The monarch butterfly is an ancient tropical species, millions of years old. Thought to have originated in the Mexican and Central American mountains and valleys, it eventually invaded warming northern regions driven by its search for its precious food source, the milkweed plant. Milkweed thrives in disturbed soil, and its northward spread followed the development of civilizations in North America as Europeans arrived and cut down forests and cleared the land. Additionally, as the planet warmed, milkweed spread all over the U.S. and
up into Canada, and monarchmigratory paths closely followed milkweed sources.

Virtual snow days provide opportunities for something exciting, challenging, and new to try! We have to recognize that we are in a completely different learning landscape, and that learning today isn't confined to a textbook or a teacher. We all have to be learning all the time. Why should a snow day stop the progress of learning?

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The course contains a review of geography and how to read maps correctly. The focus is on ancient civilizations, their cultures, and their histories. The students first learn about the very first civilizations such as the Sumerians and the Babylonians. Next the students learn about ancient Egypt, including the old, middle, and new kingdoms. They will then learn about ancient Israelites, including the lost tribes of Israel. The students then learn about ancient Greece and its impact on architecture, athletics, and medicine. Finally, the students will learn about ancient Rome. They will learn about the daily life of Romans, the culture of the time, and the fall of Rome.

It's fun to learn.  

Let's practice some reading and writing.   

Reading is a skill for life.  

Welcome to Ms. Cooper's Classroom at Community Elementary!