November 20-22, 2017

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Thanksgiving Holiday: This will be a very short week. There will be NO school on Thursday and Friday, November 23-24.

The Thanksgiving parents committee  already  organized a meal @ Mc Donald’s Blvd. Morazan. We will be leaving school around 10:45 a.m. and be back around 1:30 p.m. More information was sent on the permission slip.

Here are our plans for this week:

Language Arts:

GUIDED READING: Continue reading George’s Marvelous Medicine by Roald Dahl. Students will continue to read nonfiction texts and research about a famous person.

SELF SELECTED READING: Conferencing with the teacher.

WORKING WITH WORDS: There will be NO SPELLING TEST this week.

ixlIXL Language Arts skills: V.6 Prefixes and suffixes: Review

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Math: We will start working on subtraction with and without regrouping. Please make sure that your child practices the addition and subtraction facts at home. Here are some websites for extra-practice.

http://www.mathplayground.com/index_addition_subtraction.html

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/popup/popup_subtraction.htm

ixlIXL Skills: H.3 Subtract a one-digit number from a two-digit number-without regrouping.

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SOCIAL STUDIES: We will finish our History about The First Thanksgiving.

SCIENCE: Solid, liquid or gas: What is matter?

announcements

MIDTERM PROGRESS REPORTS– Progress reports went home last Friday, November 17. They must be signed by parents and returned to school before the Thanksgiving Holiday. If you wish to conference with a teacher, please do not hesitate to contact the school to set up an appointment.

CHRISTMAS SONG FEST: Our second graders are going to be dressed as Santa’s elves for our Song Fest. They need to come dress with a white shirt, black pants and a green elf hat. We will keep you posted with the Song Fest schedules and date.

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SCHOOL CAFETERIA – please check out the weekly menus and other delicious news by visiting the school cafeteria blog athttp://wolvescafeteria.blogspot.com

BASKET OF GOODS FOR SUPPORT PERSONNEL
It is always 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:

2nd grade  1 bottle or 2 bags of oil, 2 boxes of margarine, OR 3 lbs of lard

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 Friday, December 2. Your cooperation will be deeply appreciated.

Thanks for taking the time to read the blog.

Ms. Elena

 

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November 13 – 17, 2017

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Hope you had a great weekend!

Here are our plans for this week:

MATH: Students will continue working on addition with and without regrouping.  We will have Math test on Thursday.

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D.2 Growing patterns.

D.5 Make a repeating pattern.

Image result for tablets and ipadLANGUAGE ARTS:  Starting this week on Tuesday! Students are allowed to bring their electronic device (tablet) to  learn how to research on the website  and explore different skills to answer specific questions about a famous person. They will make connections through the use of oral language, written language, media, and technology. The students will give Mrs. Elena  their device in the morning time. We will use them  in our Four Blocks Program and return them to the teacher. At the end of the day, they will be given back to the students so they can take them home. If you want to leave it in school from Monday to Friday please let me know. If you don’t have a device to bring, students will be working in the class computer or in the computer lab when available.

 

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ART: Connecting with our ART class students will work on a Michael Angelo Buonarroti wall project.

 

ixlIXL LA Skills

V.1 Complete the word with the ending that you hear.

V.2 Identify base words, prefixes, and suffixes.

GUIDED READING: Continue reading George’s Marvelous Medicine by Roald Dahl.

SELF SELECTED READING: Conferencing with the teacher.

WORKING WITH WORDS: Guessed the cover word. Making words. Working with our word wall. Spelling test on Friday!

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Our Spanish Selling Bee contest took place last week. We would like to congratulate  IVANNA LOPEZ CORONA who is the Second Grade Spelling Bee winner. Kudos to Ivanna!

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SOCIAL STUDIES: Timeline, Kwanzaa, Hannukah, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

 

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SCIENCE: Properties and Matter. Classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties

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TIMELINE HOMEWORK– Our Second graders have been studying about autobiographies and biographies. We are working on the writing process and each of them is learning about a famous person. Our plan is to write about their own life and therefore we asked the students to complete a timeline of their life with the major events so they can write their own autobiography.  We require your help as a parent to complete with them their own timeline. They may bring it in a poster board with pictures or drawings so they can present it to their classmates. This will be completed with a writing project. Thanks for your help. Enclosed some examples. Feel free to use your creativity. It is due for Tuesday, November 21st.

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THANSKGIVING LUNCH– We are coordinating with our Thanksgiving Committee. More information will be following this week.

FILL IN YOUR BUCKET SECOND GRADE PROJECT: Our Second Grade class is trying to create a caring school community and part of the project is to get our students to think about their own thoughts and feelings and those of others. We also like to give students some awareness into how their choices (words & actions) can make a difference. I will be asking for your support in some of the activities that will be going on in our classroom.

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SCHOOL CAFETERIA – please check out the weekly menus and other delicious news by visiting the school cafeteria blog athttp://wolvescafeteria.blogspot.com

EARLY DISMISSAL: Friday, November 17th @ 11:45 a.m. A.M. Schedule.

Thanks for your support!

