Mrs. Halimi

Dearborn Public Schools

Lansing Letter

Please see the attached letter that has been sent home today on pink paper with your child regarding important information about our trip to Lansing next week


Also, please be sure to sign and return the breakfast pre-order sheet being sent home on a half sheet of paper with your child tonight. We need this order by tomorrow. THANK YOU πŸ™‚

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Peek at Our Week

Good afternoon Haigh families! Sorry for the delay in this post, the site was not working last night. I sincerely hope you all had a great Thanksgiving break with family and friends. I know I sure did!

Reminders for the week:

  • Wednesday–Detroit Pistons assembly!! Students may dress in team gear πŸ™‚
  • Thursday– Learning Gizmos game night 5:30-6:30, come on out for a FUN, LEARNING evening πŸ™‚
  • Student lock-in forms went home today. If you are interested in having your child attend (Friday the 13th) please be sure to read the BRIGHT ORANGE paper in your child’s folder and send in slip and money by Friday the 6th. Please note that student selection is through a raffle selection by the PTA.

Academic Vocabulary:

  1. Historian- a person who studies the past.
  2. Round- to find what the number is closest to according to it’s place value.
  3. Primary Source- records made by people who saw or took place in an event.
  4. Publish- to write the final copy of your writing.
  5. Artifact- things from the past that are left for us to study.

This week in reading we will continue to review non-fiction text features and apply strategies to help us understand how to comprehend non-fiction texts. Students are having a lot of fun reading high interest articles from our subscription to Scholastic News. Today we read about the Flint water crises. I was surprised to hear that not many students were aware of it!

In writing this week we will learn the components of a friendly and practice writing some to our friends. Our end result will be writing thank you letters to representative Abdullah Hammoud who so kindly donated the rest of the funds needed for the Lansing trip next week πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

In math this week we will be working on rounding to the tens and hundreds. We will also begin to look at and review addition and subtraction strategies.

In social studies we will be learning about the Native Americans in Michigan.

In science we will be learning how to identify different clouds and how this knowledge can help us predict the weather.

Looking forward to a great week ahead!

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Reminders for the Week

Good afternoon Haigh families! I am just writing a quick post today since we have a short week and I have a very busy Sunday filled with HOCKEY, HOCKEY, HOCKEY!


  • PBIS celebration on Tuesday; turkey bowling
  • Chaperones for the Lansing trip have been filled. Thank you for the overwhelming response to help. If I have not contacted you directly please know that we have many more fun, engaging field trips planned this year that you can help out with.
  • Please check owl folders for any papers or tests that have a red stamp; these will need to be signed and sent back.

Wishing you all a fabulous Thanksgiving and time spent with family and friends. Gobble, gobble!

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Lansing Chaperone Update

The chaperones have been lined up. We are truly overwhelmed with how many parents wanted to serve as chaperones for this trip! Each of our classes had many, many parents who volunteered. Unfortunately, we are extremely limited in space at the Capitol and the Museum. If you were not selected to chaperone on this trip (which was done as fairly as we could), we want to encourage you–there are several more amazing trips coming up! If you didn’t get a chance this time, you will be guaranteed a spot on the next trip (if your background check is complete). Thank you for your willingness to help!

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Peek at Our Week

Good evening Haigh families.

Reminders for the week:

  • PTA meeting Tuesday @ 6:00 pm library
  • Wednesday mid-module math test—–study guide will come home on Tuesday
  • Friday; picture retake day
  • Canned food drive; please consider sending in cans to support those in need πŸ™‚

Academic Vocabulary:

  1. Gram- a metric measure of mass that measures small items and is equal to the weight of a paper clip.
  2. Kilogram-a metric measure of mass that measures larger items.
  3. Non-fiction- text that tells you facts and information.
  4. Heading- located at the top of paragraphs that tell what that paragraph is about.
  5. History- the study of the past.

We had a good time last week playing in the snow at recess time! Nothing is more fun than playing in the school yard, making giant snowballs with your class! Please remember to send in boots, hats, and gloves to keep your child warm and snug as these opportunities arise….something tells me we will be having a snowy winter!

