Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Explorers from Spain and France

What a fun day in Social Studies! Three groups presented their lessons on either Cartier, Cortes and Coronado. We learned how the Spainish mainly explored Mexico and Central America. They weren't very creative, so they called that area "New Spain." The French explored the Northern part of North America, mainly Eastern Canada. We laughed at Cartier's name for the land that he claimed for France: NewFoundLand! How funny!

In Language Arts today, we watched Owl Moon (a short children's story) and found examples of similes and metaphors. We have talked repeatedly about figurative language. This was just one more example of it!

Tomorrow, students should bring a sack lunch or money for concessions at skating. It will be a blast, but it will be cold.

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