March 27-30, 2017

We are all ready to have fun and learn. Here are our plans for this week:

Guided Reading and Writing:

Our students are getting ready for the presentations of their Human Body Rearch Projects. Children will work on their Google slide presentation and be ready for the Great day.

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Working with words:

Students will work with the Word Wall, On the back activities, ABC order and other games to learn the spelling of the words and to use them in context. Spelling Test on Thursday!

 

Math:

Continue with our Measurement unit. Width, perimeter and area.

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Social Studies:

We will begin our Economy unit. Children will distinguish between needs and wants.

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LANGUAGE ARTS SKILLS: 

MM.2 Form compound words.

MM.3 Form and use compound words.

MATH SKILLS

V.1 Perimeter.

V.3 Find the area of figures made of unit squares.

BREAKING

Next Friday, March 31st is A HOLIDAY for our students! It is time for conferences and staff develpment.

READY, SET…GO! Please mark your calendars for Thursday, March 30th. This is the day the Second Grade Students will be presenting their final projects of the human body at 8:15 a.m. in our classroom. Parents are welcome to join and observe their child’s progress. Our Second Graders have put a lot of effort and enthusiasm in this work by doing many cross-curricular activities. Take a sneak peek of the work done in class.

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READ – A- THON

Grades K – 5 annual read-a-thon has begun!  Students were giving a Reading Log (sheet) and a book mark last Monday. The student who has read the most pages in his/her class by March 31st. will win a lunch off campus sponsored by our DPTO. We ask parents for their support encouraging their child(ren) to read, read, read, and record their reading in their logs

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MARKETING NEWS – This year’s Yearbook production is on its way, and we are opening a two page spot for sponsor companies that would like to have their Ads(advertising) in Discovery’s Yearbook 2016-2017. The prices are:
1 full page full color L. 1500
1/2 page full color L. 800
1/4 page full color L 400

You may purchase your space by  March 31, 2017.

Please contact Ms.Gaby Chavez at 9460-9971 or at dswolves@discoveryschool.edu.hn

Thanks,

Ms. Elena

MARCH 20-24, 2017

summer time

Hope you had an excellent time! Here is what we will be working on: 

MATH: Centimeters and meters, perimeter, area and square unit.

Customary system

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R.14 Objects on a coordinate plane.

S.2 Measure using an inch ruler.

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GUIDED READING & WRITING: 

Continue to work on their publishing of their Human Body Part by doing a Google Slides Presentation. Use of nonfiction text features to be shown on their work. Presentations will on Thursday, March 30th @ 8:15 a.m.

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NN.1  Identify base words, prefixes and suffixes.

 

NN.2 Determine the meaning of a word with pre-, -re, or mis-

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WORKING WITH SSRWORDS: Practice with the list of the word wall words and Fry’s List. Spelling test this week.

SELF SELECTED READING: Teacher conferences to assess reading.

 SCIENCE: Wrap our Science unit on Changes. Jeopardy game.

 

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EARLY CHILDHOOD AND ELEMENTARY READ-A-THON –  The last two weeks of our Read-a-thon! Grades Kindergarten through five are participating in this month long competition. Students should be completing the reading logs and turning them in next week  the winner from each class will go out to lunch as a special treat from our DPTO!

FUN RUN & WALK – The DPTO will be hosting its annual Fun Run & Walk at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Discovery School. Pledge forms will be sent home this week. Parents and students should fill them out, collect the money, and turn it in during the inscription on the day of the event. This is a fun and exciting activity for the whole family! Join us for a delicious pancake & fruit breakfast after the run/walk!

 

Friday, March 31, 2017 -There are no classes for students – It is a Day for Conferences and Professional Development.

Have a wonderful time!

Ms. Elena Borjas

March 13-17, 2017

 

We will be reloading our batteries next Friday.  Here are our plans for this week:

 

Guided Reading and Writing:

Our students are getting ready for the presentations of their Human Body Research Projects. Children will work on their Google slide presentation to present it in the following weeks.

 

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Working with words:

Students will work with the Word Wall, On the back activities, ABC order and other games to learn the spelling of the words and to use them in context. Test on Thursday!

 

Math:

Math test on Tuesday on different type of charts. We will begin our Measurement unit. Students will use a ruler and other tools to measure different objects in centimeters and inches.

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Science: Experiments with different type of solids. liquids and gases.

 

ixlLanguage Arts Skills: 

NN1. Identify base words, prefixes, and suffixes

NN.2. Determine the meaning of a word with pre-,re-, or mis-

Math Skills:

R.14 Objects on a coordinate plane.

S.2 Measuring using an inch ruler.

BREAKING

SPELLING BEE: Our Second Grade Representative for the local A.B.S.H, Alejandro Rivas, is getting ready for his competition on March 25th. Wishing him the best!

EARLY CHILDHOOD AND ELEMENTARY READ-A-THON –The winners of the annual March Read-a-Thon will be going out to Chilli’s for lunch. Keep on reading !

FRIDAY 17th- Spring Break Holiday

 

Thanks,

Ms. Elena

MARCH 6-10, 2017

The end of the third quarter is around the corner…. Here we are ready to continue our learning process.

 GUIDED READING AND WRITING

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Our students have been busy with their research.  We are getting ready for their individual presentations about the human body. We will let you know as soon as we are ready!

All of the children have downloaded the google drive and docs on their ipads which means they can also work at home. Please make sure your child brings their electronic device for the following weeks on a daily basis.

SELF SELECTED READING:  Use of  context clues to understand their reading. Text to self, text to world and text to text.

