6th Grade Orientation follow up

Thank you to all the families that showed up for our 6th grade orientation this past Wednesday.  We hope that you enjoyed yourselves as much as we enjoyed having you.

NOTE: The websites that were listed in the presentation will be posted here soon.  We are preparing a more user friendly format for the links…..

Middle School Seal of Biliteracy

Middle School Seal of Biliteracy

Earning the Dearborn Middle School Seal of Biliteracy demonstrates significant commitment to fluency in two or more languages. Students who attain the Middle School Seal will be honored at their school’s 8th grade honors assembly where they will receive a certificate and an insignia of their accomplishment.

To earn the Seal students completing 8th grade must:

  • Earn a proficient or higher score on the English language arts portion of the state exam (currently MEAP) in 8th grade
  • Earn a proficient or higher score on the state English proficiency test (currently WIDA)

Satisfy one of the following requirements:

  • Complete 1 year of an 8th grade world language course with a final grade of B or above
  • Pass the district Level 1 test out exam
  • Prepare a 1 page essay in both languages: Why is it important to be fluent in multiple languages?
  • Make a presentation in a language other than English to designated teachers and administrators

For more information, please see you counselor.


Middle School Seal of Biliteracy (1)

Dearborn’s Got Talent! May 13th at 6:30pm

City wide event will showcase only the best high school talent in town!
Talented high school students from across Dearborn will compete for top honors at the first-ever “Dearborn’s Got Talent!” show on Tuesday, May 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center.Tickets are on sale now! Tickets for general admission seating are $5 advance. Prices on May 13 are $7.

For more information about “Dearborn’s Got Talent” call 827-3109



Dear Tumbler:


A friendly reminder of your subscription to the TumbleBookLibrary (TBL).  To log on go to your account, please visit www.tumblebooklibrary.com


Username:  woodworthms

Password:  books


The quickest and easiest way to access your TBL collection is by posting the attached icon and using this direct link on your website.




*Please email us your school logo if you would like to co-brand your school with TBL by placing your logo on the top right hand side of your home page.


To guarantee that you receive our emails, please ensure that your email server has white listed “*@tumblebooks.com” and our email server IP address:, thank you!


About the TumbleBookLibrary: The TBL is a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, Read-Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation), TumbleTV which consists of pre-set playlists of a sequence of books, Tumble Puzzles & Games, and TumbleResources for teachers and students. TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books which we have licensed from children’s book publishers and converted to the TumbleBook format.

Usage Stats in ‘TumbleAdmin’:

On the bottom left hand corner of your home page, you’ll find a TumbleAdmin button. Click on it and you will find your usage stats. If you click on the “marketing material” section, you will find dozens of animated icons you can place on your school website. Interested in customizing TBL bookmarks for your students? You can place your username and password on the bookmarks. Simply click on TumbleAdmin and then Marketing Materials to print out your bookmarks!


You can also access Tumblebooks via any reading/mobile device that has an internet connection (for example: colour nook, kindle fire, Ipads & Ipod touch users), our site should automatically redirect you to “TumbleBookLibrary: For iPads and Mobile Devices”. If not, please click on the drop down menu at the top right corner and choose “Mobile” then “Go”.

Navigating the Site:

You may want to explore the site by checking out all the books, games and features. Our catalogue has book descriptions, book reviews, and author/illustrator/publisher information. You can view a TumbleBook by clicking on the ‘View Online” button or on the cover of the book. There are a number ways you can access a book:


  1. The index page lists all the TumbleBooks. Click on the title (hyperlink) and you will be taken right to that TumbleBook.


  1. Scroll through the collection in any of the sections to read the descriptions and view the reading levels.



Add your favorite title(s) to the My Favorites section for easy access any time. This feature is cookied onto individual computers.


This feature allows teachers to create secondary accounts and create customized playlists that can be access from any computer!

Common Core Portal:

Allows educators to click on a specific standard and see which of our TumbleBooks falls in that specific category. Lesson plans and quizzes can also be found here.


Our online search allows you to search by title, author, publisher, language, keyword, and reading level.

Automatic/Manual Button

TumbleBooks are designed to be experienced in either automatic or manual mode. In automatic mode, the pages turn by themselves and are narrated; in manual mode, the readers turn the pages at their own speed.

The Pause Button: Both the student and teacher can use the pause button to stop the story at any time in order to practice story prediction, interpret pictures, discuss new vocabulary words, empathize with a character, discuss possible consequences of actions, encourage problem solving, or provide historical, geographical, or other perspectives.

Reading Levels:

Each title has recommended reading levels: Grade, Lexile and Accelerated Reader information. Click on the reading level to see other books at the same level.

Book Reports:

Students can create their own book reports after reading a book. You may fill out the online form or print it out.


Each title has an accompanying TumbleQuiz: a fun, flash-animated, multiple-choice quiz that each student can take online after reading a book to test their reading comprehension. Quizzes are also available with audio.


The TumblePuzzles and TumbleGames are great educational tools.


The TumblePlayer allows students, teachers, librarians and parents to preload a number of TumbleBooks in an online player in order to be played one after another. Perfect for library story time. The TumblePlayer works just like an online music player.

 Language Learning:

Our Language Learning section has a growing collection of books in Spanish and French.

Navigate en Español/ en Français:

Our drop down menu on the top right hand corner of the site allows you to view the entire site in Spanish or French.



TBL is one of 5 online libraries providing unlimited remote access in a unique reading format.  Please do not hesitate to explore both www.tbcjr.com and/or www.tumblebookcloud.com: Your Online Read-Along Collection and www.audiobookcloud.com: Your Online Audio Book Library. You can register for a free username/password so you can review and evaluate the collections. Like TumbleBookLibrary AND TumbleBookCloud Junior? Ask us about TumblePremium which combines both TBL & TBC JR & TumbleMath!


We are sure that you will love your experience with the TBL, and it will soon become an invaluable educational resource to you. We are constantly adding new books, puzzles and games as well as other teaching resources. As always, we welcome your questions, comments and general feedback. We look forward to a long and successful relationship with your school.


Happy Tumbling from the TumbleBook Family!

Kitty Tamber


1853A Avenue Road, Suite 4

Toronto, ON M5M 3Z4

Phone: 416-781-4010

Fax: 416-781-2764

Toll free: 1-800-232-1844




TumbleBooks is the digital media division of Tumbleweed Press Inc.  Tumbleweed Press is based in Toronto, Canada and is a global leader in the creation and delivery of print and electronic interactive reading experiences.  Since it was formed in 1985 as a print publisher, Tumbleweed has published over 50 print books representing a circulation of approximately 5 million copies.  TumbleBooks currently offers four online subscription reading services that provide unlimited remote access to an extensive catalogue of titles, in three unique formats, to millions of readers of all ages and abilities worldwide.


Note: Flash Plug-In

TumbleBooks and TumbleQuizzes are created in Flash animation and require the Flash plug-in to view and hear the animation. The great majority of computers and operating systems are already preloaded with Flash. If you are unable to view the books you can download the Flash plug-in for free at www.macromedia.com Please do not hesitate to contact us at info@tumblebooks.com should you have any questions.


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