Friday, August 31, 2018

Friday, August 31st, 2018

Happy Friday!

It has been a very busy start to the new semester for everyone here at DISK!

In math, we finished our first addition unit last week, and began our subtraction unit this week. In science, we learned and practiced some inquiry skills. We predicted, measured and compared rainfall - a lot of rainfall! We also did a fingerprint investigation, where we observed, classified and compared our fingerprints. Very fun!

For social studies, we have learned about what makes a good citizen, our rights and responsibilities, and how we can be good members of our DISK community. Students also voted for the school president and the class leader!

Finally, in language arts, we have been busy getting our Daily 5 routine up and running. Students showed fantastic stamina, reaching up to 10 minutes of independent read to self time this week. We have also been practicing our writing skills, and working on our spelling.

  • With the rain finally stopping and the sun starting to shine, the mosquitoes will be coming out. This area of Kaohsiung has a larger than average population of mosquitoes, and risk of dengue fever. Therefore, please use insect repellent help keep the bloodsuckers at bay! Our school cleaning staff will check for standing water and spray bathrooms and other possibly affected areas.
  • Homework can be found on Google Classroom, as well as in student assignment books.
  • Check out Mathletics for some extra math practice!

Have a fantastic weekend!

P.S. A big happy birthday to Jeremy Li, who's birthday is the Sunday - have a great day, Jeremy!

Mr. Harris