Friday, November 1, 2013

November is Family Blogging Month!

Mrs. Ranney and her students to share what they are
learning and experiencing.


In an effort to include more family members in our online community, we are proclaiming:



November is Family Blogging Month!



Each student made a list of their family members. After looking through the archive, students selected specific posts tailored to the interest of a particular relative. 


We're inviting everyone to comment: moms, dads, brothers, sisters, grandmothers, grandfathers, uncles, aunts, and cousins.
We welcome friends, too!







Students will be inviting their family and friends to participate in a conversation! 



Frogger, the Blogger, says: 
"Maybe we'll get some 2-point comments! Follow the chart below for some tips!"







 
Here is the key we will use for  Family Blogging Month~





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What do you think of our idea?

Who are you inviting to be a part of our online community?

Please leave a comment and introduce yourself! 

63 comments:

  1. Annsley's Sister (Gabrielle)November 1, 2013 at 7:24 PM

    Dear Class,
    I am Gabrielle (Annsley's sister). I am 7 years old. I complete on team gymnastics for All Olympia Gymnastics Center.
    I go to Chaparral. My teacher is Mrs. Broussard.

    For Halloween, we went trick-or-treating at Mr. Detamore's house. He used to be a 3rd grade teacher here at Chaparral Elementary. We were surprised to learn that he gives out homework instead of candy. If I complete the homework and return it to him on Friday, he will give me candy. I think I will invite him to blog on Mrs. Ranney's site.

    Sincerely,
    Gabrielle

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    1. Dear Gabrielle,
      Thank you for writing a comment on our blog. That was a very nice comment. Did you turn in the homework yet? If you turned in your homework what did he give out?
      Cheers,
      Maya and Molly

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  2. Dear Mrs. Ranney and Class:

    How was everyone's Halloween? Did you enjoy yourselves? Jacob and his two brothers went trick-or-treating in our neighborhood with some of their friends. They got a lot of candy, so they are donating some of it to the troops.

    Jacob dressed up as a Ghostbuster, his younger brother wore an Iron Man costume, and his older brother was a boxer. What costume did you wear for Halloween?

    Sincerely,

    Michelle
    (Jacob's Mom)

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  3. Dear Mrs. Ranney and Class,

    I am Lucas' brother Aidan. I remember this project from when I was in your class three years ago.

    I think the idea is awesome and I am glad to see you all doing family blog month again.

    Good luck everyone, especially Lucas of course.

    Cheers,
    Aidan

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    1. @ Aidan,

      Thanks for posting on the blog.

      I am loving family blogging month. I can't wait to see who will post from our family. I bet Mom will post before Dad.

      Can you get some other student who were in Mrs. Ranney's class with you to post on the blog?

      Thanks,
      Lucas

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    2. @ Lucas,

      I beat dad!

      I am so proud of you!

      Love always,
      Sybil (Lucas' mom)

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  4. Dear Lucas,

    This is Babe, your dog. I can't speak or type but if I could I would say exactly this.

    I would love to come to school but only for lunch and recess. That way I could play all day.

    🐾,
    Babe (Lucas' dog)

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    1. @ Babe,
      Thanks for posting! The question marks are supposed to be paw prints.
      Love you!
      Cheers,
      Lucas

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    2. Elinor,Olivia,CaitiNovember 8, 2013 at 12:08 PM

      Dear Babe,
      Thank you for commenting.
      We all like that you only want to play for recess and lunch.
      What would you like to play for lunch and recess?
      ruff ruff!
      Sincerely,
      Elinor, Caiti, and Olivia

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  5. Dear Mrs. Ranney and Class,

    I am excited for family blogging month. I can't wait to see comments from my dad, mom, brother, sister, grammy, grampy, grandma, aunts, uncle, Babe, and friends.

    See you all tomorrow at school.

    Cheers,
    Lucas

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  6. Hello Lucas and class,
    Today we took a photo of the Indians who sell their jewelry every day under the portal of the Old Governor' Palace. They are the only people allowed to sell things and they sit under the portal with a blanket on the ground, where they display their wares. I can not figure out how to post the photo.
    Love, Grammy and Grampy

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  7. Hello,
    This is Lucy and Blue. We are part of Lucas' family. We are the dogs who belong to Lucas' Grammy and Grampy. Lucy is Babe's sister, an English Labrador, and Blue is a 127 lb. Doberman. Lucy and Babe miss seeing you Lucas. People see Doberman's in the movies and think they are not nice, in reality they are the sweetest dogs and ours is sweet as can be. Blue loves children and loves to be petted.
    Ruff! Ruff!

