Friday, November 16, 2007

Thanksgiving Plans

Dear Fifth Graders,

So you have a week off, what are you going to do with your time?..... I am curious on your plans for the break!

Throughout the week, update your classmates on what you have been up to!

Are you traveling? Spending time with family? Do you have any family traditions that you would like to share with us? What is your favorite Thanksgiving dish? Did you play games, go see a movie? Play outside? See cousins? Sleep in?

Blog whenever, wherever, and however!

Make sure to keep the guidelines in check..... remember to be respectful in what you write!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Sixth Assignment

Here is your sixth assignment:

What are you thankful for? School? Family? Peace? Food? Sports? Ice Cream? Animals? Shelter? Pizza? Tennis? Friends? The Mall?

You must write about one thing that you are thankful for.

Here are the requirements:
- you must give at least 5 reasons for the one thing you are thankful for
(ex: family – five (or more) different examples, explanations, or reasons why you are thankful)

- Use correct grammar usage

- Use correct spelling and punctuation

- Topic and conclusion sentence

- Must be complete by Wednesday


There are so many things in the world I am thankful for. Clean air, a home to live in, a free country, sunny days, good friends, and family to name just a few. There is one thing that I am thankful for above all else, ice cream. On a hot summer day when I feel like I am going to melt if I take one step, ice cream never tastes better. If I am feeling sad or lonely, ice cream can make things seem just a little bit better. Going to the ice-cream parlor and looking at all the flavors under the glass, even tasting a few, before you pick that one flavor that looks better than all the rest. Buying the same carton at the store every time I go because I know exactly how it will taste when it hits my tongue. These are all reasons why I am so very thankful for ice cream. Whether it is peppermint bon bon, chocolate, strawberry, cookie dough, or vanilla; ice cream makes me a very happy person.