THANK YOU so much for sharing these precious pictures of your little darlings hard at work from home (and a special note that Isla Rose write for me and delivered to my house along with her lovely necklace. Isla, I promise to take great care of it.)! am going to upload everything I have so far and would LOVE for you to keep them coming if possible! It is so great to see their little faces that I miss SO much. Enjoy and keep up the GREAT work and sharing my little ones. Stay safe and stay home!
Monday was “Help in the kitchen day!” Thank you so much to the students that shared how they helped make food at home yesterday. These pictures are so very adorable and I love that you are sharing them. I will post them the next day in order to make sure I receive as many as I can. If you have some from yesterday though feel free to share them still 🙂
Spirit Day 1: Abby, Luciana, Virginia, Andrea and Bianca helping cook breakfast, lunch and dinner in the kitchen! Isla Rose and her big sister Gia were busy helping load the dish washer! Thank you for the recipe Virginia my children LOVE smoothies! Way to go ladies looks delicious and SUPER helpful. 🙂
I hope this message finds you well. What uncertain times we find ourselves in. I am hoping to bring some kind of normalcy to your child’s routine with our weekly close reads. This week, my family finds themselves separated as we are trying to keep the kids healthy while my husband continues to care for the covid patients in the hospital. We are now staying with grandpa for the remainder of the quarantine and I hope you are all staying safe. Please do no hesitate to reach out if your child needs any assistance joining the google classroom, zern or any other site I’ve recommended. Sincerely, Mrs. Ross
A Message from Mr. Attee: Spirit Week! Next week will be our first Remote or Virtual Spirit Week! We miss all of you and want to see that everyone is at home staying healthy and learning. Monday, March 30: Helping in the Kitchen Day: Share a picture of your child helping in the kitchen. You can help make breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack! Don’t forget to write a recipe!Tuesday, March 31: Read a Book with a Pet/ Stuffed Animal Day: Share a photo of your child reading with a family pet or favorite stuffed animal!Wednesday, April 1: Wacky Hair Day: Share a picture of your child with his or her wackiest hairstyle! Thursday, April 2: Write a Letter/Postcard to a Senior Citizen Day: Send a positive message to a senior citizen to help brighten his or her day!Please make a card and or write a letter to a senior citizen at The Henry Ford Village. The Program Manager and they would love to receive cards from boys and girls. Great chance to practice letter writing—they can be written to:Dear Friend,The mailing address is:Connie Coleman15051 Ford RoadDearborn, Michigan48126 Friday, April 3: Enjoy the Fresh Air Day: Share a picture of your child enjoying the fresh air or do something to show our planet you care! Ex. Make a birdfeeder, plant a baby tree, or plant a seed.
LA: I have written another language arts lesson plan for you to use for the week with a new trade book! Thank you so much to the 11 students that have joined our google classroom! I hope you were able to access some great material for your little one! If you have not yet joined *You just need to type in the classroom code to join! As always I will continue providing the language arts materials and you can use them. Although I don’t need to collect anything, as always I love receiving the pics of your hard and creative workers and giving feedback.
Mrs. Ross’s Google Class Code: itm6eu4
Spelling word Family -it family (bit, fit, hit, kit, lit, pit, sit) Ideas to practice word families: rainbow writing, pyramid writing, roll and write, dry erase markers, magnetic letters, shaving cream tracing, q-tip painting words Close Read Text: Be Kind (Pat Zitlow Miller) Week Standard Objective: I can ask and answer questions about key details in a text. Weeks “I Can” statements: I can identify the reason why the author wrote the story. I can explain why it is important to be kind to others. Week Theme: Kindness Essential Questions: Can be asked orally. Remember to encourage your child to respond with complete sentences. Q: What was the author’s purpose for writing the story? Q: Why is it important to be kind to others? Comprehension Strategy: Making connections, inferencing -independent practice connections: (inferencing) What can you infer about how the world would be different if people showed more kindness? -independent practice connections: Illustrate how someone has shown you kindness. Phonemic Awareness Objective: Substituting Beginning Sounds -State the word to your child: “I’m going to say a word, and you will change the sound at the beginning of the word. Then you will tell me the new word!” Do about 5 words per day! example: kit- take away the /k/ put in a /m/……..mit words: jam-/r/, bed-/r/, pot-/r/, him-/r/, tub-/r/, bad-/h/, gem-/h/, sit-/h/, log-/h/, cut-/h/, hum-/s/, cod-/s/, bet-/s/, hip-/s/, bag/s/, hop/t/, cab-/t/, hen-/t/, cub-/t/, rip-/t/, get-/b/, fog-/b/, cat-/b/, tug-/b/, kid-/b/ *Journal Writing Ideas: Connection: Illustrate how someone has shown you kindness and write about it! *Poem: Please Be Kind (I read the poem each day with the students identifying sight words we know as well as rhyming words)
Please Be Kind Always be kind to others. There’s many things you can do. When you are kind to others, They’ll be kind to you.
