Week of September 21-25

Welcome back to another week of learning! Everyone is getting used to the virtual zoom lessons and is doing a great job with them. I look forward to seeing the students this week, in person in the afternoon on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday during their scheduled time to start NWEA testing. We will wear masks and socially distance with only 1-3 children at a time. If your child still needs to schedule a time I will be contacting you on Monday. Our virtual zoom lessons will continue this week.

Schedule for this Week

Schoology

I am now posting some practice assignments and discussion questions in the ELA reading folders on Schoology. I am still learning so please be patient with me. Try to submit your answers and I am learning how to grade them. I also posted assignments in the Math folder, but their is nothing to submit, just keep your work in your workbooks. The schedule can be downloaded and printed if you would like a copy. Visit Schoology each day and check the folder to see what to do. Also your Special Classroom teachers courses. They will be posting their assignments too.

Epic Books

Great reading this week! Our class has read 250 books since we began school! Please read daily for at least 15 minutes. Keep on reading! Also when students come for NWEA testing this week I will be giving them their Plants and Animals in Their Habitats Magazine for reading. We will be reading through the stories together during our Zoom lessons. Please have the children put them in their red folder so they will have them ready to read.

Zearn

When students come in this week for NWEA testing I will be giving them their log in card for Zearn which will support their daily math lessons during Zoom. Working on Zearn for 15 minutes a day is another way students can build their math skills. I will also be giving them centimeter cubes. They will need them as we begin Module 2-Measurement.

Please view Haigh Habit Slide Show

Let’s Start another great week of learning!

Week of September 14-18

Welcome back to another week of our virtual learning voyage. Last week we practiced our zoom lessons with some moments of rough seas, but hopefully this week will be smooth sailing!

Schedule for September 14-18

The schedule below is my plan for the week. Our morning zoom begins at 9:00am and will end at 11:45am. I have posted Special Classes found on Schoology and independent work for this week.

Thank you second grade parents for making individual appointments in the afternoon, for your child so they can be assessed in reading (DRA). I will be finishing those up this week.

Epic Books

To support my student’s reading at home, we will be using the Epic Books site. Every day I will be expecting the students to read online for 15 minutes. There are many books to choose from, so this week enjoy reading!

I am able to see the student activity and a log of their reading times and choices of books! Soon, I will be assigning books to correspond with our Social Studies and Science lessons.

Epic School: Students use Epic school during the school, 7am-4pm local time, M-F. During school hours students can log into Epic School from school or home with our class code, and read between 7am -4pm.

Epic Free: Students use after school, after 4pm local time, students can access a selection of books on Epic Free for up to 2 hours/week when parents sign up with an email address. I will be sending you an email invitation. If you would like to use this site after school hours, respond to the invitation using the same email address that I send the invite to.

The class code is the same. The directions for logging into the site is 1. Go to www.getepic.com/students

2. Enter class code jra8380

3. Select your child’s name, choose a book and begin reading

The link to this site is https://www.getepic.com/ and the class code is jra8380

Schoology

I hope you find the information below useful as we begin to use Schoology. Moving forward Schoology will be our main platform of communication. Download the instructions below on how students log into Schoology. Many of you have already logged into special area classes this week on Schoology and did a great job!

Please visit second grade math and reading (ELA) folders on Schoology this week under the course “2nd Grade” You will see my picture. Help your child visit the math and reading (ELA) folders to try some of the activities posted there this week each day and try to submit their answers for the reading activities. The schedule for the week and the zoom link we have been using is also posted in both the math and reading folders. Don’t forget to visit the special area teacher’s folders for their activities this week. Remember to take things slow, we are all learning Schoology together.

Let’s have another great week of virtual learning!

Week of September 8th-11th

It was a pleasure to meet and welcome back all of my second grade students and parents last week during orientation and supply pick up and answer any questions you may have had about the start of the new school year! I hope the information was helpful to you.

This week I will be using my blog to communicate with you until I learn the program Schoology, which is the new platform that our district has adopted. More information about Schoology will be coming this week. *Please don’t forget to sign up for my blog.

Zoom Meetings

Miss Strzykalski is reminding you that your scheduled Zoom Meetings start on Tuesday September 8th. All students are required to join Zoom Meetings from 8:55-11:45. To join just click the link below and wait for Miss Strzykalski to let you in. Parents you can assist your child to be sure that their camera is on upon entering the meeting . We will review the mute and unmute buttons. I will also go over some of the virtual learning rules. I will be taking attendance each day during our meeting. Please be patient . This week is our first time zooming with 25 students!

