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Hello again,

I hope everyone is safe and well. I really miss seeing you all. Hopefully, we will be back in the classroom soon. Until then, feel free to contact me by e-mail spaisleyflinchum@rcps.info. I have enjoyed the conversations that some of you have had with me. I would like to hear from more of you, so email when you get a chance.

Here is what I want you to know:

Packets you receive from school need to be completed. You will be responsible for bringing them back to school when we return. It may not seem important to you now, but trust me it is. I would not count on extended time being available to finish assigned work, so work on it now!

If you are having issues with what to do; contact me or your other class teachers for the subject you need to know about. All of you know, I can’t help you with math, so there you are, contact your math teacher.

Keep working on your project it should be an ongoing thing. I’m trying to keep things light and fun while we are apart.

The next two weeks will be more descriptive writing and reading.

Read Little Red Riding Hood attached below. Then, you will write your version of the story.

You can make her older, put her in a different place, or anything you can think of. However, keep it clean, and keep to the structure of the story. Meaning, Red, the wolf, grandma and the woodsman are your players in the story. Of course, you can add other characters as you want.

Have fun with the story. It does not have to be long and you can put it in My Access for easy writing.

There are four Focus for the next two weeks for your daily journaling. Think about the question and answer accordingly.

I would like all of you to find a story to read (as in a book or article). I want you to write three paragraphs about the story. This will be worth points. Ms. Dennis sent us a link to a wonderful place for you to pick a book for reading from your phone, computer, or tablet.

https://www.juniorlibraryguild.com/

No internet, then look around your house and see what you can find to read. It doesn’t have to be long. Reading is good to help free the mind. Try it!

 

Focus 1

How are you handling the Coronavirus situation?

 

Focus 2

What are the lesson we should be learning from this outbreak? What suggestions do you have in case we have future situations again? Back your answers up with examples.

 

Focus 3

You are flying a kite and a gust of wind lifts your you and your kite higher and higher into the sky. Where are you going?

Focus 4

Close your eyes, relax, think about the most perfect place in the universe. Describe what it looks like how does it make you feel? Is it in color? How does it smell? Is there anyone with you? Write down what makes this place so wonderful.

 

Well this about all I’m going to send you this week. I’m thinking about each one of you. Once again, contact me if you want to talk online. Stay safe and I’ll send more work as needed. Below is the story and link.

SPF

 

https://www.dltk-teach.com/rhymes/littlered/pstory.asp

 

Little Red Riding Hood Story by Leanne Guenther

Once upon a time, there was a little girl who lived in a village near the forest.  Whenever she went out, the little girl wore a red riding cloak, so everyone in the village called her Little Red Riding Hood.

One morning, Little Red Riding Hood asked her mother if she could go to visit her grandmother as it had been awhile since they'd seen each other. "That's a good idea," her mother said.  So they packed a nice basket for Little Red Riding Hood to take to her grandmother. When the basket was ready, the little girl put on her red cloak and kissed her mother goodbye. "Remember, go straight to Grandma's house," her mother cautioned.  "Don't dawdle along the way and please don't talk to strangers!  The woods are dangerous."

"Don't worry, mommy," said Little Red Riding Hood, "I'll be careful."

But when Little Red Riding Hood noticed some lovely flowers in the woods, she forgot her promise to her mother.  She picked a few, watched the butterflies flit about for a while, listened to the frogs croaking and then picked a few more.

Little Red Riding Hood was enjoying the warm summer day so much, that she didn't notice a dark shadow approaching out of the forest behind her...

Suddenly, the wolf appeared beside her.

"What are you doing out here, little girl?" the wolf asked in a voice as friendly as he could muster.

"I'm on my way to see my Grandma who lives through the forest, near the brook,” Little Red Riding Hood replied.

Then she realized how late she was and quickly excused herself, rushing down the path to her Grandma's house.

The wolf, in the meantime, took a shortcut...

The wolf, a little out of breath from running, arrived at Grandma's and knocked lightly at the door.

"Oh thank goodness dear!  Come in, come in!  I was worried sick that something had happened to you in the forest," said Grandma thinking that the knock was her granddaughter.

The wolf let himself in.  Poor Granny did not have time to say another word, before the wolf gobbled her up!

The wolf let out a satisfied burp, and then poked through Granny's wardrobe to find a nightgown that he liked.  He added a frilly sleeping cap, and for good measure, dabbed some of Granny's perfume behind his pointy ears.

A few minutes later, Red Riding Hood knocked on the door.  The wolf jumped into bed and pulled the covers over his nose.  "Who is it?" he called in a crackly voice.

"It's me, Little Red Riding Hood."

"Oh how lovely!  Do come in, my dear," croaked the wolf.

When Little Red Riding Hood entered the little cottage, she could scarcely recognize her Grandmother. "Grandmother!  Your voice sounds so odd.  Is something the matter?" she asked.

"Oh, I just have touch of a cold," squeaked the wolf adding a cough at the end to prove the point.

"But Grandmother!  What big ears you have," said Little Red Riding Hood as she edged closer to the bed.

"The better to hear you with, my dear," replied the wolf.

"But Grandmother!  What big eyes you have," said Little Red Riding Hood.

"The better to see you with, my dear," replied the wolf.

"But Grandmother!  What big teeth you have," said Little Red Riding Hood her voice quivering slightly.

"The better to eat you with, my dear," roared the wolf and he leapt out of the bed and began to chase the little girl.

Almost too late, Little Red Riding Hood realized that the person in the bed was not her Grandmother, but a hungry wolf.

She ran across the room and through the door, shouting, "Help!  Wolf!" as loudly as she could.

A woodsman who was chopping logs nearby heard her cry and ran towards the cottage as fast as he could.

He grabbed the wolf and made him spit out the poor Grandmother who was a bit frazzled by the whole experience, but still in one piece. “OH Grandma, I was so scared!" sobbed Little Red Riding Hood, "I'll never speak to strangers or dawdle in the forest again." "There, there, child.  You've learned an important lesson.  Thank goodness you shouted loud enough for this kind woodsman to hear you!"

The woodsman knocked out the wolf and carried him deep into the forest where he wouldn't bother people any longer. Little Red Riding Hood and her Grandmother had a nice lunch and a long chat.