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    Students wrote their persuasive arguments against their opponents as to which one should be the Thanksgiving turkey eaten on that special day!  Ask your child who was their opponent, what were their argumentative points, and who was chosen.  There were lots of laughs and we had a great time!
    The Birchbark House by: Louise Erdrich
An eight-year old Ojibwa girl lives with her family in Minnesota around 1849. The novel is organized into four sections, representing each of the four seasons, together creating a story that occurs within a year's natural cycle. In this story of a young Ojibwa girl, Omakayas, living on an island in Lake Superior around 1847, Louise Erdrich is reversing the narrative perspective used in most children's stories about nineteenth-century Native Americans. Instead of looking out at 'them' as dangers or curiosities, Erdrich, drawing on her family's history, wants to tell about 'us', from the inside.
Skills we are working on now: Text dependent questions, text features, text structure, similes, metaphors, word parts, and reading fluency.

Thank You,
Your Fourth Grade Teachers
Ms. Mason & Mr. Marx
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    We are off to a great start! We have been working diligently to improve our basic skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division) and are now starting our new skills for our scholars! These include:
Place Value
Long division
Multiplying one-digit by
Four digit numbers

**Add it up…we are gonna ROCK!**
    Mathematics
    Turkey Trouble!
    Congratulations to the following fourth grade scholars for turning the most homework for both Language Arts and Mathematics!
Jahlil HickmanAshley Bond
Trinity TippetAnthony Smith
Tashawn RobertsKoyah Reaves

Way to go!!!

**Remember- - Homework is due EVERY DAY
for both homerooms!**
    Language Arts
    Homework Stars!
    Fourth Grade Newsletter
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    Samuel F. B. Morse Elementary School #98
Baltimore, Md

December 13, 2013
Volume 1, Issue 2
    Tiger News!
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