We started our day in Yellowstone National Park today. We were observing geysers. We watched Old Faithful erupt, although because of all the steam and snow, it was not as dramatic as I had hoped. It's still an amazing landform! We were watching Old Faithful on the National Park webcam at https://www.nps.gov/features/yell/webcam/oldFaithfulStreaming.html. All the National Parks have webcams at various locations, just in case you ever need a quick escape to nature! Here's a video from YouTube that shows the eruption a little clearer than what we saw this morning.
We began talking about maps and a special project we will be doing over the next few months. First, we studied this very unusual map. Ask me to tell you what I noticed about this map.
We made postcards today that should be in your child's backpack. They made four postcards that should be sent out to friends and family around the U.S. or anywhere in the world. The postcard asks for them to send us a postcard that shows where they live. We will keep the postcards we receive here in a basket that the children can use to find the state or country they are from on maps we will have in the classroom. This project is always very exciting, and the children are so excited to get mail here at school. In your child's folder is a letter that explains the project. We will keep track of the states we receive postcards from, as well as listing the countries. You can send us or bring back postcards if you are away on a trip to add to our collection as well. If you would like additional postcards to send to family or friends, just let me know. Thank-you for your help with this fun project!
Have a nice evening!