Archive for November, 2011

Dodge Ball 2011

Posted: November 30, 2011 by Mrs. Kent in Posted By Mrs. Kent

Here is the Dodge Ball Slideshow.

Dodge Ball Homebase Activity

Say Hello to Second Trimester Journalism Staff

Posted: November 29, 2011 by Mrs. Kent in Uncategorized

Second trimester brings new faces to the journalism staff. They are all excited to take on their new responsibilities. They have some great examples from last trimester to look up to. They are working and training hard this week. I can already tell they are going to be awesome!! Later this week, they will introduce themselves, so check back….

Goodbye to Trimester One Journalism Staff

Posted: November 29, 2011 by Mrs. Kent in Uncategorized

First Trimester’s Journalism Staff, did a great job and I am really going to miss them. They were the first to do a school blog page, so we were all learning as the trimester went along. It was quite the learning experience for all of us. Thanks you guys for all your hard work and willingness to try new things. I know you will miss the microphone…(inside joke.)

YAY!!! Christmas is on its way!

Posted: November 16, 2011 by harrisjournalismstaff in Uncategorized

By: Jessica and Daffneee

We can’t wait For christmas how about you guys? What do you all want for Christmas? We want to know so post and telll us!We want a new i pod touch with a camera!:] Jess wants to go on a cruise with her family!! We hope we all get we are wanting!!

Thanksgiving

Posted: November 16, 2011 by harrisjournalismstaff in Uncategorized

The Journalism Staff thought it would be nice to share when “Thanksgiving” started, so here it is. All information came from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanksgiving

In the United States, the modern Thanksgiving holiday tradition traces its origins to a 1621 celebration at Plymouth in present-day Massachusetts. There is also evidence for an earlier harvest celebration on the continent by Spanish explorers in Florida during 1565, as well as thanksgiving feasts in the Virginia Colony. The initial thanksgiving observance at Virginia in 1619 was prompted by the colonists’ leaders on the anniversary of the settlement.

 The 1621 Plymouth feast and thanksgiving was prompted by a good harvest. In later years, the tradition was continued by civil leaders such as Governor Bradford who planned a thanksgiving celebration and fast in 1623. While initially, the Plymouth colony did not have enough food to feed half of the 102 colonists, the Wampanoag Native Americans helped the Pilgrims by providing seeds and teaching them to fish. The practice of holding an annual harvest festival like this did not become a regular affair in New England until the late 1660s.

Thanksgiving in the United States, much like in Canada, was observed on various dates throughout history. The dates of Thanksgiving in the era of the Founding Fathers until the time of Lincoln had been decided by each state on various dates. The first Thanksgiving celebrated on the same date by all states was in 1863 by presidential proclamation. The final Thursday in November had become the customary date of Thanksgiving in most U.S. states by the beginning of the 20th century. And so, in an effort by President Abraham Lincoln (influenced by the campaigning of author Sarah Josepha Hale) to foster a sense of American unity between the Northern and Southern states, proclaimed the date to be the final Thursday in November.

                                                                 Comment and say the things you are Thankful for.

Turkey Hunt! By Karlie and Kaylee

Posted: November 16, 2011 by harrisjournalismstaff in Uncategorized

Thanks for all the participants!<3 There are still some turkeys thats havent been found.

Posted: November 16, 2011 by harrisjournalismstaff in Uncategorized