domingo, 19 de noviembre de 2017

Week of Nov. 20 - 24

Dear Prek Parents,
This is going to be a very short week. We are going to be mainly talking about Thanksgiving Celebration and the meaning of this holiday. We will list things that we should be thankful for. If you have any books that are related to this holiday, we will really appreciate if you let us borrow them from you.

We will also be reviewing letters A to K. We will be working on recognizing the letters with their sound, letter formation, vocabulary of the letter, remember always emphasizing on the short vowel sounds.

When we come back from our thanksgiving holiday, we will be working with the letter L. For this, we need to start preparing some material we need. We are requesting for each child to bring 1 medium size lock with a key. Please send it by Tuesday, Nov. 28th. Thank you.

In math, will be working with numbers. We will work on how to represent and recognize numbers using tally marks, ten frames, number formation, name of the number, one-to-one correspondence, and sequencing. We will continue working this week with numbers 0-10.

For our Thanksgiving celebration we will be doing a “Thanksgiving Brunch” at 9:30 am. Thank you for the support of the parents helping on this Brunch.

MIDTERM REPORTS – Midterm reports were issued last Friday, November 17th. These should be signed by parents and returned to the teacher as soon as possible. If you would like a conference and one was not requested by the teacher, please call the school to set up an appointment.

In Prekindergarten we teach our students about sharing and helping. “Angelitos Del Dia” is a perfect way to help show our kids just how easy this can be and how we can make a difference in our community.
"Angelitos del Dia" helps out newborn babies born at Materno Infantil here in Tegucigalpa. They provide moms with newborn essentials (blankets, pajamas, socks, hats, wash cloths, towels, diapers, baby wipes, baby soap and baby shampoo). 
Your child is taking home a bag that you can use to put your donations in. 
A great way to get your child involved is to go through their baby clothes and have them choose items they would like to donate. Xtra and Emporio are also great places to shop for baby items. Please feel free to donate as many items as you wish.
Please send the bags back in by Wednesday, December 6th. 
Thank you!!

This video teaches you about this great cause

Song Fest, our December celebration for the closure of this year 2017 and welcoming 2018, is on December 8th. Early Childhood's Show will be at 8:30am at Discovery School Campus. We are already rehearsing and getting ready for this awesome show. We need your help with the dress code for the show. Kids should wear the following.

Prek- “A” will be singing and dancing “Jingle Bells”
Please dress your child with colors LIGHT BLUE, LIGHT GRAY and/or WHITE (vestir a su hij@ de colores CELESTE, GRIS CLARO, y/o BLANCO)


Prek “B” will be singing and dancing “Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer”
Please dress your child with brown clothes. (Ropa color CAFE)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please respect the dress code we are asking for, you DO NOT need to buy or make the accessories for the show. These will be done at school.

We are requesting L. 200.00 for December activities. This will cover the following: accessories for the Songfest show, the Christmas craft to take home, Santa’s contract for one day at school, and Santa’s picture with frame. This money should be sent to school by Monday, December 4th.


Remember that there will be NO SCHOOL on Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th. Happy Thanksgiving and stay safe!

domingo, 12 de noviembre de 2017

Week of Nov, 13-17

Dear Prek Parents,
Reminders:
-This coming Friday, Nov. 17th is Early Dismissal 11:45am for ALL STUDENTS.

-Every Tuesday Homework is send home. Homework should be back to school on Thursday. Please don’t forget to send the folder back

-On Tuesday the homework we will send with a bag in which you will have to bring something to school that begins with the letter of the week. This is to help us with our letter of the week manipulative center.

-Please make sure your child is only bringing toys of the letter of the week we are studying. We have been receiving children with toys that do not belong to the letter.

This week we will continue learning about our abc. We will be working on recognizing the letters with their sound, letter formation, vocabulary of the letter, remember always emphasizing on the short vowel sounds. This week we will be studying about the letter Kk. The vocabulary for this letter is: koala, kangaroo, king, key, kiwi, kite, kiss, kids, kitchen, kitten, karate, kettle. 

