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Week of June 8, 2020:

Parents: Please take the time to fill out the survey (it will only take a few minutes):

https://forms.gle/DNx3eN8hcRpXsfSs5

Good Morning 4th Grade Students and Parents:

For this week’s work, students will only be reading the power slide presentation about the iReady Diagnostic test first, and then taking the iReady test. No other work for any other subject will be required this week. The i-Ready Diagnostic Test MUST be complete by this Thursday, June 11 at 11:00 a.m. Students must complete the test on their own, without any help from family members or other persons in the household. Students should begin the test today, they do not have to complete in one sitting and may come back to the test after taking a break–but it needs to be completed by Thursday, with NO exceptions. Here is a note about the test from Mr. Awada:

 ” I-Ready Reading Diagnostic window opens tomorrow June 8th, 2020, all Miller students are required to take the reading diagnostic for proper reading placement.  Upon logging in students will automatically begin the diagnostic and will not begin instructional lessons until the diagnostic has been complete. It is critically important students complete their own work and receive no assistance, doing so ensure they are assigned the proper reading lessons over the summer months. While taking the diagnostic students should take their time, read the question carefully and believe in themselves!

Remember to read the slide presentation FIRST, in your Google Classroom Reading folder, before beginning the iReady Diagnostic test.

For Thursday, JUNE 4, 2020 – NOTE from Mr. Awada–Please read for instructions on STUDENT’S BELONGINGS Pick-Up at Miller:

ALL 4th GRADE STUDENTS’ PARENTS will pick-up their child’s belongings Thursday, June 4, from 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. NO STUDENTS WILL BE ALLOWED AT SCHOOL DURING THIS TIME. Please read the instructions below for the procedures to be followed:

Good Afternoon Miller Families,

Hope this email finds you and loved ones in good health and spirits.  I take this opportunity to thank each of you for the unwavering support you have given your child and our learning community during these unprecedented times.  We have all had to make adjustments over the last three months that were unexpected, not perfect and stressful at times, but the Miller Community responded with unwavering support and steadfast patience and Team Miller THANKS YOU!

Many unanswered questions remain about next year and a committee comprised of district leadership, staff, students, and parents are diligently working to create multiple plans for varying scenarios that may be possible for reopening school next year.  I will be sharing and communication with the Miller community as decisions become final. Important classroom, school and district information may be found at  https://miller.dearbornschools.org/ , please take time to review as needed.  Most recent updates include virtual kindergarten roundup and latest district and school news.

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:

Students will be taking the i-Ready Diagnostic beginning June 8th, 2020.  It is VERY IMPORTANT students do their own work and give the best effort allowing for appropriate reading placement during summer learning.

During the week of June 8, Elementary Report Cards will be distributed via Parent Connect, students still have time this week to complete i-Ready lessons and google classroom assignments for full credit.

IMPORTANT – Student Materials Distribution and Collection – No Students Please

WHO: ALL Miller k-5 Students

WHEN:  Thursday June 04, 2020

kindergarten / 1st / 2nd Grade StudentsMaterial Distribution / Collection will take place between 12 – 1 p.m.

Grades 3rd / 4th / 5th Grade StudentsMaterial Distribution / Collection will take place between 1 – 2 p.m.

WHAT:

Distribution and Collection of Student Materials and Summer Math Learning Packets. Teachers will be lined up by alphabetical order and a sign with teacher name will be clearly marked.  Make sure to bring all Library books, LLI books, and any other materials back to school on this day to return. But remember, please keep the Chromebooks safely at home for students to use during the summer. 

WHERE:

Miller Elementary Parking Lot Sidewalk in front of Cotter

Kindergarten and 3rd Grade Students

Miller Elementary Parking Lot Sidewalk in front of Miller:

1st and 4th Grade Students

Miller Elementary Bus Drop Off

2nd and 5th Grade Students

WHY:

Parents are required to pick up belongings and drop off classroom and library books. Chromebooks WILL NOT be collected; students will keep Chromebook over the summer for summer learning.  

HOW:

1.      Parents place LLI/ science/classroom/library books in the trunk of their vehicle.

2.      Parents drive up to designated area and pop open the trunk of the vehicle, if walking please observe social distancing measures.

3.      Teacher will place students’ belongings in the trunk and remove LLI / classroom and library books. 

NOTE:

Do not bring students

Ensure all books are placed in the trunk

Do not exit the car

If we all work together, drive slow and follow directions things will run smoothly, thanks un advance for the teamwork.

Have a wonderful week!

Respectfully,

Team Miller  

Week of June 1–June 5, 2020:

Hello 4th Grade Students and Families:

This week’s assignments were posted late this morning in Google Classroom for the subjects of Math, Science, Social Studies, and Writing. Please follow the directions in Google Classroom for those. For Reading, you need to do the teacher-assigned assignment(s) in iReady; a few of you were assigned one assignment for summarzing informational text, and the rest of you have two assignments assigned for summarizing informational text, as well as one for finding the problem and solution in text. All assignments are due by Saturday, June 6, 2020, with no exceptions. Anything not completed is marked as “0%” and graded as LP (Limited Progress). Report Card markings are due by teachers by Sunday, June 7. Anything done past the due date of June 6 cannot be counted.

