Ms. Gerardo's Class

Dearborn Public Schools

ABC Countdown & Mother’s Day

Here is a fun ABC countdown your student can do as we get closer to the end of the school year. Today we will start with the letter A and there’s a letter for each day until the last day of school. This does not include weekends or the days we have off for Memorial Day. Feel free to send me any pictures of them completing an activity. *This is not mandatory it’s just something fun we would have done if we were at school.*

ABC Countdown

Sad we aren’t in a classroom and able to make something cute for the mother figures in our lives. But here’s a cute sheet your student can fill out and give.

Mother’s Day

Have fun! Be creative! 🎨 Ms. Gerardo

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Online Learning: Week of 5/4

Good Morning Families,

I hope everyone had an amazing weekend. It was so nice to meet many of you last week. Like last week I have attached a weekly schedule. 

Week of 5/4 Schedule

Ideally, I would love for students to complete all assignments but I understand that everyone has different situations. Try to complete as much as possible every week. Really focusing on reading, writing, and math. If you can’t complete both science and social studies lesson aim to complete at least 1 of each.

I have noticed in students writing that many only answer the question with one sentence. Try to push your student to write more. If answering a question about What their favorite food is? Also, ask them to think about why. (Ex. My favorite food is pizza. I love pizza because there are different ones. I like pepperoni pizza the most.)

When completing assignments on Google Classroom make sure you mark them as turned in. Even if you are sending me a picture on Remind or an email. There will not be any whole class Google Meets again this week.

**You do not have to worry about coming in to pick materials Tuesday or Wednesday. Mrs. Muston and I agreed that Google Classroom is working for many families. I will reach out to the individuals who I believe will benefit from the materials. **

Have a wonderful week. Be safe! 😊 Ms. Gerardo

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Online Learning: Week of 4/27

Good Morning,

Weekly Schedule 4/27 (Schedule so you can make a copy for home)

The links on the schedule are to the videos not to the Google Classroom. So you will still need to go to Google Classroom to check for worksheets. Hope this makes it easier to find assignments for the week. Mrs. Muston and I have also started to label the assignments with the week they are for.


  • Whole class Google Meets for this week are canceled so I can meet with students and families individually.
  • Students’ logins are the same as before I took over the class.
  • If Mrs. Muston or any other special area teacher posts you should also be doing that work.
  • If you are seeing work marked “returned” that means a teacher looked at it and added a comment. You don’t have to resubmit. Please do look at the comments.
  • Mrs. Muston and I will mainly be assigning work Monday-Thursday. Fridays will mostly be a catch-up day for assignments or something fun to do.

I’m so excited to meet with many of you all this week!

Have an amazing week. Be safe! – Ms. Gerardo 😊

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Message from Ms. Tiba

Message from Ms. Tiba:

Dear Parents,

I hope you and your family are safe and healthy. We completed the first week of our new Continuity plan guidelines and I am seeking your feedback. Below is a short survey to help us better understand the needs of the community as a whole. The collected results will allow us to make some well-informed decisions moving forward. It is anonymous and greatly appreciated.

Click here: Survey

Stay well and take care

Ms. Tiba

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Chromebook Distribution

Dear Parents,
If you have completed the survey to request a Chromebook, we will be distributing them on Monday, April 27 from 2pm-4pm outside the main entrance.  To ensure we are safeguarding ourselves and those around us, please remember to come alone (leave the little ones at home), practice social distancing (we will have designated standpoints on the ground), wear a mask and bring your own writing utensil.  If you have not completed the survey, please click here SURVEY.
Stay Safe and Well! Thanks, Ms. Tiba

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Google Meet Sign Up

Good Morning,

Here is the sign up for the Google Meets for next week (April 27- April 29). I did 2 days of morning times and 2 days of afternoon times. Hope everyone is able to find a time that works for them. If you have any questions feel free to message me on Remind or send me an email. I will be sending the Google Meet link next week.

Google Meet Sign Up

My plan for how the meet will go is:

  • 5 minute student introduction
  • 5 minute family introduction
  • 5 minutes of questions

Meet does not have to be 15 minutes its just an estimate so families are prepared.

Have a wonderful day! Stay safe!

Ms. Gerardo

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It was so nice to see many of you at the Google Meet today. I have attached the presentation slides. Meet the Teacher Presentation Slides

Here is a summary:

  • Remind app code: 948ceb
  • I will be sending an email/remind message/blog post about a survey so I can meet each family next week.
  • There will be set office hours and google meet times but next week will be different so I can meet with all the families.
  • A schedule will be posted on Monday with what the week will look like.
  • Email:

This survey link is if your student needs a Chromebook or you need another one. It was also posted on the school blog. Chromebook Survey

Have a wonderful evening! – Ms. Gerardo

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Class Teacher Updates-Please Read!

