Newsletter for the Week of April 16th

PEEK AT THE WEEK

  • We continued letter of the week by listening to letter “S” songs and reading books about things that start with the letter “S.” The students completed their letter “S” book page by adding stars
  • The students painted blue rain drops at the easel to hang in the hallway as part of our spring bulletin board
  • We practiced counting, number recognition, and subtraction with the song “Five Green and Speckled Frogs”
  • The students conducted a sink or float science experiment. First, the children made a guess of what would happen to their object and then put their object to the test to see if they were correct
  • The students are learning about land and water this month. We read a book and listened to a song about the different types of landforms and then the students chose which type they would like to visit
  • We had a practice fire drill
  • We practiced letter recognition with our book about the first letters in our classmate’s names
  • The children practiced their fine motor skills with all sorts of different tasks including lacing, puzzles, pegs, and fine motor jars
  • We sang going on a bear hunt and went through all the movements with the song while practicing positional words like over, under, and around

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • April 23rd – Care to the Core Day – Wear BLUE
  • May 16th – Late Start
  • May 25th and 28th – NO SCHOOL

 

PICTURES OF THE WEEK

 

Care to the Core Day

On Monday, April 23, every Dearborn Public School will highlight the great ways their school is working to create a safe school environment during the first-ever “Care to the Core Day.” Each school will participate in an activity or program that demonstrates programs that are centered on helping students resolve conflicts, understanding the impact of their behaviors, and creating a safer school environment.

Snow Elementary School will also be taking place in the festivities with a guest speaker talking to our school community, Mr. Ali Sayed.  Ali is the Founder and CEO of HYPE Athletics Community, the highly popular organization that offers athletics, fitness, education and social services to the entire Metro-Detroit area including but not limited to Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, etc.  Ali is also a member of the Dearborn Education Foundation, an officer position he has held for almost 10 years on the Board of Directors.  Ali is also a proud graduate of Dearborn High School where he graduated from in 1999.  

In addition, Snow Elementary School will be also be taking part in a “Care to the Core” Poem Contest, whereby students in grades K-5 will be able to write a poem to be shared during our assembly on being a leader and being an Upstander.  We encourage you to work with your child to create a poem that they would be proud to share in front of the entire school community on this day.  Here is the rubric:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_kzifKzyrYZXEOXUK0evj1AiCNBiEwtkk7dpB3oc5Zc/edit?usp=sharing

Lastly, on this day, everyone school-wide will wear blue to take a stand against bullying and encourage acceptance, kindness and leadership.

The event is from 2:15 p.m. till 3:15 p.m.

Yours in Education,

Mrs. Amal Alcodray – Principal

Newsletter for the Week of April 9th

PEEK AT THE WEEK

  • We continued letter of the week by listening to letter “R” songs and reading books about things that start with the letter “R.” The students completed their letter “R” book page by adding rain drops
  • Our core vocab word of the week was “like.” We read stories with the word and completed activities such as making sounds like animals and choosing foods we like to eat
  • The students used their fine motor skills to cut or tear brown paper to make a paper plate bear craft that is on display in the classroom
  • We read “Going on a Bear Hunt” with props and then sang the song and went through the movements
  • The children practiced counting and number recognition with an interactive spring counting book
  • The students wrote in their journals
  • We worked on building stamina during read-to-self time
  • We finally got to go outside to the playground!
  • The students are learning about land and water this month. We read a book called “Eddie the Eagle” and then they sorted animals by where they live, either in the water or on the land
  • The children practiced their fine motor skills with all sorts of different tasks including puzzles, pegs, and fine motor jars

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Tuesday, April 17th is spring picture day – only students who have sent in money will have their picture taken
  • May 16th – Late Start
  • May 25th and 28th – NO SCHOOL

 

 

PICTURES OF THE WEEK

Newsletter for the Week of March 26th

PEEK AT THE WEEK

  • We practiced counting and number recognition by measuring the length of Easter themed images: bunny, basket, egg, chick
  • The students used plastic eggs filled with marbles to paint an Easter egg
  • On Tuesday we went swimming at Hype! We had so much fun in the water, fountains, and on the slides
  • We went on a letter hunt in our sensory bin
  • The class conducted a science experiment to see how clouds make rain
  • We read a story called “Going on an Egg Hunt” and practiced color recognition
  • The students sorted jelly beans by color
  • We dyed Easter eggs with shaving cream and food coloring

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • March 30th – April 6th – Spring Break

Have a great break!!

