Hello everybody! This will be a short week. On Wednesday November 22nd we will be having a Thanksgiving lunch. We hope you can come and join us to give thanks for all the wonderful things in our lives. A message from our homeroom moms was sent last week to the fourth grade parents chat asking you for your contribution of Lps. 110.00 for the lunch. Please make sure you send this money no later than Tuesday so we can collect it, and give it to our helpful moms to coordinate and make the necessary arrangements to prepare this activity. Special thanks to Sandra Noguera and Josiana for helping us, we really appreciate your hard work and time invested in this.
We also want to share with you that we will have the honor to have an online conference about Inclusion, hosted by Mrs. Georgette Pappas who is a specialist in special education and will be sharing her expertise with the students. This information will be very valuable for the children in order to use them for their presentations about inclusion in which they are going to be sharing with the school community this topic. The conference will take place this Tuesday 21 at 1:30 pm. Parents are welcome to join!
This week’s Activities
IXL Skills: None this week
Math: This week students will continue working in their math video tutorials to help our school communities. We will also be studying the standard algorithm to multiply two-digit numbers by one-digit numbers. (Students are required to bring their devices to work on their videos).
Reading: In reading this week students will continue reading our class novel Out Of My Mind. We will also continue working in a variety of settings (independently, with partners, and in small group “book clubs”) to read and analyze the novel.
Writing: Students will be working on their descriptive essay about reasons why people immigrate to other countries, and write a descriptive essay explaining the causes and effects of human immigration using the writing process.
Spelling: No spelling lesson this week.
Grammar: This week in grammar we will continue working on possessive plural nouns.
Social Studies: This week we will continue to practice our play “First Stop: Ellis Island” as well as make connections between the play and the book we are studying. Students should be studying their parts at home so that they can have them memorized as soon as possible. As mentioned above, we will be performing our play for an audience this Wednesday, November 22, and all parents are invited to attend. Ms. Karen’s class will perform at 11:00am, and then Ms. Dariela’s class at 11:25. The play will last approximately 20 minutes.
Here are a few photos of immigrants and officials at Ellis Island, as well as some pictures of our performance last year, in case students need a little inspiration for their costume for the play (click to enlarge):
1. A number of our families will be traveling not only for the Thanksgiving Holiday, and local families will be traveling to different locations in the country to cast their votes.
2. Even though we have been advised that these elections will take place in a tranquil and smooth nature, transportation from different parts of the country and within the city may be difficult for some.
3. Some families have already expressed their desire to keep their children at home the day after the elections for their peace of mind.
SONG FEST ON DECEMBER 8, 2017
The presentations from Early Childhood (grades Nursery, Pre-Kinder, Kindergarten and Grade 1) will take place at 8:30 a.m.
- The presentations for Elementary and Secondary (grades 2-10) will take place at 1:30 p.m.
UPDATE FROM THE SEARCH COMMITTEE FOR THE NEW HEAD OF SCHOOL
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Carolina Villarreal, the Board President.
MIDTERM PROGRESS REPORTS
Midterm Progress Reports went home last Friday. We ask parents to review them and send them back signed before the Thanksgiving Holiday. If you would like to meet with a teacher to discuss your child´s performance, please call the school to schedule an appointment.
LANGUAGE ARTS FESTIVAL
Letters to the parents of the winners of the Spelling Bee, Ortografia, Speech and Oratoria competitions will go out this week. We need confirmation from the parents of the attendance of these students to the ABSH event in La Ceiba on February 10, 2018.
Coaches will be assigned this week, and will be meeting with students once a week to work with them in preparation for the competitions.
3 lbs of spaghetti (six packages)
1 bag of coffee
IMPORTANT DATES THIS MONTH
November 23 & 24
December 15 to
Winter Break-No School
Teachers Return to school
Students return to school
We are looking forward to another great week in Discovery Fourth Grade! Thanks for stopping by to check in! And be sure to check back later in the week as well for school-wide news and any updates that may have been made.
Ms. K & Ms. D