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March 30th-April 3rd

Posted by jedrzem on March 30, 2020 in Class News |

Greetings! A weekly checklist and specific activity directions are posted on the blog for the 6th, 7th & 8th graders below. Please let me know if you cannot access it.

Thank you for all the parents that filled out the survey “permission forms” in their emails from last Friday. I still need many more responses in order to start any video conferencing. Please make sure to check your email. I appreciate all your feedback!

We will be using vocabulary we have learned already. Students will have a variety of activities this week and will answer questions that follow. I will post their results in Parent Connect after Friday’s due date. In iLearn, make sure they click “Finish Attempt” and “Submit All & Finish” 2 times to submit the work and see their score. They can redo the assignment multiple times. I will record their highest score. Feedback is provided at the end so that they know what is incorrect and why. Make sure they read it carefully and go back to redo the assignment if needed.

Spirit Week Activities: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1-8kPsEpLVu64JhBXmJgE4mMoIM_2u3iS

This is a different survey than the one in your email. I STILL need you to fill out the survey IN YOUR EMAIL 🙂 The following one is from the principal: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeQ-HOZ40r8uJ8h5S3mz4Wd4A_fWSradXYrqXjMB60exlBdSA/viewform

Click on your child’s class below to see the work for the week.


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Friday, March 27th

Posted by jedrzem on March 27, 2020 in Class News |

Congratulations! You have made it another week! If you are like me, you are finding multiple ways to multitask with little ones running all over the house as well as trying to homeschool them! Keeping you all in my thoughts and hoping you are all healthy.

Parents have a survey today. A survey will be sent out at 11 am. The students that did not fill out the survey yesterday, need to fill it out today. Half the 8th graders, almost half the 7th graders and very few 6th graders filled out their surveys yesterday. Those that did submit them are providing some helpful feedback. I ask that this be done ASAP. Thank you!

Any students that have not submitted iLearn work or other projects yet, please email me today once complete so I can mark off your task as complete in Student Connect.

6th grade (A Day): Please check Google Classroom for a survey. You will need some information from your parents/guardians to fill it out. Use today as an opportunity to review German Quizlets posted earlier on Google Classroom. If you have missing iLearn work or German projects, email me that you have completed it.

Enjoy your weekend everyone!

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Survey Corrected

Posted by jedrzem on March 26, 2020 in Class News |

On Google Classroom, the survey has been corrected because there was one question that had a setting that needed to be changed. Thanks everyone!

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Thursday, March 26th

Posted by jedrzem on March 26, 2020 in Class News |

Today, all 6th (A Day), 7th and 8th grade students will go to Google Classroom to fill out a survey.

Study sets should be practiced to review vocabulary.

6th grade should have German projects and the iLearn activity completed by now. Practice German greetings, colors, numbers, days & months on Quizlet links posted on Google classroom.

7th grade needs to review their 2.1, 2.2, & 2.3 vocabulary on Quizlet.com. Animal project and late iLearn work should be informed by email.

8th grade needs to practice their chapter 4 vocabulary and grammar 1 concepts on links posted on Google Classroom. Email me if you complete iLearn work late.

Links to blogs from staff in our building:

O.L. Smith Blog: https://smith.dearbornschools.org/

Social Work Blog: https://iblog.dearbornschools.org/nourismail/

Counselor’s Blog: https://iblog.dearbornschools.org/smithcounseling/

Speech & Language Blog: https://iblog.dearbornschools.org/kobeisa/

Occupational Therapy Blog: iblog: https://iblog.dearbornschools.org/samaahkot/ 

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Wednesday, March 25th

Posted by jedrzem on March 25, 2020 in Class News |

Hallo! (German) ¡Hola! (Spanish) Salut! (French) Marhaba! (Arabic) Cześć! (Polish)…Hello!

All students will go to Google Classroom today to practice their vocabulary by clicking on the link(s) attached to the post. 6th graders need to make sure to remember their German greetings, numbers, colors, days & months. 7th grade needs to review their animals & colors. 8th grade needs to practice their chapter 4 vocabulary. Enjoy the games!

Please make sure students email me if they are completing their iLearn work assigned from this past Monday. Gracias 🙂

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Tuesday, March 24th

Posted by jedrzem on March 24, 2020 in Class News |

7th & 8th grade: Make sure the last iLearn activity is complete from yesterday. You can redo it as many times so that you understand any errors. Your highest score will be recorded.

Also, today, you will go to Google Classroom and work on the Quizlet set I have posted. Go on Flashcards, Match (at least 3 times), Learn (change the options to Spanish), & finally complete “Test.” I will be able to go on and check your progress through Quizlet.com tonight.

6th grade: You are going to join with a NEW ENROLLMENT CODE. Follow the directions below (also listed in Google Classroom) on how to log onto the course and begin.

Go to “Dearbornschools.org”
Click on “Student Portal”
Click on “iLearn Classrooms” (on top in the green/blue colored banner on top)
Log on with your student “log in” information like you always do at school.

In the box: Enrollment Code…
Type in the enrollment code listed in Google Classroom (B DAY ONLY TODAY).

Then it will either appear on your screen or you have to scroll down and click on the following class: “1st Hour Work (Explore Language)”

Open the course and click on: “Do You Know Germany?”
Answer all the questions & don’t forget to click “Submit All & Finish” (2 TIMES).

You will get a score after answering all questions.
You can retry to get a better score if you need to. I will record your highest score!

Please email me if you have any questions at jedrzem@dearbornschools.org.

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Monday, March 23rd

Posted by jedrzem on March 23, 2020 in Class News |

Today, students will be logging in through “iLearn.” We have used this for testing in 6th grades classes. 7th & 8th grade students have used this within the classroom and are already logged into the course.

