December 3, 2018

Based on Public Law 306 (October 2016), third grade students who are more than a year below grade level on the state ELA assessment are under consideration for retention in third grade.  Dearborn Public Schools staff in elementary schools have been systematically planning to ensure that teachers have the training to teach reading effectively and that students receive small group instruction based on their needs.  The current year second graders are the first group to potentially be impacted by the legislation.
You are invited to join the district task force to strengthen the planning process and to ensure that the community is informed and engaged in the success of every student.
If you would like to participate, please click here to complete the survey.

November 26, 2018

Hello families!

Welcome back, and I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving break! We had so much fun playing outside in the snow this morning, the snowflakes were so big and fluffy! If you have not done so already please send your child’s snow gear back to school so they can use it during outside time.

 

Have a great afternoon!

Mrs. Stortini and Ms. Thabet

November 16, 2018

Hello families!

Mr. Paul from Classroom Critters joined us this week with his menagerie of magnificent animals! The children were excited to learn about where the animals live, what they eat, and the sounds they make.

 

 

A few reminders for next week:

~Please send in winter snow gear for your child if you have not done so already; snow pants, snow gloves, snow boots, a hat, and winter jacket.

~No school November 21-23rd. Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Have a great weekend!

~Mrs. Stortini and Ms. Thabet

November 7, 2018

Hello families!

 

I have updated three pages on our blog. You can now find the district calendar on the 2018-2019 district calendar page. All conference appointment times have been added to the conference page, and I have included a brief description of what we are during this week during Daily 5 along with some pictures on the Daily 5 page.

 

If your conference appointment is tomorrow I have included a reminder in your child’s folder. The list can also be found outside our door as well as on the conference page at the top of the blog.

 

Have a great afternoon!

~Mrs. Stortini and Ms. Thabet

November 2, 2018

Hello families!

This week we focused on math and science skills while exploring pumpkins. The children made predictions about the circumference of their pumpkins (how far around) with string and then tested their ideas by comparing them to the size. The next day we measured our pumpkins using unifix cubes and counted how many cubes high each pumpkin was. Lastly, the children created hypotheses (guesses) about what was inside of their pumpkins and then opened them to see if they were correct.

 

   

 

 

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent teacher conferences will be Thursday November 8th and November 15th. Please click on the conference tap at the top of the page for your child’s time. The list is posted outside our classroom door and a reminder will be sent home in your child’s folder as well.

 

Election Day

There will be no school Tuesday, November 6th for Election Day.

 

Half Day

Thursday, NOvember 8th will be a half day of school for children. Ms. Thabet and I will be holding Parent Teacher Conferences in the afternoon.

 

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Stortini and Ms. Thabet

October 29, 2018

Hello Families!

Wednesday, October 31st will be PAJAMA DAY for our school! Children may come to school in pajamas if they choose. Please NO SLIPPERS as we will still be going outside to play in the playground.

 

Have a great day!

Mrs. Stortini and Ms. Thabet

October 26, 2018

Hello Families!

This week Daily Five bags were sent home in your child’s backpack. These are books that students have chosen and are reading during Read to Self in the afternoon. Please read these books together over the weekend and return the bags to school on Monday.

 

Thank you so much for joining us at our monthly parent meeting last week. We talked about the importance of independence and practiced self-help skills such as opening snack/cereal, putting on/zipping coats, and writing names.

 

This week during small group time we focused on the math concepts of sorting and patterning. Child were given various toys such as; counting bears, links, unifix cubes, and letter cubes. They worked individually and in groups to create patterns and groupings by size, shape, and/or color.

 

A few reminders for next week:

  • Check your child’s folder every night.
  • Please return daily 5 bags to school on Monday.
  • As soon as you have snow clothes for your child you may send them to school. Some examples are; snow jacket, snow pants, snow boots, hat, snow gloves.

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Stortini and Ms. Thabet

 

October 8, 2018

Hello Families!

Picture day is tomorrow! Please make sure to return your picture envelope to school sealed with a check or exact change inside, or pay online at lifetouch.com. Ms. Thabet and I WILL NOT be able to make change in the morning.

 

The website for paying online is: lifetouch.com

Our Picture Day ID is: LM748262Y0

 

 

Thank you!

Mrs. Stortini and Ms. Thabet

 

 

September 24, 2018

Hello families, two quick updates:

Library books went home in backpacks today, please read these book together with your child and return them to school by Thursday.

 

Secondly, we have been having a bit of a problem in the bathroom these past two weeks. Many children are still struggling to use the bathroom by themselves during the school day. Please continue to work on this skill at home. For example; washing/drying hands, taking clothing on and off, and cleaning themselves.

 

Thank you so much for your help, and have a great evening!

~Mrs. Stortini and Ms. Thabet