February 14, 2014
star student Hanna
6th grade writing buddies
I briefly introduced the students to landforms and the idea that our planet is alive and moving. We watched a video that identified some of the different landforms. We identified raised landforms such as hills and mountains versus low landforms like valleys and canyons and flat landforms like the plains and desert. We also looked at different bodies of water like lakes, oceans, rivers, etc.
We will look more closely at landforms next week in an effort to teach that landforms affect the environment we live in. (The students were shocked when I told them that while Minnesota has many lakes there are not any islands unlike our very unique Panama!)
First-grade is having a ball! On Friday, February 28 at 1:30 please come dance and eat with your child in the elementary cafeteria. This will be a celebration with all of first-grade. Girls are invited to come as princesses (which they are SO excited about) and the boys may dress as knights, princes, kings, etc.
We are looking for volunteers to bring food and decorate the cafeteria. Please email me if you are able to help.
Spirit week is from February 24-28. The themes are as such:
Monday February 24: wacky tacky day
Tuesday February 25: twin/triplet day
Wednesday February 26: pajama day
Thursday February 27: superhero day
Friday February 28: mojadera (I think our water time is in the morning around 10:30 so we will not have p.e. or swimming but we will get wet!)