Just a few announcements that we wanted to make today.
First, if you do not have internet access at home, please fill out the form here.
Second, Mrs. Jakubik has posted an announcement that you can read below.
-5th Grade Teachers
From Mrs. Jakubik,
Good morning Maples parents and students. All of the staff at Maples are missing you so much and hoping everyone in your family is staying healthy.
Last week the state of Michigan approved Dearborn’s home learning plan for the remainder of the school year. This plan begins today for all Dearborn schools and includes math, reading, science and social studies lessons. Instruction will now include new learning as well as review of the most important concepts already taught. The special area teachers will also be sharing art, technology, music and physical education lessons on their blogs. You can find their blogs thru the Maples School blog.
These lessons will be graded and marked on the final report card of the year. The grading for final marking will include 2 for meeting, 3 for progressing and 4 for limited participation or no completion. Teachers will be working hard to support students as necessary by holding video classes, phone calls and online learning. At this time, we cannot enter the building to distribute additional computers but plan to do so as soon as it is allowed. Please message your child’s teacher on Dojo immediately if they are unable to complete work for any reason. Students who do not complete the lessons of the next 8 weeks may be required to attend summer school.
In order to help your child be successful in completing his or her school work for the remainder of the school year I am asking for your help.
Please check the school Dojo and your child’s teacher’s Dojo everyday. Messages will be posted daily with assignment and important information.
Please be sure your child is sitting at a table to complete work and all distractions like the TV or YouTube are turned off.
We ask that you check if your student has completed all assignments every day. Older brothers and sisters can help check too.
Students should only work on the computer for 15 to 20 minutes at a time. They should then take a quick break for activity or to run around outside for a few minutes. This will prevent their eyes or brain from getting too tired. Also we know families and children are sharing the computers so this will help them take turns.
Students should only be playing on video games for a short time each day. Parents please do not let them play for hours at a time or play late into the night.
Finally, students should be going to bed at a reasonable time, by 10 or 11 at the latest and getting up by 10 or 11 in the morning. Teachers will be holding Google Hangouts during the day for students to listen to lessons and it is important that they attend.
Friday begins Ramadan and we know families will be having Iftar at 8:30 in the evening and staying up later.
However, school work will still be expected and teachers will be available all afternoon for lessons and help. Please be sure your child is going to sleep as if they were coming to Maples and getting up and completing the work in the early afternoon during Ramadan.
We truly appreciate all your help and want to help you in any way possible. Please stay in contact with your child’s teacher in Dojo for any help. I am also available for anything you need. I will share my email and I respond to Dojo messages as well. Stay safe and keep learning.
Next week starts our official “Spring Break.” We have create a fun BINGO BOARD of activities for you to complete this next week that will get you out of your house and away from the computers and TV. We added this to the weekly calendar where all the assignments are listed.
If you have completed all the assignments, please enjoy this week off and get outside and enjoy the spring weather. If you have any missing or incomplete work, that will need to be completed in addition to the BINGO BOARD Activities. Your teachers will be sending a DOJO message with missing assignments.
We have compiled work for you to complete that will replace in-school learning over the next month. It is expected that all students will complete the assignments posted in this calendar each day. As teachers, we are monitoring that students are completing the assignments on a daily basis, and will follow up if not completed. Please reach out to us on DOJO during regular school hours for any question, concerns, or clarifications. The calendar we are sharing includes live links to some of the activities for Science and Social Studies. Students will complete lessons in Zearn for Math and Exact Path for Reading. Students will also have assignments they will need to complete for Reading in Google Classroom. The school is creating and posting a video on the Maples Blog with how to log in to the students Google Accounts.
Fall is officially here and Maples 5th Graders are eager to continue the school year! The weather is still wonderful outside, but please remember to send students to school with appropriate clothes as the weather starts to get colder!
Girls Who Code sign up sheets are being sent home this week, please sign up if interested! If you have any questions, please ask Ms. Sandweg!
Conferences are coming up soon as well (November 7th, 12, and 14th)! Please keep an open eye for sign up sheets that will be coming home if you were not able to sign up at open house.
Thanks again for all that you do for your students!