Friday, October 10, 2014

October 13-17, 2014

Dear Parents,

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Student Led Conferences will be held on Friday October 24th. There is no school for students on that day. You will be allotted a time during which you and your child can come to class together. During this time, your child will show you around the classroom and explain what he/she has been learning. It is also the time you will receive your child's report card and when the teacher will discuss with you any concerns that she might have regarding your child's learning. There will be a slip going home with the siblings of other Discovery students so the teachers do not schedule meeting at the same time. All the other children will get a slip telling the parents what time the conference will be. If the time is inconvenient for you, please let the teacher know.

'Book Character Day' is not too far away. We would like to remind you that your child will be encouraged to come dressed like his/her favorite book character on Tuesday, October 28th and be ready to present his/her costume and book to the class. There is a link to ‘Country Living’ that shows how to make homemade costumes under the 'Links' heading for the parents who are thinking of making a costume.

A quick reminder to all parents to check your child's specials teachers' blogs weekly.

This week your child will be inquiring into the following:

Language Arts
WWW- Students will chant out, write, and define grade 1 words. The words for this week are:

Number, no, way, could, people, house.

Reading- Students will use illustrations and details in a text to describe its main ideas. We will be using a poem related to Christopher Columbus called “1492” to carry out this activity.

Writing- Students will write informative texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts, and provide a sense of closure.

Math- This week students will be working with subtraction in any order, using pictures and subtraction to compare, subtract all or 0, subtraction less than 10, and taking apart numbers up to 10.  You can help your child get ready for this chapter by playing some of the online math activities found under the 'Links' heading.

Social Studies- Students will be working on the U.N mural and finishing up this social studies unit. If you have any material about the U.N that you would like to share please send it with your child to school.

Reading: 10 min daily fill in Reading log

Math:  Work on page 27 (model taking apart)

Reading: Christopher Columbus Worksheet

Reading: 10 min daily fill in Reading log

Math: Work on solving addition and subtraction problems.
Christopher Columbus Solve It.

WWW:  Spelling Worksheet

Reading: 10 min daily fill in Reading log

EspaƱol: Worksheet

Math: subtraction worksheet
Reading: 10 min Daily fill in Reading log

WWW:  Study for Spelling Challenge

Math:  Work on page 37, Take Apart Numbers.

KUDOS FOR CREATIVE INSTRUCTION – This Wednesday, October 15 Ms. Marisela and Ms. Norma will be sharing the digital stories that the third, fourth and fifth graders created on The final products will be shared with parents during our Student Led Conferences.

SCIENCE FAIR- Our Early Childhood and Elementary have begun working on their Science Fair projects. Grades K-2 will work on whole group projects with their teacher, grades 3-5 will complete a packet according to established deadlines, and will work on this project at home. Elementary parents need to keep in mind the deadlines that are established for each step of the project.

SENIORS BAKE SALE - The Senior class will have a bake sale on Wednesday, October 22 during snack and lunch recess.

·        Our Student Led Conferences will take place next Friday, October 24. Conferences for the first quarter are mandatory at Discovery School. Parents will be contacted this week.
·        Our U.N. Day Celebration will take place on Wednesday, October 29. If you want to set a country up, or contribute with the organization, please let the DPTO know. 
    There will be no school on October 30 and 31 in compliance to Congress’ decree for mowing the holidays this month.  Classes will resume on November 3

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