Hello Lindbergh Kindergarten Families,

I am excited to say that we have found a permanent Kindergarten teacher! Please read the letter below from Mrs. Tiba regarding the new appointment of a permanent Kindergarten teacher for the remainder of the year. This letter was also sent to your email.

Please also take a moment to read the introduction letter written by the teacher linked below:

In addition, we will be having a meet the teacher Google Meet scheduled for this Wednesday April 22, at 3:30 pm with Ms. Gerardo, Mrs. Tiba and myself. We hope you are able to join us!

Mrs. Muston and myself have been and will continue working with Ms. Gerardo to help ensure a smooth transition. Although I will be handing the online platforms over to Ms. Gerardo this week, I would like you all to know that I am always here for all families and students at Lindbergh Elementary and I am still available to support, answer questions or simply talk via email or google meet during my office hours (these are posted on my blog). I understand that you and your children have experienced an unprecedented amount of change for one school year, and I am committed to keeping in touch with you all and maintaining relationships with the kindergarten students. I will also continue to post different items to my own blog, please subscribe here if you are interested. In addition, I am available for 1:1 sessions by apt. to work with students remotely if you are interested (weekly sign up on my blog).

I have full faith in Ms. Gerardo, she is a positive and hardworking individual and a team player; I am sure the kids will love her! It is always a beautiful thing when our Lindbergh family grows.


Marika Anthony

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Google Meet This Tuesday!

Hello Kindergarten Families!

I hope you all had a lovely spring break! I am very excited for our first class meeting this Tuesday at 1:00. Please check your email for the invite and instructions.

We will be doing a show and tell! Please have your child choose one item that they would like to share with the class. Each child will get 2-3 minutes to share. Also, please take a minute to go over the Google Meet Etiquette document with your child to ensure that the meeting runs smoothly and all participants have an enjoyable experience.

Google Meet Etiquette


Mrs. Anthony

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Survey Results and School Updates

Hello Kindergarten Families,

At this point I am sure that all families have had time to hear or read about the executive order signed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer. At Lindbergh and at schools across the state teachers are devastated that our last day of face to face contact with our students was March 13th. Please know that although this is a very challenging time for families, students, teachers, and schools we are committed to continuing learning and teaching to the best of our ability. There has been, and will continue to be, a sort of learning curve between teachers and families and we move into uncharted territory for the long haul, so I am asking for and promising you in return communication and patience at this time. If you are concerned, have questions, or just want to touch base and speak to an adult instead of kids all day (something Kinder teachers totally understand, haha) please feel free to email me or text me on remind. I will continue to update the blog regularly and send remind texts as needed.

In addition, Dearborn public schools is doing their best to support families. Free meals are still offered and grants are being released to help families maintain free internet for the long term. Please let me know if you need more information about these things. Also, please continue to check the school and district blogs as they are posting resources for struggling families that may prove useful to you or someone you know. We need to take care of one another at this time; although we are apart, we must pull together.

Survey Results:

Thank you to everyone who completed the survey, I received responses from most families. This information helps me greatly in planning moving forward. A couple of things:

Amount of Work:

Forms response chart. Question title: I feel the amount of work and resources being provided is too much and I am unable to get through it all. Number of responses: 16 responses.

Here the results were clearly split. For this reason I will continue to post the volume of assignments that I had been with the help of the amazing Mrs. Muston. HOWEVER, if you are overwhelmed right now, if you child is overwhelmed right now, if you have two people working from home and three kids to watch, etc. SLOW DOWN. Your mental and physical health and that of your family is paramount right now. Students can continue learning at a pace that is right for them and your family. As I have stated before on the blog, reading and math are the two most important subjects right now for your child to be successful moving forward-so if you can only do those two right now, then only do those two.

Subjects that you would like more support with:

Forms response chart. Question title: Please select the subject that you/your child would like more support with:. Number of responses: 14 responses.

The two highest scoring subjects were reading and writing. This is not shocking at all. If you polled teachers the results would most likely be the same. To support in this I will be posting some videos weekly teaching reading and writing for students to watch.

Google Hangout/Meet:

Forms response chart. Question title: If you selected yes, please choose a timeframe below: . Number of responses: 16 responses.

Only two people were not interested in joining the class on Google Meet, of those remaining, most of you would prefer to do this in the afternoon. I will send out an invite to your emails for our first hangout along with some details . We will have our first class meeting after spring break, Tuesday April 14 at 1:00pm.

*Please keep in mind that I am technically a resource teacher working in two buildings and weekly I have 7 virtual meetings/conference calls that are about an hour a piece, so my schedule is pretty finite but I will do my best to accommodate and change class meeting times as needed.

Lastly, next week is spring break so there will be no new posts on Google classroom or the blog. I know spring break feels weird in the midst of current events, but please take some time to unplug and unwind if you are able.

Thank you all for reading, I know that was a long one!

Be safe and well.


Mrs. Anthony

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