Friday, October 1, 2010

Ugandan Global Project 2010

Mrs. Yollis and her class have joined with several other educational bloggers from around the world to form the
Ugandan Global Project! 

Members:   2KM  * 2KJ * Mrs. Yollis * Mrs. Ranney * Mr. Salsich * Team Toa 

This projects brings students together from Australia, North America, Asia, and Africa. 

Here is a movie we created as an introduction to the project!

Head over to the Ugandan Global Project and sign-up to follow us using email or the RSS feed!

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What do you think of this project? 

What can be learned? 

Ben just taught us a fact about the Ugandan flag. He said, "The flag has black, yellow, and red in it."  


Does anyone know what the colors or image symbolize?


  1. Dear Mrs Yollis and class,

    I am so excited about being part of this fantastic project! I think we will all get a lot out of it and I'm so happy to be able to support such a worthy cause.

    I have to thank you and your wonderful students for making the terrific video to launch our project!

    I hope we get lots of comments on our Ugandan Project blog.

    Your friend,
    Miss McGeady

  2. Dear Mrs Yollis,

    I feel this is going to be a wonderful journey for you all. To be able to work altogther from all different parts of the world makes for a truly wonderful and an educational experience for each and everyone of you.
    I must say I am as well even looking forward to this truly wonderful journey you are all going to take and hope to learn with you all.

    Uganda is a very unique part of the world and what a wonderful part of the world to learn and grow and build.
    Cannot wait Mrs Yollis,
    from your friend down under AA.

  3. @ Mrs Yollis,

    This is going to be a wonderful experience for all of us I think this project will be a success.

    Your student,

  4. Dear Mrs. Yollis,
    I am really excited to be a part of this project helping the kids in Africa. I am happy we will be doing the walk around the school. I watched the video and learned the kids there are like we are here. We like to play games, sing and learn on the computer.
    Your student,

  5. Dear Mrs.Yollis,

    Wow, that was a great movie and I loved filming it.
    The music was great and the lines were wonderful! : )
    I am so glad I could share this experience with everyone.

    I think the Abc Divine Primary School will be so grateful that we are creating a blog for them. I am excited to launch the blog on Monday and start raising money for them.

    The walk will so much fun and I am looking forward to experiencing what it's like for these students to walk to school each day.

    Are you excited to launch the blog?



  6. Dear Mrs. Yollis,
    Thank you for letting me participate in making the Ugandan Global Project movie. I am glad that we are going to help kids that don't have very much.

    Uganda is in East Africa and the official language is English. The population of Uganda is 32.4 million and most of the people are very young. Their biggest export is coffee.



  7. Dear Mrs Yollis,

    I enjoyed the video you and your students made about Uganda. There was a lot of interesting facts were mentioned.
    What I would like to learn about Uganda and all about their culture and lifestyle.
    Also I would love to make new blogging buddies.

    From your busy buddy Bianca.

  8. @ Kathleen,

    I, too, am excited about the big project!

    You are most welcome for the Google Earth video. We had a fun time doing it and learned a lot in the process! I think seeing all the locations on a model of the earth makes it easy to see where everyone is from. Love it!

    @ AA,

    Isn't it an amazing world we are living in? To think that we can meet each other through blogging, become friends, and together contribute to a worthwhile service project is just amazing to me!

    I'm looking forward to learning about Uganda. I don't know much about the country yet...will be fun learning together!

    @ Iman,

    I'm glad you're looking forward to the project! I believe it will be a success too.

    See if you can discover some new facts about Uganda and share them here.

    Miriam taught us that Uganda is in East Africa and the official language is English. The population of Uganda is 32.4 million and most of the people are very young. Their biggest export is coffee.

    Your friend,
    Mrs. Y♥llis

  9. @ Ben,

    I'm very happy that we are part of this project too! You are right, kids are the same all over the world...they love to learn, play, and sing!

    Do you know any facts about Uganda that you can share? Miriam shared a few facts...see if you can add one or two new ones!

    @ Grace♥♠♥,

    I'm glad you like the movie we created! I think it turned out great! Your narration was just perfect...nice and loud, and not too fast!

    I am excited about the launch and about helping our new friends. I'm also excited about learning some new things. Miriam added some great facts about Uganda. Can you add a new fact or two?

    @ Miriam,

    I was happy to have you participate in the movie! You earned it through quality commenting! I thought you did an excellent job narrating. Your voice was strong and you spoke at just the right rate!

