Archive for February, 2011

k-2nd grades

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We began learning about Cuba last week. Today, we will continue to discuss and Cuba as well as compare it to the United States. Students will do activities related to Cuba this entire week.

http://faculty.sunydutchess.edu/ghedini/powerpoint/CUBA.ppt#256,1,CUBA

3rd Grade Pollution Research Project

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Ms. Zivko started helping our 3rd graders with the pollution research project today.  Remember that the project is due right after ISAT testing is over.

Gracias,

Señor Walter

p.s.

This website might be helpful: http://corrosion-doctors.org/AtmCorros/mapCA.htm

3rd Grade Research Project

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After receiving several e-mails, I will allow your child to complete the project once ISAT testing is complete. The project will be due right after ISAT testing. I will send a note home with your child tomorrow.

Kind regards,

Senor Walter

3rd grade Research websites

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http://rainforests.mongabay.com/carbon-emissions/

http://www.allbusiness.com/government/environmental-regulations/345956-1.html

http://lasa.international.pitt.edu/LASA98/Jenkins.pdf

http://www.siemens.com/press/pool/de/events/corporate/2010-11-lam/Study-Latin-American-Green-City-Index.pdf

El Mes de los Afroamericanos (Black History Month)

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k-2 will begin to discuss Latin African-American people during the month of February.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celia_Cruz

k-2nd grades

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Students will begin to explore Puerto Rico. I will begin posting assignments and projects soon about Puerto Rico. Did you know that Puerto Rico has a rainforest?

What is a rain forest? In the case of El Yunque in Puerto Rico it is all about being the first mountain to face the wind and catch all the rain.

The El Yunque Rain Forest is a cool, mountainous, sub tropical rainforest.

The Eastern side of the Luquillo Mountains, which has the El Yunque rainforest at the top elevations, gets most of the rain.

. . “The true sub tropical ‘Rain forest’ occupies very little area in Puerto Rico, only a single, crescent shaped, band on the windward side of the El Yunque mountains. It lies wholly within the El Yunque National Forest Reserve. This life zone is characterized by an annual total of 3,400 mm of rain. Its’ main features are the Sierra Palms and a superabundance of epiphytes.”. . . quoted from the ‘Forest Legacy’ proposal written by the Department of Natural Resources of the Government of Puerto Rico.

Above: photo of Bromiliads and Sierra Palms on the path up to the peaks, by Professor John Niss.
Bromeliads are members of a plant family known as Bromeliaceae . The family contains over 3000 described species in approximately 56 genera. The most well known bromeliad is the pineapple. The family contains a wide range of plants including some very un-pineapple like members.

3rd Grade Project

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3rd Grade Assignment

Students will research a Spanish-speaking countries city’s pollution and compare it to that of Chicago’s pollution. This project is due on 2/14/2011. The title of this project is La Polución Afecta Nuestro Medioambiente. They will illustrate the comparisons in the form of a graph. For example, it could be in the form of a pictograph, bar graph, and/or pie chart. Furthermore, compare and contrast, i.e. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic’s pollution to Chicago’s pollution. If you have questions, please e-mail me at wlwalter@cps.edu. Students must use submit their graphs in Spanish.

Gracias,

Señor Walter

The words are listed below:

la polución, el transporte y la industria