Monthly Archives: April 2014

Grade 6 – The 13 Colonies

April 30 to May 2, 2014

Monday – 13 Colonies Crossword & Computer Lab:

The First English Colonies:

Horrible Histories


Tuesday – American Report:

Economy of the Colonies, how did people earn a living?

Colonial American jobs worksheet

Wednesday – The Colonies on the Map.

Thursday – Honers Breakfast, Discovery Idol

Friday -No School

May 5 – Review of Colonial America


Grade 7 – New Zealand and Antarctica

April 30 to May 2, 2014

Monday – New Zealand

People, Places, and Change pages 710 to 713.

National Geographic Traveler:

Geography of New Zealand:

The Treaty of Waitangi:

Be able to answer these questions about New Zealand On Tuesday:

  1. What are the names of the 2 main islands of New Zealand?
  2. Name the climate regions of New Zealand
  3. What are the main physical features?
  4. What percent of New Zealand’s people are Maori?
  5. What percent of New Zealand’s people live on the northern island?
  6. What is the highest mountain?
  7. What is the connection between Middle Earth and New Zealand?
  8. New Zealand is the world’s _____ largest producer of wool.
  9. More than 80% of New Zealand’s electricity comes from _________________
  10. Cricket and _____________ are major sports in New Zealand.
  11. Name a bird that lives in New Zealand.
  12. New Zealand was named by a sailor from __________________

Tuesday – Antarctica

Wednesday – News from Antarctica

Wednesday – Celebration of Learning

Thursday – Discovery Idol

Friday – Holiday, No School


Grade 8 – European Kingdoms and the Byzantines

April 28 to May 1, 2014

Due Monday, April 28, 2014, Section 9-1 Assessment, 1 to 5, page 290

Monday – The Growth of European Kingdoms, Glenco World History, pages 297 to 301. Section 9-3 Assessment, page 301, 1 to 7, due Tuesday, April 29, 2014.

Tuesday – The Byzantine Empire and the Crusades,  Glenco World History, pages 302 to 308. Section 9-4 Assessment, page 308, 1 to 7, due Wednesday, April 30, 2014.

Wednesday – Review Chapter 9/TEST on Emerging Europe and the Byzantine Empire

Thursday – Discovery Idol

Friday – Holiday, NO SCHOOL

Grade 6 – British Colonies in North America

Monday – Holiday

Tuesday –

The First English Colonies:

Plymouth Colony:

Wednesday – 13 Colonies Quiz Game

Thursday – A Cartoon version of the Pilgrams

Charlie Brown and the Mayflower:

Friday – The Quakers, the Dutch, and the Ladies

Crash Course US History:

Questions from the video:

April 25, 2014

  1. Which Colony was started by the Dutch?
  2. Who allowed Jews, free blacks, and Quakers?
  3. Who allowed woman to inherit land?
  4. Which colonial leader wanted good relations with the natives?
  5. What was the “Best Poor Man’s Country”?
  6. Which colony had religious freedom and attracted many German speaking people?
  7. Where were the witch trials in 1690?
  8. Whose father and grandfather were Justices of the Peace?
  9. Woman’s work was in the _______?
  10. Paul Revere worked as a ________?

What is Half Moon?


Online quiz on colonial America:

Grade 7 – Australia/Oceana

April 21 to 25, 2014

This week we will focus on the Island Nations and Australian States that make up Oceania.


Online geography puzzles:

People, Places, and Change, page 700-

What is a Continent? CPG Grey:

Horrible Histories Australia:

Wenesday – Australian States and Capitals:

Quiz on Australian States:

Territorial History of Australia:

Thursday – Portuguese Discover Australia and New Zealand:

Review for test: Pacific Island Countries, Micronesia, Polynesia, Melanesia,  Australian States and Capitals, Explorers, James Cook, July 25, 1788 and the founding of the first English settlement.

Friday – Test on Australia/Oceania

Can you name these states and territories?

After Australia became a nation in 1901, it needed a national  capital. American Walter Burley Griffin was chosen to design the new capital. He respected the natural landscape, added lakes and circular roads for ease of movement.

colour map of the proposed city of Canberra.



Grade 8 – Emerging Europe

April 21 to 25, 2014

Monday -Holiday

Tuesday – Test

Wednesday – Emerging Europe

Glencoe World History pages 282 to 287

In Motion:

Thursday –

Emerging Europe online:

Crash Course: Dark Ages

Emerging Europe Quizlet:

Horrible Histories:

Emerging Europe Homework: Glencoe World History, Section 9-1 Assessment, 1 to 5, due on Monday.


