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Welcome to Mrs. Gouine's page!

Above is my favorite quote of all time. Reading is my passion. Books can take us places we will never go otherwise. They can also make us feel like we belong. My job as your child's teacher is to foster a love of reading in your children they will carry with them forever.

Please use this website as an opportunity to communicate with me and have a heads up about what goes on in our classroom! If you have any suggestions on how to improve the website PLEASE do not hesitate.

What Are We Working On?

This week students will be learning about different types of poetry. The Reading Wonders only exposes they to a haiku this week. However, I will spend this week and next discussing several different types of poetry to include a couplet, diamante, haiku, quatrain, cinquain, limerick, lantern, and acrostic in order to expose them to a wide variety of poetry. They will be practicing the different types and next Friday will have a test over them. Expect a study guide to go home Tuesday of this week.

Also, we will be discussing Point of View this week and next. We are discussing 1st, 2nd, 3rd limited, and 3rd person omniscient. Expect a test over this next Wednesday. The students will be required to follow the appropriate steps to determine the point of view in different passages. A study guide will go home Wednesday of this week.


Language: Students will be working on combining sentences this week and next.

Writing: This week, students will be working on an information writing passage about an explorer of their choice with several shorter writings periodically throughout the week.

Spelling: Students will be learning words with suffixes this week.

Social Studies: Students will be discussing early explorers such as John Cabot, Jacques Cartier, Henry Hudson, Juan Ponce de Leon, Vasco Nunez Balboa, and Christopher Columbus.

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