Tuesday, February 24, 2009

George Washington

Today we read 2 books about George Washington. When he was 11, his father died. He had a half-brother named Lawrence. Lawrence taught George how to hunt for food. George had a sister named Elizabeth. He was a great leader for our nation. George's daughter died when she was only 17. He joined the army. He married a girl named Martha. She had 2 children. He fought England the second time. George died after he got a sore throat. There was no medicine to help him then.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Friendly letters

Today we talked about writing friendly letters. There are 5 different parts to a friendly letter. There's a date. Next comes the greeting. The greeting says Dear _____. There is a body part. The body tells what you did during the weekend or some other time. There's a closing. There are different types of closings. The closing can be love or your friend. Your name is called the signature. Riker is an example of a signature. Some parts need punctuation marks.

Monday, February 9, 2009


Today we are talking about adjectives. Adjectives are fun. We played a game about adjectives. Adjectives describe things. An adjective describes a noun in sentences. A noun is a person, place, thing, or animal. An example would be "It was a hairy bear. Another example would be "The stinging bee is mean." Another example would be "Some people are fast." "It was a scary bear." "Some people are good at dodge ball." One more example would be "A fire truck is speedy." Adjectives help you describe things better. Adjectives can describe: shapes, color, number, and size. Adjectives help make sentences better.