Sunday, August 25, 2013

Week 4 August 26th-30th, 2013

August 26,2013
Dear Parents,

We hope that you all had a wonderful weekend!
There will be early dismissal on Wednesday, August 28th. All students will be dismissed at 11:45a.m. Your child only needs to bring a snack to school on that day.

Thank you to all the parents who attended the General Assembly on Saturday.

Please make sure all of your child's personal belongings have his/her name written on them.

Your child will be inquiring into the following this week;

Language Arts
 •Working With Words- This week's words are out, other, up, about, will all. Your child will be learning the spelling and meaning of these words plus reviewing other Fry words through various activities and chants.

 •Reading- This week your child will continue reading Kiss for Little Bear by Jessica Edwards and Swimmy by Leo Lionni. Your child will be learning the reading skills of predicting, sequencing the main events, and begin identifying the central idea of the story.

 •Writing- Your child will be inquiring into how to stretch-out an unfamiliar word when writing and using familiar sounds and patterns to spell.

Math- This week your child will find numbers that are more than and fewer than a given number; compare a given number to five and ten, order numbers through twelve.

Theme- Social Studies-- This week your child will continue inquiring into Citizenship. Your child will be learning about courage and compassion.



  • Reading- read for 10 minutes and fill in the Reading Log
  • Math- ‘1and2’ More Than worksheet
  • Language- final consonant worksheet
  • Reading- read for 10 minutes and fill in the Reading Log
  • Math- ‘1 and 2 Less Than’ worksheet
  • Language- rhyming worksheet
  • Reading- read for 10 minutes and fill in the Reading Log
  • Math-'Comparing 5 and 10' worksheet
  • Spanish - worksheet

  • Reading- read for 10 minutes and fill in the Reading Log
  • Math- ‘Ordering Numbers Through 12' worksheet
  • Language- word family worksheet


Early Dismissal- Wednesday, August 28th. Students will be dismissed at 11:45 a.m
Eco- Friendly Lunch- Friday, August 29th. Students need to pack their snacks and lunches in reusable containers


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WEDNESDAY – As stated in our school calendar, the last Wednesday of every month is assigned for Teacher Professional Development. This Wednesday, August 27 is an early dismissal day for students (11:45 a.m.). We appreciate parents picking their child(dren) up promptly so our teachers can attend the professional development that has been planned for that day.
ECOFRIENDLY LUNCH DAY - Discovery students are aiming to be more "green" by recycling and reducing our waste production.  To promote this effort, the 10th grade Environmental Science students will be hosting Ecofriendly Lunch Day on Thursday, August 29th.  During recess, there will be games, activities, and prizes that will encourage students to pack a waste-free lunch.  Previous to this, environmental science students will be visiting classrooms to promote waste reduction and recycling.  Parents, please join with us in this effort and help your student pack a waste-free lunch each day.  For more information about waste-free lunches, please see
FROM THE COUNSELOR’S OFFICE – Ms. Marilis will begin the Elementary group discussions/presentations with the second graders this week. The topic that will be addressed with them will be " Friendship ".
AREA MEETINGS – This year we have introduced a number of new educational expectations for teachers—from using 6 + 1 Traits Writing Skills Assessments, 4 Blocks Literacy Model, adopting the Language Arts Common Core, making classrooms more language-based by incorporating Word Walls throughout the school, using the interactive projectors, improving lesson plans and rubrics, etc. To provide the teachers with time to reflect and share on some of the great things they are doing in the classroom and in their planning, the Area Meetings will have a new format and focus this year.

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