Wednesday, November 26, 2014

December 1, 201

Dear Parents,

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving! Wow! Amazingly Christmas is almost here.

This week your child will be inquiring into the following:

Language Arts
Working With Words: New words have been for this week. We will be reviewing past word lists through various chants and activities.
Words:  get, come, made, may, are, part

Reading: Students will participate in shared research and writing projects. They will recall information from experiences or sources to answer a question. We will follow the Scientific Method while performing experiments.

Writing:  Students will write about their experiences and special data on their experiments.

Math: We will begin Chapter 4, which is about subtraction and the different strategies used to solve problems.

Science: Students will apply the Scientific Method to experiment and answer the question from their experiments.

Reading: Read for at least 10 minutes and record pages read in log.
Language: Worksheet about nouns.
Math: Worksheet pg. 73-74

Reading: Read for at least 10 minutes and record pages read in log.
Language: Worksheet about verbs.
Math: Worksheet pg. 75-76

Reading- Read for at least 10 minutes and record pages read in log.
Math: Worksheet pg. 77-78
Spanish: Worksheet

Reading- Read for at least 10 minutes and record pages read in log.
Math: Worksheet pg. 79-80
Working with Words: Study word wall words of the week

DPTO FAMILY BINGO NIGHT – The DPTO will be hosting fun filled BINGO evening for Discovery families and friends on Friday, December 5. Incredible prizes  (i.e. air tickets to Roatan and Miami, a family stay in a beach resort in El Salvador, paintings, and much more!) are in store for those who attend! Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Don’t miss out on this opportunity! Tickets are only L100!

EARLY CHILDHOOD AND ELEMENTARY SCIENCE FAIR – We will be conducting this year’s Science Fair this Friday, December 5.  The breakdown for the activities for that day is as follows:

10:10 a.m. to 12:20 am Students from grades 3-6 will be presenting their projects for judging in the gym. (Note: grade 6 will have lunch with the Elementary on this day!).
Early Childhood, Middle and High School students may visit during this
time accompanied by their teachers.

1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Students from grades K-2 will be presenting their class projects in their classrooms. Students from grades 3-6 can visit them during this time accompanied by their teachers.

2:30 p.m. Students from grades K-6 will gather in the gym for an Award Assembly.       
Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be issued to the winning projects. The highest Gold winner in each grade can represent the school in the local and ABSH National Science Fairs.

SONG FEST – Please mark your calendars for this year’s Song Fest. There has a been a change in time! The performances will begin at 5:30 p.m. This year’s theme is “Broadway”

XMAS BASKETS - Christmas is the season to open our hearts and share with those around us that need it most. It has been a tradition at Discovery School for students to come together and contribute in assembling baskets of goods for our support personnel.  We are asking for your cooperation in sending the following:

Nursery/Pre-Kinder and 6th grade student’s          1 5-lb bag of beans
Kinder and 7th grade students                     1 5 lb bag of rice
1st grade and 8th grade student’s         1 5-lb bag of sugar
2nd grade and 9th grade students                1 bottle or 2 bags of oil, 2 boxes of margarine, OR
3 lbs of lard
3rd grade and 10th grade students               1 4lb-bag of MASECA
4th grade and 11th grade students               3 lbs of spaghetti (six packages) OR 1 bag of coffee
5th grade and 12th grade students               4 packages of tomato paste

Please feel free to send any additional goodies that you want to share with our devoted staff, such as canned goods, instant soups, cookies and crackers, or anything else that does not require refrigeration.  Please send these items no later than Monday, December 15th. Your cooperation will be deeply appreciated.

Science Fair: Please come and visit us at 8:00 am Friday Dec. 5, 2014. First grade students will tell you about their experiments and what they learned from them. Hope you can come.

BOOK DONATION - Amor Fe y Esperanza (AFE) is an organization located on the outskirts of Tegucigalpa that has been rescuing children from the garbage dump and breaking the cycle of poverty in their lives. AFE is in the process of furnishing its library. We are asking for any new or used Spanish books (children’s books, novels, nonfiction, encyclopedias etc.) you might have and that you would like to donate to the AFE library.  These books can be brought and given to your homeroom teacher.  If you would like more information about AFE, please visit their website at

NPH GIVING TREE - Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH) is an international organization that takes in abandoned and orphaned children, providing a home, education, and love.  Here in Honduras, the NPH organization provides for over 500 children in at large ranch near La Venta and home in Tegucigalpa for severely handicapped children.   While many children at the ranch have aunts, uncles, or grandparents that come to visit them and can provide some Christmas gifts, some children at a ranch have no family to visit.  It is these children, whom we would like to provide for this Christmas.   On the second floor of the secondary building, a NPH Giving Tree will be set up.   If you wish to participate, choose a paper tree that has a child’s information about his/her size for shoes or socks.  Purchase the new item and return it to Mrs. Agurcia’s Room (Rm. 7) by Friday, December 5th, with the tree tag taped to it.  As well, there are tree tags for basic food items that will be donated to the orphanage.  Cash donations will also be accepted to provide shoes and socks for children whose tags were not selected.  Thank you for giving this Christmas!
If more information about NPH’s work in Honduras, please visit watch the video

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