Remember to complete 45 minutes in iReady and pass the questions for those passages at 70% or higher, as well as completing the above-mentioned teacher assignments. Next week, in iReady, you will only be taking the diagnostic placement test, and you must do your best ON YOUR OWN, without help for this test, like you would do in school.

Parents:

Please join the zoom meeting for ELA and Math for next year’s planning today, Monday, June 1 at 5:00 p.m., as instructed through the email that Mr. Awada sent you over the weekend.

Students: don’t forget to join the specials’ teachers classes on their blogs on the specified days below (as per the past weeks, which you have been doing):

MONDAY: Gym – Go to Mr. Loconsole’s blog.

TUESDAY: Science Enrichment – Go to Ms. Burek’s blog. Then Music – Go to Mr. Keramaris’ blog.

WEDNESDAY: Gym

THURSDAY: Art – Go to Mrs. Saad’s blog.

FRIDAY: Music

Week of May 26–May 29, 2020:

Good Morning 4th Grade Families:

I hope this finds all of you well and healthy and that all of you had a wonderful holiday weekend together with your families.

This week’s assignments for Writing, Social Studies, and Math have been posted to Google Classroom; please read and follow all directions in Google Classroom, and don’t forget to check your own work before submitting it to me or clicking, “turn in.”

Please follow the Specials’ Teachers blogs on the day we normally go to their class as well. I will copy the schedule again for you, if you need the reminder. Remember that we are starting off this week with “Tuesday,” since we had Memorial Day yesterday.

MATH: Go to Google Classroom and make sure to watch all 3 videos and follow directions as you go. You also have a few division and multiplication problems to do. Do your work on your own paper and place your answers on the Google Form, then “turn in” the assignment when you are finished checking/editing all your answers.

WRITING: You will be writing a summary on the Google Slide in Google Classroom, after reading the text on the first 2 slides. If you would like to listen to Mr. Duering’s reading of the text, please click the link below, but then go back to the Google Slides to write your summary and turn into me.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FuxrH9Z9we9Ycbd323v93SFgWQ1-7DJF/view?usp=sharing

SOCIAL STUDIES: Unit 6 Lesson 4: Core Democratic Values and Public Issues: Please read through the slides completely to understand the information. Then click on the link on Slide #9 to read the text about why texting and driving are illegal (against the law). Fill out the chart on Slide #10. After you have re-read your writing and editing, submit your Google form to me by clicking “turn in.”

READING: Make sure to complete reading in iReady for a total of 45 minutes for the week, and complete the Teacher Assigned assignment in iReady.

SCIENCE: Read the text (and/or listen to the text) about “How Animals Survive on the Mountain,” in Readworks. Then answer the comprehension questions and vocabulary questions. Please do not forget to submit when done. Go to READWORKS as you have been doing. Our class code is ZXMK7L.

SPECIALS SCHEDULE for this week:

TUESDAY: Science Enrichment – Go to Ms. Burek’s blog. Then Music – Go to Mr. Keramaris’ blog.

WEDNESDAY: Gym

THURSDAY: Art – Go to Mrs. Saad’s blog.

FRIDAY: Music

Week of May 18–May 21, 2020:

Wishing all of you well and hoping you had a beautiful weekend with your families! My family had some happy and exciting news yesterday (May 17) as our youngest son and his wife had their first baby. It’s a girl! This makes our 4th grandchild now. Mommy and baby are doing great! We are blessed to have this new little one join the Traicoff family.

This week’s work has been posted to Google Classroom for Writing, Math, and Social Studies only. Science has an assignment in ReadWorks, and there is teacher assigned work posted for reading on main idea/details in iReady. Please also make sure you accomplish your regular 45 minutes a week in iReady as well.

Math: Video links have been posted for you in Google Classroom to view with assignments and fluency practice. You also have 5 long division problems to complete and check with multiplication. (The video with the division steps has also been re-posted if you need it.) Complete working in Zearn for 15 minutes a day as well.

Science: Please complete the assignment when you go to READWORKS as you have been doing. Our class code is ZXMK7L. Submit your assignment to me from Readworks. (Don’t forget to “submit” your assignment to me when you have finished your work, or it will not let me grade your answers or give you credit for doing the work—it will be as though you did not do the assignment.)

Reading: (see above-mentioned in opening note) Main ideas and details. 45 minutes in iReady for the week.

Social Studies: Unit 6, Lesson 2 – Posted in Google Classroom for “Responsibilities of Citizens.” Make sure to follow all directions read carefully through the slides and carefully answer the questions at the end, as well as watch the YouTube video.

