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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November 12-16, 2018

November

Hope you had a great weekend!

Here are our plans for this week:

MATH: We will start regrouping with subtraction.

ixlIXL  Math Skills

A.6 Number lines – up to 100

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

Image result for tablets and ipadImage result for google mailHEADS-UP: In a few weeks we will start using our electronic devices in class. Just to be prepared make sure your device has Google installed. We will be using Google docs, Google slides, Google drive, and Google mail. This week students will start getting familiarize in using their gmail accounts. I will let you know when they need to bring their tablets.

ixlIXL Language Art Skills

CC.1 Choose the sensory details that match the picture.

KK.1 Shades of meaning with pictures.

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

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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 Monday, November 19th.

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THANKSGIVING 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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HOLIDAY BASKETS CONTRIBUTION
It is customary at Discovery School for our families to come together towards the Holiday Season  and open their hearts to share with others in our community. This year, the school is looking at preparing 29 Holiday Baskets for our maintenance, support and security staff. We are asking for a family contribution of LPS.150.00 to be sent before Friday, November 16. Please place your contribution in a sealed envelope with your family name, and send it to school or give it to one of your homeroom teachers. These proceeds will be used to buy the staples for the Holiday Baskets that will be given out before the Holiday Break.
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.

EARLY DISMISSAL: Friday, November 16th @ 11:45 a.m. A.M. Schedule.

Thanks for your support!

Ms. Elena Borjas

November 5-9, 2018

 

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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 have studied about Leonardo Da Vinci’s life and inventions. We will continue to use graphic organizers to identify the story elements. We will also compare and contrast the stories using Venn Diagrams. In our ART class students will work on a Michael Angelo Buonarroti wall project.

ixlIXL LA Skills

NN.1. Order alphabetically based on the first letter.

NN.2  Order alphabetically based on the first two letters.

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 Second Grade Spelling Bee winner is Alejandro Palma. Congratulations!

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Congratulations to our Environmental Ambassadors on the Student Environmental Council, Kinley Carnell and Gabriel Perdomo. We hope that as our class representatives they will help to find solutions to the environmental issues that the school faces and discuss possible ways that we can work as a school to be more “green.”

SOCIAL STUDIES: Students will work on their timelines and continue to learn about inventions.

RAZ-KIDS: Please check your assignment for this week.

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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 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 29 – November 2, 2018

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Welcome November!

We would like to thank you Ms. Cristina Agurcia (Nathan’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. We will continue to work  with Non-Fiction Text Features.

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

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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: Q.1 Identify Personal Pronouns.

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

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SCIENCE:  We  continue working on the Scientific Method and wrap up our experiments.

SOCIAL STUDIES: History and Changes in time

 

Resultado de imagen para weekly newsFUNDACION ABRIGO is a shelter that provides lodging for families from outside Tegucigalpa who bring patients to Hospital Escuela. Discovery School has been a partner in solidarity with Fundacion Abrigo for the past years. In keeping with our support to this noble cause, we are asking for a donation of 1 gallon of disinfectant per family. Please send us your donation per family by Wednesday, October 31.

BOOK CHARACTER DAY IS THIS WEEK!! – In keeping with Discovery School tradition, children in the Early Childhood and Elementary are invited to dress up as their favorite book character on Wednesday, October 31.  The 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders will set up a live interactive museum that day, 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 the exciting characters and learn about some new books.

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ELECTRONIC DEVICE HEADS UP!  Students will be allowed to bring in their 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,

Mrs. Elena Borjas

October 22-26, 2018

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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 READING AND GUIDED READING: Continue reading Georges’s Marvelous Medicine

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We will start talking about Non-fiction text features and biographies.

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: YY.1 Commas with a series.   YY.3 Commas with the names of places.

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SOCIAL STUDIES: We will start our History and Changes Unit.

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BOOK CHARACTER DAY IS NEXT WEEK!! – In keeping with Discovery School tradition, children in the Early Childhood and Elementary are invited to dress up as their favorite book character on Wednesday, October 31.  The 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders will set up a live interactive museum that day, 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 the exciting characters and learn about some new books.Image result for united nations

UN Day is this FRIDAY!!Our annual UN Day Celebration is just around the corner!!!!! Please help us make it a huge success!!! The event will  take place on Friday, October 26. As you all know, this celebration highlights the cultural diversity and richness which makes Discovery School such a great place. We currently have 22 nationalities represented in our school, and are counting on our parents so that all of these nationalities are represented that day. If you would like to be more involved, please contact any DPTO officer, or email us at dptowolves@gmail.comImage result for common sense media

PARENTING AND MEDIA-USEFUL TIPS: At Discovery School we believe that we need to have responsible digital citizens, so we try to stay on top of what is happening in the digital world out there. We hope you find the following useful:

BOOKS AND MOVIES- We always say the book is better than the movie, and to watch the movie, you have to read the book first. This article reviews 5 books turned into movies: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/5-read-em-before-you-see-em-books-to-get-now.

MOVIE REVIEWS- What movies are worth taking our children to? Which ones should they see? Read this article to find out: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/reviews

FUNDACION ABRIGO is a shelter that provides lodging for families from outside Tegucigalpa who bring patients to Hospital Escuela. Discovery School has been a partner in solidarity with Fundacion Abrigo for the past years. In keeping with our support to this noble cause, we are asking for a donation of 1 gallon of disinfectant per family. Please send us your donation per family by Wednesday, October 31.

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

Thanks for taking the time to read the blog.

Ms. Elena

October 15-19, 2018


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

MATH:  Ordinal numbers. Place Value Review. Test on Thursday.ixl

IXL:           A.3   Skip-counting sequences

                   A.12 Select even or odd numbers.


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:  Y.1 Select the detail that does not support the topic sentence. 

VV.3 Identify the adjective that describes the noun.

SCIENCE: We will be combining the Scientific method and wrapping our Properties of Matter unit .

announcements

STUDENT-LED CONFERENCES – Student-Parent- Teacher conferences for the first quarter will take place this Friday, October  19. 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 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders will set up a live interactive museum on        Wednesday, 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.fieldtripbus

SPANISH SOCIAL STUDIES FIELD TRIP to the Central Bank of Honduras: Wednesday, October 17th. We will be leaving school at 8:30 a.m. and returning around 11:00 a.m. Students should wear a Discovery School shirt. We already have three chaperones. Anyone willing to join us is more than welcome!

SPELLING BEE COMPETITION– Our internal Spelling Bee is coming next month. If you would like your child to review some of the words. Please check the Second Grade Spelling Bee lists in our Site Pages for them to practice.

UN Day Preparations– The DPTO has begun preparations for our school UN DAY celebration on Friday, October 26, 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 8-12, 2018

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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.

ixl IXL Skills:  M.11 Convert to/from a number – up to hundreds

                                                        N.2  Round to the nearest ten.

LANGUAGE ART: Main idea and supporting details.

SCIENCE: Continue studying the properties of matter.Image result for liquids solids and gas

 

SELF SELECTED READING: Practice for our Student led conferences 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:  OO.6 Is it a complete sentence, a fragment, or a run-on?                                                                 X.1 Put the sentences in order.

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STUDENT-LED CONFERENCES – Student-Parent- Teacher conferences for the first quarter will take place Friday, October 19. Conferences for the first quarter are MANDATORY at Discovery School. Please mark your calendars.Image result for student led conferences

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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