Tuesday, September 13, 2011

First Big Test

Wow! I can't believe how quickly the year is already going...we are ready for our first unit test in Social Studies - Geography. The students did really well on their pre-test, showing me that they already had the basics down, and we just needed to learn a few more concepts to add to our knowledge. We've focused on Elements of a Map, different Kinds of Maps, and where the 3 Climate Zones can be found. Our test will be this Friday, Sept. 16. We will spend Thursday reviewing, but students should study a few minutes every night this week for their study to be effective!

Also due on Friday is our Island Map. We will work on this especially today (Tuesday) in class, to be sure our rough drafts are completed and ready for a final copy. This will also help us to review our information for the test, since it requires knowledge of the oceans, latitude and longitude, elements of a map, and even climate zones!

Book orders where submitted Friday night, so I expect them to arrive the end of this week/beginning of next week. I will distribute books here at school to those who ordered through our classroom. Thank you for helping our class library...every time a parent orders online, I can get another free book to add to our collection! I appreciate the support :)

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