Hello Mrs. Brown! My name is Suzanne Gianquitti. I am a 5th grade
teacher in Syracuse, NY. My class is reading the book "Weasel." I would love to have my kids learn a little more about Ohio, since it is the setting for the book. Would you be interested in having your students help mine out with this? My students could help your kids learn about NYS if you'd like!! Thanks. :) Suzanne, and it is from Suzanne Gianquitti
Thanks for replying to my email!
Weasel, by Cynthia DeFelice, is about an 11 year old boy, Nathan, in Ohio in 1839. Most of the Shawnees have been killed or run off the land in OH by men hired by the government. One of these men is nicknamed "Weasel" because he hunts by night and sleeps by day. He's a ruthless man who is now turning on the settlers. He begins to prey on Nathan's family because he believes they have befriended an Indian. It's a great story... suspenseful, vivid vocabulary, open for LOTS of discussion!!!
I look forward to making plans for our blogs.
Have a great weekend.