I would like to welcome you to my second grade classroom. Thank you for taking the time to join my iBlog. What an honor it is to be here with you! I am looking forward to a rewarding, yet different, learning year getting to know and work with you and your families. During the first month of school, we will be spending time getting to know each other, our new learning platform Schoology, and learning the routines and expectations. It is important that we create a safe learning environment for all students so learning becomes easier to achieve.
My name is Miss. Najm and this will be my 8th year of teaching at Nowlin Elementary. I was born in Dearborn, Michigan and I attended Dearborn Public Schools myself! I graduated from Dearborn High School. After graduating highschool, I attended Wayne State University where I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. I then went on to receive my Master’s Degree in Education with an English as Second Language endorsement from the University of Michigan-Dearborn. In April of 2019, I received my Administrative Certificate and I recently completed my coursework for the Educational Leadership doctoral program at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, attending community events, and traveling. My hobbies include walking, bike riding, and reading.
Dearborn Public Schools supply all students with basic school supplies to use in the classroom. However, students do lose, break, and wear out many supplies. A suggested supply list has previously been posted and will be sent home with each student during the parent meeting next week. This list includes a virtual learning supply list and in class list as well. It would be greatly appreciated if parents were able to donate these materials to both your student and our classroom. As a reminder, we will be participating in virtual learning for the month of September. The COVID situation will be reassessed and the virtual learning option will be reevaluated towards the end of September to determine the type of learning that will take place in October. I appreciate your patience, flexibility, and support as we navigate through this new type of learning.
Our first day of school will take place on Monday, August 31, 2020. The task for Monday will be posted on the Class Dojo page at 9:00am. This will allow us to practice using Class Dojo before we move on. Please note that we will be taking things very slow that week to help us all adjust to our new type of learning. On Tuesday, September 1, 2020, parents will be invited to meet outside of window #26 at Nowlin Elementary. The meetings will start at 9:00am and end at 11:00am. (9:00am-9:30am, 9:30am-10:00am, 10:00am-10:30am, and 10:30-11:00am). They will be offered in thirty minute increments and no more than six parents during one time slot. Please message me the time slots you prefer and I will try my best to accommodate based on availablity at that time. During this time, supplies will be handed out for students and information will be given regarding the learning plan. It will also provide an opportunity for us to meet and parents to ask questions.
I enjoy making the classroom interesting and fun, as well as teaching your child the basic needs of becoming a successful student. I have an open-door policy and I am happy to meet with you anytime. If we work together as a team, then your child will have a very successful year!
If you have any questions and/or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. My email address is NAJMN@DEARBORNSCHOOLS.ORG.