Two children will be assigned each week with each letter. In this case, the children assigned should take at least five (5) items that they have at home that begin with this letter. Items should be at school on Monday and we will send them back on Friday. For this week we have Victoria (Prek”A”) and Zachary (Prek”B”)

***Note: On Friday, the assigned students, will have to share for 22 friends eatable things such as kit-kat chocolate, kiwi, fruit kabob, , letter Kk cookies, etc. for children to taste. We do this to close our letter unit. Thank you for your support!!

The following link you will find a PowerPoint presentation with the vocabulary, in case you would like to review at home with your child.

We are attaching links of some of Letter Kk videos if you would like to listen and sing at home with your kid:

We would like your support on occasionally review the ABC’s letter names and sound. Here are some songs we use in class every day.

Some of the stories we will be reading this week are:
Percy the Park Keeper by Nick Butterworth, loves to spend time with his animal friends, and his work in the park keeps him very busy. Wherever Percy is, his animal friends are never far away. The animals often need Percy's help, and he is always there to lend a hand. Read about what happened when a chilly fox needed warming up, or when a dirty badger was offered a bath. Find out how Percy helped an unhappy hedgehog hold a balloon, or a squirrel find her lost acorns. And laugh along as the animals take charge when Percy isn't feeling well—with very surprising results! A treasure trove of endearing tales.

A Kissing Hand for Chester Raccoon by Audrey Penn is the abbreviated version of A Kissing Hand. While older kids may enjoy the longer version, younger ones may like to listen to the shorter version. This is perfect for kids who are anxious about leaving their parents. It reminds them that a parents’ love for their child will be there, even if they aren’t together.

In math, will be working with numbers. We will work on how to represent and recognize numbers using tally marks, ten frames, number formation, name of the number, one-to-one correspondence. We will begin working this week with numbers 0-10.

We would like your support on occasionally review counting and numbers. Here are some songs we use in class every day:

Our Nursery Rhyme this week is: “This Old Man
We are attaching you the link of the videos of this song we will be learning throughout the week. We will learn two versions of this nursery rhyme. Just a little tip to have fun at home listening and acting out our song.

In Science we will begin a unit about FOOD. We are going to be discussing healthy and unhealthy snacks. Children will get the chance to name food that is eaten during the breakfast, lunch and dinner. They will also be able to name and identify the differences between a fruit and a vegetable. Some of the vocabulary words we will be focusing are: fruit, vegetables, sweets, meat, milk, healthy and unhealthy foods.  If you have any books or posters, or any other material that you would like to share with us it would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your support.

BASKET OF GOODS FOR SUPPORT PERSONNEL
It is always the season to open our hearts and share with those around us that need it most. It has been a tradition at Discovery School for students to come together and contribute in assembling baskets of goods for our support personnel.  We are asking for your cooperation in sending the following:

Nursery/Pre Kinder and 6th grade
1bag 5-lb of beans (1 bolsa de 5 lb de frijoles)

Please feel free to send any additional goodies that you want to share with our devoted staff, such as canned goods, instant soups, cookies and crackers, or anything else that does not require refrigeration.  Please send these items no later than Friday, December 1. Your cooperation will be deeply appreciated.


Discovery School’s Community Service Club will host a Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, November 18, at Plaza Marte. We will be waiting for you on this day. We will have lots of products available for you. We will be waiting for you from 9:00pm to 5:00pm. Don't miss!!

domingo, 5 de noviembre de 2017

Week of Nov. 6-10

Dear Prek Parents,
Reminders:
-Every Tuesday Homework is send home. Homework should be back to school on Thursday. Please don’t forget to send the folder back

-On Tuesday the homework we will send with a bag in which you will have to bring something to school that begins with the letter of the week. This is to help us with our letter of the week manipulative center.

