August 28- September 1

August 28- September 1

Hello everyone! Thanks for checking in with us at our Grade 4 blog!

**Please be sure to check your child’s learning log every night and sign next to each day.  We want to be sure your child is keeping you informed of his/her daily responsibilities!!

 

Josh’s Birthday Lunch!!!  Today in lunch time we will be celebrating the birthday of our dear Josh. His mom will bring pizza, cake and drinks for both classes. 

IXL Skills:  

Math: IXL skills this week will be T.1 and T.13

Language : None

*** All IXL exercises for the week should be completed by Sunday, September 3.***

Math: In our Math lessons this week we will be reviewing lessons taught in math so far in class. Also we will start studying decimals. We will use money to understand decimals and start exploring strategies for solving word problems.

Reading: We will continue analyzing the characters in our class novel Stone Fox, and will begin to practice making “Text-to-Text” connections in what we read.  Students will be encouraged to transfer these skills to their self-selected reading books as well, focusing on what connections they might have found with other texts.  Just a reminder that students should be bringing their Self-Selected-Reading books to school every day, along with their reading logs.

Writing: The students this week will start working on their first draft of a descriptive piece of writing using 3 main elements of Action, Feelings, and Setting.

Grammar: This week the students will be able to identify the importance of correct grammar in real-life scenarios.

Spelling: The focus of this week’s words will continue using more vocabulary words from our novel Stone Fox.  Each week the students will receive their words and phonics lesson on MONDAY, they then have the rest of the week to complete their.

Social Studies: In social studies, we will continue our geography unit, focusing on the locations of the continents and oceans.

 

 

 

 

DIRECTOR´S NOTES

As part of our AASCA membership, we receive an EBSCO Deluxe account for the use of our entire community. Commonly just called EBSCO, it is a powerful online reference system accessible via the Internet. It offers a variety of proprietary full text databases and popular databases from leading information providers. All our community – parents, staff, teachers and students – are welcome to use this amazing source of information by visiting http://search.ebscohost.com/ or you can find it on our websitewww.discoveryschool.edu.hn under Parent Resources and using the User ID:discovery and the password: Honduras
We want to remind everyone that every Friday is SCHOOL SPIRIT FRIDAY!We are doing our very best to have all our polos and t-shirts delivered early next week. We would love to see all our students and teachers in their polos next Friday, September 1 for our Honduras Flag Day Assembly.
AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
(Grades Kinder-5th)

After school activities begin today! (from 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.) Please make sure you have filled out and turned in the After School Activity Sheet and turned it in to Ms. Yery or Ms. Ruth in the office.
If you need to see the sheet, please click on the following link:https://goo.gl/BiqkAVBricks4kidz begins today, and the dates for sessions for this module will be August 28, and September 4, 11, and 18. This activity is designed for children grades Kindergarten to 5th.
New Activity: The Board Game Club- This semester we will have a new club centered around learning and playing board games. Board games are not only fun, but highly educational. (Shhh! Don’t tell your kids!) Children will develop many skills including memory, communication and vocabulary, basic operations, and logical reasoning to name just a few. The group will meet after school on Tuesdays with Mr. Andrew. Hope to see you there! Parents are welcome too!

HELPING THE ENVIRONMENT

Reducing our Waste Line” – In commitment to Discovery’s mission for environmental responsibility, we will begin a cross-curricular STREAM (science, technology, reading, engineering, arts, and mathematics) project for waste reduction.  To spark our students’ understanding of issues caused by waste, we will begin a variety of activities to inspire their waste reduction. 
On August 28 and August 29, the students will be collecting all their waste.  Waste will be explored and evaluated in their classrooms.   As well, the 10th grade environmental students will prepare activities that will promote waste reduction, including an Ecofriendly Lunch Day, a day which helps to encourage our students to pack a “waste free” lunch.  This will be held on Friday, September 1.   For more information about waste free lunches, please visit http://wastefreelunches.org/ .
We also encourage recycling.  Please use the recycling bins throughout campus to recycling plastic, aluminum, and paper
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NUESTROS PEQUEÑOS HERMANOS (NPH)

COMMUNITY SERVICE CLUB  
The Community Service Club is seeking Discovery students, teachers, and families to join us in forming mentoring relationships with a group of children from the Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos orphanage.  The first visit for the school year will be on Sunday, September 3rd, when we will celebrate Children’s Day.  If you would be interested in joining the club, please come to a meeting at lunch (11:45 AM) in Room 7 (Secondary Building) on Tuesday, August 29th or send Mrs. Christina Agurcia an email at cagurica@discoveryschool.edu.hn
High school students may earn community service hours for participation in the club.  If you would be willing to donate a piñata, candy, cookies, or other treats for the Children’s Day celebration, please contact the above email.  

COMMUNITY NEWS – HELPING OUR OWN

As the caring and supportive community that we are, the school is asking for our parents, teachers and students support for Ms. Regina Ochoa. She has been helping her mother for the past month in her fight against cancer. To pay for a necessary treatment, Ms. Regina has organized a Noche Beneficiosa to raise funds. This will take place on Thursday, August 31 anytime from 12:00 to 8:30 p.m. at McDonald’s on Juan Pablo II. Tickets can be gotten directly from Ms. Regina in the secondary building, or you may ask Ms. Ruth for them.

