jueves, 13 de septiembre de 2018

September 13, 2018



Dear Parents,


Hope you enjoy your long weekend!! Children will come back to regular classes on Tuesday September 18 th.





Thank you all for coming to the wrap-up of our Independence month. It was wonderful to work with such dedicated group of parents and students.


Midterms reports are in the folder, so please go over them, sign them and send them back to school. If you would like a conference , and one was not request , please contact me or call the school to set up an appointment . 





This is going to be a short week for us. We will be reviewing some of the concepts learned during the previous weeks. We will be doing a variety of math and language activities with letters A to E. We will also work and review numbers 0 to 6.

If you would like to review the vocabulary for the letters click on the link below.ABC Powerpoints: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9h-xCekmFlXSER3cFlPS1JtR1E





Children will recognize the importance of the 5 senses ( sight, smell,hearing, taste and touch)with activities that will help them investigate and think about their senses.

  



Important dates:

Evaluation Week    September 24-28

Show'n Tell Assignment due Friday September 21

Semana Morazanica Holiday    October 1-5              
                               

                           
                          

viernes, 7 de septiembre de 2018

September 7, 2018









Hello parents,

We hope you had an amazing weekend!!


We are almost ready to celebrate the independence of HONDURAS. This celebration will take place on Thursday, September 13, at 8:00 am. This will be a half day, so students will leave at 11:45. This day we will be having our traditional "Desayuno Catracho " . Some students are responsible to  bring in assigned food items. If you were not assigned for this celebration we would request your help in future celebrations.  We are requesting that children come dress with white and blue clothing or the Honduras soccer team shirt, or any clothing representing Honduras. 


Independence Day Holiday : September 14 and 17 . No school 





Midterms will be sent home on Thursday, September 13th. Please go over, sign and return them on Tuesday September 18th.  If you have any questions or would like a conference, if one was not requested, please contact me via email/phone or call the school to make an appointment.







This week we are going to continue working with the alphabet. We will be working on recognizing the letters with their sound,  letter formation, and vocabulary. Remember we are working and  emphasizing the short vowel sounds
We will be studying about the letter Ee. The vocabulary for this letter is: elephant, envelope, elbow, elf, excavator, egg, excited, empty, eight, exit.



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 Ee videos if you would like to listen and sing at home with your kid:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beaUUPPUT2Y
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4mLXnqm26w
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxyzoMkz24I
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcV7-jl6744&t=2s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLqKUALL4sA


Our student assigned to bring at least five (5) items from home that begin with the letter  Ee,  will be Xue. These  items should be brought to  school on Monday and we will send them back on Thursday. 


We would like your support on occasionally reviewing the sounds and names of letters in the alphabet.  Here are some songs we use in class every day.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkR4E2KXhRA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BELlZKpi1Zs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Djz82FBYiug

Some of the stories we will be reading this week are:





Elmer by David McKee is a super colorful book about an elephant named Elmer who is very different from the rest of his herd. Because he’s different, he decides to run away and “paint” himself gray to look like the others. He returns to find that his herd loves him just the way he is. If your kids like Elmer, they will be pleased to see that McKee has written quite a collection of Elmer books.




Elephants Cannot Dance by Mo Willems just ONE of his many Elephant and Piggie books. My preschoolers are addicted to these books. This one features elephant, as he is trying to learn to dance. I love how Mo Willem’s books always have a fun twist at the end!

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 and continue working this week with numbers 0-6.




Our Nursery Rhyme this week is: “One Elephant went out to Play”

We are attaching  links of  videos of a 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 continue studying about HONDURAS.  The vocabulary words for this unit are the following: 
flag, escudo de Honduras, orquidia, el pino, map, Venado Cola Blanca, money, Lempira, Guacamaya, mountains, rivers, lakes. 





We wish you a very happy long weekend. Some of you may enjoy your holiday by going on a trip or staying at home. We would like challenge you with  an activity that your children will surely enjoy.
If you have a google account you may have heard or know about google drive. Google drive is where we upload the powerpoint presentations with the vocabulary words. We have opened a new folder. This folder is for you to upload a short video of no more than 5 min. This video will tell us a little bit about how you enjoyed your long weekend.  Children will come back next week and  share it during our show and tell.  The video can be recorded on your phone and you can upload directly from your phone to the google drive folder. Or you may use any other video camera and upload it from your computer. We are attaching some video tutorials if you need any help.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_tG9pjwaGI  How to upload files to Google drive from an Android phone.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwq7ovJwz8Y  How to upload videos to Google Drive from your iOS.

Pre- k link to upload videos:


viernes, 31 de agosto de 2018

August 31, 2018


Week of Sept. 3-7
Dear Prek Parents,


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 Dd. The vocabulary for this letter is: dog, doughnut, dolphin, dinosaur, door, doll, duck, drum, dress, dice, donkey

Child assigned should take from three (3) to 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 Christian Andree Flores.

Note 1: If you would like to share eatable things such as carrot doughnut, dumplings etc. for children to taste. It would be awesome send it on Friday so that we close up our letter unit.

