Week of Dec. 11th

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Hello Families! Happy 15th week of Young Fives! I am looking forward to a super fun week!

**Please send in your child’s permission slip to attend the field trip to Sesame Street Live along with the money for your child as well as any adults who might be attending. I can take two adults on the bus with me. Any other adults will have to follow the bus in a car and pay for parking at the Fox Theater.

We will also continue our Sock Drive this week. Please consider donating children’s and adults’ new socks for the homeless. The collection will go on until December 22nd. Our class goal is to collect 30 pairs of new socks!!!!

Reading: This week we will continue to practice the Three Ways to Read a Book as well as identifying the components of narrative literature!  This week we will continue to practice counting the number of syllables and having fun with rhyming words. We will continue practicing taking three sounds and blending them together to make words. So, if I had the sounds, m-u-g… I would blend it to read and say mug. This is one of those emergent reading skills that I talked with many of you about at conferences. I will also begin to introduce long vowels. We will begin with long a like in ape and cane.We will learn the letters Kk and Qq. We will also learn the sight words is and make. Please practice writing these letters at home. Below is an example of how to write the letters. Please review the letters in their name as well as the letters Mm, Dd, Gg, Aa,Nn, Ii, Ss, Hh, Oo, Ff, Vv, Zz, Pp, Tt, Rr, Uu, Ll, Ww, Jj, and Ll. Please review: a, the, see, to, like, my, you, I,it, in, said, for, am, look, here, can.

Math: We will work on counting to 100 and recognizing/writing numbers and their quantities 1 to 12. We will also continue to practice addition using concrete objects. (ex. I have 2 bears and I add 2 more, how many will I have.) We will also begin learning more about 2D shapes!

Science: We will talk about the different types of weather, (rainy, snowy, sunny, partly cloudy, and cloudy) We will begin graphing the day’s weather in December.

Social Studies:  We will continue a unit called “How do we get what we need and want?”. We will continue to look at what are the things we need and how do we get what we need. We are also working with a program called Second Step. This program helps us learn about rules, social skills, and how to handle our emotions.

Writing: We will work on Opinion Writing! We will will draw, write, and dictate about how we think or what we feel about a topic. ( ex. My favorite animal is……)

Thank you for all you do!

Mrs. Mehrhof

 


Hour of Code with Third Grade and Book Buddies with Second Grade!

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Hello Families!

Today we were invited to the library to be introduced to “Hour of Code” with Ms. Bazzi’s third grade and Mrs. Hansen. We used the Chromebooks too!!! You can access so more coding games as well as a ton of other awesome websites through Mrs. Hansen’s blog! I encourage you all to subscribe! Click here to access Mrs. Hansen’s blog! Here are some pictures of today’s experience!

We are learning how to use the Chromebooks too!

We are learning how to use the Chromebooks too!

Thank you, Mrs. Hansen for inviting us!

Thank you, Mrs. Hansen for inviting us!

Our third grade partners were so helpful!

Our third grade partners were so helpful!

We are looking forward to the next time we visit our amazing library at Oakman School... (We will visit the library every Thursday after lunch for storytime with Mrs. Hansen!)

We are looking forward to the next time we visit our amazing library at Oakman School… (We will visit the library every Thursday after lunch for storytime with Mrs. Hansen!)

We also meet with our Book Buddies from Ms. Earle’s second grade class!!! We LOVE our book buddies! They always come so excited to work with the your children! To end our time with book buddies, a 2nd grader will read to the whole group! But…. last time, three of our Young 5s read to the WHOLE group!!! They practiced reading the pictures of familiar books.  We were all impressed!!!

We are reading the pictures to retell a familiar story! This friend even changed his voice for the different characters!

We are reading the pictures to retell a familiar story! This friend even changed his voice for the different characters!

Look at the excitement in his face!!!!

Look at the excitement in his face!!!!

What a great job this friend did in remembering the story! We are building comprehension!

What a great job this friend did in remembering the story! We are building comprehension!

You can see the joy of reading on his face!!!

You can see the joy of reading on his face!!!

We even read the stories using the names of the characters!!!

We even read the stories using the names of the characters!!!

Look how proud he is to read to the group!!!!

Look how proud he is to read to the group!!!!

Please do not forget to send in new socks for the Oakman School Sock Drive to support the work of Rudy the Sock man and his efforts to help out the homeless!!

Thank you for all you do!

Mrs. Mehrhof


More super cute pics of us having fun learning!

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Hello Families!

