This Week

Well, hopefully the worst of the weather is behind us and we can look forward to full weeks of school ahead.  We have finished up our NWEA testing, almost finished with WIDA testing, and put parties and half days behind us for awhile.  (Except for next week – which is a 4 day week).

I have introduced a new website called Biblionasium. This is a spot that students can keep a digital reading log.  The 5th grade team as adopted this program to help students, parents, and teachers keep track of what reading is getting done at home.  Students can log into their page and add the title of the book they are reading. They will be able to add the number of pages as well as the amount of time they spend reading each day at home. Parents can add their email address so they can  see what their child is reading.

We also have a book forum on iLearn that students are logging into to talk about what they are reading.  Students are expected to log in 2-3 times per week to discuss their book with the group.  They must also comment thoughtfully on at least 2 other postings in their group.  Hopefully this leads to deeper understanding of what they are reading.  This will become part of their reading grade.

On Wednesday students used cups, motors, and batteries to create a robot that would be able to move and also stop at a certain point.  They will continue to work on these during the year. I look forward to seeing how creative they can be. Here is a sample.

Robots

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Camp Deposit Extension/ SKI TRIP CANCELED

Camp Deposit Extension

Because we had several students out on Tuesday, and three snow days off this week, some students were not able to turn in their camp deposits and permission slips.  Please be sure to submit them by tomorrow, February 1st.

****SKI TRIP CANCELED *****

 

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This Week

This week we turned in our social studies brochures, 2019 goals, and graphic novels.  Please check with your child to make sure these  got handed in. We are continuing this week with NWEA testing for reading.  Students that read at home build stamina and can read  longer books without getting discouraged.

****Camp reminder**** we have our camp meeting tomorrow (Wednesday) at 6:00 PM in the media center. Come find out what it’s all about!!

Thank you for your support.

Mrs. Lahooti

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Happy New Year

Welcome back,

We all made it back to school after a long break.  It sure was hard getting up this morning but  it was good getting back with our friends.  We are jumping into the new year with our NWEA testing. We will space the four tests out doing one a week between now and February 1st.  Please help your child do his or her best by making sure they have a good night sleep and a healthy breakfast.

There will be a Camp information meeting next week on Wednesday 16th at 6:00. Please come and learn about this wonderful opportunity for your child.  A spokesperson from the camp will be there to answer all of your questions. We are very excited to be able to offer this experience.

Thank you for your support.

Mrs. Lahooti

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This Week

Dear Families,

This year the party committee has decided they want to do a  secret gift exchange. I thought that I would run it by the parents first. The gift limit would be between $5 and $10.  There is no pressure to join in this. If your student participated he or she would bring in a wrapped gift on Friday, Dec. 21. Please let me know what you think. If you write a comment here it would be very helpful. Thank you. Mrs. Lahooti

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This Week

Dear Families,

This month is going by so quickly. It seems they all are. It was great getting to touch base with everyone during conferences.
We are having some issues with tracking mud into the classroom.  When we come in from recess the students try to clean their shoes but mud still finds its way into our halls and rooms. We sit on the carpet every day and we end up sitting in dirt. Please have your child bring either boots for outside or another pair of shoes to switch into when they come in.  I know we all take our shoes off when we come into our homes. We live in our classroom for 6 hours a day so we have to solve this issue. When we leave our classroom students always change into their outdoor shoes. Having a clean pair for inside our room would make a huge difference. If someone does not have another shoe to change into, then that person will have to play on the blacktop. If you have any other suggestions to help solve this problem, I would be very happy to hear them. I know our custodian would too!

Thank you for your support.

Mrs. Lahooti

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Message From Dearborn Public Schools

Message from Dearborn Public Schools

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All Hallow’s Eve

We had a great time at our Halloween party. The party committee did a great job organizing.  The costumes were amazing! Check us out!

 

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This Week

This week we have a lot going on.

***On Wednesday we have our Halloween party from 12:00 -2:00. Our class won the lunchroom challenge due to great behavior for 3 weeks – so we get a pizza party! We will have it for our Halloween party.  The committee has been working on decorating the room and lining up games for the party. Students can bring costumes to school and change into them at 12. (No weapons). Please no parents until the parade.

***There is a dance party for PBIS 2-2:30 followed by a parade from 2:30 to 3:15 outside the school. We welcome families to come to cheer us on as we go by.

***On Thursday we have a field trip in the morning to see Smallfoot at the  Emagine in Canton. We will leave school around 9:00 and return in time for lunch.

***On Friday students have a 1/2 day in the am. Teachers have a duty day working on reportcards in the afternoon.

Next Tuesday there is no school due to voting!!

Have a great week. Thank you for your support.

Mrs. Lahooti

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This week

This week flew by.  We finished up our science unit on matter. We will turn to social studies and focus on the beginning of our country.  We are reading historical fiction in class and digging into deeper understanding of what we read.

*Students have a reading response journal and will have short activities to do in it occasionally for homework.

* Whenever we take a written test in science or social studies, students will bring them home to be signed. That way I know they have been seen by an adult.

* LAST CHANCE T-SHIRT *  We have another chance to order a 5th grade T-shirt.  Send in $7.00 by tomorrow and I will order the size and color. All the shirts are adult size.

Our Halloween party will be on October 31st. The party committee is planning the festivities. We will not need parents for the party but we would love to have you come watch the parade. We will be changing into our costumes after lunch. More details to come.

Thank you for your support.

Mrs. Lahooti

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