Thank you for your support!!

Resultado de imagen para goldilocks and the three dinosThe following link you will find a PowerPoint presentation with the vocabulary, in case you would like to review at home with your child.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9h-xCekmFlXTk1aSW9hcTlmTm8/view?usp=sharing

Some of the stories we will be reading this week are:
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs, by Mo Willems
This is another fun book from the creator of the Pigeon series and the Elephant and Piggy books.  Not only do kids love this one, but you’ll appreciate all the little jokes thrown in.  When the dinosaurs set a trap of three giant bowls of chocolate pudding, “a poorly supervised little girl named Goldilocks came along.”   Goldilocks is clueless that she has just fallen into a trap until she hears the dinosaurs talking about their catch.  “Goldilocks took a minute to stop and think, which was longer than she was used to stopping and thinking.”

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How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? by Jane Yolen & Mark Teague is a fun rhyming story about dinosaurs and their silly bedtime routines. It is a great one to read at bedtime, too! While Jane Yolen has several dinosaur books in this collection, this the only one we have read {shame on me}. I guess I have my work cut out for me at the library this week!


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In math, will be working with number 0-5. We will work on how to represent and recognize using tally marks, ten frames, name of the number, one-to-one correspondence. We will begin working this week with numbers 0-5.



Our Nursery Rhyme this week is: “Five Little Ducks”
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.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDZp6RtKhhc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQ42H8xrsqk




In our Social Studies unit we will begin talking about HONDURAS.  The vocabulary words for this unit is the following: flag, coat of arms, anthem, orquid, pine tree, map, deer, money, heroe, macaw.  
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9h-xCekmFlXYUoyb0JuM0F2TFk/view?usp=sharing

Honduras Independence day is celebrated on September 15th, for this occation we will be having our traditional “Desayuno Catracho” on September 13th. 
We will be needing you support for this activity. Next  week we will send a letter home asking for specific articles or food for this special day.  +
If you are not assigned for this celebration, we would request your help in future celebrations. 






viernes, 24 de agosto de 2018

August 27-31, 2018



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Dear Prek Parents,
      We hope you had an AMAZING weekend!!  

Reminders:
  • ·       Every Tuesday Homework is sent home. Homework and folder should be back to school on Thursday. Remember we send papers and evaluations on Friday.
  • ·        Please make sure your child is only bringing toys related to the letter of the week or the theme we are studying. We have been receiving , children with toys that do not belong to the letter or theme.


Resultado de imagen para letter cThis week we are going to continue working with the alphabet. We will be working on recognizing the letters with their sound, we will also focus on the letter formation, vocabulary of the letter, remember always emphasizing on the short vowel sounds. We will begin studying about the letter Cc. The vocabulary for this letter is: car, cat, carrot, crown, clown, crab, coat, cap, cookie, cow, cake, candies.


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 Cc 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.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkR4E2KXhRA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BELlZKpi1Zs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Djz82FBYiug



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 Camila Sofia Marmol

***Note: On Friday, the assigned student, will have to share for 17 friends eatable things such as carrot sticks, carrot cake, corn, candies, caramel, cookies, cake, cucumber, crepes, corndogs, cotton candy, etc. for children to taste. We do this to close our letter unit.



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We are requesting that each child brings one bag of skittles to school on Thursday. We will be making an activity where we need to sort by color.



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Some of the stories we will be reading this week are:




If You Give a Cat a Cupcake, by Laura Numeroff
This is another title in the If You Give a Mouse a Cookie series. While this one feels a bit more contrived than others in the series, the pictures and story are still irresistible.  If you give a cat a cupcake, he’s going to want sprinkles to go with it… and on the story goes.

The Carrot Seed, by Ruth Krauss
Resultado de imagen para the carrot seed bookThis is an extremely simple story that has been popular for generations.  A little boy plants a carrot seed, but everyone else is quite sure a plant won’t come up. They get quite a surprise at the end of the story
In math, will be working with numbers. We will work on how to write numbers correctly. We will continue working this week with numbers 0-5.






Resultado de imagen para alice the camelOur Nursery Rhyme this week is: “Alice the Camel”
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 first Science unit we will be learning about PARTS OF THE BODY. We will begin with this unit this week. Some of the vocabulary words we will be learning this week are: head, mouth, eyes, ears, nose, toes, fingers, arm, elbow, and hands. 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.




Resultado de imagen para homework clipartWe will be sending homework from Tuesday-Thursday.  Please make sure the notebook is sent back to school on Thursday. Make sure that your child has time to play after school and on weekends. Now that your child is beginning to spend more time in a structured school environment, you should allow more free time at home for play. Specially for the Full-Day program. Prek homework includes playtime always!



Resultado de imagen para routines homework clipartPlease remember to check your child’s folder and send it back to school the next day, you may stay with the notebook for the homework but please send the folder back to school every day. We are working on this special routine with the students. Remember that this is the best way for you to communicate with us.




