As many of you may have heard, our Continuity of Learning Plan was approved this past week by our ISD and is now in effect. Please click the link below to find a summary of our learning plan as well as the expectations for students, parents and teachers.
This Wednesday, April 22 is EARTH DAY! Our activity this week will be centered around the concept of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
Please remember that as of today, your work and participation counts per the Dearborn Schools Continuity Learning Plan. You have three ways to get credit for your learning:
- Create a Google Doc or Google Slideshow with your responses.
- Take a picture and send me a message on Class Dojo
- Take a picture and send it to my email email@example.com
I will be posting one lesson per week so that you can work on this together as a family. If you have siblings, this is the perfect way to work with each other and BOTH get credit.
Please know that I am here for you if you have any questions or need support–I’m just a quick message away!
Today I will be reading I Can Save the Earth by Allison Inches
Please listen to the story by clicking the video below:
After you watch the video, I have a short text for your with some questions:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Zjt84781Y-BzySJD6ps8VeL03aB3ulMZ4jHUlALoIz4/edit?usp=sharing
And finally, I have a challenge for you and your family:
I’m so excited to see what you come up with for your Earth Day challenge. I know you are creative! Don’t forget to share with me, I’ll be sharing your awesome ideas on Class Dojo Sunday, April 26th.
Here’s your Week 3 challenge! You can draw and write any blueprint or reflection on any paper or notebook you have at home.
Don’t forget to share your creations with me! Take a photo or video and send it to me in a message on Class Dojo or to my email firstname.lastname@example.org
Today I’m posting a little late because there has been so much going on. I’m so excited for this week’s challenge. This is something that I want you to work on with your siblings and your family.
Don’t forget to email me with your creations at email@example.com
Here is a recipe for a fun, family activity. There is so much learning involved: math, science, reading, and collaboration!
I can’t wait to see what you create with your playdough. Remember to put it in a Ziplock bag or a sealed plastic container so it lasts a long time.
- 1 cup of flour
- 1/4 cup of salt
- 3/4 cup of water
- 3 tablespoons of lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
- Food coloring
- Any seasonings or scents you would like
Making the Play Dough:
- Add the water, oil and lemon juice to a medium non-stick pot and heat on medium heat on the stove (maybe even slightly lower heat depending on your stove).
- Add food coloring, liquid scents or Kool-Aid to the water mixture.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt and any dry seasonings you are using.
- After the water is hot, but not boiling, slowly add the dry ingredients to the pot and while mixing to combine. I use a wooden or plastic cooking spoon.
- Continuously stir until the ingredients combine, dry out and begin to form a ball. If there are parts that seem a bit sticky still, just flatten the dough out and put the sticky side down on the bottom of the pot very briefly. Flip back and forth frequently until it doesn’t seem sticky anymore. However, don’t cook it too long. It is better to be a bit undercooked as it will firm up as it cools down.
- Place on a sheet of wax paper until it cools down a bit. Then knead the dough for a minute or two to bring it all together.
Good morning! I know adjusting to our online remote learning options will take some time getting used to. I will be posting Make it Monday activities each Monday that we are out of school. You will have all week to work on the activity, so no rush to get things done in one day.
I would love to see what you create, so please share a photo or video with me to my email firstname.lastname@example.org OR in a message on Class Dojo.
Dear McDonald Families:
All Dearborn Public Schools will be closed for students effective immediately, March 13, 2020. This is a result of Governor Whitmer’s order to close all K-12 school buildings, public, private, and boarding, starting Monday, March 16 until Sunday, April 5.
Dearborn Public Schools spring break will take place from Monday, April 6 through Friday, April 10. Students will return to school on Monday, April 13, 2020.
Students may report on Friday, March 13, 2020 at the normal start time to pick up their belongings and school supplies.
All staff should report on Friday, March 13, 2020 to assist students. Staff will only attend for the morning half of the day followed by a half day release time.
As of Thursday, 3-12-2020 there are no reported or confirmed cases of COVID 19 in the Dearborn Public Schools.
This closure of schools is part of a nationwide effort to slow the spread of the COVID 19 virus. These actions will not eliminate the COVID 19 virus, cure COVID 19, and this will not guarantee that a person will not contract the COVID virus at a later time. Again, these actions are part of a nationwide effort to slow the spread and limit the number of people who will become infected.
Mrs. Farhat’s HELLO
Please watch this video together then complete the Extension Activity as a class.