Some small group action this past week:
Magnet Magic – Children were given a basket of materials, predicted what they thought would be magnetic, then experimented, and classified the objects as magnetic or non-magnetic and finally, drew conclusions as to why they were considered magnetic. They had a fun time trying to “force” the wands to attract each other when they were actually repelling.
Spell My Name – students looked for all the letters in their names, and then placed them in the correct order on their trays. Some had an easier time than others, but eventually, everyone spelled their names.
Bookmarks – students didn’t like the idea of having to stop reading before they finished reading their books. So we brainstormed, and decided that we needed a bookmark to help us find our last spot in the book. The children made 2 bookmarks: one to keep in their reading bag, and one to keep in their book bin.
Reading to Someone – students have been practicing reading to someone which is one of the components of Daily Five. They’ve been practicing how to sit EEKK, and compromise as to who reads first and which books to read together.
Literacy Parent Meeting – Thank you to all the parents who came to the Literacy Parent Meeting. I hope you are enjoying the literacy games to play with your child at home. The next meeting is Thursday, February 15, 2018, in the William Ford library. PLEASE remember that the parent meetings are mandatory.
Our first field trip will be to the Henry Ford Centennial Library on Tuesday, December 5. The library is located at 16301 Michigan Avenue. We do not have a bus, so you will drive your child to the library and remain with them during the trip. We will meet at the library at 9:30 a.m. That’s when the doors open. Mrs. Herman and I will take the children into a room for some fun reading activities. You will go on a library tour with a guide and Mrs. Abdallah so that you can become familiar with all aspects of the library. Please bring your driver’s license or state identification card so that your child can get their very own library card!
After the tour, please bring the children back to school. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask us!!
This survey consists of two questions to collect parent feedback on the possibility to pilot year-round school concept in one or two elementary schools. One of the arguments for year-round schooling is that children will have better knowledge retention versus having too much of a mental break in the summer. School calendar would be extended to include additional four weeks in the summer. Please click on the link to share your feedback: https://goo.gl/forms/vtnCmpKQYcd6Q4jK2
يتألف هذا الاستقصاء من سؤالين لجمع آراء أولياء الامور بشأن إمكانية تجريب مفهوم المدرسة على مدار السنة في عدد صغير من المدارس الابتدائية. إحدى فوائد التعليم المدرسي على مدار السنة هي أن الطلاب يحافظون على متابعة التحصيل العلمي خلال الصيف. إذا قمنا بتنفيذ هذه
الخطة سيتم تمديد التقويم المدرسي ليشمل أربعة أسابيع إضافية في الصيف
:يرجى النقر على الرابط لإكمال سؤالين حول مفهوم المدرسة على مدار السنة