-Please make sure your child is only bringing toys of the letter of the week we are studying. We have been receiving children with toys that do not belong to the letter.

This week we will continue learning about our abc. We will be working on recognizing the letters with their sound, letter formation, vocabulary of the letter, remember always emphasizing on the short vowel sounds. This week we will be studying about the letter Jj. The vocabulary for this letter is: jungle, juice, jar, jellybeans, jean, jump, jellyfish, jug, jacket, jet, jaguar, joey. 

Two children will be assigned each week with each letter. In this case, the children assigned should take at least five (5) items that they have at home that begin with this letter. Items should be at school on Monday and we will send them back on Friday. For this week we have Valentina (Prek”A”) and Wady (Prek”B”)

***Note: On Friday, the assigned students, will have to share for 22 friends eatable things such as jellybeans, jell-o, juice, jam, letter Jj cookies, etc. for children to taste. We do this to close our letter unit. Thank you for your support!!

The following link you will find a PowerPoint presentation with the vocabulary, in case you would like to review at home with your child.

We are attaching links of some of Letter Jj videos if you would like to listen and sing at home with your kid:

We would like your support on occasionally review the ABC’s letter names and sound. Here are some songs we use in class every day.

Some of the stories we will be reading this week are:
Jack and the Beanstalk by Steven Kellogg Join young Jack as he climbs a giant beanstalk to a magic castle in the clouds. Meet a hen that lays golden eggs and a harp that sings by itself. And don't forget the ogre. A classic fairy tale with a vigorous look that will leave you chanting "Fee-fi-fo-fum!

Jamberry by Bruce Degen presents the fun adventure of a boy and a bear looking all kinds of berries for jam in silly, rhyming style. And the words seems to just roll off your tongue…and the tongues of your kids after they know it well

In math, will be working with numbers. We will work on how to represent and recognize numbers using tally marks, ten frames, number formation, name of the number, one-to-one correspondence. We will begin working this week with numbers 0-10.


We would like your support on occasionally review counting and numbers. Here are some songs we use in class every day:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkkYaj0m6cg

Our Nursery Rhyme this week is: “Jack and Jill
We are attaching you the link of the videos of this song we will be learning throughout the week. We will learn two versions of this nursery rhyme. Just a little tip to have fun at home listening and acting out our song.

In Science we will begin a unit about Plants. We are going to be discussing the life cycle of plants. They will also be able to name and identify the differences between living and non-living. Some of the vocabulary words we will be focusing are: stem, leaves, roots, flower, water, light, air. If you have any books or posters, or any other material that you would like to share with us it would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your support.


This week we will be making a Science Experiment with Flowers. We will need each kid to have one flower known as CARTUCHO, by Tuesday, Nov. 7th.

BASKET OF GOODS FOR SUPPORT PERSONNEL
It is always the season to open our hearts and share with those around us that need it most. It has been a tradition at Discovery School for students to come together and contribute in assembling baskets of goods for our support personnel.  We are asking for your cooperation in sending the following:

Nursery/Pre Kinder and 6th grade
1bag 5lb of beans/1 bolsa de frijoles de 5lb

Please feel free to send any additional goodies that you want to share with our devoted staff, such as canned goods, instant soups, cookies and crackers, or anything else that does not require refrigeration.  Please send these items no later than Friday, December 1. Your cooperation will be deeply appreciated.


Discovery School’s Community Service Club will host a Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, November 18, at Plaza Marte. Spread the word with your family and friends! If you are interested in being a vendor at the bazaar, please send an email to discovery.bazaar@gmail.com for more information.

domingo, 29 de octubre de 2017

Week of Oct. 30 - Nov. 3

Dear Prek Parents,

Reminders:
-Every Tuesday Homework is send home. Homework should be back to school on Thursday. Please don’t forget to send the folder back

-On Tuesdays with the homework we will send a bag in which you will have to bring something to school that begins with the letter of the week. This is to help us with our letter of the week manipulative center.

