Oct
2019

Job Fair Information!


Snow Elementary 10/24/19 at 8:30-10:30 a.m. and 3:00-5:00 p.m.
McDonald 10/31/2019 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Woodworth Middle School 10/28/19 at 8:30-10:30 a.m. and 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Smith Middle 11/12/2019 at 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Salina Elementary 11/14/2019 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Job Fair Information:
Snow Elementary 10/14/19 at 8:30-10:30 a.m. and 3:00-5:00 p.m.
McDonald 10/31/2019 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Woodworth Middle School 10/28/19 at 8:30-10:30 a.m. and 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Smith Middle 11/12/2019 at 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Salina Elementary 11/14/2019 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Oct
2019

Apple Investigating

Today we were able to taste three different kinds of apples, the macintosh (red apple), ginger gold (yellow apple), and granny smith (green apple). We used our senses of tasting, touching, seeing, hearing and smelling to investigate apples. We chose which apple was our favorite, colored it to match and graphed our favorite apple. Our class liked the red apple the most.

Oct
2019

Kindergarten Weekly News

Hello Kindergarten Families!

Happy 8th week of kindergarten! We are looking forward to another beautiful week in Miller’s Kindergarten! 

Please be sure to check your child’s backpack everyday as well as empty out any old papers. We are also encouraging ALL families to sign up for the classroom blogs. If you have not, all that is needed is your email. It is greatly appreciated that you add a little comment to the blog postings after reading them. Thank you!!!

Upcoming Reminders and Events:

Wednesday, October 17th – Late Start…. please arrive at 9:30.

Picture Day is Friday, October 18th!!! 

Wednesday, October 30th – BOO BASH after school from 5:00-6:30. 

Please remember to put the items your child brings home in their reading bag back into the reading bag when you are done using them. Many of the children are bringing home books and will soon be bringing home sight word cards to practice. Please help your child be responsible with these learning tools. The reading bag contains homework items for your child. Please work with these items for 20 minutes each day. ☺

Letters:  Please help your child to recognize and write the following letters this week: Hh and Ee.

Reading: This week we will begin our first unit on informational reading. We will learn the differences between a fiction and a non-fiction book. We will work on building our comprehension skills by identifying the main topic of an informational book. The children will also begin working on blending sounds to read a word. (ex. m-o-p blended reads mop) We are still practicing our independent Daily 5 time with Read to Self, Work on Writing, and Word Work. Please encourage your child to read their sight words and books from their reading bags each day! Please practice the following sight words: (These are words your child needs to recognize and read by sight.)

Review:     in look             NEW words this week will be:      here       up

Math: We will continue to practice recognizing and writing numbers 0-20 as well as representing the quantity the number represents. We will also continue to practice counting to 100 by 1’s and 10’s.

Science: We will continue learning about the 5 senses. These are see, hear, smell, taste, touch. We will conduct our next science investigation this week using the 5 senses as well as the scientific process of investigating a question with a hypothesis and using data to determine the results. We will focus our investigations on apples!

Social Studies:  We will continue a unit called “How to Get Along with Others”. This week we will continue to discuss a classroom issue and brainstorm ways we can work together to solve the problem together. We will also have our first test in social studies on the concepts we have learned about getting along with others.

Writing: We will continue to focus on personal narratives.We will begin by launching the writers workshop model. Students will be drawing a picture of a small moment in their life. They will label the picture by stretching sounds and share their stories with partners. 

Have an outstanding week! The Kindergarten Teachers

Oct
2019

Firefighter Visit

The Dearborn firefighters visited our class yesterday. They discussed fire safety and showed us their fire truck and ambulance. They showed us the many tools they use to help people that are in need.

Oct
2019

Kindergarten Newsletter

Hello Kindergarten Families!

Happy 7th week of kindergarten! We are looking forward to another beautiful week in Miller’s Kindergarten! 

Please be sure to check your child’s backpack everyday as well as empty out any old papers. We are also encouraging ALL families to sign up for the classroom blogs. If you have not, all that is needed is your email. It is greatly appreciated that you add a little comment to the blog postings after reading them. Thank you!!!

Please remember to put the items your child brings home in their reading bag back into the reading bag when you are done using them. Many of the children are bringing home books and will soon be bringing home sight word cards to practice. Please help your child be responsible with these learning tools. The reading bag contains homework items for your child. Please work with these items for 20 minutes each day. ☺

Reminders and Upcoming Events:

FRIDAY, October 11th is a half day of school. Students will be released at 11:45.

Late Start: Wednesday, October 16th. See you at 9:30!

Picture Day: Friday, October 18th.

Letters:  Please help your child to recognize and write the following letters this week: Ss and Nn 

Reading: This week we will continue to ask and answer questions about key details in a text.  Encourage your child to use complete sentences when speaking allowing them opportunities to use these questions words: Who, What, When, Where, Why and How. The children will also begin working on counting the words parts in a word (syllables).  We are still practicing our independent Daily 5 time with Read to Self, Work on Writing, and Word Work. Please encourage your child to read their sight words and books from their reading bags each day! Please practice the following sight words: (These are words your child needs to recognize and read by sight.)

