This week we studied the principles of inertia, and the laws that govern objects whether in motion or at rest. We also studied life in the Sahara and the journey of a 9-year old Tuareg boy who traveled across the desert in a caravan of camels to buy and trade salt and dates. Amazing! Don’t forget to pick up a nice tree from U-Cut Trees on Saturday or at the school Sunday if you need one for the winter holidays. Please add 30 minutes of reading time per school day if you are tracking minutes for the read-a-thon. Students begin each day (except Friday) with a 30-minute silent reading period. You can add this time to the daily reading log your are hopefully keeping already. Not sure what I’m talking about? Give me a call.
Next week and beyond…
Next week…well, who really knows what will happen? We will be having African presentations on Wednesday and Thursday (see schedule below), but beyond that the students pre-vacation behavior will determine what we will be doing. Sometimes there is just no getting around that part of it.
Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and the first day of winter occur while school is out. I will try to discuss these celebrations as time and the students’ interest allow.
Eric and Adriene
North/East Africa Presentation Schedule
Students will present their information and then take a few questions and receive positive comments. Presentations should be 5-7 minutes for 2nd-3rd years, and 1-4 minutes for 1st years excluding questions and comments. The goal here is for students to practice standing in front of their peers. They will not be grilled for more information or critiqued on the style of their presentation. I am hoping this will be a positive and confidence building endeavor. Please email me if you have questions.