-827-7050

Here are the links to this week’s content for our DSHINES program:

This is the link for the Elementary School Lessons in Englishhttps://dl.orangedox.com/DSHINESESLessonsEnglish

This is the link for the Elementary School Lessons in Arabichttps://dl.orangedox.com/DSHINESESLessonsArabicPosted in Blogs |

Week of 5/26-5/29

Dear Parents: I hope all of you enjoyed a lovely Memorial Day and Eid weekend. Thank you for your continued support in the Remote Learning Process. Remember, the school district has given a guideline for students at the Second Grade Level to participate in approximately 20 minutes of learning per subject each day. Now that the end of the school year is upon us, the District has asked us to reduce the amount of assignments, in order for parents to catch up on any remote learning, and for teachers to be able to finish grading. Remember that this last card marking will have grades demonstrating level of participation. The highest grade for participation is M(Meeting), then P(Progressing), and LP (Limited Participation). All of you have done an outstanding job with the online learning, and I have no concerns about level of participation for anyone. I will continue to contact you through text, phone, or email, as I have before. You may also contact me by call, text, or email if you have any questions, or even to update me on any work your child has finished. I am available Monday-Friday from 8:30AM-3:30PM, and Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00AM-2:00PM. I will also be keeping a log of student participation that Mr. Short will review weekly. Thus far, all students have been actively participating in their assignments, and I am very thankful for your help with their at home learning. You may also send pictures to me through text or email of any work your child has completed. If you still have pictures of completed work to share with me, the final due date for grades is June 8.

READING: continue to use the Common Core Ready book that I gave you. Students can read and highlight the passages, and answer all questions, fill in charts, etc. A short lesson from this book that I would like the students to do is Lesson 13 Author’s Purpose on pages 202-203.

MATH: Please continue to do about 2 lessons a week in the Math book. Many of you are in different places in the book, so just continue from where you left off. Also, more great skills for at home are: helping them to identify and count coins, and learning how to tell time. Students always need extra practice with these concepts. Review of basic addition/subtraction Math Facts is always helpful too. Please also continue to do double digit addition/subtraction with regrouping (borrowing/carrying). This week I would like students to do Lessons 8 and 9 in Module 7. (Pages 181-191)

SPELLING: I am continuing to have sight words on the list for Spelling. The idea for this is to have students practice correct spelling of words they use in their writing. The words for this week are: months, ago, patch, rainbow, colors, bright, shiny. These words are from Lesson 13 Author’s Purpose”mentioned above. You can have students practice these by writing them in sentences and/or stories. When students did Tic Tac Toe activities for Spelling in school, they did such activities as “Hide the words in a picture,” “Do jumping jacks while you spell the word,” “Write the words outside with chalk.” You may also give them a test.

SCIENCE/SOCIAL STUDIES: students were given online access to Readworks articles. These articles are all related to Science and Social Studies. As a reminder, students can go to www.readworks.org/student. The code is GTE2CJ. The password is 1234. They can read the articles, and answer the questions. Brainpop and Brainpop Junior are also excellent resources for all subject areas. I added some new fun Summer selections to the Readworks articles this week. Remember, these may be printed out or answered online.

WRITING: students may keep a journal that they can write in daily, and illustrate their writing. For the next 3 weeks, students can write in their journals about any topic. Summer activities, etc.

Thank you for your continued help and support. As I have mentioned before, I am available for contact through my cellphone, or email. PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT. I am more than happy to help .You may also feel free to send me pictures of any completed work if you would like to share it with me.

MUSIC: Mrs. Conrad wanted me to remind you to go to her blog for all of her assignments. iblogdearbornschools.org/conradt/

TECHNOLOGY: students are already familiar with using I-Ready, RazKids, and Zearn. These can be used daily, as before. Again, Brainpop is excellent for every subject: Reading, Grammar, Math, Science, and Social Studies. The username is: haighelem and the password is: bpop. I am now able to track student participation, and progress on these websites. Brainpop also has a feature that allows you to print student work, or send it to my email.

General information:  313-827-3006 or communications@dearbornschools.org Social emotional hotline – 313-827-8500 or dss@dearbornschools.orgTech support – 313-827-8400Student Services – 313-827-3068Special Education – 313-827-7050

Here are the links to this week’s content for our DSHINES program:

This is the link for the Elementary School Lessons in Englishhttps://dl.orangedox.com/DSHINESESLessonsEnglish

This is the link for the Elementary School Lessons in Arabichttps://dl.orangedox.com/DSHINESESLessonsArabicPosted in Blogs | Leave a reply

Passing out Materials

Dear Parents: As you know, teachers will be passing out belongings to students on Tuesday, May 19 (today) and Wednesday, May 20 (tomorrow). I myself originally planned to pass out materials today, but I am not able to come in until tomorrow. Both days items will be passed from 1:00-3:00 PM on Silvery Lane, but again, I will be there tomorrow only. Thank you!

