Friday, October 5, 2012

Newsletter October 5th

Dear Parents,
       “The One and Only Ivan “is our new read aloud. The students have enjoyed reading about a gorilla that lived and performed in a mall in Atlanta, Georgia. The story is from the gorilla’s perspective and is based on a true story. As part of the Global Read Aloud we will connect and soon Skype with a class from California who are reading the same book.  The students have already connected with some of the students from California, and other states through their Edmodo accounts.
       The students have finished the first unit in social studies. The focus this year is the history of the United States through the Civil War. The first chapter was on the regions of the United States. The students learned of the five major regions of the U.S. and during the reading we focused on vocabulary as well as the concept of compare and contrast.
       A reminder of the following activities;
       October 8- October 11 is School Book Fair
       October 16 is Picture Retake
       Have a wonderful weekend. 
              Connie Johnston


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