My informational writing is about American history. Here are some facts about Parliament. First, Parliament is part of the British Government. Next, Ben Franklin argued to get rid of British taxes. Finally, Parliament was a taxes bank for King George.
Here are some facts about American militia. First, militia are minutemen who are called that because they’re ready in a minute. Next, militia are not real soldiers; they are farmers and shopkeepers. Finally, militia minutemen slept with their gun powder and muskets.
Here are some facts about Continental Congress. First, representatives talk and give ideas. Next, meetings were there so they could discuss that were having freedom. Finally, Continental Congress still runs today. These are some things I’ve learned about American history.
First I have learned many things about the New World. Representatives represent others, even thousands. Next, the first meeting of the Representatives was called the Continental Congress. Third, they speak for the people.
First, George Washington was a great Commander-in-Chief. Next, he knew about the Redcoats. Third, he was the first president and he designed the American flag.
Next, Redcoats got beaten by the Americans. Also, Redcoats had a war with the American colonies. Third, Redcoats got beaten on Christmas night and they surrendered.
I also learned that indentured servants don’t get to say bye to their people. Next, they served the colonists. Third, an indentured servant is a person who works for a certain amount of time before they can get freed. These are the things I learned about the New World.
I have learned many facts about the New World and I would like to teach you some facts about the New World. First, I learned about Paul Revere. Next, he said, “One if by land, two if by sea.” Then, he was a friend of a spy. Also, he was a silversmith.
Next, I learned about the Boston Tea Party. First, the Americans dumped the tea off the ships into the Boston Harbor. Next, the Americans stopped drinking tea because the British were charging them too much taxes. Finally, the Americans dressed up as Native Americans.
Finally, I learned about George Washington. First, he was a Commander-in-Chief. Next, he knew how the Redcoats fought. Finally, he trained the militia in the winter at Valley Forge. Soldiers suffered from diseases in the winter.
These are some of the facts about the New World that I have learned.
I have learned many things about the New World. First, I learned about taxes. They pay for schools. Taxes also pay for firefighters and police officers and roads and bridges are paid for f , pay for tea for the british king. Paul Revere said the redcoats are coming the redcoats are coming. Next, Paul Revere he was a silversmith. And he gave the 1 if by land, 2 if by sea.
Then,taxes pay for footballs they pay for gas.
Finally, the minute men, they fight in a minute british soldier. They sleep with their gunpowder.
These are my reasons why I learned about the New world.
I have learned many thing about the New World. First, I have learned about Paul Revere. He was a silversmith. He told his spy, “One if by land, two if by sea”. Paul Revere said, “The Redcoats are coming!”
Next, I have learned about Betsy Ross. She kept sewing even after her husband died. She sewed the first American flag. George Washington asked her to sew it.
Then, I learned about Benjamin Franklin. He was a good arguer. He was a member of the second
Continental Congress. He went to France. Now you know about the New World.
I have learned many things about the New World. I have learned about Betsy Ross. First, she had a job to be a seamstress. Next, she had a husband named John. Then, Betsy Ross sewed the Stars and Stripes.
Next, taxes help to pay for firefighters, schools, and roads. Taxes also were unfair because king George wanted money Then, people pay taxes for food , gas and homes.
Finally, I have learned about Thomas Jefferson. First, he was chosen to write papers for the people. Next, he wrote the Declaration of Independence. Then, Thomas Jefferson was in the 2nd Continental Congress. These are the things I learned the most about the New World.
I have learned many things about the New World. First, I have learned about the flag. Its name is ‘’Stars and Stripes’’. The colors of the flag are red, white and blue with the red and blue stripes alternating. Now there are 50 States.
Next, I have learned about George Washington. He was the Commander-in-Chief. He was a soldier. He went to Betsy Ross to sew the flag.
I have also learned about Thomas Jefferson. He went to the Second Continental Congress. He wrote the Declaration of Independence because he was a good writer.
These are some things I learned about the New World.
I have learned many things about the New World. First, I have learned about a person named George Washington. He was a Commander-in-Chief. He lived at Mount Vernon. He had a wife named Martha.
Next, I have learned about Paul Revere. He was a silversmith. He said, “The redcoats are coming!” After his friend the spy put up lights that showed, One if by land, two if by sea.
I have learned the Boston Tea Party was because of unfair taxes from King George threw tea off the boats dressed like Native Americans. These are some things I learned about the New World.
It is Book Fair time again at Sprague School. It will be going on March 26-29 in the High School Home Ec. Room. The hours are Monday-Wednesday 8am-4pm and Thursday 8am-6pm. The Book Fair will be closed all Friday for clean up.
In years past, it has been our goal to raise enough money so that each of our students can get some free books. If you would like to help us reach this goal again this year please make any donations at the High School Office. Please make checks out to Scholastic Book Fair.
The Book Fair is also run with the help of other outstanding community members that volunteer their time. If you would like to help in this way we are always in need of volunteers. You can sign up at the High School Office or City Hall.
Both of these actions are GREATLY appreciated! However if you can't volunteer time or funds we still hope you swing by! We try to have a little bit of everything for all ages!
What you can't find at our Book Fair, maybe you'll have better luck with our Online Book Fair. This is something that Scholastic Offers to work side by side with the on-site Book Fair. From March 21st-April 10th you can parooze a much larger catalog of books Online. Items purchased will be ship to the school for pick up. The best part? Shipping is FREE! And any money spent at the Online Book Fair still benefits our school.
I do have to make one sad announcement. In years past it has been a Buy One, Get One Free Book Fair. Unfortunately Scholastic isn't offering this option anymore to schools who only have 1 Book Fair a school year. However Scholastic still offers amazing deals on great quality books.
We hope you join us for another amazing Book Fair! See you then!
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Stefani Kanzler at 257-2511 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
The school year has started off amazing! We are almost at the end of first Quarter & students have been learning all about the Dewey Decimal System. Let me share a little bit of what we've learned this Quarter.
The Dewey Decimal System was devised by librarian Melvil Dewey in the late 19th Century. He was unsatisfied with the way libraries were organized, or rather unorganized. So he devised the Dewey Decimal Classification system, which is still used in libraries all over the world. The Dewey Decimal system deals with the numbers 0-999. There are ten categories, each focusing on a certain topic, with multiple subcategories. If you want to look into the various categories you can click HERE.
We play a fun game to help keep the Dewey Decimal System fresh in our mind. We break up into teams, this year we did boys vs girls, then I ask them where I'd find a book on ________. They have 30 seconds to answer before the next team has a chance to steal the question. Then we have a speed round where I ask the students if a book is Fiction or NonFiction. Any correct answers are worth 2 points. It is great fun & students learn how to inference where material is in the library based on its subject.
Students also learn the difference between Fiction and NonFiction. This can be a very difficult idea to grasp. The easiest way for kids to remember this is focusing on the sounds at the beginning of the words. Fiction=Fake (Make Believe) and NonFiction=Not Fake (Real). Students learn that Fiction is organized by alphabetical order only. James and the Giant Peach would be cataloged as FIC DAH. FIC because it is fiction & DAH because those are the first three letters of the author's last name. While NonFiction is organized primarily in numerical order, then by alphabetical order. A factual book on wolves by Jesse Gordon would be located in 599 GOR. 599 because that is the specific Dewey Decimal number for books about wolves and GOR because that is the first three letters of the author's last name. Then we practice putting things in alphabetical and numerical order.
It sounds very confusing, but these kids are smart as whips & have caught on very quickly. We've worked on it a good chunk this first quarter. Starting next quarter students are going to start delving into research projects. It'll be fun, as always!