General Announcements


Month-Long Activities:


Recycling Drive– Teachers are encouraging their students to recycle paper, glass, aluminum, and plastic. Students should bring materials from home, as well.  The class with the greatest amount of pounds/student will win a prize at the end of the month.   Environmental Science students will collect the materials from the homeroom classrooms twice a week.


Green Day– Each Friday wear green to celebrate and help us remember to take “green actions.”


Increasing our green space– In line with Discovery’s month long effort to “go green,” on Friday, April 25, Discovery students will have an opportunity to “green” our campus by planting plants around the school. Discovery families can sponsor a plant for only L400.  This will include the plant, soil ,fertilizer, and other materials need for the planting. Students can have the joy and experience of watching their plant grow over the years that they are here at Discovery. If you wish to sponsor a plant, please send L400 cash to your child’s homeroom teacher by Thursday, April 24th


SPANISH WEEK – The Spanish department has the honor to announce that the students and teachers will be involved in  a series of activities during the week of April 23 to April 28 such as: making sawdust carpets, drama, characterizations, language contests (“Bombas”, proverbs and tongue twisters, quick search and acrostics), living statues, Latin American writers wax museum and tri-folds,  door decorations, guests writers Rolando Kattán and Eduardo Sandoval. All these activities will be carried out to celebrate the Spanish week and will help our students improve and demonstrate their Spanish language skills. Some of the activities will take place during class time and others will be presented to students, teachers and parents who are our special guests.


This is the program that will be followed:


1. Inauguration assembly – Wednesday, April 23 @ 8:00 a.m. in the gym (all school)

2. Recital of poems and acrostics breakfast – Friday, April 25 @ 8:00 a.m. (Kindergarten and Grade 1)

3. Wax Museum Exhibition – Monday, April 28 @ 1:20-2:30 (Follow the Schedule below)

Grade 2 A & B (1:20)           Grade 3 A & B (1:30)                4 A & B (1:40)                         Grade 6 A & B (1:50)          Grades 7 & 8( 2:00)       Grades 9  & 11 (2:10)   

Grade 10 A & B – 12 (2:20)

4. Closure – Monday, April 28 @ 2:30-3:00 p.m. in the gym (all school)



DISCOVERY IDOL – The time is here! Auditions will be held on Wednesday, April 23 in the music room. The secondary will audition during lunch at 11:45 a.m. The elementary will audition during recess at 12:45 p.m. Students should come ready to sing or dance their hearts out for the judges. The winners will be announced on Thursday, April 24 and the performance will take place on Thursday, May 1, at 10:15 a.m.


DPTO NEWS – The DPTO wishes to share the following dates for the activities that will take place before the end of the school year. Please mark your calendars, and support our DPTO by attending these events! More information will be provided as we get closer to the dates.

            Ø  April 27 – Movie at the Cinema! (Rio 2)     

            Ø  May 10 – Carnival and Fun Run

            Ø  May 17 – Garage Sale

Grade 6 – Early European Colonization

April 7 to 11, 2014

European contact with Native Americans

Monday – Computer Lab

Tuesday – Computer Lab

Horrible Histories Christopher Columbus

Wednesday – Quiz

Columbus and the Columbian Exchange

Columbus, de Gama, and Zheng He! 15th Century Mariners. Crash Course: World History #21

People, Places, and Change page 210 to 218.

Columbian Exchange, color, cut, and paste the products that were exchanged between the old world and the new world.

The Columbian Exchange: Crash Course World History #23

Thursday –

Early European Settlements –

The Spanish Empire, Silver, & Runaway Inflation: Crash Course World History #25

Friday – The English begin to settle in North America –

When is Thanksgiving? Colonizing America: Crash Course US History

The Natives and the English – Crash Course US History #3

The French, the Dutch, and the Swedish

Review and assessment


Grade 7 – SE Asia and Oceana

April 7 to 11, 2014

Monday – Student Presentation

People, Places, and Change page 565

Tuesday – Test/Computer lab

Wednesday – Oceana

Thursday – Australian Geography

Friday – What is a country?

Are Hong Kong and Macau countries?

Nationalism: Samurai, Daimyo, Matthew Perry, and Nationalism: Crash Course World History #34

Imperialism: Crash Course World History #35

Grade 7

April 7 to 11, 2014

SE Asia, Australia, and Oceana

Objectives: Demonstrate geographic knowledge by identifying countries/island groups, categorize groups into regions, evaluate foreign influences.

Assessments: Map labeling, quizzes and tests, graphic organizers, written evaluation

Activities: quiz, test, map labeling

Computer Lab:

People, Places, and Change, page 690

Crash Course Captain James Cook

Jigsaw Australian Map