Friday Feature (2/5)

It’s hard to believe that we are already beginning the month of February – the school year always moves so quickly! We began our month with a Green Challenge assembly on reducing our use of electricity both at school and at home. We are turning the classroom lights on less frequently and relying more on the natural light that comes through the windows.This important topic can also be discussed at home. We’d love to hear your ideas for creative ways your family reduces electricity use. 
Our final copies of the Charley Harper poems are due next Tuesday, and everyone is working hard to complete the accompanying artwork. Our students are excited to showcase their final works for their families to see. We are offering a “walk through gallery” from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 11th. In social studies, we are discovering the importance of the Nile River through a three dimensional project highlighting geographical, economic, and cultural features of this Egyptian river. In Word Study we are enjoying our read aloud novel, The Last Wild, by Piers Tornay. Written by a British author, we have learned new vocabulary as we follow the journey of a boy courageously trying to save the animals after many species have been affected by a deadly virus. A very interesting read! 
Hoping that the groundhog was right, we anxiously await an early spring!