Ms. Elena

November 6 – 10, 2017

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Hope you had a great weekend!

Here are our plans for this week:

MATH: Students will continue working on addition with and without regrouping. We will use different strategies to find the sum.

 

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ixlIXL  Math Skills

G.11 Write the addition sentence-up to two digits.

G.13 Add three numbers up to two digits each.

LANGUAGE ARTS:  Students will learn how to use basic research skills to answer specific questions about a famous person. They will make connections through the use of oral language, written language, media, and technology.

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We will use graphic organizers to identify the story elements. We will also compare and contrast the stories using Venn Diagrams. Connecting with our ART class students will work on a Michael Angelo Buonarroti wall project.

 

ixlIXL LA Skills

L.2 Identify the subject of a sentence.

L.3 Identify the predicate of a sentence.

GUIDED READING: Continue reading George’s Marvelous Medicine by Roald Dahl.

SELF SELECTED READING: Conferencing with the teacher.

WORKING WITH WORDS: Guessed the cover word. Making words. Working with our word wall. Spelling test on Friday!

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Our Spelling Bee contest will take place this week. We will let you know as we have our class winners.

SOCIAL STUDIES: Students will work on their timelines.

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SCHOOL CAFETERIA – please check out the weekly menus and other delicious news by visiting the school cafeteria blog athttp://wolvescafeteria.blogspot.com

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ELECTRONIC DEVICE HEADS UP!  Students will be allowed to bring in their Ipads, tablets or laptops in a few weeks.

Second Graders will be working on a variety of activities and projects using their electronic devices. The use of them is restricted to work and not playing games. The devices can be handed in to the teacher in the morning as they come to school and will be given back to them at the end of the day. If  you have any doubts please let me know.

Thanks for your support!

Ms. Elena

October 30 – November 3, 2017

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Welcome November!

We would like to thank you Ms. Eva Florentino(Giulliana’s mom) for her support on our Book Character Day. She will help to serve a delicious treat during snack time with all the second grade students. Please pack only for lunch time.  Thank you!

Our UN Day Celebration was also a great success. Thanks to all the parents who contributed on making it possible. You rock!

Here are our plans for this week:

 

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Math: We will begin studying addition with two digit numbers. Students will understand the process of adding and subtracting with regrouping.

 

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IXL SKILLS: G.6  Add two two-digit numbers- with regrouping.

G.8 Ways to make a number using addition.

 

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Language Arts:  We will start our study on Informational text. Students will start reading different biographies and do different class projects to present it to their classmates and parents.

Daily Oral Language (DOL). Students apply grammar and mechanics to their own writing. We continue with the 6+1 Traits of Writing. We will be working on a rubric.

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GUIDED READING AND ART: Continue reading George’s Marvelous Medicine by Roald Dahl. Read the biography of Michelangelo Buonarroti by using basic research skills to answer specific questions about this famous person.

SELF SELECTED READING: Conferencing with the teacher.

WORKING WITH WORDS: Guessed the cover word. Making words. Working with our word wall. Spelling test on Friday!

ixlIXL LA Skills: N.1 Identify Personal Pronouns.

                                                           N.4 Replace the plural noun with a personal pronoun.

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Science:  We  continue working on our materials and procedure part of the Scientific Method and wrap up our experiments.

 

 

 

 

 

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BOOK CHARACTER DAY – Grades 2-5 will be dressing as their favorite book character on Tuesday, October 31. The third, fourth and fifth graders will be hosting a Talking Wax Museum during second period on that day. The Second Graders will be receiving students and sharing with them their book character traits and elements of their story.

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ELECTRONIC DEVICE HEADS UP!  Students will be allowed to bring in their Ipads, tablets or laptops in a few weeks.

Second Graders will be working on a variety of activities and projects using their electronic devices. The use of them is restricted to work and not playing games. The devices can be handed in to the teacher in the morning as they come to school and will be given back to them at the end of the day. If  you have any doubts please let me know.

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Mara is inviting all the second grade students to celebrate her birthday on Friday, November 3 during lunch time. Her family will bring cupcakes and drinks.

Thanks!

 Ms. Elena Borjas

October 23-27, 2017

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We can’t believe October is almost gone! Thanks to all of our parents for attending our Student-Led Conferences last Friday!

Here are our plans for this week:

Math: We will review addition and subtraction facts to start with our regrouping sessions.

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ixlIXL skills: B.6 Greatest and least- word problems- up to 1,0000.

                                                      G.5 Add two two-digit numbers-Without regrouping

SELF SELECTED RADING: .GUIDED READING: Continue reading Georges’s Marvelous Medicine

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We will start talking about Non-fiction text features.

WORKING WITH WORDS: Guess the Covered Word. Making words. Working with our word wall, Rounding Up The Rhymes. Spelling test on Friday!

 

ixlIXL Language Arts: U.1 Commas with a series.   U.3 Commas with the names of places.

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SCIENCE: We will continue with our science fair project. We will wrap up our Science unit Soils this  Thursday. Let’s wait for the results!