Help them if they fall. Cheer them up if they are down. Please be kind to others. Be nice to everyone around!
On google classroom there will be the original lesson plan for you to click on and access everything! It is amazing and will map out the flow from Monday-Friday and all the materials you will need for the book. As always, I would love to see a pic if you can snap one and share but the lessons do not need to be returned to me. Enjoy and please do NOT hesitate to reach out with any technical issues! Have a wonderful and SAFE week everyone.
Dear families. In order to access our google classroom you will need to be logged in as your child with their student ID and password through Clever. The student ID is located on your child’s report card (if you email me I can send it to you!) The ID is the student number @dearbornschools.org and their password is their birthday (for example 06271979). So it would look something like this I will make up a pretend log in number…
Here is a video that one of the teachers made me to show how to log in as if you were a student trying to log into Mrs. Ross’s google classroom for the first time! I hope this helps. I have already invited everyone manually, so the students will just need to go from here! Thank you all for your help and hard work. Together we will get through this and I can upload so much more for you! Please personally email me if you need log in info so that I can keep your child’s information private.
Greetings from home to my darling students and their wonderful families! I have written another language arts lesson plan for you to use for the week with a new trade book! I hope your children enjoy this one it is very cute. I love the theme of sharing. With us all at home together with our loved ones, sharing is very important right now! I have also created our google classroom yay! It is a work in progress, but this very lesson can be accessed there as well. You just need to type in the classroom code to join! As always I will continue providing the language arts materials and you can use them. Although I don’t need to collect anything, I loved the cute pics you shared of you little penguins working! I hope it’s ok to share them on this blog. I’ll put them under a new post! Thank you again for all your hard work and support during this time. Please send my love to your children and let them know how much I miss them! In addition, Mrs. Pelaccio sent an email to LLI students last week about joining her blog. I am going to post her blog address here JIC anyone else wants to access more LA resources! No pressure of course just more resources for you. Here is here address: https://iblog.dearbornschools.org/pelaccio/
Mrs. Ross’s Google Class Code: itm6eu4
Spelling word Family -en: Ben, den, hen, Ken, men, pen, ten
Ideas to practice word families: rainbow writing, pyramid writing, roll and write, dry erase markers, magnetic letters, shaving cream tracing, q-tip painting words
Close Read Text: Too Many Carrots (by Katy Hudson)
Week Standard Objective: I can ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Weeks “I Can” statements:
I can identify the reason why the author wrote the story.
I can explain why it is important to share
Week Theme: Sharing
Essential Questions: Can be asked orally. Remember to encourage your child to respond with complete sentences.
Q: What was the author’s purpose for writing the story?
Q: Why is it important to share?
Comprehension Strategy: Connections, Cause and Effect
-independent practice connections: Illustrate a food that you like a lot.
-independent practice cause and effect: Rabbit brought lots of carrots to his friends’ homes. What was the effect of his action?
Story Elements: Characters (name the characters in this story, identify the main character of the story)
Phonemic Awareness Objective: Substituting Final Sounds
-State the word to your child: “I’m going to say a word, and you will change the sound at the end of the word. Then you will tell me the new word!” Do about 5 words per day!
example: kit- take away the /t/ put in a /d/……..kid
words: -kit/d/, bet/g/, rob/d/, hip/t/, tub/g/, bag/d/, leg/t/, sit/x/, lot/g/, cup/t/, lid/p/, rob/t/, big/t/, kid/t/, tub/b/, dog/t/, web/t/, six/p/, hut/g/, him/t/, pen/t/, sick/x/, med/g/, but/g/, wed/b/
*2 Journal Writing Ideas: Illustrate a food that you like and write about it, How would you help rabbit?
