Friday, July 13, 2012

Summer Blogging Ideas!

Although school ended on June 12, there are still lots of ways to contribute posts and maintain your quality writing skills during the summer. 

Here are a few ideas:

 1. Contribute to Yollis' 366 Project. 

Email me a small photo (around 200 kb is good) to be considered for our class photo of the day blog. Be sure to include a little text to explain the photo. End with a question or two that will get readers commenting. If you don't want to contribute a photo, think about composing a comment or making up a story about the photo. Why even dogs leave comments sometimes! Teacher, parent, student, and animal contributions are welcome!
UPDATE: We have already received photos from Texas, England, Iowa, California, Washington,  Germany, and Australia! Join in!

 2. Leave a comment for a student blogger!

Many students are continuing to write posts over the summer! Why not leave your blogging buddies a comment or offer to write a guest post! Here are some recently published posts on some student blogs! Click on the icon (picture) to take you to a student blog.


 3. Leave a quality comment for one of our blogging buddies in the southern hemisphere. 

They are about halfway through their school year, and it is winter where they live. What are they learning in their classrooms?  Learn along with them! Research using World Book Online and add relevant information to their blogs. They would love to hear from you!

Enjoy your summer learning!

Remember, regular practice with reading and writing makes your brain grow!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July, America!

By Mrs. Yolli

July 4th is Independence Day in America!

On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Continental Congress in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This document announced America's independence from Britain.

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Two years ago I was with my family on the Fourth of July, and we had a special event planned for the day.

My family had three old, tattered flags that needed to be retired. So on July 4th, we had a retirement ceremony.

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The United States Flag Code states: "The Flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem of display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning."

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First, we sang some patriotic songs!

Fourth of July 2010 from yourwonderfulteacher on Vimeo.

Then, my cousin John gave a short speech. Finally, we retired the old flags to the fire. 

Flag Ceremony from yourwonderfulteacher on Vimeo.

Last year, my class learned how to fold an American flag

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What did you do on the Fourth of July?