Sunday, November 18, 2012

Week of November 19th, 2012

Hello students and parents,

I hope you had a restful weekend. We are embarking and short, but fun, week! Here are some reminders:
  • We are still having our canned food drive so please continue to bring in canned goods!
  • This Tuesday and Wednesday there will be no after school tutoring.
  • Wednesday is a whole school mass for Thanksgiving.
  • Wednesday is a short day with early dismissal at noon.
In math, we are studying dividing decimals. Review the following videos for extra instruction/practice:
We are learning about the Water Cycle. Here is a link to the song we listened to in class:

Social Studies

We have just finished learning about the Pilgrims of Plymouth Rock--just in time for Thanksgiving! Enjoy reading up on more information about them and share what you've learned with your family over your Thanksgiving meal:
Have a beautiful holiday! Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Week of November 5th, 2012

Hello students and families,

Here is a photograph from our Halloween carnival of all your great costumes!
Here are some important announcements for this week:
  • This Friday is our A and B Honors/Math Medals Assembly following the 8 AM whole school mass. Tell your families to join us!
  • Next Monday, November 12th, there is NO school due to celebrating Veteran's Day.
  • Tomorrow, November 6th, is ELECTION DAY--remind your family members who are registered voters to go vote for our next president!
  • We are now starting our canned food drive. Start bringing in extra canned foods to donate to those in need.  

Computer Lab Assignment 11/6

Even though you can't register to vote until you're 18, it's important that you know who your candidates for president are and what they both believe.

Here's your assignment: 
Research the two candidates for President, Mitt Romney & Barack Obama, and in the form at the bottom of the blog write who you would vote for and five reasons why you would vote for them and five reasons why you wouldn't vote for the other candidate. Below are some links to websites with information for kids about the candidates and the election. Read through information about BOTH candidates and take notes as you are reading.

What do both candidates think about these important issues?
Meet Barack Obama
Meet Mitt Romney
Meet the Candidates
Video: How do the elections work?
Meet the Candidates Part II

Who will win?