This afternoon

Good morning,

We had a wonderful first two days back! Everyone did a great job especially considering they haven’t been in school in almost a whole year. Some suggestions I have are to, make sure your child can put on and zip up their own coat, pack up and unpack their backpack, and practice putting papers in their folders. It is so important to allow them to build their independence with everyday tasks and it makes a big difference when they are at school and are expected to do these things on their own.

Remember our new start time for school on virtual days is 8:40 am. We have an afternoon zoom today, at 12:25. We have Media at 1:00 and our zoom with the social worker at 2:30. There are no more afternoon learning labs. Remember we are completely virtual Wednesday-Friday this week and next.

I’d like to give a huge thank you to Hassan for donating a giant box of Legos to our class so now we can have individual lego bags for each student to use. We appreciate it!!

This afternoon for independent work students will complete the following:

Must do:

  • remaining math problems on pgs. 99-100
  • math exit ticket on page 101
  • work on ELA asynchronous work for the week (posted by group in Language Arts in Schoology)
  • complete three handwriting sheets per week from the packet

May do:

  • zearn lesson
  • Splashmath for 20 minutes
  • Succeed math homework on pgs. 61-64

Have a lovely day 🙂

Tomorrow!

We had a wonderful first day back in the classroom! Tomorrow group B will be in school and group A will be asynchronous. The schedules for the next two weeks are posted with zoom links in schoology. Please note that Ms. Hachem (social worker) has rearranged her schedule to allow for us to keep our same SEL zoom time each Wednesday at 2:30, her zoom link is back on the schedule. Group A you will zoom with me from home at 8:40am tomorrow. Your assignments for the day are in schoology. I will go over them with you in our morning zoom. Keep in mind the specials schedule has changed. Specials will be accessed on their schoology page. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/17YhCcRbbP1Ff6J4jodgXoe8I32215pe8XTgrSa9mPO4/edit?usp=sharing

Group B will be in school tomorrow. Remember to go over the health screener with your child before sending them to school. Drop off starts at 9:30am and dismissal is at 2:20. Please remember to bring the following with you tomorrow:

  • a water bottle with closing lid (drinking fountains are closed, only water bottle refill stations are available)
  • a healthy snack
  • lunch (if not getting school lunch)
  • Practice and Learn math books
  • ELA unit 6 booklet
  • change of clothes in a labeled ziploc
  • all completed work
  • mask

Also, going home with your child are their NWEA scores from the winter. It was recently brought to my attention that they accidentally did not get mailed home. I apologize for that. So you should have received them today in your child’s red take home folder for group A and tomorrow group B will receive them.

Looking forward to another great day tomorrow!

Tomorrow!

Good evening,

I’m so excited for this week! We are back to the classroom! Tomorrow group A will be in school and group B will be asynchronous. I posted the schedules for the next two weeks for each group on Thursday. I have also updated them with zoom links in schoology and below. Group B you will zoom with me from home at 8:40am tomorrow. Your assignments for the day are in schoology. I will go over them with you in our morning zoom. Keep in mind the specials schedule has changed. Specials will be accessed on their schoology page. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/17YhCcRbbP1Ff6J4jodgXoe8I32215pe8XTgrSa9mPO4/edit?usp=sharing

Group A will be in school tomorrow. Remember to go over the health screener with your child before sending them to school. Drop off starts at 9:30am and dismissal is at 2:20. Please remember to bring the following with you tomorrow:

  • a water bottle with closing lid (drinking fountains are closed, only water bottle refill stations are available)
  • a healthy snack
  • lunch (if not getting school lunch)
  • Practice and Learn math books
  • ELA unit 6 booklet
  • change of clothes in a labeled ziploc
  • all completed work
  • mask

Take a deep breath, it’s going to be a great week! Looking forward to seeing all of you 🙂

Please read!

I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. As always, I appreciate all your help during our math test Friday. Overall the class did well, our class average was 94%. To see your child’s score, log on to the math site from schoology the same way you did for the test. It will take you to a welcome screen, if you click on reports on the left side of the screen it will show you how your child did on the test. If you click on it you can see a breakdown of each question and any they got wrong. Please let me know if you have any questions.

When your child is in school each day there are two lunch choices they may choose from or they can bring their own lunch. The choices for Monday and Tuesday this week are halal hamburger and sunbutter PBJ. Students will tell me their choice first thing in the morning.

If you were unable to attend the Parent Meeting on Friday. Please click on the link, read, and familiarize yourself with the new procedures before tomorrow. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xN7aYwjnOBnOj3vI9DGMcGi6KbUniyHZYoutZecvB9Q/edit?usp=sharing

I will post later on with specific details and reminders about tomorrow.

Parent Meeting!

Hello Howe Family!

This is a reminder that we will hold a Parent Meeting this afternoon!

Friday, February 26th from 3:00-3:45 p.m.

Parent Meeting: Safe Return to School

The Return to School Plan is an outline of systems and procedures that we have put in place to ensure that our school community stays safe.  Please read over the information and bring your questions to our Parent Meeting this Friday.

