Summer Camps!

Hello again parents!

Just a reminder, it is not too late to sign up for summer camp at Discovery School! These programs are open to ALL children! So if you and your friends want to plan activities for your children this is a great opportunity! Please see the posters below if you are interested. 🙂

 

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Week of May 28-June 1

Hello students and parents!

It is here! The end of the year! That means vacations, time with family, trips homes, trips abroad, and perhaps even some summer reading! (I can dream, right?) It also means saying goodbye. And this has been a year of goodbyes indeed. First, Ethan. Then Nicolas. And now Mateo. We will miss you all over the summer, but especially our Discovery School families who have moved back home or to new places.

Thank you to everyone who helped last week at the pancake breakfast! It was such a great way to round out our measurement review in Math class and our chemicals unit in Science class. Also thank you to all of the parents who will be helping with our final farewell party this Friday.

It has been a long year, but ultimately a great one! Students, you should be very proud of everything you have accomplished this year! You have all become so responsible and independent. I think it must be tough for mom and dad to have watched you grow up so much. Parents, thank you for all of your support. I know that the kids and I couldn’t have done it without you. I won’t ramble any more, but thank you.

Here are our plans for the final week of third grade:

Language Arts

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We will review our fables, fairy tales, folktales, and myths unit with a fun drawing activity this week. The kids will have a short final quiz which they need to complete at home.

Math

We will review how to round numbers and relevant and irrelevant information in word problems this week.

Science

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We will have  short review and quiz for our chemicals unit this week.

Homework

Monday: Math IXL P.2

Tuesday: Fables, fairy tales, folktales, myths quiz!

Wednesday: Math IXL P.5

Thursday: LA IXL E.1

Friday: Summertime! Relax!

Thank you everyone! Goodbye! Have a great summer! I hope that our paths gross again!

Mr. Andrew

Week of May 21-25

Hello students and parents!

Wow! Just two weeks to go! We have many events coming up, so please check your calendars and read the Monday Memo as well. This week we will have a school concert on Wednesday at 1:30 pm to make up for our normal Songfest presentation. Also, Thursday at 1:30 pm we will have the school-wide Awards Assembly where we will present and recognize many of the awards that the children have earned throughout the school year.

In the classroom we will be having a pancake breakfast on Friday morning with the kids as a fun way to culminate our science and math units on measurement. Please watch your Whatsapp for messages about what each child needs to bring.

Here are our activities for the week!

Language Arts

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This week in Language Arts class we will be finishing learning about myths. We will be reviewing the similarities of fables, fairy tales, folktales, and myths using Venn diagrams.

Math

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In math class we will have two fun activities this week. On Friday we will be having a pancake breakfast as a fun review of our measurement unit. Please check your Whatsapp for messages about what your child needs to bring. We will also have another fun activity which is still a surprise! 🙂

Science

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In Science class we will have our final experiment to see how burning chemicals can changes them. We will then have a review activity where students will determine the identity of a mystery substance.

Homework

Monday: Math IXL BB.7

Tuesday: LA IXL Q.10, Math IXL BB.15

Wednesday: LA IXL Q.11

Thursday:  LA IXL Q.12

Friday: Relax!

That is it from us! Thank you parents for all of your support this week and throughout the school year! We are almost there!

Mr. Andrew and Ms. Pia

Week of May 14-18

Hello students and parents!

Thank you to all of the parents who came to the School’s General Assembly. We greatly appreciate your voice and involvement in the process of welcoming Mr. Davis as our new director, voting to adopt next school year’s calendar, and electing new board members. Your participation and collaboration is what makes our school great! Thank you!

This week we have our last MAP testing on Language Usage Tuesday morning. Please be sure that your child gets plenty of sleep the night before and a healthy breakfast. Also, please continue to check the School’s Monday Memo for important info as the end of the school year approaches. 🙂

Here are our plans for the week:

Language Arts

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This week in Language Arts class we will be learning about folktales and myths. We will also finish writing our student-written fables. The kids have had lots of fun writing these short stories and will be acting them out later in the week. 🙂

Math

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In Math class this week we will finish reviewing for our geometry quiz which was pushed back with all of the week’s activities. This quiz will be taken independently using Google Forms just as we did for the economics quiz.

