Week of August 14-18

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Hello parents and students!

We had a great first week getting back to classes! We have slowly been getting to know one another, the school, and some of our class routines and procedures. This week we will finish up several preliminary diagnostics to see where the students are and will begin to cover new material from third grade and review a few things from last year.

 

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Language Arts

This week we will complete our running records to determine the approximate reading fluency and comprehension levels of your child. We will also review the types of literature genres and classify texts between fiction and non-fiction. We will begin practicing Word Wall Words with several activities.

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Math

Last week we had a short quiz to see how well the students have mastered material from second grade. This week our math homework will be individualized based on those results and help determine individual instruction and where we are headed as a class. We will be learning about number bonds in class this week and will have several activities to improve fluency with addition and subtraction.

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Social Studies

In Social Studies this week we will begin talking about communities, government, and right and responsibilities. As a class we will decide what kind of environment we would like to learn in and make a list of classroom rules upon which to base our tiny community.

Homework

This week we will teach the students how to log into IXL if they do not already know how do so by themselves. We will have two Language IXL practices, D.7 and D.8, which will align with our Word Wall Words and also two to three math IXLs based on your child’s math diagnostic.

That is it for this week! We will start getting back into more regular routines this week and even do some “work.” 😉 But we will continue to have several fun activities to help us get to know one another and feel more comfortable in class. Please feel free to email me if you have any questions.

Thank you parents for your support!

Mr. Andrew

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Welcome students and parents!

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Hello students and parents!

Welcome to third grade! I am Mr. Andrew and I am very excited for another year at Discovery! This is my fifth year at Discovery School and my fourth year in third grade. I can’t wait to be teaching in third grade for another year!

I am looking forward to meeting many of you tomorrow at the Open House in person! But if you aren’t able to make it the first day I understand as well. Here at the class blog you can find answers to many of your questions about what third grade is like. Also, if you have any other doubts or questions, you can email me at :

aduryea@discovery school.edu.hn

I am very excited to be working with you as a parent and teaching your child! I know that this is going to be a great year! Thank you for your support and positive attitude in this process!

Looking forward to a great year!

-Mr. Andrew

 

Week of May 29-June 2

We find hard to believe this is our last week of school. It has been an amazing year. Thank you parents and students for being so awesome!!

Here are our final activities:

Math:

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The students will have a review of all the topics we have covered during the year through many games and activities.

Guided Reading:

Our third graders did amazing on their Biography presentations. Way to go guys!! This week they will be completing a comparative essay on two Roald Dahl books.

Science:

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We will conclude our Chemicals unit this week. Our children will prepare pancakes on Friday as the final activity in order to observe chemical changes in substances. Please fill in the following sign up sheet. Pancake Party Sign up Sheet

Fieldtrips

Our students had a blast at Quinta Bella the past Thursday. Thanks to all the parents in the committee for organizing this wonderful pool party for our children.

Awards Assembly:

We would like to congratulate all the students who were honored in the Awards Assembly this past Friday. Especially to Victoria Tejerina, Valentin Mejia  and Ian Rodriguez who won the recognition of Citizenship, Academic Excellence and Outstanding Achievement from the US Embassy in all the Elementary. We are very proud of you!!

Environmental Committee News:

Our students had a great time planting the trees around the school this past Monday. Thanks to all the parents who cooperated with this activity.

Pajama Party

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Friday will be the last day of school with our children and we would like to have a fun day with them. We will prepare pancakes at school and watch a movie together. The students may wear Pjs and bring their pillows, blankets and stuffed animals.

Homework: Just complete the Cursive Handwriting booklet by Wednesday, May 31.

Have a great week and a wonderful Summer everyone!!

Ms Dariela and Mr. Andrew

Week of May 22-26

We hope you have had a great weekend. Thanks to all the parents who came to the General Assembly!

Two more weeks to go… We still have lots of interesting activities. Here are our plans for this week:

Math:

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We will continue our Geometry unit. The students will be finding the area and perimeter of different 2D shapes and solid figures.

Guided Reading:

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Our third graders have been working hard on their Biography research. They will be presenting their final product on Tuesday. The students may dress as their chosen characters for the presentation. Parents are invited to see their children’s presentations.

 

 

Science:

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We will continue our Chemicals unit this week. Our children will be testing a variety of substances to find out what they are and their properties.

Fieldtrips

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Our fieldtrip to the Animatronics show was a great success. Our students learned many interesting facts about the dinosaurs and had a wonderful time.

End of the Year Party

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This Thursday, May 25 we will be celebrating our Farewell Party for this 2016-2017. It will take place at Quinta Bella Social Area from 11:30 to 4:30. We will be sending the permission slips on Monday. Please send it signed along with the money to cover the rent and transportation.

Environmental Committee News:

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Watch these awesome videos created by the fourth graders advertising Mr. Andrew´s Project: Be happy Be green.

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DISCOVERY IDOL: This year’s talent show will take place on Wednesday, May 24. Parents are welcome to join us to see the children’s performances. This is an Early dismissal. Students will leave at 11:45.

