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APRIL 20, 2015
SPOTLIGHT STUDENT OF THE WEEK
This week our spotlight is on our friend Siri. Here are some fun and interesting things about her.
1.E.1 Recognize the features and patterns of the earth/moon/sun system as observed from Earth.
1.E.1.2 Recognize patterns of observable changes in the Moon’s appearance from day to day.
The shape of the moon seems to change (it doesn’t actually change, it just looks like it does).
Phases: how the moon looks to the Earth (examples: full moon, quarter moon, crescent moon).
We see the part of the moon that the sun is shining on.
The moon’s surface:
Crater: a dent in the surface of the moon from rocks in space smashing into it.
It is very rocky and dusty, with high mountains and flat areas.
There is NO water, NO plants, NO animals on the moon—living things cannot make a home on the moon.
The moon seems to move slowly across the sky. It seems to rise and set like the sun.
The moon looks larger when it is low in the sky
Telescope: a tool to make objects in the sky look bigger and closer.
*You can observe the moon, stars, and objects in space through a telescope.
*You can only observe the sun through a special telescope that can be used during the day.
What objects look small but are actually big? The moon, stars, sun, planets
When can you see the moon? At night or sometimes during the day
IMPORTANT REMINDERS FROM HOMEROOM
- If you have not yet returned picture money and/or pictures please remember to do so. If you are paying online please send in the envelope with the confirmation number filled in. Thank you so much!
- Please help your first grader to remember to turn in their Falcon Mall "job application" if they have not yet done so. Our Falcon Mall is scheduled for IOWA week, May 18-22. As a reminder, this activity culminates our History unit on Economics where the boys and girls will be studying concepts like goods/services, wants/needs, and division of labor. After studying this material, the classroom will become a "Mall" where the students will apply the economic skills they have learned. They will work in one of four departments (Men's, Women's Accessories, or Toys) to produce different items, earn "Bardes Bucks" for their hard work, and then use their money at the end of the week to purchase the items created.
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Show Off Night
Thursday, April 23rd, 6-7pm
FA l & ll
Students and parents will report to the following classes during the times listed below:
- Report to your child’s reading class- 6:00-6:25
- Report to your child’s math class- 6:30-6:50
- Visit your child’s specials classes to see what they are doing in art, music, P.E, character club and Spanish- 6:50-7:00
*Please try to be prompt so we can follow the schedule above.