Join Zoom Meeting
https://dearbornschools-org.zoom.us/j/82102936400?pwd=b3FLRUVOWXd0ZExhandJZU9tbGVhZz09

Meeting ID: 821 0293 6400
Passcode: read

Our Schedule For This Week

Above is the Specials Schedule for this week. Students can practice logging into Schoology any time this week to complete their first assignment from their Special area teacher for Art, Music and Gym. Give Schoology a try. If you are having trouble logging into Schoology no worries, step by step directions will becoming on the blog to help you mid week.

Schedule A Time To Read

I will be calling each parent on Tuesday, September 8th to schedule a time to bring their child into school, this week to read in the afternoon (30 minute time slot) with their teacher. This will help students and teachers to get reading groups and learning labs started on September 21st.

I am looking forward to starting this new voyage together in Second Grade!

Welcome Back! 2020-2021

Welcome back! Greetings Haigh School Second Grade Families! I hope you and your family are doing well and you are safe! Although the beginning of this school year will be different than any in the past, all of us at Haigh School are anxious to welcome you back to school!

Please view the slides below. They may answer some questions about the start of the school year. I will also go through it when we meet this week and you pick up supplies for your child. There are no Zoom meetings this week. It is a Meet And Greet The Teacher Week. Please make sure you have signed up for a time to Meet The Teacher on Sign Up Genius. The link is in the welcome back letter that was sent to you on Friday. I am so excited to meet my second grade students and parents!

Zoom Meetings

Zoom Meetings will begin on Tuesday, September 8th

Juliann Strzykalski is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. We will be using the Zoom Link below for all our Zoom meetings. They will begin on September 8th at 9:00 am.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://dearbornschools-org.zoom.us/j/82102936400?pwd=b3FLRUVOWXd0ZExhandJZU9tbGVhZz09

Meeting ID: 821 0293 6400
Passcode: read

Together we will have a great school year as we start our new learning adventure into Second Grade!

Last Day of School

Evening Haigh Community,

Please do not forget to join us for our “Haigh Last Day of School Drive-Thru”!!! This final chance to see your Haigh classroom , specials, and support teachers is taking place this Thursday from 10:00am-11:30am. We have definitely missed our owls and hope that you are able to come by to see us before Summer officially begins! K-2 families please use the Silvery Lane Drop Off Lane, 3rd-5th grade families please use the Coburn Drop Off Lane. Families that need to pick up medication, please stop by the staff parking lot behind Haigh. Please see the link below that provides more details about the event. For everyone’s safety we do ask that you stay in your car during the drive-thru. We look forward to seeing those that can make it!

Mr. Short

Click here for Drive-Thru Details Categories–
Zach Short (76204)Principal-Haigh Elementary313-827-6200http://haigh.dearbornschools.org/

SURVEY FOR THE UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR

Morning Haigh Community,

Our school district would like your feedback on the upcoming school year. When possible, please complete the survey below. This will provide our district office with background information that will be helpful when planning for next year. Thank you for your help and time 🙂

Mr. Short

School ReOpen Committee Parent Survey #1

 https://forms.gle/DNx3eN8hcRpXsfSs5
Zach Short (76204)Principal-Haigh Elementary313-827-6200http://haigh.dearbornschools.org/

Thank You For The Adventure Through 2nd Grade! Enjoy The Summer!

Have a great summer break!

Important Reminders For This Week To Finish Up Our School Year:

