Saturday, March 16, 2019

March 18 - 22


Dear Parents,



We hope you enjoyed your long weekend! It is starting to get hot in the afternoon. Please remember to have your child bring in refillable water bottle and a hat or cap will also be a good idea. Please make sure to put bug spray and sunscreen on a daily basis.





Parents please take note that this Friday, March 22nd Report Cards for the third quarter will be sent home. This day is an early dismissal (P.M. Schedule) and students will be dismissed at 11:45 a.m. Conferences (on a need basis) will be held in the afternoon (1:00 to 3:00 p.m.). If you would like to meet with us and a conference was not requested, please contact the school and set up an appointment.




We would like to congratulate Octavio Sánchez who represented Discovery School First Grade class in the Regional Spelling Bee of Tegucigalpa. Octavio won First Place!!! We all feel very proud of him!






Our Read-a-Thon continues this week. The children need to write the name of the book he/she is reading, the number of pages, and the activity they chose for the book. This paper has to be in their folders every day. Please take the time to motivate your child into reading, reading, and reading! This competition will last until March 29, and the winners of each grade will receive a prize from our DPTO.


This week your child will be inquiring in the following:


This week your child will be reviewing all the Word Walls with various chants and activities. The spelling challenge will be on Friday, March 22nd. The five new words that we will be introducing this week are: 

well
large
must
big
even





Reading and Writing will be tied up together for the following weeks. Last quarter we focused on Informative Writing. For this last quarter we will be discussing make-believe or fantasy. We are going to start with a unit on Fairy Tales. The children will be exposed to a variety of very well-known fairy tales and we will be discussing different versions of them. 



We will continue practicing Two-Digit Addition and Subtraction. You may want to practice with your child at home. If you do, please emphasize that we always need to start with the ones place. 




In Science we are going to be discussing the scientific method. We are going to start getting ready for our Science Fair which will be held on April 5th.  To do this, we are going to be conducting several experiments in the class.