Friday, April 24, 2015

April 27- May 1

Dear Parents,                                      

We hope you had an awesome weekend! This is a short week; Honduran Labor Day is celebrated on May 1st. There will be NO School this Friday. Enjoy your long weekend!

For our upcoming Geometry Unit we need your help. Please send in empty boxes or other household objects that are shaped as a rectangular prism, cylinder, sphere, cube, and cone. E.g. Cereal boxes, medicine boxes, tissue boxes, shoe boxes cans, candles, toilet paper and paper towel cylinders, balls , marbles, cones etc.

Students will be taking the end-of-the-year MAP Test beginning on May 4thThe students will take Math Part 1 on Monday May 4th & Math Part 2 on Friday May 8th. These tests measure the student’s personal “growth” in Math and Reading. Please help us by having your child come to school well rested on these days.

This week your child will inquire into the following:

Language Arts

Working with Words: The words for this week are:

land, different, home, us, move, pretty

Your child will also be reviewing older words through various chants and activities.

We will be reading In the Tropical Rain Forest
Science from A-Z is a small booklet where students will identify the main idea and retell details, as well as answer questions about key details in the text.


We will be reading about the different Rain Forests of the world. We will recall or gather information from experiences from provided sources to answer a question. We will take a tour around the amazing AMAZON and the Costa Rican Rainforest.

We will begin a new unit Time: Students will be telling time to the hour and half hour using analog and digital clocks. For extra practice students may do IXL skills S.2, S.3, S.4 & S.5

Social Studies:
We will continue to retell familiar fairy tales and compare them to fairy tales from other nations. This week’s focus will be on Little Red Riding Hood, Lon Po Po (from China) and Pretty Salma (from Africa). The students will create alternate endings for one of the fairy tales and present it to the class.

Reading:  Read for at least 10 minutes and record pages read in log
Math:  9.6 Enrich Worksheet
Working with Words: Spelling words worksheet.

Reading:  Read for at least 10 minutes and record pages read in log
Math: E. 9.7 worksheet
Language: Verbs worksheet

Reading-: Read for at least 10 minutes and record pages read in log
Math: Worksheet/ Re-teach 9.8
Spanish: worksheet

Reading-: Read for at least 10 minutes and record pages read in log
Math: No Homework
Working with Words: study for spelling words

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WEDNESDAY – This Wednesday, April 29 students will be dismissed at 11:45 a.m. and we will follow PM Schedule.
PROGRESS REPORTS - Midterm Progress Reports for the fourth quarter will be sent home this Thursday, April 30.

**INFORMATIVE TALK FOR PARENTS - Mrs. Anna Lucía Acosta, specialist on family counseling, will be giving a presentation to the parents on the topic “Educating today is different”. This event will take place on Tuesday, April 28, at 1:00 p.m. in our Library. You are all invited to come and acquire some insight on this valuable education topic. Refreshments will be served.

SPRING GENERAL ASSEMBLY – We want to give all our school community a heads up and ask you to mark your calendars for Saturday, May 16 at 9:00 a.m. We need to reach a quorum for this General Assembly and be able to vote on budget, calendar and school improvements. The DPTO is offering a Pizza Party to the Grade that has the most parents attending the General Assembly!

HEAT WAVE – We all know this is the hot season in Honduras, but it has been unprecedentedly hot the last couple of days, and the weather forecast predicts higher temperatures for next week. Here are some tips to keep in mind:
1. Wear light colored, loose fitting, lightweight clothes (cotton preferably)
2. Students should be encouraged to bring water bottles, caps/hats to wear outside and to use sun block every day, especially on P. E. days. 
3. Students may use their recess time for playing board games, reading, watching videos.
4. Stay hydrated – drink lots of water even if you don’t feel thirsty.

DISCOVERY IDOL AUDITIONS – Our annual talent show is around the corner! Students can audition their songs, dances or other talents on Thursday, May 7, and Friday 8. The talent show will take place on Wednesday, May 20 at 10:15 p.m. 

COWBOY CARNIVAL AND PICNIC DINNER & MOVIE UNDER THE STARS- The DPTO is working very hard to put together a wonderful fun filled evening for our students and parents. This will take place on Friday, May 8 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Cowboy theme games and great food will be available for everyone, and there will be a great family movie – The Book Of Life – projected for everyone at 6:00 p.m. Dress up in cowboy gear, bring a blanket and come have a delightful family experience.

SUMMER CAMP – Discovery Zone 6 is back! Get an early registration! The Summer Camp will run from June 8-26, from 8:00 to 11: 50 a.m.  Please ask Ms. Valencia Duron for more information  

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