Monday, August 11, 2014

Week 2 August 11th-15th


August 12, 2014

Dear Parents,

We hope everyone had a great weekend and are ready for the first full week of school! We had a great time meeting everyone last week and are excited to continue meeting all the parents and students who will be joining us this week.

This Wednesday August 13th, first grade we will be having a birthday celebration at lunchtime. Pizza drinks, and cake will be provided for the students.

If you have not sent in the money for the class fee, please do so as quickly as possible. 150$ or 3,250.00 Lempiras.

This week we will continue going over the daily routines and classroom expectations.

If your child has not done so already, I ask that each child bring a water bottle, book bag, and lunch box to school daily. Each item should have the child´s name clearly labeled on it.

Under the heading Pages (to the right of our blog) you will find all the links to the different blogs. Please refer to them weekly.

Discovery School subscribes to IXL. This is an online math and language support for students. We will be assigning weekly skills for the students to practice. You may continue to use last year’s username and password. New usernames and passwords will be sent home soon.

Last, we would like to remind all the parents how important it is to read the blog every Monday. The blog is where we will communicate all the important events, weekly teaching and learning objectives and daily homework.

This week your child will inquire into the following:

Working With Words: This week your child will be reviewing the first 50 words from the Fry List (These are the words your child learned in Kindergarten.) The class will be doing various activities and chants with the words. 

Reading: This week your child will be reviewing his/her book knowledge. Your child will be inquiring into book elements. We will begin by reading Chrysanthemum. Your child will identify the characters, setting and discuss the major events of the story. The class will compare and contrast major events in the stories Froggy Goes to School and Chrysanthemum. We will also identify the characters, setting and major events of the fable The Lion and the Mouse.

Writing: Your child will be exploring sentence writing. The students will also begin writing opinion pieces. The students will be able to write state their opinion, supply at least one reason for their opinion and provide a sense of closure.

Math: This week your child will be beginning Chapter 1, Patterns and Number Sense. Your child will be identifying, extending and creating patterns. Your child will also be making sets of a certain number and showing how a number can be divided into two parts.

Social Studies: This week your child will be inquiring into citizenship. Your child will learn about the five themes of citizenship through shared reading, watching a Brain Pop Jr. video about citizenship and various role playing activities.

IXL A.1, A.2, B.5, & D.5

Reading - read for 10 minutes and fill in the Reading Log
Math - Math Maze #´s 0-20 worksheet

Reading - read for 10 minutes and fill in the Reading Log
Math – Making 6 & 7

Reading - read for 10 minutes and fill in the Reading Log
Math - Making 8 & 9

Reading - read for 10 minutes and fill in the Reading Log
Math - Making 10

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