Monday, March 10, 2014

week 30 March 10-14

Week 30
March 10, 2014

Dear Parents,

I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend!

I want to thank everyone for their support last week; the children trulyenjoyed celebrating Dr. Seuss’ Week. They enjoyed learning about Dr.Seuss’ life, reading many of his books and making yummy snacks!!

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 boy, following, came, want, and show. Your child will be learning these words and reviewing older words through various chants and activities.

Reading-We will be continuing our Fairy Tale Unit this week. Your child will be reading the Shoemaker and the Elves retold by Sue Argeno. The students will be describing main events, characters and setting. They will also be comparing it the other fairy tales read in class and filling in the fairy tale elements chart.The students will also begin to rehearse for a fairy tale play which we will be presenting next w


Writing- Your child will be writing his/her own fairy tale. The students will work their way through the writing process in order to create their fairy tale.

Math- We will be finishing up our money unit this week by celebrating with our “Grade 1 Shop”.  Your child will be expected to count coins and decide whether he/ she needs change. We will also begin Chapter 6 Time.

Social Studies-The class will be examining physical and manmade elements that make up different communities. The class will begin a creating 3-D community; if you have any empty medicine boxes, small food boxes please send them in.

 IXL: O.10, O.9* (*Challenge Skill)

Reading-Read for at least 10 minutes and fill out the reading log               
Math- Diagnostic Checkpoint Wk. bk. Pg. 355
Social Studies:  On my Trip home from school I saw….. worksheet

Reading-Read for at least 10 minutes and fill out the reading log.

Math- read Time For Kids “Money Matters” and complete activity on the back
Working With Words- ABC order and write 3 sentences 

Reading-Read for at least 10 minutes and fill out the reading log
Math-write Missing Number Pattern worksheet
Espanol- Worksheet

Reading-Read for at least 10 minutes and fill out the reading log.
Math-More/ Less Than a Minute workbook page 205-206
Working With Words- Study for Friday's spelling challenge & fill in the blank Worksheet

·      Small empty boxes

·      Trinkets for our “Class Shop”

EARLY CHILDHOOD AND ELEMENTARY READ-A-THON – This is week two of the Early Childhood and Elementary READ – A – THON for grades K-5. Please remind your child(ren) to read as much as they can, and to record their books in the Reading Log that was provided. Please help us by encouraging your child to read at home every day!

LAST CHANCE TO ORDER YEARBOOK PICTURES - If you are interested and have not yet sent the order form for the yearbook pictures, please remember that Tuesday, March 11 is the last day to place them. Make sure to send your form back with the exact amount of money or a check.

CHOIR MEETING – There will be a Choir meeting on Monday, March 31 at 3:15 p.m. in the school library. Important information will be discussed in this meeting about the upcoming trip to New York City. At least one parent for each child who is going on the trip must attend!

THIRD GRADE MAYAN DRAMA - Come travel back in time with us! The third graders will be performing a drama to demonstrate what they have learned about the various contrasting aspects of Mayan culture to modern day. Please join us on Friday, March 14th. The schedule is listed below. Parents and other teachers are also welcome to stop by and watch.
9:00 Kinder-1st                      9:30 Grade 2                         10:00 Grades 4 and 5

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 to 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 no. 3). Thank you for helping us promote the artistic school spirit. We hope to see you at the event, April 25.

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