NWEA testing is coming!!! **Make sure to READ this important post!**

Attention Parents:

The Last NWEA test of the year is scheduled:

Thursday May 21 and Friday May 22 will be NWEA MATH

Monday, May 24 and Tuesday, May 25 will be NWEA READING

The NWEA test is a VERY important piece of data that helps us determine if your child is ready for 1st grade (along with other pieces of information, such as DRA, math checklists, various performance tasks, etc.)   It also allows us to see areas of strengths and weaknesses.  This allows us to focus instruction and provide challenging lessons at their level.  Since this is the last NWEA test of the year, we will also be using the information to come up with summer packets to help reinforce and retain what they have learned this year so they are ready to hit the ground running when we return to school in the fall.  This test may serve as another tool to determine if summer school is a good option for your child.  ***Remember summer school is OPEN TO ALL!!!***

IN addition, we need you to send the same messages about NWEA at home that we send at school.  They are as follows:

  1. This is a test to show what you know- TRY YOUR BEST! 
  2. RELAX AND TAKE YOUR TIME! Listen to the questions and answer choices as many times as you need to before you make your answer choice.  (The test is read to kindergarten students and if they click the speaker it reads it to them.  Once you hit “next” you cannot go back.)
  3. BELIEVE IN YOURSELF!

Thanks for your help!  We (teachers and parents) are a team and need to send the same messages to the children, especially about testing.  Please also help prepare their brains and bodies by ensuring a good night sleep and healthy breakfast!

We appreciate your help with this VERY important matter.

Let’s Rock this Test Kindergarten!!!!!!

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Love,

Mrs. Rawson & Mrs. Fowler

Here are some reminders of how you can help your child be prepared for this important test!!!

On Wednesday (tomorrow) we are doing MORE practice NWEA test questions on ZOOM– please make sure your child is at a good learning spot for ZOOM— a table or sitting UP on the floor— no laying in bed or sitting on the couch!

**We will do more practice in person in person, but they need to be getting ready to show what they know all by themselves and have stamina to be focused for this long computer test— about 50 questions. It usually takes about 45 minute to an hour to complete and we do some stretch breaks through out but being focused and trying their best is so important! Please reinforce this at home by working for 10-15 FOCUSED minutes on a task, taking a short stretch or brain break and then getting back to work and continuing this cycle.

NWEA READING test practice questions PDF — focus between 150-170 RIT score (see number on the side) ***Click link below***

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByZ94vCge-60dTZ0WEE5ejVSOFZuVWR3YWVDb1ViX0lBSXk4/view?usp=sharing

NWEA MATH test practice questions PDF — focus between 150-170 RIT score (see number on the side) ***Click link below***

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByZ94vCge-60dHlHZllhQkwtbUFkanlhZ0F1QW4yOVczbkw0/view?usp=sharing

Rainbow “e” how to video!!! Make sure to go on 10 minutes on math path, 10 minutes on reading path, and continue 10 minutes on reading eggs each day!! Set a timer and do a short break in between each 10 minute “session”!! Rainbow “e” is linked to NWEA testing sores and is a great way to “practice” for this important standardized computer test that we take 3 times a year (Fall, Winter, and Spring)– its almost time for spring testing!!!

The Rainbow “e” website is tied to their NWEA score from the fall (if they did not do fall testing– this site will not work– do abcya.com letters and numbers instead) soooo rainbow “e” is excellent practice for NWEA testing and using the same language and vocabulary as NWEA test questions!! Build up that stamina by doing 15 minutes on rainbow “e” math and 15 minutes on reading rainbow “e” EACH DAY— school days, at home days, even weekend days!! The kids really like this website!!! It is a great learning tool!

Thank you families for helping make sure your child is ready for these important tests to SHOW what you KNOW!! And show that they are ready for 1st grade even though this has been a difficult year, I am soooo proud of everyone’s (parents too!!!) hard work and hope this testing is able to show that we really have succeeded and learned so much this year and are READY for 1st GRADE!!!!

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Love,

Mrs. Folwer

A message from Miss Zahraa our nutrition teacher about tomorrow’s lesson!

Hello Mrs. Fowler,

Friendly reminder that tomorrow is your healthy living session. We will be talking about where food comes from. I have attached the family resources and here is a link for crunchy pizza cakes, with a variety of fruit and veggie toppings: 

Next week will be your final lesson, in which we will be inviting your parents to join us for a survey. If you could please give them a heads up that they will be needed towards the end of class that would be greatly appreciated!

Please let me know if you have any questions or feedback. Thank you 😊 Have a great day. 

Kindest Regards,

Zahraa Ayoub

health Educator I LAHC

5275 Kenilworth Street, Dearborn, MI. 48126

Office: 1-888-315-LAHC. Ext. 117. FAX: 1-888-316-LAHCwww.lahc.org

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Love,

Mrs. Fowler

Homework and Reminders 5-4-2021. Today B group come to school A group will work at home and have LIVE specials!