SPORTS DAY FRIDAY, MAY 26 – Next Friday, Nursery to 8th grade will participate in a fun sports morning. The activities for that day are as follows

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Grades 3 – 8: multi level grade teams will be playing soccer and basketball games following the schedule below:

Soccer Field by the Cafeteria Gymnasium
8:30 a.m. All students to the gym
8:50 – 9:40 a.m. Grades 3 & 4 Grades 5 & 6
9:45 – 10: 30 a.m. Grades 5 & 6 Grades 7 & 8
10:35 – 11: 20 a.m. Grades 7 & 8 Grades 3 & 4
11:25 a.m. Closure Closure

Please remind your child to come wearing comfortable PE clothes, use sunblock, a cap, repellent and bring a water bottle.

*This is NOT an early dismissal day for the students.

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AWARDS ASSEMBLY – The school will recognize all students that participated in school events. Special recognition from the US government will also be awarded. The ceremony will take place this Friday, May 26 @ 1:30 p.m.

Homework:

Monday Watch Video: How to find the Perimeter

Math IXL: FF.3 Perimeter of Polygons

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Tuesday Watch Video: How to find the missing length

Math IXL: FF.4 Find the missing side length

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Wednesday Watch Video: How to find the area

Math IXL: FF.6 Find the area of figures made of unit squares

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Thursday Watch Video: Find the area

Math IXL: FF.8 Select two figures with the same area

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Friday Relax!

Have a great week everyone!

Ms Dariela and Mr. Andrew

Week of May 15-19

To all our beautiful third grade moms we wish you…

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We hope you have had an amazing weekend. Here are our plans for this week:

Math:

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We will conclude our measurement unit with a short quiz to assess length, weight, volume and temperature. Our children will also begin working on Geometry by identifying plane figures and solids.

Language Arts:

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The children will continue working with Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White as our reading/writing novel. The students must practice the summarizing strategies by listing the characters, setting and most important events for each chapter as part of their homework.

Guided Reading:

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Our third graders must complete their Biography research this week. Once they are done with their writing, they will put up a Google slide or Prezi presentation of their character. They will be presenting their final product next Tuesday, May 23. The students may dress as their chosen characters for the presentation.

 

 

Writing:

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Some students could not finish their free writing project at home last week. This writing piece will be graded for the writing portion this fourth quarter. So, we will give an extension to Wednesday, May 17. It must be written on Google docs on our class accounts:

3A: mr.andrew.discoveryschool@gmail.com

3B. discoverywolves@gmail.com

Social Studies:

Our third graders did wonderful on our second and last Bake Sale. We would like to thank all the parents for helping their children on this activity.

Science:

We began our Chemicals unit last week. Our children will be testing a variety of substances to find out what they are and their properties.

Fieldtrip to CHIMINIKE

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Our fieldtrip to the Animatronics show will take place this Friday, May 19 from 8:00 to 10:30. Please make sure to send in the money Lps. 150 and the permission slip signed by Tuesday. We will need five parents to help as chaperones. If you would like to join us, please contact Ms. Dariela or Mr. Andrew ASAP! It is mandatory for all students to wear the Discovery t-shirt or polo . If you do not have one please borrow one else from a classmate or contact your teacher to help you with it.

Environmental Committee News:

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Watch these awesome videos created by the fourth graders advertising Mr. Andrew´s Project: Be happy be green!

https://animoto.com/play/gO1T2QUCdta9R7PTppjS5Q?autostart=1

https://animoto.com/play/rJqCEGwywWSDZL01DAQROQ?autostart=1

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Homework:

Monday Math IXL: CC.1 Identify two-dimensional shapes

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Writing: Google Doc  (Fable, fairy tale, folktale or myth) Completed by Wednesday.

Tuesday Math IXL: CC.2 Count and compare sides and vertices

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Writing: Google Doc  (Fable, fairy tale, folktale or myth) Completed by Wednesday.

Wednesday Math IXL: CC.5 Lines, line segments, and rays

Writing: Biography Project/ Google Slide

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Thursday Math IXL: CC.9 Identify congruent shapes

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Friday Relax!

Have a great week everyone!

Ms Dariela and Mr. Andrew

Week of May 8-12

Hello students and parents!

We hope you have had a great weekend. We are in the last weeks of school. Our third graders still have a lot of activities to do. Here are our plans:

Math:

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We will begin our measurement and geometry unit. Our children will be using a variety of tools to measure length, weight, temperature, volume and capacity.

Language Arts:

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The children will continue working with Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White as our reading/writing novel. The students must practice the summarizing strategies by listing the characters, setting and most important events for each chapter as part of their homework.

Guided Reading:

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We will continue our Biography unit this week. Our children will work on researching a famous character and be ready to present it ? week.   

Literature Circles:

Our boys had a great time at the closure of the book  A Taste of Blackberries. Thanks to Yuko Kanai for contributing with the drinks.

