Tuesday, October 30, 2012

myOn - Online Reading Library!

I'm excited to annouce that your student can now logon to myOn and have instant access to over 2500 books! I can track their reading progress, reading level and comprehension. If you let other children on your child's account, it could result in inaccurate data tracking.


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School Name: 
Discovery Elementary

Student ID  (students might have their number memorized)  I will send home on Wednesday.


Parent and Family Guide:  http://www.thefutureinreading.com/downloads/content/family/FamilyGuide.pdf

Short U Word Building

Students using the ActivTable to build our spelling pattern of the week.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Red Ribbon Week!

To bring awareness to this important week, students can participate in dress up days. They are as follows:

Dress Up Days ---

Monday (10/29): Hats Off to a Drug Free Life! Wear hats.
Tuesday (10/30): Sock it to Drugs! Wear tie dye and crazy socks.

Wednesday (10/31): Drugs Are Too Scary For Me! Halloween costumes. Please follow our school costume guidelines:
Our school has a zero tolerance for violence.
Costumes depicting violent themes are not to be worn.
Masks and face paint are not allowed.
Hair dye is not allowed.
Please send costumes in a bag.
Costumes will be put on over clothes.
Children need to be able to put their costume on independently.

Thursday (11/01): Team Up Against Drugs! Wear your favorite sports team or Discovery clothing.

Friday (11/02): Hand in Hand, United We Stand! Spirit Day…Wear red, white and blue clothing.

This Week's Homework and Spelling

Irregular Spelling Works - Click here
Homework - Click here

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

First Tee Golf Fundraiser

Please join us for a Closest to the Pin Contest at Banbury Golf Course this Saturday. Stop by anytime between 10:30 am and 12:00 pm and hit some balls for $5 each. All donations will go towards bringing the 1st Tee Golf Program Curriculum to Discovery.

Prizes include: 2 Tickets to the Nov. 3rd BSU Game, Banbury Range Card (value $99), Round of Golf at Lakeview, 4 - 30 minute golf lessons with PGA Pro Jonathon Gibbs, and Gift Cards for Divotz or Pierce Park.
Directions: Banbury Golf Course - Hole 16. To get there, head north on Locust Grove, cross Chinden and drive down to the Banbury Subdivision, eventually Locust Grove turns into Chipper Way. Just watch for the Balloons – you can’t miss it!

A Magical Moment

To prepare for Friday’s activity, please take a few minutes to talk to your child about a "Magical Moment" that they remember and help them complete the information below.

For example, your child’s Magical Moment could have been a trip to Disneyland. Write 3 sentences about why this moment was magical. Next list items they could include on their mobile such as a picture of his/her family, Mickey Mouse, Disney Princess, Airplane, Map of Disneyland.  Look in tonight's Yellow Folder for all the

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Box Tops

Thank you again for all the Box Tops!! Our class is currently sitting in 3rd place overall for number of Box Tops collected!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Favorite American Symbols

Enjoy our 4 minute movie about our favorite American symbols!  Click here and enjoy!

Reading Samples

This week, we read Dan's Pet.  This is a realistic fiction story.  Many of the words focused on the short vowel e.  The story also included our sight words - day, every, her, said, was, with.
I have included a sample of a student reading this story.  This student is a solid on grade level reader.  Click here to listen.
By Monday, you will be receiving an audio reading assessment of your child reading this story.  If you listen to the sample student reading and your child, you will get a good idea of how your child is performing this week.

Creative Writing Using Story Buddy

This student is writing and illustrating a story about a robot using an iPad app called Story Buddy.

Math Tools

This student is using his 100 chart to help him solve a math problem on the iPad.  He is working on Math Bingo and solving problems like 14 + 31= __.

New Arrivals!

Our new student notebooks just arrived!!  Our computer and device lab is almost complete!  Yeah!  I'm working on finding a grant to provide, ear phones, microphones and a MAC device to help us create our movies.  I am so thankful for the many new tools our classroom has received this year!  Simply AMAZING!!

WHY yes, you are seeing green!  Welcome to our new Green Screen Lab.  Now we can create stories and place our characters anywhere in the world!  Ready set go!  Fasten your seat belts for quite a ride!  Plus you never know when you might encounter our spelling patterns dancing across a farm, ocean, the solar system or even the North Pole!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

October Birthday Celebration!

Happy Birthday -- Lauren and Elliott!!

We will be celebrating October birthdays next Friday, October 26!  Please let me know if you would like to bring a treat to share with the class!

Spelling City!

Don't forget to try Spelling City for spelling pattern practice!

Book Fair!!

Boooook Fair Is Coming!
October 23rd - October 26th

Tuesday: 10:30 am to 4:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Thursday: 8:30 am to 7:30 pm*
Friday: 8:30 am to 10:30 am, sharp!

October Dates to Remember!

  • October 19th: PTA Popcorn Friday, 50¢ a bag.
  • October 23rd-26th: Fall Book Fair!!!
  • October 26th: Birthday celebrations, check with teacher for time.
  • October 26th: Picture Retake 8:45am-9:30am
  • October 27th: First Tee Fundraiser at Banbury Golf Course
  • October 29th-November 2nd: Red Ribbon Week
  • October 31st: Holiday celebrations, check with teacher for time...K, 1st, 2nd and 3rd parade 3:00pm

  • PTA Reflections Program Reminder!

    "Reflections Art Deadline is November 7th. Please see attached forms for more details. You can also go to http://pta.org/5277.htm for more information about the rules for each category."

    Halloween Celebration!

    Halloween celebrations will be on Wednesday, October 31st. Parties will be held during the last hour of the day. An alternate activity will be held for students who do not wish to participate in classroom parties – please let your student’s teacher know if you prefer the alternate activity. Students will be allowed to wear costumes during their party time only and not during the day!

    Costume Guidelines:

    · Our school has a zero tolerance for violence.

    · Costumes depicting violent themes are not to be worn.

    · Masks and face paint are not allowed.

    · Hair dye is not allowed.

    · Please send costumes in a bag.

    · Costumes will be put on over clothes.

    · Children need to be able to put their costume on independently.

    New this year…Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade classes will be participating in a Halloween parade. The parade begins at 3:00pm and will take place in our cafeteria and parents are welcome to join us and see all the great costumes!

    Box Tops!

    Thank you for collecting all the Box Tops!  Half of the Box Top money collected goes to our classroom!! :) :)

    Tuesday, October 9, 2012

    All That Corn! Informational Writing and Publishing

    This week, we read about how corn is grown, processed, sold and enjoyed at home!  The students wrote their own facts.  Next, our class videographers of the day, took over the camera and practiced filming each student.  Throughout the year, each student will get the oppportunity to take over the filming.  Keep in mind we are still learning but most enjoyed when it is in the hands of the student/child. :)  Enjoy!

    Kylie T.

    ** more to be published tomorrow

    PTA Reflections

    The PTA presented the Reflections Art Contest to our class today.  Many students were very interested in participating!  As a class, we will create magical stories to submit, but if your child would like to submit another form of art, please feel free to do so!! 

    Click here for the PTA presentation.
    Click here for official rules.

    Monday, October 1, 2012


    A few people have asked if they could send in some extra supplies.  Please do not feel obligated.  :)  I have identifed a few things:
    • Clorax Wipes
    • Watercolors
    • Used or new headphones - over the ears.. not ear buds.
    • Ear buds for your student only