Before you do this, watch this funny video from a teacher about the best ways to learn online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7vBTewSjO0

7th & 8th grade classes:

Go to “Dearbornschools.org”
Click on “Student Portal”
Click on “iLearn Classrooms” (on top in the green/blue colored banner on top)
Log on with your student “log in” information like you always do at school.

Then the course will either appear on your screen or you have to scroll down.

7th grade: Click on “Hola Notes & Classwork”

8th grade: Click on “¡Exprésate! Notas y Tarea”

Directions are listed in iLearn. Assignments must be completed today.

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6th grade: You are going to join with a NEW ENROLLMENT CODE. Follow the directions below (also listed in Google Classroom) on how to log onto the course and begin.

Go to “Dearbornschools.org”
Click on “Student Portal”
Click on “iLearn Classrooms” (on top in the green/blue colored banner on top)
Log on with your student “log in” information like you always do at school.

In the box: Enrollment Code…
Type in the enrollment code listed in Google Classroom (A DAY ONLY TODAY).

Then it will either appear on your screen or you have to scroll down and click on the following class: “1st Hour Work (Explore Language)”

Open the course and click on: “Do You Know Germany?”
Answer all the questions & don’t forget to click “Submit All & Finish” (2 TIMES).

You will get a score after answering all questions.
You can retry to get a better score if you need to. I will record your highest score!

Please email me if you have any questions at jedrzem@dearbornschools.org.

Our O.L. Smith Social Workers would like to share their blog for parents: https://iblog.dearbornschools.org/nourismail/

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Friday, March 20th

Posted by jedrzem on March 20, 2020 in Class News |

6th Grade Exploring Language: Submit your German projects into me today. Check out the directions on Google Classroom and previous iBlog posts to see how to hand in the assignment. Email me with any concerns. Continue to study German greetings, numbers, colors, days, months & culture. Use the Quizlet sets on Google Classroom to practice. Next week, I plan to continue our curriculum using iLearn because I know you have a lot to submit in your core classes this week by today!

7th Grade Conversational Spanish: Make sure Animal Projects have been submitted to me today!!! Email me with any concerns.

Day #2 of Quizlet.live…Get ready for a game on Quizlet.live at 11:30am. The code to join will be posted on Google Classroom at 11:30am. The game will focus on colors & shapes today. Check out further directions on Google Classroom. Continue to study Quizlet sets 2.1, 2.2 & 2.3. Next week, I plan to continue our curriculum using iLearn because I know you have a lot to submit in your core classes this week by today!

8th Grade Yearlong Spanish: Any students that did not complete the bottom activity (Act. 9 ) in iLearn, email me your results. Late work will still be accepted.

Day #2 of Quizlet.live…Get ready for a game on Quizlet.live at 11:00am. The code to join will be posted on Google Classroom at 11:00am. I apologize for the technology inconvenience today! Please have a second tab open in case I need to update the code to get in. Technology can be tricky! Check out further directions on Google Classroom. Continue to study Ch. 4 Vocab 1 on Quizlet. The game will focus on school subjects today. Next week, I plan to continue our curriculum using iLearn because I know you have a lot to submit in your core classes this week by today!

Additional News: We will be distributing on the Notre Dame side of the building – drive through style – outside of door 17. 
Dearborn Schools has announced that O.L. Smith will be added as a student meal distribution site starting on Monday, March 23.

Students, parents or a family representative can stop by any of meal locations from 10 a.m. to noon each week day to pick up meals.  One bag will be handed out for each child under 18 in the home.  The Dearborn School student does not need to attend school at that building.  Students do not need to be present, and a designated person can pick up meals for all the children in the family.
The free grab-and-go meals include food for lunch and breakfast.  Meals for Saturday and Sunday can be picked up on Friday.  
Six other food sites opened on Tuesday, including Fordson, Edsel Ford and Dearborn high schools; McCollough-Unis; Salina Intermediate; and Woodworth Middle School.
Signage at each site will direct parents and students to where to enter the building.  Food will be near entrances, usually near the kitchen, to minimize the amount of time community members spend in the facilities.

The grab-and-go meals will be served at least through April 3.

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Thursday, March 19th

Posted by jedrzem on March 19, 2020 in Class News |

6th Grade Exploring Language: Please continue to submit your German projects into me by this Friday. Check out the directions on Google Classroom and previous iBlog posts to see how to hand in the assignment. Continue to study German greetings, numbers, colors, days, months & culture. Use the Quizlet sets on Google Classroom to practice.

7th Grade Conversational Spanish: Get ready for a game on Quizlet.live at 11:30am. The code to join will be posted on Google Classroom at 11:30am. Check out further directions on Google Classroom. Continue to study Quizlet sets 2.1, 2.2 & 2.3. Animal projects should be handed in by now electronically.

8th Grade Yearlong Spanish: Get ready for a game on Quizlet.live at 11:00am. The code to join will be posted on Google Classroom at 11:00am. Check out further directions on Google Classroom. Continue to study Ch. 4 Vocab 1 on Quizlet.

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Wednesday, March 18th

Posted by jedrzem on March 17, 2020 in Class News |

Update: The district has recommended that food services add another site to our emergency feeding program.  Smith is the school that has been selected to start on Monday, March 23.

The district is also waiting for all students to have access to Chromebooks. Parents will be notified of this within the upcoming week. During this time, teachers are being asked to provide enrichment activities. I will still be waiting for 6th grade to submit their German projects, 7th grade to submit animal projects & 8th grade to continue studying for their Ch. 4 Vocab 1 Quiz (postponed until further notice). Follow the directions for project submission found in earlier iBlog posts. On Wednesday, March 18th, I ask for students to read an article from “Newsela.” Respond to the writing prompt & 4 questions. All students must be completing daily assignments. Thank you! Stay healthy!

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