Updates for the Week of January 30

Hello, everyone,

Hope everyone is enjoying the snow while it is here. Before we know, spring will be here.

This week, first grade will be enjoying the story Sam & Dave Dig a Hole. They will practice their select and fill skills in Excel.

Sam & Dave Dig a Hole

Second grade will focus on The Sour Grape, which has the message of how our thoughts and words can have a positive/negative impact on ourselves and others.

They will also practice the merge and fill skills in Excel.

The Sour Grape

3rd graders will focus on making predictions and practicing their typing skills while listening to the realistic fiction story by author Eoin Colfer’s Legend of Spud Murphy.

The Legend of Spud Murphy Chapter 1

Have a wonderful week!

Fondly,

Ms. Suzanne Schug 🙂

Updates for the Week of January 9

Hello, families,

I hope everyone had time to relax and refresh over the break. January is the first month of the year, and its name comes from the Latin word for “door.” Perhaps that’s why January seems to be the time to open doors to new possibilities and new beginnings. After enjoying Ish, by Petter H. Reynolds, 3rd graders will use Kami to create a reflection on a talent they would like to spend more time developing.

1st graders this week will review their copy and paste skills to make a snowman in Google Slides after enjoying the book The Snowman by Raymond Briggs. 2nd graders will use their typing and drawing skills on Kami to reflect on an event in which they helped someone or were helped by someone after enjoying Wolf In the Snow by Matthew Cordell.

Have a wonderful week!

Fondly,

Ms. Schug 🙂

The Snowman
Wolf In the Snow
Ish

Updated for the Week of December 12

Hello, families!

Our media curriculum is focusing on uses technology resources to solve problems or create solutions. Students will using the Kodable program to practice the skill of writing code to have a character complete a path.

Being a problem solver helps develop academic and social skills, especially in reading.

Please encourage your child to show you how to use Kodable at home.

Have a wonderful week!

Ms. Schug

Coding With Kodable through Clever (Student Portal).

Updates for the Week of December 5

Hello, families,

This week, we will complete our tall tale assignments using KAMI, an online document annotation and markup tool, and receive an introduction of Fractured Fairy Tales, which takes a classic fairy tale or children’s story and adds a twist, changes characters, or makes it more modern. Ninja Red Riding Hood is one example.

Have a wonderful week,

Ms. Schug

Ninja Red Riding Hood

The Three Ninja Pigs

Updates for the Week of November 15

Hello families,

This week our technology focus for 1st and second graders will be to become proficient at copying, pasting, and moving objects with the touch pad as they decorate their turkey on their computers.

3rd graders will continue to work on their typing skills in addition to copying, pasting, moving, and rotating objects.

While enjoy some holiday stories – 1st and 2nd graders will be practicing making predictions. 3rd graders will focus on quote accurately from the text and determine the meaning of words or phrases used in the text.

I hope you have time to enjoy the stories that are being read to the children this week. 🙂

A Turkey for Thanksgiving
Turkey Trouble

Thank You, Sarah

Have a wonderful week!

Ms. Suzanne Schug

Updates for the Week of October 31

Hello, families,

We will continue to focus on our Digital Citizenship Skills this week with the focus on listening to our intuition, or our gut, online to help keep us safe, how to build a strong password when visiting sites, and who is part of our online community.

We will also be reading and discussing the themes of the following books:

The Rabbit Listened

Mel Fell

Have a wonderful week!

The Legend of Mackinac Island

🙂

Ms. Schug

Updates for the Week of October 24

Hello families,

We are in our 3rd week of Digital Citizenship Curriculum.

Click to enjoy a video that is part of our curriculum.

Students have been also practicing how to log in to computers and install the Kami App on their computer. This app that Dearborn Public Schools subscribes to will allow them to annotate documents I give them online.

Third grade students are also beginning to take pretest for typing skills. Typing skills are necessary, but is something that is a challenged to teach in our very busy days. When they come to media class, they will have the chance to practice for a few minutes at the start of the class. They will be tracking their progress all year to see their growth. 🙂

In addition, we have been focusing on how the author and illustrator sets the mood in a story. Below are the stories that we have been enjoying.

Once When I Was Scared

The Ghost- Eye Tree

Have a wonderful week! 🙂