Room 12 - John Lyman School - February 19, 2016
Math Homework Starts Next Week
Reading homework will continue to be due on Fridays. I apologize for the mix-up with last week's homework log - they were in a folder I had prepared prior to my absence and with the weather cancellations, I didn't find them until it was too late.
Beginning Our Study of Brazil
As we shared a book about Brazil based on the alphabet yesterday, students recognized facts that we learned during the performance. We also talked about different themes in the book, such as geography, water, arts, and plants/food. Students began to share some questions and topics they would like to learn more about as we continue our study of Brazil. We are looking forward to learning more about the rain forest plants and animals and viewing some photographs taken by my uncle when he traveled there. Please let me know if you have any experiences or connections to help us in our study of Brazil.
We have also started a new chapter book called The Penguin Lessons. This book is actually a memoir I read while recuperating from my surgery, which I hoped would be a good match for our class. (This book is not really a children's book, so there are a couple parts I will not be reading aloud.) The author focuses on his adventures after rescuing a penguin in South America, set primarily in neighboring Argentina. The class was very engaged as we began the first chapter called "I Pick Up A Penguin!"