Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Week 34- April 9th-13th

Dear Parents,

We would like to welcome everyone back from what we hope was a very relaxing break! Here are a few reminders that we would like all parents to take note of for the next few weeks:
  • DPTO sponsored dental hygiene talk for the elementary students will take place this Friday, April 13th.
  • The Discovery School annual Family Night is April 20th from 5 P.M-8P.M.
  • The new Discovery shirt are on sale in the financial office. Students are asked to wear their Discovery shirts (new or old) every Friday to show school spirit.
  • There will be a half day on April 25th. Students will be dismissed at 11:45A.M
This week your child will inquire into the following:

Language Arts
  • Phonics- The class will be reviewing all the Word Wall words through various words activities and chants.
  • Reading- This week your child will be reading the book Mouse Soup by Arnold Lobel. child will be inquiring into the problem of story.
  • Writing- Your child will be learning how to expand ideas by writing about his/her Easter break.
Math- This week your child will be starting a new chapter, Measurement and Probability. Your chuld will be estimating and using non-standard units to compare lengths of various objects in the classroom.

Theme- Science-Organisims- The class will be starting the last unit for the year entitles Organisims. Your child will be sharing what he/she knows about organisims.

Reading-read 10 minutes and fill out the reading log
Math- Estimating, Meauring and Comparing worksheet
Reading-read 10 minutes and fill out the reading log

DPTO Sponsered Dental Hygiene Talk-  Friday, April 13th
Family Night- April 20th, 5-8 P.M.
Half Day- April 25th
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

Lexile.com- learn more about the lexile and find books that are in your child's lexile range
MAP Reading
BBC.co.uk- 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
MAP Math

Secret Word: Organisims

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