We have wrapped up our study of citizenship and local government. We learned about the importance of rules and laws, different types of government, the jobs in our local government and what they do to help keep our town running. Our trip to the town hall allowed us to meet the people in our local government and learn more about their jobs there. We are now beginning a science unit on weather and climate.
This week in reading we are finishing up "Fantastic Mr. Fox". During this book we have been discussing cause and effect. "Bunnicula" is up next!
In math we are working on a data unit. We have made and interpreted bar graphs and pictographs. Coming up we will be collecting more of our own data and representing it in ways that are meaningful to the ideas we want to get across.
We are gearing up for Natalie Kinsey-Warnock to come to our school with her "StoryKeepers" curriculum next week. She will teach students so many things about history, historical research, and how to find and keep stories from their families. They will also be completing a research project on one person from their family tree. Today you will see a family tree coming home for students to fill out. We all recognize that families come in many different forms, so please fill these out however you are comfortable, there is no "right" or "wrong". It is a chance for students to feel pride about who they are and the people they love. Please do as much as you can and then return them next Tuesday when you come to conferences. Natalie will be arriving on Wednesday morning and it will be helpful for students to have this part of their work already completed.
Please remember school is closed on Monday for the holiday weekend and parent-teacher conferences are on Tuesday. You should have received a reminder about your conference time. If not, or your time no longer works for you, please let me know and we can figure out a new time to sit down together.
See you Tuesday!