Weeks of April 20 – June 8

Google Classroom

Snow students: Please go to Google Classroom for your assignment in the class: Snow Media & Technology

If you’re not in the class already, here are the join codes:

Snow 1st grade: vdlhhs7

Snow 2nd grade: vjouc3z

Snow 3rd grade: 6nmtdcd

Howe students: Please go to Google Classroom for your assignment in the class: Howe Media & Technology. You will need to join these new classes. The join codes are below:

Howe 1st grade: 2efhgrl

Howe 2nd grade: jnfgego

Howe 3rd grade: 6qvdwkw

Week of April 13

April is Poetry Month!

Do you like poetry?

Read and listen to some of the poems below, then try to make your own poem in SeeSaw, along with a picture. If you really can’t make your own poem, you can copy the one below called “Spring Song” into SeeSaw, and draw a picture to go with it. Remember, once you click on SeeSaw, to click on “Log In” button on top right corner, then on “I am a Student”, then on “Google Log In” (top rainbow Google choice)

***Students who can’t get logged onto SeeSaw could write a poem and draw a picture by hand, then email it to wilcoxj@dearbornschools.org

Spring Song

Frogs croak
Rains soak
Chicks peep
Crickets leap
Bees hum
Robins come
Birds sing
It’s spring!

~ Author Unknown ~

Shel Silverstein’s “Sick”performed by children

Shel Silverstein’s Poem, “The Crocodile’s Toothache” performed by Uncle Shelby

Visit poet Shel Silverstein’s website – Games & Activities (or just explore)

Visit Shel Silverstein’s YouTube channel

Shel Silverstein’s Poem “Boa Constrictor” text

Shel Silverstein Singing and Playing Guitar – poems “Boa Constrictor” “Unicorn”

Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” (Simpsons)

Poems Kids Like – find one you’d like to read aloud!

Week of March 30

Listen to an astronaut read you a story from Outer Space! 🙂

  1. Click on the link above to hear the story Ada Lace, Take Me to Your Leader (parts 1,2,3).

2. Next, draw your own space picture with a sentence

using either

SeeSaw Click “Login” (top corner),

then “I am a Student”,

then “Sign In with Google” (will have to enter your student number @dearbornschools.org (easiest if you were already in for ilearn, iready, or typing.com

or (if you can’t get logged into SeeSaw, then use:) ABCYA StoryMaker (link below) to draw a space picture and write a sentence about your story.

ABCYA StoryMaker

**If you want to get fancy, and can’t use SeeSaw, have your mom or dad take a picture of your story with their phone, then email it to me at:


Have fun reading and drawing and writing this week and stay safe! 🙂

**Extra Fun if you love DogMan or Captain Underpants books:

Click here to read part of a new DogMan book every week, and learn how to draw the characters with the author, Dav Pilkey! He also provides some activities if you have a printer and can print out his worksheets, then draw or write on them. Check it out! 🙂

The Dav Pilkey at Home website is: https://kids.scholastic.com/kids/books/dav-pilkey-at-home/

Week of March 23

Home Row Keys Song

Do you know the home row keys by heart? Play the song/video above a few times to help you memorize which keys are in the home row. (That is where your fingers sit when they are not typing) Keeping your fingers on the home row makes it easier to learn to type.

Coding : Go to Hour of Code to practice computer programming (also known as coding). Make sure to choose a program that is in your grade level. If the program you choose is too hard, pick an easier one to start out.

If you end up loving to code, you may want to consider doing that for a living someday. There are many jobs available worldwide for computer programmers (also known as coders).

Here are some coding websites to try:


Tynker Hour of Code

Santa Tracker Code Lab

Santa Tracker Dance Coding

Hour of Code Disney’s Moana

For information about all kinds of computer languages and games to learn more about them, click here

Week of March 16 (from home)

Hello! I hope you are all doing well and staying safe. I hope to see all of you soon. Here are some activities to enrich your learning this week:

Grade 1: Typing practice (click the tab at the top of the screen) and practice your typing skills for at least 20 minutes.

Grade 1-3: Go to Clever


then choose the blue Typing.com button.

Practice your typing lessons and/or typing games for at least 20 minutes. Try to earn a badge! Practice keeping your fingers on the home row keys:

Home Row Keys: asdf jkl;

Home Row Key Song

Week of March 2

Welcome to March is Reading Month!

Dr. Seuss’ birthday is March 2.

Choose 1 of the following 4 links to a Dr. Seuss book to read:

**Green Eggs and Ham

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!

**Cat in the Hat Game

1.  The Cat in the Hat Comes Back 

2. The Cat in the Hat

3. Let’s See Who This Is!   -Did you know famous people like to read to kids

for March is Reading Month too?

4. Green Eggs and Ham (with a hip-hop twist)

Let’s Visit Seussville – the Dr. Seuss website and click on “Books” to see a list of his books.

You can also click on “Games” to play a Dr. Seuss game.

Week of February 10




Choose a Valentine’s Book here to read

read Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch here (from the top row)

Practice dragging and dropping with this Valentine’s Day puzzle

Valentine’s Word Search

Week of January 6

Happy New Year!

Content Objective: I can search the library catalog for books by keyword.

Language Objective: I can tell my elbow partner how I searched the library catalog for books by keyword.Search our Library Catalog to see what books we have (called Destiny)

Choose your school name from the list of Elementaries (Snow or Howe)

Choose “catalog”

Search by typing in the box at the top of the page.

Squirrel’s New Year’s Resolution

Week of December 2

Hour of Code

Tynker Hour of Code

Santa Tracker Code Lab

Santa Tracker Dance Coding

Hour of Code Disney’s Moana

Week of November 18

Read 1-2 Thanksgiving books of your choice by clicking here

SeeSaw – login, then choose “I am a Student”