Week of November 18th

Reading We will continue to discuss Turkeys and focus on answering comprehension questions from literature and informational stories. We will discuss main topic of an informational story and recalling key details. We will identify author’s purpose. 

Writing We are learning about informational writing. We will write about Turkeys independently.  The sentence stem will be: A turkey is a bird. It can__.  

Language Arts Phonics: Letters Cc, Ee. Vv- correct formation (always start from the top and write down), the sound and words that begin with that sound; Phonemic Awareness: Syllables, rhymes, beginning and ending sounds of a word,  Sight word: my, he, has (review: I, can, see, like, the, a, look, at, go, to, has, come, we, and, it, is, in)

Math We will be counting numbers 0-50. We will also be counting by 10’s to 100. We will begin Module 3 Measurement and Data. We will focus on length and height. We will compare items and discuss longer and  shorter using linking cubes and other objects. 

Social Studies We will learn about goods. Goods are things that can be consumed or used. People buy and grow goods everyday. This includes: food, refrigerator, car, etc. We will review needs and wants.

REMINDERS:

Sight word test on the week of December 2nd

Please dress your child appropriately for the weather. It is getting colder and it is easier to remove layers. 

Thanksgiving Break-No school Wednesday Nov. 27- Nov. 29

School resumes on Monday, December 2nd. 

Have a wonderful week!

Ms. Mohamed

Week of Nov. 11th

Reading We will discuss Turkeys and focus on answering comprehension questions from literature and informational stories. We will discuss main topic of an informational story and recalling key details. We will identify fiction and non-fiction stories. 

Writing We are learning about informational writing. We will write about Turkeys.  The sentence stem will be: A turkey is a bird. It can__.  

Language Arts Phonics: Letters Rr, Yy correct formation (always start from the top and write down), the sound and words that begin with that sound; Phonemic Awareness: Syllables, rhymes, beginning and ending sounds of a word,  Sight word: it, is, in (review: I, can, see, like, the, a, look, at, in, go, to, it, has, come, we, and)

Math We will be counting numbers 0-50. We will also be counting by 10’s to 100. We will review about positional words: above, below, next to, in front of, beside, behind. We will also review about solid shapes (3-dimensional): cube, sphere, cone, cylinder. I will assess what your child knows this week.

Social Studies We will learn about thing people want. This includes: candy, cake, toys, vacation, pets etc.

Rescheduled conferences

For those who missed their scheduled conferences on Tuesday, Nov. 12th due to the snow day, I am sending a new note home today. Please sign and confirm if the time works for you. If not, please email me at mohamek@dearbornschools.org so we can arrange a time that works for you!

Thanks for your continued support!

Ms. Mohamed

Week of November 4th

Reading We will discuss Community Service workers and
focus on answering comprehension questions from literature
and informational stories. We will also discuss the author’s
role, illustrator’s role, title of a story. We will discuss main topic
of an informational story and recalling key details.

Writing We are learning about opinion writing. We will write
about what community service person would you want to be
when you grow up. The sentence stem will be: When I grow up,
I want to be a ___. I can__ .

Language Arts Phonics: Letters Hh, Ii correct formation
(always start from the top and write down), the sound and
words that begin with that sound; Phonemic Awareness:
Syllables, rhymes, beginning and ending sounds of a word,
Sight word: go, to, it, has, come, we, and (review: I, can, see,
like, the, a, look, at, in)

Math We will be counting numbers 0-50. We will also be
counting by 10’s to 100. We will learn about geometric flat
shapes (2-dimensional): circles, hexagons.We learn about
positional words: above, below, next to, in front of, beside,
behind. We will also learn about solid shapes (3-dimensional):
cube, sphere, cone, cylinder.

Social Studies We will learn about thing people need to
survive. This includes: air, shelter, water, food, clothes,
medicine etc.

Reminders:

No school on November 5th- Voting day 

Homework due-Monday, November 11th

Please dress your child appropriately for the weather. It is getting colder and it is easier to remove layers. 

