January 14 -18, 2019

We are ready on track again…….

This week we will continue  working on:

MATH: Wrap up US$ coins and bills. Start our unit on Geometry.

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GUIDED READING:

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Nonfiction reading and writing by using Google Slides. Our second graders are typing the information they researched about a famous person they admire. They will be presenting their project to the students and parents. More information will follow next week.

 

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WORKING WITH WORDS: We will start using our dictionary skills. Working with our word wall.  ** Please make sure your child brings their electronic device for the following weeks on a daily basis since much of the information for this unit will be researched from different internet websites. 

SELF SELECTED READING: Continue our basic conference procedure. Ask children to read two-three pages from a chosen book to assess their reading level.

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IXL Language Arts Skills:

N.N.3. Order alphabetically based on first 3 letters.

N.N.4  Use guide words

 MATH: Wrap our unit on money. Students will be allowed to bring toys on Tuesday 15th to have a make believe store to use money and learn to give and receive change.

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 IXL Math Skills: 

P.16  Purchases- Do you have enough money- Up to $5.00.

P.20  Making change.

SCIENCE: Compare and contrast desert and rainforest habitats.Image result for rainforest and desertImage result for rainforest and desert                                                                 WEEKLY NEWS

announcements

 

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Please take note that, MERLIN PICTURES, will be taking the 2nd Grade Students’s Yearbook Pictures on Tuesday, January 15 @ 2:10 p.m. For siblings/friends pictures, orders should be placed no later than Monday, January 14. Please send the purchase orders (that were sent last week in your child’s Take Home Folder) along with the money to Ms.Gaby in the main office building. Please send your child nicely dress and do not wear white or green.

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Friday 18th is an early dismissal (11:45 a.m.) and we will follow  PM schedule.  Report Cards will be issued this day, and the afternoon is set aside for conferences. If you did not receive a notice, but would like to meet with a teacher, please contact the school to set an appointment for the afternoon of that day.La imagen puede contener: postre y comida

SCIENCE FIELD TRIP to BEECHEII HONDURAS: As part of our Science unit on Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems we will visit a bee hive sanctuary located in Colonia Kennedy of Tegucigalpa.No hay ninguna descripción de la foto disponible.

The fieldtrip is on Thursday, January 31. We will be leaving school at 8:30 a.m. and returning around 10:30 a.m. Students should wear a Discovery School shirt. Anyone willing to join us is more than welcome! More information will follow on the permission slip, Please make sure you return it signed.

Thanks,

Mrs.Elena

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January 7-11, 2019

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We hope you had a wonderful long holiday break! We are with our batteries recharged to continue our next semester in school!

Here we are ready for a week of learning and fun!

We will be working on:

MATH: Money:  Half dollar and dollar bills. Wrap up our unit on Money.

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IXL:      P.12 Subtract money – Up to $1.00: Word problems.  P.15 Purchases-Do you have enough money- Up to $1.00.

 

LANGUAGE ARTS:

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

 

GUIDED READING AND WRITING:  

We will start to wrap up our unit on nonfiction texts by reading, writing and typing our biographies and autobiographies. We will be using Google docs and slides.

** Please make sure your child brings their electronic device for the following weeks on a daily basis since much of the information is going to be typed by the students. 

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IXL:  Q.1 Which book title goes with the picture? Q.2- Use actions and dialogue to understand characters.

 

 

 

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Science: Continue with Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems- Diversity of Life.

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We want to welcome to our Second Grade Community two new classmates! We are happy to receive you and look forward for a semester of fun and learning. Image result for welcome new students in school clipart

Friday 18th is an early dismissal (11:45 a.m.) and we will follow  PM schedule.  Report Cards will be issued this day, and the afternoon is set aside for conferences. If you did not receive a notice, but would like to meet with a teacher, please contact the school to set an appointment for the afternoon of that day.School Report Card Clipart Image

There will be no school next Monday, January 21, for the Martin Luther King holiday.Image result for martin luther king holiday

Enjoy your week!

Ms. Elena

December 10-14, 2018

Here are our plans for this week:

Language Arts:

We will continue with our Biographies project by working on Google Docs and Google slide with the information we already researched.

SELF SELECTED READING: Conferencing with the teacher.

WORKING WITH WORDS: Spelling test on Friday.

ixlIXL Language Arts Skills: HH.1  Choose the synonym.    HH.3 Choose the antonym.

Math: Students will continue working on adding and subtracting money.

ixlIXL Math Skills: P.14- Add and subtract money- up to $1: Word Problems.  P.8Comparing groups of coins. 