Writing: This week for writing we will be practicing identifying main ideas and key details.  You have one story to read, complete a chart for and then write a written response. The story and the directions are on a google slide for you to complete. This is a writing assignment not a reading assignment so there is also a video of Mr. Duering reading the story for you if you need it. 

Mr. Duering’s reading of the story for writing here, if you need it: (click on link)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MXdnl2t701AN9fkwo-cC-nNgdgItRx1w/view?usp=sharing

Make sure to finish and “turn in” or “submit” all assignments NO LATER THAN Saturday, May 23, or “LP” (Limited Progress) will be placed on your report card, which means you have not done the assignments given.

Have a great week, and if you have any questions, please email me or text me on Class Dojo.

Remember to follow the specials’ teachers assignments by going to their blogs on the assigned days. (Follow the same schedule you have been for the last 2 weeks—see the schedule from last week or the Week of May 4 below):

Week of May 11–May 15, 2020:

Good Morning 4th Grade Families!

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend, celebrating and pampering your moms and grandmothers. Happy Mother’s Day to all of our students’ mothers and caregivers.

This week’s summary of work is posted below. Some assignments are posted in Google Classroom, such as Writing, Social Studies, and Math. Reading will continue in iReady, and Science will continue on Readworks. Last week we tried Science on a Google Form, but it actually works out better if you read your article and answer the questions in Readworks. It is imperative that students complete their 45 minutes per week in iReady and the teacher-assigned assignment. Students will still be taking the “diagnostic” test at the end of the year to assess if their reading level has improved or not. Mr. Awada is also monitoring all student work through iReady as well as my monitoring of student work and progress. All work for this week must be done and turned into me by Saturday, May 16, 2020. Grades for this week will be posted as M, P, or LP into MiStar at the end of the week. Remember that no work will be accepted past May 16 for this week, unless parents have notified me through email or Dojo text for a student’s illness or event in a family that prevents the student from completing his/her work.

Reading: Complete 45 minutes in iReady for the week, and complete the teacher assigned lesson, “Summarizing Literary Text.” Remember to also read for 30 minutes each night, a book of your choice that is interesting to you.

Math: Video links have been posted for you in Google Classroom to view with assignments and fluency practice. You also have 5 long division problems to complete and check with multiplication. (The video with the division steps has also been re-posted if you need it.) Complete lesson 15 on Zearn, working in Zearn for 15 minutes a day as well.

Writing: Write a summary of story. There is a Google Slide presentation with the story to read, a story map to fill in, and directions for writing a summary.  Complete each piece by typing into the slides and read directions along the way. The last slide is where you should type your summary in your own words.

Science: Please complete the assignment when you go to READWORKS as you have been doing. Our class code is ZXMK7L. Submit your assignment to me from Readworks. (Don’t forget to “submit” your assignment to me when you have finished your work, or it will not let me grade your answers or give you credit for doing the work—it will be as though you did not do the assignment.)

Social Studies: We are starting a new Unit 6, Lesson 1, learning about the Bill of Rights and the amendments to the Constitution of the United States. You have a Google Form in Google Classroom to read information and then answer questions about the information, then “turn in” your Google Form when you complete the answers and the work.

Don’t forget your Special Area schedule each day by going to the Specials Area Teacher blogs and completing their assignments. Again, follow the schedule below to help you stay on track and not become overwhelmed:

MONDAY: Gym – Go to Mr. Loconsole’s blog.

TUESDAY: Science Enrichment – Go to Ms. Burek’s blog. Then Music – Go to Mr. Keramaris’ blog.

WEDNESDAY: Gym

THURSDAY: Art – Go to Mrs. Saad’s blog.

FRIDAY: Music

Have a great week learning!

Week of May 4–May 8, 2020:

Good Morning 4th Grade Families!

This week’s summary of work is below, with the assignments posted on Google Classroom. Please remember to have all work completed before the end of the day on Saturday, May 9, 2020. I will be posting those grades to MI-Star for the week in the form of M-Meeting; P-Progressing, or LP-Limited Progress. This week’s work turned in past May 9, 2020 will not be accepted, unless your parents have notified me, through email or Dojo text, of your (student’s) illness or event in your family that has prevented you from doing the work this week.

Reading: 45 minutes on i-Ready, make sure you pass the lessons at 70%. Please also read for fun at home from your own reading materials or books you took home from school.

Math: Video links have been posted for you to view with two assignments and fluency practice. Complete lesson 14 on Zearn, and complete the math Google Form, in Google Classroom with the problems and exit ticket.

Writing: Write an informative slideshow on Corona Virus. Two readings have been provided on Google Classroom. One source is a book with audio, the second is an article from National Geographic Kids. After you have read the information, complete the Google Slide template in our classroom.

Science: The article is in Google Classroom now. You do not need to go to the Readworks site like before. You may read the article, answer the questions, and turn in your answers all on Google Classroom now. Make sure to read the questions first then read the passage. Don’t forget to click, “turn in,” once you have answered all the questions.

