Monday, May 30, 2016

Week of May 30-June 3

This is going to be a bitter sweet week. It is time to say good- bye to our lovely students but at the same time we know that they are ready to move on in their lives. They are all excited to go to PREK… hooray!!! We will devote this week to have fun. They can also bring toys that they are willing to share with their friends. PLEASE NO ELECTRONICS

This week in our Social Studies unit we will continue learning about CHILDREN AROUND THE WORLD.We will be focusing on Spain. We will learn about Spanish culture, famous food, places and important facts about this country. This week we will be learning about traditional games in Spain. 


For Wednesday June 1st, we are requesting that you dress your children with white clothing and a red handkerchief around their neck. We will pretend play a Sanfermin bull celebration. 


This week, Alejandro's parents will be sharing with us some fabulous food from Spain. Thank you in advance.
The “End of the Year Party” will be the last school day, June 3rd. We are planning on making a “Water Party” at school. We will fill up 2 pools. We will have water balloons and children will have to bring water toys to play with their friends. Children are allowed to bring water guns, water ballons and any other type of water game you have. Please send some extra clothing for this day. Children have to bring something for snack to share with their friends on this day, cookies, sandwichitos, chips, cupcake. Make sure you bring for 10 children.



SUMMER CAMPS AT DISCOVERY SCHOOL  - Just like last year, there will be two summer camps in the month of June. Discovery Zone 7 will be a fun, artistic and entertaining camp for children 3 to 9 years old. There will also be a reinforcement camp for reading, writing and French for students in grades K-2. Both camps will run from June 13 to July 1, with the same schedule (8:00 a.m. to 12:00). Transportation is available at a small additional cost. If you or a relative/friend is interested, more information can be given to you by Ms. Carolina or at the accounting offices in school. 

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Week of May 23-27

Dear Nursery Parents,
Wow, it is amazing to realize that this school year is almost over and that Pre-k is around the corner for our lovely students.

This week in our Social Studies unit we will begin learning about CHILDREN AROUND THE WORLD. We will be focusing on Spain. We will learn about Spanish culture, famous food, places and important facts about this country. 

In math, will continue 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. This week we will be reviewing numbers 0-10

The “End of the Year Party” will be the last school day, June 3rd. We are planning on making a “Water Party” at school. We will fill up 2 pools. We will have water balloons and children will have to bring water toys to play with their friends. This party will be at school and we will make a pot-lock. Children will be asked to bring something to share with their friends on this day.
We will be reading and discussing stories from the author MO WILLEMS.
Some of the books we are going to be reading this week are the following:



 


On Monday, May 23rd  Nursery will be having a birthday celebration for Pilar at Snack time. You do not need to pack snack for your child on this day. Drinks, meal and cake will be provided for the students.

We have talked to the students that we have started the hot season in Honduras. Please provide your child with a water bottle every day. Have them wear light clothes; they can bring a hat to protect from the sun, put sunscreen on their face and arms



SUMMER CAMPS AT DISCOVERY SCHOOL  - Just like last year, there will be two summer camps in the month of June. Discovery Zone 7 will be a fun, artistic and entertaining camp for children 3 to 9 years old. There will also be a reinforcement camp for reading, writing and French for students in grades K-2. Both camps will run from June 13 to July 1, with the same schedule (8:00 a.m. to 12:00). Transportation is available at a small additional cost. If you or a relative/friend is interested, more information can be given to you by Ms. Carolina or at the accounting offices in school. 

Monday, May 16, 2016

Week of May 16-20

Dear Nursery Parents,
This week we are going to continue working with the alphabet. We will be working on recognizing the letters with their sound. We will be  playing ABC matcing and many games related in getting familiar with capital and lowercase letters.

In our Science unit we will begin learning about Pets. We are going to be discussing the different types of pets. Children will get the chance to name them and identify different kinds of pets. If you have any books or posters, ideas or any other material that you would like to share with us it would be greatly appreciated.

Some of the books we are going to be reading this week are the following:


In math, will continue 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. This week we will be reviewing numbers 0-10







Our Nursery Rhyme this week is: “I have a Pet”
I am attaching you the link of the video 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.

On Thursday, May 19th Nursery will be having a birthday celebration for Valentina at Snack time. You do not need to pack snack for your child on this day. Drinks, meal and cake will be provided for the students. 

On Monday, May 23rd Nursery will be having a birthday celebration for Pilar at Snack time. You do not need to pack snack for your child on this day. Drinks, meal and cake will be provided for the students. 


SUMMER CAMPS AT DISCOVERY SCHOOL  - Just like last year, there will be two summer camps in the month of June. Discovery Zone 7 will be a fun, artistic and entertaining camp for children 3 to 9 years old. There will also be a reinforcement camp for reading, writing and French for students in grades K-2. Both camps will run from June 13 to July 1, with the same schedule (8:00 a.m. to 12:00). Transportation is available at a small additional cost. If you or a relative/friend is interested, more information can be given to you by Ms. Carolina or at the accounting offices in school.



Monday, May 9, 2016

Week of May 9-13

Dear Nursery Parents,
This week we are going to continue working with the alphabet. We will be working on recognizing the letters with their sound. We will be reviewing letters A-F and working on ABC’s Phonics songs.

In our Science unit we will continue learning about Dinosaur. We are going to be discussing the different types of dinosaurs. Children will get the chance to name them and identify different kinds of dinosaurs. If you have any books or posters, ideas or any other material that you would like to share with us it would be greatly appreciated.

