Monday, March 21, 2022

Spring into Compound Sentences!


Rose photo by Mrs. Yollis  

The first day of spring is called the 
Vernal Equinox. 

Spring started on Sunday, March 20, 2022, at 8:33 A.M. (PDT) in southern California. It is called the Vernal Equinox. There are two times when the sun is exactly above the equator

1. The Autumnal Equinox is in September. (First day of fall.)
2. The Vernal Equinox is in March. (First day of spring.) 

Equinox means equal night and there are nearly twelve hours of daylight and twelve hours of night.


Adding compound sentences to your writing can make your stories and essays more interesting. 

What is a compound sentence?

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A compound sentence:
  1. Combines two shorter sentences (so has TWO subjects)
  2. Joins the two sentences with a conjunction (and, or, but, so, yet, nor, and for)   The comma goes BEFORE the conjunction.

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Here is an acronym to help you remember some conjunctions: 
(for, and, nor, but, or, yet, and so)

 This image has information about WHAT each conjunction means. 


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Share a compound sentence or two in your comment! What signs of spring have you noticed? 

Do you have springtime hobbies, celebrations, or activities?


  1. Dear Mrs. Yollis and class,

    I love your new blog post, AND I can't wait to reply!

    Mrs. Yollis, you are not a penguin, NOR do you have a beak.

    Ayda loves swimming in the spring, BUT she does not like the bugs that come out during the season.

    Drake noticed that the flowers are blooming, AND they are quite pretty.

    Scarlett loves peanut butter in springtime, AND she adores jelly.

    What do you like about spring?

    Nathaniel, Scarlett, Drake, Ayda, and Mrs. Yollis

  2. Dear. Mrs. Yollis

    Nathaniel likes summer, BUT he hates to garden.
    Ayda, you are not ice cream, NOT do you have a delicious taste.

    From your favorite student,

  3. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    I love springtime, AND I love how the flowers start blooming! It’s a rainbow of colors everywhere I go!

    I heard that Texas got a tornado! Texas is cool, BUT Texas has dangerous weather.

    I can’t wait for all the holidays I get to celebrate in spring! I get to celebrate Easter, Arbor Day, Earth Day, and my birthday!

    What is your favorite holiday in spring?


  4. Dear Mrs. Yollis and class,

    I love spring, AND I love this blog post! Spring is a special time in my own backyard for a few reasons. I enjoy the spring birds, like orioles, that come to visit, AND I love that so many flowers in my yard begin blooming. In spring it is time to plant my vegetable garden, FOR the conditions are just right. I plant tomatoes, peppers, and zucchini, BUT sometimes critters dig them up! Birds like it when I sow seeds for chard, collard greens, carrots, and radishes, SO I have to be on the lookout for them. I won't use pesticides, NOR will I set traps. I must find ways to kindly discourage birds and other creatures from eating my seeds and plants, AND it can be quite challenging!

    Holidays I enjoy in spring are Easter, my granddaughter's birthday, my daughters' birthdays, and Mother's Day, FOR celebrating with family is always enjoyable.

    I'm looking forward to reading more about what all of you enjoy about spring, AND I will enjoy the creative ways you use compound sentences!

    Spring Cheers to you all,

    Your blogging buddy, Mrs. Ranney


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