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September 11th

This is the 14th anniversary of September 11th, in which almost 3000 people lost their lives in a terrorist attack. What did you learn about the terrorist attack of September 11th 2001?

Below is a link to a good educational site to discuss the attacks with your class.

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/remembering-9-11/

http://www.national911memorial.org/site/PageServer?pagename=homepage2


One Hundred Thousand Hits and counting!

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A milestone to say the least, Since most of our time in school is spent when we are logged in and our visits do not count. A 100,000 hits is a lot. We are averaging about 500 hits on the weekends and 1000 hits a day. So people are reading what we are doing here, People are watching our movies and listening to our podcasts. I get comments all week long from all over the world telling me what a great resource this site is.

So be proud of what you have accomplished here. This is your blog and you do great work here.

Ms.Broderick


Watch the Movie William Bradford

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Some questions to consider:

How were the Separatists Treated in England?

What was the Mayflower Compact?

What events happened aboard the Mayflower?

What was life like for the pilgrims on the Mayflower Voyage?

When they got to Plymouth what was their first encounter like with the Wamponoag tribe?

How did they become friends?


The Mayflower and First Thanksgiving

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Kent T’s Election Rap.

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click to listen


The Annual Halloween Story Contest

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Halloween Story Contest.

Deadline is October 24th, 2008. All stories should be blogged on this link.

Rules

1. Story should be original

2. Story Can be any genre you choose, scary, funny, realistic, fantasy, etc…

3. Poems are Welcome.

Stories will be judged in 4 categories and prizes will be awarded to:

  1. Most Original Story

  2. Best Written Story

  3. Scariest Story

  4. Funniest Story.

A separate award will be given for poems.

What wins this contest is good writing. An original story, clear and interesting characters, and good descriptive writing .

All entries receive a prize in addition to the prize categories.

The winners and the best of the bunch will be podcast here.

Good luck.

Ms. B.


Review of the Brainpop Movie on Voting.

Here are some facts you need to know about voting in the United States. Voting is a right. Every American citizen has a right to vote. Voting is also a responsibility. As a citizen in a democracy you get to choose your leaders. That is what our government is called a democracy. Democracy means government by the people for the people. The people choose their representatives in the government.

In a way the President of the United States and the Congress, the Senate and the House of representatives work for us. We pay them and give them money to run the country through tax dollars. They use our taxes to run schools, pay police, build roads and many other things .

On Election Day citizens go to vote in their state for the candidates. In order to vote you must be 18 years of age, you must live in the state you are voting in, and you must be a United States citizen.

If you cannot get to the polls you can vote with what is called absentee ballot. Reason they would grant you an absentee ballot would be if you were traveling out of state on Election day, if you were going to college in another state, if you were sick, or if you are handicapped.

A verbal quiz will follow.


Calliou and Glibert

Read the book on line Calliou and Gilbert. Answer the following questions

1. Calliou wants to play with his cat Gilbert, true or false?

2. Name some of the games he plays with his cat Gilbert?

3. Does Gilbert the cat like these games? Why?

4. What does Calliou do to make Gilbert enjoy playing with him?

Play the word game at the end.


Jack & The BeanStalk on Tumble books

Listen to the story and tell me what happens. What was the problem in the story? Who are the Characters in the Story? How does the problem get solved?


September 11th, 2008

This is the 7th anniversary of September 11th, in which almost 3000 people lost their lives in a terrorist attack. What do you remember about the terrorist attack of September 11th 2001?

Below is a link to a good educational site to discuss the attacks with your class.

http://www.national911memorial.org/site/PageServer?pagename=homepage2