Approximately 53 students came to McDonald Elementary School today to participate in Fordson Feeder Reads. Students enjoyed read alouds, making books, launchers and were able to select a book to take home. Our own Dearborn Public Library staff were also on site to allow parents to apply for library cards. Twelve staff members came to spend the morning with our students and parents too. Next stop, July 17th at Lowrey Elementary School from 9:30-11:30am. #fordsonfeederreads
Our second Fordson Feeder Reads event was a success! Staff facilitated 4 stations and the Dearborn Public Library provided a 5th station:
- Station 1: Students were able to take a free book
- Station 2: Staff provided blank books, markers, and pencils for the kids to make books.
- Station 3: Staff took time to read 3 different books about kindness to students and parents present.
- Station 4: Staff provided 2 different science activities. Students were able to make mini kites and experiment with chromatography (ink splitting).
- Station 5: The Dearborn Public Library staff was present to share materials, allow parents and students to apply for library cards and make buttons for the children.
Approximately 250 children and parents were in attendance. A special “thank you” to all of the staff members who volunteered during their summer vacation to make this event a success!
Next stop: July 10th at McDonald Elementary School
Oakman Elementary School was the first site for the Fordson Feeder Literacy Pop-up. On June 19th, many teachers gave up two hours of their first week of summer vacation to provide activities centered around literacy. Students made a book, a project, heard a read-aloud and were given a book to take home. The next stop is William Ford on June 26th from 9:30-11:30am.
To attend, students must be in kindergarten thru 5th grade and accompanied by a parent.
Care to the Core Day was April 26th. However, our staff members show support to our students and families year round. One shining example is our Parent Liaison at Woodworth Middle School. Ms. Dakroub is always present and willing to assist our families. She is a shining example of living the “Care to the Core” mission every day. Pictured here with Assistant Principal Ahmed (left), these two ladies support the Woodworth Hornets.
Students and their families enjoyed an interactive, hands-on program that allowed them to explore fundamental concepts relevant to our societies growing needs while rotating through a series of 14 science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) stations!
Most importantly, this event was fully student-led from beginning to end. Thanks to volunteers from the fifth grade classes at William Ford and a BIG thank you to the Fordson ASU and STEM Middle School students who volunteered at this event from start to finish. They were incredible volunteers, and because of their dedication and hard work, our Sciencepalooza was a great success.
On March 13th, SEDSAC (Superintendent -Executive Director Student Advisory Council) students from Lowrey hosted SEDSAC students from STEM. The purpose was to collaborate on the focus for this year. Lowrey students shared their plans for promoting empathy and took the STEM students on a tour. In April, STEM students will host the Lowrey students.