 

announcements

 

BOOK CHARACTER DAY IS NEXT TUESDAY!! – In keeping with Discovery School tradition, students are invited to dress up as his/her favorite book character. Your child should pick a book that he/she has read or that has been read to him/her. It should also be a book let that was written before it became a movie or TV show. Please remember: NO SCARY COSTUMES! The 2nd graders will set up a live interactive museum on Tuesday, October 31 which will last from 8:30-9:00 a.m. This will allow the younger students to come and learn about new book characters. Parents are welcome to come and meet all of the exciting characters and learn about some new books. Please do not pack a snack for your child. Our Book Character Committee is inviting the Second Graders for a spooky snack.

UN Day is this FRIDAY!!– The DPTO has begun preparations for our school UN DAY celebration on Friday, October 27, from 8:30 to 11:45 a.m. All school families are invited to participate and represent their country of origin. If you have a typical outfit from your country, and would like to participate in the annual showcase, please let us know.

FUNDACION ABRIGO – Once again, Discovery School supports Fundación Abrigo in their mission to lodge families from the rural areas who come to Hospital Escuela. We are asking our school families to send 1 gallon of floor disinfectant per family, and to send it in by Tuesday, October 31. What a wonderful way to show our gratitude for what we have – to share what we have with those in need!

SCHOOL CAFETERIA – please check out the weekly menus and other delicious news by visiting the school cafeteria blog athttp://wolvescafeteria.blogspot.com

Thanks for taking the time to read the blog.

Ms. Elena

October 16-20, 2017


We have an exciting week going on. Here are our plans:

MATH:  We will review addition and subtraction before starting to regroup, skip counting numbers up to one hundred.

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IXL:           G.3 Add a two-digit and a one-digit number without regrouping.

                     M.6 Place value-up to hundreds.


GUIDED READING:
Continue reading Georges’s Marvelous Medicine by Roald Dahl.

LANGUAGE ARTS Prepare for our student-led conferences.

 

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SELF SELECTED READING: Conferencing with the teacher and peers.

WORKING WITH WORDS: Guessed the cover word. Making words. Working with our word wall. Spelling test on Thursday!

ixlIXL skills:  J.1 How many syllables does the word have?

K.1 Choose the sight word that you hear

SCIENCE: We will be combining the Scientific method and our Soils unit.

announcements

STUDENT-LED CONFERENCES – Student-Parent- Teacher conferences for the first quarter will take place this Friday, October  20. Conferences for the first quarter are MANDATORY at Discovery School. Please mark your calendars and contact your child’s teacher if you can not meet at the assigned time. Please bring your child with you to the conference.

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BOOK CHARACTER DAY – In keeping with Discovery School tradition, students are invited to dress up as his/her favorite book character. Your child should pick a book that he/she has read or that has been read to him/her. It should also be a book that was written before it became a movie or TV show. Please remember: NO SCARY COSTUMES! The 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders will set up a live interactive museum on        Tuesday, October 31st  which will last from 8:50-9:40 a.m. This will allow the younger students to come and learn about new book characters. Parents are welcome to come and meet all of the exciting characters and learn about some new books. Mrs. Eva de Florentino will let the parents know what we will be doing during snack time with our students.

UN Day Preparations– The DPTO has begun preparations for our school UN DAY celebration on Friday, October 27, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. All school families are invited to participate  represent their country of origin. If you have a typical outfit from your country, and would like to participate in the annual showcase, Please let us know! It is an early dismissal day.

Thanks,

Mrs. Elena Borjas

October 9-13, 2017

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Hope you had a wonderful time to rest and enjoy with your family!

We are already finishing our First quarter. Time goes flying when you are having fun!

Here are our plans for this week:

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MATH: We will continue working on Place Value.  Students will be rounding to the nearest ten. Math test Thursday.

ixl IXL Skills:  N.1 Estimate to the nearest ten

                                                         N.2  Round to the nearest ten.

LANGUAGE ART: Main idea and supporting details.

SCIENCE: Research Project about soils. Learn about the scientific method.

SELF SELECTED READING: Conferencing with the teacher. Continue reading George’s Marvelous Medicine by Roald Dahl.

WORKING WITH WORDS: Guessed the cover word. Working with our word wall. Spelling test on Friday!

ixlIXL Skills:  Contractions: T.1 Match the contractions  T.2 Form pronoun-verb contractions.

announcements

STUDENT-LED CONFERENCES – Student-Parent- Teacher conferences for the first quarter will take place Friday, October 20. Conferences for the first quarter are MANDATORY at Discovery School. Please mark your calendars.

UN Day Preparations–   The DPTO is excited to announce that the UN Day celebration is near.  This school tradition is not possible without your help. It is free to participate; your country will be given a cultural table that you can set up as you like. There is a handbook available (Check the Monday Memo email) to help you prepare.  If you can’t do it by yourself, let the DPTO know: they are here to help.  The DPTO has already contacted many of you about your involvement; if you have not heard from the DPTO and want to participate, please let them know.

For questions and comments, write to the DPTO at dptowolves@gmail.com .

Thank you and see you there!

Ms. Elena Borjas

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