Mrs. McKeon

Woodworth Middle School

   Jun 10

Summer Learning MUST READ

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2020 Summer Learning: Math and Literacy

Dear Parent/Guardian,

       According to Johns Hopkins University, the effects of summer learning loss can result in nearly a three-month loss in grade-level equivalency in math and a two-month loss in grade-level equivalency in reading.   As a result of the school shut down, estimates suggest students will return in the fall 2020 with roughly 70% of the learning gains in reading relative to a typical school year.  However in mathematics, students are likely to show much smaller learning gains and in some grades, nearly a full year behind what we would observe in normal conditions. In order to close the summer learning loss gap in reading and math, middle school students will be  expected to complete Summer Learning before they return in the fall.  Teachers will grade the completed summer work when school opens in August.  Below are the expectations for math and literacy.  Thank you so much for supporting your child’s development through summer learning.

Math:

  • Complete 60 minutes of Khan Academy practice a week (Practice only, videos will not count). 
  • Students need to access Khan through Clever from the Dearborn Schools Student page. 

              DO NOT LOG IN FROM THE STUDENT’S PERSONAL  ACCOUNT

Below is the grade breakdown by minutes for Math.480+ minutes    A                 384 – 479           B                  336 – 383           C       288 – 335           D

Literacy:

  • Read a minimum of two books of your choice before you return in the fall.
  • Then, in your English Language Arts class you will complete some sort of evaluation. This could be in the form of a book talk, a one-pager, or a small project about your reading. These are generally related to characters, conflicts, plot, and lessons learned. Please refer to building blogs for more specific information.  
ELA questions, please contact :Math questions, please contact:
Rola Sobh at sobhr@dearbornschools.orgNassrine Karaali at karaalin@dearbornschools.orgJulia Orzechowski at orzechj@dearbornschools.orgMona Saleh at salehm1@dearbornschools.orgMaha Fayad at fayadm1@dearbornschools.orgDima Mroue at mroued@dearbornschools.org

الدورة الصيفية : الرياضيات و اللغة الانكليزية

أولياء الأمور و الأوصياء الأعزاء:

بناءً على دراسة لجامعة جون هوبكنز إن  الانقطاع عن الدراسة خلال الصيف  قد يسفر عن تراجع الطالب بما يعادل فترة زمنية قد تصل إلى الثلاثة  أشهر تقريبا من فترة الدراسة العادية في مادة الرياضيات، و الشهرين في مادة القراءة. تشير التوقعات أنه نتيجة لإغلاق المدارس سيعود الطلاب إلى المدارس في خريف  العام الدراسي ٢٠٢٠  بنسبة ٧٠ % فقط مهارات القراءة مقارنة بالمستوى الذين قد يصلون إليه خلال السنة الدراسية النموذجية / الإعتيادية. بينما من المرجح أن يظهر الطلاب نسبة تطور أقل في مهارات الرياضيات وفي  بعض الصفوف ما يقارب من تأخر سنة دراسية كاملة عما نشهده في الأحوال الدراسية العادية.   التخلص من هذه الفجوة التعليمية التي من الممكن أن تنشأ عن حلول فصل الصيف في القراءة والرياضيات، يتوقع من طلاب المرحلة الاعدادية إكمال واجبات بيتية صيفية  قبل عودتهم إلى المدرسة العام القادم وسيتم تصحيح وإعطاء علامات عن هذه الواجبات من قبل المعلمين عند بداية العام الدراسي في شهر آب القادم. في ما يلي توقعاتنا في مادة الرياضيات و القراءة. شكراً لكم على دعمكم ومساندتكم لأبنائكم في إكمال  الواجبات الصيفية .

الرياضيات:

●         إكمال  ٦٠  دقيقة اسبوعياً في التمرن ( التمرينات فقط، مدة المقاطع المصورة لا تحسب من ضمن الساعات المطلوبة) على موقع أكاديمية خان.

●   على الطلاب الدخول على موقع خان عبر صفحة مدارس ديربورن الرسمية  الرئيسية / صفحة الطلاب. لا تقوموا بتسجيل الدخول من صفحة الطالب الخاصة.

