This week marks the beginning of new curriculum for students. We will be studying the “cradle of civilization,” Mesopotamia. These are the people who gave us the wheel, the 60-second minute, laws and the first written language. Yup, these “firsts” can all be traced back to the Mesopotamians. In case you don’t know where Mesopotamia is, we are talking about modern day Iraq. This will be our area of study for the next three weeks and then we will be on to Egypt. Students are usually very engaged when we learn about these early cultures because the curriculum in new and novel for them. So be sure and talk to your child about the interesting things they are learning.
By the way, I have updated my background template so that parents can access the class assignment calendar from my blog. Enjoy!