Week of 5/18-5/22

Dear Parents: I am hoping all of you are well. Thank you for your continued support in the Remote Learning Process. Remember, the school district has given a guideline for students at the Second Grade Level to participate in approximately 20 minutes of learning per subject each day. I will continue to contact you through text, phone, or email, as I have before. You may also contact me by call, text, or email if you have any questions, or even to update me on any work your child has finished. I am available Monday-Friday from 8:30AM-3:30PM, and Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00AM-2:00PM. I will also be keeping a log of student participation that Mr. Short will review weekly. Thus far, all students have been actively participating in their assignments, and I am very thankful for your help with their at home learning. You may also send pictures to me through text or email of any work your child has completed.

READING: continue to use the Common Core Ready book that I gave you. Students can read and highlight the passages, and answer all questions, fill in charts, etc. This week I will send a recording of the lesson “Kate Skates,” on pages 287-291.

MATH: Please continue to do about 2 lessons a week in the Math book. Many of you are in different places in the book, so just continue from where you left off. Also, more great skills for at home are: helping them to identify and count coins, and learning how to tell time. Students always need extra practice with these concepts. Review of basic addition/subtraction Math Facts is always helpful too. Please also continue to do double digit addition/subtraction with regrouping (borrowing/carrying). This week I will be sending a recorded lesson of Module 7, Lesson 6 on pages 169-173.

SPELLING: I am continuing to have sight words on the list for Spelling. The idea for this is to have students practice correct spelling of words they use in their writing. The words for this week are: invitation, paint, practice, together, started, purple, people. These words are from the story “Kate Skates” mentioned above. You can have students practice these by writing them in sentences and/or stories. When students did Tic Tac Toe activities for Spelling in school, they did such activities as “Hide the words in a picture,” “Do jumping jacks while you spell the word,” “Write the words outside with chalk.” You may also give them a test.

SCIENCE/SOCIAL STUDIES: students were given online access to Readworks articles. These articles are all related to Science and Social Studies. As a reminder, students can go to www.readworks.org/student. The code is GTE2CJ. The password is 1234. They can read the articles, and answer the questions. Brainpop and Brainpop Junior are also excellent resources for all subject areas. I added 2 new Social Studies selections to the Readworks articles this week about Memorial Day, Patriotism, and The Pledge of Allegiance. Remember, these may be printed out or answered online.

WRITING: students may keep a journal that they can write in daily, and illustrate their writing. This week I would like students to complete a writing piece about Memorial Day. In school, I usually have students write a letter to the Veterans who have protected our Country, thanking them for their service. They can do this if they would like, and they can give it to a Veteran that is in your family, or someone you know. Students could also do a writing piece about The Pledge of Allegiance, and what the words of The Pledge mean. They could even write what the vocabulary words mean, such as Allegiance means: Republic Means: Indivisible means:, etc.

Thank you for your continued help and support. As I have mentioned before, I am available for contact through my cellphone, or email. PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT. I am more than happy to help .You may also feel free to send me pictures of any completed work if you would like to share it with me.

MUSIC: Mrs. Conrad wanted me to remind you to go to her blog for all of her assignments. iblogdearbornschools.org/conradt/

TECHNOLOGY: students are already familiar with using I-Ready, RazKids, and Zearn. These can be used daily, as before. Again, Brainpop is excellent for every subject: Reading, Grammar, Math, Science, and Social Studies. The username is: haighelem and the password is: bpop. I am now able to track student participation, and progress on these websites. Brainpop also has a feature that allows you to print student work, or send it to my email.

General information:  313-827-3006 or communications@dearbornschools.org Social emotional hotline – 313-827-8500 or dss@dearbornschools.orgTech support – 313-827-8400Student Services – 313-827-3068Special Education – 313-827-7050

Here are the links to this week’s content for our DSHINES program:

This is the link for the Elementary School Lessons in Englishhttps://dl.orangedox.com/DSHINESESLessonsEnglish

This is the link for the Elementary School Lessons in Arabichttps://dl.orangedox.com/DSHINESESLessonsArabicPosted in Blogs | Leave a reply

Reading: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0lCD9lbrZU

Date Change For Picking Up Items

Dear Parents: Mr. Short had to change the dates for picking up student belongings and resources because it is supposed to rain on the original dates we planned. The new dates will be Tuesday, May 19th from 1:00-3:00, and Wednesday, May 20th from 1:00-3:00. The street for 2nd graders is still Silvery Lane. Thank you!

