Homework Mission

The following note came home today about daily homework.  Please read and have your child meet these goals.  Reading logs will sent home MONDAY.


Our Mission Statement

First we will focus on learning.

Second we will always try our BEST by being respectful, responsible and safe.

We will complete quality work in math, science, social studies, reading and writing.


At home Team 208 needs support to complete this mission.

At home I, _______________________________________________ will carry on my mission by doing the following 5 days a week (everyone needs time off!):

#1. Read 20 minutes and complete a weekly book log/report.  Students may choose the books BUT they must be a GOOD FIT (not too easy) and every other book will be non-fiction (magazine article, newspaper article, information text).

*Third grades still love to be read to by adults and we support this wonderful family activity BUT the 20 minutes stated above are the student reading.

#2. Math Homelinks and games on EVERYDAYMATHONLINE.com

#3. Xtramath.com or Digitwhit.com   Student logins/passwords will be coming soon.

#4. Spellingcity.com is great for spelling practice, grammar skills and handwriting.  We will begin cursive soon and Spellingcity.com has some great practice pages.


Thank you for your commitment to our mission!  Please keep this mission posted in your home.

“COLD” Spelling Words

Dearborn Public Schools has a new spelling program this year.  In addition to the ten words that come home on Monday (in the student planner) there will be 5 additional “COLD” words.  These words will follow the spelling pattern practiced during the week to see if students mastered the targeted pattern.  Since these COLD words must be included  SPELLING TESTS will be taken in class on Friday mornings.  Please continue to use SPELLING CITY.com as homework to practice the spelling patterns.

Online Math Homework

We have had a great start to our school year.  We have 22 students who are respectful, responsible and safe at school!  We have discussed our class MISSION which is to do our best everyday to learn and follow the Whitmore Way.

Online math LOGINS went home yesterday and many students were able to give the website a try.  Please have your student login in daily to complete the HOMELINKS.  I realize every page cannot be printed but try to complete the pages on a sheet of paper or go over them together.  The games are also part of the homework.

If you do not have the internet I am asking that you try to go to the library or get your child on the site at least once a week.  I realize this may be difficult so I am very flexible and will try to print pages if necessary.  Please let me know if you are having issues through email bushm@dearbornschools.org.

This online math is new to all of us so we will work through it together.


First Day Fun!

Today was a great first day.  We did not have  a lot of time together but we did some engineering activities to solve problems and build some things.  Our theme this year is Building Community and Building Learners.  If you come across any fun team building activities our class would enjoy please let me know.

A photographer came and took pictures of our class and families today and donated her entire morning to our school. If you are looking for a photographer her information is:

Enchanted Memories Photography
Michelle Laskowski
facebook:   www.facebook.com/enchantedmemoriesphoto

We also had Sav-a-Lot  on Telegraph join us and donate water, granola bars and other snacks.  If you shop there please mention to their staff that we appreciate them coming and all their donations!
I am looking forward to a great year building relationships with your children and each of you!