 

 

PICTURES OF THE WEEK

Newsletter for the Week of March 19th

PEEK AT THE WEEK

  • We continued letter of the week by listening to letter “Q” songs and reading books about things that start with the letter “Q.” The students completed their letter “Q” book page by adding question marks
  • Our core vocab word of the week was “go.” We read stories with the word and completed activities such as going through a tunnel while cheering on our friends (“Go! Go! Go!”), playing peek-a-boo and asking “Where did _____ go?” and by reading a story about a bunny on the go and making the bunny go through the scenes on the page
  • Tuesday was the first day of spring so we read a book about things we can see in the spring and charted the first signs of spring
  • The students made rainbows out of colored pasta with Ms. Staci, Mr. Aaron, Mrs. Gallery, and Ms. Melanie
  • The kindergarteners went on a letter hunt. They searched through the grass in our sensory bin for letters, matched them with the letter on a worksheet and then practiced tracing the letter
  • We practiced counting and number recognition with an interactive Easter Counting book
  • The children had indoor recess with our slide, trampoline, sit n spin, and medicine ball
  • The students made thunderstorm paintings at the easel as we are learning about rain this month
  • We read a story called “Going on an Egg Hunt” and practiced color recognition

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • March 27th – Swimming Field Trip – Please pack: Swim suit, towel, bag lunch
  • March 30th – April 6th – Spring Break

 

PICTURES OF THE WEEK

Newsletter for the week of March 12th

PEEK AT THE WEEK

  • We continued letter of the week by listening to letter “P” songs and reading books about things that start with the letter “P.” The students completed their letter “P” book page by adding a peacock
  • Our core vocab word of the week was “put.” We read stories with the word and completed activities such as put in and put on. The students put pegs in a jar, put cookies in our counting cookie jar, and put on different hats
  • The students made rainbows with bingo markers. We worked on color recognition during this craft
  • We made get well cards for a student in another class who will be in the hospital for a period of time
  • The children went on a St. Patrick’s Day number hunt. The searched through the bean bin for numbers then matched them to the numbers on our pot of gold
  • We talked about different types of weather and then graphed everyone’s favorite type
  • The children wrote about what they would do if they found a pot of gold. We added our pot of gold writing to our rainbows from earlier in the week and hung them in the hall for everyone to read
  • The students drew in their journals. Some of us practiced tracing shapes and lines

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • March 27th – Swimming Field Trip – Turn in your permission slips ASAP
  • March 30th – April 6th – Spring Break

 

 

PICTURES OF THE WEEK

 

Newsletter for the Week of March 5th

PEEK AT THE WEEK

  • We continued letter of the week by listening to letter “O” songs and reading books about things that start with the letter “O.” The students completed their letter “O” book page by adding an octopus
  • Our core vocab words of the week were “want” and “can.” We read stories with the words and completed activities saying “I can do it” and “I want….”
  • The students painted green shamrocks at the easel
  • We measured the length of our feet with bears and cubes
  • The students read an interactive book about the color green and completed a fill in the blank green worksheet
  • We had a practice tornado drill
  • The children colored thank you cards for our Donor Choose donors
  • We went on an alphabet hunt. The students searched for letters in the sensory bin then matched them on a worksheet and on a puzzle
  • On Friday, we celebrated Rayan’s birthday. Happy Birthday, Rayan!!

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • March 14th – Late Start
  • March 30th – April 6th – Spring Break

 

PICTURES OF THE WEEK

 

Spirit Week

This week is spirit week to kick off March is Reading month!!

 

Monday – Wear a shirt with a WORD on it

Tuesday- Wacky hair day

Wednesday – Hat day with a WORD on it

Thursday- Sports day – wear a shirt with your favorite team on it

Friday- Pajama day