Monday, November 7, 2011

Week of November 7, 2011

Hello students & family,

Here are some announcements for the week:

*There is no school this Friday, November 11th due to Veteran's Day.
*Please return the parent surveys that you will be receiving in the Wednesday envelope to school as soon  as possible.
*We have mass with 1st grade this Wednesday, November 9th. Please be on time.

Social Studies
In Social Studies, we are learning about the contact between the first European explorers (like Columbus) and the Indigenous people (Native Americans) that lived in the Americas. We are working on our geography and map skills to understand where the explorers traveled from. Visit the following website to explore some fun map activities:

In science we are starting our unit on weather & climate. We are going to be learning about the greenhouse effect. Visit the following website to learn more about it:

Computer Lab Assignment: 11/8/2011
Scroll down to the bottom of the blog and take the Columbus & the Taino quiz. Then visit some of the websites I've posted above.

Here are some photos from our classroom to share with you from "Reading Buddies"when our fifth graders read to the first grade to get them more excited about reading & literacy:


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