Monthly Archives: February 2022

Tuesday, March 1st: Virtual Learning Day (District Wide)

Due to the elections being held in school buildings, all Dearborn Public school students will participate in a virtual school day on Tuesday 3/1/22. Attendance does count and will be taken for both am and pm zoom times (9:30 + 2:30).

Here is the schedule for the day for PreK! It is similar to what we do at school, so it will be a good chance for you and your child to talk about the school day and what happens throughout our day.

Materials and a copy of this schedule will be sent home with your child on Monday, February 28th. Please see me with any questions!

Message Board رسالة المجلس
JOIN US LIVE AT 9:30 AM! Join Zoom Meeting
Kids: Bring 1 item (fav toy, food, etc.) with you to our Zoom to show the class! 

Activity with my Grown Up
10:00 a.m.        Letter + Number Sorting
Help your child cut up the letters + numbers, and then they can sort + glue them into the correct categories. Have them think through whether it is a letter or a number, don’t give them the answer right away!
Your child should bring their completed sort to the pm zoom!        
10:20 a.m.     Planning Time التخطيط: 
What will you play with today? What might you do? How will you do it? Talk with your grown up about what you plan to do!
10:30 a.m.     Work Time: لعب الاختيار الحر
You will play without electronics for at least one hour or more! Use your toys to pretend play, build, create. Have Fun! 
11:30 a.m.      Clean Up Time: نظف
Be sure to put away all the toys and supplies you used during work time. 
11:40 a.m.       Recall Time تذكر
What did you do during work time? What materials or toys did you use? How did you use the materials/toys? What did you do 1st, next, then, finally? 
Talk with your grown up about what you did during work time. We know you were very busy working!
     11:45 a.m.  Story Time وقت القصة  and   Lunch
Dr. Seuss ABC

12:20 p.m.     Rest time         وقت الراحة
1:30 p.m.      Outside Time في الهواء الطلق
Put on your coat and go outside to PLAY! 
How does the weather feel today? What animals do you see? Play with a ball, ride your bike or scooter.

1:45 p.m.  Music and Movement
Song:  5 Little Monkeys Swinging in the Tree
Movement:  Pop See Ko
2:20 p.m. Use Restroom and get ready for Zoom  time with your teacher
2:30 – 3:10 p.m. Large Group Time   وقت المجموعة الكبيرة   Zoom with your Teacher   Join Zoom Meeting
Bring back your activity from the morning to share with everyone!

February News + Updates

Monday 2/14 is Valentine’s Day!

Children may CHOOSE to bring in non-candy Valentines for 16 students on this day. Please have them write ONLY THEIR NAME on the Valentine’s so we can pass them out quickly!

Here is an example:

Thursday 2/17 is our VIRTUAL parent meeting!

Please use this link to connect to Zoom:

Just as before, we will need you with your child at a table, materials ready to go! I will send home a bag of items on Wednesday. Your child will also need glue or tape and scissors. Our focus will be on literacy this month!

Please be sure to empty the bag and return it to school on Monday. Thank you!

This is the bag that will be coming home and needs to come back to school!


9:00 Abdullah, Lena, Dena, Malik, Emma, Eleen, Mansoor, Athena

9:30 Mohammad, Mohammed, Sirine, Jouri, Hussein, Aya, Musa, Ryan

Mid Winter Break:

There is NO School for students on Monday 2/21 + Tuesday 2/22

Mid Year assessments have been completed! I am very proud of our class and their progress. In your child’s red folder you will find the results of their alphabet assessment. Look it over, and let me know if you have any questions. We will discuss progress at parent teacher conferences in the spring as well!

Assessment results look like this, and will be highlighted to show the information your child does know

Valentine’s Day

Monday February 14th

Children may choose to bring in Valentine’s, but please know it is NOT required in any way. I am going to discourage candy as well. No, we cannot do cookies, cupcakes, etc. Please have your child put their name ONLY on their valentines, that way they can pass them out quickly! We will decorate bags, so there is no need for a mailbox, etc. There are 16 children in our classroom.

Here are some free printable valentine’s! I cannot print in color at school, but if you would like me to send home a set, I can do that! Just let me know and I will put them in your child’s backpack! I can also send home some construction paper, and you and your child could cut out hearts and put their name on them. Easy peasy!

A few Valentine’s Stories to enjoy at home:

Pete the Cat: Valentine’s Day is Cool
Little Blue Truck’s Valentine
The Littlest Valentine