FINAL HAIGH DRIVE THROUGH!!! STOP BY AND SAY HELLO TO THE HAIGH STAFF BEFORE OUR SUMMER BREAK BEGINS!!!
When:  June 11th, 2020
What time?- 10:00am-11:30am
Locations:K-2 Teachers/Specials/and Support  Staff will be at the Silvery Lane Drop Off Lane3-5 Teachers/Specials/and Support Staff will be  at the Coburn Drop Off Lane.
***IMPORTANT- THE FOLLOWING ITEMS WILL ALSO BE PASSED OUT***Student belongings and resources (desks and locker items from this year)Student Year Books( for those that purchased)5th grade certificatesMedication-Nurse Conn will be at Haigh to pass out student medications from this school year. She will be on Robindale near the staff parking lot. Returning items- see directions below for classroom books, library books, and safety belts. Students who borrowed chromebooks can hold on to them until the Fall. 
TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE, WE WILL ONCE AGAIN USE THE DIRECTIONS BELOW:
Steps for pick up: For maximum protection we will be placing your students’ resources in a brown bag labeled with their First Name, Last Name, grade level and Teacher. Pick-up will be a drive through service. Grades K-1-2 will pick up using the Silvery Lane drop off lane. Grades 3-4-5 will pick up using the Coburn drop off lane. Parents please place a sign in your passenger window with the names of your student(s)(First Name, Last Name, Grade Level and Teacher. When you pull up to the grade level station, we will then place the brown bag of resources into your trunk and you will be all set 🙂  Returning Haigh Items-We will have bins set up for safety belts, classroom books, library books, etc..Please place items in a clear/plastic bag that is labeled with the classroom teacher’s name or library.  ***These items can be placed in your trunk and we will take out while placing your students brown bag of resources. ***Following these steps will keep everyone safe and healthy, thank you for your help and cooperation 🙂  
4th Card Marking Report Cards– Friday, June 5th, 2020 was the last day for assignments to be turned in for the 4th card marking. Report cards will be available online through your parent connect account and will also be mailed home during the week of June 15th- 19th. As a reminder, grades will look different for this report card. Your student will receive a grade of Meeting(M), Progressing(P), or Limited Participation(LP) for the different content standards and specials that were practiced. Life skills and other observations will not be graded due to not being in person for instruction and observations. 
Summer Content Practice-Please continue to have your Haigh students practice content over the Summer. Summer practice items can be found on our Haigh Website under Haigh Content Practice: click here . It is very important to have your students keep up with their Reading, Writing, and Math to prevent a Summer Slide with their academics. The following websites will also be available over the Summer for our Haigh Students: RAZ kids, Reading Eggs, Math Seeds, I-Ready, and Brainpop. Log in information will remain the same until the Fall School Year begins. 

Fun Activities For This Week:

Design An End Of The Year Poster filled with good wishes for a safe summer for friends and teachers. Bring it with you on Thursday.

Write about Your Favorite Memory or your Favorite Thing You Learned This Year in Second Grade and bring it with you on Thursday or email it to me.

I hope to see you all on Thursday, June 11th from 10:00-11:30 am- Our Last Day of School!

Week 12 – June 1-5

I hope all my second grade friends are enjoying the nice weather and sunshine. Summer will be here soon and so will report cards! Thank you for keeping up with your remote learning assignments each week. I know you will be ready for third grade!

Spelling Words-Pattern: Homophones

List Words: bear, bare, sun, son, write, right, week, weak, hair, hare, here, hear, blue, blew, sail, sale

Please do the activities on the assignment sheet. Send me the score or test on Friday (16 words)

Please look at the chart below for this week’s lessons. All the lessons that I give you will be monitored throughout the week online by Miss Strzykalski.

By the end of the week you should have completed the following assignments to receive a meeting grade for the week. Any other written notes taken during the week do not need to be turned in.

1. 75 minutes of I Ready ( I will monitor lessons online)

2. 3 Zearn Lessons (I will monitor lessons online)

3. Reading 15 minutes a day on Epic, which can include videos or 4 books assigned for Science or Social Studies located on the Epic site. They are found in the students mailbox at the top of the home page on Epic. ( I will monitor the books and time online)

4. A spelling test score (send score via email)

5. Writing -An opinion paper-In your opinion, Do you like learning from home or learning at school better?

6. Science Mystery Project-Building a Birdhouse – Photo of the birdhouse you built and the sentences about it. (See Thursday’s Science lesson for sentence starters.)

Additional Resources:

Readworks: https:// www.readwoks.org. Readworks Class Code C3MZ3B password:1234

Epic Books: https:// www.getepic.com/students Class Code ztk2367

Zearn: www.zearn.org Students know their passwords ( if they forgot what they are let me know and I will email you their password)

iReady: https:// dearbornschools.org/ student-portal/ Must log into Clever user name, student #, password student birthday

Miss Strzykalski’s phone # is 313-204-7871 Office hours are 8:30-3:30

Miss Strzykalski’s email is strzykj@dearbornschools.org

Miss Strzykalski’s blog is https://iblog.dearbornschools.org/strz/

Also make sure to visit all special area teacher’s blogs for additional resources or assignments.

Art: https://iblog.dearbornschools.org/buenting/

Gym: https://iblog.dearbornschools.org/peecher/

Music: https://iblog.dearbornschools.org/conradt/

Reading Resource: https://iblog.dearbornschools.org/nardone/

Keep up the good work! This school year is quickly coming to an end. Please communicate with me if you are having difficulties completing the assigned work or if I can do anything to help you in anyway.

Week 11-May 26-29

Happy Memorial Day to all my second grade friends! I hope you are enjoying the sunshine with your family. You are all continuing to work hard. Keep up the good work. Summer will be here soon!

A Big Thank You!

A big thank you to all the second grade parents and students who came to pick up resources last week. It was nice to say hello and see some of you again. It put a smile on all our faces.