اليكم فيما يلي توزيع العلامات لكل دقيقة في كل مادة : الرياضيات ( خان) اللغة ( موبي ماكس)٤٨٠  دقيقة و أكثر  = أ٤٧٩ -٣٨٤  دقيقة = ب٣٨٣ -٣٣٦  دقيقة = س                    ٣٣٥ -٢٨٨  دقيقة = د             

تعزيز مهارات القراءة والكتابة باللغة الإنكليزية:

  • اقرأ كتابين على الأقل من اختيارك قبل أن تعود إلى المدرسة في فصل الخريف.
  • سوف يتعين عليك أن تقوم بإتمام نوع من التقييم / الاختبار في صف اللغة الإنكليزية يرتبط  بشكل عام بالشخصيات والصراعات والمؤامرة و الأحداث والدروس المستفادة من القراءة . يمكن أن يكون التقييم على شكل حديث عن كتاب ، أو ملخص من صفحة واحدة ، أو مشروع صغير حول المادة المقروءة. لمزيد من المعلومات المحددة يرجى مراجعة مدونات المدارس.

إذا كانت لديك أي أسئلة ، يرجى الاتصال برولا صبح عبر البريد الالكتروني : 

ELA questions, please contact :Math questions, please contact:
Rola Sobh at sobhr@dearbornschools.orgNassrine Karaali at karaalin@dearbornschools.orgJulia Orzechowski at orzechj@dearbornschools.orgMona Saleh at salehm1@dearbornschools.orgMaha Fayad at fayadm1@dearbornschools.orgDima Mroue at mroued@dearbornschools.org

   Jun 10

A Note From Dr. Maleko

Dear Parent(s),

Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other resources based on census data.

For a better future of our city, schools, and students , please click on the link now and fill out the census. It only takes a few minutes from your time to make a difference.

Complete the Census application here: https://my2020census.gov/


   Jun 08

A Survey from Ms. Hassan

We are asking for your input. Please take a few moments to take this important survey.

School ReOpen Committee Parent Survey #1 https://forms.gle/DNx3eN8hcRpXsfSs5

Arabic Version School Reopen Committee Dearborn Public Schools  Parent Survey:
استطلاع رأي أولياء أمور مدارس ديربورن الرسمية الخاص بلجنة إعادة فتح المدارس 1 حزيران \يونيو 2020بدأت الولاية و قطاعنا التعليمي المناقشة المعقدة والمفصلة حول إمكانية إعادة فتح المدارس للسنة الدراسية 2020-2021. يجري هذه المناقشات خبراء في التعليم والعمليات والصحة العامة والنقل والخدمات الغذائية والرياضة والعديد من المجالات الأخرى التي تعد جزءًا من عمل أيرقطاع مدرسي. يرجى العلم أن أي خطط وضعتها / تضعها مدارس ديربورن الرسمية ستحتاج إلى الالتزام بالتوجيهات والأوامر التنفيذية الصادرة عن الحاكمة.

لتبني هذه الخطط على مستوى القطاع نحن بحاجة إلى أرائكم القيمة. يرجى الرد على الاستطلاع بحلول 7 حزيران/ يونيو 2020.استطلاع أولياء الأمور الخاص بلجنة إعادة فتح المدارس 2020 


   Jun 04

Grade Updates

As of right now, everything that has been turned in is graded and in student connect. If you see a missing assignment, please go and check your google classroom. I had many assignments that were incomplete. I left comments, and sometimes highlighted individual missed questions. Please click “turn in” or “submit” on anything you would like regraded. I will not grade things that are half done, so please make sure everything is complete.

If the gradebook says “COE Week 4” is missing, go to City of Ember Week 4 on google classroom. You can still correct and turn things in until Monday the 8th at 11:59pm. This quarter is GRADED, like I’ve been telling many of you on the phone. If you have an E in the class, you WILL have an E on your report card. You don’t want that. I don’t want that. Nobody wants that. Please go do your make-up work. Please. Please. /psa

Email me if you still have questions!


   Jun 02

Week 8 City of Ember & Final Wrap Up

The last chapters of City of Ember have been posted to google classroom!

