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Entries from October 2007

The legend of Mulan

October 30th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Sister finished a written book report about “China’s Bravest Girl” tonight, which is a book describing the legend of Mulan on which the Disney movie was based. Since mom and I went to China last month, our kids have been very interested to learn more about China and Chinese culture. This was an excellent book, […]

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Tags: books · sister

A Google Earth alternative to a salt map

October 29th, 2007 · 3 Comments

Brother has an assignment for social studies in school that is due November 6th. The assignment is to create a salt map of the United States, showing the topographical relief. I’m guessing this is mainly the Rocky and Appalachian mountains, but we haven’t actually seen the assignment sheet yet so I’m not sure.  I remember […]

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Tags: school · socialstudies

The War With Grandpa

October 29th, 2007 · 3 Comments

I just finest the book the war with Grandpa at school. It was about a kid named Pete and his Grandpa. Grandpa moved in with Pete but Grandpa moved in his room that he has had for 10 years. But Pete is not ready to give up his room. Pete goes to war with Grandpa […]

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Tags: books · brother

Harry Potter Conversation

October 28th, 2007 · 3 Comments

We recorded this with Gabcast on an iPhone (with the speakerphone) and republished this on our free PodcastPeople channel. This is a 20 minute discussion about the 5th Harry Potter book: the characters, some differences between the book and the movie, our favorite scenes, and other topics.

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Tags: books · brother · movies · podcasts

Harry Potter 5

October 27th, 2007 · 3 Comments

I just finest Harry Potter 5 today. I was very surprised at the end. Even though I have not read all the books the Harry Potter books are my favorite books.

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Tags: books · brother

Favrete things on webkinz!

October 27th, 2007 · 8 Comments

Some of my favorite things to do on webkinz are wishing well’2 and wheel of wow!

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Tags: sister

Welcome to our family learning blog!

October 27th, 2007 · No Comments

We have created this family learning blog to provide a space to share many of the things about which we are learning and thinking. Since our local public school does not currently permit student blogging of any kind, and we want to demonstrate the positive potential of blogging to improve student reading and writing skills, […]

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