Social Studies: A Google Slide has been created for you to read. After you have read the slides, complete the Google Form to answer the questions on the Bill of Rights.

Remember there will be no more spelling assignments for the rest of the year. Please go to the Specials Areas to the links to the right of this blog page, and do the Special for each day (not all at once). The schedule you can follow for each day of the week is:

MONDAY: Gym – Go to Mr. Loconsole’s blog.

TUESDAY: Science Enrichment – Go to Ms. Burek’s blog. Then Music – Go to Mr. Keramaris’ blog.

WEDNESDAY: Gym

THURSDAY: Art – Go to Mrs. Saad’s blog.

FRIDAY: Music

Week of April 27–May 1, 2020:

MESSAGE FROM MR. AWADA:

Good Afternoon Miller Families,

Hopeful you and loved ones are well, staying safe and enjoying the Spring season with family.  Miller Staff continue sending their love and prayers to students and parents of Miller Elementary and thank each of you for the continued teamwork and support during these most unprecedented of times.  A few important messages to share, please continue engaging Miller Staff and Administration via school website and teacher blogs when questions arise. 

Important Announcements for the week of April 27, 2020:

FINAL Chromebook distribution scheduled for Monday April 27, 2020 according to the following schedule, be certain to respect the established schedule and distancing protocols. This will be the final day student Chromebooks will be distributed, no exceptions.

Kindergarten – 1st Grades: 12 – 1 P.M.

2nd – 3rd Grades: 1 – 2 P.M.

4th – 5th Grades: 2 – 3 P.M. 

Keep self and others SAFE by respecting the following guidelines during pickup:

1)    NO STUDENTS, Parents Only

2)    Parents will be admitted one person at a time to the front lobby and required to wear a mask or face covering.

3)    Follow proper distancing protocol, cones will be set up outside, keep a minimum of 6 feet apart and avoid congregating. 

Secondly, please take time to read and discuss with students the importance of following virtual learning expectations by reviewing the attached document from the Superintendent.  (Click on link to the right of this page —> “Letters from the Superintendent” —>)

Ramadan Kareem for all observing, have a beautiful day and a great weekend.

Respectfully,

Team Miller    

DISTRICT’S PLAN AND IMPORTANT LINKS FOR 2019/20 SCHOOL YEAR:

The state has approved our district’s plan for continued learning we are off and running! Please see Dr. Maleyko’s video here:  https://youtu.be/BBF9D4DigPE.

Ms. Fatme Faraj discusses some of the comprehensive plan we now have in place to keep students learning and how fourth quarter report card grades will be handled.

Important Parent Links

Dearborn Public Schools Website

Dearborn Public Schools COVID-19 Continuity of Learning Plan

Dearborn Public Schools Translation Blog

Dearborn Student Registration / Enrollment

Miller Elementary School Website

How to turn in work on Google Classroom:

Watch this video if you need help turning in assignments on Google classroom.  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ITFrpns3L7kZHwhFzMFhY_WgoGPRDfhY/view

Online Focus for Week of April 27:

I have added links to the right for the Special Area Teachers. Please go to each teacher’s blog, according to the following schedule, each week, and complete their work on the given day (just like you would go to their class during the week). You must complete the specials area teachers’ work or instructions in addition to your class work.

MONDAY: Gym – Go to Mr. Loconsole’s blog.

TUESDAY: Science Enrichment – Go to Ms. Burek’s blog. Then Music – Go to Mr. Keramaris’ blog.

WEDNESDAY: Gym

THURSDAY: Art – Go to Mrs. Saad’s blog.

FRIDAY: Music

Class Work:

MATH: Practice in Zearn each day for 15 minutes. Go to Google classroom and watch video for Module 5, Lesson 13, and complete the assignment (Exit Ticket) in Google Classroom. (**Please make sure you watch the video above on how to turn in an assignment while in Google Classroom, instead of emailing me your work.)

*One of your assignments in Google Classroom will be to do a division math problem: 618 ÷ 3 , write it on a piece of paper –all your steps– watch the video on how to take a picture with your Chromebook and upload your work to Google Classroom to turn it into me.

Complete all assignments in Google Classroom, except for Readworks and iReady.

READING: Make sure to complete at least 45 minutes on iReady plus the assigned lesson. Passing score should be minimum 70% and above. Take your time when answering the questions on the quiz.  Remember to do at least 10 minutes a day and you will have it all done by Friday.

You also will have one assigned lesson to complete in iReady. Make sure to do this as well.

WRITING: Your writing this week is to watch a video by Mr. Duering on how to email a letter to me. (It will not be in Google Classroom this time.) Please follow all instructions below, as well as in the video. You may view the video as many times as you’d like.

