Local News Update

Dear Second Grade Parents,

Thank you to all of the adults who accompanied us on our field trip to the National Museum of the American Indian. It was fun to look at different artifacts from the Native culture groups we've studied and participate in activities in the imagiNATIONS Activity Center. We were also thrilled to have Jerome Grant, executive chef of the Mitsitam Café, answer our questions about the Native foods we sampled. Chef Grant treated us to some delicious treats: fry bread with cinnamon and sugar, churros, and Mexican hot chocolate!

Since we are studying the culture of Plains people, Mrs. Mandaiker talked to us about her recent visit to Wounded Knee School at Pine Ridge Reservation. We saw video footage of children and adults dancing in a powwow. Mrs. Mandaiker also taught us some words in the Lakota language.

In math we are learning about perimeter, area, and capacity. As always, please continue to practice basic addition and subtraction facts at home.

Have a great weekend,

Emilia and Rachel