June 5

Happy End of School Year 2019-2020!

Hello families, it has been a pleasure being your child’s teacher this school year! While we have missed seeing everyone in person it has been amazing watching all of the hard work you and your families have been doing at home during this difficult time. Your pictures and videos make me smile, I am so glad you are my students! ❤❤❤

Homeschool Heroes

It was lovely getting to see this smiling faces at certificate pick up!

Summer Activity Calendar

Here are some ideas to keep the learning going and stay active over the break. I love you all and have an amazing summer vacation!🤩😎☀️

June 4

Learning Activities for Thursday, June 4th

Last Days of School

This will be the last week of school for GSRP for new material, we will use next week to ccelebrate and catch up on missing work!

Preschool Registration for Next Year

Dearborn schools GSRP will be handing out applications at Cotter Early Childhood Center today, June 3 and Thursday, June 4 from 12 to 2 PM. We are located at 13020 Osborn. Please come in off of Osborn and wait in line as you come through the bus loop. You do not need to exit your car a staff member will be out there to assist you.If you currently have an application and all your information that is needed with the application continue to look on our website and other social media for upcoming registration dates.

End of Year Certificates

Last day to pick up End of Year items will be today, June 4th from 12-2pm at Cotter. Ms Thabet and I will be there and we can’t wait to see you! When you come please bring Daily 5 bags and library books to turn in. Thank you!

Parent/Teacher Phone Calls

Ms. Thabet and I will be calling families this week to check in and answer any questions you might have before the end of the school year. If you see a blocked number it might be us! 😁 We hope you are having a good week and are looking forward to talking to you!

At Home Resources

PBS Kids

Click on the link below to explore PBS Kids Learning Resources; virtual field trips, educational shows, learning prompts, and writing activities.

https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/student/

The Dad Lab: Science Experiments

DadLab has some great at home experiments for kids!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc_-hy0u9-oKlNdMKHBudcQ

Cosmic Kids: Yoga, Meditation and Storytelling with Movement

We have used Cosmic Kids throughout our virtual journey, if your children loved a video go ahead and revisit it, or explore something new!

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Super Simple Songs

Here is the channel Super Simple Songs, the more nursery rhymes and songs your child learns before Kindergarten the better they will do with reading!

https://www.youtube.com/user/SuperSimpleSongs

Homeschool Heroes

Letter of the Week

Work Time

Turn off those screens and play with some toys, color, paint… anything you can think of!

Planning Time (5 minutes): Build your child’s ability to organize their time by having them make a “plan” with you about what they would like to play with.  Children do this everyday with us at school. It helps children learn to organize their thoughts. Adults make plans all the time to organize their thoughts (shopping lists are made before going to the grocery store, to do lists are made to help plan your day etc..).  

Work Time (45-60 minutes): During work time kids play WITHOUT ELECTRONICS.  Kids can use toys to pretend play, build, and create.

Clean Up (about 15 minutes):  Kids clean up the mess they have made while playing.

Recall Time (5 minutes): Build your child’s memory of events by having your child tell you what they did while they played (ask “tell me how you did that” or “what did you do next?”)

Assignment

Two more days until we are done for the summer!

1.Today we’re going to listen to a story called “Kangaroo Kazoo.” As you listen, say the K sound “kah” and make tally marks on your whiteboard for the words you hear that begin with the letter Kk.

2. Count your tally marks and write that number on your whiteboards.

Example: If I made 45 tally marks so I would write the number “45.”

3.Read together for 20 minutes.

4. Get outside, go for a walk or play in your backyard! If you can’t sing and dance along with Looby Loo Kangaroo!

Have a great day!

June 3

Learning Activities for Wednesday, June 3rd

Last Days of School

This will be the last week of school for GSRP for new material, we will use next week to ccelebrate and catch up on missing work!

Preschool Registration for Next Year

Dearborn schools GSRP will be handing out applications at Cotter Early Childhood Center today, June 3 and Thursday, June 4 from 12 to 2 PM. We are located at 13020 Osborn. Please come in off of Osborn and wait in line as you come through the bus loop. You do not need to exit your car a staff member will be out there to assist you.If you currently have an application and all your information that is needed with the application continue to look on our website and other social media for upcoming registration dates.

