Thursday, April 29, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
Today I'd like to share the story of Mr. Harry Dill with you through the eyes of second grade student Cheyenne McGowan.
"Guess what, Guess what? I met Mr. Harry Dill from Extreme Home Makeover Edition! He was from Sweet Home Alabama, wow! He moved to South Carolina when he was 2 yeards old. He likes to help people. He built a church and a house at the same time. He has 3 children and 1 grandchild, wow! He has one girl. Her name is Caroline and he has two boys named Justin and Kirby. His favorte color is blue. Mine is too, wow! He likes to help people. He makes dreams come true. Mr. Harry Dill's first Makeover was in 2007 and his second one was in 2009. Finally, his third one was in 2010.Mr. Harry believes he can do anything no matter what people say. Today I told you all about our special guest interview."
Friday, April 9, 2010
Christian, Husband, Father, Actor and Director are the words used by Mr. Thom Penn to describe himself. Mr. Penn is a an extremely funny professional actor and entertained us as we interviewed him on April 8th, 2010. Hannah Beam invited him to be her special guest. She told our class that "he is like family to me" and they are very close family friends through their church. Mr. Thom has studied theater for many years! He holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree in it! He and his wife started their own theater company locally! They are both very talented and committed actors/directors! We found out some really unique facts about Mr. Thom during his interview. His family heritage is Irish and British(which he can mimic both accents very convincingly!)His ancestors include William Penn!! Speaking of William Penn, Mr. Thom's family has a very special tradition with a beautiful ring that holds their family crest. When a Penn man turns 21, he is given this special ring with the family crest and called a "Penn Men". When he is married we will take his ring from his right hand and move it to his left to become his wedding ring! We truly enjoyed learning about this very special guest, Mr. Thom Penn!
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
On March 25th, our class met a world traveler! Her name is Mrs. Jeri Jones, Dayton's grandma! Mrs. Jeri and her husband have travelled all around the world with Mr. Jones' job. He builds U.S. Embassies. Mrs. Jones currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina but her husband is currently working abroad in Saudi Arabia. Mrs. Jeri lived there for several years as well. She brought in traditional clothing from Saudi Arabia and talked to us about the customs of the people she met there. We were fascinated! Mrs. Jeri has many hobbies that include reading, baking and quilting! She even made a beautiful nine patch quilt for our class! Each of us signed the quilt and it is now hanging by our rocking chair! We are so thankful for the opportunity to travel around the world with Mrs. Jeri through the stories of her travels! Please come back and visit us again!