-Please make sure your child is only bringing toys of the letter of the week we are studying. We have been receiving children with toys that do not belong to the letter.

Thank you to Emma’s parents for sharing with us about their native country, Colombia. Children learned so much about the Colombian Culture. We had a blast!!!! The significant learning is so productive due to your amazing support. Thank you for your support to all of you parents. We are an amazing group and our kids are loving it!!

Movie Character Costume Day is here!!!! This Tuesday, October 31st is our celebration. On this day students will come to school dressed up as their favorite book or movie character.

Thank you Angie for the treat bags we will be using on our Costume Day Tirck or Treating around the school. 

If you haven't send your one bag of candies, lollipops, chocolates or any small treats or small toys. please send them by Monday, Oct. 30th first thing in the morning. 
Thank you for your support.

Please send ONE ORANGE BELL PEPPER by Tuesday, October 31st.

This week we will continue learning about our abc. We will be working on recognizing the letters with their sound, letter formation, vocabulary of the letter, remember always emphasizing on the short vowel sounds. This week we will be studying about the letter Ii. The vocabulary for this letter is: igloo, iguana, itch, internet, in, ink, Indian, instruments, insects, invitations, injury, and imagination.
  
Two children will be assigned each week with each letter. In this case, the children assigned should take at least five (5) items that they have at home that begin with this letter. Items should be at school on Monday and we will send them back on Friday. For this week we have Sofia P. (Prek”A”) and Sophia D. (Prek”B”)

***Note: On Friday, the assigned students, will have to share for 22 friends eatable things such as ice cream, letter Ii cookies, etc. for children to taste. We do this to close our letter unit. Thank you for your support!!

The following link you will find a PowerPoint presentation with the vocabulary, in case you would like to review at home with your child.

Some of the stories we will be reading this week are:
Mañana Iguana by Ann Whitford Paul is such a fun spin on The Little Red Hen. !Caramba! Iguana is planning a fiesta. Tortuga the tortoise, Conejo the rabbit, and Culebra the snake all want to come. But do they want to help Iguana deliver invitations or stuff the pinata or cook the food? No, no, and no! A lazy trio loses out in this clever update of the story of the Little Red Hen with a Mexican twist. A glossary of Spanish words is included.

Inch by Inch by Leo Lionni Meet a winning, winsome inchworm, proud of his ability to measure anything under the sun, from a robin's tail to a toucan's beak. When a hungry nightingale threatens to eat him for breakfast unless he can measure her song, the inchworm calls on his craft and skill to creatively solve the dilemma.

In math, will be working with numbers. We will work on how to represent and recognize numbers using tally marks, ten frames, number formation, name of the number, one-to-one correspondence. We will begin working this week with numbers 0-10. We will also be working with ABB and ABC patterns.

Our Nursery Rhyme this week is: “Itsy Bitsy Spider
We are attaching you the link of the videos of this song we will be learning throughout the week. We will learn two versions of this nursery rhyme. Just a little tip to have fun at home listening and acting out our song.


In Science we will begin a unit about Plants. We are going to be discussing the life cycle of plants. They will also be able to name and identify the differences between living and non-living. Some of the vocabulary words we will be focusing are: stem, leaves, roots, flower, soil, space, water, light, air. If you have any books or posters, or any other material that you would like to share with us it would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your support.


Next week we will be making a Science Experiment with Flowers. We will need each kid to have one flower known as CARTUCHO, by Monday, Nov. 6th.


viernes, 20 de octubre de 2017

Week of Oct. 23-27

Dear Prek Parents,
Thank you all for coming in last Friday for the Parent-Teacher conferences. It is wonderful to work with such a dedicated group of parents and students.

Reminders:
·        Every Tuesday Homework is send home. Homework should be back to school on Thursday. Please don’t forget to send the folder back

·        On Tuesdays with the homework we will send a bag in which you will have to bring something to school that begins with the letter of the week. This is to help us with our letter of the week manipulative center.


