Mrs. Halimi

Dearborn Public Schools

Peek at Our Virtual Week 3

Good afternoon Haigh families. I hope this post finds you and your family well. I loved hearing from many of my students last week. This week I plan to reach out and see their faces via Google Hangouts or Zoom. I will keep you posted on this….I have missed their faces and voices! Thank you for supporting your child last week with assignments. I have had great feedback on the Scholastic articles. My own boys are loving them! There is always something interesting that they find to share with me and their dad. I hope everyone is doing okay with the fractions on a number line concept. Zearn lessons do a great job to help students understand concepts. The you tube lessons are very helpful as well. A good idea may be to write out a quiz for your child pertaining to the concepts from last week (Like math quiz Monday). I found this quick, online quiz to do a check in with your child. I hope this is helpful! Enjoy the weather this week and get outside and enjoy the fresh air of spring 🙂 

Remote Learning Week 3 suggested list of assignments for the week of March 30, 2020

Reading —

  • Scholastic News Learn at home lessons for 20 days. Read the non-fiction articles for days 11-15 . Each day there are 3 articles, pick the most interesting article (1) to WRITE A SUMMARY of what you have read and learned. 
    • Be sure to type your responses into the sheet labeled Scholastic News Work Week 3 
  • Readworks articles will be shared through Google Classroom. Remember you can use the tools to highlight, take notes, and zoom in. If you are scoring poorly, I will send it back to you to revise or redo. Please remember to split the screen so you can use your good reading skills to GO BACK in the text to find your answer. Here are the titles of the articles;
    • Knocked Down
    • To The Moon
    • Germs go to School
    •  this week you will have 3 of these. Be sure to SUBMIT to me!
  • Michigan Studies Book– You will read 1 section this week, p. 89-93 and learn to answer the essential question of Why do People Need Governments? Be sure to click on the interactive pictures to participate in the learning that the book covers. After reading you will answer the 4 questions and write a short paragraph explaining why or why not you think Freedomia should have a government. Give two reasons for your answer.
  • 1. Why do people need governments?
  • 2. Why do we need local governments and state governments?
  • 3. How is our state government organized?
  • 4. What are the rights and responsibilities of citizens?
  •  and write a short paragraph explaining why or why not you think Freedomia should have a government. Give two reasons for your answer.
  • Please submit this on your Google Classroom document that is titled Michigan Studies.
  • Read from a novel for 30 minutes each day to keep your stamina UP!

Writing

This is your writing prompt this week:

  • The world can be a little scary right now, so I want to take this week to focus a little bit on what we are feeling.  It’s important to talk about what we are feeling. What makes you feel worried? What makes you feel hopeful? What are you thankful for right now?
  • You don’t need to use a blueprint, but try to have each question be one paragraph, as well as an introduction paragraph and a conclusion paragraph (so 5 paragraphs total)
  • Complete this writing on Google Classroom under the heading Week 3 Writing Assignment and submit to me by Sunday, April 4th.

Math

  • Watch video for lessons 21, 22, 23, 24, 25  Unit 5 Video Tutorials. One lesson video per day.
  • After watching each day’s lesson video on the link above, complete the matching lesson on Zearn. One lesson per day.
  • Once finished with Zearn lesson, complete the matching lesson homework in the Succeed Math Book.
  • Remember you are at home, so take some time out and play some FUN math games to ensure your stay on top of your multiplication fluency. 

Science

For fun!

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Survey

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Social work support

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District Contact Information

Starting Monday, March 23, the Administrative Service Center will no longer be open but, just like our schools, the work will continue.  Our staff will transition to working at home and to make sure we continue to deliver services to the public, I would like to share the following contact numbers and emails: 

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Peek at Our Virtual Week 2!

Good afternoon Haigh families. I hope you are all doing well and feeling healthy. This experience is difficult and trying but I am confident that we will beat this pandemic and reconnect again soon. I think that this whole thing is teaching us many things: love your family, enjoy the small moments, don’t take things for granted, and to keep a positive attitude. My family has been keeping our distance from family and friends and passing the time with board games (CLUE is their new favorite), playing roller hockey, house chores (planning to paint Austen’s room this week), crafts, lot’s of movies (Thank you Disney-Plus), cooking, baking, reading, writing, and the laundry that STILL never stops 🙂 I hope you guys are staying positive and helping your children pass the time with some fun family time.