End of Year Certificates

Cotter will be having a drive through today, June 3rd (My birthday!🎂🥳) and Thursday, June 4th from 12-2pm for parents to come pick up End of Year certificates, any materials your child may have left at school, as well as a small gift from Ms. Thabet and I. When you come please bring daily 5 bags and library books to turn in. I will be at Cotter on Thursday, but you can turn in materials on Wednesday as well. Thank you!

Parent/Teacher Phone Calls

Ms. Thabet and I will be calling families this week to check in and answer any questions you might have before the end of the school year. If you see a blocked number it might be us! 😁 We hope you are having a good start to the week and are looking forward to talking to you!

Transitioning to Next Year

Resources for Families

Sesame Street Caring Communities: Health Emergencies:  https://sesamestreetincommunities.org/topics/health-emergencies/ Ready Rosie: Healthy at Home:  Available in English and Spanish: https://healthyathome.readyrosie.com/en/activity-lists/ When I have to wear a mask social story:  https://youtu.be/lnP-uMn6q_UGreet Someone without Touching: https://youtu.be/OMg6t-z8KEIWhen Children feel worried: https://youtu.be/cHdNB6zqewUWhen Children feel worried in Spanish:  https://youtu.be/Ya_4ajJ52Pk 

Highlights @ Home

Highlights shares weekly posts of activities you can do during the summer with your children.

  • Puzzles to Solve
  • Stories to Read
  • Active Play Ideas
  • Crafts to Make
  • Ideas for Community
  • Writing, Drawing and Conversation Prompts

To navigate and find more lesson, check their website each week or you can use the arrow at the top of their webpage.

https://blog.highlights.com/highlights-at-home?page=1&utm_campaign=email_school_20200528_hathome_na_0_v1_am_teacher&utm_source=school&utm_content=10Banner&j=493283&e=ABDELLA@DEARBORNSCHOOLS.ORG&l=131_HTML&u=30318195&mid=7231811&jb=992&utm_medium=email&esid=105180333&j=493283&smtrctid=105180333

Homeschool Heroes

Letter of the Week

Work Time

Turn off those screens and play with some toys, color, paint… anything you can think of!

Planning Time (5 minutes): Build your child’s ability to organize their time by having them make a “plan” with you about what they would like to play with.  Children do this everyday with us at school. It helps children learn to organize their thoughts. Adults make plans all the time to organize their thoughts (shopping lists are made before going to the grocery store, to do lists are made to help plan your day etc..).  

Work Time (45-60 minutes): During work time kids play WITHOUT ELECTRONICS.  Kids can use toys to pretend play, build, and create.

Clean Up (about 15 minutes):  Kids clean up the mess they have made while playing.

Recall Time (5 minutes): Build your child’s memory of events by having your child tell you what they did while they played (ask “tell me how you did that” or “what did you do next?”)

Assignment

Only three more days until we say goodbye to this school year. Today we’re going to read a story called, “Look out Kindergarten, Here I come!” It might look familiar, this is the story I read when we had our class google hangout a few weeks ago!

  1. Today I want you to think about what you want to be when you grow up. A doctor, a lawyer, a florist, a teacher, a ballerina, a business owner? You can be anything you set your mind to! In your journal today draw a write about what you want to be when you grow up. I can’t wait to see the pictures!

2. It’s my birthday today! Draw a birthday cake, guess how old I am and draw that number of candles on it. When you’re done write that number and send me a picture. I can’t wait to see your guesses! 😁🎂

  • Ex. If you think I’m 7, draw 7 candles and write the number 7.
  • Ex. If you think I’m 100, draw 100 candles ans write the number 100.

3. Read together for 20 minutes.

4. Get outside, go for a walk or play in your backyard! If you can’t, shake your sillies out with the Learning Station!

Have a great day!

June 2

Learning Activities for Tuesday, June 2nd

Last Days of School

This will be the last week of school for GSRP for new material, we will use next week to ccelebrate and catch up on missing work!

End of Year Certificates

Cotter will be having a drive through on Wednesday, June 3rd (My birthday!) and Thursday, June 4th from 12-2pm for parents to come pick up End of Year certificates, any materials your child may have left at school, as well as a small gift from Ms. Thabet and I.

