Thursday, February 17, 2011

Week 27- February 21st-25th

Dear Parents,

We hope you enjoyed your long weekend.
This week your child will start preparing for Pet Day. Pet Day will take place on Friday, March 4th. In order to help us prepare for this day, we are asking that by Tuesday, February 22nd, you send information about the pet that your child will brining to school that day. More information about Pet Day will be sent home later this week with your child.
Please send back the signed progress reports as soon as possible. We are still collecting small boxes, maps, and any recycable materials that can be used for art projects.
This week your child will be learning the following:

Language Arts
  • Phonics- This week's words are me, just , over, very, and am. Please review these words with your child nightly. Your child will be reviewing these words and older words daily with various chants and activities.
  • Reading-Your child will be reading informational texts and gathering facts about his/her pet. You can help your child with this skill by spending time with him/her reading facts from the information provided under the 'Links' heading about the pet or animal.
  • Writing-Your child will be writing facts about his/her pet.
Math-This week your child will be starting Chapter 8, Place Value, Data, and Graphs. In this chapter your child will inquire into tens, ones, and how to use data to make different kinds of graphs. This week, your child will learn about numbers made with tens and ones.

Theme-Social Studies-My Community- Your child will be further developing his/her map skills by examing pictorial maps and creating map keys. We will have a special visitor on Thursday. Francesca's Grandmother will be leading our theme class that day.



-Reading 10 minutes
-Math-Ordering Events worksheet
-Theme- Draw a pictorial map of your bedroom
Send Back Pet Day Information sheet

-Reading 10 minutes
-Theme-Which Direction worksheet
-Language Arts-Puzzle Fun

-Reading 10 minutes
-Phonics- study for spelling challenge
-Math-Timed Test


  1. Send back Progress Reports
  2. Send back Pet Day information on Tuesday
  3. DPTO-check the DPTO website for up coming events and information. DPTO
  4. Please label ALL of your child's belongings with a permanent marker; lunch boxes, containers, sweaters, water bottles, bags, etc.
  5. Water Bottles- Your child must come to school with a water bottle every day.
  6. Library- Please make sure that your child brings his/her library book to school on his/her assigned library day.
  7. The Chronicles of Discovery, a literary and art magazine for Discovery School high school students will be coming soon.
    Submissions for both art and literature are being accepted now until March 11.
    The official award ceremony will take place in April.
    For more information contact Mr. Fenn or Ms. Campbell.
Magic Word: Fact
Trivia Question: Ask your child the difference between fact and opinion.

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