Monday, March 9, 2015
By the Great Horn Spoon!
We have started our last novel of the year, By the Great Horn Spoon!, a story about the California Gold Rush written by Sid Fleischman. As the blurb on the back of one edition of the book puts it:
"The year is 1849 and the California Gold Rush is on. Together with his butler Praiseworthy, young Jack Flagg sets out to save his pretty Aunt Arabella's fortune. On a ship bound from Boston to the California gold fields, they stow away in potato barrels . . . and their wild, swashbuckling adventures begin."
1. Math Mr. Spaulding: p. 455-456.
Miss W: p. 469-470.
Mrs. Thompson: two problems/flash cards.
Mrs. Leone: p. 317-318.
2. What is poetry? What does it mean to you?
3. Read for half an hour.
4. Get parent initials.