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Happy New Year!

December 30, 2017


January is the first month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars, and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days.

January begins (astrologically) with the sun in the sign of Capricorn and ends in the sign of Aquarius. Astronomically speaking, the sun begins in the constellation of Sagittarius and ends in the constellation of Capricornus.

January is named for Janus (Ianuarius), the god of the doorway; the name has its beginnings in Roman mythology, where the Latin word for door (ianua) comes from – January is the door to the year.

Traditionally, the original Roman calendar consisted of 10 months, totalling 304 days, winter being considered a monthless period. Around 713 BC, the semi-mythical successor of Romulus, King Numa Pompilius, is supposed to have added the months of January and February, allowing the calendar to equal a standard lunar year (355 days). The first day of the month is known as New Year’s Day. Although March was originally the first month in the old Roman Calendar, January assumed that position beginning in 153 BC when the two consuls, for whom the years were named, began to be chosen on January 1. The reason for this shift of the new year into the dead of winter was to allow the new consuls to complete the elections and ceremonies upon becoming consuls, and still reach their respective consular armies by the start of the campaigning.

Various Christian feast dates were used for the New Year in Europe in the Middle Ages, including March 25 and December 25. However, medieval calendars were displayed in the Roman fashion of twelve columns from January to December. Beginning in the 16th century, European countries began officially making January 1 the start of the New Year once again — sometimes called Circumcision Style because this was the date of the Feast of the Circumcision, being the 8th day from December 25.


A Christmas Carol

December 14, 2017

What a great school trip!  Thanks to Miss Dogery, Miss Ida and Mr. Andrew for planning this wonderful trip.  In preparation, all the classes read A Christmas Carol.  Our students will do a character analysis, a sequential order, and a story mapping of the story.  Discussions will include the cause and effect that the spectres had on Scrooge’s outlook on Christmas.

Here are some websites that you can connect with the book and the movie.


Holidays (more…)

Happy Thanksgiving

November 22, 2017



The First Thanksgiving – You Are the Historian – Online Learning Center

Veteran’s Day…

November 3, 2017

It’s important now more than ever to know the meaning of this day and heed it’s meaning.

Veterans Day, 2008

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Emotions Greeting Cards ~ Veteran’s Day Tribute

It’s November…..Countdown

November 3, 2017


Fun Halloween Stuff!~~~~~

October 12, 2017

ClassX03University Halloween


Jack O Lanterns <~~~Read about the history of Jack O Lanterns~jack-o-lantern.gif


History of Halloween



August 12, 2017


Seeee Youuuu Innn Septemberrrr…..


July 14, 2017

Coral Reefs

Coral reefs are found only in shallow, warm water. The water temperature is usually constant year round. The reef is made up of thousands of corals.

When a coral dies, it leaves its skeleton of calcium carbonate behind. Young corals attach themselves to the old skeleton and the cycle starts again. Each new generation is built upon the remains of the previous generation.

Threats to Coral Reefs

Human Contact Touching Reefs, even slightly, can harm them. Boats and dropped anchors can cause severe damage to these fragile ecosystems. Frequent human contact kills the reefs over time.
Runoff Water Silt from eroded soil in runoff water can block sunlight. Without sunlight, photosynthesis does not occur and reefs gradually die.
Sewage Untreated or improperly treated sewage promotes the growth of algae, which harms coral reefs.
Cyanide Fishing Some fishermen stun fish by squirting cyanide, a very toxic poison, into reef areas where fish seek refuge. The poison does not kill, but disorients the fish in the coral where they hide. The fisherman then rip apart the reefs with crowbars to capture the fish. In addition, cyanide kills coral polyps and the symbiotic algae and other small organisms necessary for healthy reefs. Cyanide fishing is common in the South Pacific and Southeast Asia.
Fertilizers & Pollution Fertilizer runoff, pesticides and other chemicals can poison reefs.
Blast Fishing Shock waves from blast fishing can destroy coral reefs.

Go Green

July 6, 2017


Earth Day Every Day

Green Classroom Ideas

Green is In…

July 6, 2017