Sunday, May 13, 2012

Week 39- May 14th-18th

Dear Parents,

We hope everyone had a great weekend! We would like to thank all the parents for our delicious breakfast lst Friday and the wonderful gift! We appreciated it greatly!
We would like to remind you that the first graders will be taking their second  MAP assessments this Friday, May 18th. They will be taking the second part of the Math assessment. You can practice the various MAP skills by asking your child to play the online MAP reading and math games. They can be found under the 'Links' heading.
The first graders will be having their annual 'Pet Day' on Tuesday, May 15th. Your child is allowed to bring his/her pet to school for the 'Pet Parade'. The parade will start at 8:15 and last about half an hour. Then, the parents are welcome to visit the classrooms and read about the various pets in our 'Pet Museum'. ALL dogs that come on this day must be friendly dogs, no gaurd dogs. They must also be kept on a leash at all times. All dogs , cats, and rabbits must go home at break time, 9:50. They are not allowed to stay at school. Your child may wish to keep a hamster, bird, or fish for the remander of the day. Any pet left at school for the day is not the teachers' responsibility. If your child does not have a pet, he/she may borrow a pet from a friend/neighbor or bring in the 3-D project of the pet he/she wished he/she had.
The General Assembly of parents will be held this Thursday, May 17th, here at school. The official summon has been sent to all parents electronically and by a newsletter a couple of weeks ago. It is vital that all Discovery parents attend this meeting because important issues that will affect all children and teachers will be discussed this evening. Parents will be voting on the calendar and the school budget, as well as electing new board members for the next two years. Also, for the General Assembly to be legal, a quorum of 33% of the Discovery parents must be present.
Last, Discovery school will be holding their annual summer camp this year from June 9th to the 29th. If you are interested in the camp, please see Ms. Carolina for more information.
This week your child will inquire into the following:

Language Arts
  • Phonics- This week's new words are set, put, end, does and another. The class will be learning these words and reviewing older Word Wall words through various words activities and chants.
  • Reading- This week your child will be reading the last fable, 'The Shepard Boy and the Wolf'. The class will also examine a new genre, 'Legends'. Your child will learn what a legend is and contrast it to the other genres. The class will be reading Tikki Tikki Tembo and discussing the elements that make this story a legend. 
  • Writing- Your child will be reviewing contractions and inquiring how to improve his/her sentence structure by learning how and when to use the conjunction 'and' in his/her writing. 
Math- Your child will finishing up chapter 11. There are still a number of students that do not know the double facts up to 18 and the ten facts. These facts are very important to know, not only for mental math but  also to better understand Chapter 12. It would benefit your child if you would practice these facts with him/her daily. Ask your child to list all the facts while you are in your car for example. You can also help your child with these skills by having them play some of the online math games under the 'links' heading.

Theme- Science-Organisims- The class will getting ready for Pet Day and finishing up the unit. The students are very excited to share their posters so we hope all parents can make it to our 'Pet Musuem'.


Math- Fact Families worksheet
L.A.- ABC worksheet
Reading-read 10 minutes and fill out the reading log

Math-Using Add Facts to Subract worksheet
L.A- Making Words worksheet
Reading-read 10 minutes and fill out the reading log
Math- Using 10 to Subtract worksheet
L.A.- Nickname homework
Reading-read 10 minutes and fill out the reading log

Math- Chapter 11 review worksheet
L.A.- Study for the spelling challenge
Reading-read 10 minutes and fill out the reading log


Pet Day- Tuesday, May 15th
General Assembly- Thursday, May 17th
MAP Assessment- Friday, May 18th
School Spirit Day- Every Friday the students are asked to wear their Discovery shirts to show their school spirit!
Water BottlesYour 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

MAP Reading
MAP Math
IXL Math- Various math activites-great multiple choice practice
Fun Brain- various math games
National Geographics for Kids
Kids Pages- Aesop's Fables

Secret Word- legend

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