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Over the River and Through the Woods (or the day after Thanksgiving)

This adorable Thanksgiving classic is sure to be a winner with your little ones!
Over the river and through the woods,
To grandmother's house we go;
The horse knows the way to carry the sleigh,
Through (the) white and drifted snow!

Over the river and through the woods,
Oh, how the wind does blow!
It stings the toes and bites the nose,
As over the ground we go.

Over the river and through the woods,
To have a first-rate play;
Oh, hear the bells ring, "Ting-a-ling-ling!"
Hurrah for Thanksgiving Day!

Over the river and through the woods,
Trot fast, my dapple gray!
Spring over the ground,
Like a hunting hound!
For this is Thanksgiving Day.

Over the river and through the woods,
And straight through the barnyard gate.
We seem to go extremely slow
It is so hard to wait!

Over the river and through the woods,
Now Grandmother's cap I spy!
Hurrah for the fun! Is the pudding done?
Hurrah for the pumpkin pie!

Kayaks in Full Color

Colors passing through us BY MARGE PIERCY

Purple as tulips in May, mauve into lush velvet, purple as the stain blackberries leave on the lips, on the hands, the purple of ripe grapes sunlit and warm as flesh.
Every day I will give you a color, like a new flower in a bud vase on your desk. Every day I will paint you, as women color each other with henna on hands and on feet.
Red as henna, as cinnamon, as coals after the fire is banked, the cardinal in the feeder, the roses tumbling on the arbor their weight bending the wood the red of the syrup I make from petals.
Orange as the perfumed fruit hanging their globes on the glossy tree, orange as pumpkins in the field, orange as butterflyweed and the monarchs who come to eat it, orange as my cat running lithe through the high grass.
Yellow as a goat's wise and wicked eyes, yellow as a hill of daffodils, yellow as dandelions by the highway, yellow as butter and egg yolks, yellow as a school bus stopping you, yellow as a slicker in a downpour.
Here is my bouquet, here …

Fun Writing Freebie!

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Over the River Close Read Activity (FREEBIE)

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Going, Going, Gone...verb worksheet!

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Two Fun Writing Prompts:
Many writers write under a pen name, or a name other than their real name. Samuel Clemens wrote under the name of Mark Twain. Invent a pen name for yourself. Write reasons why you might use a pen name rather than your own name.
Create three titles for a magazine that would be popular with students your age. Now write the titles of five articles the magazine might contain. Write the first sentence for one of the articles. Remember that the first sentence of an article should grab the readers' attention.

Let it Snow!

We had a few snow flurries just the other day, but it didn't amount to much. We did go in two hours late on Thursday as the temps were brutal.