Eric's Weekly Update 2-24-12

posted Feb 24, 2012, 10:08 AM by Cynthia Friedman
This week
We had a really neat assembly last Friday provided by a woman from Alaska who trains huskies for back-country sled dog tours and even has some huskies that have been in the Iditarod. We enjoyed the howling young husky that was clearly wanting to play and had to take frequent breaks to walk outside. Sounds like some kids I know….

We learned about magnetism, and how all magnets have two poles, and that even the earth is a giant magnet with two poles. We have also done a lot of writing using a simple process and we have seen the amount and quality of writing increase. The students have noticed too! Ask them about itJ

Coming up
Starting in March we begin our studies of the great continent-nation of Australia.

Can you believe it’s almost March already? Anyway, we have only one country to research instead of dozens so we will be doing things a bit differently this time around. We will have the luxury of spending some time on the land and water features of Australia, as well as the explorers and history of those seeking to traverse the barren interior. This is very interesting stuff and hopefully the students will be telling you all about it.

Eric and Adriene