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October 14, 2012

October 14th

In social studies we are learning about cultures around the world.  Last week Mrs. Hatch taught us about the culture in Mexico.  We made traditional tissue-paper flower decorations and filled in the shape of Mexico.
We learned that many holidays, foods, and activities we enjoy in the United States actually came from another country originally.  These traditions were brought to this country by immigrants.
We spent two weeks studying poetry.  We learned that poets use tools like line breaks, alliteration, personification, and rhythm.

We illustrated a poem we read about trees.  This is a watercolor background.

The second step was to add the silhouette of a tree.  These are some of the finished products.

In math we have found many ways to show that 10 groups of 10 equal 100.  We use this fact to help us solve problems.  We have been practicing mentally adding and subtracting 10 and 100 from a number.