Parent/Teacher Phone Calls

Ms. Thabet and I will be calling families this week to check in and answer any questions you might have before the end of the school year. If you see a blocked number it might be us! 😁 We hope you are having a good start to the week and are looking forward to talking to you!

Talking to Your Children about Germs, Wearing a Mask and Covid-19

I have included some links and topics to discuss with your children going into the fall school year. If we are in the buildings in the fall it is likely your children will have to wear masks as well as the teachers and staff. Please prepare your children for this, otherwise it can be a bit scary/overwhelming if they do not know what to expect.

Tips for Teaching Children about Wearing a Mask

  • Practice wearing a mask in your house before you go in public
  • Talk with your children about how it feels around their ears and that it might be warm to wear. Let them know it is normal and they will still be able to breathe.
  • Help your child get used to the idea that other people will also be wearing masks by making some for stuffed animals or dolls in your home to wear.
  • Use a simple story to explain the importance of the masks. Use the story to remind your children that the other people wearing masks are doing their part to keep you safe, so we don’t need to be scared or anxious when we see people wearing masks in public.

Letter of the Week

Work Time

Turn off those screens and play with some toys, color, paint… anything you can think of!

Planning Time (5 minutes): Build your child’s ability to organize their time by having them make a “plan” with you about what they would like to play with.  Children do this everyday with us at school. It helps children learn to organize their thoughts. Adults make plans all the time to organize their thoughts (shopping lists are made before going to the grocery store, to do lists are made to help plan your day etc..).  

Work Time (45-60 minutes): During work time kids play WITHOUT ELECTRONICS.  Kids can use toys to pretend play, build, and create.

Clean Up (about 15 minutes):  Kids clean up the mess they have made while playing.

Recall Time (5 minutes): Build your child’s memory of events by having your child tell you what they did while they played (ask “tell me how you did that” or “what did you do next?”)

Assignment

We’re getting close to the end of the school year, only a few more days! Today we’re going to read a story called, “The Night Before Kindergarten.”

1. What are you looking forward to the most about next year? In your journal draw a picture and write about what you think you will do in your new classroom next year. When you’re done take a picture of your journal and send it to me!

2. Try your hand at Monster Mansiom Match!

https://www.abcya.com/games/monster_match

3.Read together for 20 minutes.

4.Get outside, go for a walk or play in your backyard! If you can’t get your body moving with the Body Boogie!

Have a great day!

June 1

Learning Ativities for Monday, June 1st

Last Days of School

This will be the last week of school for GSRP for new material, we will use next week to ccelebrate and catch up on missing work!

End of Year Certificates

Cotter will be having a drive through on Wednesday, June 3rd (My birthday!) and Thursday, June 4th for parents to come pick up End of Year certificates, any materials your child may have left at school, as well as a small gift from Ms. Thabet and I.

Kindergarten Information

Your child is already registered for kindergarten. I will be moving all of the paperwork that you turned in for preschool to the school for kindergarten. IF you have moved at any point through the year, it is your duty to inform the school and meet district requirements. I do forward on correct addresses, so they will know and will be asking for the required paperwork. If you have not moved, then you are all set. Below is a short slide show about what to expect for K, ideas for the summer, and information from the school nurses about medical needs. If you have any questions about this information you can ask, Just let me know if you need anything! This is like our parent meeting, without the part where I have to stand and talk to you for 20 minutes. 🙂🙂

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FN6urQ7ZsYJG58e-iuI6MBKOi1pSrCdk/view vaccinations link
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GJ26ViPiKBmBG_YC0R_ccQZ_WtdVnSl3/view health appraisal form
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XKvRYAny1aqp0Vx3xyyQTGldCq8EfCsZ2hnqnGoIifM/edit medication authorization form
https://dearbornschools.org/services/medications-at-school/ Medications at school link
https://dearbornschools.org/departments/school-nurses/ school nurses contact info

Letter of the Week

Our letter of the week is Kk! K says “kah” like kite, Kansas, and Kindergarten!

Work Time

Turn off those screens and play with some toys, color, paint… anything you can think of!