*Poem: In My Garden (I read the poem each day with the students identifying sight words we know as well as rhyming words)
I went into my garden.
Oh, what did I spy?
A tiny bunny rabbit
had caught my little eye.
It pulled on a carrot.
It dragged it far away.
I hope that little carrot
made that bunny’s day.
*Below I have typed out a suggested flow of the concepts above. This is how I break it up so that each daily lesson is not too overwhelming and too long!
Students listen to the read aloud for enjoyment. Build an interest in the topic (sharing) and expand on their prior knowledge. Make a bubble chart on paper small or large and circle the theme word sharing. Then around it write phrases and words that have to do with the main theme of sharing. State the essential questions for the students to ponder. Than after reading the text, revisit the bubble chart and add any NEW ideas your child has about sharing! Use could use an alternate marker color to note the new learning.
Tuesday: Ask and Answer simple recall questions/Vocabulary Day
1.Who is the author/illustrator?
2.What is their job?
What happened in the beginning, middle, end of the story?
Vocabulary: Reread/Listen to the text., stopping to address unknown vocabulary words. Review and discuss essential questions. Have students practice the action to remember the word. Vocabulary words to expand on: collected (collected, burrowed, crowded, tortoise, collapsed )
Reread parts of the text that lend themselves to the text-dependent questions. Review and discuss vocabulary and essential questions.
On pages 2-3, there are signs posted in the garden. What do those signs tell us that the words in the story don’t?
On page 5, why do you think the author wrote the word “BIG” in all capital letters.
What kind of friend is Tortoise? Provide evidence orally to support your answer. (Students can look in book to point out evidence and orally explain.)
How do you think Tortoise felt after falling down the hill with Rabbit? Provide evidence to support your answer.
How did Rabbit’s feelings about the carrots change from the beginning of the story to the end? Provide evidence to support your answer.
Reread the story and review this week’s vocabulary words and act them out. Part Two: Read an alternate book about sharing. Make a connection between the two stories. In addition, answer the questions:
What does this story make you think of?
What is your favorite part in the story? Why?
Theme study wrap up with comprehensive discussion and craft.
Review: vocabulary words and essential questions.
Discuss: Wrap up the week’s theme with a discussion. What was the author’s purpose for writing this story? Why is it important to share?
Journal Prompt here: How would YOU help Rabbit?
Theme craft idea: Have students create their own rabbit craft with construction paper, crayons, cardboard, crayons, sandwich brown bags.
Good afternoon to my darling students and their families! I have been asked by three of our teachers that work with your students to place their iblog addresses on here for you to join if your child sees them during our regularly scheduled days. The ECS Mrs. Pelaccio will be posting resources that are great for her LLI (language and literacy instructional) groups and has personally email these families. Please check your emails and subscribe to her blog!
I hope this message finds you all well! Thank you so much for the feedback and pictures of your darlings working so hard and having fun working on their personal goals like riding their bikes without training wheels! Way to go my little penguins. I miss you so much.
Mrs. Ross 🙂
*Ms. Grammel: If your children are receiving Speech/Language services, please join the Duvall Elementary Speech/Language Remind group: remind.com/join/duvallel
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I hope you’re all well. I tried uploading a video of myself reading the book of the week yesterday, however it was too large for this site 🙁 I tried to make a FB page just for our classroom but it was showing up on my normal feed and I am still concerned with copyright issues so I am going to continue to learn how to use google classroom! There I won’t have to worry about all that and only our small group would be using it. I thank you all once again for your patience as I learn and extend my own knowledge. Hope you’re all having a great day with family. Stay safe!
Dearborn Schools offering free breakfast and lunch pickup for students at six sites
Dearborn Public Schools is offering free pickup lunch and breakfast for students while school is closed for the mandatory shut down over the next three weeks.
Families will be able to stop in and pick up a bag with both breakfast and lunch for each child in the family. Pickups will run daily from 10 a.m. to noon starting tomorrow, March 17 at Fordson, Edsel Ford and Dearborn high schools, McCollough-Unis, Salina Intermediate, and Woodworth Middle School.
Signage at each site will direct parents and students where to enter the building. Food will be near entrances to minimize the amount of time community members spend in the facilities.