Math Schoology DAILY VIDEO assignment:

***ALL assignments will are due by the end of the week (Friday).  It is suggested to manage your time and try to still do about “1” a day… 

***Group B, do NOT do blue pages… yet… we will do them TOGETHER tomorrow (Tuesday).  Instead you can work more on your ONLINE BENCHMARK assignments and BENCHMARK packet pages)

***ALL assignments will are due by the end of the week (Friday–TODAY).  It is suggested to manage your time and try to still do about “1” a day… 

READING BENCHMARK ONLINE WEEKLY ASSIGNMENTS INCLUDING LEVELED BOOKS TO listen to, read, and play games. DUE TUESDAY, MAY 11, 2021.

**REMEMBER**Click the book to open the online assignment “UNIT 7 WEEK 3” and then click the yellow circle for “done”– you can do a few activities each day– This is due in 2 WEEKS (Tuesday, May 11, 2021.)

AT MATERIAL PICK UP ON TUESDAY– I passed out LEVELED books for each group as well as a retell rope and a reading log– PLEASE READ 10-15 minutes EACH DAY and record on your log — BONUS, you can do the writing activity on the last page in your WRITING BOOK.

****This bag will leveled books and papers— log and retell rope— will need to come TO SSCHOOL on your A/B day so we can read together and I can check reading logs— thank you!!!

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REMEMBER!!!! You should also be spending 10-15 minutes EACH DAY on CLEVER online resources, reading eggs (10 min.) and Rainbow “e” MATH PATH (10 min.) and READING PATH (10 min.) ****If your path are not working (students who started the year late did not have paths assigned)**** Please go on the abcya.com site and choose games for letters (reading) and Numbers (math) for about 30 minutes each day. Thank you!

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NEW Reading high frequency word cards for this week ***ADD to your star bag:

Please practice at home and make sure to bring in these cards to school

each day you come!!! THANK YOU!!

New Spelling Words test Monday, May 10 and Tuesday, May 11, 2021.

Tuesday: Spelling Vowels RED and Consonants BLUE— please do this in your SPELLING NOTEBOOK AGAIN– remember to say the letters and words as you write!

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ALSO PLEASE FINISH YOUR SPRING PACKET and be ready to turn in NEXT WEEK WHEN WE RETURN IN PERSON— thank you!!

LIVE ZOOM Specials for group A:

Music 10:45 to 11:30 am LIVE ZOOM

Today you have LIVE Music 10:45-11:30 !!

 Please go to courses and click Music. Please watch videos and do any assignments listed for Music.

Go to your COURSES in schoology and find MUSIC as shown:

Email the MUSIC teacher if you have any questions about Music.

****Please Note that ALL MATH VIDEO SCHOOLOGY assignments will be DUE by the end of the week (Friday).  We are posting 1 a day as before but will ONLY do the BLUE book pages at school… Yellow and Red books will be done at home… the video links are available for you to go back and watch if you have any questions and the homework helper page in there too!!!

****BENCHMARK Reading assignment will not be assigned and due until NEXT WEEK but you can start working on the ONLINE ASSIGNMENT this week as well as your PACKET Pages— these will be done at home on your own—

DUE TUESDAY, MAY 11.

In class we will focus on the booklet  pages and spelling/phonics work in addition to writing in your blue notebooks.

**Please make sure your backpack is packed and ready for in person learning- below are the supplies you will need:

Picture below are the supplies you will need for school:

***Make sure you bring your NEW math book— only need the blue one for school.

***Make sure you bring your NEW Benchmark booklet (Unit 7)!!!

***Make sure you bring your NEW leveled books and reading log, and retelling rope papers— keep together in large Zip Lock Bag.

***Make sure to bring your white board and DRY ERASE MARKER— please get new if you need over the weekend– thank you!

PLEASE make sure you have a pencil box or bag to keep crayons, pencils, scissors, glue, dry ease marker, easers, and cubes!!

PLEASE make sure you have a pencil box or bag to keep crayons, pencils, scissors, glue, dry ease marker, easers, and cubes!!

Group B- when you get home, here is your homework:

  1. Math VIDEO Assignment for Module 5 Lesson 17 we did in class the blue book pages, so do the yellow book fluency on your own as well as red book homework pages on your own and SUBMIT your Schoology VIDEO assignment.
  2. Spelling Vowels RED and Consonants BLUE— please do this in your SPELLING NOTEBOOK AGAIN– remember to say the letters and words as you write!
  3. Benchmark ONLINE assignment— choose an assignment to complete and/or packet pages.

Please note that Wednesday, May 5— we will ALL  (both A and B groups) on ZOOM at our NEW time- 8:30-1:20. (11:15-11:55 will be lunch and nutrition will be 12:00-12:30).

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Love,

Mrs. Fowler

Summer School 2021

Dear Oakman Families,

TODAY or TOMORROW your child will be bringing home a Summer School registration form in their folder. 

We have also attached a QR code below for those who would like to register online. Oakman staff are excited for this year’s summer program and look forward to providing academic and social-emotional enrichment for our students. Students will have daily hands-on learning opportunities and ALL students are welcome, regardless of their academic standing.