Click on Video: Creating an E-mail Directions

This week I would like to hear from you! For writing, please write one reflective email about last week’s online learning and send it to me. Please watch the video Mr. Duering created that has directions about sending an email and has sentence stems for what should be in the email. This is just like the reflective journal we have been doing in class. Write a one paragraph email about your experience last week with online classes. What you liked, struggled with or needed help with.  Make sure your spelling and punctuation are correct and you send the email to me:

traicod@dearbornschools.org

SCIENCE: Please complete the assignment when you go to READWORKS as you have been doing. Our class code is ZXMK7L. Submit your assignment to me from Readworks.

SOCIAL STUDIES: Unit 5, Lesson 5: Checks and Balances. Please go to Google Classroom and follow directions to complete the lesson there. Also, watch the video again, if you need to, on how to submit your lesson from Google Classroom.

SPELLING: The fourth grade team has decided that we will not be doing spelling words for the remainder of the year.

**Our Google Hangouts have been canceled until further notice, per the Superintendent’s instructions (see his letter to the community by clicking open the link to the right.) —>

Instead, we will be transitioning to meet with each other in iLearn. Please watch for a future update on how to do this.

Week of April 20–April 24, 2020:

All students were sent an email on April 19 to their student email address outlining the procedure to participate in our Class Google Hangouts beginning Tuesday, April 21, 2020. Students may click on the link within the email and then join the meeting with the given passcode or “nickname” for the meeting. Please make sure you sign in 10 minutes before the meeting to get yourselves situated to the features on your Chromebooks. Parents will also receive a DoJo message from me with the “nickname.” Google Hangouts for our class will take place every Tuesday from 2:00 pm–3:00 pm, and each student is expected to participate.

READING: Please continue to complete 45 minutes a week on I-ready. I have assigned two lessons to all of you. Your goal is to pass at 70%. Completing these two lessons (Comparing and Contrasting two texts) will give you the needed minutes.  I also encourage students to read books of their choice nightly for enjoyment.  

MATH: Please go to Google Classroom and watch the videos posted. After each video complete the work assigned. Some of you who took your Module 5 workbooks home, may work in the workbook, otherwise, work on your own paper. When you finish the work, take pictures and email your work to me. After the Division video, do the 5 problems on your own paper and then take pictures and email to me.

SCIENCE: First, watch the video in Google Classroom, then complete the assignment when you go to READWORKS as you have been doing. Our class code is ZXMK7L. Submit your assignment to me from Readworks.

SOCIAL STUDIES: Your assignment is in Google Classroom. You may write your answers on the document in there and submit from Google Classroom.

WRITING: Your assignment is in Google Classroom. You may write your answers on the document in there and submit from Google Classroom.

SPELLING: Your assignment is in Google Classroom. You may write your answers on the document in there and submit from Google Classroom.

** Please make sure you are spending at least 20 minutes a day on each subject area during your homeschooling block of time. I highly recommend you set up “school hours,” for yourselves, placing yourselves in a quiet spot at home and turning off TVs and unnecessary distractions during your school time. Some assignments will be placed in Google Classrooms and submitted from there, rather than through my email. When given a video lesson, please listen and watch all the way through the video, so that you may answer the questions or do the work that follows the instructional video. Of course, you may watch as many times as you need to help you through the work.

Welcome back! I’m hoping all of you had a wonderful break last week and all have stayed well and healthy. It is time to continue our learning process together, and I encourage all students to complete online assignments a little each day. I will continue to check on your work as you turn it in electronically and will be monitoring assignments completed online.

I look forward to connecting also with your families again by telephone. Please remember that if you get a call that comes up as “blocked or private,” it most likely will be myself trying to contact you. I will also send out a Class Dojo message for the week, and you may feel free to text me a message through there. My email is also available, as always, should you have any questions or concerns about what is posted for work on the blog.

Week of April 13–April 17, 2020:

As you may have heard, the Governor ended the in-class instruction for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. However, we will continue with our online learning until June 14th. It’s very important that you continue to check the blog daily and complete the assigned work. Under the Governor’s new order and the district’s plan the work will be graded. If, for any reason, you don’t have access to a computer or internet please notify me immediately. We will try to work something out when possible. If you have any questions or concerns please email me at traicod@dearbornschools.org I will check it daily and respond within 24 hours. 

Below are this week’s assignments and focus for the week:

Reading: Please continue to complete 45 minutes a week on I-ready. I have assigned two lessons to all of you (“Determining Word Meaning Using Context Clues 4” and “Determining Word Mean Using Context Clues 5”). Completing these two lessons will give you the needed minutes, the goal is to pass the lessons at 85%. 

Math: Zearn lessons should be completed to Lesson 19. I urge parents to also have students visit Khan Academy.  Please continue to work on computation nightly. Our focus is division.  Students all have division cards in their math bags.  If not, those can be purchased from the dollar store.  

Science: Please click on the link to Readworks. https://www.readworks.org/student-authentication. Our class code is ZXMK7L. Please complete the reading passage titled “Clues about the Continents.”  Make sure to read the questions first, then read the passage.  