Some of the books we are going to be reading this week are the following:
Doris’s Dinosaur, by Rosemary Wells
Doris is a beaver who doesn’t know how to draw like her classmates. When it’s time to draw a dinosaur, she draws a big blue swirl.  Doris is discouraged until the class visits the art museum and she sees the modern art display, featuring works of art just like hers.
This book is part of the Yoko & Friends School Days series, which I adore.  Rosemary Wells knows how to write simple but wonderful stories that kids can relate to!
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.”
Funny!
How Do Dinosaurs Love Their Dogs? by Jane Yolen
I have loved every book in the “How Do Dinosaurs” series, written by Jane Yolen and illustrated by the amazing Mark Teague.  Each book starts with a dinosaur doing all the wrong things, whether that’s throwing a tantrum at bedtime (in How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?) or never taking his dog outside.  Each book ends with all the right things that dinosaurs do. Of course these are all lessons for small children, taught in an entertaining and endearing way.

Our Nursery Rhyme this week is: “Old Lady Lived in a Shoe”
I am attaching you the link of the video 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 math, will continue 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. This week we will be working with number 7.


SUMMER CAMPS AT DISCOVERY SCHOOL  - Just like last year, there will be two summer camps in the month of June. Discovery Zone 7 will be a fun, artistic and entertaining camp for children 3 to 9 years old. There will also be a reinforcement camp for reading, writing and French for students in grades K-2. Both camps will run from June 13 to July 1, with the same schedule (8:00 a.m. to 12:00). Transportation is available at a small additional cost. If you or a relative/friend is interested, more information can be given to you by Ms. Carolina or at the accounting offices in school. 

GENERAL ASSEMBLY ON MAY 14 - The Discovery School’s third General Assembly meeting is scheduled for Saturday, May 14, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. at the school's cafeteria.  There will be 4 vacancies on the Board of Directors. Nominations will still be accepted the day of the General Assembly, as specified in our by-laws.
The reward of an “ice cream day” will be offered to the elementary and secondary group with best attendance resulting in a quorum.
ART EXHIBIT AND MUSIC PERFORMANCES – Also on Saturday we will be having our annual Art Exhibit.
CHILD SUPERVISED ACTIVITIES FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY – In order to help our parents attend the General Assembly, the school is providing supervised activities in the Early Childhood area for those parents who would like to bring their children to school. There will be movies, arts & crafts, board games and word games available for those who find child care on Saturday a difficulty!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Week of May 2-6

Dear Nursery Parents,
This week we are going to continue working with the alphabet. We will be working on recognizing the letters with their sound. We will be reviewing letters A-F and working on ABC’s Phonics songs.


Some of the books we are going to be reading this week are the following:
There Was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly, illustrated by Simms Taback
We like this version of the classic childhood song that every kid should know.  It’s a silly song, but that’s what makes it so appealing.

Shoo Fly! by Iza Trapani
Snatch up any picture books you see by Iza Trapani. We just love them!  In each of her books she takes a familiar song and adds verses with her own unique illustrations.  My kids can’t get enough of this one, and I love to sing it!

In math, will continue 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. This week we will be working with number 6.

Our Nursery Rhyme this week is: “1,2 buckle my shoe”
I am attaching you the link of the video 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 Science unit we will continue learning about Insects. We are going to be discussing the different types of insects. Children will get the chance to name them and identify different kinds of insects. Some of the vocabulary words we will be focusing are: bee, ant, mosquito, spider, butterfly, caterpillar, ladybug, grasshopper, dragonfly, fly. If you have any books or posters, ideas or any other material that you would like to share with us it would be greatly appreciated.

In Honduras we celebrate Mother’s Day on May 8th. We would like to invite all of our MOMMIES to have Muffins with your child on Friday May 6th at 8:00 a.m. We are planning on having something nice prepared for you. We hope you can come and spend some time with your child at school.  We would like to ask our wonderful DADDIES to kindly help us with Lps. 150.00 for Mother’s Day gift. If you already send the money we appreciate it., if you haven't PLEASE do so as soon as possible. Thank you for your support.
We are also asking to please dress your child this day with a tropical colors or hawaiian clothes. Please use whatever you have at home. It is up to you if you would like to buy it. Girls with shirt and skirt or a dress. Boys with shorts and a shirt. here are some pictures for ideas.


 
 

SUMMER CAMPS AT DISCOVERY SCHOOL  - Just like last year, there will be two summer camps in the month of June. Discovery Zone 7 will be a fun, artistic and entertaining camp for children 3 to 9 years old. There will also be a reinforcement camp for reading, writing and French for students in grades K-2. Both camps will run from June 13 to July 1, with the same schedule (8:00 a.m. to 12:00). Transportation is available at a small additional cost. If you or a relative/friend is interested, more information can be given to you by Ms. Carolina or at the accounting offices in school.

GENERAL ASSEMBLY ON MAY 14 - The Discovery School’s third General Assembly meeting is scheduled for Saturday, May 14, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. at the school's cafeteria.  There will be 4 vacancies on the Board of Directors. Nominations will still be accepted the day of the General Assembly, as specified in our by-laws.
The reward of an “ice cream day” will be offered to the elementary and secondary group with best attendance resulting in a quorum.
ART EXHIBIT AND MUSIC PERFORMANCES – Also on Saturday we will be having our annual Art Exhibit.

CHILD SUPERVISED ACTIVITIES FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY – In order to help our parents attend the General Assembly, the school is providing supervised activities in the Early Childhood area for those parents who would like to bring their children to school. There will be movies, arts & crafts, board games and word games available for those who find child care on Saturday a difficulty!