Staff provided another morning of reading and literacy activities within the Fordson Feeder. Hosted at Lowrey Elementary, this is the 4th of 7 events planned by Fordson Feeder elementary schools. Next stop: July 24th from 9:30am-11:30am at Henry Ford Elementary School. Students can hear a story, participate in hands-on literacy activities and take a book. The Dearborn Public Library staff are also on site making buttons and signing up people for library cards.
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.
Rhonda Walker from Channel 4 news surprised a First Grader Kylie Fitch with a classroom Donut Party and a certificate for being one of Rhonda’s Brag Book students. Kylie was nominated by her grandma.
Welcome to the Dearborn Public Schools Strategic Planning Survey
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See the MDE Early Literacy website for tools for parents and schools to support all students’ reading proficiency
- Facts for Families: What is the Read by Grade Three Law (Spanish)
- Read by Grade Three – Parent Awareness Toolkit
- Essentials for Families Poster
- Michigan Read by Grade Three – Full Video
- The Michigan Department of Education Early Literacy Coaching Model
- Facts for Families: What is the Read by Grade Three Law?
- English Learner (EL) Guidance
- Read by Grade Three Guide
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.