Class: Monday, Nov. 16, 2015

A wet day today. It rains on and off, sometimes it rains and stops. It is warm, not cold like you would expect in November. I want cold weather to come and stay. I do not like warm days in the late autumn or winter.

Reading

Our story is from: People and Places. We started to read about George Washington Carver. He was a very famous American scientist. He was black man. He was born a slave during the Civil War. His mother was a slave. They lived on a farm that belonged to a farmer named Mr. Carver. The mother and baby were slaves, they belonged to Mr. Carver.

 

Night riders came to the Carver farm to steal the slaves. Night riders stole shares at night, took the slaves to Texas, and sold the slaves in Texas. The night riders stole the mother, but did not take the baby. The baby lived with the farmer and his wife. The Carvers did not have children. They took care of George and raised him like a son.

 

George Washington Carver was a sickly child. He was weak. He could not do hard work on the farm. He made his own garden on the farm with plants from the woods. He grew his plants better than anyone else in the area. They called him the “plant doctor”.

We will continue the story…

Grammar

Simple Present Tense

Add –es 3rd person singular with:

  • verbs that end in z, x, s, ss, sh, ch and o.
  • verbs that end in y preceded by a consonant, change y to i and then add –es.

Negative Form

  • Add do not / don't or does not / doesn't before the base form of the verb.
  • Do not change the base verb form.

Question Form

Place do or does before the subject to create a question.

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