Monthly Archives: October 2013

Grade 6 – The Regions of Canada

Grade 6 - The Regions of Canada

Do you know the Regions of Canada?

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DONATIONS NEEDED:  Don’t forget to send in cereal boxes for Ya Tengo Donde Escribir” between now and November 20. The grade that brought the most boxes will be awarded a pizza party or ice cream party! Please help us help those in need!

COMMUNITY SERVICE CLUB–  Is visiting Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos on Sunday, November 3rd and planning for the annual Christmas party.  All secondary students are invited to attend.
OPERATION WALLACEA– Operation Wallacea is an international organization that joins high school and university students with field research scientists to aid in gathering data for biodiversity conservation, here in Honduras and in other locations throughout the world. Students from Grades 8-12 and their parents are invited to learn about this amazing opportunity.

Grade 6 – Geography of North America

October 28 to November 1, 2013

Monday – QUIZ on the geographic features shared by Canada and the United States. Be able to locate: The Yukon River, St. Lawrence River, Columbia River, Cascade Range, The Rocky Mountains, The Great Plains, Appalachian Mountains, Lake Huron, Lake Superior, Lake Erie, Niagara Falls, and lake Ontario.

Tuesday – Test on the Geographic Features of North America as shown in this map puzzle:

http://www.wiley.com/college/kuby/0471701211/mapquizzes/n_america/features.html

Wednesday – UN Day –  Canadian Geographic Features

Thursday – Canadian Geographic Regions

Who was Henry Hudson?  http://www.biography.com/people/henry-hudson-9346049

Friday – Flora and Fauna of Canada/ Research an animal found in Canada

Introduction to US Geographic Regions:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWRCXT35JQM

Grade 7 – Europe

We are forming groups and making interactive maps that show different features of Europe. The idea is to create a model that can be used to practice, learn, teach, and test the aspects of Europe that we need to learn.

October 28 to November 1, 2013.

Monday – Discuss types of maps. Can you think of any unique maps? Click here for a light map of Europe:  http://dmsp.ngdc.noaa.gov/images/lights/usa_fig1.gif

Tuesday – Interesting geography is explained by CGP Grey check out his website: http://www.cgpgrey.com/blog/the-european-union-explained  Materials and grading of European Geography Project.

Wednesday – UN DAY

Thursday – Materials and grouping of European Geography Project.

Friday – Research in the library.

Here are some some songs about European Geography:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bdbDWc6PwM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOti8U_-BNM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiZeLVO8yuQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avUlYvIj3zs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBjuGJssYrA

Grade 8 – India

October 28 to November 1, 2013

Monday – Pop Quiz on Indian Geography. Society and Religion in Ancient India, Glencoe World History page 75.

Tuesday – Family in ancient India, Glencoe World History page 76. Geography, Weather, and Trade. Indian Ocean Trade Network:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yz7wHf2QJSk

Thumbnail                                              Int’l Commerce, Snorkeling Camels, and The Indian Ocean Trade: Crash Course World History #18

The case studies: Trade and Colonization in Sri Lanka and Taiwan.

Wednesday – UN Day

Thursday – Be able to identify the major social and religious ideas in India. Glencoe World History page 76 to 79.

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BUDDHA AND ASHOKA: CRASH COURSE WORLD HISTORY #6

A condensed history of India, post-Indus Valley Civilization, explores Hinduism and the origins of Buddhism.
In your notebook write a summary of Religion in India.
Friday – New Empires in India, Glencoe World History pages 80 to 83.

From the Director – Health Concern

U.N. DAY CELEBRATION-  The DPTO is organizing our annual U.N. Day celebration for this Wednesday, October 30. We hope our parents can join us this day. The celebration will begin at 9:00 a.m. to allow parents time to set up their tables. Students will be dismissed from school at 11:45 a.m. The DPTO has planned an International Fashion Show for the UN Day, and they need your help! If you want to participate by modeling or by lending any typical costume that you may have, please contact Marielos or Alexanderia at the following email addresses:  mmm9487@yahoo.com  or  amhaidara05@yahoo.com
 
DONATIONS NEEDED:  Don’t forget to send in cereal boxes for Ya Tengo Donde Escribir” between now and November 20. The grade that brought the most boxes will be awarded a pizza party or ice cream party! Please help us help those in need!
For Early Childhood and Elementary Only:
 
BOOK CHARACTER DAY – The Early Childhood and Elementary students are asked to come dressed as their favorite book character on Thursday, October 31. Grades 3, 4 and 5 will be hosting a live wax museum of book characters during the second period.
 