Writing:

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This week our third graders must finish recording themselves while reading their poems. Please make sure they bring their electronic devices everyday. Also the students will be working on a free writing project as part of their homework. They may choose between a fable, fairy tale, folktale or myth. It must be written on Google docs on our class accounts:

3A: mr.andrew.discoveryschool@gmail.com

3B. discoverywolves@gmail.com

Social Studies:

Our third graders had a blast at our first Bake Sale this past Thursday. Some of the groups decided to sell a different product after finding out their profit. Please talk to your child to find out what they need for the second and final bake sale this Thursday, May 11. Parents please do not forget to send in the receipts to school.

MAP TESTING:

Our MAP Testing Session for the Spring continues this week. Please make sure that your child has a full rest and a healthy snack before every test. The schedule goes as follows:

 

READING: 

Monday May 8: 1:15 – 2:30   Grade (3A)

Tuesday May 9: 10:05 – 11:20 Grade (3B)

LANGUAGE USAGE:

Thursday May 11: 10:05 – 11:20   Grade (3A)

Thursday May 11: 11:40 – 12:55   Grade  (3B)

Homework:

Monday Math IXL: BB.4 Which customary unit of length is appropriate?

Reading: Charlotte’s Web: chapter XVI (first half)

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Writing: Google Doc  (Fable, fairy tale, folktale or myth)

Tuesday Math IXL: BB.18 Compare and convert metric units of weight

Reading: Charlotte’s Web: chapter XVI (second half)

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Writing: Google Doc (Fable, fairy tale, folktale or myth)

Wednesday Math IXL: BB.6 Which customary unit of volume is appropriate?

Reading: Charlotte’s Web: chapter XVII

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Writing: Google Doc  (Fable, fairy tale, folktale or myth)

Thursday Math IXL: BB.1 Read a thermometer

Reading: Charlotte’s Web: chapter XVIII

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Writing: Google Doc  (Fable, fairy tale, folktale or myth)

Friday Relax!

Have a great week everyone!

Ms Dariela and Mr. Andrew

 

Week of May 1-5

 

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Hello students and parents!

We hope you have had a great and relaxing long weekend. We have a lot of important things going on this week. Please read through the blog to find out what we have planned.

 

 

 

MAP TESTING:

Our MAP Testing Session for the Spring begins this week. Please make sure that your child has a full rest and a healthy snack before every test. The schedule goes as follows:

MATH:

Wednesday May 3: 1:15 – 2:30   (3A)

Thursday May 4: 8:30 – 9:45      (3B)

READING: 

Monday May 8: 1:15 – 2:30   Grade (3A)

Tuesday May 9: 10:05 – 11:20 Grade (3B)

LANGUAGE USAGE:

Thursday May 11: 10:05 – 11:20   Grade (3A)

Thursday May 11: 11:40 – 12:55   Grade  (3B)

Math:

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We will continue our unit on money. If you have any American coins and bills you will be willing to lend us, please send them with your child to school on Tuesday. We will also practice adding and subtracting decimals.

Language Arts:

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The children will continue working with Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White as our reading/writing novel. The students must practice the summarizing strategies by listing the characters, setting and most important events for each chapter as part of their homework.

Guided Reading:

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We will begin our Biography unit this week. If you have any Who was…? books at home please send them with your child on Wednesday.  

Literature Circles:

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Our girls had a great time at the Tea party this past Tuesday. This week is the boys´ turn. As a closure for A Taste of Blackberries, boys will have blackberry pancakes on Friday. If you would like to contribute to this activity please contact Ms. Dariela.

Writing:

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We have started our Poetry unit a few weeks ago. The children have been working hard on identifying the elements of poetry and figurative language. This week they must record themselves reading their poems. Please make sure they bring their electronic devices everyday.

Social Studies:

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Our third graders are ready for our first Bake Sale this Thursday, May 4. The students have worked on posters and flyers to advertise their activity. We are counting on parents to buy whatever children need for the Bake Sale. Parents must send in all the RECEIPTS of the supplies bought for the Bake Sale.

Here are the teams and the products they will be selling:

  1. Eitan, Josh, Luca and Felipe: Brownies
  2. Mia, Noah and Daniela: Cupcakes
  3. Jordan, Ian and Valentin: Sour Power
  4. Milla, Luciana, and Isabella: Gummies (bears, worms and rings)
  5. Ninel, Lia and Laura: Chocolate cookies
  6. Victoria, Ellyn, Katina and Monse: Brownies

Please talk to your child about what they will need. We are encouraging our third graders to be fully responsible for this activity.

Homework:

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Tuesday Math IXL: S.3 Which picture shows more?

Reading: Charlotte’s Web: chapter XIII

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Watch video: Fables and Fairy Tales

Wednesday Math IXL: AA.6 Add and subtract decimals

Reading: Charlotte’s Web: chapter XIV

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Watch video: Folktales

Thursday Math IXL: AA.8 Add three or more decimals

Reading: Charlotte’s Web: chapter XV

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Watch video: Myths

Friday Relax!

Have a great week everyone!

Ms Dariela and Mr. Andrew