SCIENCE: Structure of a flower, pollination, biomimicry.

announcements

Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH) is an international organization that takes in abandoned and orphaned children, providing a home and education.  Here in Honduras, the NPH organization provides for over 500 children in at large ranch near La Venta and home in Tegucigalpa for severely handicapped children.   While many children at the ranch have aunts, uncles, or grandparents that come to visit them and can provide some Christmas gifts, some children at a ranch have no family to visit.  It is these children, whom we would like to provide for this Christmas. On the first floor of the administration office, a NPH Giving Tree will be set up. If you wish to participate, choose a paper tree that has a child’s information about his/her size for shoes and socks.  Purchase the new tennis shoes and socks and return them to Mrs. Agurcia’s Room (Room. 7) by Tuesday, December 11th, with the tree tag taped to it. Thank you for giving this Christmas!
If more information about NPH’s work in Honduras, please visit http://www.nph-honduras.org/   and watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYC2A5njQTk
EARLY DISMISSAL DECEMBER 14PARENTS PLEASE TAKE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE END OF HIGH SCHOOL SEMESTER EXAMS AND TRAFFIC AROUND THE CITY WE WILL BE DISMISSING ALL EARLY CHILDHOOD, ELEMENTARY AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AT 11.45 A.M. ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14.
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Santa is around the corner! The Christmas Committee is ready to celebrate with our Second Graders a great Breakfast Brunch on Friday, 14th @ 9:30 a.m. The meal includes a Santa Claus shaped pancake, hot chocolate and a Christmas decoration kit. Children are expected to bring a wrapped gift (no more than Lps.200.00) and not bigger than a shoe box. Girls need to bring a girls gift and boys a boys gift. Children are allowed to wear their pajamas. Please send the contribution in a sealed envelope to the Christmas Committee.
Thanks,
Mrs. Elena Borjas

 

December 3-7, 2018

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Song Fest is coming!!

Here are our plans for this week:

Language Arts:

We will start our unit on Fables. Students will learn the characteristics of a fable. We will continue working in class with our autobiography and biography.

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SELF SELECTED READING: Conferencing with the teacher.

WORKING WITH WORDS:  Spelling words. Spelling test on Friday.

Daily Oral Language

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Math: Students will start working with different types of coins: Pennies, nickels, dimes, quarter, half dollar.

ixlIXL Skills: P.2- Names and values of all coins N.3Round to the nearest ten or hundred.

 

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SCIENCE: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems– What do plants need to grow? How many types of living things live in a place? How plants depend on animals for seed dispersal and pollination?

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Please don´t forget to bring your electronic device the whole week!

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Schedule this Thursday is as follows:

MUSICAL PRESENTATION FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD (Grade N – 1) : 10:30 a.m.

MUSICAL PRESENTATION FOR ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY (Grades 2 and up): 1:20 p.m.

FOOD SALE AND BAZAAR – 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

FOOD SALE BY THE PDTO (Pebetes:Lps.75.00, Pupusas: 2 for Lps.50.00 and Pizza: Lps.25.00 per slice),

DESSERTS SALES BY THE COMMUNITY SERVICE CLUB (Lps.25.00 and Lps.50.00)

DRINKS SALE BY THE SENIORS 2019

HOLIDAY BAZAAR @ Information Center

*Second Grade Attire for the Performance

GIRLS: Black t shirt,legging, belt or skirt with different color stripes, and carnival masks.

BOYS:  Black pants, black t -shirts, black shoes and carnival mask.

IMPORTANT:

**PARENTS WILL BE ABLE TO EAT LUNCH WITH THEIR CHILDREN FROM 11:40 A.M. TO 1:15 P.M. WE HOPE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO JOIN US!

** THE CAFETERIA WILL CLOSE AT 10:30 A.M. (AFTER SNACK). OUR COMMUNITY IS INVITED TO BUY LUNCH FROM THE DPTO, OR STUDENTS MAY BRING THEIR OWN LUNCH BOXES WITH THEIR MEALS FROM HOME.

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EARLY DISMISSAL DECEMBER 14 – PARENTS PLEASE TAKE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE END OF HIGH SCHOOL SEMESTER EXAMS AND TRAFFIC AROUND THE CITY WE WILL BE DISMISSING ALL EARLY CHILDHOOD, ELEMENTARY AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AT 11.45 A.M. ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14.

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Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH) is an international organization that takes in abandoned and orphaned children, providing a home and education.  Here in Honduras, the NPH organization provides for over 500 children in at large ranch near La Venta and home in Tegucigalpa for severely handicapped children.   While many children at the ranch have aunts, uncles, or grandparents that come to visit them and can provide some Christmas gifts, some children at a ranch have no family to visit.  It is these children, whom we would like to provide for this Christmas. On the first floor of the administration office, a NPH Giving Tree will be set up. If you wish to participate, choose a paper tree that has a child’s information about his/her size for shoes and socks.  Purchase the new tennis shoes and socks and return them to Mrs. Agurcia’s Room (Room. 7) by Tuesday, December 11th, with the tree tag taped to it. Thank you for giving this Christmas!
If more information about NPH’s work in Honduras, please visit http://www.nph-honduras.org/   and watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYC2A5njQTk

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Our dear friend and student, Jurgen Krauter is leaving soon to Germany. Mrs. Wendy, his mom, has offered to bring some pizza and drinks to share with his classmates. She is planning  for Friday, December 7th during their lunch time @12:20 p.m.

