Friday, August 28, 2015

Week 4 August 31-September 4

August 31, 2015

Dear Parents,

We hope everyone had a great weekend!!!  We have been learning a lot since we started school and students are excited. Please read the blog every Monday, so that you are aware of what is happening in grade 1!

Hello! My name is Grace Im. I will be the new first grade teacher at Discovery School. I am from Colorado. I have never been to Honduras, but I am thrilled to be here. It’s going to be an exciting year! I can’t wait to share all these experiences with you! Thank you!

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 so that you are informed of what is       happening in special classes

This week your child will inquire into the following:
Language Arts
Working with Words: This week your child will be learning these five words: there, use, an, each, and which. The students will be doing various activities and chants with the words. Please practice them at home on a daily basis since they will have their spelling challenge every Friday. 

Reading: This week your child will be reviewing his/her book knowledge. Your child will be inquiring into book elements. We will be wrapping up the major events of 
A Kiss for Little Bear  Your child will discuss the major events of the story, write, and draw the beginning, middle and end of the story. We will use the new vocabulary from the story in sentences.

 Writing: Your child will continue exploring Opinion Writing.  The students will be able to write, state their opinion, supply at least one reason for their opinion and provide a sense of closure. We will help them focus on a topic, answer questions and add details to strengthen their writing.
Social Studies: This week your child will be inquiring into citizenship. We will define RESPONSIBILITY, COMPASSION and RESPECT. Your child will learn these citizenship values through shared reading, watching videos and various role playing activities.

Inside your child's folder you will find an orange piece of paper with your child's username and password. Please feel free to practice the skills at your leisure.Sometimes we will assign certain skills to be done as homework.


Reading - read for 10 minutes and fill in the Reading Log
Working with Words: Write words in ABC order

Reading - read for 10 minutes and fill in the Reading Log
Math –Adding in Any Order

Reading - read for 10 minutes and fill in the Reading Log
Spanish: Worksheet

Reading - read for 10 minutes and fill in the Reading Log
Working with Words: Rainbow words Worksheet

Wednesday, September 2nd
Pack a waste free lunch!
Join in the fun activities to help us learn ways to reduce waste!
Activities will be held during elementary lunch recess!
For more information on waste free lunches, visit

To help our students learn more about waste free lunches and overall waste reduction, including the recycling program, at school, our 10th grade AP environmental science students will visit the elementary classes on Friday, August 28th and Monday, August 31stwith fun lesson and activities.

DPTO MEETING – There will be a DPTO meeting this Thursday, September 3 at 7:30 a.m. in the Community Information Center. All parents who would like to help the DPTO out with this year’s activities are welcome to attend!

CHANGES IN THE OCTOBER HOLIDAYS – We have received official word that a decree was issued in Congress changing the October holidays to October 7, 8, and 9 . We will be complying and changing the holidays.
We understand that some families may have purchased tickets for trips at the end of October, and we will be as accommodating as possible in helping our students with missed work. If this is the case, please contact the teachers and/or area coordinator to make the arrangements for make  up work and content.

For 6th grade teachers only:

6th GRADE TALK - A talk on Organizational and Study Skills will be given to the 6th grade students on Friday, September 4, at 1:17 p.m. We will meet in the New Conference Room located on the second floor of the Administration building. Parents are welcome to attend if they wish to do so.

Important Dates Coming Up:

Tuesday, Sept. 1                 Independence Day Assembly
Thursday, Sept 3                DPTO meeting @ 7:30 Community Information Center
                                           Area Meetings @3:15 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 4                    6th grade talk on Organizational Skills 2:15 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept 8                  Mid Term
Wednesday, Sept. 9            Midterm grades on the server by 3:30 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 11                  Independence Day Celebration / Early Dismissal 11:45 a.m.
                                            Progress Reports sent home
Monday & Tuesday            Honduran Independence Day Holiday
Sept 14 & 15
Tuesday, Sept 16                MAP Fall testing session begins

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