May 20-24, 2019

 

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We cannot believe we are in the last weeks of school! Our children are about to fly up to third grade.

Please take note of the final events that will take place for the next week:

Math:

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Y.3 Write multiplication sentences for equal groups.

   Y.4 Relate addition and multiplication for equal groups.

Guided Reading/Science/Reading/Art/Technology and Writing:

We will continue working on our exciting projects of the human body. We kindly invite parents to our Human Body Systems Presentations on Friday, May 31 at 8:15 a.m. Each child will bring something to share with their classmates and parents. We will have our Picasso´s Art Exhibit and a great surprise for our parents. More information will follow.

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The Second Graders are working very hard on their human body project.  Their job is to work together within their own groups to study one part of the human body.  By the time they are done with the project, they should be experts on their body part.  They need to explain and describe the location of their body part, its main functions, and then some interesting facts.  They have been using books, websites, and videos to explore their topic. They are also having a lot of fun while learning!

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DD.4 Rewrite sentences using introductory elements.

SECOND GRADE FAREWELL

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Our Farewell Committee is ready for the last event of the year. Our Second Graders are going to have breakfast in school and then some outdoor games. The Farewell Committee will follow with more information.

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Please mark your calendars for 10:15 a.m. on Friday, May 24. Because of the great success last year, we are once again turning our Discovery Idol into a SPRING CONCERT where our students will showcase their advances in Music Class. We hope to see you all there!

Our Second Graders will sing the song “What a Wonderful World.” The dress code is a formal dress for the girls. Long sleeves formal shirt with a tie and jeans for boys.

Take note that May 24 is an Early Dismissal Day (PM Schedule) and that on that same day is the Spring Concert.

A MESSAGE FROM THE ENVIRONMENTAL STUDENT COUNCIL 

It is with great pride, and as a result of a tremendous team effort, that the Student Council announces that up to today, more than L 33,000 has been raised! Enough to purchase three more recycling bins! And of course, the Student Council will continue to work tirelessly towards a greener, cleaner and more eco-friendly environment at Discovery School.
Thank you parents, teachers, and students for your support so far! Together we can reach our goal of being a “green” school!

Thanks,

Mrs.Elena Borjas

 

 

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May 13-17, 2019

Image result for may springOur last days of school are getting closer. Here are our plans for this week:

Guided Reading/Writing/Science/Art: Get started with our research project. Children are allowed to bring their tablets for the next two weeks.

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T.1  Match each effect to its cause.

TT.1  Which sentence is in the regular past tense?.

 

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 Friday.

Math: Skip counting equal groups, repeated addition, and multiplication, building arrays, multiplying in any order.

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Y.1 Count equal groups

Y.2 Identify multiplication sentences for equal groups.

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SPRING GENERAL ASSEMBLY – The summons for the Spring General Assembly will take place at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 11. A quorum for this assembly is needed for the approval of the 2019-2020 School Budget. Please mark your calendar and support the Board of Directors and the school by attending this assembly and voting for the important matters that will be presented then.

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MAP Testing Session continues next week. Our students will be assessed with the following schedule:

 Tuesday, May 14: LANGUAGE

10:05 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.

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A NOTE FROM MR. ANDREW AND THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITTEE

Hello everyone! Just wanted to update you on the progress towards the recycling containers! This week the 3rd and 4th graders were in full swing. The 3rd-grade bake sale raised nearly LPS.3,500!!! And so far the 4th graders have raised nearly LPS.4,000 in direct donations!!! That puts our grand total at over LPS.27,000 raised so far!!!

We still have a ways to go to reach our goal of L60,000, but we are off to a great start. If you have already donated to the fundraising, thank you! If you have not, the 4th graders will still be in the front of the school on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for the next two weeks. Also, we will be at the General Assembly this Saturday. You can also make a payment directly with Ms. Belgica in the administration office. Thank you for all of your support and please help us spread the word about this great school project! Thank you! #lobopride!

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SECOND GRADE FAREWELL

Our Farewell Committee is getting ready for the last event of the year. We will let you know next week!Image result for spring concert

Please mark your calendars for 10:15 a.m. on Friday, May 24. Because of the great success last year, we are once again turning our Discovery Idol into a SPRING CONCERT where our students will showcase their advances in Music Class. We hope to see you all there!

