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Hello parents and students!

This year is FLYING by and I am thoroughly enjoying my time with your children.

The following NINE projects and THIRTEEN students will be participating in the State Social Studies Fair in Lake Charles on March 1, 2019.

Group Projects:

  • Gracie Berlin & Lainie Woodard: Niagara Falls
  • Ava Bogan & Mackenzie Yates: The American Red Cross
  • James Kerr & Owen Rainey: Escapes from Alcatraz
  • Brayden & Pressley Lockey: The History of Fast Food

Individual Projects:

  • Carter Gabucci: Ellis Island: Island of Hope
  • Annabeth Leal: How Historically Accurate is Hamilton the Musical?
  • Varsha Manikandan: Rainwater Harvesting Systems
  • Miah Pettigrew: Damage to Difference: The Business of Recycling
  • Sahil Thorat: Caves: Mysterious Wonders of Nature

Way to go kids!  I am SO proud of you all!

On Monday, February 4, 2019, we will begin participating in the KTAL Channel Six News Weather Forecasting Contest.  This is a super fun and engaging way for students to learn about the science of meteorology.

We continue to work through our curriculum and have incorporated some test taking practice that includes various strategies.  I feel very confident in these students.  They are going to do an awesome job!

What we’re learning:

Science: Unit Four is entitled: Humans Use Natural Resources.  We will learn about the difference between renewable and nonrenewable resources as well as different methods used for producing electricity.

Social Studies: We are currently working on a document based question set entitled “How did the Constitution Guard Against Tyranny?”  This seems like a challenging subject, but these kids are really tackling the subject matter!  When we conclude our study of the government, we will learn about U.S. Citizenship including how a person can become a U.S. Citizen and what the rights and responsibilities of citizenship include.

Under the “Lesson Videos and Links” section of this website, you will find images, videos, etc. that will aid us in our lessons at school. Feel free to explore these resources outside of school as well.

Under “Mrs. M.’s Favorite Websites,” there are many links to helpful websites.  Sheppard Software is particularly helpful with U.S. Geography, but also has other topics.

Reminders:

I will use the Remind app often to communicate about school events, assignments, and more.

Please join my Remind for Science and Social Studies by texting @fem4thsci to 81010

To join my Remind for Homeroom, text @meerpohl to 81010

Please feel free to contact me at any time!

Thank you for sharing your children with me,

Terri Meerpohl

mrs.meerpohl@gmail.com