September 11-13, 2017

 

We are half way to the first quarter!

This week we will be working on the following activities and content:

MATH: Finding differences by using known addition facts.

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IXL  C.2 Writing numbers up to 100 in words-convert words to digits.

 

SELF SELECTED READING: Independent reading and conferencing.

WRITING: Writing about things they like and dislike.

Daily Oral Language (DOL): Misspelled sentences.

WORKING WITH WORDS: Rounding Up the Rhymes: Use a story to find rhyming words with spelling patterns. Learning how to use context, beginning letters, and word length to figure out new words.

GUIDED READING: Completing Wh- questions from a story.

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IXL: U.5 Capitalizing the names of people and pets.

 

 

SCIENCE: Start our unit on soils.

.                                                                     UPCOMING EVENTS

Desayuno catracho

This  Wednesday, September 13th, the school will be having the Independence Day celebrations starting at 9:00 am. We will begin the celebrations by having a traditional Honduran breakfast in the classroom. Each family knows the food they will be sharing. We will be having breakfast at 8 o’clock.

The schedule is as follows:

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.     Desayuno Catracho, organized by each homeroom teacher with parents.

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.     Set up for the presentations

9:00 – 9:30 a.m.     Student Parade

9:40 – 10:30 a.m.    Group A (Grades Nursery to 6A) Presents to group ” B ” (6th-12) in their assigned                                       rooms or halls.

10:40 – 11:30 a.m.   Group B presents for Group A in their assigned rooms or halls.

11:30 – 11:45 a.m.    Closing ceremony in the cafeteria.

Second graders will be presentating inside their classroom. Mrs. Carol and Ms. Marisela have prepared the students for their Copan Presentions and some art work will be exhibited.

This is a half day. Students will be going home at 11:45 a.m. Your child does not need to bring in a snack for break or lunch that day. Your child is encouraged to wear traditional Honduran clothing or jeans and white shirt or the Honduran Soccer uniform. Parents are welcome to join us at the Independence Day breakfast. Thursday, September 14th, and Friday, Sept. 15th are holidays. Classes resume on Monday, Sept. 18th.

midterm progress

MIDTERM PROGRESS REPORT:

Midterm Progress Reports will be sent home this Wednesday. We ask parents to read and discuss them with your child and return them signed next week.

STUDENTS PASSWORDS

Last week, we set up our second graders school email accounts. The accounts follow the student’s first name, the initial of their last name, @discoveryschool.edu.hn

E.g., Luciana Chan         lucianac@discoveryschool.edu.hn

These email accounts will be closely monitored by our technology department while being used in school and MAY NOT be used for social media, apps, games, or other uses not pertaining to education. These accounts are necessary for the use of internet on school grounds, since students cannot access the web unless they use a Gmail account. Our new system tracks and filters student use of the internet so there are places they CANNOT GO, and if they are doing things they shouldn’t be doing during school time (i.e. watching movies or playing games) we will know it. In such cases, we will intervene promptly, in a non-punitive and pedagogically sound way, to reorient those students to the proper use of their accessories.

Please ask your child to share their password with you, and encourage him or her to use to use the account that was given to him or her responsibly, following the guidelines that have been discussed in class and are stated in the Parent-Student Handbook. If you feel you need to come in and talk to your child’s teacher or Area Coordinator, please call the school to set up an appointment. We will gladly sit with you and talk about this as we are trying to move forward in the safe use of technology.
 

Important Dates Coming Up:

Wednesday, Sept. 13       Independence Day Celebration / Early dismissal/

Progress Reports sent home.

Thursday & Friday           Honduran Independence Day Holiday

 Sept 14 & 15                        Independence Day Holiday

Sept. 18 – 29                         Map Testing

Sept. 23                                 General Assembly Meeting

Sept. 29                                 Professional Development – Early Dismissal @ 11:45 a.m.

Thanks,

Mrs. Elena

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