Sunday, March 27, 2011

Week 28: Lesson Learned!


Happy last week of March! With all of the knowledge you've gained, I'm sure your brain has gotten bigger this month. What have you been studying lately?

Before you head off to Spring Break, tell us about something you learned in one of your WAVA courses in March.

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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Week 27: Happy Waffle and Pancake Day!


Hey breakfast lovers!
I have discovered an astonishing fact. March 25th may actually host TWO crazy breakfast food holidays. That’s right!  Two delicious favorites celebrated on one remarkable day!
On March 25, 1882 a New York City department store gave a pancake making demonstration which was the first official U.S. pancake making day on record. It is also celebrated in other countries this time of year. Pancake Day is a favorite of children in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Why do they like Pancake Day? Maybe because they get to eat as many pancakes as they want – all smothered with syrup, or lemon and sugar, or strawberry sauce.

Are you more of a waffle person? You're in luck! National Waffle Day is a holiday that originated in Sweden. It is called "VĂ„ffeldagen" in Swedish and it is also celebrated on March 25. In Sweden, Waffle Day welcomes the beginning of spring. What better way to celebrate the season than eating waffles topped with jam or whipped cream? Yum!

In case you were wondering, Maple Syrup Saturday is celebrated on the 3rd Saturday in March (but that’s another story).
In honor of Pancake/Waffle Day…
If you could have anything for breakfast today, 
what would you choose?

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Warning: If you listen to the song below, you will be singing it for the rest of the day.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Week 25: Oh, the Places We'll Read!


I love Dr. Seuss books because of the crazy characters and silly rhymes he used. As you know, one of my favorite Dr. Seuss books is Green Eggs and Ham. As Sam tries to persuade his friend to eat, he rhymes about all of the places to try green eggs and ham...

You can eat them in a box.
You can eat them with a fox.
You can eat them here or there.
You can eat them anywhere! 

For this week's response we will follow Sam's lead, except we are going to rhyme about reading! Think about all of the places you could read and then complete the two sentences below. Make sure they rhyme! You can be as silly as you want. I will leave my comment first, so you can see a sample.

I can read_________________________.
I can read_________________________.

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