Spelling Words: Suffixes- ly, ful, ness, able

friendly, likely, careful, coldness, walkable, helpful, slowly, kindness, likeable, washable

Mystery Words: happily, breakable, enjoyable, freshness, cheerful

Please do all the activities on the assignment chart. Send me the score on Friday. (15 words)

Please look at the chart below for this weeks lessons. All the lessons that I give you will be monitored online throughout the week by Miss Strzykalski.

By the end of the week, you should have completed the following assignments to receive a meeting grade for the week. Any other notes do not need to be turned in.

1. 60 minutes of I Ready (I will monitor online)

2. 2 Zearn lessons (I will monitor online)

3. Reading 15 minutes a day on Epic which can include videos and the 4 books assigned for Science or Social Studies located on the Epic site. They are found in the students mailbox at the top of the home page on Epic. (I will monitor the books online)

4. A spelling test score (send via email)

5. Writing– An opinion piece- Should the use of electronics have a one hour a day time limit?

6. Social Studies- From your reading this week send your answers to your 3 questions.

Additional Resources:

Readworks: https:// www.readwoks.org. Readworks Class Code C3MZ3B password:1234

Epic Books: https:// www.getepic.com/students Class Code ztk2367

Zearn: www.zearn.org Students know their passwords ( if they forgot what they are let me know and I will email you their password)

iReady: https:// dearbornschools.org/ student-portal/ Must log into Clever user name, student #, password student birthday

Miss Strzykalski’s phone # is 313-204-7871 Office hours are 8:30-3:30

Miss Strzykalski’s email is strzykj@dearbornschools.org

Miss Strzykalski’s blog is https://iblog.dearbornschools.org/strz/

Also make sure to visit all special area teacher’s blogs for additional resources or assignments.

Art: https://iblog.dearbornschools.org/buenting/

Gym: https://iblog.dearbornschools.org/peecher/

Music: https://iblog.dearbornschools.org/conradt/

Reading Resource: https://iblog.dearbornschools.org/nardone/

I hope everyone has another great week of remote learning! Stay cool on the warm days ahead this week. Please communicate with me if you are having difficulties completing the assigned work or if I can do anything to help you in anyway.

Week 10-May 18-May 21

To all my second grade friends you are doing a great job! I loved reading your informational papers this week on the life cycle of a butterfly and I see that you have learned a lot from all the books that you have read. Our class has read 520 books on Epic! You are all star readers! I hope we see some of the beautiful butterflies that you read about in our gardens soon!

Friendly Reminders For This Week:

There will be Student Resource and Belonging Pick up days this week Tuesday, May19th and Wednesday May 20th from 1:00-3:00 pm. Please come to pick up students resources and belongings that were left in their lockers and desks. A grade level representative will be on site to hand you your students resources and belongings that were placed in bags and labeled with their name, teacher’s name, and grade. Grade 2 will pick up using the Silvery Lane drop off lane. If possible, please bring back students’ book bags with any reading group books or library books that they may still have in them so they may be returned to the book room and library before the end of the school year. Your help is greatly appreciated! See Mr. Short’s letter to the community for more details.

Special Area Teachers and Assignments

Please make sure you are checking the special area teachers blogs for their weekly assignments and following their directions on how to complete them. The links to their blogs are listed in the Additional Information Section below.

Spelling Words-Pattern-Suffixes er, est, ing, ed

List Words: bigger, biggest, liked, liking, talked, talking, looked, looking, fast, faster

Mystery Words: tall, taller, tallest, small, smaller

Please do the activities on the assignment chart. Send me the score on Friday. (15 words)

Please look at the chart below for this weeks lessons. All the lessons that I give you will be monitored throughout the week online by Miss Strzykalski.

By the end of the week, you should have completed the following assignments to receive a meeting grade for the week. Any other written notes do not need to be turned in.

  1. 60 minutes of I Ready (I will monitor online)
  2. 2 Zearn Lessons (I will monitor on line)
  3. Reading 15 minutes a day on Epic, which can include videos and the 4 books assigned for science or social studies located on the Epic site. They are found in the students mailbox at the top of the home page on Epic. ( I will monitor the books and time online.)
  4. A spelling test score (send score via email)
  5. Writing- An informational paper-Why Do We Celebrate Memorial Day? (send via email)
  6. Science-Why Do Frogs Say Ribbit? (Friday’s lesson, send via email)

Additional Resources:

Readworks: https:// www.readwoks.org. Readworks Class Code C3MZ3B password:1234

Epic Books: https:// www.getepic.com/students Class Code ztk2367

Zearn: www.zearn.org Students know their passwords ( if they forgot what they are let me know and I will email you their password)

iReady: https:// dearbornschools.org/ student-portal/ Must log into Clever user name, student #, password student birthday

Miss Strzykalski’s phone # is 313-204-7871 Office hours are 8:30-3:30

Miss Strzykalski’s email is strzykj@dearbornschools.org

Miss Strzykalski’s blog is https://iblog.dearbornschools.org/strz/

Also make sure to visit all special area teacher’s blogs for additional resources or assignments.

