Sunday, March 2, 2014

Week 29 March 3-7

March 3, 2014
Dear Parents,

I hope everyone had a relaxing weekend!

This is going to be a fun filled week.  First, We are dedicating this week to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ work. We will be learning about him, his work, and reading lots of his books. We also have special activities planned out for each day of the week.  I sent a note home last Friday requesting each of you help out with certain ingredients for our morning snacks . If there is a problem please feel free to contact me.

Monday: Pijama Day
Tuesday: MisMatch Day
Wednesday: Crazy Hair Day
Thursday: Hat and tie Day
Friday: Red, White & Blue Day (Thing1 & Thing 2)
**Your child does not have to participate if he/she does not feel comfortable dressing up.

As part of our money unit grade 1 will be creating a “Grade 1 Shop”. The students will be given a set amount of money and they can buy things. In order for this activity to be a success we need trinkets for our 'Grade 1 Shop'. If you happen to have left over prizes from birthday goody bags and/or toys from fast food kids' meals etc. I would very much appreciate it if you could donate them to our shop.

This Week We will be inquiring into the following:

Language Arts 
Phonics- This week's words are same, old, any, tell, and mean. Your child will be learning these words and reviewing older words through various chants and activities.
Reading-Your child will be learning about Dr. Seuss’ early years and some of his important accomplishments. We will be reading several of his books. We will focus on comparing /contrasting characters and adventures. We will be retelling stories in our own words.
 Writing- The class will be doing various writing activities: rewriting Green Eggs and Ham; writing an opinion piece about one of Dr. Seuss’ books; and creating a time line.  

Math- Your child will continue to work with and examine American change (penny, nickel, dime, and quarter). Your child must be able to identify the coins according to the pictures on them as well as skip count to count the total of coins. Your child would benefit from you spending some time and discussing the pictures on the coins. Also, practicing counting by 5s and 10s will help your child.

Social Studies-We will continue working on our maps and present them to the class this week. The class will be creating a 3-D community soon; if you have any empty medicine boxes, small food boxes please send them in.

IXL: O.2,O.4,O.6,O.8

Reading-Read for at least 10 minutes and fill out the reading log               
Math- Counting Coins worksheet
Working With Words- There’s A Wocket In My Pocket ABC order worksheet

Reading-Read for at least 10 minutes and fill out the reading log.
Math- Problem Solving worksheet
Writing- Create a Seuss like character

Reading-Read for at least 10 minutes and fill out the reading log
Math-Counting Coins worksheet
Espanol- Worksheet

Reading-Read for at least 10 minutes and fill out the reading log.
Math-Problem solving worksheet
Working With Words- Study for Friday's spelling challenge & rhyming words Worksheet

·      Small empty boxes

·      Trinkets for our “Class Shop”

EARLY CHILDHOOD AND ELEMENTARY READ-A-THON – The Early Childhood and Elementary will be carrying out a READ – A – THON for Grades K-5 during the month of March. Students will receive a Read-a-thon Recording Sheet and a bookmark on Monday, March 3, and will be asked to keep a record of the books they read during the month of March (whether the book is read as a school assignment or for pleasure). The winner of each homeroom class will be awarded a special medal and certificate, and will be treated to a very special lunch in a restaurant on Friday, April 4 (donated by our DPTO). Please help us by encouraging your child to read at home every day!


YEARBOOK PICTURES UPDATE - Order forms for the yearbook pictures were sent home last week. Please make sure to send your form back with the exact amount of money or a check. We will be receiving orders until March 11th.

CHRONICLES OF DISCOVERY SCHOOL - Each year at Discovery School we host the event "Chronicles of Discovery," destined to promote literature and art developed by our students and reward those whose works excel in these areas. The event is organized by the students of the AP Literature and Composition class. Throughout the award ceremony, students conduct art exhibition, musical performance, and recitation, among other activities. There will also be live music and refreshments for everyone to enjoy.

We would like to invite you to Chronicles of Discovery and help us fund it. The event is sponsored by companies and donations from parents. Any sum of money is welcomed, and may be delivered to Mr. Fenn (high school building, Room #3). Thank you for helping us promote the artistic school spirit. We hope to see you at the event on April 25.

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