Sep
2019

Week of September 23rd

Reading

Identifying Characters and settings. We are listening to the stories titled The Day the crayons quit; Sky Color; A color of his own; Little Blue, Little yellow; The Rainbow and you.

Writing We have been drawing our own personal stories. This week will label our pictures to capture details. 

Language Arts

Phonics: Letters Aa, Tt- correct formation (always start from the top and write down), the sound and words that begin with that sound; Phonemic Awareness: Syllables Sight word: can (review: I)

Math We will be counting numbers 0-10, we will practice writing numbers 0-5 correctly. We will learning how to make 5 in different ways to help count faster and with automaticity through composing 2 groups of objects. 2 and 3 make 5, 1 and 4 make 5 etc.

Social Studies We will review the 3 safety drills: Fire drill, disaster drill and lock down. 

Science We will learn about being a scientist. We will discuss the 5 senses, but our focus will be sight (observation). 

Important dates to keep in mind:

Wednesday, Sept. 27- Late start- school begins at 9:30

Friday, Sept. 27- no school for kindergarten only

Homework due-Monday, Sept. 30

Have a wonderful week!

Ms. Mohamed

Sep
2019

Week of September 16th

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!

This week in kindergarten we will learn about:

Reading: Identifying Characters. We will listen to stories titled: Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon; Wemberly Worried; The girl who never makes mistakes; Don’t squeal unless its a big deal; What if everybody did that?

Phonics: Letter Mm- correct formation (always start from the top and write down), the sound and words that begin with that sound

Phonemic Awareness: Hearing Rhyme

Sight word: I

Writing: We will be coming up with ideas to write about. We will start by thinking of real events that happen to us and draw a character or characters and the setting. It is all about the details.

Math: We will be counting numbers 0-10, we will practice writing numbers 0-5 correctly. We will learning how to make 5 in different ways to help count faster and with automaticity through composing 2 groups of objects. 2 and 3 make 5, 1 and 4 make 5 etc.

Social Studies: How to be safe during an emergency- we will practice 3 drills: a fire drill (a.k.a. evacuation drill), lock down drill, disaster drill.

Sep
2019

Dates to keep in mind:

9-12-19: Open house @6:00-7:30

9-19-19: parent meeting @4:00-4:30

9-20-19: Half day, dismissal at 11:45

9-27-19: No school for Kindergarten only.

Sep
2019

Week of September 9th

This week is going to be fun, fun, fun! We will:

Reading: We listen to stories titled: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom; Alphabet Mystery; ABC Jamboree; Shiver me letters; Alphabet tree. With each of these stories your child will have to recall one part from the story and draw a picture in their reading response journal.

Reading vocabulary: author, title, character

Writing: We will practice drawing a boy and a girl. This will be their character. They will have a chance to add a detail to their character.

Writing vocabulary: writing is telling a story on paper

Math: We were practicing sorting by categories. We will now sort and count categories. We will even create our own categories. We will practice counting and writing numbers 0-5.

Math vocabulary: classify, sort, count

Social Studies: We will practice routines and expectations daily. We created a set of rules that we review and are expected to follow We will learn about being fair and sharing. We will discuss different ways to share: taking turns and playing game together.

Dates to keep in mind:

9-12-19: Open house @6:00-7:30

9-19-19: parent meeting @4:00-4:30

9-27-19: No school for Kindergarten only.

Sep
2019

Week of September 3rd

First full day of school this week and the students are doing awesome!!

This week we practiced routines and expectations. We listened to multiple stories about school and making friends. We established a classroom set of rules that we called an agreement. We even signed it!!

We also are practicing the correct way to write our names, and creating a name project.

We are started the Daily 5 structure. We learned 3 ways to read a book: read the pictures, read the words and retell the story. We started one part of the Daily 5 process called Read to self.

Furthermore, we started our math lessons this week. We learned about exactly the same and not exactly the same. Our sentence stem was these two objects are the same but___.

Check out our pictures below:

Aug
2019

First week of kindergarten was great!

This week, we had jump start. Our kindergarten friends were amazing. They had an opportunity to meet the gym, music and art teachers. They even had a snack and recess. They did great!

Important reminders:

*School officially starts on August 26 from 8:35-11:45. No lunch will be served

*August 27th through August 29th the time will be 8:35-12:15. Lunch will be served. I will bet testing students in the afternoon. If you did not sign up for a time, please do so.

*No school on Friday, August 30th and Monday, Sept 2nd due to Labor Day weekend.

*Tuesday, Sept 3rd will be the first full day of school. The time will be 8:35-3:35.

Welcome to Howard Elementary! We are so glad you are here and can’t wait to meet the rest of you!

Ms. Mohamed

Aug
2019

Welcome to Kindergarten Room 2- Ms. Mohamed’s Class

My name is Kadeeja Mohamed and I will be your child’s Kindergarten teacher this year. First and foremost, I would like to welcome you and your child to our class. I am so excited to meet you and your child!

Let me begin by telling you a little about myself. I graduated from Wayne State University with a Masters in Bilingual-Bicultural Education with a Specialization in English as a Second Language in 2015. I also have a Bachelors in Elementary Education in 2009 with an Early Childhood Endorsement from Wayne State University as well.  This is my 11th year teaching kindergarten.

Next, let me give you a brief summary of how your child will spend his or her day in the classroom. I have worked very hard to create a classroom that is very organized and structured. Your child’s daily routine will be filled with hands-on activities, small group work, whole class work and discussion, one-on-one instruction, and subject concentrated centers. Through these aspects, your child will learn through discovery and exploration, but most of all they will learn by having FUN. It is also my plan to teach your child to grow into a well-rounded individual that loves to learn.  I whole heartily believe my patience, kindness, and love for learning will aide greatly in developing your child’s love for learning.

As all of you know, your child is still growing mentally and physically. To aide in this growth, your child will have one snack time. I will be providing snack for the first week, but please donate a healthy snack for the class. Snacks preferred would be cheese crackers, animal crackers, gold fish etc. You could pick up a box from your next trip to the grocery store or Sams club.

I will be here every day for your child, which means I will also be here for you as a parent.  If at any time you have any questions or concerns, I will be here for you.  My email address is mohamek@dearbornschools.org The best form of communication is email, but I am also available by phone. I do ask, out of respect for your child’s education, that communication take place before or after school hours. Of course, if it is an emergency, you can contact the front office and they will connect you to the classroom.

The blog is used as a communication tool. So, please refer to this blog weekly. I will discuss content and expectations for each week on Monday or Tuesday. You may leave comments below. For more personal matters, please email me at mohamek@dearbornschools.org

Lastly, I want to thank you for allowing me to educate your child. Your child is in the best of hands throughout the day and you are welcome anytime!

Below is a suggested Supply List. It is the same listed on the blog.

Thank You,

Ms. Mohamed

Suggested Supply List

  • 1 pencil box
  • 1 plastic 2 pocket folder
  • 1 large eraser
  • ½ inch binder
  • Dry erase markers
  • 1 box of tissues
  • 1 box of school pencils
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Baby wipes
  • Sandwich Ziploc Bags
  • Lysol or Clorox Wipes
  • Backpack (one without wheels)
  • Glue sticks or a glue bottle