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vocabulary words, and other helpful resources for our reading and writing.

Extra help hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 2:20 in room 304


A Prayer in Spring
by Robert Frost A Boy's Will, 1913
Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers today;
And give us not to think so far away
As the uncertain harvest; keep us here
All simply in the springing of the year.

Oh, give us pleasure in the orchard white,
Like nothing else by day, like ghosts by night;
And make us happy in the happy bees,
The swarm dilating round the perfect trees.

And make us happy in the darting bird
That suddenly above the bees is heard,
  And off a blossom in mid air stands still.

  For this is love and nothing else is love,
  To which it is reserved for God above
  To sanctify to what far ends he will,

  But which it only needs that we fulfill.


About our class:

We utilize the Columbia Teachers College reading and writing workshop model. This ensures that we are fully engaged in reading and writing every day, while exercising autonomy and decision-making about our literacy endeavors. For this reason, independent reading at home is of utmost importance. We ask that students read for a minimum of 30 minutes each day.