Review:     the we         

NEW words this week will be:      in  look

Math: We will continue to practice recognizing and writing numbers 0-10 as well as representing the quantity the number represents. We will also continue to practice counting to 100 by 1’s and 10’s. Ask your children about the numbers rhymes we are learning to help us write our numbers. 

Science: We will continue learning about the 5 senses and TREES.  We will continue working on the needs and parts of a tree.. 

Social Studies:  We will continue a unit called “How to Get Along with Others”. This week we will continue to discuss a classroom issue and brainstorm ways we can work together to solve the problem together.

Writing: We will continue to write to tell a personal story with a focus on Ideas. This is called a personal narrative. The children will write using detailed drawings as well as their ability to tell us about their story.    

Have an outstanding week!

Sep
2019

Parents of young children invited to free Parent University classes

You are never too young to learn, and Dearborn Public Schools knows parents are every child’s first teachers.

Parents who live in the district and have children ages 6 months to 4 years are invited to attend free Parent University courses.  The fall classes begin Oct. 18.  

“This program is interactive for parents and children.  It gives parents easy, practical and inexpensive ideas to help foster child development and to strengthen the parent/child bond,” said Cotter Principal Amy Modica, who oversees Parent University.

The fall classes will be offered on Fridays from 9 to 10 a.m. at Nowlin, Maples, McDonald, River Oaks, Salina, and William Ford elementary schools.  No registration is required. For more information, call (313) 827-6150. The program runs through Nov. 22.

Parent University provides parents with classes in different developmental areas to help the adults best meet the needs of their young children.  Class topics include: nutrition and health, dental care, social emotional growth, screen time and technology, math, literacy, music and movement, and science.  During classes, parents will participate in hands on activities with their child, hear from professionals in these areas, and receive free materials to continue learning through play at home.  Parents also receive free books they can read to their child.

Classes will be offered again this school year from Feb. 28 to April 3.  Those sessions will be held at Lindbergh, Maples, Nowlin, River Oaks, Salina and William Ford elementary schools.

PR 11 Parent University playdough – Young children use playdough to shape different letters, building both fine motor skills and letter recognition while having fun.  District parents and caregivers can learn fun, inexpensive educational activities to do with their children during the free Parent University offered by Dearborn Public Schools.  The fall session begins Oct. 18.

Sep
2019

Kindergarten Weekly News

Hello Kindergarten Families!

Happy 6th week of kindergarten! We are looking forward to another beautiful week in Miller’s Kindergarten! 

We are now asking that parents drop off their children in the front of the building instead of walking them down to the room. This is part of teaching them to become more independent. 

Upcoming Events:

October 11th – half day (11:45 dismissal) 

Please be sure to check your child’s backpack everyday as well as empty out any old papers. We are also encouraging ALL families to sign up for the classroom blogs. If you have not, all that is needed is your email. It is greatly appreciated that you add a little comment to the blog postings after reading them. Thank you!!!

Please remember to put the items your child brings home in their reading and math bags back into the bags when you are done using them. The children are bringing home books and sight word cards to practice. Please help your child be responsible with these learning tools. These bags contain homework items for your child. Please work with these items for 20 minutes each day. ☺ 

Letters:  Please help your child to recognize and write the following letters this week: Oo and Kk

In addition, please help your child practice writing his/her first name. Please be sure there are no backwards letters and that only the first letter is uppercase. The rest of the name should be lowercase. Recognizing and writing names are very important and will be practiced every day!

            Ex.          Yousef   not…YOUSEF  or yousef.  

Reading: This week we will continue to ask and answer questions about key details in a text.  Encourage your child to use complete sentences when speaking allowing them opportunities to use these questions words: Who, What, When, Where, Why and How. The children will also begin working on blending sounds to read a word. (ex. c-a-t blended reads cat) We are still practicing our independent Daily 5 time with Read to Self, Work on Writing, and Word Work. Please encourage your child to read their sight words and books from their reading bags each day! Please practice the following sight words: (These are words your child needs to recognize and read by sight.)

Review: can   go                       NEW words this week will be:     the    we

Math: We will continue to practice recognizing and writing numbers 0-10 as well as representing the quantity the number represents. We will also continue to practice counting to 100 by 1’s and 10’s. Ask your children about the numbers rhymes we are learning to help us write our numbers. 

Science: We will continue using our 5 senses to investigate trees. This week we will review the parts of a tree and focus on the needs of trees which are WATER, SOIL, SUN, SPACE, and AIR. 

Social Studies:  We will continue a unit called “How to Get Along with Others”. This week we will continue to discuss a classroom issue and brainstorm ways we can work together to solve the problem together.

Writing: We will continue to write to tell a personal story with a focus on Ideas. This is called a personal narrative. The children will write using detailed drawings as well as their ability to tell us about their story.