Science Night

Science Night

You are invited to

Miller’s Family Science and Engineering Night

On Monday, February 26

4:00-5:15 PM

Students will participate in different science and engineering activities including Stomp Rockets, Meet an Engineer, Hot Wheels, Team Up, Legos, Sound Room, Magnet Room, Assembly Line, Flying Room, and much more!

All activities are free. Students must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Response to Intervention and MTSS

Response to Intervention and MTSS

Want to learn more about MTSS and response to intervention?  Check out these awesome webpages for resources and more information!  If you need more information, don’t forget to ask your friendly school psychologist!

Wayne County RESA guidance:

http://www.resa.net/specialeducation/rti/

Intervention Central behavior and academic interventions:

http://interventioncentral.org/

Test taking tips!

Test taking tips!

Here are the top ten tips to success!

1. Have a Positive Attitude
Approach the big test as you’d approach a giant jigsaw puzzle. It might be tough, but you can do it! A positive attitude goes a long way toward success.

2. Make a Plan
The week before the test, ask your teacher what the test is going to cover. Is it from the textbook only? Class notes? Can you use your calculator? If you’ve been absent, talk to friends about material you may have missed. Make a list of the most important topics to be covered and use that as a guide when you study. Circle items that you know will require extra time. Be sure to plan extra time to study the most challenging topics.

3. The Night Before
Cramming doesn’t work. If you’ve followed a study plan, the night before the test you should do a quick review and get to bed early. Remember, your brain and body need sleep to function well, so don’t stay up late!

4. The Morning of the Test
Did you know that you think better when you have a full stomach? So don’t skip breakfast the morning of the test. Get to school early and do a ten-minute power study right before the test, so your brain is turned on and tuned up.

5. Test Time
Before the test begins, make sure you have everything you’ll need – scratch paper, extra pencils, your calculator (if you’re allowed to use it). Understand how the test is scored: Do you lose points for incorrect answers? Or is it better to make guesses when you’re not sure of the answer? Read the instructions! You want to make sure you are marking answers correctly.

6. Manage Your Time
Scan through the test quickly before starting. Answering the easy questions first can be a time saver and a confidence builder. Plus, it saves more time in the end for you to focus on the hard stuff.

7. I’m Stuck!
Those tricky problems can knock you off balance. Don’t get worried or frustrated. Reread the question to make sure you understand it, and then try to solve it the best way you know how. If you’re still stuck, circle it and move on. You can come back to it later. What if you have no idea about the answer? Review your options and make the best guess you can, but only if you don’t lose points for wrong answers.

8. Multiple-Choice Questions

The process of elimination can help you choose the correct answer in a multiple-choice question. Start by crossing off the answers that couldn’t be right. Then spend your time focusing on the possible correct choices before selecting your answer.

9. Neatness Counts
If your 4s look like 9s, it could be a problem. Be sure that your writing is legible and that you erase your mistakes. For machine-scored tests, fill in the spaces carefully.

10. I’m Done!
Not so fast – when you complete the last item on the test, remember that you’re not done yet. First, check the clock and go back to review your answers, making sure that you didn’t make any careless mistakes (such as putting the right answer in the wrong place or skipping a question). Spend the last remaining minutes going over the hardest problems before you turn in your test.

New GSRP Opportunities…

New GSRP Opportunities…
Attention: Families with Preschool age children who are 4 years of age by December 1, 2017.  There is an immediate possibility of free full day preschool beginning in January 2018 in the Dearborn Public Schools (next month). The family must be eligible based on risk factors and not currently enrolled in a GSRP program.  If interested, families may pick up an application at the Cotter Early Childhood Center, 13020 Osborn or call Nadia Berry at 313-827-6150.
Please respond immediately as slots are limited.
Families must live in the city of Dearborn.
Please forward this to all Dearborn families with 4 year olds.

Here at 10 tips for parent to support their kids!

Here at 10 tips for parent to support their kids!

http://mlschoolpsych.com/

1. Be a listener. Children crave opportunities to share their thoughts and feelings. Listen without judging. Remember, listening does not mean agreeing!!! Children who feel understood are more likely to listen to what adults have to say.

2. Stay positive. We all need to feel recognized for the things we do right! Offer   compliments for effort and good choices.


3. Be a role model. Children learn from watching those around them. Demonstrate strategies for dealing with stress, anger, or anxiety. When you demonstrate coping skills, describe what you are doing and why you are doing it. 

4. Be patient. Sometimes children need time and many, many reminders to learn a skill. Hang in there! Sometimes children demonstrate that they have gotten the hang of things just when we are about to give up!

5. Set boundaries. Children need to hear the word “no.” Be clear about what is and is not allowed. Although children may not like rules, they feel safest when boundaries are clear. Explain that rules are set by you, not the television, children’s friends, etc.

 

 


6. Set fair, but high expectations. Ask your children that they be the best they can be. Every child has his or her own strengths and weaknesses. Teach your child to discover what he or she is capable of. Then expect no more, or no less.

7. Say no to power struggles.
Sometimes children test limits. When upset they might argue, fight, and debate (sound familiar?). Offer matter of fact responses. Suggest time to cool down. Be clear about your expectations, stay calm, and avoid engaging the child in his or her attempt to argue.

8. Reinforce values. Discuss what it means to be a kind, caring, compassionate, and thoughtful person. Talk about everyday ways to demonstrate good character.

9. Communicate your thoughts and feelings. Explain what you think is right. Explain where you stand and why. Talk about how your child’s actions make you feel (good or bad).

10. Be flexible.
Being organized is great, but when life gets unpredictable, demonstrate how to be a problem solver and “go with the flow.” It never hurts to have a “Plan B” to fall back on!