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Room 211 Assignments 2010-2011
Capitol Homework

Homework packet due Wednesday, May 11, 2011.

Reading Calendars

One of the most important things you can do to hep your child become a lifelong learner is provide time for them to read each day.  Third and fourth graders should be reading a minimum of 30 minutes each day.

Kids: On your calendar, jot down how many minutes you read at home each day.  On the back fill in the chart for the books you read.  Return completed calendars at the beginning of the next month.

Universe Expert Project

The universe was formed billions of years ago and is so huge it is almost impossible to imagine just how big it really is. Scientists have uncovered many amazing facts about the universe, but it still holds untold numbers of secrets.

Our universe contains places where human beings can be stretched into spaghetti shapes or boiled or frozen solid. It is a mysterious - and endlessly fascinating - world.

Purpose: Your goal is to become an expert and inform others about a topic related to our study of the moon and our universe. You will read and gather information, then develop a presentation that includes a poster and an oral component.

Homework Component Information (pdf)

Presentations: Thursday, January 6, 2011, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (rescheduled from Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010)

Resources:

Here a three good web sites to start the search for universe articles that are age appropriate. We will do the reading and the note taking in school. You just need to print the articles your child would like to use.

Name the Baby Dolphin Contest

We are going to enter the Minnesota Zoo's Name the Baby Dolphin contest.  Today we read the article in the StarTribune newspaper, and the information that is on the zoo's web site.  We suggested names and need to decide on an entry.  Your job is to select a name that you think best fits the young dolphin.  More...