Please go to Ms. Burek’s blog after completing your ReadWorks assignment; she has created an assignment for 4th Grade this week to complete as well.

Social Studies: A PowerPoint has been posted for this week that focuses on the Powers of the Federal Government. Please review the slides and complete the GoogleForm Quiz when you are done. Please click link below:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zPusjiWQP-cD5r3OUmddy88fAVtudzau/view?usp=sharing


Writing: What is a fun activity that you have done with your family? Maybe you went somewhere? Maybe you did something at home? Think about what happened to make the event fun. Describe when and where this happened. Describe all the people there with you. Explain why this was a fun family activity. Complete this on a Google Doc and submit by Friday.  

Spelling:   I have shared Google Slides with you – https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1FhZRx0n21Q24U99bWc_fj1Wm1w-pUtoJsZBcxltJCdA/edit?usp=sharing  The Slides have all the spelling words and the assignments that need to be completed by Friday, April 17.

Virtual Spirit Week! March 30-April 3:

Hey Miller Families! Open the link below to participate each day this week in Spirit Week at home. Each day of the week, there is one activity planned for you to participate:

https://iblog.dearbornschools.org/silvam/wp-content/uploads/sites/3091/2020/03/Virtual-Spirit-Week.pdf

** Any persons having issues with the Chromebook, need to call the Parent Technology Support Line:   313-827-8400 – Monday through Friday 8 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. 

Link to Mrs. Sleiman’s Blog:

https://iblog.dearbornschools.org/sleimaw/

Students who are in Mrs. Sleiman’s reading groups should also go to her blog and do the extra practice for your group that she has assigned on her blog. This is over-and-above what you are required to do for the classwork that is due weekly, as outlined for the current week.

Check out Mrs. Saad’s iBlog by clicking the link below each week to do some other activities while you’re home for Art:

https://iblog.dearbornschools.org/saadn/

Due to the sudden closure of schools, we are recommending parents check blogs weekly teachers will be updating them every Monday. If you have any questions or concerns please email me at traicod@dearbornschools.org I will check it daily and respond within 24 hours. 

Week of March 30–April 3:

State Research Power-Point Report Grade: To view your grading sheet, each student should open their Google drive and click on “Shared With Me.” Look for your US State Report Rubric and open it up to view how your state’s research report was graded.

Reading: Please continue to complete 45 minutes a week on I-Ready. I have assigned two lessons to all of you (“Text Structures: Part 1” & “Comparing Story Topics & Themes”). Completing these two lessons will give you the needed minutes, the goal is to pass the lesson at 85%. March is Reading Month tickets will still be passed out when school resumes in April. 

Math: Zearn lessons should be completed to Lesson 17. 

Science: Please click on the link to Readworks. https://www.readworks.org/student-authentication. Our class code is ZXMK7L Please complete the reading passage titled “Energy for Life” and answer the questions. 


MS. BUREK ALSO ADDED AN ACTIVITY TO HER BLOG FOR YOU TO LOOK AT: Could a volcano pop up where you live?  (Click link below.)

https://mysteryscience.com/rocks/mystery-1/volcanoes-patterns-of-earth-s-features/53?code=NDI4ODkxMw&t=student

Writing: Define these words on a notebook sheet or Google doc.  Then create 15 new sentences using the vocabulary in your own words.  (I suggest to do 4 words per day, so that it is not overwhelming to complete by Friday, April 3.) When you are finished you can add your finished work to Google Classroom in my Language Arts section. If you do them in a notebook or hand-write on paper, take a picture of your work and attach it to an email to me.  

1- research 

2- revise

3- root word

4- sentence

5- setting 

6- similar 

7- skim 

8- source

9- speaker

10- stanza

11- expression

12- equation 

13- equal 

14-  remainder

15- fraction

Week of March 23–27:

13 Students did not complete the Readworks Science passage and questions from the week of March 16; therefore, I have extended the due date for that assignment until March 25. But remember you also have this week’s assignments to accomplish as well. Please do not let these assignments fall behind–do a little each day to keep up! I am checking your work online.

Reading: Please continue to complete 45 minutes a week on I-ready. I have assigned two lessons to all of you (“Close Reading: Compare Points of View” & “Close Reading: Explain Author’s Reasons & Evidence”). Completing these two lessons will give you the needed minutes, the goal is to pass the lesson at 85%. March is Reading Month tickets will still be passed out when school resumes in April. 

Folktale Reading powerpoint if needed for students who can’t get on I-ready:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1i_–9bq9gRchPIcMnK_6K6GG71oCEVeh1hs9xG1pIpE/edit?usp=sharing

Math: Zearn lessons should be completed to Lesson 15. 

I urge parents to also have students visit Khan Academy.  Please continue to work on computation nightly. Our focus is division.  Students all have division cards in their math bags.  If not those can be purchased from the dollar store.  

