Wednesday, May 23, 2012

First Social Studies Newsletter

Once a week all of the students meet in their direct instructions for class and have the opportunity to learn something new, discuss with the class, interact with fellow students on group work etc.  They are really a great hour or so to get together.  As a result, I'm hoping to once a week get on and give a little bit of a taste of what we learned.  I might highlight all of the classes or a particular class depending on what the week was like.  I will also try to highlight other Social Studies things that happen along the way as well.  So here comes our first Social Studies newsletter :)

So recently, we had a couple of students complete the puzzle in the back of my room.  There is always been a puzzle in the back for kids to fiddle with when they are done with their school responsibilites.  This last one we did was HARD with all of the similar colors.  Two students: Nathan and Conrad were my big puzzle people.  Nathan took a second and posed for me!

We have started a new one that looks like it might not have so many similar colors.  We'll see who ends up working on it.

This week all of the classes finished watching an NBC Special on the raid done on Osama bin Laden's compound a little over a year ago now.  The kids can't believe that it has been a year already!  It was a very interesting day for the students as they got to know some more of the details of that memorable day.  And they got to see the Situation Room--this special was the first time that TVs were allowed in that part of the White House. Stay tuned for next week.  Happy Memorial Day!

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