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Monday, November 9, 2009

Week of November 9 - 13

Tomorrow school is closed in honor of Veterans Day. Today we did a class on the meaning and history of Veterans Day and we discussed ways of showing our thanks to all the Veterans from the Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force and Marines who sacrifice and serve to preserve our freedoms and help bring peace to the world. We also discussed the sacrifices made by the families of the veterans when they have to carry on at home.

In appreciation of the service and sacrifice, the students are making thank you cards which will be sent to the Veterans' Hospital.  They are also writing a prayer or poem on a "paper brick" to help build our wall of peace.

At 11 am tomorrow, try to remember the original armistice signed on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918.

Additional homework -

Read for 20 minutes each day. Respond in your RRJ for one of the days.  If you would like to reread the pages on Veterans Day that we looked at in school, that could count for one of your readings.

Science - worksheet and study for test!

We were watching a video on YouTube about a ladybug invasion of a mountain community. The ladybug population was estimated at over a million!  I included a link to the You Tube video as well as the Memorial Day videos on the right side of the page.


The Thanksgiving Food Drive has begun.  Our class was assigned canned carrots to bring in but Mrs. Bartone said any canned vegetable is fine if you can't find canned carrots.

Homework - Monday -

Read for 20 minutes and record on log.  I'm noticing a lot of people who aren't keeping their logs up to date.

Math - do sheet (both sides) as a review for tomorrow's test. Show your work on the sheet.
Study rounding and estimating for tomorrow's test.

Science - finish worksheets. Remember - they follow along exactly with the headings in the text.
These sheets plus the ones in your Science folder are the ones you should be studying for Friday's test.

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