Sunday, August 11, 2013

Week 2 August 12th -16th

August 12,2013

Dear Parents,

I hope everyone had a great weekend and are ready for the first full week of school! I had a great time meeting everyone last week and are excited to  continue meeting all the partents and students who will be joining us this week.

This week we will continue going over the daily routines and classroom expectations.
If your child has not done so already, I ask that each child bring a waterbottle, bookbag, and lunch box to school daily. Each item should have the child´s name clearly labeled on it.

Under the Important Links heading (at the bottom of our blog) you will find a link to the DPTO blog and the cafeteria blog. Please refer to them weekly.

Last, I would like to remind all the parents how important it is to read the blog every Monday.The blog is where we will communicate all the important events, weekly teaching and learning objectives and daily homework.

This week your child will inquire into the following:

Phonics: This week your child will be reviewing the first 50 words from the Fry List (These are the words your child learned in Kindergarten.) The class will be doing various activities and chants with the words. 

Reading: This week your child will be reviewing his/her book knowledge. Your child will be inquiring into book elements. We will begin by reading Chrysanthemum. Your child will identify the characters, setting and discuss the major events of the story. The class will compare and contrast major events in the sories Froggy Goes to School and Chrysanthemum

Writing: Your child will be exploring sentence writing.

Math: This week your child will be beginning Chapter 1, Patterns and Number Sense. Your child will be identifying, extending and creating patterns. Your child will also be making sets of a certain number and showing how a number can be divided into two parts.
Social Studies: This week your child will be inquiring into citizenship. Your child will learn about the five themes of citizenship through shared reading, watching a BrainPop Jr. video about citizenship and various role playing activities.

Reading - read for 10 minutes and fill in the Reading Log
Math - Math Maze #´s 0-20 worksheet

Reading - read for 10 minutes and fill in the Reading Log
Math - Pattern worksheet
Reading - read for 10 minutes and fill in the Reading Log
Math - Pattern Pairs
Reading - read for 10 minutes and fill in the Reading Log
Math - Bracelet Patterns

DPTO EVENTParents’ and Teachers’ Night Out! Mark your Calendars
The Discovery Parent Teacher Organization will host a fun get-together for parents and teachers (especially for those new to the school) next Friday, August 16 at Ibiza Restaurant in Col. San Ignacio, from 7:30 p.m. onwards. Ten percent (10%) of the proceeds  will be donated to the school! Invitation and further details will be sent by the DPTO via email next week. We hope all our parents and teachers will be able to join us!
GENERAL ASSEMBLY – Discovery School parents are invited to attend the General Assembly that will take place on Saturday, August 24 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. in the School Cafeteria. Important matters such as a suggested revision to our school calendar, budget information, an update on the status of the Concrete Plant, and school-wide implications of MAP data will be addressed. YOUR ATTENDANCE IS CRUCIAL—we need a quorum of 1/3 of our parents (55 parents) for the meeting to be considered a legal meeting of our school Association. Please mark your calendars and plan on attending.  Teachers who have students enrolled at Discovery are required to attend; other teachers are encouraged to attend to stay informed about school activities.
AFTER-SCHOOL SPORTS PROGRAM – Mr. Eric Hamm with Believe and Achieve Sports will begin activities on Tuesday afternoon at 3:15 p.m. for those students who have signed up. If you have not had a chance to sign up yet, please contact Ms. Paola Mena, Administrative Assistant, at, 2231-7790 or 9950-66924 to let us know of your interest.
BUS EXPECTATIONS AND CONSEQUENCES:  If your students ride the school bus, please remind them of the expectations and consequences, as follows:
  • Students are expected to enter the bus, sit down, buckle the seatbelt, and remain seated. To safeguard the students, they are not allowed to leave the bus once they have gotten on.
  • Students need to remain in their seats and use seatbelts for the entire trip. They are not to be standing until the bus comes to a complete stop at their own house.
  • Students should keep their arms and legs inside the bus at all times, and not open or close the windows unless instructed to do so by the nanny
  • Shouting is not allowed on the bus. Students need to speak using a quiet 'indoor' voice and talk only with the student seated beside them. It is distracting for the bus driver when the students become too loud, and it creates an unsafe condition on the bus
  • Students are expected to treat other students, the bus nanny, and the driver with respect. Name-calling, foul language, or obscene gestures, shoving, kicking, and teasing are not allowed on the bus.
  • Students should not throw garbage, papers, or any other objects in or outside of the bus
  • No food or drink is allowed on the bus
  • First Offense:  Warning and reminder of the rules
  • Second Offense: Conference with Transportation Supervisor, and parents notified
  • Third Offense:  Loss of bus privileges for one to three days; parents notified; notation in student's file
  • Fourth Offense: Loss of bus privileges for 10 days up to the remainder of the school year; parents notified; notation in student's file

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