Feb
2018

PTA Meeting and Open House

PTA Meeting/Open House

Where: Cafeteria

When: Thursday, February 15th  at 9:00 AM 

The topics will be nutrition and hygiene. 

Remember that after the PTA meeting you can walk through the building to see all of the great learning that is happening.

 

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Feb
2018

Kindergarten Weekly News!

Hello Kindergarten Families!

Happy 22nd week of Kindergarten! We hope you enjoyed the Snow Day!!!

We hope that each one of our students is able to login and access Clever for awesome learning opportunities with MobyMax and MyON. Please see your child’s teacher if you have questions about Clever. These online tools are great ways to practice for the NWEA as well as strengthen math and literacy skills.

Upcoming Reminders:

Wednesday, February 14th – Valentine’s Day

Remember that we have 21 students in our class.  If you are sending in valentine’s to pass out, your child just needs to write their name on the valentine so that the students know who gave them the card.  If you are sending in a treat make sure that it is individually wrapped so that your child can pass them out to take home.

MID-WINTER BREAK February 19th – 23rd.

Due to the snow day and mid winter break we will celebrate the 100th day of School on Tuesday, February 27th.  

Spelling: Here are the words for this week. Please be sure to help your child practice EVERYDAY! The test is on FRIDAY! Your child will be tested on three word family words and three sight words. * We will also give your child a “cold word” to spell. This is a word that follows the pattern of the word family. (an ex. is bun)

  1. fun
  2. sun
  3. run
  4. and
  5. up
  6. here

Reading: This week we will focus on unknown words in a nonfiction book. We will be locate and define boldface words within the text. We will also spend time learning how to blend the beginning sounds with the rime. We are learning about digraphs. This week we will focus on the th sound. Please practice the following sight words: (These are words your child needs to recognize and read by sight.) Review: what     but     had                                                          

New words:  down      him      want

Math: We will continue with computation and solving addition and subtraction valentine word problems. Please practice simple addition and subtraction problems with your child at home. (ex. I have 7 pennies. . My mom gave me 3 more. How many pennies do I have altogether?)

Science: We are still wrapping up our Unit on Forces.

Social Studies: We will continue our unit in “Who am I?” We will learn about ways to learn about the past. We will retell Historical Events in ordering using Beginning, Middle, and End pictures.

Writing: This week we will wrap up our informational writing about Polar Bears. We will work on writing about a topic and naming 2-3 facts about the topic. Please practice stretching for the sounds and using finger spaces between words with your child each day for homework. These writing skills are very important for moving into first grade.

Feb
2018

Kindergarten Weekly News

Hello Kindergarten Families! Happy 21st week of Kindergarten! The groundhog saw his shadow! So, according to him, we will have 6 more weeks of winter!

We hope that each one of our students is able to login and access Clever for awesome learning opportunities with MobyMax and MyON. Please see your child’s teacher if you have questions about Clever. These online tools are great ways to practice for the NWEA as well as strengthen math and literacy skills.

Upcoming Reminders:

Wednesday, February 7th – LATE START

Wednesday, February 14th Valentine’s Day

Friday, February 16th – 100th day of School!!!

Spelling: Here are the words for this week. Please be sure to help your child practice EVERYDAY! The test is on FRIDAY! Your child will be tested on three word family words and three sight words. * We will also give your child a “cold word” to spell. This is a word that follows the pattern of the word family. (an ex. is top)

  1. mop
  2. hop
  3. stop
  4. said
  5. go
  6. in

Reading: This week we will continue to make connections between two characters in a book. We will also spend time learning how to blend the beginning sounds with the rime. We are learning about digraphs. This week we will focus on the sh sound. Please practice the following sight words: (These are words your child needs to recognize and read by sight.)  

Review: eat   little   went                                                          

New words:  what    but    had

Math: We will continue with computation and solving addition and subtraction word problems. Please practice simple addition and subtraction problems with your child at home. (ex. I have 7 pennies. . My mom gave me 3 more. How many pennies do I have altogether?)

Science: We will wrap up our Unit on Forces.

Social Studies: We will continue our unit in “Who am I?” We will learn about ways to learn about the past. We will create more timelines. Please show your child pictures of themselves when they were a baby.

Writing: This week we will continue informational writing about Polar Bears. We will work on writing about a topic and naming 2-3 facts about the topic. Please practice stretching for the sounds and using finger spaces between words with your child each day for homework. These writing skills are very important for moving into first grade.