Planning Time (5 minutes): Build your child’s ability to organize their time by having them make a “plan” with you about what they would like to play with.  Children do this everyday with us at school. It helps children learn to organize their thoughts. Adults make plans all the time to organize their thoughts (shopping lists are made before going to the grocery store, to do lists are made to help plan your day etc..).  

Work Time (45-60 minutes): During work time kids play WITHOUT ELECTRONICS.  Kids can use toys to pretend play, build, and create.

Clean Up (about 15 minutes):  Kids clean up the mess they have made while playing.

Recall Time (5 minutes): Build your child’s memory of events by having your child tell you what they did while they played (ask “tell me how you did that” or “what did you do next?”)

Assignment

Can you believe it’s almost time for Kindergarten?! It doesn’t seem thatlong ago we were just meeting eachother for the first time.

  1. What did you enjoy about being in our classroom this year? In your journal draw a write about your favorite thing you did this ear in preschool! When you’re done send me a picture so I can see!
  2. Count 5 things in your house/neighborhood that begin with the letter Kk.
  3. Read together for 20 minutes.
  4. Get outside, go for a walk or play in the backyard! If you can’t get your body moving by running the red carpet with McPufferson from GoNoodle because you are all superstars!

Have a great day!

May 29

Learning Activities for Friday, May 29th

Office Hours

My office hours will be 3-6pm Monday-Thursday. This is the time I will be answering emails, responding to Remind messages, making phone calls, etc. If you message me earlier in the day I will reply between 3-6pm. If you message me after 6pm I will reply the next day between 3-6pm.

Homeschool Heroes

Letter of the Week

Can you find the capital M’s and lowercase m’s in our friends’ names? Practice writing the names that have Mm’s in them.

Amira

Lilliana

Yasmine

Maryam

Marah

Malkeh

Rahaf

Zaina

Roaa

Fatima

Nooh

Stortini

Thabet

Haidar

Abbas

Jaifar

Saleh

Saleh

Work Time

Turn off those screens and play with some toys, color, paint… anything you can think of!

Planning Time (5 minutes): Build your child’s ability to organize their time by having them make a “plan” with you about what they would like to play with.  Children do this everyday with us at school. It helps children learn to organize their thoughts. Adults make plans all the time to organize their thoughts (shopping lists are made before going to the grocery store, to do lists are made to help plan your day etc..).  

Work Time (45-60 minutes): During work time kids play WITHOUT ELECTRONICS.  Kids can use toys to pretend play, build, and create.

Clean Up (about 15 minutes):  Kids clean up the mess they have made while playing.

Recall Time (5 minutes): Build your child’s memory of events by having your child tell you what they did while they played (ask “tell me how you did that” or “what did you do next?”)

Assignment

It’s field trip Friday! Since we’ve been learning about flowers and plants, this week we’re going to take a tour of a farm with Blippi!

1.What was your favorite part of the farm? Draw a picture and write a sentence about the field trip in your journal. Send me. Picture so I can see!

2.Read together for 20 minutes.

3.Get outside, go for a walk or play in the backyard! If you can’t choose something new from the “at home learning” ideas page at the top of the blog.

Have a great day!

May 28

Learning Activities for Thursday, May 28th

Office Hours

My office hours will be 3-6pm Monday-Thursday. This is the time I will be answering emails, responding to Remind messages, making phone calls, etc. If you message me earlier in the day I will reply between 3-6pm. If you message me after 6pm I will reply the next day between 3-6pm.

Homeschool Heroes

Letter of the Week

How many things can you find in your house that begin with the letter Mm?

Work Time

Turn off those screens and play with some toys, color, paint… anything you can think of!

Planning Time (5 minutes): Build your child’s ability to organize their time by having them make a “plan” with you about what they would like to play with.  Children do this everyday with us at school. It helps children learn to organize their thoughts. Adults make plans all the time to organize their thoughts (shopping lists are made before going to the grocery store, to do lists are made to help plan your day etc..).  

Work Time (45-60 minutes): During work time kids play WITHOUT ELECTRONICS.  Kids can use toys to pretend play, build, and create.

