viernes, 16 de noviembre de 2018

November 21-25 , 2018





This is going to be a very short week. We are going to be talking about Thanksgiving Celebration and the meaning of this holiday. We will list things that we should be thankful for. 

We will also be reviewing letter 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.


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. Also concepts of top, middle,bottom , infront of and behind. 


MIDTERM REPORTS – Midterm reports were issued last Friday, November 16th. 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. 


Remember that there will be NO SCHOOL on Thursday, November 22nd   and Friday, November 23 rd. Happy Thanksgiving and stay safe!

viernes, 9 de noviembre de 2018

November 12-16,2018


Dear Prek Parents,






Early Childhood is offering a vision and dental screening for your child. The vision testing will be done by optometrists from Optica Centro Clínico and the dental examination by Dental CPO (Central de Profilaxis Odontológico). This service is free of cost and will take place Thursday, November 15 and Friday November 16, 2018. 


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 contribution of 150 lempiras  to be sent before Friday , November 16.Please place your contribution in a sealed envelope with your family name and send it to school . Your cooperation will be deeply appreciated.




 
  Please send a shoebox lid by Wednesday 14, 2018



 Reminders :


-This coming Friday, Nov. 16th 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


-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. 

One child will be assigned each week with each letter. In this case, the child 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 Laya Mogollon. 

***Note: On Friday, the assigned students, will have to share for 17 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.


Progress will be sent home on Friday,November 16. Please go over , sign and return them on Monday, November 19th. 



                                                                                          




viernes, 2 de noviembre de 2018

November 5th -9th ,2018

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.





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. 

A child will be assigned each week with each letter. In this case, the child 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  Camila Marmol.

***Note: On Friday, the assigned students, will have to share for 17 friends eatable things such as jellybeans, jell-o, juice, jam, letter Jj cookies,sandwich peanut butter and jelly 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:


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 continue with the  unit about Plants. We are going to be discussing the life cycle of Beans. 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.



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 L150 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.





viernes, 26 de octubre de 2018

October 29- Nov 2 , 2018

Movie Character Costume Day is here!!!! This Wednesday, October 31st is our celebration. On this day students will come to school dressed up as their favorite book or movie character. Students will talk about their character to our class. We will also be trick or treating  around school . Children should bring their own basket  for this activity. 





Please send ONE ORANGE BELL PEPPER by Tuesday, October 30 .

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.

  
A child 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 Sebastian Isais Mendoza.

***Note: On Friday, the assigned student, will have to share for 17 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 Friday, Nov. 2nd.

viernes, 19 de octubre de 2018

October 22nd-26th , 2018 UN Day


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.

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

Child assigned should take 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 Arianna Hailey

Note 1:  On Thursday, if you would like to share eatable things such as  hotcakes, hashbrowns, heath bars etc. for children to taste. It would be awesome. 
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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:
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, number formation, name of the number, one-to-one correspondence. We will begin working this week with numbers 0-9.



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 Egypt 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 Wednesday , October 31st. On this day students will come to school dressed up as their favorite book or movie character.
We will also be trick or treating around school. Children should bring their own basket for this activity.  



Friday, Oct. 26th we will be celebrating United Nations Day and it is Half Day. All students will be leaving at 11:45am