Sunday, November 04, 2007

Chloe, Betsy Ross, and Other Important Ladies

Kentucky Greetings, WoodyWatchers! We hope you are having a great Sunday! Chloe and I love Sundays! After Sunday School and a nice tasty lunch of fried chicken, Chloe and I took a long nap! We are awake and getting ready to go to Bernheim Forest for a long walk! It is so pretty today! Mom said it was going to get cold this week, so we better get to Bernheim while the weather is nice!

Last Friday, our favorite fans from Holiday Elementary in Hopkinsville emailed us about Chapter 7. If you are following the stories, you know that I was in the doghouse in Chapter 7 and Chloe covered for me by writing the story. Chloe took the time to talk about the important women of history. After Ms. Cansler's homeroom read the story, they were asked to tell who their favorite woman in American history is and why or what she did. We loved their answers! Take a look...

Harriet Tubman made a difference because she freed slaves to freedom. She helped over 300 people to get free out of slavery. They went to a place called the underground railroad but it was like a tunnel. Chantel

Betsy Ross: She was the first woman who made the American flag. Three men came to her house to ask her to. The 13 stripes stand for the colonies and the 13 stripes remain unchanged. Jaila

Rosa Parks because she made bus segregation no longer exist. They told her to get up and move to the back and she didn't. Now we do not have a certain front or back spot on the bus we have to sit in. Hannah

Wilma Rudolph is my favorite woman in history. She is from Clarksville, Tennessee which is close to here. She had polio when she was young and overcame it to become a gold medal winner in the Olympic track running. She beat the record in running. She did it really fast in seconds. Ellen

Rosa Parks: She was a lady that refused to move to the back of the bus because black people should have the right to a seat in the front too. Sierra

Amelia Earhart is a famous aviator. She was the first woman to fly around the world. She died in 1927 when her plane crashed somewhere but they do not know where. Jeremy

Rosa Parks was a good example. She set an example so people can sit where they want. Dijonae

Harriet Tubman: She was a deliverer of slaves to the Railroad to get free but it was not a real railroad. She helped over 300 to get freedom. She died at the age of 25 or 26. Sean

Dolly Madison: During the war of 1812, she was planning an ordinary dinner party when the British invaded D.C. She had to leave the White House. Bridgett

Eleanor Roosevelt: She was the first lady of the White House and was married Franklin Roosevelt. Her husband was a United States President. She had a large family of six children. Maxie

Rosa Parks: She made a difference in bus desegregation. She was arrested for not moving for a white man to sit. She died in the beginning of 2006. DeVante

Betsy Ross sewed the first American flag. She was able to cut a five point star in one snip. Also she was able to sew ruffles on George Washington's shirts. Brittany

Harriet Tubman: She was a deliverer of slaves to the "railroad" to get free. She got people free from being a slave. She helped over 300 to get free. Kathleen

Betsy Ross: Betsy Ross made the first American flag by orders from George Washington. She put 13 white stars on a field of blue and 13 red and white stripes. Kendall

Rosa Parks because she wanted to sit anywhere on the bus and no longer sit in the back. She got religious freedom. Marquasia

My favorite woman in history: She helped dying men get water. She survived a cannon shot. She took out a whole Army with the cannon. Hunter

Rosa Parks was not treated right. She made the segregation not exist. Wade

Annie Oakley: She was a famous sharpshooter in the Old West. Joshua

Betsy Ross: She made the very first American flag that had 13 stars and 13 stripes for the 13 colonies. Thomas

Rosa Parks: She believed in her rights. Curtis

Martha Washington: She was the first First Lady of the United States. Her husband was George Washington. Lavonte

Betsy Ross made the first American flag. She did good. Jeffery

Chloe and I learned so much from their answers! After we read their responses, Chloe and I went to the library and checked out some books on the famous women Ms. Cansler's class talked about - including Rosa Parks, Annie Oakley, and Wilma Rudolph. I can't wait to read more information on all these important girls! Chloe has had her nose in a book ever since we returned home!

Speaking of our country, this Tuesday is Election Day. Make sure your parents get out and vote! It is very important! Chloe and I can't vote since we aren't 18 years old - and since we aren't human, but we always enjoy riding in the car with Mom and Dad while they go vote!

I better go! Since the time changed it will be getting dark soon! Bernheim is waiting!!! Have a great day! Enjoy the weather, encourage everyone to vote, and Work and Dream like a BIG DOG!