Thursday, November 19, 2020

Turkey Takes a Vacation!

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Turkey Takes a Vacation!

Stories and Vacation Photos by Mrs. Yollis’ Third Graders


***Click to enlarge the Google Photo Album!***

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Steps Taken to Complete this 
*Turkey Takes a Vacation* 
photo album 

First, we read Turkey Trouble, by Wendi Silvano.  The funny fantasy follows our feathered friend as he finds out what Americans feast upon for Thanksgiving.  

Second, we selected an exotic vacation location for Turkey. (If he left America over Thanksgiving break, he would not get eaten.)

Third, we researched an international landmark using reference books from Epic and Encyclopedia Britannica Online. 

Fourth, we located the international landmark on Google Earth and took a "vacation" screenshot. Pegman was so helpful! The screenshot was uploaded to our class collaborative photo album. 

Fifth, we used our facts to create a story about Turkey's time at the international landmark.

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What was your favorite part about the project and why?

What landmark would you like to visit? 

Monday, November 9, 2020

Wednesday is Veterans Day!

On Wednesday, America celebrates Veterans Day. It is the day we honor the men and women who have served in the armed forces. Veterans Day is a national holiday.

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Photo by Mrs. Yollis

Veterans: Men and women who have served in the armed forces.
Soldiers: Men and women who are currently serving in the armed forces.

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Here is a link to a wonderful BrainPop

 video about America's Armed Forces.

What did you learn about the 
Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard?

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Below we feature some friends and family who are veterans!

Illustration by Aarna
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Meet our district superintendent, Dr. Stepenosky. As you can see, he served in the Navy. From 1990 to 1994, he was on a USS Chancellorsville which was a guided-missile cruiser. It was 9,000 tons and had a crew of 330. Notice the destroyer in the background.

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Meet Isabella's grandfather, Seargent Bill was in the Marines. He was stationed at Cherry Point, North Carolina, and he served in the Vietnam War.

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Meet Dahlia's cousins Samantha and Benjamin. They are both in the Naval Academy at Annapolis. Samantha is 22 years old and Ben is 19.


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On the top right, meet Ryder's aunt, who is a captain or LTC nurse in the U.S. Army. She is located in Korea.

His cousin is featured on the bottom right. She is a private who joined the military last year at the age of 19 She is stationed in Germany and wants to one day become a veterinary school.

Ryder's cousin is featured on the left. He is age 24 and is a BNE officer who wants to become an Air Force pilot.

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Meet Ben's grandfather named Arthur. He was a sailor in the U.S. Navy during WWII.

Ben's other grandfather, David, served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. 

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Are any of your relatives or friends veterans?

Please tell us about them and thank them for their service!

What have you learned about Veterans Day? Please share!