April 19

Week 4/20-4/24

Good afternoon!

Students, I emailed you all with an update, it is LONG but I expect you to read it all! The week’s new Google Classroom assignments will show up tomorrow morning.

Parents, I also emailed everyone whose email address I have. If you did not receive it, please email me at zastror@dearbornschools.org. There have been a few changes that will take place on Monday until the end of the year.

Stay safe all!

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April 17

New YouTube Channel

Good morning!

A few students asked about my uploaded videos. Bin and I created a NEW YouTube channel. I deleted the old one to try and get this one to work on the school chromebooks (but it might not work on them yet). I put the link on the side bar here:

I will try to update a few videos a week and put them on that page. Hope everyone is safe and warm during this strange snowy day! ❤️

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April 14

Art, Science Enrichment, Mrs. Elhaddi’s Reading Group

Please make sure to check Mrs. Saad and Mrs. Burek’s iBlogs for updates on what you need to do as a 5th grader.

Here are the links for quick access:

Mrs. Burek’s iBlog https://iblog.dearbornschools.org/burek/

Mrs. Saad’s iBlog https://iblog.dearbornschools.org/saadn/

If you need to rejoin Mrs. Saad’s Google classroom, the code is: W2v67w7

Also Mrs. Elhaddi is back! Her reading group can access her blog at https://iblog.dearbornschools.org/kaid/2020/04/14/april-14-2020/?preview=true

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April 12

Week of 4/13-4/17

Good evening!

I want to start with saying I miss you all and I hope everyone had some relaxing and a safe Spring Break. I know you have all heard the news by now, that the school building is closed for the rest of the year. However, that does not mean school is canceled! We will continue to do online learning to help you all grow and prepare for middle school! I will work hard to make sure you are capable of learning online. Remember, you can always reach me at zastror@dearbornschools.org.

Please check our Google Classroom for all assignments. I tried a different format to help organize all the information. Please try your best as I work the kinks out of this new way of learning.

I will try to post videos of Bin and I, but it’s getting harder to do 🙂 He is not as patient as he was a few weeks ago. If you have videos of yourselves doing something fun at home, share them with me. I miss all your faces!

I enjoyed the Google Meet up I had with a few students. I will try to organize another not this week, but the following. It will be later in the day, many said they don’t wake up until after noon! They had a few questions for me, and I promise to bring them up to Mr. Awada at our video conference staff meeting. If you have a question you’d like me to ask on your behalf, please email me them before Wednesday.

Stay safe! I love you all.

<3 Mrs. Zastrow

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March 29

Online Assignments for 3/30-4/5

Good afternoon,

I miss everyone and I hope you all are safe and healthy. Attached you will find your assignments for next week. They will not be up and active until tomorrow. Many are still working on last week’s assignments, please remember to TURN IN your work after or I will not know you are done and ready for me to check it.

I called home to everyone last Wednesday, but if I did not get to talk to you, I will try again Wednesday around 10-11. So if you see a blocked/restricted number, it might be me!

Remember to continue doing iReady minutes and getting a 85% pass rate! If you want to video chat with Bin and I, let me know and we can set up a time through Google Hangout.

Love you all!

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March 14

Online Learning 3/16-3/22

Good morning,

Attached you will find the first week’s online learning plan. Students are to complete all the assignments by 3/23. I will also post 3/23’s work on that day (possibly the day before).

I am new to online learning, so if what I asked students to do is too much please let me know so I can adjust for the next week. Again my email is zastror@dearbornschools.org. If it was not enough work, I left suggestions on the document on what else students can do.

Please be safe, and I look forward to hearing everyone’s stories when we get back to school! I love you all.

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March 13

Letter to Parents

Dear Miller 5th grade parents,

Please make sure to check our iBlogs every Monday as we will be posting assignments for the week. Many of the assignments will be on Google Classroom or through a link from our iBlogs. Students can submit assigned writing on Google Classroom or via Google Documents. Please make sure they share them with the teacher.

No new lessons will be assigned, however, many lessons will be reviewed to maintain achieved progress. We will be focusing on:

  • iReady online resource for math and reading – we will post clear instructions for the students to follow.
  • Social Studies and Science will be posted on either iBlog or Google Classroom

Since we are working from home, we will do our best to answer questions in a timely manner.

Stay safe!

Mrs. Zastrow

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March 8

Week of March 9th

Happy Sunday morning! I am awake from Daily Savings time bright and early.


  • Camp is Monday-Wednesday. Students who are going camping we will miss you! I spoke to them to remind them they are still responsible for their missing homework, so please make sure they do it before Friday.
  • With the worry about sicknesses, please review with your child proper washing etiquette. If they have younger siblings have them test them on how long to wash their hands.
  • We are done with winter testing! We only have M-Step in April, May spring NWEA and DRAs left! So far this class has been impressive with their strives and gains. Be proud to have raised such goal orientated children who welcome challenges and met them with no fear.
  • Tuesday is the primary elections! Please take the time to vote. We have been learning about people’s rights to vote and that in early American history not everyone had that right. This would be a great opportunity to have a conversation with your child about voting.

Have a great rest of your Sunday!

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