Today we learned about the recent E. Coli outbreak in Romaine lettuce. E. Coli is a bacteria found in raw meat, however, it can also be spread to vegetables and other crops through irrigation water. You may have seen the warnings in the grocery store. The outbreak caused a gastrointestinal foodborne illnesses that takes between two and eight days to show symptoms after eating the affected food. The first case of the Romaine outbreak was reported on September 24th and the last one was luckily reported on November 18th. We sure are glad that's over!
Math workshop is one of our favorite times of the day. We love the chance to work with our friends through difficult problems and share our thinking. Our current unit is all about fractions we're learning new information at a rapid rate. It's amazing.
Last week, we did some real world math. We were challenged to find the perimeter and area of Colorado. It's trickier than it sounds. We had to use the scale on the map, a ruler, some addition, and big multiplication to figure it out. Check out some of our strategies below!
We loved sharing our knowledge of Colorado with you. Check out all of our Colorado Regions projects below! We look forward to learning more about mining towns across Colorado soon!
Check out this great site for more news for kids: DOGO News - Kids News and Current Events
Today was fascinating! We had a special guest from the Ute Indian Museum of Montrose teach us all about how the Ute's (and other Native American tribes) used every last part of the buffalo in their daily lives. Did you know the brains were used to help soften hides to make blankets and clothing? Did you know the hooves were boiled to make glue?
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