Classroom name: Indianapolis, Indiana; Mrs. Ritter's Class
St. Pius X School
Collecting snow to make ice cream!
Hanging out

Grade level: 1st Grade

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3.14.11 Good Morning. We are all excited that March 14th is here. We have read the book and looked at all of your cities. We are excited to see if our predictions we made about your weather will be close.

Date you joined: 2.20.11
What happened with your weather in the past week or so?
We have had unusually cold conditions for the last few weeks. We missed 3 days of school due to an ice storm last week. However the last few days we have had a warm up and actually reached 55 degrees which is very unusual. Today we have had sleet and it is getting colder once again. Winter is back!

The weather in Indianapolis, Indiana on March 14:


Fahrenheit: High - 45

Low - 33

Precipitation: March 14th was dry but overcast all day long. It felt colder than it was with the humidity in the air. We are heading into a warm up this week which we are certainlt ready for. We have had a long, cold, snowy winter this year.

Sun rose: 6:58 a.m.

Sun set: 6:50 p.m. (18.50)

Story: We love Indianapolis. We have the Indianapolis Colts pro football team and the Indiana Pacers pro basketball team. We are home for the 2012 Super Bowl too, although Indianapolis is worried right now that there may not be an NFL football season or Super Bowl this year. We are also the home of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway where the Indianapolis 500 mile race and the Nascar Brickyard 400 are run. The Indianapolis 500 is one of the most famous races in the world.

Tell about a stereotype about your country/area. Can you tell us what parts are true or what parts are false?

The only stereotype that we could come up with regarding Indiana is that people think that a great deal of our state is farm land and thus we are all farmers and live in rural areas. It is true that there is a lot of farm land where corn and soybeans are primary crops, but also much of Indiana (especially around Indianapolis) is crowded with business and industry.