June 15

Thank You

I just wanted to say thank you for sharing your children with me this school year. I know it was not the school year we all planned on having, but we got through it together. I am sure you heard about and may have seen the memory book we’ve been working on, but it is complete, and ready to help us remember our 2019-2020 school year

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1qqprDu-npNEcnsXQYWV8UkogW8gFA86RfpTN4E_W0YM/edit?usp=sharing

I hope you all have a great summer, running around in well ventilated spaces, and able to socially distance with family and friends. If you need anything, I am available through the usual channels of contacting me. Stay safe, healthy, and take it easy. Virtual hugs to all of you!

June 10

MEMORY BOOK REMINDER!

We are still missing pages from the following students: Jad, Rahaf, Hadi, Mariam N., Adam, Avelio, Mohamed, and Ali.

We are the 4th grade for this school year, we have memories to share with each other. This will be good for all of us to look back on and remember the school year.

Last BBB Meeting @ 1:30 P.M. today!

June 8

Last Week of School

I’m sure you’re all relieved school is ending, I know we all need a break, I am hopeful that we will have a better summer.

Here is the email I sent the students:

There is no new work assigned this week.  Remember to check over past week’s assignments, see if you can complete anything you haven’t done or may have missed.


Look at the google slide memory book, add your memories by Wednesday, I want to look through it on Wednesday’s meeting. 

We have a meeting today and Wednesday at 1:30 P.M and one on Thursday at 9:00 A.M. to say a final good-bye to 4th grade.  Please definitely try to make Wednesday’s meeting.


I will be sending out a survey for the students and a separate one for your parents to complete.  Also, is there anything you want or need me to do this week, now is the time to request.

June 2

Student Belonging Pick-up

Any student belongings or medications that were left at school will be available for pick-up Tuesday, June 2, and Wednesday, June 3 from 11:00-2:00. At that time we will also be collecting any musical instruments, library books, or classroom reading books that were borrowed from the school. Pickup will be located in the circular drive near the Howe School Office.

If you borrowed a Chromebook, we will not collect them until fall so students can use them for learning over the summer.

May 6

May 6, 2020

Math Book pick-up TODAY from 11 – 2 in circular parking at school.

A message from Ms. Puchala:

Good Morning!

Today is the start of Teacher Appreciation Week.  Our Community Connect this week will offer you a place to post words of appreciation and gratitude for our Howe teachers and staff!

Why are teachers so special?  Why are they so important in our lives? Tell our Howe teachers and staff why they mean so much to you 🙂 

Click the link below.  Once you are on the site, press the add button in the bottom right hand corner to post.  Don’t forget to add your name or your family’s name!

Our teachers and staff are missing their students!  Your words of appreciation will be held with much regard. 

We Love Our Teachers

May 4

May 4, 2020

Good Morning!

I hope everyone was able to get outside and enjoy the weather this weekend.

Wednesday, May 6, you will have a chance to pick up all the math books your child needs and will need at school. Math book pick-up, 11-2, on May 6.

Today, we will meet at 1:30 on Big Blue Button. I’ve listed the directions in google classroom and below, I will also work to put them in class dojo.

Big Blue Button Meeting at 1:30 PM

  • Click on link:  Dearborn Public Schools Student Portal
  • Look at the second icon, it says ilearn classrooms, click on it (it turns orange when you do)
  • It will say log in with google, do it
  • Look on the left side of the page, it will say Polster click on whichever class you are meeting with

You will see “big blue button” in the middle of the next page, click on it and you will join the meeting.  You will have to read and allow your microphone and camera to turn on, just READ and follow the directions.

The work for the week is posted on google classroom and below. If your child is not able to complete the assignments or if anything comes up please let me know.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/19QJEW6t9jcKhP6uBTBnHyQ7xUTTsLp1DCYSu51q5huA/edit?usp=sharing

April 27

4.27.20 Updates

There were some issues with Google Meet last week, so the district has asked us to suspend all Google Meetings this week. I am hoping to meet with the students again next week, but I will not be meeting with the students this week. I am available thru email and Class Dojo

Remember today is the chromebook pick-up at school, from 10-1, if you needed one.

The Dearborn Public Library is offering students and families an opportunity to get a temporary library card online by simply filling out the online application. The temporary card is easy to get and will give you access to free ebooks and audiobooks.

To get your temporary library card, simply click on the link below to view the directions.

https://smith.dearbornschools.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/132/2020/04/Dearborn-Library-Online-Resource-Directions.pdf

Below is this week’s schedule and I’ve posted it to the students google classroom.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/19QJEW6t9jcKhP6uBTBnHyQ7xUTTsLp1DCYSu51q5huA/edit

Last week, you shared with us how you were living through this historic time, this week we want to learn all about you!

Tell us about yourself! What’s your favorite color? What’s your favorite food? What’s your favorite kind of movie? What’s your favorite candy? What’s your favorite sport?

Click the link below. Once you are on the site, press the add button in the bottom right hand corner to share all your favorite things. Make sure to write your name in your post 🙂

We cannot wait to learn “All About You!”

https://padlet.com/puchals/pzlpu2996flxvov

April 27

4.27.20

Good morning!

The schedule for this week is posted in google classroom, before our meeting I will be posting instructions about how to use a different communication platform.  This new platform will be how we meet from now on, this is new to me, I will be learning it today, so be patient with me.

Remember today is the chromebook pick-up at school, from 10-1, if you needed one.

The Dearborn Public Library is offering students and families an opportunity to get a temporary library card online by simply filling out the online application. The temporary card is easy to get and will give you access to free ebooks and audiobooks.

To get your temporary library card, simply click on the link below to view the directions.

https://smith.dearbornschools.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/132/2020/04/Dearborn-Library-Online-Resource-Directions.pdf

April 24

NO Google Hangout Today

Due to technical difficulties we will not be able to meet today. We will definitely meet on Monday, 4.27 at 1:30. We can email or direct message (I think) each other if you want. 🙂

Chromebook distribution has been scheduled for Monday 4/27 from 10:00-1:00 and Tuesday 4/28 from 11:00-2:00. Parents will pull up curbside and their chromebook will be brought out to them. A signature is required for the chromebook.

Let me know today if your family needs a chromebook, so far, I’ve heard from two families.

April 22

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Good Morning Families,

I keep adding any passwords and class codes to the Computer Passwords and Links page on the blog, check out above.

I have added a math google classroom, class code egyk55j, the math google classroom offers video lessons, problem set and homework assignments for those of you who are struggling with zearn.  You don’t have to do these problems, I wanted a resource and support for you, because we are working on fractions and I want you to have as much support as possible. 

I have added the whole week’s assignments, some of the parents are more comfortable with looking at the whole week’s plan.  

Grading, for this marking period, students will receive feedback on weekly assignments in the form of narrative comments. 

  • Meeting:  regularly submitted work and attended check-ins
    • Accuracy of work assessed on standards/graded
    • High participation
  • Progressing:  Submitted most assignments and attended some of the check-ins
  • Limited Participation:  little or no participation due to circumstances shared with teacher.

Please remember we are all doing our best right now, we are struggling but figuring out this process of working from home.  If there is anything I can support you with, make more clear on the assignments, answer please don’t hesitate to email me.

There will be a google hangout this afternoon at 1:30, directions will be on google classroom about 10 minutes before.