Sunday, February 27, 2011

Week 24: Lesson Learned!


Happy almost March! Can you believe we're to the end of February already? Time flies when you're having fun! For this week's response, tell us about something you learned in one of your WAVA courses in February.

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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Week 23: George Washington


President's Day is a federal holiday in the United States and is celebrated on the third Monday of February. This holiday was originally designated in honor of George Washington's birthday and is still legally called "Washington's Birthday." 

Washington's Birthday has a history as old as our country. It was celebrated publicly for the first time in the late 18th century, while George Washington was still president! Washington's Birthday became official in 1885, when President Chester Arthur signed a bill making it a federal holiday.

In honor of our first president and the namesake of our state, let's share facts about Washington and his presidency. Visit the websites below, find a cool fact about George Washington and add it to the comment box to share with the class! Try to find a fact that none of your classmates have already written.
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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Week 22: Give a Little Love


Happy Valentine's Day! 

Every February 14 we celebrate loved ones by giving flowers, candy, hugs and cards to friends and family. It's a nice time to think about those special people in our lives. For this week's response, complete the sentence below.

"I know _____________ loves me because _____________ ."

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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Week 21: Hidden Talents


A talent can be something you are naturally good at (like singing or drawing) or something you have worked hard to perfect (such as playing a musical instrument or a sport). We all have special talents. Last week Rachel sent me this Vocaroo of her amazing piano talent! Click below to listen to Rachel play Jazzy Toccatina.

What is your special talent? Type your answer in the comment box. You can send me a Vocaroo too, if it involves a sound of some sort. If you would like to send a photo of your talent, k-mail it to me or e-mail it to

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Battle Ground or Bust!


Both girls were over the moon when Walter came in the mail last week. It was kinda funny, I had just been looking at Walter and Wen's blog that day. It was also the most perfect timing. Last week was Jillian's 8th birthday. We were going to Sun River OR to play in the snow to celebrate. 

Walter hung out with us at home first. We did science experiments...

Walter didn't bring his science goggles, so he watched from a safe container.

He also enjoyed gymnastics class, played guitar hero and air hockey. He even went to the chiropractor!

Then we packed him up for our road trip. We played in the snow on Mt. Bachelor. We did not let Walter play in the snow. He watched from the car.  We didn't want him to get dirty. He was there when Jillian opened her birthday presents, and ate her birthday cake. 

He got to stay in a hotel with us. Frankly, I was a worried the whole trip because I didn't want to loose him. He is so small. We did good though. He made it back to Battle Ground with us safe and sound, and we shipped him off to his next family. 

Walter didn't get to see much of our tiny lil town. Battle Ground is just a small town outside of Vancouver. There are just two main roads in Battle Ground - the highway leading into town and Main Street. 


Check back soon to read all about my trip to beautiful Bonney Lake! 
I can't wait to meet the next WAVA family!