Thursday, December 10, 2009

Fall/Winter break: December 11 - Jan 11

Gathering Leaves

by Robert Frost

Spades take up leaves
No better than spoons,
And bags full of leaves
Are light as balloons.

I make a great noise
Of rustling all day
Like rabbit and deer
Running away.

But the mountains I raise
Elude my embrace,
Flowing over my arms
And into my face.

I may load and unload
Again and again
Till I fill the whole shed,
And what have I then?

Next to nothing for weight,
And since they grew duller
From contact with earth,
Next to nothing for color.

Next to nothing for use.
But a crop is a crop,
And who's to say where
The harvest shall stop?

Nothing Gold Can Stay

by Robert Frost

Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold,
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.


by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Out of the bosom of the Air.
Out of the cloud-folds of her garments shaken,
Over the woodlands brown and bare,
Over the harvest-fields forsaken,
Silent and soft and slow
Descends the snow.

Even as our cloudy fancies take
Suddenly shape in some divine expression,
Even as the troubled heart doth make
In the white countenance confession,
The troubled sky reveals
The grief it feels

This is the poem of the air,
Slowly in silent syllables recorded;
This is the secret of despair,
Long in its cloudy bosom hoarded,
Now whispered and revealed
To wood and field.

I Heard the Bells on
Christmas Day

by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I heard the bells on Christmas day
Their old familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet the words repeat
Of peace on earth, good will to men.

And thought how, as the day had come,
The belfries of all Christendom
Had rolled along the unbroken song
Of peace on earth, good will to men.

Till ringing, singing on its way
The world revolved from night to day,
A voice, a chime, a chant sublime
Of peace on earth, good will to men.

And in despair I bowed my head
“There is no peace on earth,” I said,
“For hate is strong and mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good will to men.”

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
“God is not dead, nor doth He sleep;
The wrong shall fail, the right prevail
With peace on earth, good will to men.”

Have a beautiful Holiday, see you next year!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Week 14: Dec 7-11

Last week before break! We could use one right about now.

Religion & Bible




Main Metals and Alloys


History & Geography
Russia and Prussia 1700-1800

*Frederick I is the first King of Prussia
*Prussia and Britain fight France, Russia and Austria in the Seven Years' War
*Catherine the Great: Tsarina of Russia

- time line

Art & Music Appreciation
community choir - performance is this week!

U.S. History


Monday, December 7, 2009

Week 14

N is for . . .nail, net, nuts, nine, needle, nest
-hidden picture worksheet for N
-writing lower case m and h
-sticker book for N

review new shapes

full and empty

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Week 13

M is for . . . mitten, mushroom, music, marbles, money, mouse, milk
monkey, moon, mop, mailbox, and mask
-hidden picture worksheet for M
-writing lower case r and n
-sticker book for M

building brick activity for sphere, cylinders, cubes and cuboids

in front of and behind