In reading we just finished our first novel Forty Acres and Maybe a Mule. It was a wonderful story about three slaves escaping to freedom. It was happy and sad at the same time. I can't wait to start our new novel Wayside School! In writing we have wrapped up our survivor writing where we had to write about a time that made us a "survivor". This week Mrs. Bracken's class will do some research about the candidates Mitt Romney and Barak Obama. Do Mammals Spoil Bugs? We are learning division and the steps are divide, multiply, subtract, bring down so, do mammals spoil bugs is one way that you can remember the steps because d in do represents divide, m for mammals is multiply and so on. I can't wait to do double digit divisors!