Mrs Sarafa's Class Blog

Dearborn Public Schools

Thanksgiving Feast

A note came home today about a Thanksgiving feast –

Dear families,
            In order to finish off this season of sharing and learning how to be thankful, we would like to enjoy a small Thanksgiving feast on Tuesday, November 26th in our classroom. This is a time where we like to gather around as class and enjoy one anotherโ€™s company. For this reason, we do not have families attend the feast. However, if you would still like to be involved you may go to our sign up genius via our class blog and donate a food item, which would be greatly appreciated! The kids have voted on what food they would like to have for the feast. The chicken will be halal. Please sign below regarding your permission on your child attending the feast.

Thank you and happy holidays!

The link to donate food items is below. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you so much we couldn’t have all these great events without you!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805044AA8A828A1F85-thanksgiving

Please drop off all food the morning of the 26th. Thanks!

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Newsletter for November 15th

What We Did During Our Week:

Reading and Writing:

We have been working on learning about facts and opinions. From this, we are tying it into our science unit on seasons. We talked about facts about seasons, and then our opinion on things we like to do in each season. We then wrote opinion papers on their favorite season and why tying in both facts and opinions! 

They have also learned how to read with a friend. This is a technique that can be used at home. Every few pages of reading aloud, stop and the reader asks, โ€œwhat did you hear?โ€ and then the listener retells the story. 

Math:

1st grade math – they are finishing up with module 1, a study guide went home and we will be taking their end of module test next week!

Kindergarten math – we are almost done with module 2 for math. They have been learning about shapes, both 2D and 3D (solid shapes).

Science:

We are learning about the seasons and soon we will move into shadows and the moon.

Other

Our class had some fun in the snow – see pics below! ๐Ÿ™‚ We also got to get together with big buddies this week for some math practice and reading.

Upcoming Events:

NO SCHOOL – November 27th – 29th

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Conference Re-scheduling

Hello! Due to the snow day, all Tuesday conferences will need to be rescheduled to Thursday. Re sign up for a time slot for this Thursday (the 14th) using the sign up genius below. When you sign up please use your child’s name so I know who I can expect. ๐Ÿ™‚ Your time may be different than your original Tuesday one due to conflicts or siblings conferences, that is okay. Thank you and let me know if you need anything!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805044AA8A828A1F85-parent

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Book Fair Tomorrow

Hello – tomorrow is our class’s day for the bookfair! We are going at 9am. If you wish, you may send money with your child in a labeled envelope, or you can come at 9am to help shop with your child.

Thank you!

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Haigh Family in Need

Haigh Community,

A husband, father of 4, including a 4 month old and member of the Haigh family has passed away unexpectedly. While still respecting the family’s privacy as they grieve, we are asking for any donation that you may have so that we can help out this loving family, and members of our school and community. (please use the blue link below if you are able to donate)

Haigh School

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Newsletter for Nov. 8th

Hello! Sorry for the late post! We had a BLAST today! Thank you for all the donations and making this day an awesome success for the kids! We had so much fun doing some math activities at our glow party! See pics below!

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50th Day of School Celebration!

Hello Families! The 50th day of school is soon approaching (Friday, November 8th) and we want to make this day super special!

Sorry for the late notice!

To lesson the cost of what I will have to spend out of pocket, I am looking for parents who would like to donate to our 50th Day GLOW PARTY and help us celebrate our students (your child) being 50 days smarter! Any donation is greatly appreciated. The students and I canโ€™t thank you enoughโ€ฆwe love your support! Here is the link where you can donate:

Link

If you signed up at the above link to donate, I have posted some of the items I am looking for, to help make the shopping easier. Click on the item you signed up for and it will take you to the link ๐Ÿ™‚ Remember, the items arenโ€™t due until the morning of November 7th or 8th. Thanks again for all you do!

Play Doh

Glow sticks

Glow glasses

Neon Crayons

Neon cups

UV LED portable black light

neon pipe cleaners

neon pom poms

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Halloween Reminder and Parade Information

Please see the link below about the school-wide Halloween parade:

Also, please remember to send your child to school tomorrow already in their costume. If you would like to return to school at 9am for our party, feel free! In addition, you may send in 1 nut-free bag of candy or goodie bags if your child would like to pass them out to others in class. We have 21 students in our class. ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks and see you all tomorrow!

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Newsletter for October 25th

What We Did During Our Week:

Reading and Writing:

We are writing stories, and this week we started talking about different ways to organize our writing! We can write a chronological story, we can write an informational piece about things that we know, we can organize it and write an ABC story, etc.

We have started learning about cvce words. Recognizing them, reading them, and writing them. We will continue next week!

We have also been learning all about Bats! We have read books, watched videos, learned how to draw bats, and written about bats! See below pictures of some of their great work!

Math:

1st grade math – they took their math test and did great! Now, we are moving into subtraction.

Kindergarten math – They are doing so well with math, so we are actually going to fast track their math. We will be skipping to module 2 next week and beginning shapes. With fast tracking their math because they are so advanced, they will get to be introduced to first grade before the end of the year. ๐Ÿ™‚ I can assure you that we are not moving too quickly, all of our kids are just ready to move a little bit quicker!

Science:

We are finishing up our science unit on sound and light. This week, we experimented with creating our own guitars, and playing with drums. When doing this experiment, we learned about vibrations making sounds, and when we use our hands to stop the vibrating, the sound also stops. 

Other:

We met big buddies last week! We are buddied up with Ms. Vuichard’s 4th grade class. We will get to see them around once a month, hopefully a little more often! See their photos below. ๐Ÿ™‚

We had a great time on our field trip! It was great to see some of you – see pictures below!

Our Halloween Party (the 31st)

As a reminder, we are having our Halloween Party next Thursday. All kids should come to school already dressed! Our party will begin at 9 am and end at 10:30. All are welcome to join! ๐Ÿ™‚

Upcoming Events:

Tuesday, October 29th – PBIS Party

Thursday, October 31st – Halloween Party and Halloween Parade 

Friday, Nov. 1st – Half day – pick up 11:40

Tuesday, Nov. 5th – NO SCHOOL

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Halloween Donations

Hello! Haigh is having their PBIS party next week. Each classroom will be having apple cider, donuts, and watching a short film. We need your help to donate these food items! Please see the link below if you are willing to help out – thank you so much!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805044aa8a828a1f85-halloween

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