In Social Studies we are learning about America's past and how many immigrants have made our country very unique. Please take this weekend to think about and discuss your family history with your child and also any traditions or customs that are special to your family. Please comment below with your answers to the following questions by 8:00am, Monday morning.
1. What countries are your ancestors from?
2. Do you know which family member(s) were immigrants? If so,
Who were they?
What year did they immigrate to America?
Why did they come to America?
Did they bring anything special with them to remind them of their homeland?
3. Are there any foods or traditions you and your family enjoy from your ancestor's countries? If so, what are they?
4. Choose 1 other custom or tradition that you and your family do and tell about it.
We each chose a different planet, researched from several sources, took notes, and wrote a paragraph to teach about our planet. We also created a paper plate planet to show what it looks like. They are proudly hanging from our ceiling and we look forward to sharing them with you at Curriculum Fair!
After learning about who St. Patrick was, we played a fun strategy game called Leprechaun Luck. We all agreed that eating our game pieces at the end was our favorite part!
We spent much of this week practicing two-digit subtraction with regrouping. We used dimes and pennies to act it out and then saw how to show in writing what we were acting out.
In science we learned that Earth rotates counter-clockwise, which is why the sun rises in the east and sets in the west. We did an experiment to see if Earth rotated clockwise, would we still have day and night and would the sun still rise in the east.
This week we looked at words where the last syllable is (Consonant)le. We had to put together word puzzles to create examples of these words.
We enjoyed looking at fossils and realizing how difficult it is to put a dinosaur skeleton together!
We enjoyed getting our first “taste” of being a paleontologist as we had to dig the fossils (chocolate chips) out of the rock (cookie) using tools such as pencils, scissors, and toothpicks.
Even though we were small, we did a great job on our dragon parade! We visited all the other classrooms, taught them a little about China and the celebration, and shared a song. When we returned to our room, we enjoyed a feast, complete with chopsticks!
Check out this beautiful dragons! Can you identify each person before they reveal their face?