In reading this we week we will continue to learn about non-fiction text features and how they support our comprehension. We will also learn some non-fiction reading strategies to help us understand the text at a deeper level. In writing we will continue to work on our opinion writing. Ask your child if they would rather wrestle a black bear or an alligator?!?

In math this week we will finish up our first half of our unit on time, metric measurement, and word problems. I plan to have the mid module test on Thursday.

In social studies this week we will begin our new unit on the history of Michigan.

In science we will investigate magnets and hopefully begin our new unit on weather changes over time.

Looking forward to a great week!

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Conferences Schedule

Please see the link below to sign up for a time that works for you.


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Peek at Our Week

Good afternoon Haigh families. I hope you are enjoying the weekend. Rumor has it we may be getting some snow tomorrow! I have located my shovel and windshield scraper just in case! Please remember to send in hats and gloves as we will be enjoying fresh air outside for recess.

Reminders for the week:

  • Book fair — Our class will visit tomorrow at 10:30
  • Tuesday/Thursday—parent teacher conferences
  • Tuesday book fair family night—open until 7pm
  • Wednesday—Otis Spunkmeyer delivery 2:30-4:30
  • Thursday—Wacky Science show assembly πŸ™‚
  • Friday– Haigh school store
  • Canned food drive–please consider sending in an item or two for those in need

This week we will be finishing up our unit on characters, retelling, and central message. We will also be diving into non-fiction text features this week. Students will learn how text features help support our reading and understanding of non-fiction texts. In writing we will continue to work on opinion pieces with an emphasis of incorporating evidence from a text to support our reasoning.

In math this week we will begin exploring measuring weight and liquid weight in metric units. Students will develop their understanding of grams, kilograms, milliliters, liters, reading a scale, and solving word problems. Please continue to work with your child on telling time on an analog clock and solving elapsed time problems. This concept can be challenging for some students. Taking the time to point out the time on an analog clock and measure the amount of time passed is great conversations for review.

In social studies we will be wrapping up our unit on the geography of Michigan by completing a Michigan collage that compiles all of the things we have learned.

In science we will explore magnets.

Academic Vocabulary:

  1. Region- an area with one or more common features.
  2. Central Message- the lesson of a story.
  3. Magnet- a type of metal that can pull certain types of metal towards itself.
  4. Opinion- what somebody thinks about an issue/topic.
  5. Prioritize- to organize things so the most important things are done first.

I am looking forward to another busy week at Haigh.

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Haigh Help

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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We Need Your Help

As you know, 3rd grade is selling chips to support our trip to Lansing. We would like to sell chips tomorrow during the election at Haigh. if you have any time in your day, can you please think about donating and hour or two of your time to help us out? Please see the link below to sign up for a time that works best for you.

Thank you in advance πŸ™‚

Sign up sheet

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Peek at Our Week

Good afternoon Haigh families. I hope you are enjoying your weekend and your child’s Halloween candy πŸ™‚ Thanks again to our fabulous room moms for helping with our Halloween party on Thursday.

Reminders for the week:

  • No school Tuesday; election day—-VOTE πŸ™‚
  • Math quiz will be on Wednesday
  • Thursday–Parent teacher conferences after school (I will send out reminders of your time and date tomorrow)
  • Please return October reading log tomorrow
  • 3rd grade chip sale on Friday at dismissal

In reading this week we will look at finding the central message in a story by using character clues to decide what the author is trying to tell us through theΒ actions of the characters. In writing we will be working on opinion pieces and focusing on the main idea or “meat” paragraphs and using a text source to support our reasons.

In math we will focus on finding the elapsed time by reading an analog and digital clock and solving time problems on an open number line. Please review telling time on an analog clock with your child, some are still getting mixed up when solving time to the nearest minute. Later in the week we will look at measuring weight and liquid volume in Metric units.

In social studies we will look be studying the regions that Michigan is divided into and understand the commonalities that each region has.

In science students will explore the properties of magnets.

Academic Vocabulary:

  1. Digital Clock- A clock that uses numbers to show the time.
  2. Analog Clock- a clock that has hands that represent the minute and the hour to tell the time.
  3. Recount- to retell a story in sequence from the beginning, middle, and end.
  4. Natural Resource- something that is found in nature and can be used by people.
  5. Friction- a force that slows things down.

Looking forward to a great week ahead πŸ™‚

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