Still waiting on the butterflies to emerge from the chrysalis! Hopefully it will be before Thursday so we can release them.
The students started eating in the cafeteria and they loved it The only problem is apparently the noise level from the fifth and third grades. Wait til next year, when there are over 100 kindergartners in there.
The Trike-A-Thon is scheduled for tomorrow, Monday, June 4th at 2:30 pm. Please bring your child’s scooter, tricycle or bicycle to the playground at that time. The Trike-A-Thon serves as the culminating activity for bike safety. Some of you saw us practicing riding our tricycles in the hallway last week. They will all be getting bike helmets at the Trike-a-Thon (Shhh, don’t tell them, it’s supposed to be a secret!)
The Preschool End of the Year Celebration will be on Thursday, June 7th at 2:00 pm in the cafeteria. PLEASE DO NOT BE LATE. Bring your cameras and be ready to swap numbers and addresses with each other. The children have built great relationships with each other throughout the year, let it continue.
Thank you to all the moms who attended the March is Reading Month (MIRM) Celebration of Green Eggs and Jam!! Unfortunately the children, unlike Sam-I-Am, enjoyed the green eggs after tasting them. It may have been the color.
A big THANK YOU to the cafeteria staff, especially Mrs. Dughlas, for helping us.
Congratulations to all the awesome readers for all the books they read. Hussein, Naji, and Rahaf read a combined 122 books!!
Thank you to all the parents (Talal’s mom, and Hussein’s mom who read to us twice), teachers (Mrs. Scannell and Mrs. Janoskey), Assistant AP (Wiliam Lambdin), siblings (Maya Haidar, Ali Almawri, Haidar Abed, Nour Elromh, Majid Firdos, Dalih Alamary), cousins (Gehan Jhasar) neighbors (Hussein Dib), and former students(Adam Aldhulaimi, Aya Zein, Jad Abdulrahim, Lujain Alrawashdeh, and Hana Shoman) new friends (Mekkah Mohamed, Nasreen Alriashi), and four members of the Fordson Tractors football team (Mahmoud Kattan, Ali Jaber, Adam Allie, and Ali Alramoon) who came to read to our class! .
We also read with the 2 fifth grades, Mrs. Luckow’s and Mr. Bazzy’s classes.
We are in the middle of MIRM (March is Reading Month). Please remember that your child should be filing out the book slips. So far, Hussein is in the lead with 23 books read.
THANK YOU to our guest readers!! Mrs. Elromh (Hussein’s mom), Mrs. Haidar (Talal’s mom), and Officer Saleh have read to our class. We’re still waiting on the rest of you!!
After reading to our class, Officer Saleh should the children his squad car, and turned on the lights and siren for us!!
Please remember that Thursday is a 1/2 day with dismissal at 11:30. We will continue with Parent Conferences in the afternoon.
Thursday is also wear a button shirt/blouse to school. We’ll be having some some fun with Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons.
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!!