Click the link below to read our Return to School Plan:

Return to School Plan

The zoom link for the Parent Meeting is:

Parent Meeting Zoom Link 2/26/21

Our Parent Meeting will start promptly at 3:00 p.m. and last until 3:45 p.m.

We hope that you can make it and look forward to our continued partnership!

Stay safe and healthy!!

Happy Friday

Good morning,

The Parent Meeting is today, I will post the zoom link a little later. Be sure you read and understand the previous blog post from yesterday about our new hybrid schedules. They start on Monday.

Today in math we will take our Module 4 Mid-Module assessment. Just like with the other math assessments, students will take the assessment online independently without any help. I will read each question to them while they complete it on their own. There are 11 questions. We will do a review first. I will walk them through logging on but I am putting the directions on here also. They may need help with it. Please follow these steps to access the assessment when it is time:

  • Students will login to schoology.
  • Click on the math course.
  • Click on the Great Minds In Sync link at the top of the math page.
  • Click on the login link.
  • Click on Sign in with Google at the bottom.
  • This should take you to the student home page and you should see the Mid-Module assessment up on the top. Click on it.

We do not have an afternoon zoom today, students have a science assignment in schoology. We have Media at 1:00 and Music at 1:30.

This afternoon for independent work students will complete the following:

Must do:

  • Learning Lab folder independent work, see daily calendar
  • complete three handwriting sheets per week from the packet

May do:

  • catch up on zearn lessons
  • Splashmath for 20 minutes
  • catch up on Succeed math homework up to lesson 12

Have a good day!

Hybrid Schedules March 1-12

Good afternoon,

I apologize, this is long, but please read! Please see below for your child’s group and schedule for the next two weeks. Please note the days and times of zoom meetings. Every virtual day we will start school at 8:40am. We will use our regular daily zoom link for all zooms. All students will have full virtual days March 4, 5, 11, and 12 due to staff getting their vaccine. You will get the regular schedule a little later on. Please go to specials teachers schoology pages for all their specials.

Please note that students do not need to bring in any school supplies to in-person days. The school has provided us with the supplies we need. Please bring in all your child’s completed work on their first day of in-person learning. I also ask that students bring in a change of clothes in a ziploc labeled with their first and last name to keep at school just in case. Also for each in person day, students must bring with them the following: 

  • a water bottle with closing lid
  • a healthy snack
  • Practice and Learn math books
  • ELA unit booklet
  • red take home folder (your child will receive this their first day)

Of course students must wear their mask all day at school as well. School chromebooks should stay at home with students for asynchronous days and are not needed in class at all. We will go outside for recess everyday weather permitting and if the temperature with wind chill is 20 degrees or above. If there is snow outside, students should bring boots/snow pants to school in a bag to put on at recess time. We will have plenty of hand sanitizer in the classroom but students may choose to bring in their own bottle to keep at their desk if they wish. For in person days, drop off and pick up is in the front small parking lot under the covered walkway just like in kindergarten. Parents must stay in their cars during these times. Someone will be directing traffic and making sure students know where to go. Drop off is between 9:30-9:40am. After that students will be marked tardy. Please have your child eat breakfast at home since breakfast will not be provided by the school. Snack will be in the afternoon. I will send lunch choices tomorrow. Each morning please go over the health screener with your child (I have included a copy in their red take home folder). If your child has any of the symptoms listed they must stay home. Please call the office if this is the case (313) 827-7000. Pick up is at 2:20pm.

Please email me with any questions you may have. I know this is a lot to take in and we appreciate all your flexibility and understanding during this time. I am looking forward to teaching your child in person! Here are their groups and schedules for the next two weeks.

Group A Schedule: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OwPwlJdbr9lCzcck3-E_ZzhE3VKMRL6nmATryRqR-cY/edit?usp=sharing

Group B Schedule: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1oAhRDzN1oHt-lXPWmGPBC3TJm3TFHn11qmOpy64jJVU/edit?usp=sharing

Group A Monday/ThursdayGroup B Tuesday/Friday
Abdulghani, AhmadArashiro, Joshua
Abueida, BilalDavidson, Eisley
Aleiwe, LanaKhatib, Julia
Karwash, NayaLewis, Elliot
Atoui, RyanMakki, Hassan
Chehab, AnaMatar, Fatima
Glover, NashNasser, Lincoln
Yahya, Amir
Lakkis, Amir

Parent Meeting!

Hello Howe Family!

Don’t forget!  We are having a Parent Meeting this Friday!

Friday, February 26th from 3:00-3:45 p.m.

Click below to find out more information about our Parent Meeting:

Parent Meeting: Safe Return to School

The Return to School Plan is an outline of systems and procedures that we have put in place to ensure that our school community stays safe.  Please read over the information and bring your questions to our Parent Meeting this Friday.

Click the link below to read our Return to School Plan:

Return to School Plan

A zoom link will be posted Friday on the school and teachers’ blogs for the event.

We hope that you can make it and look forward to our continued partnership!

Stay safe and healthy!