Sunday, September 11, 2011

Washington, D.C. First Payment Due Friday!

Students and Parents,
    It was great to be back this week!  I didn't realize how much I missed each and every one of you until this past Tuesday.  You'll have to excuse me if I seemed disheveled (mixed-up) for the first couple of days.  It was my first week of school!

    Parents, don't forget that the first payment for our trip to Washington, D.C. is due by THIS FRIDAY.  The first payment is $60.00.  Also, your child brought home a slip that needs to be signed (our Farm Field Day permission slip).  Please make sure to get it in if you haven't yet!  

     Students, below you have some questions that I need answered by Friday.  Yes, this is homework!  You are not allowed to work in groups, but you may ask me for any help that you need.  The answers to these questions can be found on the internet, in an atlas, or on a map.  Please comment on this post if you need help answering any of the questions, and I will help you out in any way that I can.

     Each of these questions has to do with "geography", or the study of the physical features of the earth, and how people are affected by them.

Weekly Geography Questions, Week 1
Due by Friday, September 16
Please answer the following questions on a white-lined/loose-leaf piece of paper. 
You may work on these questions at home or during flexible time.
This work must be done on your own, not in groups
No, you do not need to write out the questions.

Lakes & Rivers
1. The United States has 5 "Great Lakes".  Name them all.  
2. Which Great Lake is the largest?
3. The state of Utah has a very large lake.  What is its name?
4. Which state is known as the "Land of 10000 Lakes"?
5. Water Erosion created the Grand Canyon.  Name the river that created it.
6. Name the river which runs along the border between Texas and Mexico.
7. Identify the large and very famous river which begins in Minnesota and ends in Louisiana.
8. New Hampshire has a large lake that starts with the letter W.  What is it?

Hint: ask the questions above.  See what you come up with.  Also, is a GREAT reference.

Have a great week!
~Mr. Piercey


  1. That picture spells out the preamble! That is so cool!

  2. I love your blog! I'm sure the parents in your class love it too. You are such a great teacher!

  3. I agree, you are a great teacher!