Jan
2018

January Behavior Reward!

Tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 1 we will be having our reward party for good behavior in the month of January.  If your child has 4 or more flips for the month they will not be able to participate in the monthly reward.  Kindergarten students are wearing pajamas to school and they get to watch a movie!  If your child has more than 3 flips please discuss with your child their choices they made with their behavior.  FYI- tomorrow is also our spelling test—remember there is NO school on Friday for kindergarten ONLY. (Feb. 2)

Jan
2018

Update to Spring Concert!

If you already read my first blog about our spring concert the DATE for our concert has been changed.  Our concert is now

TUESDAY, April 17th at 4pm.  I updated the last blog to show the new time.  Please mark your calendars!!!

Jan
2018

Spring Music Concert

Greetings Miller Families!

Mr. Keramaris and Ms. Doan have been going over these details with students during class, and they want to make them available to you now. They will also be sending home a short letter with the same information in the next couple weeks so you have a hard copy. If you have any questions about the details below, feel free to contact Ms. Doan through her blog https://iblog.dearbornschools.org/doanmusic/, or through her email doant@dearbornschools.org

Dates

Kindergarten/1st Grade Concert: Tuesday, April 17th, 4pm

2nd Grade/3rd Grade Concert: Thursday, April 19th, 4pm

4th Grade/5th Grade/W.B.P.E. Concert: Friday, April 20th, 4pm

 

Uniform

Blue Miller shirt and black bottoms. This could include black jeans, dress pants, long skirts, or knee-length skirts with black tights or leggings underneath. We are striving for a consistent look for everyone.   

There is nearly three months between now and the concerts to hopefully make sure everyone has what they need.

 

Video

A representative from Dearborn Schools will be filming the concerts. This will then be made available on a Dearborn Schools Youtube Channel, which will be shared with me when it is done. Ms. Doan will be posting it on her blog https://iblog.dearbornschools.org/doanmusic/ for your access, as well as watching the video with students in class for reflection. This is another reason we are striving for a more professional look with the uniform.

They have already started preparing for these concerts, and look forward to sharing what we’ve been learning with you all in April. They hope you all have the opportunity to attend, and look forward to seeing you.

Jan
2018

Movie Night on Friday!

Movie night is Friday, February 3rd beginning at 5:00.  This is a PG movie.  The event is FREE for the entire family.  The PTA will be selling snacks and drinks.

 

Jan
2018

Kindergarten Weekly News

Hello Kindergarten Families! Happy 20th week of Kindergarten! This is the beginning of the 3rd Card Marking! You should be receiving your child’s report card this week. Please see us if you have any questions or concerns.

Reminder- Friday, Feb. 2 there is NO school for kindergarten students ONLY!

We hope that each one of our students is able to login and access Clever for awesome learning opportunities with MobyMax and MyON. Please see your child’s teacher if you have questions about Clever. These online tools are great ways to practice for the NWEA as well as strengthen math and literacy skills.

Spelling: Here are the words for this week. Please be sure to help your child practice EVERYDAY! The test is on THURSDAY this week! Your child will be tested on three word family words and three sight words. * We will also give your child a “cold word” to spell. This is a word that follows the pattern of the word family. (an ex. is fig)

  1. big
  2. pig
  3. wig
  4. look
  5. it
  6. you

Reading: We are practicing many reading strategies. This week we will be making connections between two animals using informational books. We will also spend time learning how to blend the beginning sounds with the rime. We are learning about digraphs. This week we will focus on the ch sound. In addition to these strategies Please practice the following sight words: (These are words your child needs to recognize and read by sight.)  

Review:         boy    girl     his                                                           

New words:     went     little     eat

Math: We will begin problem solving addition and subtraction word problems. Please practice simple addition and subtraction problems with your child at home. (ex. I have 5 green beans on my plate. I eat 2 green beans. How many do I have left?)

Science: We will continue to learn about Gravity as a force that pulls objects down to the earth. We will also see how objects can change directions.

Social Studies: We will continue our unit in “Who am I?” We will learn about ways to learn about the past. We will create a timeline.

Writing: This week we will continue with informational writing. We will begin writing about Polar Bears  and write 2-3 facts about the topic. Please practice stretching for the sounds and using finger spaces between words with your child each day for homework. These writing skills are very important for moving into first grade.

Thank you for all you do!