Monday, May 5, 2014

Week 37 May 5-9


Dear Parents,

I hope everyone enjoyed their long weekend!

   Discovery School’s Annual Fun Run and carnival will be held next Saturday May10th. The Fun Run starts at 8am followed by a pancake breakfast, and the carnival. Don’t forget to invite friends and family to join us!

Mark your calendar. The General Assembly will be held on May 17, 2014 at 9am. It is extremely important that at least 1 family member attend.  

This week your child will be inquiring into the following:

Language Arts
Working With Words- This week's words are quit, sister, teacher, was, and went. Your child will be learning these words and reviewing older words through various chants and activities.
Reading- The class will continue reading information texts and retelling the information learned in their own words.

Writing- The students will be writing an informational piece on whales.
 Math- The class will be wrapping up Chapter 11. We will be reviewing related facts, fact families, and learning various mental math strategies for subtraction. Please review the double facts, as well the 10 facts with your child daily. These facts will help your child with mental math.

Science- Your child will be starting the last science unit this month. He/she will inquire into living and non-living things, and the different features that plants have that allow them to survive.

IXL: C.1-10, E.1-10 (practice as many as you wish)


 Reading-Read for at least 10 minutes and fill out the reading log.
Math- Using Addition to Subtract pg. 439
Working With Words- Write sentences with each word

Reading-Read for at least 10 minutes and fill out the reading log.
Math- Using 10 to subtract pg. 441
Reading: An Ant’s Body read diagram and answer questions

Reading-Read for at least 10 minutes and fill out the reading log
Math- Applying Subtraction Facts Pg.443
Reading-Read for at least 10 minutes and fill out the reading log.
Math- Multi- step Problems Pg.445
Working With Words- Study for Spelling Challenge


SPRING GENERAL ASSEMBLY - The General Assembly of parents will be held on Saturday, May 17, beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the Cafeteria. We are required to have a quorum of one-third of our parents present in order for the meeting to be considered legal and for any decisions made at the General Assembly to be binding. We have 325 parents listed as members of the school association, so we need to have at least 108 parents in attendance (although only one parent per family can vote, both parents can be counted for quorum). We need for YOU to attend! Your ideas and your votes are important for the school. The school will provide supervision and activities for children during the General Assembly (from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.) Dr. Jay Ketterer, Discovery School’s new Head of School will be present at the Assembly.

DISCOVERY GOES GREEN- Thank you for all of you who have participated in green activities during April. 

-Congratulations to the 2nd grade classes for bringing the most material for the Recycling Drive.  They will celebrate with the Environmental Science students by having a "earthly" snack on Tuesday. 
-Also, a large thank you goes out to all the families that sponsored plants for the Greening Our Campus activity.  The students had lots of fun getting dirty, using their "green thumbs" to plant.  We planted 65 bushes and more are to come in the next few weeks.  Our campus is definitely looking greener!

 DPTO FUN RUN AND CARNIVAL – The DPTO will be hosting their traditional events this Saturday, May 10. The FUN RUN begins at 7:30 a.m. followed by the traditional pancake breakfast, and the CARNIVAL will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. We hope all our school community will mark their calendars and support the DPTO by attending and having a great family time!

DISCOVERY ZONE – Our Summer camp is back! Join us and allow your children to have a fun-filled three weeks at the beginning of their summer. Spread the word among family and friends and get special discounts!

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