Friday, November 18, 2022

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 SlideShow!***

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Steps Taken to Complete this 
*Turkey Takes a Vacation* 

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 Encyclopedia Britannica Online. 

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

Finally, 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 Google Slideshow. 

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What was your favorite part about the project and why?

What landmark would you like to visit? 

Leave a comment for one of the turkeys!

Friday, November 11, 2022

Happy Veterans Day!

Today 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


: 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 the 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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 Mrs. Yollis' Uncle Don who served in the Army from 1945-1946. He served in Korea and earned the rank of T-5. This was a non-combat technical rank. 

Meet Mrs. Yollis' great-great-great-grandfather who served in the Union Army during the Civil War. His name was John Adam Pfau. 

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Meet Scarlett's great grandfather who was a veteran. His name was Major William Robert Graham and he served in the Air Force during WWII.  Major Graham participated in the European Theater with 5 campaign stars.

Scarlett's great-grandfather, Robert Sigurd Haugen, who served in intelligence in WWII. He is pictured next to Scarlett's grandfather, Robert Peter Haugen who served in the Naval Air Force during Vietnam and the Six-Day War in the Middle East. 

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Meet Fletcher's grandfather who was the in U. S. Navy as a Hospital Corpsman from January 1966 to December 1969. As a Hospital Corpsman, he worked in the Great Lakes Naval Hospital, the Great Lakes Naval Station Dispensary, and the Navy Supply Corp School Dispensary (in Athens, Georgia). While he was stationed in Athens, he was promoted to Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class. (See photo below.) In December 1969, he was transferred out of Vietnam to Okinawa and then to Long Beach, California for discharge from active service.

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Meet Olivia's grandpa, whom she calls Bobo! His name is Roger and he served in the US Army in Maryland from 1962-1964. 

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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!