Thank you for working hard last week to help your child access our virtual platform of Google Classroom. I know first hand how hard it can be to get your own children to stay on task each day. This is a break from their normal routine, a new way of learning, and some of you may be unsure of how to support your child during this time. So many of my friends have reached out and expressed how difficult it is with juggling their own jobs and  teaching multiple children in the home. Just know that every little bit that they do will help them from experiencing that “Summer Slide” or should we say “Spring slide”.   

Like always, I thank you for your support and the encouragement you give your child each day. If you need help or have a question please reach out by e-mail or through the remind app. 

Keep reading for this weeks suggested list of assignments:

Remote Learning Week 2 suggested list of assignments for the week of March 23, 2020

Reading —

  • Scholastic News Learn at home lessons for 20 days. Read the non-fiction articles for days 6-10 . Each day there are 3 articles, pick the most interesting article (1) to WRITE A SUMMARY of what you have read and learned. I am changing this from last week since it seemed like a lot to get through. PARENTS, feel free to have your child complete the questions to articles if you would like them to do more.
    • Be sure to type your responses into the sheet labeled Scholastic News Work Week 2 
  • Readworks articles will be shared through Google Classroom. Remember you can use the tools to highlight, take notes, and zoom in. If you are scoring poorly, I will send it back to you to revise or redo. Please remember to split the screen so you can use your good reading skills to GO BACK in the text to find your answer. This week you will have 3 of these. Be sure to SUBMIT to me!Here are the titles of the articles;
    • Computers Vs. Books
    • A New Friend
    • Bringing Books to Life
  • Storyline Online– Read and listen to as many stories as you wish! Choose 1 story to listen to online and write a summary using the words: In the beginning, next, then, after that, in the end.. 
    • Be sure to type your responses into the sheet in Google Classroom labeled Storyline online summary. 

Writing

  • I miss YOU! Type me a letter in a friendly letter format and tell me ALL of the things you have been doing to keep busy! Tell me something fun you learned or something fun you did. Make me smile with a joke or a silly story. I can’t wait to hear from you, I will write you back 🙂 
  • halimia@dearbornschools.org 
  • Remember to use the friendly letter writing format Letter Writing Format sample
  • Keep an online slide journal to document your feelings of this historical moment. Please keep this journal on our Google Classroom titled: My Experience Living in a Historical Moment Slides

Math

  • Watch video for lessons 16, 17,18,19,20  Unit 5 Video Tutorials. One lesson video per day.
  • After watching each day’s lesson video on the link above, complete the matching lesson on Zearn. One lesson per day.
  • Once finished with Zearn lesson, complete the matching lesson homework in the Succeed Math Book.
  • Remember you are at home, so take some time out and play some FUN math games to ensure your stay on top of your multiplication fluency. 

  • Science
    • Mystery Science– Watch the videos- How does hand sanitizer kill germs? and How many people are in the world?

Sing your favorite song Fifty Nifty United States! 

Have a great week, work hard, play outside and don’t forget to write me a letter 🙂

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Technology Survey

Good morning please see and take this quick survey ASAP. Thanks 🙂

Survey

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Home School Day 1

Greetings families. I hope you all are staying healthy. I am impressed with your efforts to help your children navigate online learning this morning. I know this is new for all of us and I will try my best to support you.

A few tips or questions I have had:

  • The links on my blog are in blue. For the Scholastic one it will take you to the site and there are 3 engaging articles to read and answer questions. My own boys enjoyed the articles for today and we had some great conversations. Students have the option to read or have it read to them (perfect for when you are making lunch!) then they must log into our Google Classroom to access the Google doc in which they respond. Please do not submit until all of this weeks responses are done (Friday).
  • Read Works assignment are suggested for one a day. I noticed some of my students did more (this is fine with me) just be careful to take your time. I will need to reassign to students with low scores.
  • Opinion paper is due on Sunday. Students are expected to write a 5 paragraph opinion essay. After they have completed a rough draft (I would suggest they do this part on paper) they will type into the document on Google Classroom.
  • Math—if you did not pick up your homework book on Friday then you will have the option to print from this “old” teachers manual I found online. Please be careful to select the pages that correspond to the lesson assigned (previous post) so that you do not accidentally print all 300+ pages. Math homework pages

Some words of advice: Take the time to enjoy the great learners that your children are. Take a PE, music, and art break. Watch educational videos on Netflix (Mine love the “Who Was Show” as it shows 2 famous people from each episode like Queen Elizabeth, Picasso, the Wright Brothers and so many more!)