Social Studies: Please click on the link to Readworks. https://www.readworks.org/student-authentication. Our class code is ZXMK7L. Please complete the reading passage titled, “American Government- The Branches of Government: A Closer Look” and answer the questions. 

REFLECTION JOURNALS/WRITING: Each day, write at least one paragraph, explaining what you did during your day or something that happened in your family during the day. Remember, you can write more than one paragraph as well! (In your writing, you should be practicing your sentence structure, beginning capital letters, punctuation, and correct spelling and grammar.) Please put the date on each entry in your journal.

Writing: Define these words on a notebook sheet or Google doc.  Then create 15 new sentences using the vocabulary in your own words.  (I suggest to do 4 words per day, so that it is not overwhelming to complete by Friday, March 27.) When you are finished you can add your finished work to Google Classroom in my Language Arts section. If you do them in a notebook or hand-write on paper, take a picture of your work and attach it to an email to me.

ELA Words (#1-8) Math Words (#9-15):

1- passage 

2- phrase

3- plot 

4- point of view

5- presentation 

6- punctuation 

7- reasons

8- relationship 

9- product

10- research

11- multiply

12- pattern

13- sum

14- difference

15- quotient

Week of March 16th-20:

Reading: Please continue to complete 45 minutes a week on i-Ready. I have assigned two lessons to all of you (“Understanding Allusions to Myths” & “Close Reading: Supporting Inferences About Literary Texts”). Completing these two lessons will give you the needed minutes, the goal is to pass the lessons at 85%. March is Reading Month tickets will still be passed out when school resumes in April. 

Math: Zearn lessons should be completed up to lesson 13. 

Science: Please click on the link to Readworks. https://www.readworks.org/student-authentication. Our class code is ZXMK7L. Sign-in password is 1234 (or your student number, if you changed the password), then select your name. Please complete the reading passage titled “How Glaciers Changed The World” and answer the questions. 

Writing: Define these words on a notebook sheet or Google Doc. Then create 15 new sentences using the vocabulary in your own words.  (I suggest to do 4 words per day, so that it is not overwhelming to complete by Friday, March 20.) When you are finished you can add your finished work to Google Classroom in my Language Arts section.

1- main idea

2- meaning 

3- narrator

4- notes

5- opening 

6- opinion 

7- opposite

8- order of events 

9- organize

10- paragraph

11- equation 

12- whole number

13- prime 

14- composite

15- factor

Week of 3/9- (Wk. 17) Group A-Spelling List: neutral, fatal, numeral, although, almonds, total, final, medal, vocal, royal, executive branch, legislative branch, judicial branch, separate, balance

Week of 3/9- Week 17 – Group B Spelling List: shall, show, six, small, start, ten, today, together, try, warm

PIZZA SALE on Monday, March 9, 2020 after school. Buy it by the slice or buy it by the whole pizza!

TUESDAY–MARCH 10, 2020 VOTING DAY!! Visitors will be in and out of our building throughout the day.

FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2020: Half-day for students in the a.m. STUDENTS will be dismissed at 11:45 a.m.

**Due to the Snow days last week, the spelling lists will remain the same as the week of Feb. 24, Week 16:

Week of March 2: Group A– cacti, scissors, oxen, children, fungi, people, geese, sheep, fruit, fish, Earth, distance, cycle, phases, seasons

Group B – before, been, both, found, right, many, around, ground, sleep, read

Week 15 (Week of February 10, 2020): Words with /on/ & /en/ –  Group A

apron, poison, sunken, shrunken, chosen, tighten, frighten, cannon, carbon, sharpen, exponents, multiply, factors, estimation, product

Week 15:  Group B – Spelling List

like, must, ride, there, went, what, white, who, with,  pretty

End of Card Marking 2–Friday, January 17, 2020: Half Day for students in a.m.–Dismissal at 11:45 a.m.

SPELLING LIST – Group A: Week of 1-6-2020:

knuckles, honor, wrestle, heir, doubt, gnat, plumber, known, answer, thumbs, axis, revolve, planet, orbit, rotation

Group B: Spelling List – Wk. of January 6, 2020:

too, under, want, was, well, went, what, while, who, will

Weds., December 11, we began our Healthy Living Class. Students need to have a signed permission slip to join the class. There are still a few students who need to turn in slips. The class will be every Weds. through January. Students are learning about the foods that are good for their bodies and about fitness to stay healthy. Below are some pictures where students got to try “rainbow” fruits and vegetables.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1LbA4X1AqfshS0xiPSFSrBGPRJ1KtsBFp

PTA Meeting: Friday, December 13, 2019 in Cafeteria at 9:00 a.m. The class with the highest parent attendance will win a pizza party! Please come!