Thanks,

Mrs. Elena Borjas

May 6-10, 2019

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Our last days of school are getting closer. Here are our plans for this week:

Guided Reading/Writing/Science/Art: 

Students will start working on a cool project about the human body.

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WW.1 Select the best preposition to match the picture.

YY.4  Commas: Review.

 

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 Friday.

Math:

Image result for repeated addition  clipart We will review addition and subtraction before we start with the basics of multiplication (Repeated addition).

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A.14 Counting patterns – Up to 1,000.

L.7 Input/output tables- add and subtract by 10.

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SPRING GENERAL ASSEMBLY – The summons for the Spring General Assembly will take place at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 11. A quorum for this assembly is needed for the approval of the 2019-2020 School Budget. Please mark your calendar and support the Board of Directors and the school by attending this assembly and voting for the important matters that will be presented then.

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MAP Testing Session begins next week. Our students will be assessed with the following schedule:

Tuesday, May 7: MATH                       Friday, May 10: READING              

11:40 a.m. – 12:55 p.m.                                     8:30 a.m.- 9:45 a.m.

 Tuesday, May 14: LANGUAGE

10:05 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.

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In order to help your child boost its performance in the Math Map Test,  please log into the following web page.

https://www.khanacademy.org/mappers

Type the scores for each instructional area to find skills and concepts that can help your child review for the test. The scores were sent to your email.

MIDTERM – Progress Reports were issued today. Please encourage your child to stay focused in this last haul of the school year.

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** Parents please mark your calendars for 10:15 a.m. on Friday, May 24. Because of the great success last year, we are once again turning our Discovery Idol into a SPRING CONCERT where our students will showcase their advances in Music Class. We hope to see you all there!

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THIRD GRADE BAKE SALE: As a closure for the Economics Unit, the third graders will be conducting a Bake Sale next Wednesday, May 8th. The children will be selling brownies, pizza, cake pops, pizza, donuts, and more during snack and lunch recess. All the profits of this activity will be donated to the Environmental Committee. Please help us by supporting this activity.

Thanks,

Mrs. Elena

 

 

 

 

 

April 29- May 3, 2019

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Welcome, May! Time for flowers to bloom and we continue to work on our last weeks of school.

Guided Reading and Writing:  Students will be able to identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe. Continue with our poems.

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 Friday!

Math: Wrap up our unit on measurement. Math Test on Tuesday!

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We will be practicing addition with 3 digit numbers. Students will review the process of carrying on and place value units before we start multiplication.

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IXL Language Arts Skills:

S.2  Determine the topic and purpose of informational passages.

AA.1 Choose the text that matches the writer´s purpose.

IXL Math Skills:

S.10 Metric units of length: Word problems.

S.15 Choose the appropriate measuring tool.

SOCIAL STUDIES: Goods, services, taxes, demand, supply. Wrap up our Economics Unit.

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BREAKING

 

SPRING GENERAL ASSEMBLY – The summons for the Spring General Assembly will take place at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 11. A quorum for this assembly is needed for the approval of the 2019-2020 School Budget. Please mark your calendar and support the Board of Directors and the school by attending this assembly and voting for the important matters that will be presented then.

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MAP Testing Session begins next week. Our students will be assessed on the following schedule:

Tuesday, May 7: MATH                       Friday, May 10: READING              

11:40 p.m. – 12:55                                      8:30 p.m.- 9:45 p.m.

                       Tuesday, May 14: LANGUAGE

10:05 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.

MIDTERM – Today marks the midpoint of the fourth quarter. Progress Reports will be issued next Friday. Please encourage your child to stay focused in this last haul of the school year.

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** Parents please mark your calendars for 10:15 a.m. on Friday, May 24. Because of the great success last year, we are once again turning our Discovery Idol into a SPRING CONCERT where our students will showcase their advances in Music Class. We hope to see you all there!

THIRD GRADE BAKE SALE: The THIRD GRADE CLASS will have the last bake sale of the year on Friday, May 3 as part of their Social Studies Class.

The LAST HOLIDAY! There will be no classes this Wednesday, May 1, to honor Honduran Labor Day.  Classes will resume on Thursday, May 2.

Thanks,

Mrs. Elena Borjas

April 23-26, 2019

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We hope you find the time to enjoy with your family and recharge your batteries. We are getting closer to the end of the school year.

This is our last week of April and we still have lots of activities to do.

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 Friday.

ixl      PP.10  Form and use irregular plurals.

