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Edvard Grieg

We’re learning about Edvard Grieg in school.
He’s a composer from Norway. I like to say the word Norwegian. It sounds like the word Walligi & Luigi. (This is from Mario Games.)

Here’s a funny story about Edvard Grieg.

He lived far away from school. When the kids got wet from walking to school in the rain, they could go home and change. Then they had to come back.
Edvard Grieg would sit under gutters and get soaked so he could go home and change. Because he lived so far away school would be over.

So one day he came to school soaking and it hardly rained so he didn’t get to go home and change.

He’s not as popular as he should be because Norwegian is hard to transfer to English.

**I heard this story about him at classics for kids.

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February 26, 2010 Posted by | My School | 4 Comments

Tobacco

In This Country of Ours, we are reading about the Indians and Jamestown colony.

They discovered that the Indians smoked tobacco. The people in England wanted it. Sir Walter Raleigh brought it back to England.

The colonists grew it and sold it to England.

King James thought tobacco was a thing from the pit of hell. He said it will make your brain hurt and make your lungs bad.

They didn’t care what he thought they kept smoking it.

I agree with the King.

Do you agree with the king?

February 4, 2010 Posted by | My School | 8 Comments

Amelia Earhart

I started learning about her when we learned about Kansas.
I wanted to learn more.

She loved roller coasters when she was a kid. She loved planes.

She had 3 different planes. One of them floated on the water. It was called Friendship.

She had a partner when she flew to Hawaii.
Her last plane was the Electra. The cockpit was only 5 feet in every direction. There were 2 people in the cockpit.
In one of the planes, they took out all the radio equipment because they didn’t know how to use it.

She was probably within 500 miles from an island. She crashed.

They found 1/2 of her plane and they found bones on an island they think were her.
They think that coconut crabs took some of their bones.

January 11, 2010 Posted by | My School | 11 Comments

Annoying

There is a school book we’re reading that’s called Joan of Arc.

We kept reading other books that were about Joan of Arc.

And then we read one that gave away the end of the book. It was really annoying because it gave away the end of the story.

And then there was another one that was about Joan of Arc and that gave away the middle of the story, but Mom skipped that one so it didn’t ruin the story.

She was a peasant girl. She said angels were talking to her and telling her to go to the war to help save France.

When we read, we have a map. I put where her travels are on the map and where her wars were.

We’re not done with the Joan of Arc book yet, but I know that she died at the end.

March 10, 2009 Posted by | My School | , , | 2 Comments