Late work will be checked on Wednesday; please make sure that you are clicking “turn in” or “submit” on all assignments completed past their due dates so they are brought to my attention. 80 students, at 7 assignment weeks each, is 560 assignments for me to scroll through. This makes it hard to find things. 🙂

Final Due Date: All late and missing assignments are due Monday, June 8th at 11:59pm. This will give me adequate time to enter final grades. Please check grades on the 9th one last time to make sure your records match mine!

I’ve had a wonderful, crazy year with all of you. You are the class I will tell Baby Piper about some day. Please come see me in the fall- I can’t wait to hug you again and hear your stories.

I love you. Be good.


   May 26

Week 7 City of Ember Assignments Posted & Student Belonging Collection

I’m going to start with some information from Ms. Hassan: https://woodworth.dearbornschools.org/2020/05/21/student-personal-item-distribution-schedule/  Please check this link to see when you can pick up your personal items still at Woodworth.

New Assignments: Week 7 is now posted. It is due Sunday at 11:59pm, just as other weeks. We are almost done with City of Ember! How exciting!

Late work will be checked on Wednesday, please make sure that you are clicking “turn in” or “submit” on all assignments completed past their due dates so they are brought to my attention. 80 students, at 7 assignment weeks each, is 560 assignments for me to scroll through. This makes it hard to find things. 🙂

Tentative Final Due Date: As of right now, all late and missing assignments are due Monday, June 8th at 11:59pm. This will give me adequate time to enter final grades.


   May 21

Week 6 City of Ember and Late Work Updates

With the holiday weekend “closing” school, Week 6 is a shorter set of assignments, and they won’t be due until Tuesday, May 26th.

With this extended amount of time, I’m asking you to go back and get caught up on any missing or incomplete City of Ember assignments. I know with all of your classes combined, it might feel a little overwhelming, but now is a good time to get back in front of your workload. If an assignment was incomplete, I sent it back to you. Please fix it so I can give you full points.

Many students have mentioned to me that they’re having a hard time keeping all the things they need to do straight. Me too! That’s normal! Now is a great time to use your planner! If you don’t have your planner, you can just make yourself a checklist on a piece of paper. On Mondays, write down everything you have to do, and check it off as you finish it.

Friends, I’m having to do the same thing. If I don’t write it down, I’ll forget. I love you, be good.


   May 11

New Assignments Posted – Week 5 City of Ember

Week 5 has been posted to google classroom. All work is due Sunday.

Some Notes:

  • I have taken off the puzzle from last week’s assignment grade. In the future, please make sure you are reading the directions fully, and watching the direction videos. Ms. Skrbina often gives some answers in those videos, so it’s very obvious when you have skipped them.
  • Late work will be graded on Wednesdays. If you turn in an assignment after I’ve graded on Wednesday, it will get graded the following week. All work will be graded before the end of the term.
  • I am still available for office hours on weekdays from 12-3pm. You can schedule an appointment here on my calendar if you would like me to call you. You can leave your first and last name (and your student’s name if you’re a parent!) and number and I will call during your appointment time. Or you can call during any opening- my google voice number is (248) 667-8568‬. This number will only be available during office hours. If these times don’t work for you, feel free to email me instead.

Sorry if my notes sound “McKeon Lecture-y”. Just pretend it’s the end of the hour 🙂

Please let me know if there’s anything you need. I love you, I miss you, be good!


   May 06

Not an Assignment- Late Work Explained

Click here for important information about late work. Please make sure you’re clicking ‘turn in’ or ‘submit’ on any assignment you complete late!


   May 04

Not an Assignment- Choosing Electives

A note about choosing classes:

Hello, FYI the following is what was sent out this morning to all 6th grade students for 2020-21 course scheduling which opens tomorrow. 
Hello, I hope that you and your family are staying safe and well!  I am contacting you because it is time to look ahead to the next school year for a moment.  You will be choosing Elective Classes for your 7th grade 2020-2021 school year. To complete this task, please login to your Student Connect and you will find a Course Selection link to choose your electives classes for next year. This task is time sensitive, therefore, there is a Time Window in which you must complete your selections. The Time Window will begin on Tuesday April 28th thru Tuesday May 5th.  The window will close after this time period and you will no longer be able to complete or make changes to your chosen schedule.  Please be sure to share your final selections with your Parent/Guardian for their approval of your elective choices.  If you have any questions regarding this task, please do not hesitate to email me Ms. Gronau.  

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