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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

XOXOXOXO For reading my blog!

My school, Connections Academy, tweeted a link for origami hearts this week and we tried it. It was easy and loads of fun to make.


Need ideas for 's Day crafts? Get the little ones kids involved with this simple project.

Here is how ours came out. We used two sheets of colored paper since we don't have origami paper.







Sunday, February 12, 2012

Adventures in Geography: Qatar



Qatar is new on my page views list today. I wanted to learn about it because it has a pretty name and it is so small it doesn't show up on my map. It is a small country bordered by Saudi Arabia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qatar#Geography

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qatar#Geography



Qatar is considered the richest country in the world. It has a lot of oil and natural gas reserves It has a population of around 1.7 million people. The capital city of Doha is where most people in the country live. The mix of Arabic and modern buildings in this city is an amazing style that wows me.

http://www.shafallahforum.org/gallery/doha-qatar-images/

http://www.hauteliving.com/2011/09/a-look-at-qatar-%E2%80%93-the-world%E2%80%99s-richest-country/

http://www.hauteliving.com/2011/09/a-look-at-qatar-%E2%80%93-the-world%E2%80%99s-richest-country/



It has a really interesting history. It has been governed by the Ottoman's and Great Britain and been part of The UAE. Since 1971 it has been it's own country and the same family have been rulers of it since the 1860's.

This was a really great country to learn about. I am glad someone there read my blog today.



Friday, February 10, 2012

Making School Fun: France

This week we studied countries that colonized the New World. One of our exercises was to make a poster about one of these countries: Spain, Portugal, England, France.  I chose France because it's on my blog page views list and I don't know much about it.

Here is France's Flag

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/France


It is across the English Channel from The United Kingdom and is bordered by Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Italy and Spain. There are a lot of countries close together in Europe!

http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/europe/fr.htm


The population of France is around 66,000,000 people.


The one thing I do know about France is the Eiffel Tower. It is over 1000 feet tall and was finished being built in 1889. It is really cool engineering.

Here is a great link for information on it. http://bestplacesforholiday.com/buildings/eiffel-tower-the-most-romantic-place-in-frace.html


France is famous for painting, wine and cooking. In Transformers 2, Sam's mom goes all the way to France just to eat snails! She thought they were gross. France is famous for mimes too. I really like mimes. I want to be one. I practice all the time.

France sent explorers to North America and made settlements in Canada. Some parts of Canada still speak only French. I would really love to visit there.

My great great great great great Grandfather Dameron came from France to live in Virginia. His two sons fought on each side of the Civil War.


Thursday, February 2, 2012

New Art






I have added some new pieces to My Art Gallery. Stop in and check them out.


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