martes, 24 de mayo de 2016

lunes, 23 de mayo de 2016

Information for parents, Why is reading important?

Why Is Reading Important?

1. Reading is fundamental to function in today's society. There are many adults who cannot read well enough to understand the instructions on a medicine bottle. That is a scary thought - especially for their children. Filling out applications becomes impossible without help. Reading road or warning signs is difficult. Even following a map becomes a chore. Day-to-day activities that many people take for granted become a source of frustration, anger and fear.
2. Reading is a vital skill in finding a good job. Many well-paying jobs require reading as a part of job performance. There are reports and memos which must be read and responded to. Poor reading skills increases the amount of time it takes to absorb and react in the workplace. A person is limited in what they can accomplish without good reading and comprehension skills.
3. Reading is important because it develops the mind. The mind is a muscle. It needs exercise. Understanding the written word is one way the mind grows in its ability. Teaching young children to read helps them develop their language skills. It also helps them learn to listen. Everybody wants to talk, but few can really listen. Lack of listening skills can result in major misunderstandings which can lead to job loss, marriage breakup, and other disasters - small and great. Reading helps children [and adults] focus on what someone else is communicating.
4. Why is reading important? It is how we discover new things. Books, magazines and even the Internet are great learning tools which require the ability to read and understand what is read. A person who knows how to read can educate themselves in any area of life they are interested in. We live in an age where we overflow with information, but reading is the main way to take advantage of it.
5. Reading develops the imagination. TV and computer games have their place, but they are more like amusement. Amusement comes from two words "a" [non] and "muse" [think]. Amusement is non-thinking activities. With reading, a person can go anywhere in the world...or even out of it! They can be a king, or an adventurer, or a princess, or... The possibilities are endless. Non-readers never experience these joys to the same extent.
6. In line with the above, reading develops the creative side of people. When reading to children, stop every once in awhile and ask them what they think is going to happen next. Get them thinking about the story. When it is finished, ask if they could think of a better ending or anything that would have improved it. If they really liked the story, encourage them to illustrate it with their own drawings or to make up a different story with the same characters. Get the creative juices flowing!
7. Reading is fundamental in developing a good self image. Nonreaders or poor readers often have low opinions of themselves and their abilities. Many times they feel as if the world is against them. They feel isolated [everybody else can read - which isn't true] and behavior problems can surface. They can perform poorly in other subjects because they cannot read and understand the material and so tend to "give up."

Homework from Monday May 23rd through Thursday May 26th.

Monday  23rd.

1. Study Vocabulary list 2 for Dictogloss on Tuesday 24.

2. Workbook (orange) - Study adverbs and answer page 128.

Tuesday 24th.

1. Spelling and vocabulary notebook (gray) - Search in a thesaurus or dictionary and write the meanings of the words from list 3.

2. Spelling and vocabulary notebook. - Complete the repetitions and drawings from list 3.

Wednesday  25th.

1. Workbook (orange) - Answer page 130

2. With an adult watch the videos mentioned below about suffixes  in youtube.

  • Prefixes for Grade 2 - Learn Prefix and Increase Vocabulary
  • Suffix and prefix
  • Suffix lesson

Thursday 26th.

1. Workbook (orange) - Answer pages 133 and 134.

2. Student´s book (red) - Re-read page 145 , plan and think  about a commercial thay you would like to present to the group.

3. Grammar notebook (pink) - Study all list of verbs and write 10 sentences (verbs practice) using all tenses and meanings.

4. For Monday or Tuesday, build up your crossword puzzle. 

Friday 27th. Monthly meeting.  See you on Monday 30th. 


Tarea Español

Del 23 al 26 de Mayo del 2016.

Español: Lectura 15 min.
Libro Bicolor P. 24 Y 25
Matemáticas: Cálculo mental de sumas, restas y multiplicaciones.
Realiza las divisiones en tu cuaderno.
Español: Lectura 15 min.
Investiga e imprime 2 remedios caseros
Matemáticas: Cálculo mental de sumas, restas y multiplicaciones.
Libro Cálculo mental  P. 56 y 61.

Español: Lectura 15 min.
Comp. Ort. P. 107, 108  109
Matemáticas: Cálculo mental de sumas, restas y multiplicaciones.
Desafíos P. 153, 154 y 155

Español: Lectura 15 min.
Bicolor P. 26 y  27.
Matemáticas: Cálculo mental de sumas, restas y multiplicaciones.
Libro Cálculo Mental P. 62  y 63

Consejo Técnico Escolar



viernes, 20 de mayo de 2016



Con mucho orgullo les compartimos los nombres de los FINALISTAS para el concurso de Spelling Bee.

Ellos participarán en la GRAN FINAL que se llevará a cabo el día MIÉRCOLES 25 DE MAYO en el Auditorio del Colegio.

jueves, 19 de mayo de 2016

lunes, 16 de mayo de 2016

Being a teacher

Thank you for all you love , It's a pleasure to be part of your children´s lives!

Miss Carol