Eager Explorers

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                Week 39:  We will switch back to social studies this week as we learn about Ancient Egypt, a topic that I know the students have been looking forward to all year.

                Week 38:  We will continue our break from social studies while we learn about the classification of plants and animals in our science unit.

              Week 37:  We will take a short break from social studies while we learn about the classification of plants and animals in our science unit.

               Week 36:  This week we will finish learning about local, state, and national government and then switch back to science as we learn about animals.

               Week 35:  This week we will learn about local, state, and national government.  We will dig in to the purposes and leaders of each type of government.

           Week 34:  This week we will learn about the rights & responsibilities of a citizen and how to be an active citizen. Next week we will learn about local, state, and national government.

             Week 33:  This week we will return to social studies and science will be on a short break.  We will learn about being an active citizen.  Our lessons will include the rights and responsibilities of citizens and how citizens make a difference. 

Week 32:  This week we will use our Scholastic News magazines to teach us about current events (sometimes they focus on science and sometimes social studies topics).  The articles also provide excellent examples of grade level nonfiction text and text features. 

Week 31:  This week we will utilize our Scholastic News magazines to read great articles on both science and social studies related topics.  I just love when the subjects work together!

Week 30:  We will continue to take a short break from social studies while we learn about science in our energy unit.

Week 29:  We will continue to take a short break from social studies while we learn about science in our energy unit.

Week 28:  We will continue to take a short break from social studies while we learn about science in our energy unit.

Week 27:  We will now take a short break from social studies while we learn about science in our energy unit.

Week 26:  The students will continue sharing their Black History projects this week and then we will be almost ready to return to science!

Week 25:  Black History projects are due THIS Friday, (2-22-13).  The kids will present their projects in front of the class.  I am excited to hear all that the students have learned about the person that they have chosen!

Week 24:  We will continue learning how to read and create our own timelines during social studies this week.  The students will also begin learning about famous African Americans in history.  I hope that your child has already selected his/her person for his/her Black History project.  Be sure to follow the directions carefully!

            Week 23:  We will continue our time in Social Studies this week as we learn about communities in history.  The students will also choose a famous African American in history for their Black History Month projects.  Project information is coming home this Wednesday. 

        Week 22:  After a long awaited break Social Studies has finally returned and just in time for Black History month.  We will be splitting our time between learning about famous African Americans in history as well as other past events in our history.  It is sure to be a unit filled with LOTS of information!!!

Week 21:  Next week Social Studies returns!!!

Week 20:  In two weeks we will finally be ready to return to social studies after a long awaited break.

Week 19:  We are still not quite ready to return to social studies, but we will be ready soon.

Week 18:  We are not quite ready to return to social studies, but we will be ready soon

Week 17:  We are still on a short break from Social Studies and should be ready to pick it back up again after the holiday break.

Week 16:  We are on a short break until after the holiday break.

Week 15:  This week we will wrap up our Old & New Communities with an assessment on the Navajo and Cherokee people and then we will take a short break until after the holiday break.

Week 14:  This week we will continue to learn more about the culture of the Navajo and Cherokee people.  Our focus will be on comparing and contrasting their lives to ours.   

Week 13:  This week we will learn about the Cherokee Indians.  We have a lot to learn about their culture, traditions and the Trail of Tears.

Week 12:  We will start a new chapter this week.  We are going to be learning about the Navajo and Cherokee Indians.  We will learn about the Navajo first and then next week learn about the Cherokee. 

Week 11:  We have at least another week before Social Studies returns.

Week 10:  We are still on a short break from Social Studies.  We will return after we wrap up our space unit in science. 

Week 9:  Last week the students had a chance to write their own recycling/environment conservation skits.  They are so cute!  Now we are heading back to science for a few weeks. 

          Week 8:  This week we will wrap up the last piece of our land and resources chapter.  The focus will be on natural, renewable, and nonrenewable resources.   

         Week 7:  This week we will learn about the different regions in our country and two very important historians that worked to protect our county.  

        Week 6:  This week we will learn about landforms, geography, and review our map reading skills.  There is a lot to learn in our new chapter!

        Week 5:  We are still on our short break from social studies so that we continue our first science unit, which is all about being a scientist.

        Week 4:  We are still on our short break from social studies so that we continue our first science unit, which is all about being a scientist.

        Week 3:  We are taking a short break from social studies so that we can begin our first science unit.

     Week 2:  We are starting off social studies by learning about communities.  One of our main focuses this week will be on learning about the similarities and differences between urban, rural, and suburban communities.

       Week 1:  This week your child will be learning the rituals and routines of his/her new classroom.  More great learning coming soon!