Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Week 35 April 21- 25

April 21, 2014

Dear Parents,

I hope everyone had a very relaxing and fun break!
The end of the year is quickly approaching us and I would like to remind everyone that, although there are only a couple weeks left of school, there is still much work to do. It is important that your child comes to school every day with a good night sleep, a water bottle filled with water, and a healthy snack and lunch.

  On Wednesday, April 23rd Chiminike has invited lower elementary to go and watch a puppet show. The show will be presented by the”Center for Puppetry Arts” from Atlanta Georgia. This company has been touring around the states and other countries for 34 years teaching children valuable life lessons.
Please send in 30 Lempiras to cover the transportation fee.

Mid-term reports will be sent home this week. Please read, sign and return the reports. If you would like to schedule a confernce, and I did not request one please let me know.

This week, your child will be inquiring into the following:

Language Arts
Phonics- This week I will not be introducing new words. Your child will be reviewing older words through various chants and activities.

Reading-This week the students will be focusing on Poetry by Shel Silverstein. We will be reading different poems, discussing the author’s purpose, creating mental images and creating illustrations for Shel Silverstein poem entitled Cuttin’ Kate.

Writing- The class will be writing a personal narrative about their vacation.

Math-The class wil continue working on Chapter 11. We will Review addition strategies, and learn about related facts and fact families.

   Social Studies- The class will be inquiring into how society depends on our environment and the importance of taking care of our resources.

B,15 B, 16, B,17, B18


Reading-Read for at least 10 minutes and fill out the reading log
Math- Review addition strategies worksheet
Reading- Cause / Effect Activity

Reading-Read for at least 10 minutes and fill out the reading log.
Math-Making A Table worksheet
Espanol- Activity

Reading-Read for at least 10 minutes and fill out the reading log.
Math-Related Facts worksheet
Working With Words- fill in the blank worksheet
*There is no spelling challenge on Friday, April 5th.

Here are some School Announcements:
Midterm Reports will go home THIS FRIDAY.

DPTO Movie Time! – This Sunday, April 27 the DPTO will be showing Rio2 at the Novacentro Cinema. Please contact the DPTO officers if you would like to purchase tickets.

Month-Long Activities:
-          Recycling Drive- Teachers should highly promote paper, glass, aluminum, and plastic recycling. Students should bring materials from home, as well.  The class with the greatest amount of pounds/student will win a prize at the end of the month.   Environmental Science students will collect the materials from the homeroom classrooms twice a week.
-          Green Day- Each Friday wear green to celebrate and help us remember to take “green actions.”
-           Increasing our green space- In line with Discovery’s month long effort to “go green,” on Friday, April 25, Discovery students will have an opportunity to “green” our campus by planting bushes around the school. Discovery families can sponsor a bush for only L400.  This will include the plant, soil ,fertilizer, and other materials need for the planting. Students can have the joy and experience of watching their bush grow over the years that they are here at Discovery. If you wish to sponsor a bush, please send L400 cash to your child’s homeroom teacher by Thursday, April 24th
SPANISH WEEK – The Spanish department has the honor to announce that the students  and teachers will be involved in  a series of activities during the week of April 23 to April 28 such as: making sawdust carpets, drama, characterizations, language contests (“Bombas”, proverbs and tongue twisters, quick search and acrostics), living statues, Latin American writers wax museum and tri-folds,  door decorations, guests writers Rolando  Kattán and Eduardo Sandoval. All these activities will be carried out to celebrate the Spanish week and to help our students improve their Spanish language skills.
Some of the activities will take place during class time and others will be presented to students, teachers and parents who are our special guests.
This is the program to be developed:
1. Inauguration assembly --- Wednesday 23rd at 8:00 AM all school to the gym.
2. Recital of poems and acrostics breakfast……Friday 25th at 8:00 AM Kindergarten and first grade.
3. Wax Museum Exhibition….Monday 28th  at 1:20-2:30 (Follow the Schedule below)
2 A & B (1:20)  3 A & B (1:30)  4 A &B (1:40)     6 A & B(1:50)
7 & 8 (2:00)     9  & 11 (2:10)     10 A & B - 12 (2:20)
4. Closure..……………….Monday 28th at 2:30-3:00 all school to the gym

DISCOVERY IDOL - The time is here! Auditions will be held on Wednesday, April 23 in the music room. The secondary will audition during lunch at 11:45 a.m. The elementary will audition during recess at 12:45 p.m. Please come ready to sing or dance your heart out for the judges. The winners will be announced on Thursday, April 24 and the performance will take place on Thursday, May 1, at 10:15 a.m.

DPTO NEWS – The DPTO wishes to share the following dates for the activities that will take place before the end of the school year. Please mark your calendars, and support our DPTO by attending these events! More information will be provided as we get closer to the dates.
April 27 - Movie at the Cinema! (Rio 2)         
May 10 - Carnival and Fun Run

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