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WORKING WITH WORDS: Daily Oral Language. Hangman, chant the words, musical chairs. Word Wall games. Spelling test Friday!

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ixlIXL Language Arts Skills:

EE.1 Greeting and closing of letters.

II.2 Sort words into categories.

MATH: Different type of graphs.

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R.5 Interpret line plots.

R.7 Interpret pictograph.

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READ – A- THON – Grades K – 5 will begin their annual read-a-thon this Monday, February 27. Students were given a Reading Log (sheet) and a book mark to use during this month. If a student fills up a sheet, he/she may turn it in to his/her teacher and get another one. The student who has read the most pages in his/her class by March will win a lunch off campus sponsored by our DPTO. We ask parents for their support encouraging their child(re) to read, read, read, and record their reading in their logs.

LOST AND FOUND – If your son or daughter has lost a sweater, Tupperware, or water bottle, please send him or her to the office to check out the Lost and Found boxes. There are many items that need to be claimed by their owners as soon as possible.

ADDITIONAL FRENCH CLASS GRADES 2-4 – Starting Monday, March 6, grades two through four will receive an additional French class every week. This is in preparation for a French Festival we have scheduled for April 28.

Have a wonderful week!

Ms. Elena

February 27-March 3, 2017

March Welcome

Here we come March! It is going to be an exciting month with lots of exciting work to be accomplished …..

 

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GUIDED READING AND WRITING

Students  will start to use Google Docs to type the information they have researched about a body part  in a Google drive document. We will be inviting parents for their final presentations.

Please make sure your child brings their electronic device for the following weeks on a daily basis.

WORKING WITH WORDS: Daily Oral Language. Guess the covered word. Word Wall games. Spelling test Friday!

 ixl  IXL Language Arts Skills: S.1 Identify articles.    S.2  Use the correct article “a” or “an”.

MATH: Different type of graphs and charts.

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ixl  IXL Math: R.1. Interpret tally charts and tables.  R.4 Create bar graphs.

 

SCIENCE: Wrap up our Balancing and Weighing unit and start with Changes.

 

             ART: Pablo Picasso. pablo1

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Important Dates Coming Up:

Feb.27-March 31        Read-A-Thon

March 1                             Dr. Seuss  Celebration

March 16                          End of the 3rd Quarter

March 17                           Spring Break Holiday

March 24                           Half Day Conferences – A.M. Schedule

March 29                           Professional Development. Early dismissal

@ 11:45  A.M. Schedule

 

Thanks,

Mrs.Elena

 

FEBRUARY 21-24, 2017

Hope you had a wonderful holiday!

We will be working on:elapsed time

MATH: Review of the days of the week, half, quarter to, before, after, reading a calendar, elapsed time. Math Test Wednesday!

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IXL: Q.9  Elapsed time I. Q.15 Read a calendar.

Flat Stanley


SELF SELECTED READING:
We will start our great adventure book with Flat Stanley and then continue with a project.

GUIDED READING: Students will continue to read and verify information and use explicit details from the text to justify their reasoning. Research project about body parts.

WRITING: Daily Oral Language (DOL). The writing process. Use of commas.

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WORKING WITH WORDS: Practice with the list of the word wall words and Fry’s List. Spelling test Friday!

 

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IXL: CC.1 Commas with a series. CC.2 commas with dates.

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Enjoy your week!

Ms. Elena

FEBRUARY 13-17, 2017

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Hope you enjoyed the weekend!

 GUIDED READING AND WRITING: Continue exploring reading informational text. Start our web quest project by studying one part of the human body. You can check our web quest in: http://zunal.com/webquest.php?w=230564  Independent reading and conferencing.

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SELF SELECTED READING: Build fluency in reading to allow students to read and enjoy text that is appropriate to their own independent reading level and to build confidence in students as readers.

WORKING WITH WORDS: Letter sound relationships to decode and spell words Word Wall Words and Fry words. Using adjectives. Spelling test Friday!

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IXL Language Arts Skills:

T.1 Use sense words

T.3 Identify the adjective that describes the noun.

 

MATH: Estimate the time, elapsed time, a.m. and p.m. use of a calendar.

 

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IXL Math Skills: 

Q.6  Time Words

Q.7  A.M. or P.M.

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SCIENCE: Exploring the Equal-Arm Balance. Developing strategies for placing objects in serial order.                                             

 

                                                                          announcements

VALENTINE’S DAY CELEBRATION: We will be celebrating Valentine’s Day on February 14th.  Feel free to send Valentine’s with your child.  (16 students).

Parents are welcome to join us on Tuesday. Please  let me know if you would like to come and participate with our students in any Valentine’s Day activity.

Mrs. Natalia Rivas has graciously signed in to decorate different types of  cookies with the students.

ABSH LANGUAGE ARTS FESTIVAL – Mia Rojas and Ethan Paredes will represent  2nd Grade.
February 17 – 18 in La Ceiba Bilingual School (La Ceiba).

WINE AND CHEESE PARENT GET TOGETHER:   The DPTO is planning an activity for adults only! As you drop your child off at the Valentine’s Day Ball on February 17,  come next door for a parents’ get-together. All parents are invited!

BAKE SALE – The Senior class will have a bake sale on Tuesday, February 14 to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

VALENTINE’S DAY BALL – The Senior class will be hosting the Valentine’s Day Ball on Friday, February 17 from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. The entrance fee is Lps.100.00. Drinks and food will be available for sale. Grades 5 and up are invited.

Tickets for the event will be sold in the reception office!   

HOLIDAY: Remember next Monday is President’s Day Weekend!

                                     

Thanks,

Mrs.Elena

 

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