Clean Up (about 15 minutes):  Kids clean up the mess they have made while playing.

Recall Time (5 minutes): Build your child’s memory of events by having your child tell you what they did while they played (ask “tell me how you did that” or “what did you do next?”)

Assignment

I have seen so many flowers popping up in my neighborhood now that the weather has been warm! I planted flower seeds in a pot on my back deck and they are starting to sprout. I can’t wait to see what color flowers they grow into!

1.In our story today we read about planting a rainbow, so we are going to work on writing our colors. Take your sidewalk chalk outside and practice writing the colors of the rainbow! If the weather is yucky you can use crayons or markers inside. Try to write:

  • Red
  • Orange
  • Yellow
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Purple
  • Black
  • Brown

2.For math today we are going to play follow me! Have your brother/sister/mom/dad do a motion like 5 jumping jacks and you copy them. Parents you could write a number on your whiteboard and they have to do the action that many times. Here are some ideas.

  • Hop on one leg 3 times   
  • Hop on both legs 20 times
  • Crawl for 1 minute       
  • 6 pushups
  • Do 4 somersaults       
  • Clap 15 times   

3. Read together for 20 minutes.

4. Get outside and go for a walk or play in your backyard! If you can’t, get your body moving with some Cosmic Kids yoga.

Have a great day!

May 27

Learning Activities for Wednesday, May 27th

Office Hours

My office hours will be 3-6pm Monday-Thursday. This is the time I will be answering emails, responding to Remind messages, making phone calls, etc. If you message me earlier in the day I will reply between 3-6pm. If you message me after 6pm I will reply the next day between 3-6pm.

Homeschool Heroes

Writing about flowers and the letter Mm.

Letter of the Week

Our letter of the week is Mm! M says “mmmm” like muffin, monster, and Mohamed.

Work Time

Turn off those screens and play with some toys, color, paint… anything you can think of!

Planning Time (5 minutes): Build your child’s ability to organize their time by having them make a “plan” with you about what they would like to play with.  Children do this everyday with us at school. It helps children learn to organize their thoughts. Adults make plans all the time to organize their thoughts (shopping lists are made before going to the grocery store, to do lists are made to help plan your day etc..).  

Work Time (45-60 minutes): During work time kids play WITHOUT ELECTRONICS.  Kids can use toys to pretend play, build, and create.

Clean Up (about 15 minutes):  Kids clean up the mess they have made while playing.

Recall Time (5 minutes): Build your child’s memory of events by having your child tell you what they did while they played (ask “tell me how you did that” or “what did you do next?”)

Assignment

Remember what we’re learning abour this week? That’s right…flowers! Here is another story I love about flowers. Some of you might have it in your Daily 5 bags. Let’s read The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle.

1.Now let’s write about the tiny seed in our journals! Choose one of the activites below to complete, remember the children should be doing the drawings by themselves, using lots of colors, and trying to write a sentence that describes their picture.

AssignmentChallenge!Challenge Challenge!
Draw and write about 2 things you remember from the story.Draw and write about 3 things you remember from the story.Draw and write about 4 things you remember from the story.
choose one activity to complete from the table.

2. Use your sidewalk chalk today to draw your own garden of flowers. Make sure you take a picture and show me your beautiful gardens!

Can you draw:

5 daisies   

10 tulips  

15 blackeyed susan

20 bumblebees

7 trees

3. Get outside, go for a walk or play in your backyard! If you can’t get your body moving with some nature movement. Let’s try to move like the plants and animals outside today. Can you…..

  • blow like the wind                –
  • hop like a bunny
  • buzz like a bumblebee                –
  • Crash like thunder
  • Sway back and forth like a tree       
  • Fly like a bird

Have a great day!

May 26

Learning Activities for Tuesday, May 26th

Office Hours

My office hours will be 3-6pm Monday-Thursday. This is the time I will be answering emails, responding to Remind messages, making phone calls, etc. If you message me earlier in the day I will reply between 3-6pm. If you message me after 6pm I will reply the next day between 3-6pm.

Eid Mubarak!

Eid Mubarak to everyone who was celebrating this weekend!

Homeschool Heroes

Shape superheroes, the letter H, building superhero hideouts, and celebrating Eid!

