Grandma essie

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Grandma essie

  1. 1. April 21, 2010 Prairie from a poem by Carl Sandburg I speak of new cities and new people. I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes. I tell you yesterday is a wind gone down, a sun dropped in the west. I tell you there is nothing in the world only an ocean of tomorrows, a sky of tomorrows. I am a brother of the cornhuskers who say at sundown: Tomorrow is a day.
  2. 2. April 21, 2010 Listen again... This time, listen for things contrasted in the poem....Name two things. Listen one more time... What time word does the poet use to refer to the past? What time word does the poet use to refer to the future?
  3. 3. April 21, 2010 In your reading notebook...list the steps you follow to brush their teeth...tell the steps in order Oleksandr: Anthony: Kaila: Wash my brush Put toothpaste on my Eat breakfast put toothpaste on my toothbrush Upstairs and get brush Wash my toothbrush toothbrush Next you brush your Brush my teeth put toothpaste on it teeth Water in my mouth brush teeth Rinse your rinse toothbrush toothbrush rinse mouth put your brush away dry your face.
  4. 4. April 21, 2010 Steps in a Process Packing for the Move Today is moving day for my family. Yesterday I packed everything in my room. First, Dad helped me tape the bottoms of several cartons. Then, we labeled the outside of each box. Next, I packed all my books in the box labeled "Nathan's Books." I put my games and stuffed animals in another box. My clothes went in a big box called a wardrobe container. Finally, I had everything ready for the movers except my hamster, Jolly. I didn't think he'd like being in a box. I was glad when Dad said I could hold him on my lap while we drive to our new home!
  5. 5. April 21, 2010 Going West 1. The bashful student grew quite bold as he talked about his summer vacation. 2. He had traveled to the Midwest and had ridden in a canvas- covered wagon. 3. Inside the wagon, the boy sat beneath shelves stacked with plates, pots, and a granite percolator, which was blue and speckled with white. 4. The wagon stopped at a building - featuring a sign lettered "children's Home" over the doorway - which had once been an orphanage. 5. The walls of the building had been torn down during a violent storm, or tornado. 6. Looking at the markers in the nearby cemetery the boy wondered if the storm had taken lives as well.
  6. 6. April 21, 2010 Vocabulary · bashful - shy around people. · canvas - strong, heavy cloth · granite - a type of enameled ironware. · orphanage - place that takes in and cares for parentless children · tornado - powerful storm with winds that whirl in a funnel-shaped cloud · cemetery - place where the dead are buried.
  7. 7. April 21, 2010 Grandma Essie's Covered Wagon Story Comprehension 1. Who is telling the story? 2. Where did Grandma Essie's family first settle? 3. Why did her family have to sell their farm? 4. What work did the men of her family find in Oklahoma? 5. Why do you think Grandma Essie never moved away from the house she bought?

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