Thanks,
Mrs. Elena Borjas

 

November 26-30, 2018

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Here are our plans for this week:

Math: We will continue working on subtraction with two two digit numbers- with regrouping. 

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IXL SKILLS:

H.6  Subtract two two-digit numbers- with regrouping.

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Language Arts:  Students will start reading different biographies and do different class projects to present it to their classmates and parents.We will start our research.Image result for biographiesDaily Oral Language (DOL). Students apply grammar and mechanics to their own writing. We continue with the Writing Process. 

SCIENCE: Review the Scientific Method with different experiments.Image result for HOW MANY DROPS FIT ON A PENNY

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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EE.4   Use the prefixes pre-, re-, and mis-

FF.1   Form compound words with pictures

WE WILL START WORKING ON OUR ELECTRONIC DEVICES!  Students are allowed to bring in their tablets or laptops  starting  Thursday 29th, 2018. Students will be  typing their autobiographies. Then we will  move to biographies to complete our Informational Text Unit. Make sure Google Drive, Google slides and Google Docs have already been installed. Many thanks!Image result for tablets image

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 would like your child to leave their tablet in school and bring it back on Friday please let me know.

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This year our Song Fest`s Theme is a Carnival.  Presentations for the  Elementary Students will take place at 1:20 p.m. on Thursday, December 6th at the Discovery School Gym.

Our second graders are going to be dressed in black.

Girls: Black shirt and black leggings. Black shoes. Black belt with colorful streamers of crepe paper around. (See model)

Boys: Black shirt and black pants. Black shoes. Black belt with colorful streamers of crepe paper around. (See model)

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You can tape the colorful stripes around the belt. It looks like a colorful Hawaiian skirt.

Feel free to have your child wear a mask or paint their face. Remember it is a carnival!

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Thanks,

Mrs. Elena Borjas

 

November 19 – 21, 2018

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Thanksgiving Holiday: This will be a very short week. There will be NO school on Thursday and Friday, November 22-23.

The Thanksgiving Parents Committee  already organized a meal for Wednesday, November 21st. The children are excited to be sharing their lunch with their classmates. We will have lunch at 12:20 p.m.

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: EE.3 Determine the meaning of a word with pre-,re-, or mis-

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Math: We will continue working on subtraction with and without regrouping. Please make sure that your child practices the addition and subtraction facts at home. Here is a  website for extra-practice.

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ixlIXL Skills: H.5 Subtract two two-digit numbers-without regrouping.

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SCIENCE: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems: What do plants need to grow? How many types of living things live in a place?

announcements

MIDTERM PROGRESS REPORTS– Progress reports went home last Friday, November 16. 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.BLACK WEDNESDAY will take place on November 21, and will give the opportunity to our student body to purchase interesting fiction and nonfiction books in English, Spanish and French, at incredible prices (ranging from $3 – $7 each). We hope our students will seize this opportunity and purchase many books.

Congratulations to our Second Grade Choir Members!!

Thanks for taking the time to read the blog.

Ms. Elena Borjas

 

A Note from Ms. Cristiana

Dear Second Grade Parents,

During the past two weeks we have had a breakout of sneezing and coughing in school We have been taking extra care in the cleaning of classrooms – doing it three times a day, using Lysol to disinfect surfaces, using Clorox wipes to clean the students’ tables and making sure there is enough hand cleaners for our students,

We ask for your cooperation in keeping your child at home if he/she is in the early stages of the cold, and is likely to spread the disease to his/her classmates. More than half the class is sick, and the best medicine for a cold (besides plenty of fluids) is rest. We thank you in advance for helping us with this matter.

Estimados Padres de Segundo Grado,

El las ultimas dos semana hemos tenido un brote de estornudos y tos. Hemos estado teniendo un cuidado extra en la limpieza de nuestras aulas – limpiandolas tres veces al dia, utilizando Lysol para desinfectar las superficies,  utilizando toallitas de Clorox para limpiar las mesas de los chicos, y asegurandonos que los estudiantes tengan suficiente antibacterial.

Estamos solicitanto su colaboracion permitiendole a su hijo(a) permanecer en casa si está comenzando su tos o gripe y así pueda evitar contagiar a los demas. Mas de la mitad de la clase esta enferma, y la mejor medicina para un resfriado o tos (aparte de liquidos abundantes) en el descanso. Les agradecemos anticipadamente por su ayuda en esto.

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