Monday, January 19, 2015

January 20, 2015

Dear Parents,
We hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend with your family!

100 Days of School is just around the corner. Remember that Thursday, January 22nd is the deadline for your 100 Day of School project. We will be having our presentations on Friday, January 23rd.

This week your child will inquire into the following:

Language Arts
Working with Words: This week's words are:

live, me, back, most, give
Your child will be learning these words and reviewing older words through various chants and activities.

Reading-The class will begin reading Frog and Toad All Year by Arnold Lobel. We will be identifying the problem of the story, continue exploring summarizing, retelling a text in their own words, and answering questions about key details in the text. You can help your child with these skills by asking him/her to retell a page of a story or the entire story in his/her own words after reading it.

Writing- Students will recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question. Also we will be working with adjectives.

We will continue with Chapter 5, how addition and subtraction are related and also how to identify and use related facts.
The class will be practicing skip counting by 2s, 5s and 10s, up to 120. Please help your child with skip counting by asking them to count nightly. Your child is expected to be able to count to 120 forward and back by 1s.

This week's science class will be spent investigating solids, and liquids. Students are very excited about this unit. If you have any books about this topic and want to share them, please feel free to send them with your child. We would really appreciate it!

Reading- Read for at least 10 minutes and record pages read in log
Math- Worksheet pg. 97-98 and work on 100th Day project
Working with Words: Choose one activity from the Tic-Tac Toe Chart.
IXL: A.5  

Reading- Read for at least 10 minutes and record pages read in log
Math- Worksheet pg.99-100 and work on 100th Day project
Spanish: Worksheet
IXL: A.6  

Reading- Read for at least 10 minutes and record pages read in log
Math- Worksheet pg.101-102 and work on 100th Day project
Working with Words: Choose one activity from the Tic-Tac Toe Chart.
IXL: A.9 and A.12

SCHOLASTIC BOOK ORDERS - Scholastic Book Club leaflets are out. This is an optional activity offered by the school, because we know you want to motivate your child to read at home.  With your purchase, our library will accumulate points to redeem more books for the benefit of your children in our school.  The due date to purchase the books online is Jan.30. The books will arrive to the school in one single delivery, and we will distribute them to the students according to their orders, approximately three weeks after the purchase due date.

BRICKS4KIDS – As an after school activity for our younger students, the school has been in contact with Bricks4 kidz to offer six one-hour, Friday- afternoon sessions beginning on Friday, January 30 from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.. Following the We learn-We build-We play approach, Bricks 4 Kidz after-school classes build on the universal popularity of LEGO® bricks to deliver a high quality of educational play.  For more information on its educational value, visit   Bricks4kidz will be here on Friday, January 23 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. if you want to register your child (ren).

SUNSHINE SCHOOL FRIENDLY SPORTS ACTIVITIES – Next Wednesday, January 28 our students will receive the visit of Sunshine School. Our Grades K-2 will be participating in games and races, and grades 3-8 will be playing friendly soccer matches.

DPTO FUN RUN - The DPTO has been working hard to organize the annual Fun Run, which will be held this year on Saturday, January 30. The activity will begin with registration of our runners at 8:30 a.m., followed by the run at 9:00 a.m and the traditional pancake breakfast at around 9:45 a,m. Pledge forms were distributed with the report cards last Friday. The DPTO would appreciate parents who are interested in helping with the preparation and distribution of the breakfast, or want to donate pastries for this day, to contact Ms. Karla Soto ( or Ms. Cristiana to see what they can help with.

CAYOS COCHINOS - As part of TES, Trabajo Educativo Social, the 12th graders will be going to Cayos Cochinos  on March 2 to 7  to assist the community of Cayo Mayor. The Alfonso Lacayo Public School is in need of school materials, so the Senior class has decided to conduct a school supply drive. They would appreciate any and all donations but wish to ask the following classes that each student contributes the following:
Nursery and Kinder – I pack of 12 colored markers
1st and 2nd – 2 pencil sharpeners
3rd and 4th – 1 pack of 12 colored pencils
5th – 2 scissors
6th to 8th – 2 normal sized composition notebooks
9th – 1 blue, black and red pen
10th – 1 pack of 12 pencils and two erasers
11th – 4 UHU glue sticks

WE WOULD ALSO GREATLY APPRECIATE ANY SPANISH BOOK DONATIONS. Please help not only the Senior class, but also the inhabitants of Cayo Mayor.

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