Guided Reading/Art, and Writing: We will continue working on Haiku Poems, Couplets, Limericks, and Onomatopoeia. Read the biography of Pablo Picasso and work on an Art project.

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  S.5 Which customary unit of weight is appropriate? 

MATH: We will study Cups, pints, liters, quarts, and gallons.

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Please don´t forget to bring back the Flat Stanley Project on Thursday 25. Time to come back home!

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The school will be celebrating the SPANISH LANGUAGE WEEK during the week of April 23 – 26. Different activities have been organized with all grade levels.Image result for bake sale

The Senior class will have the last bake sale of the year on Friday, April 26.

Remember next Wednesday, May 1st is a holiday.

Thanks,

Ms. Elena Borjas

 

April 8-12, 2019

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We are ready to start a new week with our batteries recharged.Here are our plans for this week:

Math: 

We will continue with our Measurement unit. Students will estimate and measure the weight of different objects using pounds, ounces, grams and kilograms.

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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 Friday.

Guided Reading and Writing:

Continue with our Poetry Unit and finish with our opinion pieces

Social Studies: 

We will continue with our Economy unit. Students will study the terms supply, demand and scarcity. Children will distinguish between producers and consumers.

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QQ.7 Identify possessive pronouns

Math:

S.8 Measure using a centimeter ruler.

 

 

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FLAT STANLEY PROJECT

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PART II

Please bring your journals and Flat friends this Wednesday (April 10). We will exchange them and a new guest will come to enjoy and be part of your family for the next two weeks.  A letter will be accompanying your child’s flat friend with guidelines.

This assignment is part of a writing activity.  IXL will only have one component for Math and Language Arts review. Please bring them back by Thursday, April 25.

Image result for read a thon winnersWe are very happy to officially announce the winners of the 2019 Read-a-thon which was held during the month of March to commemorate Dr. Seuss’ birthday. These amazing readers will be treated to lunch and a gift at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10.

                                Congratulations HEITOR VARELA and SOFIA PONCE! 

EASTER ACTIVITIES: Thanks to Mrs. Catherine Ochoa and Gaby Chávez. They will be sharing some eggshells to decorate with the children during our Art class period and also cupcakes for snack. This activities will be held on Friday.Image result for easter eggshell painting for children

Hope you have a restful week! Classes resume on April 23, 2019

Thanks,

Mrs. Elena Borjas

April 1-5, 2019

 

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April has arrived with lots of fun activities. Here are our plans for this week:

This week we will start with our Flat Stanley Project.

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The idea for this project came from a book that we have been reading at school FLAT STANLEY by Jeff Brown. In this book, Stanley is flattened by a bulletin board (but otherwise not hurt). Flat Stanley then discovers that one advantage of being flat is that he can visit faraway friends by traveling in an envelope through the mail.

PART I

Your child  will bring home on Tuesday  a journal to write their own adventures as a flat person. They can collect flat souvenirs, that can be glued in their journal, draw pictures, paste pictures of themselves performing a certain activity, or anything you can think it will be creative. They can take them everywhere they go  but need to be very responsible to care for them.  The journal entries should include the date, location, and at least 5 sentences about the activity.  They need to bring  their journals back to school on Wednesday, April 10 so they can share their adventures.

PART II

Next Wednesday (April 10) a new guest will come to enjoy and be part of your family for the next two weeks.  A letter will be accompanying your child’s flat friend with guidelines.

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SCIENCE: We will finish our experiments and get ready for our Science Fair Projects presentation.

MATH: Start our unit on measurement.

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CHARACTER  BUILDING: Last week the Second Graders had a talk and presentation about keeping their hands off. We wanted to share this video with you so you can check what we are working in class.  It was a good occasion to discuss with the children about practicing this skills at school in order to promote respect for each others personal space.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iTPPh1d2j8
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MATH IXL: S.2 Measure using an inch ruler

LANGUAGE ART IXL: CC.3 Revise the sentence using a stronger verb.

 

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READ -A -THON WINNERS will be announced promptly.

SCIENCE FAIR:Our Science Fair will take place this Friday, April 5, beginning at 11 a.m. Parents are welcome to visit the projects in grades K – 6, but may not be present when their child is being judged for the competition (grades 3-6). Awards will be given in an assembly before the end of the day.

GOOD DEEDS DAY:

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Hope you have a great week!

Mrs. Elena Borjas

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