    Thanks for the great Uganda facts. How did you search for the information? Maybe others would like to do the same.

    Your friend,
    Mrs. Y♥llis

  10. @ Bianca,

    I'm glad you enjoyed our movie! We tried to introduce the members and show where everyone lives on the planet.

    We are all learning facts about Uganda. Miriam, one of my students, just shared these facts:

    Uganda is in East Africa and the official language is English. The population of Uganda is 32.4 million and most of the people are very young. Their biggest export is coffee.

    Do you know any facts about Uganda that you could share?

    Your pal,
    Mrs. Y♥llis

  11. @ Mrs Yollis,
    Good to hear from you.
    Yes I do know some facts about Uganda. Uganda has a tropical climate. Uganda is in the eastern part of Africa. The capital of Uganda is Kampala.

    Hope you like my facts on Uganda,

    From your busy Buddy Bianca.

  12. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    I am so excited and proud to be part of the movie and the project. I can't wait to do the walk and raise the money to help our Ugandan friends.

    I also think that it is wonderful that we are working with people from around the world to achieve this goal. Anything is possible when people come together!

    Thank you for allowing me to be part of this amazing experience.


  13. @ Bianca,

    Thank you for your interesting facts! Between you and Miriam we have learned:

    • Uganda is in the eastern part of Africa.

    • The capital is Kampala.

    • Uganda has a tropical climate.

    • The official language is English.

    • The population of the country is 32.4 million people, and most are very young.

    • The biggest export is coffee.

    I have some questions for you, Miriam, or anyone...

    1. What does tropical climate mean?

    2. What is an export?

    Thanks for some great information!

    Best wishes,
    Mrs. Y♥llis

  14. @ Hannah,

    I am glad that you are so excited about the project. I feel that way too! The movie turned out quite well! Seeing where everyone is located on the planet was interesting for me.

    Miriam and Bianca have left some great facts for us about Uganda. Do you know of any facts that you can add?

    Your friend,
    Mrs. Y♥llis

  15. @ Mrs Yollis,

    I think that I can answer some of your questions for you.
    Tropical means warm weather all the time.
    Export To sell something to another country.
    Am I right Mrs Yollis.
    From your blogging buddy Bianca.

  16. Dear Mrs Yollis,
    Thank you for your comment. Uganda's most popular sport is Soccer. They call if football. There is a very large lake there called Lake Victoria. The flag has black, yellow and red in it.
    Your student,

  17. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    I think this is going to be a great challenge for us to walk 3 miles!!! I feel great earning money for the Uganda students. I think the project is going great and it is going to end great. I am going to try as hard as I can to earn money for them. I learned that there are many different things we do from them.
    Here are some differences:
    They have more hours of school each day.
    They have to walk much much farther than us.
    They wake up much earlier than we do.
    The video was great! I liked the part when we all said, "Thank you for your support."
    Uganda is an exiting, interesting, and wonderful place.
    I ♥ Uganda.
    We can earn up to 8,000 dollars if we try hard enough. I would like to keep learning about Uganda. I would like to you to teach some interesting facts about Uganda in class.
    Here are some facts about Uganda that I looked up:
    There are 32.3 million people.
    They speak English.
    Kampla is there capital. I hope they like like the playground. I think they will.


    Ryan ♥ ♠ ♥ ♠

    p.s. I would ♥ to become blogging buddies with them.

  18. Dear Mrs. Yollis:

    I think this is an amazing project. I love that Jaden and the other students are learning about important causes and getting to interact with children around the world in a safe environment.

    I remember doing a similar project when I was younger-- although communication was much slower as we communicated via snail mail with our pen-pals in other countries :)

    Gregg (Jaden's Dad)

  19. @ Bianca,

    Yes, you are correct! Tropical weather means it is warm most of the time. However, it also means that they can get a lot of precipitation, at least during part of the year.

    And...yes, again! An export is something a country sells to another. Do you know what the opposite of export is? :-)

    I ♥ your enthusiasm for learning, Bianca! You are a ★!

    @ Ben,

    Did you see that I posted a picture of the Ugandan flag after you mentioned its colors? Do you know what the colors stand for? Also, what do you think about the bird in the center? What could that be?

    @ Ryan,

    Thank you for your enthusiasm! I am excited too! See if you can find out some information about the country's flag.

