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Here is a video on how to make playdough at home.

You will need: water, flour, salt, oil

This recipe includes food coloring but if you don’t have food color at home don’t worry just follow the recipe as the video shows without the food color. Be sure to do this at the table because it will get a bit messy but it’s a great activity for you to do with your children. Remember this simple activity covers learning in math, language, science, fine motor, and more.

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Let’s Get Moving…

Here is a video of stretching and movement through a story…Please remember, your child can do half of it in the morning and then he/she can continue the rest n the afternoon. But, if they are focused and interested please let them continue for the whole video! When they are done, you can ask them to show you a few of the moves they remember from the story video.

Procedures for Gleaners Delivery from Miller Elementary

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Gleaners Food Bank is Tuesday March 31, 2020 at 11 a.m. and will be conducted via curbside pickup. IMPORTANT – DO NOT exit your vehicle,

A. Follow the cones and pull up in the Bus Drop.

B. A Staff member will take down your information, while other staff members load your trunk. Make certain you have cleaned out your trunk prior to coming to the school.

C. Pop the trunk, additional staff member will place contents in the trunk and close the trunk.

D. If you are walking, there will be a table set up on the sidewalk, please maintain the six feet social distancing guidelines, cones will be set up six feet apart to help maintain a safe distance. One person at a time will be processed at the table, please do not approach the table until notified by a staff member to approach. Ensuring everyone’s safety is the top priority and requires we work together, if safety guidelines are not followed violators will immediately be asked to leave.

Happy Monday Everyone!

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Hope everyone had a nice weekend! My family and I played a THREE HOUR game of Monopoly! No cell phones! No distractions! It was very fun! Focusing on the positive things that are happening during this difficult time is very inspiring for me!

Today’s School Work is…

This is a fun game that children can play alone or against a parent or sibling.


What you need:

variey of coins (quarters, dimes, nickels, pennies)

two containers (i.e 2 bowls, 2 cups,)

timer (cell phone)

The question is: How many coins can you take from one container and drop into another container in one minute?

  1. Set up your coins in one container (or bowl or cup) with the other container next to it.
  2. Have your child pick up one coin at a time during this activity and see how many coins they can take from one container and put into the other container (or bowl or cup) in 1 minute.
  3. When the minute is up, dump all the coins out of the container and have your child count how many they put in. (For older siblings, have them add the coins by their $$ amount to practice money and math skills.)

    You can have children play multiple times against each other’s scores or trying to beat their own

Other things children can do with the coins…

Talk (Observe and Describe) with your child about the coins – the names of the coins, the size, the colors, what is on each coin, etc

While talking with your children ask them to give you 3 pennies, or 5 dimes or 2 nickels… we want to encourage children to understand the idea of “how many” and “counting with one to one correspondence”

Sort the coins – have your child put all the quarters with the quarters, the dimes with the dimes, the pennies with the pennies, etc

Trace the coins. Have your child hold the coin with one hand (helper hand) and trace the different sized coins with the other hand (the working hand).

Order the coins by size largest to smallest, then mix them up and ask your child to order them from smallest to largest

A reminder from Dr. Maleyko…

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Playgrounds Closed – #Students1stDbnSchs-

Playgrounds Closed – #Students1stDbnSchs-


The weekend is here and although the weather forecast is calling for rain, we all like to get outside and get some fresh air. This is especially true during this time of year when the temperatures are on the rise and we all have been spending a lot of time inside. 

Many are thinking that it might be alright to get outside and have children play with one or two friends. Unfortunately, this is not something we should be doing at this time. The battle to stop the spread of the COVID 19 virus is on-going and gathering in small groups, even outside at the local park is not something we should be doing. 

During the State of Michigan mandated shut down, all Dearborn Public School facilities, including playgrounds, and athletic fields, will be closed to the public. Please do not attempt to go onto the fields or access the playgrounds.  If you are found on the property you will be asked to leave.  

The Governor has ordered that we all shelter in place.  This is not a recommendation or suggestion. This action is being taken to help in the effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus and to mitigate the number of people becoming sick. Hospitals in southeastern Michigan are being overwhelmed and are reaching the point where they are unable to meet the needs of those arriving for care. We must all do our part to help slow the spread of this virus and remain at home!  

The Governor did say that it is ok to go for a walk, run, or bike ride. However, we can not gather in groups at local parks or playgrounds.

We look forward to the day, hopefully in the not too distant future, when our facilities will once again be open to the public and we can all return to our regular routines. The District appreciates all of the support that the Dearborn community has shown and the tremendous amount of community spirit that has been demonstrated during this very difficult time.  Together we will get through this, one community, #DearbornStrong!by Sherry Candea on March 27, 2020