Miss. Shapas's Blog

Dearborn Public Schools

Week of 2-11-2019

Dear Families,

Hip hip hooray the 100th day AND Valentine’s Day are coming! We are going to have a short but busy week. Here is everything you need to know. If there are any modifications or new info I’ll update you as soon as possible. I will send any updates of school information as they come. Have a wonderful week!

Ms Shapas 🙂

Thursday February 14th: Half day for students (Make sure Valentine’s Day cards come to school with your child in the morning!) with an AM dismissal at 11:45 am.

NO School/Mid-Winter Break: Friday, February 15th and Monday, February 18th 

100th Day:  Tuesday we will celebrate our 100th Day of school! Feel free to join us for some fun stations in the afternoon from about 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm. You child is encouraged (but no pressure) to dress up as the 100 year old version of themselves. This is easy to do if your child wears their own clothing, and mom helps draw a few lines on their face with an eyeliner pencil for wrinkles and makes their hair grey with baby powder or costume spray! Girls can wear their hair in buns, little sweaters over dresses, socks over tights and rollers in their hair. In the past boys have worn track suits, collard shirts and sweater vests, suspenders, bow ties and fake glasses and slicked their hair back 🙂. I found it helpful to google 100th Day old people on Google. I We will be doing 100th day themed activities sprinkled throughout the day and enjoy a 100th day trail mix snack. I put out a sign up genius last week Friday. Thank you to the parents who volunteered to buy snacks. I will by the remaining snacks and activities tonight. I think it would be fun to order some pizza for the kiddos for after the stations so it you would like to donate something for the celebration they can bring in $1 towards the pizza but no pressure. Thank you in advance for your generosity and all for your help making our 100th Day so special! I am SO excited to see your child’s 100th Day posters this week!

*Station Volunteers: We are going to need 6 parent volunteers to run our six stations at the 100th Day Celebration. If you are interested, please reply below 🙂 If we have more than 6 parents interested that’s wonderful because they could use more than one parent to help at them! Thank you in advance for your help and support as ALWAYS!

*please keep an eye out for the weather and school closings-it looks like we will get some winter storms headed our way. In case of school closings, we will have the 100th day party the following day of school.

Valentine’s Day: Thursday is Valentine’s Day! If your child would like to bring in a Valentine for the class that would be so kind of them 🙂 We have 19 students in our class and the easiest way to do this is to just simply write “from (your child’s name)” on the card. If your child would like to include a small treat with it, please make sure that they are individually wrapped and small enough to fit into a paper lunch bag.

Field Trip: Thank you SO much to all the students that have turned in their field trip permission slips and media consent form last week! Thursday in school, we will be picking the chaperones from a hat so make sure they are in. We are allowed four parents with us in the educational center.

Homework: This week your child will receive a math game to put in their math binder and the next 5 lessons in math.

*Popcorn: No school on Friday or Monday for mid winter break so popcorn will resume after the break.

*Library check out: This week we have check out. Please help your child place their books in the backpacks Monday night!

*Reading Packs: Make sure your child is spending about 10-15 minutes reading at night on Raz-Kids and the books, letters/words you find in the reading packs. This will help your child SO much reviewing their personal bags each night! All bags have been switched so make sure you child is practicing books they receive this week.

LA Books: Informational books and books about kindness this month.

LLI Reading Program: This week we will begin the second round of LLI instruction. If your child is exiting the program you will receive a note from the teacher. I will also be sending a note if your child will begin working with myself and Mrs. Pelaccio for the second half of the school year. THANK YOU to all of the families for taking SUCH good care of the leveled books so that we could all share them.

Writing Topic: This week we will continue writing letters to make a card for someone we love. In addition, we will be writing about when we are 100 years old to accompany our 100th day celebration!

Spelling-et family (*bet, *jet, *let, set, *wet, net, let, get, met, pet, set) Test will be Thursday morning because of the short week!

Sight Words: put, on (also on spelling test Thursday for extra bonus points)

-words with a * are definitely on the test, I will add two cold words to make a total of 6 words on the spelling test on Fridays (this week will be on Thursday). I have included many -et words though because we always work on as many as we can think of during Daily 5 literacy lessons 🙂 The class is doing SO well with these! In addition there will be the two “sight words of the week” to make sure we keep learning the sight words on the Dolch List!

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