witchHave you heard about our new novel study? It’s one of my faves!

(See Novel Information Below)

First, an important announcement!
This week is Red Ribbon Week at DES. Dress up days are as follows:
Wednesday – Wear your favorite team colors
Thursday – Wear ALL BLACK
Friday – Boo Parade / Wear Costumes

The 5th grade is starting a new novel this week! We are reading The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Spear.

Here is a bit about this novel:
Sixteen-year-old Kit Tyler is marked by suspicion and disapproval from the moment she arrives on the unfamiliar shores of colonial Connecticut in 1687. Alone and desperate, she has been forced to leave her beloved home on the island of Barbados and join a family she has never met. Torn between her quest for belonging and her desire to be true to herself, Kit struggles to survive in a hostile place. Just when it seems she must give up, she finds a kindred spirit. But Kit’s friendship with Hannah Tupper, believed by the colonists to be a witch, proves more taboo than she could have imagined and ultimately forces Kit to choose between her heart and her duty.

Novel Study Notes: Students receive Novel Study Guides to accompany our novels. Students should begin studying the vocabulary and notes in their guides when we begin reading the novel and continue doing so each week until we test on the novel.

Reading Homework: Practice Book Pages 113-116 in Complete Sentences