Chicos y chicas!
I will be uploading links with information, articles and games related to the countries of study for each grade level this year. The links will also be related to the additional contents we will discuss in class. You will find the information under the tab VIRTUAL TRAVEL. There will be also information about Chile just for fun.
For 3rd grade : Guatemala \ The Mayan Empire\ Archeological Discoveries.
For 4th grade: Costa Rica\ Rainforest\ Rainforest Conservation\ Nicaragua\ Poverty and Volunteering.
Earthquake in Chile
On On February 27, an 8.8 magnitude earthquake struck my country Chile. The quake damaged roads, buildings, telecommunication services, and cut power. "At least ten aftershocks hit the region in the hours after the initial quake – felt 2,000 miles away in Sao Paulo, Brazil – and waves that swelled more than six feet above their normal height battered the country's long coastline, according to the U.S. Geological Survey,"
Th earthquake devastated central parts of the country, killing more than 700 people.
I really want to take this opportunity to thank all the calls and emails from parents that I have received! The students came asking questions , expressing concern and showing emphaty towards chilean people as soon as they came to classes this Monday.
We will be talking about the different ways to offer help during classes.
Once again THAN YOU!
Chile earthquake relief: Want to help?
Just send a text. Anyone wishing to donate to Chile earthquake relief efforts can now do so just by pressing a few buttons on their cellphone. After the Haiti earthquake in January, text donations totaled more than $40 million.
The following organizations are accepting SMS donations in the US only:
- SMS text “CHILE” to 25383 to donate $10 to Habitat for Humanity
- SMS text “CHILE” to 20222 to donate $10 to World Vision
- SMS text “REBUILD” to 50555 to donate $10 to Operation USA
- SMS text “YOUTH” to 20222 to donate $10 to UNICEF