    @ Gregg, (Jaden's dad)

    Thanks for your kinds words of support for our project. We are very excited to learning about Uganda, as well as about the other places our blogging friends live.

    Yes, we've come a long way from the old snail mail pen pals!

    Mrs. Y♥llis

  20. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    I learned some facts about Uganda's flag.
    1. The color black in the flag stands for the their skin color.
    2. The color yellow in the flag stands for Africa's sunshine.
    3. The color red stands for their blood because all Africans are connected by their blood.
    4. The Grey Crowned Crane stands for gentle and it was on the soldier's badges.

    I think it is a good idea to raise money for the Ugandan school because I would feel bad if our play area was on sale. I think it is a good idea so they can have a quality place to play. We have big play areas in the US and it would be exciting to help them keep their play area.

    Here are some questions for you.

    1. How did you find out about this project?
    2. How much money is the land selling for?


  21. @ Tucker,

    Thanks for your research and for your excellent comment! I really like the is quite different than ours!

    You asked how we found the project. Miss McGeady found the project and has spoken with the director of the project several times.

    The cost of the land is around $3,000. We will raise what we can and feel good about our contribution. :-)

    Your friend,
    Mrs. Y♥llis

  22. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    Thanks for replying back to me.
    I did not find any information about the flag. But, I did find out some different information.
    Here is some:
    Uganda has over 24,100 square miles;
    There are over 600 species of birds;
    Uganda is located in east Africa;
    In Uganda there are over 50 languages; and
    Their national bird is the Crested Cane.

    Ryan ♠

  23. @ Ryan,

    Thank for the new facts. Tucker found out some information about the flag. The black represents the African people, the yellow is the African sun, and the red represents the brotherhood of the people.

    Do you know any facts about the grey crowned crane?

    Your pal,
    Mrs. Y♥llis

  24. Dear Mrs. Yollis' Class,

    I am very excited for this great project we are going to do together! It will be a fantastic way to learn more about each other and our world, while also helping people in need.

    It will be neat to find out what life is like in Uganda - and also in Leopold, Shanghai, and California!

    You have already learned a lot of facts about Uganda!

    One of the things I am most interested in learning is what kind of music and dance they have in Uganda.

    From your blogging buddy,
    Mr. Salsich

  25. @ Mrs Yollis,

    Thank you for the speedy reply.

    Wonderful question Mrs Yollis.

    MMM the opposite to export I think is it inport.

    I hope that is right.

    From your busy buddy Bianca (bb).

  26. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    I am so thankful that your class is participating in this service project. Our family is looking forward to doing our part to help the children in Uganda. Helping others is such an amazing lesson. We are constantly reinforcing the importance of helping others; and the Ugandan Global Project is the perfect way to do that.

    I'm wondering how many children this land serves?

    Thanks for going above and beyond!
    Catherine Grace
    (Tucker's mom)

  27. @ Mr. Salsich,

    We, too, are very excited about this group project.

    We were surprised to see how early the Ugandan students got up when we read that "Day in the Life: Uganda" packet.

    I love music of all kinds and so I, too, am interested in hearing and learning about Ugandan music.

    @ Bianca,

    Thank you...for your speedy reply! You are very close with the spelling.

    The opposite of export is...iMport.
    That means that goods or services are coming INTO the country. We import many things from China here in the United States.

    Your pal,
    Mrs. Y♥llis

  28. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    Since Tucker gave all the facts about the Ugandan flag I would like to give you some facts about Ugandan cuisine.

    Their food has been influenced by English, Arab , and Asian(especially Indian) cuisines.

    They eat chicken, fish, beef, goat and mutton (older sheep). A lot of their dishes are stews made with meats, beans or groundnuts.


  29. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    I am so happy that we are helping the kids in Uganda.I was glad that we launched it yesterday.

    I know that the bus to school comes early in Uganda.


  30. Dear Mrs.Yollis,

    I am so happy that I will be walking three miles for Uganda.It is very sad that their playground is on sale .I will try my best to help them.

    your student

  31. It was very nice to learn about the project that your class was undertaking. In addition to sponsoring our grandson’s efforts to raise money for the playground, we learned some interesting facts about Uganda. It is nice to see education and action go hand and hand together.
    An interesting fact I would like to contribute, is the first European contact occurred in 1862 by John Henning Speke who was searching for the source of the Nile River.
    Keep up the great work.

    Jim and Jane Grace


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