Dates: June 23 to August 13, 2021

Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (4 days/week)

Time: 9:00 – 2:00pm or 9:00 – 5:00pm

Please be sure to complete the registration form (paper or online) by Friday, May 7th.

REGISTRATION FORM

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Love,

Mrs. Fowler

Homework and Reminders 5-3-2021. Today A group come to school B group will work at home and have LIVE specials!

***Reminder SPRING PICTURES are THIS THURSDAY and FRIDAY!!!***

Spring Picture Day March 30th | Brandon Elementary

Math Schoology DAILY VIDEO assignment:

***ALL assignments will are due by the end of the week (Friday).  It is suggested to manage your time and try to still do about “1” a day… 

***Group B, do NOT do blue pages… yet… we will do them TOGETHER tomorrow (Tuesday).  Instead you can work more on your ONLINE BENCHMARK assignments and BENCHMARK packet pages)

***ALL assignments will are due by the end of the week (Friday–TODAY).  It is suggested to manage your time and try to still do about “1” a day… 

READING BENCHMARK ONLINE WEEKLY ASSIGNMENTS INCLUDING LEVELED BOOKS TO listen to, read, and play games. DUE TUESDAY, MAY 11, 2021.

**REMEMBER**Click the book to open the online assignment “UNIT 7 WEEK 3” and then click the yellow circle for “done”– you can do a few activities each day– This is due in 2 WEEKS (Tuesday, May 11, 2021.)

AT MATERIAL PICK UP ON TUESDAY– I passed out LEVELED books for each group as well as a retell rope and a reading log– PLEASE READ 10-15 minutes EACH DAY and record on your log — BONUS, you can do the writing activity on the last page in your WRITING BOOK.

****This bag will leveled books and papers— log and retell rope— will need to come TO SSCHOOL on your A/B day so we can read together and I can check reading logs— thank you!!!

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REMEMBER!!!! You should also be spending 10-15 minutes EACH DAY on CLEVER online resources, reading eggs (10 min.) and Rainbow “e” MATH PATH (10 min.) and READING PATH (10 min.) ****If your path are not working (students who started the year late did not have paths assigned)**** Please go on the abcya.com site and choose games for letters (reading) and Numbers (math) for about 30 minutes each day. Thank you!

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NEW Reading high frequency word cards for this week ***ADD to your star bag:

Please practice at home and make sure to bring in these cards to school

each day you come!!! THANK YOU!!

New Spelling Words test Monday, May 10 and Tuesday, May 11, 2021.

Monday: Rainbow Words. Write each word and then trace over them in different colors.

ALSO PLEASE FINISH YOUR SPRING PACKET and be ready to turn in NEXT WEEK WHEN WE RETURN IN PERSON— thank you!!

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TODAY’S SPECIAL LIVE ZOOM CLASSES ARE:

MUSIC 10:45 TO 11:30

SCIENCE ENRICHMENT 11:35-12:20

Please go to courses and click Music. Please watch videos and do any assignments listed for Music.

Go to your COURSES in schoology and find MUSIC as shown:

Email the MUSIC teacher if you have any questions about Music:

Mrs. Faryniarz

farynie@dearbornschools.org

Today you have Science ENRICHMENT 11:35- 12:20!!

Please go to courses and click Science ENRICHMENT. Please watch videos and do any assignments listed for Science ENRICHMENT .

Go to your COURSES in schoology and find SCIENCE ENRICHMENT as shown below:

Email the Science ENRICHMENT teacher if you have any questions about Science:

Lisa Grucz

gruczl@dearbornschools.org

^^^^Click link above to review what items need to be in your backpack for school next week!!!!!! YOU WILL NEED YOUR NEW MODULE 5 MATH BLUE BOOK AND YOUR NEW LEVELED BOOKS in the bag with your reading log and retell rope AND you will need your NEW UNIT 7 BENCHMARK BOOKLET FOR AT SCHOOL LEARNING!!!

Group A- when you get home, here is your homework:

  1. Math VIDEO Assignment for Module 5 Lesson 16 we did in class the blue book pages, so do the yellow book fluency on your own as well as red book homework pages on your own and SUBMIT your Schoology VIDEO assignment.
  2. Spelling Rainbow Words— please do this in your SPELLING NOTEBOOK– remember to say the letters and words as you write!
  3. Benchmark ONLINE assignment— choose an assignment to complete and/or packet pages (DUE TUESDAY, MAY 11th)—  .

Please note that Wednesday, May 5, 2021— we will ALL  (both A and B groups) on ZOOM at our NEW time- 8:30-1:20. (11:15-11:55 will be lunch and nutrition will be 12:00-12:30)

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As always, please email me at: fowlers@dearbornschools.org f you have any questions! I will get back to you as quickly as possible (within 24 hours, usually faster but it is trickier with in person instruction). Thanks for you understanding, cooperation, and support!!!!!

Love,

Mrs. Fowler