Thursday, August 10, 2017

August 14-18


Dear Parents,

We hope everyone had a great weekend and are ready for the first full week of school! We had a great time meeting everyone last week.

On Monday, your child will take home an All About Me Bag. This is an empty brown paper bag. Please help your child fill this bag with 4 items that your child can use to tell the class about him/herself. If an object does not fit into the bag, you may print out a picture and include it with the other objects. Send back the bag the next day. Your child will share his/her bag with the class.  

 This week we will continue going over the daily routines and classroom expectations.

If your child has not done so already, I ask that each child bring a water bottle, book bag, and lunch box to school daily. Each item should have the child´s name clearly labeled on it.
Under the heading Pages (to the right of our blog) you will find all the links to the different blogs. Please refer to them weekly.


Discovery School subscribes to IXL. This is an online math and language support for students. Every student will get his/hers password. Feel free to use this for extra practice for your child.  New usernames and passwords will be sent home this week.

Last, we would like to remind all the parents how important it is to read the blog every Monday. The blog is where we will communicate all the important events, weekly teaching and learning objectives and daily homework.

This week your child will inquire into the following:

This week your child will be reviewing the words from the Fry List that they learned in Kindergarten. The class will be doing various activities and chants with the words. We will introduce the following words:

we
when
your
can
said

On Friday, the students will have a spelling challenge in which they will have to write these words correctly. Please practice with them at home.

This week your child will be reviewing his/her book knowledge. Your child will be inquiring into book elements. We will be reading Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes,  A Kiss for Little Bear by Maurice Sendak. Your child will identify and describe the  characters, discuss the setting of the story, and describe the major events of the story.




 The students will begin writing opinion pieces. The students will be able to write state their opinion, supply at least one reason for their opinion and provide a sense of closure.


This week your child will be beginning Chapter 1, Patterns and Number Sense. Your child will be identifying, extending and creating patterns. Your child will also be making sets of a certain number and showing how a number can be divided into two parts.



 For the next few weeks your child will be inquiring into citizenship. We will learn about the five themes of citizenship through shared readings, videos, various role playing activities, and projects.