·        Please make sure your child is only bringing toys of the letter of the week we are studying. We have been receiving children with toys that do not belong to the letter.

This week we will continue learning about our abc. We will be working on recognizing the letters with their sound, letter formation, vocabulary of the letter, remember always emphasizing on the short vowel sounds. This week we will be studying about the letter Hh. The vocabulary for this letter is: heart, hair, helicopter, hippo, hammer, horse, hamburger, hat, hero, hot dog, hands

Two children will be assigned each week with each letter. In this case, the children assigned should take at least five (5) items that they have at home that begin with this letter. Items should be at school on Monday and we will send them back on Friday. For this week we have Angie (Prek”A”) and Paula (Prek”B”)
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***Note: On Wednesday, the assigned students, will have to share for 22 friends eatable things such as hot dog, ham, hummus, hamburger, hashbrowns, hersheys, Hawaiian punch,  letter Hh cookies, etc. for children to taste. We do this to close our letter unit.

The following link you will find a PowerPoint presentation with the vocabulary, in case you would like to review at home with your child.

On Thursday, October 26th, we will have a Hat Day. Your child should go to school wearing a hat.

We are attaching links of some of Letter Hh videos if you would like to listen and sing at home with your kid:

We would like your support on occasionally review the ABC’s letter names and sound. Here are some songs we use in class every day.

Some of the stories we will be reading this week are:
Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson is a classic children's book first published in 1955 that features a calm, upbeat but mostly silent little boy who creates his surroundings with his ever-present purple crayon. He makes up his own fun, and even gets scared by some of his drawings: He's chased by a dragon he draws, he falls of a mountain he draws, he has to draw a boat to save himself from drowning in the sea he accidentally draws. Successive generations have enjoyed Harold's inventive adventures. Harold and the Purple Crayon is a wonderful celebration of imagination and independent play that also has been adapted for an animated HBO Family TV series and is available as an app. 

Building a House by Byron Barton uses simple text and clear, simple images to show the process of house building from the ground up. For kids fascinated with construction {and even those that aren’t} it is sure to please.

In math, will be working with numbers. We will work on how to represent and recognize numbers using tally marks, ten frames, name of the number, one-to-one correspondence. We will begin working this week with numbers 0-9. We will also be working on sorting items that are big, medium and small.

We would like your support on occasionally review counting and numbers. Here are some songs we use in class every day:

Our Nursery Rhyme this week is: “Hickory Dickory Dock”
We are attaching you the link of the videos of this song we will be learning throughout the week. We will learn two versions of this nursery rhyme. Just a little tip to have fun at home listening and acting out our song.

In our Social Studies unit we will be talking about Children Around the World. We will be learning about Colombia. Students will get to know the flag, map, traditional dressing, food, drinks, traditional games, money, national animal and national flower and many more things that have to do with the country. If you have any poster or any other material that you are willing to share with the class, we would appreciate if you will let us borrow them from you.

Dress Up / Costume Day is around the corner. We are going to be having a celebration on Tuesday, October 31st. On this day students will come to school dressed up as their favorite movie character.
We will also be trick or treating around school. Please send in one bag of candies, lollipops, chocolates or any small treats or toys. Please send in by Thursday, October 26th  

Friday, Oct. 27th we will be celebrating United Nations Day and it is Half Day. All students will be leaving at 11:45am


FUNDACION ABRIGO – Is an organization which provides lodging for families from outside Tegucigalpa who bring their families/patients to the largest state medical facility, Hospital Escuela. Discovery School in solidarity with Fundación Abrigo is asking for a donation of 1 GALON OF DISINFECTANT per family by Tuesday, Oct. 31. Thank you very much! It is always far better to give than to receive!

Happy Birthday Jimena!! Jimena will be celebrating her birthday on Thursday, Oct. 26th. She will share pizza, cake and juice during snack time. Please do not send snack on this day.