Sunday, September 2, 2012

Week 4- September 3rd-7th

Dear Parents,

We hope everyone had a good weekend!
Just to remind all parents to please pay the class fee of 2000Lempira to your homeroom teacher as soon as possible. Also, there are number of parents that have not signed up for the 'Classroom Event' helper. There a number of events that still need your help; Thanksgiving ( 2 parents are still needed), 100 Days of School (1 parent is still needed), Easter Celebration (2 parents are still needed) and the End of Year Celebration (1 parent is still needed). As mentioned at the Open House, this is not a huge responsiblity, we, the teachers, are here to help you and have most of the ideas. You would be responsible to calculate the cost (if any of the event) and join us for these events (most are hosted here at school). Please send a note with your child on Monday with the event you would like to participate in. You help is HUGELY appreciated!
Also, we would like to remind all parents that there will be NO school for grades Nursery to Grade 5 on Thursday and Friday, September 6th and 7th. The Discovery teachers are making the necessary accommodations in the delivery of the curriculum to make sure that this does not affect the instruction of our students. As only a few of the secondary teachers will attend the training, the Middle and High School students will have classes as normal on Thursday and Friday, September 6th and 7th. We thank our parents for their support and understanding in this matter, and encourage anyone who has a question to email our Head of School, Ms. Debbie Giles at
Last, the Discovery Parent Teacher Organization (DPTO) will be having their first meetins this Wednesday, August 5th, from 7:30 am to 8:15am. The agenda items include general information about the DPTO, activites for the school year, budget and organizing UN Day. A light snack will be provided. All parents are welcome!
This week, your child will be inquiring into the following:

Language Arts
 •Phonics- This week's words are we, when, your, can and said. Your child will be learning the spelling and meaning of these words plus reviewing other Fry words through various activites and chants. This week there will be no spelling challenge due to the short weeke. Your child will have the spelling challenge with these words on Thursday, September 13th.

 •Reading- This week your child will be reading Swimmy by Leo Lionni and a poem entitled 'New Friend'. Your child be learning the reading skill of creating a mental images from print using both texts.

 •Writing- Your child will be inquring into how to use pictures to generate ideas for writing.

Math- This week your child will compare a given number to five and ten, order numbers through twelve, identify pattern units translate shape patterns into letters and solve problems by using data from a picture.

Theme- Social Studies-- This week your child will be finishing the unit Citizenship. Your child will be learning about courage. He/she will also use his/her knowledge of one of the Citizenship themes to draw a 'patch' for our 'Citizenship' quilt.


 •Reading- read for 10 minutes and fill in the Reading Log
 •Math- Chapter 1 review worksheet

 •Reading- read for 10 minutes and fill in the Reading Log
  •Writing- Editing worksheet


Class Fee- Please pay the $100 class fee as soon as possible
No School- Thursday and Friday, September 6th and 7th.

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