There is an issue with google hangouts and google meets that the district is trying to resolve. All teachers have been asked to stop online meets until it is resolved. We will not be able to meet today, yet it might be possible next week! Stay tuned for our next meet. Have a wonderful weekend and thank you again for sending all your child’s hard work!
Mrs. Ross 🙂
Friday: Remember today is spelling test day for the -ug family
by Monday: email or upload to the google classroom the remainder of student work (until my cell phone is fixed).
I hope this message finds you all healthy and safe. It was SO wonderful to see all of your precious babies on Friday’s trial google meet! As we keep moving on during such a difficult time, I look forward to seeing them more in our meetings! This week is going to be our first week adding more subjects to the google classroom. Our grade level has been instructed to work 10-12 minutes a day in the following subject areas: reading, writing, math, science or social studies. Included in the work we do, we will also focus on your child’s fine/gross motor skills, movement and exercise and outdoor exploration! I am combining a lot of our subjects in cross curricular lessons (as usual) to make sure your child is not sitting in from of a computer for hours each day and more like if they were in school.
We will be giving “grades” now for the last report card so it is very important to check the blog and google classroom for meetings and lessons each week. If your child is not completing work I will make sure to get in touch to check on your family and make sure that you are healthy and then to help meet your needs. PLEASE do not hesitate to reach out and email, text or call me if you are having any tech issues or if your child is just plan sad. I am here for ALL of it and we are a team!
NEW BLOG PAGE! This week I have added a NEW blog page with remote learning pics! I just can’t keep all these adorable pictures to myself 🙂 I hope you all enjoy seeing each other and are very proud of all your hard work! Keep them coming you are amazing!
Office Hours: I am required to hold “Office Hours” daily. Mine will be from 11:00am-1:00pm. However, please feel free to contact me when it’s convenient for you and I will get back to you as fast as I can! Please never hesitate to send me an email message or text. I will also ask at the beginning of each google meet if there are any “housekeeping” questions I can answer or write down to ding the answer.
Google Meets/Online lessons: We will meet every Wednesday/Friday at 12:00pm for online lessons as a class! The link will show up on the black and white picture minutes before the meeting to make sure that Mrs. Ross is always supervising the students online. I will also be the last to leave the meeting to make sure I close the link when done. You all were SO helpful on Friday and I thank you SO much for making this feature so easy and accessible for kindergartners.
Bedtime Stories: This week I am going to link seven read alouds from youtube to the google classroom for your children. Some might be from Mrs. Pelaccio and I as well! It is NOT required, but just another way to promote literacy! Feel free to listen to them whenever you want. I am just going to put them under the title of bedtime stories each week to help stay organized.
Dearborn Public Schools Continuity of Learning Plan: If you have not seen it yet, here is the link to the K-12 Remote Learning Plan.
Hope this message finds you and your families well! It has been such a joy seeing all the little faces and hearing all the little voices this week 🙂 Helps me find some joy in this unsure time. I am SO excited to set up our first “google meet” tomorrow at 3:30 pm! We will try and meet up on the google classroom and get all the kinks out before we begin meeting regularly next week. I am hoping by the end of the normal school day we will all be ready to relax and chat together. I am SO excited to see all their adorable faces 🙂 Here is how you are going to get on the google meet:
Log in to Mrs. Ross Kindergarten on the google classroom.
Look for the link (it will be inside the black and white class picture right under the class code.
Click on the link.
You will then be taken to the screen to chat! You will need to make sure that your mic is “on” for us to hear you when speaking and “muted” when listening to a lesson/story from Mrs. Ross or Mrs. Pelaccio or Mrs. Chromicz.
Mrs. Ross will always be the first and last person to be on the chat to ensure it is a safe and professional meeting.
Google Meet Norms:
Log in at the time of the meeting.
Be respectful to the students in the class.
Listen to the teacher when the teacher is speaking.
Mute you microphone when asked.
Log off before the teacher when the meeting is over.
