It is hard to believe that a month of school has already gone by, time truly flies when you are having fun learning! We have grown so much in our knowledge and love of our weekly heroes. Recently we have learned about the lives of Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan, St. Stephen, and now Jackie Robinson. From the lives of these amazing people¬†we are learning what it means to be a true hero. We discovered that even the smallest of voices can have the biggest impact on the world and make change for the better for everyone. In Social Studies we have recently finished our discussion on Ellis Island. As we explored this island, we focused on six main countries that people immigrated from during that time period: Germany, Sweden, Italy, China, Russia, and Ireland. Many immigrated here for to escape from religious persecution, famine, drought, and corruption. The students were very surprised and sad to hear what these amazing and brave people had to do in order to make a better life for themselves. Each student was asked to imagine only bringing with them what they could fit into a single¬†suitcase, this was an eye opener. Their struggles and bravery to start their life anew was a true inspiration for us. In writing we are continuing our understanding of story genres by exploring the genre of fiction. As we look over the elements of fiction, we are brainstorming ideas to create our own stories. In religion we are moving on from the story of Creation, and are now exploring the story of Noah. In Science we are learning about invertebrates vs. vertebrates. As we focus on invertebrates (animals without backbones) we are exploring one of the most fascinating invertebrates jellyfish! (In my personal opinion) We can’t wait to share more with you as the year progresses.