Miller December January Newsletter 19-20.pdf

SPELLING LISTS for Week 14 (Week of December 9, 2019):

Group A:

SPELLING LIST – Group A – Wk. 14                                        

compass, latitude, longitude, distributive, certain, compatible, population, money, deposit, withdrawal

Group B: this, ride, saw, soon, so, there, that, say, she, they

Below is a copy of a note sent to parents from Mr. Awada:

Good Evening Miller Parent(s),

Hope all enjoyed a beautiful weekend and are looking forward to a wonderful week. 

·  Monday, November 25 – Miller PTA Pizza Sale afterschool in the Cafeteria, $1 per slice and $8 per pizza.  

·  Monday, November 25 – Empty Bowls – 23400 Park St. Dearborn 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

·  Wednesday, November 27 – No School – Conference Release Day.

·  Thursday, November 28 – No School –

Happy Thanksgiving!

·  Friday, November 29 – No School – Happy Shopping!

School resumes Monday December 2, 2019

Thank you for the continued support.

Respectfully,

Mr. Radewin Awada

Principal

Group A SPELLING LIST for Week 12:

voucher, stretcher, bleacher, catcher, butcher, teacher, sketcher, rancher, researcher, preacher, factor pair, prime number, composite number

Group B SPELLING LIST for Week 12:

like, did, into, eat, he, four, have get, good, do

All Yearbook Orders are due with order forms filled out and EXACT money enclosed on Monday, November 18, 2019. There will be no late orders accepted.

Review Mod. 2, page 1
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Review Mod. 2, page 3

Review Mod. 2, page 4

If you were scheduled for Parent-Teacher Conferences on Tues., November 12, 2019 (the Snow Day), your conference will be held the same time slot on Monday, November 18, 2019 instead. A note was sent home with your child today (Nov. 14); please sign the note and return to school with your child tomorrow.

There is No School on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, due to the election that will take place. Voters will cast their votes for the BRIC proposal for Dearborn Public Schools. Please make an effort to vote for the good of our students!

4th Grade Pumpkin Patch, Oct. 29, 2019

 

PTA Meeting Friday, November 1, 2019 in Cafeteria at 10:00 a.m.  Please attend if you can!


HaPpY  H
aLlOwEeN!  Be safe while you have fun!

Friday, November 1, 2019 is a half-day.  Every student needs to be in school.  We will take our reading test in the morning.  Please make sure your child is in school tomorrow.  School will be dismissed  at 11:45 a.m.

Week of October 28, 2019:   Spelling List #8 for Group A:    redeem, relieve, even, equal, scene, cedar, between, precede, beneath, believe, environment, habitat, characteristics, adaptation, survival

Group B Spelling List #8:   look, make, me,  my, not, one, play, red, run, said

Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019 is the Young Authors’ Festival–It is free to attend, but you must register at the site linked here–>  https://library.umd.umich.edu/yaf/

Miller Boo Bash Flyer with translation 2019 (2)     <—Click to open

readworks.org     Class Code:  ZXMK7L

Oct. 30, 2019 will be our Pumpkin Path/Petting Farm.  Each student is asked to bring $2  to their child’s teacher to help defray the cost of the event.
 
Week 7 (Wk. of 10-21-19) SPELLING LIST-Group A:  flight, slight, sigh, fright, bright, might, climb, twice wildlife, mind, median, mode, data, maximum, minimum
 
Group B:  funny, go, help, here, I, in, is it, jump, little
 
Week 6 (Wk. of 10-14-19) SPELLING LIST – Group A:  today, ache, estimate, phrase, trade, parade, became, arcade, education, glacier, geography, region, direction, transportation, Midwest, landform
 
Group B:    a, and, away, big, blue, can, come, down, find, for
 
Week 5 (Wk. of 10-7-19)  SPELLING LIST:
owner, compose, joke, only, grow, hold, notice, whole, vocal, compromise, organism, light, energy, air, water.
 
Week of Sept. 30 SPELLING List (Week 4):
person, interest, district, trim, adopt, strong, common, timber, grin, blog, question, experiment, hypothesis, solution, conclusion
 
A huge thank-you to all our parents who came to the PTA meeting on Friday!   Mrs. Traicoff’s class won the Pizza Party !!!
 
PTA Meeting, Friday, September 27, 2019 in the Cafeteria @ 9:00 a.m.  The class that has the most parents in attendance receive a pizza party.

Welcome Back!

This 2019-20 school year is off to a flying start.  It is my privilege to be your child’s 4th Grade teacher this year, and I look forward to getting to know each of them individually as well as academically!  Please click on the “Homework” tab each night to view what was given to your child as homework on that day.  All homework is due in class the following school day, unless otherwise noted.  Thank you for your support in this area.

I encourage each student to pack their backpacks before going to bed at night in order to avoid forgetting materials they need at school the next morning.  I would appreciate each parent’s help in this area.

Open House:  A time to meet your child’s teachers, see the classroom, view curriculum, and schedule your child’s conference time in November.  Thursday, September 12, 2019 from 6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m. is our scheduled Open House, and I look forward to meeting each family!

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