We thank you in advance for your support!

IMPORTANT DATES THIS MONTH

Monday, August 28
Waste Reduction Activities

Friday, September 1

Honduran National Month Assembly   8:10 a.m.

Bake Sale – Senior class
Eco Friendly Lunch (Early Childhood and Elementary)

Friday, September 8 
Midterm

Wednesday, September 13
Independence Day celebration (early dismissal)

Progress Reports go home

Thursday, September 14
HOLIDAY

Friday, September 15
HOLIDAY

Thank you!

Ms. K and Ms. Dariela

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August 21-25

August 21-25

Welcome to a new week of learning experiences in Discovery Grade 4!  We hope you had a lovely weekend.  Thanks for stopping by to check in!

This week we will begin working on IXL.  Students should practice all of the skills indicated in the blog by Sunday evening at the latest.  Students should wait to do the IXL skills until they have been introduced in class.

This Week’s Fourth-Grade Activities:

IXL SKILLS:

Math: A.2, A.7

Language Arts: A.5

Math:  This week students will be practicing comparing, ordering, and rounding numbers through the millions.  We will also continue to work on problem-solving strategies.

Reading:We will continue reading our class novel “Stone Fox” and be working on character sketches and how to describe the physical and personality traits of the main characters in a story. We will also talk about the different types of genres and how to identify the genre of their books.

Grammar:  This week we will review complete and incomplete sentences.

Writing:   For writing, we will continue our focus on the writing trait of “Ideas,” using descriptive language to make ideas and details interesting.  Students will be drafting and publishing their descriptive writing about something they love or can’t stand.

Spelling:  The focus of this week’s words will be important vocabulary words from our class novel Stone Fox.  Each week the students will receive their words and phonics lesson on MONDAY, they then have the rest of the week to complete their homework, which will be due Friday morning.  This week we will introduce students to the “Spelling Menu,” a list of practice activities from which they choose 3 to complete throughout the week.  Students must have one assignment completed on Wednesday to show to the teacher, but the rest of the activities are due Friday morning. Students may continue using the website Spelling City,  https://www.spellingcity.com/list-management.html#/my-lists which includes several free games students can use to practice their spelling words (or even take a practice test!). This can be accessed from home, and is completely free! Feel free to check it out! The spelling homework will prepare them for the quiz on FRIDAY.

Social Studies:  In social studies, we will continue our geography unit, focusing on latitude and longitude and learning about the different types of maps.

 

COMMUNITY NEWS – HELPING OUR OWN

As the caring and supportive community that we are, the school is asking for our parents, teachers and students support for Ms. Regina Ochoa. She has been helping her mother for the past month in her fight against cancer. To pay for a necessary treatment, Ms. Regina has organized a Noche Beneficiosa to raise funds. This will take place on Thursday, August 31 anytime from 12:00 to 8:30 p.m. at McDonald’s on Juan Pablo II. Tickets can be gotten directly from Ms. Regina in the secondary building, or you may ask Ms. Ruth for them.

We thank you in advance for your support!

Have a great week,

Ms. Karen and Ms. Dariela

Week of August 14-18

Week of August 14-18

 

The 2017-2018 school year is underway!  Grade 4 is off to a great start and ready for our learning experiences to begin.  Thank you to all the parents who helped make sure their children were ready with all the materials necessary to start the year.

Adriana’s Birthday Lunch!!!


We are very excited to celebrate Adriana’s Birthday this Friday 18 here in school during lunch time. Adriana’s mom will bring pizza, cake and drinks to share with both classes. Don’t pack up lunch for this day.

Thank you

 

Note: Every Friday has been designated “School Spirit Friday.” We are asking students to join in with staff in showing our Discovery pride by wearing a Discovery shirt every Friday. If your child needs a shirt, please stop by the office and order your shirt whit Ruth the secretary.

This Week’s Activities:

Math:  This week we will be deepening our understanding of place value in order to lay the foundation for the rest of the number work we will do throughout the year.  The students will learn to put numbers into standard form, expanded form, and word form.  They will also practice comparing and ordering numbers, and rounding numbers to the nearest thousand and ten-thousand place value.

 Reading:  This week we will be introducing our literacy program to  the students. We will have students begin their ‘self-selected reading’ program and commence our ‘guided reading’ program with the first class novel of the year, Stone Fox.   We will be working on character sketches and how to describe the physical and personality traits of the main characters in a story. We will also talk about the different types of genres and how to identify the genre of their books.

Grammar: The students will be able to compare complete and incomplete sentences in their interactive language notebook.

Writing:  In writing this week we will begin practicing descriptive writing, emphasizing the writing trait of “Ideas.”  Students will be learning about adding interesting details and descriptive words when describing something they like or don’t like.

 Social Studies:  This week we will begin our ‘Maps and Globes’ social studies unit.  The students will be labeling a world map with the major oceans, continents, and hemispheres.  We will then be learning about population and area, and comparing the continents using these criteria.

Thanks for stopping by to see what We’re  planning for this week, and We appreciate so much your support of your child’s education.

Have a great week everyone

Ms.K and Ms.Dariela