Science

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This week in Science class we will continue to explore the five unknown chemicals we looked at last week. We will be mixing them more with water and filtering them to see the responses. We will also mix them with several liquids to help see how chemical reactions are another way to identify substances.

Homework

Monday: LA IXL T.3 and Q.6

Tuesday: Math IXL BB.4

Wednesday: Math IXL BB.13

Thursday: Math IXL BB.21

Friday: Relax!

That is all from us this week! Thank you parents for all of your help with everything! We are almost there! Have a great week!

Mr. Andrew and Ms. Pia

Week of May 7-11

Hello students and parents!

Thank you again parents for your help with the bake sale! The kids had lots of fun and this activity really helped them internalize the often abstract concepts of economics. We had our first MAP test on Friday in Math. This week we will have our second testing sessions on Friday at 10:05 in Language Usage. Thank you for helping the kids get plenty of sleep and a hearty breakfast to start their day! 🙂 Also, a big thank you to the parents who will be helping to chaperone the trip to the MIN Wednesday morning. 

REMINDER: Saturday May 12 is our school General Assembly

Language Arts

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This week we will begin our final unit on fables, folktales, fairy tales, and myths. We will be reading a variety of texts and talking about their characteristics and then writing our own short stories from these genres.

Math

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This week we will finish up our geometry unit. We will have a few more activities to explore three-dimensional shapes and then have our quiz later in the week.

Science

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This week we will start our final Science unit of the year on chemicals. We will be looking at the physical properties of the chemicals we are studying and also do a few simple tests to see how they react to various liquids. We will have take home quiz for our economics unit. This is an “open book quiz” meaning students may use past videos we have seen to help them, however this test is to be taken INDEPENDENTLY with no assistance from anyone else.

Homework

Monday: LA IXL U.4

Tuesday: LA IXL U.3

Wednesday: LA IXL K.2 and K.3

Thursday: Math IXL U.15 and U.16

Friday: Relax!

Thank you for your support parents! Have a great week!

Mr. Andrew and Ms. Pia

Week of May 2-4

Hello students and parents!

Just five short weeks to go until the end of the year! We still have lots of fun and learning to go though! Please be sure to read the Monday Memos for important announcements from the school. This Thursday we will have our final bake sale for the economics unit. Please help your child if they are making a product and also save any receipts that they may have. This week we also have our first MAP test on Friday morning at 8:30 am. Please be sure your child gets lots of sleep and a good breakfast and that they come to school on time. We want to be sure that they do their best on the test. 🙂

Language Arts

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This week in Language Arts class we will put the final touches on our Roald Dahl book reviews. We will be self and peer editing in the computer lab.

Math

This week in Math class we will continue to learn about geometry. We will finish up our unit by studying three-dimensional shapes. We will have a short quiz next week covering all of the topics from our geometry unit. Please have your child bring their electronic device this week if they have the game Minecraft.

Social Studies

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We will have our final bake sale this Thursday in Social Studies class. The kids did a great job carrying out our first bake sale! We had a shortage with some products, but we will be adjusting our production in hopes of achieving an equilibrium with no surplus or shortage. Please be sure to send any receipts you have had from purchases so that we can calculate the cost and profit from our sales.

Homework

Wednesday: Math IXL EE.4 and EE.19

Thursday: Math IXL U.11 and P.1

Friday: Relax!

Thank you for all of your help parents! Have a great week!

Mr. Andrew and Ms. Pia

MAP Testing

Hello parents!

Just to keep you updated, next week we will begin our MAP testing at school. Our schedule is as follows:

MATH- Friday, May 4th- 8:30am

READING- Wednesday, May 9th- 8:30am

LANGUAGE USAGE- Friday, May 11th- 10:05am

Please try to be sure to help your child get to sleep early and get a big breakfast to assure that they can do their best on the test.

Thank you!

Mr. Andrew