Sunday, March 25, 2012

Week 33- March 26th- 30th

Dear Parents,

We hope that everyone had a fantastic weekend! We are sure that everyone is ready for the Easter break, however, we would like to remind all parents and students that it is still important to be on time and attend school every days this week.
If your child has still not done so, can you please have your child bring in 1 dozen plastic Easter eggs which can be opened asap. We need them for the Easter activity which is planned for this Friday.
This Friday, March 30th, the first grade classes will be visiting Chiminike to watch a play and have an Easter egg hunt. If your child has not returned his/her persmission slip, can he/she do so asap. He/she will not be allowed to join us on the trip if we do not have his/her permission slip signed by a parent/guardien. The students will be leaving the school at 8:30 a.m. and returning by 11:30 a.m. Please have your child wear his/her discovery shirt that day if he/she has one. Your child does not need to bring a snack or lunch to school on this day.
The New Discovery School "Home of the Wolves" T-Shirts and Polos are now available for purchase in the Finance office. T-shirts are sold for $7 (L140) and polos for $13 (L250). With every shirt sold, you are contributing to the Choir in their effort to raise funds for their San Francisco trip this summer. Also, we sould like to remind students to wear Discovery School shirts on Fridays to demonstrate school pride.
We are still in need of American coins! We are asking you to please donate any American coins you may have at home.
Last, the Discovery School annual Family Night will be on April 20th from 4-7 P.M. This is a very fun night for all students, parents and teachers! There will be various activities for children, along with food and other goods you can purchase.
This week your child will inquire into the following:

Language Arts
  • Phonics- This weeks words are much, before, line, right, and too. The class will be reviewing these words and other Word Wall words through various words activities and chants.
  • Reading- This week your child will be reading and performing a readers theater. He/she will be practicing reading with tone and expression. You can help your child with this skill by asking him/her to add various 'voices' when reading.
  • Writing- Your child will work on sentence writing by writing fairytale riddles. He/she will be required to write sentences that are complete, have all the Word Wall words spelt correctly, capitals and end marks in the correct places, and that include adjectives. You can practice this skill at home by having your child write simple sentences about a story he/she read, his/her day at school or about any topic your child chooses.
Math- This week your child will be finishing up the money chapter. Your child can review the money chapter by playing some of the online games under the 'Links' heading.
Theme- Science-Solids and Liquids- The class will be investigating the different properties of liquids this week. Your child will be observing, comparing, and describing various liquids by completing various types of experiments.

Easter- Create an Easter basket and bring it to school on Friday
Math- Money worksheet
Reading- read 10 minutes and fill out the reading log

Easter- Work on your Easter basket
Math-Money worksheet
Reading- read 10 minutes and fill out the reading log

Easter- Work on your Easter basket
Math- Money Review worksheet
Reading-read 10 minutes and fill out the reading log

Easter- Work on your Easter basket and bring it to school tomorrow
L.A- study for the spelling challenge
Reading-read 10 minutes and fill out the reading log

Easter Eggs- Please have your child bring in 1 dozen plastic Easter eggs as soon as possible.
1/2 day -March 28th
Field Trip -The class will be visiting Chiminike March 30th.
Family Night- April 10th, 4-7 P.M.
Water Bottles- Your child needs to bring a water bottle to school everyday. Please write your child's name on the bottle.
Sweaters/Jackets and Other Objects: We ask parents to label all their child’s belongings with a permanent marker. This makes it easier for us to help you look for things if they are misplaced or lost. We also ask for your cooperation by sending back with your child any item he/she brings home that does not belong to him, and to notify the homeroom teacher about it (by text message, email or phone call).
Library- Please make sure your child brings back his/her library book on his/her library day every week.
P.E- Please make sure your child wears proper running shoes and clothes on the days when he/she has P.E

Links learn more about the lexile and find books that are in your child's lexile range
MAP Reading Great literacy games
Childrens Library- International children's library- read books online in Spanish and English. You will need to help your child search for books. There are a few fairytales on this site online fairytales
MAP Math
Home School Math- Counting Coins and Money- please help your child select the right game
Apples4theteacher- Money Game-You will need to help your child read the directions
Secret Word: Easter

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