Monday, October 24, 2016

States & Capitals Unit Study

Dear Parent/ Guardian,

Our focus for the next six weeks will center on the United States, its specific regions and capitals as well as mapping skills.
During our study of the United States, we will try to become familiar with our country’s geographical features and specific characteristics of each state. Each child will select a state of their choice for specific research to gain more insight into the states around us. Students will be given time throughout the school to complete the research, but they may work on it at home if they chose, or need.
One of the goals during our state study will be for each child to attempt to learn all 50 states, their capitals and be able to locate them on an unmarked map. We will do this as non-threatening as possible by breaking the states into regions and by learning one region at a time. Your child will be given packets of information to complete each region on Monday as part of their weekly homework assignment, due back on Fridays, along with a study guide for them to learn the correct placement and capitals for their quiz on the Friday of each week. (Due to the school calendar, these dates may be subject to change) We will be reviewing these in the classroom.
Hopefully each child will reach this goal and have fun doing it. For some this may be difficult, so I am hoping that for these students that they will end knowing more than what they did prior to starting our study. I do not want this to be a frustrating or threatening to any of the students. I would stress that they should be able to know the Northeastern region since it is the area in which they live.
Thank you for all your extra help, support, and encouragement throughout this six week span. If you have any further questions or concerns please feel free to contact me any time.

~Mrs. Cadoret

Here is the format/dates we will be following! Please Save and refer back to this!
Study Sheets
Quiz/Test Date
Northeast Region
October 24-28
Friday, October 28
Southern Region
October 31- November 3
Thursday, November 3
Midwest Region
November 7-11
Friday, November 11
Plains Region
November 14-18
Friday, November 18
Western Region
November 28 - December 2
Friday, December 2
Final Test on all 50 States
December 5 - 9
Friday, December 9

Have fun!!!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Monday, October 17, 2016

S.S. Chapter 1 Assessment

Our first social studies test on geography is coming up. On Wednesday, October 19 students will be putting their map skills and knowledge to the test. Below is a link to the study guide. 

Social Studies: Chapter 1 Study guide

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Map creativity!

One of the standards is to create a political/physical map. Students have been working this week on constructing a map of the United States. Here's a little sneak peak!