Enjoy these super cute pictures of some of the great things taking place in Young 5s!

We are sorting items that can be recycled and items that should not be recycled with kindergarten and preschool!

We are sorting items that can be recycled and items that should not be recycled with kindergarten and preschool!

We learned that paper towels and tissues cannot be recycled but metal cans, plastic, and paper can!

We learned that paper towels and tissues cannot be recycled but metal cans, plastic, and paper can!

We can recycle and help take care of our earth!

We can recycle and help take care of our earth!

Look at the items we are sorting!

Look at the items we are sorting!

After reading My Lucky Day, by Keiko Kasza, we wrote our opinions about what we think Bear would make pig for dinner when pig visits him.

After reading My Lucky Day, by Keiko Kasza, we wrote our opinions about what we think Bear would make pig for dinner when pig visits him.

"I think Bear will make macaroni for dinner."

“I think Bear will make macaroni for dinner.”

"I think Bear will make pizza for dinner."

“I think Bear will make pizza for dinner.”

"I think Bear will make pizza for dinner."

“I think Bear will make hot dogs.”

We have been learning about the sun! We made models of the Sun and Earth to show how the Earth goes around the Sun. We also sing a song about it! Ask your children to sing it to you as they rotate Earth around the Sun.

We have been learning about the sun! We made models of the Sun and Earth to show how the Earth goes around the Sun. We also sing a song about it! Ask your children to sing it to you as they rotate Earth around the Sun.

Thank you for all you do!

Mrs. Mehrhof


Oakman School Sock Drive! Please help!

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Hello families!

Please consider donating new socks for the homeless. Rudy, and 11 year old boy has made it his mission to collect new socks to give to homeless people. He is also a remarkable speaker who visits school to teach children how terrible bullying is! He is an outstanding young man. We teachers, are excited to help him with this worthy cause!

Click on the link to see the flyer that will be sent home tomorrow! Our class goal is to collect 30 pairs of socks!

Oakman Lions DPS

Also….. please be sure your child comes to school everyday with a warm hat and gloves! It is sooooooo cold outside! If your child came to school today without hats and gloves they came home wearing hats and gloves that were donated to our school by some very generous people. Please feel free to keep these and use them. Thank you for your help!

Have a relaxing night and I look forward to seeing you all tomorrow! Thank you for all you do!

Mrs. Mehrhof

 

 



Free Pre-school (re-post) with Arabic

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Hello Families!

Attention: Families with Preschool age children who are 4 years of age by December 1, 2017.  There is an immediate possibility of free full-day preschool beginning in January 2018 in the Dearborn Public Schools (next month). The family must be eligible based on risk factors and not currently enrolled in a GSRP program.  If interested, families may pick up an application at the Cotter Early Childhood Center, 13020 Osborn or call Nadia Berry at 313-827-6150.

Please respond immediately as slots are limited. Families must live in the city of Dearborn.

 

انتباه : إلى من لديهم أطفال بسن مرحلة الحضانة / الروضة و سوف يبلغون من العمر أربع سنوات في الأول من كانون الأول ٢٠١٧ . هناك فرصة فورية للتسجيل في برنامج حضانة روضة بدوام يومي كامل مجاني مع بداية كانون الثاني ٢٠١٨   في مدارس ديربورن الرسمية ( الشهر القادم). سيتم قبول العائلات تبعاً لعوامل الخطورة و عدم كون الطفل طالباً في برنامج الاستعداد لبداية عظيمة. بإمكان العائلات المهتمة الحصول على طلب التسجيل من مركز كاتر للطفولة المبكرة ، الواقع على ١٣٠٢٠شارع أوزبورن. أو الاتصال بالسيدة نادية بيري على الهاتف رقم ٦١٥٠ – ٨٢٧- ٣١٣.

نرجو منكم الاتصال بنا بأسرع وقت ممكن فالاماكن محدودة .

 

نرجو منكم تمرير هذه الرسالة لجميع أولياء الأمور مع أطفال بعمر الرابعة.

Thank you for all you do!

Kandi

 


GSRP (Pre-School)

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Hello Families!
Attention: Families with Preschool age children who are 4 years of age by December 1, 2017.  There is an immediate possibility of free full day preschool beginning in January 2018 in the Dearborn Public Schools (next month). The family must be eligible based on risk factors and not currently enrolled in a GSRP program.  If interested, families may pick up an application at the Cotter Early Childhood Center, 13020 Osborn or call Nadia Berry at 313-827-6150.
Please respond immediately as slots are limited.
Families must live in the city of Dearborn.
Have a great day!
Thanks for all you do!
Mrs. Mehrhof

Super cute pictures of what we’ve been doing! :)

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Hello Families!

