Monday, October 15, 2012

A Great Program!!

We had a wonderful program this morning that was all about the history of music in the United States.  It began with the Native American and how they would sing their children to sleep, went through the sailors that first came here, we saw how the slaves used music in their daily lives to convey messages, sung through how the settlers worked together to build our country, they sang about the wars, entertainment, and America's favorite pastime, baseball.  It was a great show and gave us a brief history lesson.

Morning Journal:  What can you do to help protect an animal in their natural habitat?

Writing Workshop:  We answered the following question: What are some of the reasons that Native Americans moved in South Carolina and how are these similar and different to the reasons that we move today? Give three examples.

Reading Workshop:  The program took up most of this time, but I did get the chance to introduce all of the activities that they have to complete this week.  Please remember that in order for your child to show me their learning they must complete: respond to reading, letter to me, skills and strategies, Time for Kids, and Word Study.

Math Workshop:  We reviewed over adding numbers with three or more digits, with and without regrouping.  We will continue to review this over the next couple of days.

SS:  We discussed the reasons that the slaves created the Gullah language.  We also talked about why Charleston is such an important city to the rest of the United States. 

Science:  We are trying to find out the different types of water features in the world.  The students are looking up the definitions in many resources to the following water features: lakes, ponds, streams, oceans, icebergs.

**Picture day is tomorrow!!!  This picture will go in our yearbook and we will also take our class picture.  Please make sure your child is looking their best.

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