Art: https://iblog.dearbornschools.org/buenting/

Gym: https://iblog.dearbornschools.org/peecher/

Music: https://iblog.dearbornschools.org/conradt/

Reading Resource: https://iblog.dearbornschools.org/nardone/

I hope everyone has another great week! Enjoy the sunshine. I hope to see you on Tuesday or Wednesday on the two pick up days. Happy Memorial Day! Stay safe and well and as always I thank you for all your support and hard work! Please communicate with me if you are having difficulties completing the assigned work or if I can do anything to help you in anyway!

Week 9-May 11-May 15

To all my second grade friends, you have completed another great week of remote learning! Keep up the great work! You did an awesome job writing about your mothers and about how special they are to you. I wish all my second grade mothers a very Happy Mother’s Day!

A Big Thank You!

Thank you to all my second grade friends and parents who shared such kind words and thoughts during teacher appreciation week. You truly warmed my heart and I appreciate all of you and all your hard work!

Friendly Reminders For This Week:

There will be Student Resource and Belonging Pick up days this week Thursday May14th and Friday May 15th from 1:00-3:00 pm. Please come to pick up students resources and belongings that were left in their lockers and desks. A grade level representative will be on site to hand you your students resources and belongings that were placed in bags and labeled with their name, teacher’s name, and grade. Grade 2 will pick up using the Silvery Lane drop off lane. If possible, please bring back students’ book bags with any reading group books or library books that they may still have in them so they may be returned to the book room and library before the end of the school year. Your help is greatly appreciated! See Mr. Short’s letter to the community for more details.

Special Area Teachers and Assignments

Please make sure you are checking the special area teachers blogs for their weekly assignments and following their directions on how to complete them. The links to their blogs are listed in the Additional Information Section below.

Spelling Words Week 31: Pattern: Irregular Plural nouns

List Words: woman, women, goose, geese, mouse, mice, man, men, foot, feet

Mystery Words: leaf, leaves, elf, elves, shelf

Please do the two activities on the assignment chart. Send me the score or test on Friday. (15 words)

Please look at the chart below for this week’s lessons. All the lessons that I give you will be monitored throughout the week online by Miss Strzykalski.

By the end of the week, you should have completed the following assignments to receive a meeting grade for the week. Any other written notes do not need to be turned in.

  1. 75 minutes of I Ready (I will monitor online)
  2. 3 Zearn Lessons (I will monitor on line)
  3. Reading 15 minutes a day on Epic, which can include videos and the 4 books assigned for science or social studies located on the Epic site. They are found in the students mailbox at the top of the home page on Epic. ( I will monitor the books and time online.)
  4. A spelling test score (send score via email)
  5. Writing- An informational paper-The Lifecycle of a Butterfly (send via email)
  6. Social Studies-Ox Cart Man questions (Friday’s lesson, send via email)

Additional Resources:

Readworks: https:// www.readwoks.org. Readworks Class Code C3MZ3B password:1234

Epic Books: https:// www.getepic.com/students Class Code ztk2367

Zearn: www.zearn.org Students know their passwords ( if they forgot what they are let me know and I will email you their password)

iReady: https:// dearbornschools.org/ student-portal/ Must log into Clever user name, student #, password student birthday

Miss Strzykalski’s phone # is 313-204-7871 Office hours are 8:30-3:30

Miss Strzykalski’s email is strzykj@dearbornschools.org

Miss Strzykalski’s blog is https://iblog.dearbornschools.org/strz/

Also make sure to visit all special area teacher’s blogs for additional resources or assignments.

Art: https://iblog.dearbornschools.org/buenting/

Gym: https://iblog.dearbornschools.org/peecher/

Music: https://iblog.dearbornschools.org/conradt/

Reading Resource: https://iblog.dearbornschools.org/nardone/

I hope everyone has another wonderful week of learning! Keep doing your best! I hope to see you on Thursday or Friday on the two pick up days. Stay safe and well and as always I thank you for all your support and hard work! Please communicate with me if you are having difficulties completing the assigned work or if I can do anything to help you in anyway!