In Social Studies this morning, our lesson taught us about how our location can influence the way we live. We talked about different industries (lumber, farming, etc.) and about how tourism plays a part in our economy. Be sure to ask your scholar if they remember some of the most important livestock and crops that are raised and grown here in North Carolina! *DID YOU KNOW that one out of five Christmas trees in the U.S. come from North Carolina? Farmers in the Mountain region grow Fraser fir trees to be sold during the Christmas season.
In Reading, we cracked open our very first Scholastic Weekly Reader!! Today's cover story was titled, "Who Will Win?" and it gave us some information about the two major party candidates. Be sure to ask your student what they learned about the presidential candidates today! Students have the opportunity to participate in a kids' only election through Scholastic. Paper ballots were sent home today. This activity is optional. If you would like for your student to participate, please allow them to complete the ballot on paper or online. If they fill out the paper ballot, then you will need to mail it to the address listed on the ballot.
In Math, scholars worked on rounding and watched a few videos on rounding to help them practice the skill. Be sure to ask them what they did in class today! If your student seems to be struggling with the math content, be sure to let his/her teacher know so that we can help.
Students received their spelling words today. There are 16 words this week. Scholars may choose to complete the Monday OR the Tuesday spelling words homework activity. They are not required to do both.