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    1. @ Lucy and Blue,
      Thanks for posting!
      Can you get both Grammy and Grampy to post on the blog?
      Thanks,
      Lucas

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  8. Zac: Annsley's baby brotherNovember 3, 2013 at 7:22 PM

    Dear Class,
    I am Zac (Annsley's Baby brother) I am 7 months old. Annsley is typing for me because I type like this'' bv khhjhcgb hng''.I am tired and I do not like the time change. I should be in bed already but it is only 7:15. I am very grumpy!!! I do love my sister though, she is the best.

    Are there any other babies out there blogging?

    Yours very grumpily,

    Zac

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    1. Luc☯s And Massim✪November 8, 2013 at 12:13 PM

      Dear Zac [Annsley baby brother],

      Thank you for posting on our blog.
      Sorry I do not think any other babies post on blogs.
      I hope you will post again.

      Cheers,
      Luc☯s And Massim✪

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  9. Dear Class,
    Did anyone forget about daylight savings time? In our house we all got up too early today. Santa Fe is the oldest capitol city in the United States.
    Where we live now is like a small town. Even though Santa Fe is a city there is no traffic here and everything is close. We have hiking that Mrs. Ranney and her husband would enjoy. We also have a ski slope
    and Mts and desert. We have different Indians living near by. The Navajo tribe takes their young children from their parents at an early age and the elders teach the children their own language. Different tribes have different customs.
    All the best,
    Grammy

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  10. Dear Mrs. Ranney's Class,


    I am really enjoying reading all of your posts and feel like I am learning a lot about your class. I think family blogging month is a great idea and I love talking to Kim about her ideas for great posts. You all have such different interests and seem to be one creative class. I will be getting my husband and Kim's grandma involved so they can view your awesome work as well.

    Keep up the great blogging work.

    Best,

    Michelle (Kim's mom)

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  11. Hello Class!

    I am Noah's dad - Yossi. I have never blogged before but it seems to be a lot of fun!

    I am a big soccer fan. I play and manage a soccer club called Dinamo Soccer Club and it is the largest recreational club in California.


    Knowing that other kids and parents reading what I am writing is exciting- Don’t you think??. :-)

    I have a feeling I will be visiting this blogging site again, soon!

    Have a grand of a day!

    Yossi

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  12. Connie (Ayden's mom)November 4, 2013 at 7:32 PM

    Hi Ayden,

    I am excited for family blogging month and would like to take advantage of this by wishing you a very happy 9th birthday today!

    Love,
    Connie (Ayden's mom)

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  13. Dear Mrs. Ranney and class,

    I'm Colin's brother Noah and I am in Mrs. Fogelman's class in kindergarten. One day I hope I'll be in Mrs. Ranney's class and get to do blogging all the time. I like writing and drawing like Colin. My brother always goes on the blog a lot and I want to do it too.

    I was a ninja for Halloween. What were all the other brothers and sisters for Halloween?

    Your friend,

    Noah (you can call me Noey, so you can tell me apart from big Noah in your class)

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  14. Preston (Ayden's little brother)November 4, 2013 at 7:38 PM

    Hello Mrs. Ranney's class,

    I'm Preston, Ayden's little brother. My mom is typing this blog for me. I love my brother so much and want to wish him a very happy birthday. You are my best friend and you always take care of me. You are the best!

    Love,
    Preston (Ayden's brother)

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  15. Nicollette (Ayden's cousin)November 4, 2013 at 8:30 PM

    Hello Mrs. Ranney's class,

    My name is Nicollette, I'm Ayden's cousin. I used to go to Chaparral. I am currently at AC Stelle. I think the family blogging month is a great idea. It's really exciting to see what your class is learning.

    By the way, I want to give a shout out to Ayden on his 9th birthday!

    Thanks,
    Nicollette (Ayden's cousin)

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  16. Alex (Ayden's dad)November 4, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    Mrs. Ranney's class,

    I am exciting about this family blogging month. I think it's great to involve family and friends to interact with the class and their learning experience. I look forward to blogging with the class.

    I want to also acknowledge my son, Ayden's birthday today. We will be go carting this weekend.

    Regards,
    Alex (Ayden's dad)

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  17. Noah&#39:Uncle
    Hello Mrs. Ranney's class
    My name is Oren, Noahs uncle.
    I live in Israel since I was born but I had the chance to visit US several times.
    I even lived at NYC for five years after I've made my Military service in Israel.
    I am exciting about this family blogging month. I think it's great to involve family and friends to interact with the class and their learning experience. I look forward to blogging with the class.

    looking forward to see how things will developed here..
    Regards from Israel

    Oren( Noahs uncle)

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    1. Say hi to Israel from us, Uncle Oren!

