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Welch 2nd / 3rd grade crew

Welch Crew Newsletter: 02/01/2015

Expedition Express

Fire and Ice

Over the next week or two we will be wrapping up our Fire and Ice Expedition on Truckee history.  The crew now has a good understanding of Truckee’s foundational industries and how Truckee came to be.  Students have been working hard to publish a newspaper from the late 1800s, showcasing their newfound knowledge. They will soon be bringing home a copy to share with their families.


Following Ski-Skate Week, both 2/3 crews will launch a new and exciting science expedition that will carry us through the rest of the year.  The Anato-ME expedition takes a close look at the human body and the 6 main systems:  circulatory, respiratory, muscular, skeletal, nervous and digestive. Students will investigate how these systems interact with each other and the importance of maintaining a healthy body for a healthy lifestyle. Continue reading Welch Crew Newsletter: 02/01/2015

Welch Crew News: 12/01/14

Expedition Express

Fire and Ice:  Students have continued to learn more about the fascinating history of Truckee and our early beginnings in industry and economics.  Our crew has completed a timeline of events in Truckee’s history, dating back to 1844.  After completion of the timeline, students worked collaboratively to help create 3 original Reader’s Theater scripts based on the informational texts we read in class.  Each script contains factual information on Ice Harvesting, Lumber Mills, and Fire in Truckee during the late 1800’s.

Each Reader’s Theater script will be presented during our Celebration of Learning on December 18th.  One group will perform at 6:15, the other at 6:45 pm.  Your child’s performance time will be sent home in the next few weeks.

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Celebration of Learning:   Mark your calendars for our Fall 2014 Celebration of Learning on Thursday, December 18 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm at SELS.  Plan to attend the Reader’s Theater performances in our classroom at either 6:15 or 6:45, then feel free to roam the school and learn about the other Expeditions happening in all the crews.  It truly is a Celebration of all our Learning. Continue reading Welch Crew News: 12/01/14