I hope this message finds you well and for those of you who celebrated I hope you had cozy and peaceful Easter with your loved ones. Here is the info you will need to have for the week! All the files have been uploaded to the googleclassroom. I am so excited because I uploaded a lot of digital files this week to make your child’s remote learning effective and easy to attain. This week starts our first week of showing and documenting proof of work for the last semester/reportcard of kidnergarten. I will learn more information at our staff meeting this afternoon and will share it with you as soon as possible. From what we have been told, this week will continue to be a language arts focus so that is what I have shared for your child today. It was lovely to hear so many of your child’s voices last week and I am right here should they be having a hard day and just need to hear a friendly voice. Please, do not hesitate to call me. I love them so much and miss them daily. We are required to be available a certain number of office hours a day, and I will post all our new requirements shortly. But please call or email me ANY time of day that is convenient for you and I will get back to you as soon as possible. I am here with both my children and Ben needs a lot of my time monitoring his sugar levels and insulin/activity to help control his levels but I am always here for your family. 🙂 Sincerely, Mrs. Ross
Language Arts: LA: I have written another language arts lesson plan for you to use for the week with a new trade book! If you have not yet joined our google classroom please do so in order to show your child’s remote learning and hard work! You just need to type in the classroom code to join which is:
Mrs. Ross’s Google Class Code: itm6eu4
Spelling word Family -ot family (cot, dot, got, hot, lot, not, pot, rot, tot, shot) 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: Frogs (by Elizbeth Carney) Week Standard Objective: With prompting and support, identify identify the main topic and retell key details of a text. Weeks “I Can” statements: I can restate the frog life cycle in sequential order. I can state how I grow and change compared to a frog Week Theme: Frogs Essential Questions: Can be asked orally. Remember to encourage your child to respond with complete sentences. Q: How does the author and illustrator help us to understand the frog life cycle? Comprehension Strategy: Making connections 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
*Journal Writing : Connection: All About Frogs! Draw a very detailed picture and write to show facts about frogs. *Poem: Five Speckled Frogs (I read the poem each day with the students identifying sight words we know as well as rhyming words)
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. Enjoy and please do NOT hesitate to reach out with any technical issues! Have a wonderful and SAFE week everyone.
As card marking 3 comes to a close, parents will be accessing report cards through Parent Connect. The district will NOT be mailing home a paper copy to you. It is my understanding that all parents have access to Parent Connect. This is where you can add money to your child’s lunch account, call in absences, view grades, etc.
Since this is a new way of getting the report cards dispersed to families, we are not sure when exactly they will be available, but the goal is by Monday (April 6th). My recommendation for now is to make sure your Parent Connect account is set up and active so when they are released, you will be able to access everything you need. As soon as I know more about the exact date, I will let you all know.
1. How do parents login to ParentConnect?
To login to ParentConnect, parents need their PIN and password; there are 2 options to get this information. Option 1 : Parents go to Dearborn Schools web site then ParentConnect link. If they don’t know the login info, they click (Need Your Login Information) link and it will prompt them to enter their email address as provided to the school and entered in MIStar (Menu/Enrollment/Student Editor/Contacts) and click Submit. This process emails them their PIN and Password.
Option 2 : If parents are unable to receive the email (no email, etc) and administrators need to provide the info, administrators can access MIStar Menu / System / ParentConnect Manager / Contacts Passwords as indicated below. Even though Option 2 is available for administrators, Option 1 is recommended because parents have to login to their email to retrieve the info and you can always add the email in Student Editor/Contacts if missing.
2. What is available in ParentConnect? Following is the information that parents can see in ParentConnect.
How it relates to Report Cards
Attendance Detail Information
Attendance Summary Information
Class Assignment Information
This module represents the Gradebook information. Data is available as soon as teachers update their gradebook. It has been launched for all High Schools, all Middle Schools and Elementary Schools only if elementary teachers shared their gradebook in the setup.
Parent Reported Absence
Report Card Marks
This module represents the Report Cards information. Grades, including comments and notes are available as soon as our office finalizes the processing of the report cards and based on a date that is set for data to display. It has been launched for all High Schools, all Middle Schools and all Elementary Schools that will see a link to the Standard Report Card.
School / Classroom News
Teacher / Counselor Email Links
I hope this helps. If you have any questions or have trouble logging into your account, please contact that Dearborn Help Desk at (313) 827-3030. Unfortunately, I do not have access to any family’s personal login information for Parent Connect.
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.