      Yossi (Noah's Dad)

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  18. Hello Mrs. Ranney's class,

    I am really excited about this months blogging. So far, all these comments are so funny and interesting to read. I think this is a great way to communicate, as well as share ideas, thoughts, and opinions throughout the class. I cannot wait to see what new comments will be posted throughout the month. I hope everyone had a fun and spooky halloween! Blog to you guys soon!


    Best Regards,
    Roxanna (Ayden's friend)

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    1. Hi Roxanna,

      I am so happy that you can be part of my classroom's blog.

      Hope to hear more from you in this blog.

      Thanks,
      Ayden

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  19. Dear Mrs. Ranney's Class,

    I am a fifth grader at our school. I was in Mrs. Yollis's class in third grade. I learned a lot about typing. I hope Cati has been getting good grades and all of her friends in the class like Olivia, Jacob, Molly, Michelle, Lucas, Maya, and much much more. Is your class doing the Alfasmarts? (I think thats how you spell it.) I have a blog, but I haven't posted on it in a long time yet. I was thinking about posting on it soon. Maybe you can check it out It is called Ellie"s Enormous Elevator. Here is the link Ellie's Enormous Elevator
    Sincerely,
    ♥Ell♔e♥

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  20. Dear Mrs. Ranney's class,

    We are Colin's fish Ponyo and Hiccup. We can't type but if we could, this is what we would say. This blog is so interesting! I wish we could one day escape from this fish tank. Mrs. Ranney's classroom and all of Chaparral seems so exciting instead of this boring old tank. We are very interested in what Mrs. Ranney's classroom is like. What is it like? What art projects do you do? Is it fun? What color are the walls? Do you get to use alphasmarts? Are there iPads in the room? If you know, please write us back.

    Yours truly,
    Ponyo and Hiccup (Colin's fish)

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  21. Who invented the word blogging? It is great that you students learn to write well and blog. I had fun reading about the students collections.
    Thank you Mrs. Ranney for continuing your hard work in having the students blog.
    All the best, Grampy

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  22. Dear Mrs. Ranney's class,

    My name is Nadia and I am Lucas' aunt. I am excited to know that November is Family Blogging Month! This time of the year is very special for me because I get to celebrate Thanksgiving with my family in California. My husband and I are counting the days to be reunited with our wonderful niece, Lily and our amazing nephews, Aidan and Lucas. We cannot wait to do fun things with our family. It is very thoughtful of you to involve your students and their extended family in this creative learning experience.

    Sincerely,
    Nadia

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  23. Dear Mrs. Ranney and Class,

    I am Lucas' mom, Sybil. I love family blogging month because I enjoy reading the posts from everyone's family. November is a great family blogging month because Thanksgiving is in November, and families gather together to celebrate.

    Lily, Lucas' sister wants to post too. I will write something for her. Lily said, "I love Lucas so much because he is very nice to me."

    All the best,
    Sybil (Lucas' mom)

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  24. Dear Mrs. Ranney and Class
    I am Senuri's little brother Semeth. I am 6 years old and attend Chaparral. I am in Mrs. Brousard class, and she is a great teacher.This is my first time blogging. I hope to have Mrs.Ranney when I go in third grade. You seem like a good and fun teacher.


    Sincerely,

    Semeth (Senuri's brother)

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  25. Hi Class,
    I am Colin's Aunt Leslie. I am so excited to blog with your class. Blogging is new for me. I am sure that most of you third graders are much better at navigating the internet than I am.

    Thanks for letting me share with you! I look forward to hearing about what you are learning!

    Enjoy!

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    1. Dear Aunt Leslie,

      You are going to have so much fun blogging with us! Right now we are learning how to write compound sentences. We are looking forward to hearing more comments from you. Thank you so much for going on our blog!

      Your nephew,
      Colin

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  26. Hi Class!

    This is Yossi - Noah's dad, again.. :- )

    I saw a comment here about the word Blogging and thought I would share this fun-fact.

    Did you know that blogging is a word made out of :
    Web ( a "web" of many computers connected to eachother)
    and
    Log (diary, notebook etc)?

    Interesting, isn't it? :-)

    Keep learning kids, it is so much FUN!

