The Tropical Rainforest
Tropical rainforest are found in many areas of the world. They run along the equator between the tropics of cancer and Capricorn. They are found in Africa, central America, South America, Asia, Australia and pacific islands.
This week our students will be learning about one of the greatest tropical rainforests in the world, the Amazon Rainforest. They will focus on the following vocabulary:
A New Species Project: Due Friday March 29, 2018
Task: Students apply what they have learned about animal characteristics and to create a new creature and introduce it to the class. You must the following facts to write a paragraph about your New Species using complete sentences. You will also create a colorful drawing or illustration about your creature.
Videos About the Rainforest:
How do we affect our environment?
This week our students will be learning about endangered animals and how we can affect our environment.
They will read articles and conduct a research project about an endangered animal of their choice. Students will use the computer lab and gather information from specific teacher assigned websites to complete their project.
Early Release: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - Students will be released as follow:
11:30 a.m. - High School
12:30 p.m. - Elementary School
1:30 p.m. - Middle School
If you have any questions, please contact your local school for more information.
Local School Professional Learning Day
Lessons from The Lorax
.This week we continue to work with The Lorax. Students will be identifying poetic devices and sensory images from the story.
They will also work on a collaborative project using parts of the poem to summarize and illustrate the story showcasing the elements of fiction in the story.
Vocabulary: Plot, Setting, Characters Conflict, Rising Action, Falling Action , Resolution
Students will take a test on Fridayday , which includes vocabulary, comprehension and identification of sensory images from The Lorax.
Wednesday is Early Release Day: Students will be dismissed 2 hours early.
This week, our students will be watching "The Lorax." Dr. Seuss' creative way of writing inspired this wonderful classic, which many readers enjoy through the years. Students will also read portions of the poem version to focus on vocabulary, reading comprehension and character traits.
They will describe the setting and how it changes as the plot progresses in the story. They will describe the main characters and their traits and learn to explain how the characters influence the development of the story.
Students will identify and provide examples of sensory images from the story. Next Monday, students will go to the computer lab to complete some assignments about The Lorax.