Shortly after Sequoyah invented the Cherokee writing system, the Cherokee were forced to leave their land and move west. In the 1830s gold was discovered on Cherokee land in Georgia. The Cherokee were forced by the white men to leave their land and move farther west. Many Cherokee died on the journey, which is called the Trail of Tears. In class we discussed how the Trail of Tears and other forced movements of Native Americans are some of the saddest events in the history of the United States, but that is why we need to remember them. It’s important to remember the sadder parts of history to prevent them from happening again.
We have completed our geometry unit in math and started working on place value using two and three digit numbers. Students were introduced to the Sticker Station, a store that sells stickers in singles, strips of ten and sheets of 100 stickers. You will hear more about the Sticker Station in the coming weeks. Also, We finished our Art Smart project on the California Quail. Remember, we are collecting canned and dry goods for needy families. Please send them in with your child by Friday, December 7.