    Yossi

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  27. Maryam (Ayden's grandma)November 6, 2013 at 8:21 PM

    Dear Mrs. Ranney's class,

    I am so glad to be given the invite by my grandson, Ayden to participate in his classroom blog. It is very interesting to see how everyone is contributing.

    I will keep logging in to read the updates and participate in the blog.

    Thanks,
    Maryam (Ayden's grandma)

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    1. Hi grandma,

      Welcome to my classroom blog. How are you doing? Where do you want to spend Thanksgiving this year? I am so excited to see you. Talk to you soon!

      Love,
      Ayden Sayeri

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  28. Mo (Ayden's grandpa)November 6, 2013 at 8:24 PM

    Hello class,

    I am Mo, Ayden's grandpa. I am so happy to be part of Ayden's class blog.

    Thanks,
    Mo (Ayden's grandpa)

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  29. Hello Class,

    It's me Ayden. I am excited for Thanksgiving. I just found out that my cousins from San Francisco are going to be in town. I can't wait to see them because I miss them so much.

    This Thanksgiving will be considered our family reunion from my dad's side. We will have tons of fun and lots of eating. I can't wait for pumpkin pie, forget about the turkey.


    Sincerely,
    Ayden

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    1. Jason (Ayden's uncle)November 6, 2013 at 10:24 PM

      Hi Ayden,

      I am looking forward to spending Thanksgiving with you and the family. You can have the pumpkin pie, I'll take the turkey with gravy,

      Thank you buddy for inviting me to join in on your classroom blog. Some of your classmates comment are pretty hysterical. I will keep on blogging with you and your classmate this month. I think this is rather fun to keep in contact with you.

      Love,
      Uncle Jason
      (Ayden's uncle)

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    2. Hi uncle Jason,

      Thank you for writing on my classroom blog. I am so excited for Thanksgiving so I can play games, eat, and spend time with you and our family.

      Sincerely,
      Ayden Sayeri

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  30. Dear Colin and Class,

    I am Colin's cousin Mia. I am 8 yrs old. I am in third grade, too. I go to Bay Laurel. I love to compete in gymnastics and win gold medals.

    Mia

    PS- Blogging is fun! I wish my class had it, too.

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  31. How many days till Thanksgiving? I love Thanksgiving as it is a time our entire family gets together. Does your class do anything special regarding this holiday? What is your favorite part of this holiday? How did Thanksgiving begin? Remember to be thankful.
    All the best, Grammy ( Lucas )

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  32. Helen (Ayden's aunt)November 7, 2013 at 7:36 AM

    Hi Mrs. Ranney's class,

    I'm Helen, Ayden's aunt. This is my first time blogging. I'm glad that your class introduced me to it. I was reading the various blogs for the class and find it amusing. Please keep blogging.

    Regards,
    Helen (Ayden's aunt)

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    1. Hi aunt Helen,

      Thank you for reading and writing on my classroom blog. Did you know that your dad fought in the war? I was curious to see if you knew which war he fought in. If you do, please share!

      Sincerely,
      Ayden Sayeri

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  33. Hello Mrs. Ranney and Class,
    I am Brett, Lucas's uncle. Family Blogging Month is a wonderful way for students and their families to interact online. It seems like just yesterday I was blogging here for Aidan, Lucas' brother. My wife, Nadia, and I are here in Connecticut and can't wait to visit for Thanksgiving. Everyone enjoy your blogging.

    Sincerely,
    Brett

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  34. Hello everyone,

    I'm Victor, Ayden's uncle. I want to say that this family blogging month is great. It gives me a chance to see what my nephew is learning at school.

    Blog to you later.

    Victor
    (Ayden's uncle)

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    1. Hi uncle Victor,

      Thank you for writing on my classroom blog. Thanksgiving is almost here, you can have the pumpkin pie and I will have all the turkey and gravy.

      Sincerely,
      Ayden Sayeri

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  35. Dear Mrs. Ranney and class,

    For Thanksgiving, I am going to San Jose to visit my cousins. What are you doing? Next week, student council is selling Gratitude Grams, 25 cents each. Are you going to write any to your friends? Did you participate in the cover contest?

    -Josh (Jacob's brother)

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  36. Hi, everyone!!

    This is Allen, and I'm Noah's uncle! I live in Colorado with Noah's cousins, Samantha and Joshua.

    Because we live in another state, we don't see Noah and his family as much as we would like. But I have great news to share!

    We will be driving out for Thanksgiving to visit! Everyone is so excited. We cannot wait to see Noah and his brother Judah and his mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Levy.

    This is going to be the best Thansgiving ever!

