Sunday, March 23, 2014

Week 32 March 24-28

March 24, 2014

Dear Parents,

I hope everyone had a relaxing weekend.
I would like to remind all parents how important it is for all students to come to school with a water bottle filled with water every day. These next few months are the warmest months of the year. Your child's learning will benefit from water. To learn more, please visit Feeding the Brain for Academic Success: How Nutrition and Hydration Boost Learning. It would also be beneficial for your child to come to school with a hat and sunscreen already applied. Please make sure everything your child brings to school is labeled.

Our class had a fantastic time at Chiminike, thanks to the moms and dads that accompanied us on our trip.

 Our Easter Celebration is right around the corner, please send in 1 dozen plastic eggs.

This week your child will be inquiring into the following:

Language Arts

Phonics- This week's words are around, farm, three, small, can´t and also. Your child will be learning these words and reviewing older words through various chants and activities.

Reading- We will be wrapping up our Fairy Tale unit by presenting 2 short plays to Nursery and Kindergarten. This week,  the class will begin  reading a story entitled 'Lean and Bob' by Simon James.

Writing- Your child will begin writing an opinion piece about one of the books he/she has read. First, we will begin by discussing the books we have read in or out of the classroom and give reasons why we like these books. Each student will choose a book and brainstorm reasons why he/she likes this book. We will review the purpose of opinion writing. The students will use the writing process to complete this task.

Math- The class will continue inquiring into time this week. Your child will determine what events take place in the morning, afternoon and evening, and compare and estimate the length of time it takes to complete various activities. The class will be investigating how to read and use schedules.

Social Studies- The class will be inquiring into needs and wants, and goods and services this week.

IXL: S.6,S.7,S.8,S.9






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

Math- Elapsed Time worksheet

Reading- Make a mask for the play


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

Math- Ordering Events worksheet

Reading- Rehearse lines for the play


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

Working With Words

Math -  Estimating lengths of time Worksheet


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

Math- Using data from a schedule worksheet

Working With Words- Study for Friday's spelling challenge

Important Notes
EARLY CHILDHOOD AND ELEMENTARY READ-A-THON – This is week four 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!

 HEAD OF SCHOOL CANDIDATE – Dr. Jay Ketterer and his wife will be visiting the school on Monday, March 24 and Tuesday, March 25. The agenda for his visits include the following activities. Please take note:

*Monday, March 24  Teachers’ Q&A                3:15 to 4:30 p.m. (Library)

*Tuesday, March 25  Parents’ Q&A                 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. (Library)

*Tuesday, March 25  Lunch with Teachers      12:00 to 1:00 p.m. (Cafeteria)

*Tuesday, March 25  Student Assembly          2:00 to 3:00 p.m. (Gym)

CAYOS COCHINOS COMMUNITY SERVICE: As part of TES, Trabajo Educativo Social, the 11th graders will be going to Cayos Cochinos the 5th – 9th of April to assist the community of Cayo Mayor. The Alfonso Lacayo Public School is in need of school materials, so the Junior class has decided to conduct a voluntary school supply drive. They would appreciate any and all donations but wish to ask the following classes that each student contribute with the following:

1st & 2nd grade – 2 sharpeners

3rd & 4th grade – 1 pack of 12 colored pencils

5th grade – 2 scissors

6th – 8th grade – 2 normal sized composition notebooks

9th grade – black, red, and blue pens (one of each)

10th grade – 1 pack of 12 pencils and 2 erasers

12th grade – 4 UHU sticks


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. At least one parent for each student who is going to New York City must attend!


CONCERT - The Discovery School Music Department is inviting you to a Piano and Singing Recital . Tickets available with Ms. Norma and Ms. Pamela


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