Parent teacher conferences coming up- please refer to your scheduled time. 

Thanksgiving food drive- This year, Howard will participate in the Hype Athletics Thanksgiving Can Drive.  Our can drive will begin Monday October 28th through Friday November 15th.  They will come and pick up the boxes as they fill up.   Each classroom teacher will need to tally up their food that is collected.  The class that collects the most can goods/food items will earn a pizza party.   Thanks for your help!

Zearn access

We are in the process of changing it. So they can practice their official google login. Please allow me some time. I’m trying to add more programs to enjoy at home and at school along with zearn such as raz kids and moby max but all with one login information. Sorry for the inconvenience. I am working with the tech coach to make logging in easier and convenient for you and Child. I will hopefully be able to show the new way to login by parent teacher conferences. Thank you! 

Halloween Parade

Dear parents and guardians, Due to the forecast showing inclement weather for Halloween, we are putting in place an alternative plan to move the parade indoors in case it rains. Having the parade indoors causes many challenges. Since we would still like you to have the opportunity to attend and participate, we are asking for your help to keep the environment safe, organized, and fun for all. If you would like to attend the parade: You will be required to stay in the gym behind the cones that will be placed to keep a route open for the students. We ask that you remain in the gym for the duration of the parade to minimize traffic in the hallways as much as possible so the students have space to view and participate in the parade. This means even if your child has walked by, please stay in the gym until all the students have passed through.

Cooperate with and be respectful of staff direction.

To ensure that this is a fun and safe experience for all:

1. Please be here on time (The parade will begin at 1:45 pm)

2. Please follow the above listed guidelines.

The general guidelines for the parade are still the same: Students will bring costumes with them to school Students may not be signed out during the day for costume changes etc… Homeroom moms and staff will be available to assist with costume changes when necessary Thank you for your cooperation.

Sincerely, Mrs. Lazar and the Howard Staff

Week of October 28th

Reading

We will discuss Community Service workers and focus on answering comprehension questions from literature and informational stories.  We will also discuss the author’s role, illustrator’s role, title of a story. We will discuss main topic of an informational story and recalling key details. 

Writing We are learning about opinion writing. We will write about if you like spiders or not and why or why not. The sentence stem will be: I like spiders because __. I do not like spiders because ___. 

Language Arts-Phonics: Letters Ww, Ff correct formation (always start from the top and write down), the sound and words that begin with that sound; Phonemic Awareness: Syllables, rhymes Sight word: it, has, in, come (review: I, can, see, like, the, a, look, at )

Math We will be counting numbers 0-30. We will also be counting by 10’s to 100. We will learn about geometric flat shapes: the triangle and rectangle.    

Science We will continue to learn about being a scientist. We will learn about forces and motion. Our vocabulary to focus on are: push, pull, speed, direction, motion, force.

Reminders:

Please make sure your child has their reading bags everyday

Halloween Parade scheduled for Thursday, October 31 at 1:45

November checkpoint will be an assessment to check is your child is achieving learning targets thus far. Test will be the week of October 28th.

Homework due-Monday, November 4th

Week of October 14th

Reading: Practice retelling short stories with a key focus on sequencing. We will also explore and learn about pumpkins.

Writing We are learning about opinion writing. We will write
about pumpkins using sight words we have learned so far. The
sentence stem used will be: I like (color) pumpkins.

Language Arts-Phonics: Letters Pp, Ss correct formation (always start from the top and write down), the sound and words that begin with that sound; Phonemic Awareness: Syllables, rhymes Sight word: a,
the (review: I, can, see, like)

Math: We will be counting numbers 0-10, we will practice
writing numbers 0-10 correctly. We will discuss one less and
one less more within 0-10.

Science: We will continue to learn about being a scientist.
We will review the 5 senses and carry out an investigation to
taste, smell, touch, hear, and sight. Students will have an
opportunity to guess their answers and check their responses.

REMINDERS:

Late start- October 16th

Picture day-October 18th

Field Trip to the Detroit Zoo- October 21st

Have a wonderful weekend!