Letter of the Week

Our letter of the week is Mm. Capital M and lowercase m look a little different. Capital M is made with 4 big straight lines, while lowercase m is made with 2 little curves.

Work Time

Turn off those screens and play with some toys, color, paint… anything you can think of!

Planning Time (5 minutes): Build your child’s ability to organize their time by having them make a “plan” with you about what they would like to play with.  Children do this everyday with us at school. It helps children learn to organize their thoughts. Adults make plans all the time to organize their thoughts (shopping lists are made before going to the grocery store, to do lists are made to help plan your day etc..).  

Work Time (45-60 minutes): During work time kids play WITHOUT ELECTRONICS.  Kids can use toys to pretend play, build, and create.

Clean Up (about 15 minutes):  Kids clean up the mess they have made while playing.

Recall Time (5 minutes): Build your child’s memory of events by having your child tell you what they did while they played (ask “tell me how you did that” or “what did you do next?”)

Assignment

Spring is here! We are going to be talking about flowers and all things spring this week! Today we’re going to listen to a story called, “Grow Flower, Grow!”

1.What was your favorite part of the story? Draw a picture and write a sentence about it in your journal, then take a picture and send it to me!

2. Are there flowers in your yard? On your street? In your neighborhood? Today for math I want you take your whiteboard/marker/erasers and write down how many flowers you see? How many red? How many yellow? Take a picture of what you wrote and send it to me so I can see!

For an extra challenge, you can have your child use tally marks on their whiteboard while they are counting. Here is an example:

Example of a tally mark graph.

3. Get outside! Go for a walk or play in your backyard. If you can’t, get your body moving with some Cosmic Kids yoga!

Have a great day!

May 21

Learning Activities for Thursday, May 21st

Office Hours

My office hours will be 3-6pm Monday-Thursday. This is the time I will be answering emails, responding to Remind messages, making phone calls, etc. If you message me earlier in the day I will reply between 3-6pm. If you message me after 6pm I will reply the next day between 3-6pm.

Memorial Day Weekend

Dearborn Public Schools will be closed Friday, May 22nd and Monday, May 25th in observance of Memorial Day. There will be no learning activities posted on these days. Enjoy your weekend!

Homeschool Heroes

Letter of the Week

Work Time

Turn off those screens and play with some toys, color, paint… anything you can think of!

Planning Time (5 minutes): Build your child’s ability to organize their time by having them make a “plan” with you about what they would like to play with.  Children do this everyday with us at school. It helps children learn to organize their thoughts. Adults make plans all the time to organize their thoughts (shopping lists are made before going to the grocery store, to do lists are made to help plan your day etc..).  

Work Time (45-60 minutes): During work time kids play WITHOUT ELECTRONICS.  Kids can use toys to pretend play, build, and create.

Clean Up (about 15 minutes):  Kids clean up the mess they have made while playing.

Recall Time (5 minutes): Build your child’s memory of events by having your child tell you what they did while they played (ask “tell me how you did that” or “what did you do next?”)

Assignment

It’s the last day of our superhero week, and we’re going to learn something new about Superheroes. Did you know even Superheroes can have bad days just like you and me?! Today we’re going to read a story about what happens when Superheroes have a bad day.

1.Sometimes even superheros have bad days and feel sad, mad, or frustrated. Think about what the superheroes did when they were feeling bad. Did they punch, kick, or yell? No! They helped people, exercised, or took deep breathes to calm down and feel better. Do you remember a time when you had a bad day? In your journal, draw a picture and write a sentence about a time when you were feeling sad or mad, and what you could do to feel better.

2.Now we’re going to build a superhero base! You can use anything in your house to build your base. Blocks, toys, paper, shoes, boxes…use your imagination! When you’re done, take a picture of your base and send it to me so I can see. Here are some examples to help you get started:

This boy used blocks to make his superhero base.
These children used boxes and tape to make their superhero fort.
This family used blankets and pillows to make their fort. They even used blankets to make capes!

3. Read together for 20 minutes.

4. Get outside, go for a walk or play in the backyard! If you can’t, get your body moving with some super hero exercises!

Have a great weekend, and happy Memorial Day!