Please note, meals are available to anyone age 18 and younger. Students do not need to be present, and the Dearborn School student does not need to attend at that building. A designated person can collect meals for multiple children. Meals for Saturday and Sunday can be picked up on Friday.
The program will allow the District’s 20,700 students to continue to have access to healthy food. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer last week ordered all Michigan schools closed from March 16 through April 3 to slow the spread of novel coronavirus and cases of COVID-19. Dearborn Schools is scheduled for spring break April 6 to 10, so school will not resume in the District until April 13.
The grab-and-go meals will be served at least through April 3.
Superintendent Glenn Maleyko praised the District’s food service team for quickly implementing this drastic change in service to meet the needs of families.
“We appreciate the patience of our families and community as we all try to adjust to this sudden change from closing schools,” Dr. Maleyko said. “More than three quarters of our students qualify for free or reduced priced school meals. We realize this food is important to our families, many of whom may be facing additional financial hardships from the sudden economic changes related to COVID-19.”
Check the Dearborn Public Schools website at www.dearbornschools.org for any updates or changes to the meal program or for other issues regarding the school closure.
Hoping this message finds you well! I just wanted to let you all know that I have made a package in a manila envelop for each child tonight and I will be coming by to drop them off. I will be leaving them in your mailboxes or your front door. I just wanted to make sure I let you know so that you are not surprised lol! I hope all this stuff helps fill some of your time and child’s subject matter. Please know that anything you are able to complete does not need to be returned to me, however if your child wants to snap a pic and share with me I’d be so glad to see it! Enjoy and please let me know if you have any questions.
Hoping you are all well and safe. I am thinking of you all and miss the students very much. Please give them my love and tell them I am thinking of them and I am here if you should need anything. I thought I would do a few more things to help our little ones with math and literacy. I have entered all the students into Zern and will put their usenames/passwords for you to log in. You will only have to enter the class code once the first time you enter the site. IPlease remember that your child has been bringing home math games the whole year and these will REALLY come in handy now for skill review! In addition, I will write up a lesson plan for you for the week to help you with reading ideas and you can follow the ideas at home. 🙂
Mr. Attee just posted this on his DuVall Website as well!
Liberty Automotive in West Dearborn is donating laptops to families who need one to assist our efforts in remote learning. Please contact them if you need a laptop! Their email address is firstname.lastname@example.org and phone number is (313)278-3610. They have a limited number so please contact them right away if you need a laptop.
Students Needing Computers During this Time:
Comcast is offering free Internet access to low-income families for help with the remote learning that will be taking place at home. Click here for more . A direct link to the Comcast website to sign up is located here.
Class Code for Zern: DX7Q7F All Passwords: 123
All Usernames are very simple: simply type your child’s first and last name with no space and a capital for the first letter of each. For example Abigail’s username is: AbigailBerhe and her password is: 123
*Only altered usernames: PeytonFullerton2 and MiaSmith6
Spelling Word Family: ap word family (cap, gap, lap, map, nap, rap, sap, tap) blends to challenge child: trap, flap
*ideas for learning and working with word families: rainbow writing them, pyramid writing them, dry erase markers on white board/ziplock baggie, magnetic letters, string, play-Doh, use each one in a sentence.
Language Arts Focus Book : Strictly No Elephants by: Lisa Mantachev
(go to youtube and type in title with words read aloud and you’ll find it)
Objectives: I can ask and answer questions about key details in a text
I can statements: I can identify the main characters in a story . I can determine the problem and how it was solved
Essential Questions: Who were the main characters in the story? What was the problem and how was it solved?
Phonemic Awareness Objective: Medial Sounds (Say a word and have your child tell you the MIDDLE sound they hear (tip, pace, hope, bed, top, seed, lack, toot, tape, feel, cute, sub, sheep, sip, face, rice, rut, head) I would do six a day
Interesting Vocabulary Words: (In book) club, coax, brave, skunk, directions
Making Connections Ideas:
1. Illustrate the two main characters in the story
2. In the story the kids have different types of pets. Illustrate a pet you have or would like to have.
3. Illustrate yourself being brave and a skunk.
4. Illustrate two of the boy and elephant’s new animal friends.
Writing Prompt: What would be a unique pet you would like to have?