Friday, March 22, 2013

Have a wonderful Spring Break everyone!

Newsletter: 3-22-13

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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Our Planet Earth
This is a link to a video on YouTube entitled Blue Beauty Slideshow. Our students have been learning about the sun, the moon, and the earth.  
Key points: 
  1. The sun is a star.
  2. The sun is the center of our solar system.
  3. All of our planets revolve around the sun.
  4. Earth is a planet that is 1/4 land and 3/4 water.  It has living things on it.
  5. Earth has one moon.  The moon orbits earth.
  6. The moon has phases: New moon, crescent, gibbous, full.  The actual phases are as follows: New moon, waxing crescent, waxing gibbous, full moon, waning gibbous, waning crescent, new moon.
  7. We can see the sun only during the day.
  8. We can see the moon at night and sometimes during the day (very faintly).
  9. We can see rainbows during the day.
  10. Objects seem much smaller from far away.
  11. Gravity is what makes all things on earth that go up come back down.
Please discuss these points with your child.  We will have our science test on Monday!

Phases of the moon made with cookies  

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