Feel free to reach out via e-mail or the remind app.

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Peek at our Virtual Week :)

Good afternoon Haigh families. I hope each and everyone of you are doing well as we navigate through this unfamiliar time. These next few weeks away from the classroom may feel a little strange, but I am hopeful that with the extra precautions put into place we will be back in school happy and healthy come April. In the meantime, I would like to extend my hand in helping provide a regular learning routine in your home. I will post each Sunday or Monday a suggested list of assignments to ensure your child is continuing to grow academically. Students will do a majority of their work on Google Classroom (please refer to my previous post for a how to list). 

Please keep reading for the suggested list of assignments for the week of 3-16-2020:

(Be sure to SUBMIT all assignments when completed on Google Classroom so I can see them.)

Reading:

  • Scholastic News Learn at home lessons for 20 days. Read the non-fiction articles for days 1-5 and complete the assignments that follow. They have some great articles on here guys! You will love learning about the hottest and coldest places on Earth, an awesome domino designer, and a cool new invention to pick up trash! 
    • Be sure to type your responses into the sheet labeled Scholastic News Work. 
    • Some questions ask you to draw or design something so please skip those and practice them on paper at home.
  • Readworks articles will be shared through Google Classroom. Please plan to do 1 article and question set a day. Remember you can use the tools to highlight, take notes, and zoom in. Please remember to split the screen so you can use your good reading skills to GO BACK in the text to find your answer. Here are the titles of the articles.
    • Gasping for Air
    • The High Dive
    • Out West
    • Trouble in the Amazon
    • Happy Trails
  • Read a book of your choice and write about it. Write a summary, ask questions, make inferences, create a new ending…..just read for enjoyment and keep that reading stamina up 🙂 

Writing:

  • Prompt of the Week- Is it better for students to learn online or at school?
  • Print and fill out the blueprint answering the prompt. If you don’t have a printer available, simply duplicate it on regular notebook paper.
  • Type your paper in your Google Classroom titled Opinion Paper. This paper will be due on Sunday, March 22nd. I look forward to hearing what you think as your first week of homeschool. Remember, everything is saved on the google form so it is okay to work on it a little bit each day.
  • Use the checklist to make sure you included everything. 

Math

  • Watch video for lessons 11,12,13,14,and 15 Unit 5 Video Tutorials. One lesson video per day.
  • After watching each day’s lesson video on the link above, complete the matching lesson on Zearn. One lesson per day.
  • Once finished with Zearn lesson, complete the matching lesson homework in the Succeed Math Book.
  • Remember you are at home, so take some time out and play some FUN math games to ensure your stay on top of your multiplication fluency. 

Science

  • Mystery Science– How do germs get inside your body? Watch the video. Use some of this information in your opinion writing assignment for an extra bonus point.

Social Studies

  • Watch this video on how KIDS become entrepreneurs 
  • What is an entrepreneur?
  • Challenge yourself to think of a cool business idea. What can you make that solves a problem? 

Please let me know how I can help you. Have a great week working in your PJ’s. Alex and Austen will be doing the same things as you all. I will miss you all:)


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Art

You Gotta Have ART!  🙂
Art assignments will be given through google classroom. classroom.google.com

Please make sure you sign up for the “specials” course, EXAMPLE: Sellers Specials 19-20.  
The code for each class is available on Mrs. Buenting’s blog. https://iblog.dearbornschools.org/buenting/

Art assignments will be given once each week on Wednesday. Make sure you are signed up no later than Monday, March 16.
Keep those creative minds working!

Rani BuentingArt Educator

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Google Classroom

Google Classroom is a place where your child is linked to special classroom assignments.

All Google apps like Google Classroom, Google Docs, Google Slides, etc. can be accessed through your child’s school account. Make sure you are signed out of YOUR account before you try to access a google classroom. You will not be able to enter the classroom from your account. Your child signs in to Google with his/her school id and password independently at school and can do this at home, too. Sign in information is in his/her planner.

Here is the link to Google Classroom. This can also be accessed through CLEVER on the Dearborn home page under student.

Clever is a hub that is located in our Dearborn Schools main website.

This allows children to access many applications commonly used by students throughout the district. You can always go to Clever to find most of the apps we use. However, you can also use my blog.

Google Classroom

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Module 5 Study Guide and answer sheet

Below is a copy of the mid module 5 study guide and answer sheet. I am planning on giving this assessment on Monday. Due to absences, I chose to share this on here so students will have access and be able to prepare.

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