October is ANTI - BULLYING Awareness Month
Oysterponds is a BULLY FREE ZONE.
Be a buddy, not a bully!
We’re really into the swing of things in our classroom. During reading and writing, we’re just finishing up our humorous fictions novels. We have learned about character traits, writing summaries, how the setting is important in the novel, and how the character can change throughout the story. In writing we’re now writing country reports. Each child is researching a different country and writing about 3 different main ideas, such as places to go, foods to eat, geography, sports to play, etc.
In social studies we’re still learning about Mesopotamia. We learned how the Sumerians settled in the Fertile Crescent, because the land was fertile due to the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers flooding. We also learned that Sumerians believed in many gods and worshipped them at a temple in the center of town called a Ziggurat. We will be building Ziggurats in class.
In Science we are starting our Peconic Estuary Project. On Friday, October 20th, we will be going down to Narrow River Road to participate in the project. We will be learning more about our waterways and testing how clean they’re. All our welcome to join us on that day from 9 AM to around noon! A bus will drop us off, but then we will be walking back to the school.
On Thursday, October 19th, we will be going down to Narrow River Road to participate in an archeological dig. Various artifacts will be hidden in the sand, by teachers. Students will need to uncover the artifacts and determine how they might of been used. Again, for this trip we will be dropped off by a bus, and then will walk back to the school.
Reminder, Museum of Natural History field trip in New York City is on Wednesday, October 25th.
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