Miss Quon's News Letter
2. The students will be recreating the Boston Tea Party on stage sometime in April. They have been working hard to create a script and costumes. If you would like to attend, please check my classroom calender.
3. Sign ups for parent-teacher conferences have been posted! Sign up for a time for whenever suits you. Can't wait to talk with you all :)
- The giraffe is the tallest mammal in the world, with even new-born babies being taller than most humans.
- Baby Giraffes can stand within half an hour and after only 10 hours can actually run alongside their family.
- Giraffes spend most of their lives standing up; they even sleep and give birth standing up.
- Elephants are highly social and live in family groups which are matriarchal. The female matriarch is the leader and the herd follow her everywhere.
- The elephant brain is the largest of all land mammals, with a mass of over 5 kg. It is similar in structure to the human brain. Like humans elephants must learn important behaviors as they grow up.
- Lions roar to communicate their position to other prides. A lion’s roar is the loudest of any big cat and can be heard up to 8 km away.
- Lions have terrific night vision. They are 6 times more sensitive to light than humans. This gives them a distinct advantage over some prey species when hunting at night.
Here's what we're learning
Science: animal species, ecosystems, and the food chain
Spelling: List #3 (video below for extra help)
Reading: currently reading The Miraculous Journey Of Edward Tulane by: Kate DiCamillo
Social Studies: Learning to identify countries, major rivers, and mountain ranges in North America.