Sunday, December 1, 2013

Week 18- December 2nd- 6th

December 2, 2013

Dear Parents,

I hope everyone had a great weekend!
The Christmas countdown has begun! We know that everyone is excited and tired, and ready for the holidays. It is still important, however to come to school every day, to be on-time, and continue working hard for the next couple of weeks.

The first graders will be having a 'Secret Santa' activity on Wednesday, December 18th. This has been a tradition in our class and we hope to have everyone participate this year. We ask that all the girls buy a gift for another girl and all the boys for another boy. The gift should not be more that 150 Lemps. Please bring the gift wrapped and labeled 'For a Girl' or 'For a Boy' as soon as possible. Please do not show your child the gift for it is possible that your child will pick that gift on Wednesday.
  • Last, the Discovery School Song Fest will be held on Friday, December 13th at 1:30 p.m. This year, the first graders need to dress up in jeans and a Christmas colored shirt ( red, green, blue, white).

This week you child will inquire into the following:

Language Arts

Phonics- This week's words are get, come, made, may, and part. Your child will practice these words and review older ones through various chants and games.

Reading- Your child will be learning how to identify words and phrases in poems that suggest feeling or that appeal to our senses. We will also begin a new book. Morris Goes to School, by B. Wiseman. Your child will be using context clues and illustrations to learn the meanings of new words. They will also identify the problem in the story.

Writing-This week your child will be writing a personal narrative. They will go through the whole writing process. The students will also be presented with a personal narrative rubric so they understand how the will be graded. They will begin by brainstorming  then write a rough draft, revise, edit and publish their writing piece.

Math- The class will continue with our Geometry chapter. This week we will focus on symmetry, sliding, flipping, and turning shapes. We will also focus on dividing shapes into equal parts and halves.

Theme- we will be wrapping up our Weather Unit.

IXL: K.5,K.6, K.7, K.8, K.10, K.11

Reading-Read for at least 10 minutes and fill out the reading log
Math-Symmetry worksheet
Language Arts- Poem The Spider

Reading-Read for at least 10 minutes and fill out the reading log
Math-slide, flip, turn worksheet
Working with Words- worksheet

Reading-Read for at least 10 minutes and fill out the reading log
Math- worksheet
Spanish- worksheet

Reading-Read for at least 10 minutes and fill out the reading log
Math- worksheet
Working with Words-Study for the spelling challenge


MINI CHRISTAMS BAZAAR – Our school DPTO is organizing an early shopping opportunity for our families on December 5 and 6. The event will last all school day long! Come and support our DPTO and take advantage of the great items that will be on sale at terrific prices!!!! 
SONGFEST – The School’s annual Songfest will be held on Friday, December 13 at 1:30 p.m. Parents are welcome to come and have lunch with our students before the performances. There will be a sale of food, baked goods and drinks. 
PREPARATION FOR SONG FEST - In preparation for our song fest, we are asking parents who have spare Christmas decorations which they would like to share with us for the stage presentation taking place on December.13,to please send them to your child's homeroom teacher next week.We will take good care of them and return them by Monday, December, 16. Anticipated thanks for your unconditional support in all our school activities. 
CHRISTMAS GIVING TREE:  Nuestro Pequeños Hermanos (NPH) is an international organization that takes in abandoned and orphaned children, providing a home and education.  Here in Honduras, the NPH organization provides for over 500 children in at large ranch near La Venta and home in Tegucigalpa for severely handicapped children.   While many children at the ranch have aunts, uncles, or grandparents that come to visit them and can provide some Christmas gifts, some children at a ranch have no family to visit.  It is these children, whom we would like to provide for this Christmas.   On the second floor of the secondary building, a NPH Giving Tree will be set up.   Choose a paper tree that has a child’s information about his/her size for shoes or socks.  Purchase the new item and return it to Mrs. Agurcia’s Room (Rm. 7) by Tuesday, December 10th, with the tree tag taped to it.  As well, there are tree tags for basic food items that will be donated to the orphanage.  Cash donations will also be accepted to provide shoes and socks for children whose tags were not selected.  Thank you for giving this Christmas!  If more information about NPH’s work in Honduras, please visit  
FUNDACION ABRIGO - Discovery Schoo, l in solidarity with FUNDACION ABRIGO ( A foundation that provides lodging for families from outside Tegucigalpa who bring patients to Hospital Escuela), is asking our school community’s collaboration in sending us a donation of 1 gallon of disinfectant per family by this Friday, December 6. Your contribution will be greatly appreciated!           

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