Eric's Weekly Update 2-14-14

posted Feb 14, 2014, 11:07 AM by Cynthia Friedman
Friday, 2/14                      Student Craft Fair Sign-Up Deadline
Friday, 2/14                      Re-Enrollment Forms Sent Home
Friday, 2/14                      Progress Reports Sent Home
Friday, 2/14                      OBOB Meeting 1:20-2:30pm
Saturday, 2/15                  Teen Summer Job Workshop 10am-12pm in the library
Monday, 2/17                    NO SCHOOL – President’s Day
Tuesday, 2/18                   Site Council 6:00-7:30pm
Thursday, 2/20                  Capital Campaign Meeting 6:30-7:45pm
Friday, 2/21                      Re-Enrollment Forms Due
Friday, 2/21                      Pasta Dinner

This week                       
Happy Valentine’s Day! We had so many fun things planned for this week but sometimes things don’t go as planned.  What we did accomplish was good, however.  We learned about Persia, and the incredible innovations they made long before such things were done in other areas of the world.  For example, did you know that the kings of Persia loved gardening so much that to be called a gardener was the highest compliment?  Naturally, their gardens were a bit more over-the-top than what might be found in the average backyard.  They made aqueducts generations before the Romans, too. The list goes on and on. We were fascinated by a culture that was cutting-edge for it’s time. We have done a lot of writing surrounding our studies on Persia so ask your critter what they can remember.  We also took some time to finish our lanterns as part of the Lantern Festival (to close the Chinese New Year celebration).  At the time of this writing I am hoping we studied the ice ages of ancient earth, along with the Neanderthal.  The ink blowing will be put off until next week.

Next week
After learning about Cyrus the Great and Persia, we will turn our attention to Alexander the Great.  Another well-liked leader, Alexander was good to his followers and those that were ‘conquered.’  Just these qualities alone made these men remarkable for the period.  We will also continue our studies about the ice ages, fit in some ink blowing, and trace some human origins based on the scientific model.
Eric and Emily