Division 2 completed an assignment on Deep Sea Exploration. Most students created wonderful books, but a few created media projects:
The Abyssal Zone (a Powerpoint Presentation by Shalynn)
This week we will be reading stories about Autumn or Fall, since Autumn began on Saturday, September 22nd.
Kindergarteners will be reading, Mouse’s First Fall by Lauren Thompson. Mouse and his friend Minka play in the leaves.
Grade 1’s will be reading Leaf Trouble by Jonathan Emmett, where Pip Squirrel tries to stop the trees from losing their leaves!
Grade 2 and up will be reading Jane Yolen’s, The Scarecrow’s Dance. A scarecrow frees himself from his post and dances around the farm, under a yellow moon.
HAPPY EARTH DAY!
This week we will be talking about how to take care of the Earth. Author Todd Parr has an excellent message: “Every one of us can help protect the Earth and make it feel good. Remember: if we take care of it, it will take care of us.” The Kindergarteners and Grade 1’s will be reading Todd Parr’s, The Earth Book.
All other classes will be reading The Busy Beaver by Nicholas Oldland. The beaver is not very environmental, and he chews down many trees; will he learn to mend his ways when a tree falls on him?
With Earth Day coming up (April 22), this week we will read a story about recycling. Classes will be reading Michael Recycle Meets Litterbug Doug by Ellie Bethel. Litterbug Doug lives on the edge of town in his self-made garbage dump that is host to old TVs, tires, bottles and cans. Michael Recycle arrives on the scene and teaches Doug a thing or two about recycling. The grade 7s will then take 5 lessons from the text and create Earth Day bumper stickers.