    We hope you guys all have a great holiday, too!

    Best of luck,

    Allen

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  37. Today is Veterans Day. Lucas do you know that Grampy and my father were both veterans. Grampy served during the Vietnam War, and my father served during WW!!. Students when you go home ask if anyone in your family served the US in the military. We thank them for their service and today reminds us of this service.
    All the best, Grammy ( Lucas)

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  38. Hi, guys!

    It's Noah's uncle, Allen, again. I forgot to share something really important last time.

    You might remember we are coming all the way from Colorado to visit Noah and his famiy for Thanksgiving. Well, the other exciting news is that our trip also happens to fall at the same time of an important Jewish holiday this year.

    That holiday is called Hanukkah. It's also known as the Festival of Lights.

    This year, Hanukkah begins on the Wednesday right before Thanksgiving, which, of course, is always on the last Thursday of every November.

    So, what does all this mean?

    Well, for Noah and all of his relatives, it will mean two really fun back-to-back holidays!!!

    Happy Thansgiving everyone and Happy Hanukkah!!!

    Allen

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  39. Hello to all of Mrs. Ranney's class,

    I am blogging to see how everyone's Veterans day was. What did you and your family do on Veterans day? I spent my day with my mom and my aunt and we watched a documentary of people who have served in the military. Do you know anyone who has served in the U.S Military? We appreciate everyone who has fought for our country.

    Best Regards,
    Roxanna (Ayden's friend)

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    1. Hi Roxanna,

      Thank you for writing in my classroom blog. On Veterans day I went to my grandmas house with my cousins and my little brother. We played games like hide and seek, tag, and we played multi player minecraft. I had a lot of fun.

      Sincerely,
      Ayden

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  40. Meagan (Ayden's cousin)November 13, 2013 at 9:55 PM

    Hello everyone,

    My name is Meagan and I am Ayden's cousin. I live in Novato, CA. That is a town north of San Francisco in Marin County. I am in high school. I was invited to this blog and it is my first time viewing it. I see that my dad already blogged on this page and he seems to want the turkey all to himself on Thanksgiving Day. I am so excited to be coming down to Los Angeles to see my extended family.

    I had a great time on Veteran's day. I would like to thank all that have served for our country.

    Regards,

    Meagan (Ayden's cousin)

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  41. Hello Class, Why do we have turkey on Thanksgiving?
    What will you do having holiday all week?
    We plan to go to the Huntington Library with Aidan and his brother Lucas, and also visit the Ventura Mission. We are so lucky there are so many places we can visit when school is out.
    Best wishes, Grammy ( Lucas )

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  42. Yo, yo, yo, guys!

    How is EVERYONE?! It's Noah's Uncle Allen and, boy, are we getting excited about our upcoming trip to California!!

    Noah's cousins, Samanatha and Joshua, and their mother, Erica and I will all be driving from Colorado to California.

    It's a long trip but it's going to be a blast!

    I have the route all mapped out. We will be starting in Colorado, head north to Wyoming, then take a sharp left to drive into Utah.

    Our first day on the road will end in Salt Lake City, which is the largest city in Utah.

    The next morning, we'll get up early and head west again, driving through Nevada before finally crossing the border into California.

    Our first stop before we get to Noah's house will be in San Francisco. And after two days there, we'll finally head south to Woodland Hills, where Noah and his family live.

    This is going to be tons and tons of fun!

    Happy Thanksgiving you guys! We hope everyone has the best holiday ever!!

    Allen

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    1. Can't wait to see you all, Allen!

      Your brother-in-law, Yossi. :- )

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    2. Hello Folks!

      Its Yossi, Noah's dad, again!

      This is a question for you and Mrs. Ranney: Can we insert pictures into our blogs?

      I think not but, wouldn't it be sooooooo cool if we could?

      Think about it.... :- )

      Have a grand of a day!

      Yossi

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  43. Marcie (Lexi's mom)November 16, 2013 at 8:00 PM

    Dear Mrs. Ranney and class,
    I love November Family Blogging month. It is a really fun way to get our entire family including Lexi's grandparents involved in her class. I think it's a really fun way for us all to participate in learning more about what goes on in your third grade class. I love that it is a way that other people can get involved in the learning experience. Thanks for finding a way to motivate us to do more blogging!
    Sincerely,
    Marcie (Lexi's mom)

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  44. Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!

    ~ Yossi (Noah's dad)

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  45. Hello Mrs. Ranney and class,

    We Hope everybody had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    Regards,

    Blythe and Family

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