Supply list: If you still haven't brought all the materials yet, I'll be very much thankful if could send the rest or everything this coming week.
Thanks a lot for your help!

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Friday,August 31.Early Dismissal (12:00am)for ALL STUDENTS











25th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION



THIS IS IT! OUR CELEBRATION IS HERE!  WE HOPE OUR PARENTS ARE ABLE TO TAKE A COUPLE OF HOURS OFF THIS FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, AND 

JOIN US! Our committee has EVERYTHING ready for Discovery School’s 25th Anniversary Celebration Friday, August 31, 2018. 


Paraphernalia- Water bottles, beach balls, pens, bags and mugs are still available for purchase. Please stop by Ms. Elisa’s desk in the accounting office and she will gladly assist you! They will also be available on the day of the event.



ALL INCLUSIVE BRACELETS - We are selling the celebration’s bracelets that will allow each student to have unlimited snacks and drinks, as well as access to all activities during the event. These can be purchased for the following fees:

If you purchased a commemorative school shirt, the bracelets are $6 or L.150.
If you did NOT purchase a commemorative school shirt, they are $10 or L. 250.
We will have a few shirts available the day of the Celebration, you will be able to order shirts buy they will arrive a week after the Celebration. The shirt-bracelet combo will still be available for L. 450.



We will begin receiving this fee on Monday, August 27, and distribute the bracelets on the day of the event.


See you then!!!

















viernes, 17 de agosto de 2018

August 17, 2018





Dear Pre-K Parents
Hope you had an amazing weekend. We will continue our journey with the alphabet. This week we will be working with letter Bb, recognizing, and naming the letter with its sound; we will also focus on  letter formation, and vocabulary. Please remember to emphasize the short vowel sound.  

Bb is for: bat, bird, butterfly, bottle, book, bat, bee, bear, balloon, bed, boy, ball.
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 Bb videos if you would like to listen and sing at home with your kid:


 Every week one student will be assigned a letter. He/ She need to bring  at least five (5) items (that they have at home) that begin with the letter of the week . Items should be from toys / things they have at home. Students need to bring them on Monday and we will send them back on Friday. For this week, we have invited Anrrieth Morillo Rojas to share and bring letter Bb items.

***Note: On Friday, you will have to share for 17 students eatable things such as banana split, bread, beans, beef, banana, banana bread, biscuit, blueberries, bacon, bagel, brownies, etc. for children to taste. We do this to close our letter unit.

Thanks for your support!!


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.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkR4E2KXhRA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BELlZKpi1Zs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Djz82FBYiug


Resultado de imagen para brown bear what do you see Some of the stories we will be reading this week are:


Brown Bear, Brown Bear, what do you see?

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? is a children's picture book published in 1967. Written and illustrated by Bill Martin, Jr. and Eric Carle, the book is designed to help toddlers associate colors and meanings to objects







Imagen relacionada Brontorina, by James Howe
Poor Brontorina!  How will she be able to achieve her dream of being a ballerina when she’s too big for the studio?  Thankfully, her teacher realizes that it’s not that Brontorina is too big.  It’s that the studio is too small!  This is a fun story which also teaches a good lesson: find a way to include everyone, even those that are a little different.






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In math, will be working with numbers. We will work on how to represent and recognize numbers using bear counters, unifix cubes, tracing numbers on whiteboards, and one-to-one correspondence. We will begin working this week with numbers 0-5.




Our Nursery Rhyme this week is: “We are Going on a Bear Hunt”
Resultado de imagen para we are going on a bear hunt book  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 MY FAMILY. Some of the vocabulary words we will are learning in this unit are: mother, father, grandmother, grandfather, sister, brother, baby, uncle, aunt,
Resultado de imagen para familyFor this unit, we are also requesting a family picture that will be displayed in the classroom throughout our family study.

On Friday, Aug. 24th we will have a “Show&Tell About My Family” for this little project we need your help. Children will have to bring a poster with family pictures and they should be able to describe their family members and talk about it in front of their classmates. You may practice at home. Be as creative as possible. This will be presented during working stations. Thank you for your support. Any questions be free to contact us. 


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We will be sending homework from Tuesday-Thursday.  Please make sure the notebook is sent back to school on Thursday. Make sure that your child has time to play after school and on weekends. Now that your child is beginning to spend more time in a structured school environment, you should allow more free time at home for play. Specially for the Full-Day program. Prek homework includes playtime always!
Please remember to check your child’s folder and send it back to school the next day, you may stay with the notebook for the homework but please send the folder back to school every day. We are working on this special routine with the students. Remember that this is the best way for you to communicate with us.



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    Please take note that this Friday is a regular school day, children leave at 3:00 PM. The early dismissal is on Friday , August 31 after our 25th anniversary celebration.  

                                              


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Supply list: If you still haven't brought all the materials yet, I'll be very much thankful if could send the rest or everything this coming week.
Thanks a lot for your help !!

 Ms . Monica Rivas and Ms. Gracia Zelaya