Picking up Belongings/Resources This Week

Dear Parents: Mr. Short is sending a letter about this, but I wanted to put it in my blog as well. On Thursday and Friday of this week (May 14, 15) teachers will be passing out all remaining belongings to students that were in their desks and lockers. We will also be passing out the Module 8 Math Book, and a workbook for Summer practice, along with white boards (dry erase boards.) Second Grade teachers will be passing these materials on Silvery Lane from 1:00-3:00 PM on Thursday. You may still come for pick up on Friday from 1:00-3:00, but the Second Grade teachers will only be there on Thursday. If you can’t make it on Thursday, other teachers will be passing out materials on Friday. This will be a “drive-through” type of setting, so that nobody needs to enter the school. Thank you so much. Looking forward to seeing you.

Week of 5/11-5/15

Dear Parents: I am hoping all of you are well. I hope all of the mothers had a pleasant Mother’s Day. Thank you for your continued support in the Remote Learning process. Remember, the school district has given a guideline for students at the Second Grade Level to participate in approximately 20 minutes of learning per subject each day. I will continue to contact you through text, phone, or email, as I have before. You may also contact me by call, text, or email if you have any questions, or even to update me on any work your child has finished. I am available Monday-Friday from 8:30AM-3:30PM, and Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00AM-2:00PM. I will also be keeping a log of student participation that Mr. Short will review weekly. Thus far, all students have been actively participating in their assignments, and I am very thankful for your help with their at home learning. You may also send pictures to me through text or email of any work your child has completed.

READING: continue to use the Common Core Ready book that I gave you. Students can read and highlight the passages, and answer all questions, fill in charts, etc. This week I will send a recording of the lesson “Picnic Guests” (pages 236-240). Please follow along with me for that lesson.

MATH: Please continue to do about 2 lessons a week in the Math book. Many of you are in different places in the book, so just continue from where you left off. Also, more great skills for at home are: helping them to identify and count coins, and learning how to tell time. Students always need extra practice with these concepts. Review of basic addition/subtraction Math Facts is always helpful too. Please also continue to do double digit addition/subtraction with regrouping (borrowing/carrying).

SPELLING: I am continuing to have sight words on the list for Spelling. The idea for this is to have students practice correct spelling of words they use in their writing. The words for this week are: blinked, forgotten, forming, guests, insects, leader, parade. These words are all from the reading selection “Picnic Guests”mentioned above. You can have students practice these by writing them in sentences and/or stories. When students did Tic Tac Toe activities for Spelling in school, they did such activities as “Hide the words in a picture,” “Do jumping jacks while you spell the word,” “Write the words outside with chalk.” You may also give them a test.

SCIENCE/SOCIAL STUDIES: students were given online access to Readworks articles. These articles are all related to Science and Social Studies. As a reminder, students can go to www.readworks.org/student. The code is GTE2CJ. The password is 1234. They can read the articles, and answer the questions. Brainpop and Brainpop Junior are also excellent resources for all subject areas. I will discuss more about Brainpop in the next few paragraphs. Brainpop has excellent material on plants that students can watch and then write about. I added 3 new Social Studies selections to the Readworks articles last week.

WRITING: students may keep a journal that they can write in daily, and illustrate their writing. This week I would like students to complete a writing piece explaining Story Elements, or parts of a story. I will send out a recorded lesson of how to do this. Students are all very familiar with the format I use. They can watch my lesson, and copy it into their journal, or onto a paper. They will be naming title, author, characters, setting, problem, solution, favorite part and why. What connections can they make to the story? What did the main character learn in the story? Draw a picture to go with the story. The story they will use is the same one from the Reading Lesson: “Picnic Guests.”

Thank you for your continued help and support. As I have mentioned before, I am available for contact through my cellphone, or email. PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT. I am more than happy to help .You may also feel free to send me pictures of any completed work if you would like to share it with me.

MUSIC: Mrs. Conrad wanted me to remind you to go to her blog for all of her assignments. iblogdearbornschools.org/conradt/

TECHNOLOGY: students are already familiar with using I-Ready, RazKids, and Zearn. These can be used daily, as before. Again, Brainpop is excellent for every subject: Reading, Grammar, Math, Science, and Social Studies. The username is: haighelem and the password is: bpop. I am now able to track student participation, and progress on these websites. Brainpop also has a feature that allows you to print student work, or send it to my email.

General information:  313-827-3006 or communications@dearbornschools.org Social emotional hotline – 313-827-8500 or dss@dearbornschools.orgTech support – 313-827-8400Student Services – 313-827-3068Special Education – 313-827-7050

Here are the links to this week’s content for our DSHINES program:

This is the link for the Elementary School Lessons in Englishhttps://dl.orangedox.com/DSHINESESLessonsEnglish

This is the link for the Elementary School Lessons in Arabichttps://dl.orangedox.com/DSHINESESLessonsArabicPosted in Blogs | Leave a reply

Reading: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWtRDLHhNgk

Book Report: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWtRDLHhNgk