We had a wonderful Valentine's Day Celebration.  Thank you to Ms. Scherman, Ms. White and Ms. Ford for planning the celebration.  Thank you also to Ms. Hicks and Ms. Price Nakagawa for helping out.  
Your child has a special Valentine's Day Message for you on their blog.    Please go to student blogs, find your child's blog  and put in the password. Your child will be thrilled if you comment on their message.   Enjoy! 
Our unit is well underway and we are busy exploring our world.  Students are reading about Lewis and Clark and other explorers.  Taking on the role of explorers we are also learning about map features, making our own maps and recording our new discoveries in our exploration journals.  
We were thrilled to explore our world through a Skype session with another IB school in South Carolina.  First we explored maps and brainstormed clues about Hawaii.  Each class gave 4 clues about where their school is located and then we researched with maps, globes, and the internet.  We held another Skype session and confirmed our inference that the Mystery School was in Hilton Head, South Carolina; an island with alligators, deer, squirrels and mossy oak trees.  We discovered that we had a lot in common with our new Skype friends.  We both live on islands, have marble jar celebrations, conduct research with maps and more... 
 I have lined up more Mystery Skype sessions with other schools around the world.   We will have a postcard exchange with each Mystery School.  Please have your child bring in 4 postcards from Hawaii.   
The Windward Aerospace Lab was full of opportunities for exploration.  Thank you to Ms. White, Mr. Ferandin and Zach's grandparents for chaperoning our expedition!  
This week we conducted our own mini exploration with our fifth grade buddies.  Acting as explorers we observed the environment and  found caterpillars, centipedes, graffiti, and more...   
Upcoming Events
March 1st - 7:45-8:30
Books and Bagels
  All are invited to join us in the classroom to celebrate Dr. Seuss Day .  Bring your favorite Dr. Seuss Book! 
March 11th-
Student Led Conferences- Sign up will be available on our class website soon
March 15th 
Family Fun Night

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