CHILDREN’S OPERA AT THE MANUEL BONILLA – Grades Kindergarten through Fifth have been invited to the presentation of LA TORTUGA Y LA MAGICA CANCION UWUNGELEMA, the first Children’s Opera to be presented in Honduras. This opera ws wriiten and directed by Maestro Jorge Mejia. The students will be attending this presentation on Wednesday, November 6. We will leave the school at 8:00 a.m. and return at around 11:00 a.m. The fee for the entrance and transportation is L180.00, which must be sent to the school no later than Friday, November 1. For this field trip, each grade must have one parent chaperon for every 4 students. If you are interested, please contact your child’s teacher.
For Secondary Only:
 
COMMUNITY SERVICE CLUB–  We will have a meeting on Tuesday, October 29, at lunchtime in Mrs. Christina Agurcia’s room.  We will discuss our visit to Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos on Sunday, November 3rd and preparation for the annual Christmas party.  All secondary students are invited to attend.
OPERATION WALLACEA– Operation Wallacea is an international organization that joins high school and university students with field research scientists to aid in gathering data for biodiversity conservation, here in Honduras and in other locations throughout the world.  Representatives from this organization will present information on Tuesday, October 29, at 3:15 PM in the Discovery School library.  Students from Grades 8-12 and their parents are invited to attend and learn about this amazing opportunity.
HEALTH CONCERN

Dear Parents:

As you know, the flu season is upon us once again. In preparation for this time of year, we have provided antiseptic handwash and Lysol spray in all of the classrooms and offices, and teachers are making sure that students wash their hands frequently and cover their coughs and sneezes appropriately. The cleaning staff also helps protect our students and staff daily by cleaning with Lysol and Clorox to kill germs.

We have had one confirmed case of H1N1 flu in Grade 1, Grade 2, and Grade 9. There have been other cases of flu, colds, and rhinitis, as is common at this time of year. Our protocol states that we will quarantine a class when there are two reported cases. Therefore, we do not feel at this time that there is any need to quarantine those grade levels. However, we will continually monitor the situation and let you know if that should change.

This afternoon we received confirmation of two cases of H1N1 in Grade 12. Because the students in both Grade 11 and Grade 12 share classes, we have decided to quarantine both of those grade levels for 5 days. Thus, Grade 11 and 12 students should stay at home for the next 5 days and return to class on Tuesday, October 29, if they are symptom free.

We will continue to hold Conferences as scheduled on Friday, and Recuperation Examinations on Friday and Saturday as scheduled.

You can help us greatly by keeping your child home if s/he is displaying any flu symptoms, such as fever above 38C or 100F, muscle aches, headache, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, difficulty breathing, etc. A child should be free of these symptoms for 24 hours before returning to school. Any child who has received a positive H1N1 test needs to have a doctor’s certificate before returning to school.

Please notify us if your child tests positive for H1N1 so we can continue to monitor the progress of this disease. If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know.

Best regards,

Debra D. Giles
Head of School
Discovery School
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
504-2221-7790 (school)

Grade 6 – Learn the Physical Features Here!

Grade 6 - Learn the Physical Features Here!

North American Features

http://www.wiley.com/college/kuby/0471701211/mapquizzes/n_america/features.html

Learn the features shared by Canada and the United States by Monday, October 28, 2013, and all of them on this link by Tuesday, October 29, 2013.

Some shared features are: The Yukon River, St. Lawrence River, Columbia River, Cascade Range, The Rocky Mountains, The Great Plains, Appalachian Mountains, Lake Huron, Lake Superior, Lake Erie, and lake Ontario. Do you know where the Niagra Falls are located?