# The Chopper Team

## Introduction Paragraph

We thank you for reading our Chopper Team newsletter. This newsletter is going to be about the army men who came and talked to us about a helicopter. Later on in the newspaper there will be an article on the LUH helicopter.

## Mrs. Bullard's Section

I have a policy in my classroom related to toy- like items that students might keep in their desks. If a student is playing with it I will remind them one time to put it away until recess. If they continue to play with it I remove the toy and put it in my May Box. It stays there until May 2016. This policy is effective for keeping distractions to a minimum. Thank you! :)

## Helicopter Arrives at Clear Creek Elementary!!!

By: Erin, and Kailani

The LUH Lakota Helicopter can be used to haul clothes, food, blankets, bandages, and other needed supplies. There is a storage unit in the back of the helicopter that holds the supplies while the LUH is flying.

A camera is at the front bottom of the helicopter that helps the pilots to help them find lost hikers, so that they can rescue them. A helicopter has an oval shape, like a giant egg. With four long blades on top about 4ft long each, and 3 tail fins, with the middle one having an extra propeller, this LUH Lakota can fly very fast and is very powerful.

The inside has 2 front seats, with a seat back to back with the passenger seat, and 1 middle seat with a T.V. connected to the camera on the outside ( earlier explained ). Also, there are 3 back seats for other passengers. The LUH Lakota has 2 slide doors on the sides , and levers all over the place. Maybe someday you will get to see a helicopter too!

Essential Question- Can reading change who we are?

We are beginning an in-depth study of characters in fiction!

## Writing

We are doing a short unit on punctuation and grammar.

## Math

We are working on area and perimeter. This will help us get ready for multiplication.

## Science

We are studying earth including erosion, weathering, earthquakes, volcanoes, and floods.