First… let me remind you that we are now lining up inside every morning. I will greet he children in the gym on our line at 8:30!

Enjoy these adorable pictures!!!

We are learning to add!!!

We are learning to add!!!

We learned how to find the sum!

We learned how to find the sum!

We are also practicing counting!

We are also practicing counting!

We cut letters from magazines to create our own Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Trees!

We cut letters from magazines to create our own Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Trees!

We cut letters from magazines to create our own Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Trees!

We cut letters from magazines to create our own Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Trees!

We cut letters from magazines to create our own Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Trees!

We cut letters from magazines to create our own Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Trees!

Thank you for making our tree so beautiful!!!

Thank you for making our tree so beautiful!!!

After practicing counting and one to one correspondence by putting unifix cubes on our candy canes we practiced problem solving by making patterns!

After practicing counting and one to one correspondence by putting unifix cubes on our candy canes we practiced problem solving by making patterns!

We painted candy canes with real candy canes!!!

We painted candy canes with real candy canes!!!

We painted candy canes with real candy canes!!!

We painted candy canes with real candy canes!!!

Thank you for all you do!

Mrs. Mehrhof


Week of Dec. 4th-8th

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Hello Families! Happy 14th week of Young Fives! This is our first full week of December! The weather will be taking a chilly turn! Please label your child’s hats and gloves.

Please send in your child’s permission slip to attend the field trip to Sesame Street Live along with the money for your child as well as any adults who might be attending. I can take two adults on the bus with me. Any other adults will have to follow the bus in a car and pay for parking at the Fox Theater.

We will also be starting a Sock Drive this week. Please consider donating children’s and adults’ new socks for the homeless. The collection will go on until December 22nd.

Reading: This week we will continue to practice the Three Ways to Read a Book as well as identifying the components of narrative literature!  We are up to 11 minutes of stamina where we are working independently on our Daily 5 choice!!! This week we will continue to practice counting the number of syllables and having fun with rhyming words. In addition, we will practice identifying the ending sounds in words. We will continue practicing taking three sounds and blending them together to make words. So, if I had the sounds, m-u-g… I would blend it to read and say mug. This is one of those emergent reading skills that I talked with many of you about at conferences.

We will learn the letters Jj and Yy. We will also learn the sight words here and can. Please practice writing these letters at home. Below is an example of how to write the letters. Please review the letters in their name as well as the letters Mm, Dd, Gg, Aa,Nn, Ii, Ss, Hh, Oo, Ff, Vv, and, Zz, Pp, Tt, Rr, Uu, Ll, Ww. Please review: a, the, see, to, like, my, you, I,it, in, said, for, am, look.

Math: We will work on counting to 100 and recognizing/writing numbers and their quantities 1 to 12. We will also continue to practice addition using concrete objects. (ex. I have 2 bears and I add 2 more, how many will I have.)

Science: We will continue learning about the 5 senses as we investigate claims we make about the world around us. We will talk about the different types of weather, (rainy, snowy, sunny, partly cloudy, and cloudy) We will begin graphing the day’s weather in December.

Social Studies:  We will continue a unit called “How do we get what we need and want?”. We will continue to look at what are the things we need and how do we get what we need. We are also working with a program called Second Step. This program helps us learn about rules, social skills, and how to handle our emotions.

Writing: We will work on Opinion Writing! We will will draw, write, and dictate about how we think or what we feel about a topic. ( ex. My favorite animal is……)

Thank you for all you do! Mrs. Mehrhof

 


Congratulations to our Bucket Fillers and our Most Improved Students!

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Hello Families!

Thank you for taking the time to join us for our awards ceremony today! It was so much fun to celebrate and recognize the awesome work of our Oakman Lions! If your child did not get an award today, I am confident that they will be getting one at our next awards ceremony.

Way to go Bucket Fillers and Most Improved Students!

Way to go Bucket Fillers and Most Improved Students!

We also enjoyed a story read by a couple of our book buddies from Ms. Earle’s class! We love when we get to spend time with our book buddies!

Our book buddies are great readers!

Our book buddies are great readers!

We also learned the letter Uu! Today your child’s homework is to find 3-5 pictures or items of things that begin with the long u or short u sound! They also need to decorate the two letters I sent home and return these back to school. Thank you!!!

Thank you for all you do!

Mrs. Mehrhof