Monthly Archives: September 2014


OCTOBER HOLIDAYS – Congress has decreed that the holidays is October must be observed consecutively at the end of the month. In order to give you as much planning time as possible, we wish to inform you that the Discovery School has decided to observe the holidays as follows:

  • Friday, October 3 shall remain a holiday—(because many people have already made plans for that weekend).
  • The scheduled holidays for October 13 and 20 shall be moved to October 30-31. Regular school schedules will be observed on October 13 and October 20.
  • The U.N Day Celebration will be held on October 29, followed by an extended break. This will be an “early release” day.
  • There will be no school on October 30, 31. Classes will resume on November 3.

Technology Survey

The following links will take you to the Parents’ and Students’ surveys.  We encourage all of you to fill out a survey by clicking on the appropriate link.  Please encourage your children to also fill out their surveys!



General Announcements

MODEL U.N. CLUB – The Model U.N. Club will meet after school on Tuesday, September 30 to discuss the competitions the club plans to participate in this year.  All interested students in Grades 9-12 are encouraged to attend.


MAP FALL TESTING SESSION –We continue with week 3 of our fall testing session. Your cooperation in making sure your child does not miss school on the days we have the tests is greatly appreciated.


HOLIDAY – We want to remind parents that this Friday, October 3 is a holiday – there will be no school!

Grade 6 – Globes get Green

September 29 to October 3, 2014. MAP TESTING

Monday – 6A Library /6B Finish drawing continents on the globes.

Tuesday – 6A MAP TESTING/ 6B Library

Wednesday – Paint Continents

Thursday – Test/Paint Continents

Use the map below and follow the instructions to show your knowledge of geographical features, 2 points each.      /46

  1. Using a yellow highlighter draw the equator on the map. Label it.
  2. Using a green highlighter draw the prime meridian on the map. Label it.

Using a blue highlighter draw in the following rivers and label them:

  1. Amazon River
    Danube River
    Ganges River
    Huang Ho River
    Mackenzie River
    Mekong River
    Mississippi River
    Ob River
    Paran�/Rio de la Plata Rivers
    Tigris and Euphrates Rivers
    Volga River
    Yangtze River
    Yenisei River
  2. Using a pink highlighter draw in these mountains:
    The Alps Andes Mountains

Appalachian Mountains
Mt. Fuji
Pyrenees Mountains
Rocky Mountains
Ural Mountains

What are the 5 Themes of Geography?

Name the seven continents

Where is the International Dateline?

The great Barrier Reef is located where?

Lake Titicaca is on what continent?

Great Bear Lake and Great Slave Lake are in what country?

Where is like Baikal?

The Volga River flows into what sea?

Where do the prime meridian and the equator cross Africa?

What are the major geographic features of Africa?

Draw in and label the following on the map of Africa:

Congo River

Nile River

Niger River

Lake Victoria

Mount Kilimanjaro

Sahara Desert

African Rain Forest

Friday – Francisco Morazan Day

We are finishing up the continent drawings…

And beginning to paint the continents green!

Grade 7 – African Reports

September 29 to October 3, 2014. MAP TESTING

Monday – Work on African Country Reports

Tuesday – Finish African Reports

Zambia’s Song

Wednesday – 1:15 – 2:30 MAPS TEST

Thursday – Oral Reports: Morocco and Botswana

What do lights tell us?

Friday – Francisco MorazanDay

Grade 8 – Wrap Up the Ancient Near East

September 29 to October 3, 2014. MAP TESTING


Matching Ancient  Civilizations:

Monday – TEST on Homework. 11:40 to 12:55 MAPS TEST

Tuesday – Chapter Assessment TEST

Wednesday – Maps of the Ancient Near East TEST.

Thursday – Introduction to Asia.

Friday – Francisco MorazanDay

Bodies of Water 1 to 6

Grade 6 – Draw Continents on Globes

September 22 to 26, 2014, MAP FALL TESTING SESSION

Monday – Draw continents on white paper.

Tuesday – Draw Africa on globe.

Wednesday – AM Schedule/students dismissed at 11:45. Teachers meeting with EM Tech Audit

Thursday – Draw Eurasia on globe.

Friday – Complete drawing continents.

EM TECH AUDITOur school is being visited by a Technology team this week. Parents – If you would like to come and talk to them join us for conversation on Friday, September 26 at 2:00 p.m. in the Library

GENERAL ASSEMBLY – Our Fall General Assembly will take place this Saturday, September 27 at 9:00 a.m. in the school cafeteria. We invite all our parents to come and stay informed about important school decisions.