July 12, 2017

Hello everyone, I hope you’ve been having a good week!

Our class reunion is still on for tomorrow so let’s meet by the Splash Pad at Hemlock park at 11am.

 

Can’t wait to see everyone!

 

~Mrs. Stortini and Ms. Thabet

July 10, 2017

Hello Families!

I hope everyone has been enjoying their summer vacation so far, my family just got back from a week at Camp Dearborn and we had a blast. It was my first time staying there and we will definetly be going back again! Ms. Thabet and I want to see everyone’s faces and hear all about the adventures you have been having this summer, let’s meet up at Hemlock park for a class reunion!

 

Mrs. Stortini and Ms. Thabet’s Class Reunion

Hemlock Park

Thursday, July 13th

11am

 

I’ll post later in the week to let you know where to meet us at the park, comment below to let us know if you can come!

 

~Mrs. Stortini and Ms. Thabet

 

 

June 6, 2017

 

Hello Families!

 

Tomorrow is FIELD DAY! Yay! This year our theme is “Mother Goose Olympics.” The children will be participating in 8 different games all themed to nursery rhymes such as; Humpty Dumpty, Jack Be Nimble, One Two Buckle My Shoe, and Jack and Jill! Please make sure to dress your child for the weather as we will be outside for a large part of the morning. GYM SHOES ONLY PLEASE!

Have a great evening!

~Mrs. Stortini and Ms. Thabet

 

June 5, 2017

 

 

Hello Families!

Our third annual Trike-A-Thon was held at Cotter last Thursday morning. With summer vacation quickly approaching children will be outside playing so we took this opportunity to discuss bike safety. The children participated in four lessons through out the week; 1. Always wear your helmet, 2. Watch out for driveways, 3. Never ride in the street, 4. Look where you’re going.

At the end of the week children were able to practice what they learned by riding tricycles in the circle drive of our school! When our turn was over we celebrated with popsicles and stayed to cheer on other classes in our school! It was a fun morning and the weather was beautiful. Please enjoy these pictures form the trike-a-thon!

 

 

Can’t wait to see everyone at our end of year celebration on Thursday at 1:30pm in our classroom!

 

Have a great day!

~Mrs. Stortini and Ms. Thabet

May 31, 2017

Hello Families!

For the last 6 weeks our class has been participating in a nutrition program sponsored by the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan. Each week the children followed our broccoli super hero Regie Rainbow on his adventures through islands of different colors. At each island we tried different fruits and vegetables to earn our “power stripes”  and participated in exercises to make our bodies strong. The program culminated this week with a visit from Regie himself!

Regie came to our school to read the children a story and talk about making healthy choices for food and exercise. Regie even had time to join us for a bit during work time!

If you are interested in learning more about the Regie Rainbow program please check out the link posted below:

Regie’s Rainbow Adventure

If your children would like to see Regie again he will be at the Allen Park Meijer store this Saturday! Make sure to check it out!

 

 

Have a great day!

~Mrs. Stortini and Ms. Thabet

 

 

March 22, 2017

Hello Families!

 

It’s home visit week, yay! Ms. Thabet and I are so excited to visit with everyone and talk about the growth your child has made during the school year. We will also be discussing strategies to utilize over the summer with your child in preparation for Kindergarten. Appointment time reminders went home Thursday afternoon, if you are unsure of your time please check your child’s folder for the note or email me at stortij@dearbornschools.org.

Enjoy your Memorial Day Weekend and we will see everyone back at school on Tuesday, May 30th!

 

 

~Mrs. Stortini and Ms. Thabet

April 28, 2017

Hello Families!

Thank you so much for joining us yesterday the the University of Michigan-Dearborn Environmental Interpretive Center! I was a bit nervous about the weather at first, but the rain held out and we had a beautiful morning walking through the trail and visiting the pond. We had a short lesson about what type of animals live in the pond and then used nets to scoop out a sample of water and plants to explore. We found so many tadpoles and different species of water bugs! The children were also able to see several adult frogs and two different types of turtles.

 

 

 

Reminders for next week:

  1. Spring home visits will be May 22- May25th. The sign up sheet will be available in our classroom Monday morning. We can’t wait to come visit with everyone in their home!

 

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Stortini and Ms. Thabet

Thank you Dr. Maleyko!

Hello Families!

As if a field trip this morning wasn’t exciting enough, the children enjoyed an interactive reading of the story The Hungry Thing by Ann G. Seidler and Jan Slepian this afternoon! We discussed rhyming words and how we know two words rhyme when they sound the same at the end.

Thank you Dr. Maleyko for coming to read to our school!

 

Stay tuned tomorrow for pictures from our field trip to the U of M – Dearborn Environmental Interpretive Center, thank you so  much for joining us this morning and have a great weekend!

 

~Mrs. Stortini and Ms. Thabet

 

 

April 24, 2017

Hello Families!

Ms. Thabet and I are excited to be back after our enjoyable and educational trip to the HighScope International Conference and Michigan Association of the Education of Young Children. This Thursday will be our field trip to the University of Michigan- Dearborn Environmental Interpretive Center. I have had several questions about where the building is located on U of M-D’s campus so I am providing a link with a map for everyone to take a look at. I am also including some pictures of my class from last year so you can see the awesome activities we will be participating in!

 

Here is the link for the map and driving directions: Map and Directions

 

Here are some pictures from last year, don’t forget to dress your child and yourself for the weather! See you Thursday!

 

Have a great day!

~Mrs. Stortini and Ms. Thabet