Important News

Dear Parents,

Your son or daughter has probably come home this afternoon and told you that I have decided to leave the classroom. This was not a decision that I made lightly; it was one that I made after careful consideration. Like I shared with the children, I did not feel that I was able to provide them with the highest level of education that was deserving of them. I hope that you, as well as the kids can appreciate that I put their best interest first and foremost.

The new teacher, Ms. Karina Taleb, will be in the classroom with me this week transitioning and a letter will be coming from Mr. Awada forthwith. Ms. Taleb is a recent graduate from the University of Michigan, Dearborn and a student teacher of a 4/5 classroom at Howard Elementary, so she is familiar with the split class format.

My last day in the classroom will be Friday, January 12, 2018; however, I will work as a substitute teacher in various classrooms throughout Miller Elementary the rest of the school year, so I will not be a complete stranger. I appreciate all of the support that you have shown to me this school year.


Sally Wall

Spelling Words January 8-12

3rd Grade Words

  1. drum
  2. frying
  3. price
  4. train
  5. track
  6. dream
  7. frame
  8. printing
  9. traps
  10. trim
  11. equation
  12. knowing
  13. per share
  14. define
  15. identify

4th Grade Words

  1. neutral
  2. fatal
  3. numeral
  4. although
  5. almonds
  6. total
  7. final
  8. mdeal
  9. vocal
  10. executive branch
  11. legislative branch
  12. judicial branch
  13. separate
  14. balance


Monday: Write each word 5 times.

Tuesday: Write a sentence for each word. Use a dictionary to ensure that you are using the word correctly.

Wednesday: Write a story using 10 spelling words.

Thursday: Put each word in ABC order, and STUDY.

Happy New Year

I hope that everyone enjoyed their break, I know that I did! I’m sure that we all will have a bit of a hard time getting back into our regular routines tomorrow, but I am looking forward to seeing everyone. Here is a picture of me with my husband and my kids and granddaughter on Christmas morning in Virginia. We had a wonderful time spending time with them over the holiday.

Tuesday Homework and Announcements

Homework for tonight is a math factoring worksheet; both sides. Each class was also given a social studies packet to READ through ONLY. They DO NOT have to answer any questions, we will do that in class together. 4th grade also received a completed study guide for them to begin studying for a test toward the end of the week. 3rd grade will receive theirs tomorrow for a test on Friday. 3rd grade received a math study guide today. Their math test will be on Thursday. 4th grade will receive theirs tomorrow with a math test on Friday. Please note that there is no word search for spelling tonight.

The holiday shop is open for three more days. I was incorrect on the price of the items. The prices range from $1.00 – $11.00. The students should not have any more trouble going the rest of the week.

Lastly, tomorrow is a late start, with school beginning at 9:30 am.

Monday Homework and Announcements

Both grades have spelling homework tonight, along with social studies. There will also be a math test later this week for both grades, study guides will be given on Wednesday.

The holiday shop is open everyday this week if your child would like to purchase a gift for anyone. The prices range from $1.00 – $5.00. The classes have designated times each day to go; however, if our time falls during one of our specials, such as art, or science enrichment, etc., they will not be allowed to go that day. The resource teachers do not want the students shopping during their class time.

Friday is our last day before winter break and it is a full day. I am looking forward to flying to Virginia on Saturday to spend the holiday with my daughters, son-in-law, and granddaughter.

Weekend Homework

Math homework has been assigned for the weekend. Although it may sound like a lot of pages, in actuality, it should be quite easy for your child to complete and should not take longer than 45 minutes to an hour.

3rd grade: Pages 39-46 Math practice book

4th grade: Pages 63-74 Math practice book

Multiplication Masters and New Math Manipulative

We have started multiplication and division in 3rd and 4th grade. This is our Multiplication Masters chart to track our progress.

Students are to draw one blue card and one red card and then multiply each number. Face cards are worth 10.

3rd graders brought home these playing cards in their math bags today to play a multiplication game to help them memorize their multiplication facts.

Homework and PTA

Tonight’s homework is a word search for both grades and math pages 49 & 50 for grade 3 and 67 & 68 for grade 4.

There will be a PTA meeting on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 9:00am in the school cafeteria. We look forward to seeing many parents.

Spelling Words December 11-15, 2017

3rd Grade

  1. annoy
  2. royal
  3. join
  4. spoil
  5. coin
  6. multiple
  7. quotient
  8. vibrate
  9. sound waves

4th Grade

  1. muffin
  2. bargain
  3. certain
  4. pumpkin
  5. fountain
  6. basin
  7. again
  8. captain
  9. dolphin
  10. curtain
  11. push factor
  12. pull factor
  13. migration
  14. immigration
  15. movement


Monday: Write each word 5 times.

Tuesday: Word search

Wednesday: Write a story using 8 (3rd grade) words/10(4th grade) words.

Thursday: Write each word in alphabetical order and study.