Friday, October 1, 2010

Welcome!

This is an elementary school blogging project.
Blogging buddies from six international classes will be working together to help young students in Uganda, Africa. This projects brings students together from Australia, North America, Asia, and Africa.


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We look forward to meeting everyone and helping our new friends in Uganda!




Leave a comment
What do you know about Uganda?
What do you want to learn about the classes or countries involved in the project?
What is your personal goal for the project?
What will we get out of working together on this project?

89 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dear Mrs. Yollis,
My mom and I are looking on the class blog. I found that when I clicked on your name it brings me to your profile. I then saw the page about helping our friends in Uganda. My mom and I are very excited about this project. Is this going to be a subject for us to blog about soon?

From,
Jaden and his mom, Marcie
Mrs. Yollis' student

Linda Yollis said...

@ Jaden and Marcie,

Wow! You are quite good! Yes, we are launching this project on October 4, and we will do our walk on October 22.

I am very excited about this project too! Do you know anything about Uganda?

Your friend,
Mrs. Y♥llis

Linda Yollis said...

@ Bianca, Miriam, and Ben,

Thank you for the fantastic facts that you left on our classroom blog.


I think it would be great if you left them here so everyone in the project can learn together. Do you remember your Ugandan facts?

Can anyone add a fact or two about Uganda?

From,
Mrs. Y♥llis
California

Anonymous said...

Dear Mrs. Yollis,

I like the post about The Uganden Global Project. It sounds interesting. I think your class will like 2KM. It was fun and interesting for me last year. Say hello to them for me.

From your former student,
Charlie

Clive said...

Dear All,
I found out about your project through the blog of Mrs Kathleen McGeady in Australia. It is a wonderful project and will bring learning benefits to all the students and particularly those in Uganda.

I work in the field of education in developing countries so this is close to my heart!

Well done, all students and teachers!

Anonymous said...

Hi I am Cam and I am from 2KM.

Uganda's largest export is coffee.

In Uganda they drive on the left hand side of the road.

Anonymous said...

Hi my name is Tyler
Uganda's weather is usually warm from 15oC to 26oC.
from Tyler

Anonymous said...

Hi Everyone,

I'm Georgia from 2KJ Leopold Australia.
I know that there animals are rinos, lions, leopards, chimpanzee, gorillas, buffalos and elephants. Do you know any other facts?

From Georgia. ♥ ★ ♠

Anonymous said...

Dear All,


My name is Ronan at leopold primry school. It is interesting that your president of Uganda is Yoweri Museueni.

And the population of Uganda in 2008 was 31.9 million
and your money go's up it 5000
Your continent is Africa.
Your flag looks good.

From Ronan

Anonymous said...

Dear All,

My name is Thomas from 2KJ at Leopold Primry School. My interesting facts are: Some of the animals in Uganda are a Rino and a Gariler. The flag colour are Red Black and Yellow.

From Thomas

Anonymous said...

Hello everyone,

I'm Marcus from 2KJ in Australia.
I will try to raze as much money as I can!

from Marcus ★

Anonymous said...

Dear everyone,

Hi, I am Dylan from Victoria, Australia and in 2KJ. I am 8 years old.

I can`t belive we are doing a project with a class from Uganda and 3 other countries.

2KJ and 2KM are doing a one hour walk to see how long it takes for them to get to shcool, it must be a long walk.
Here is a fact,
The population of Uganda is 31.9 million.

From your Blogging Buddy Dylan.

Anonymous said...

Dear all,

What a great time to start learning about each other. My name is Ashleigh and I would like to tell you how I am, I am Ashleigh from 2KM and my teacher is Miss McGeady I have two best freinds and they are Sophie and Zoe but I have lots of other friends but Sophie and Zoe are my best.I love playing netball and I play foot ball with my brother (Riley).I have a brother. I love to run also!


Talk lader,
Ashleigh :)

Anonymous said...

Dear all,

My name is Sebastian :)
I am from 2KM, Leopold, Victoria, Australia.

Uganda students, here is a qustion for you... is your president
Yoweri Kaguta Museveni?

From,

Sebastian

2KM

Anonymous said...

Hi everyone!

I'm Millie from 2KJ, Leopold, Victoria, Australia.
My fact about Uganda is the colours on the Uganda flag are red, black and yellow.

Your blogging buddy,
Millie! :-)

Anonymous said...

Hi Everyone,

I am Skye from Victoria, Australia. I go to Leopold Prmary School.

I am really looking forward to the Global Project!

I have got a fact for you all: The capital city of Uganda is Kampala.
Do you know any other facts?

Keep up the Great work!
Skye! ♥

Anonymous said...

Dear All,

I am Olivia from Miss Jordans class, 2KJ, Victoria Australia.

My fact is that Uganda is 236,000 square kilometres.

Your blogging buddy, Olivia :)

Anonymous said...

Dear everyone,
My name is Zoe,I'm very exited for the project.
My fact about- ENGLISH IS THE NATIONAL LANGUAGE. GANDA OR LUGANDA IS THE PREFERRED NATIVE LANGUAGE.
From Zoe :smile:

Anonymous said...

Hi everyone,

My name is Sophie from 2KM, Leopold, Victoria, Australia.
I am 8 years old.

I have some facts. Here they are...

There are about 32,369,558 people who live in Uganda (July 2010 estimate).

The climate in Uganda is tropical; generlally rainy with two dry seasons (December to February, June to August);semiarid in northeast.

The languages they speak are English (official national language taught in grade schools, used in courts of law and by most newspapers), Ganda or Luganda (most widely used of the Niger-Congo languages, preferred for native language publications in the capital and may be taught in school), other Niger-Congo languages are Nilo-Sahara languages, Swahili and Arabic.

Great post, keep up the great work!

Your friend,
S♥phie

Anonymous said...

Hi my name is Bianca but you can call me BB. I am from 2KM Miss McGeady`s grade.

I have an interesting fact for you

John Hanning was the first white man to visit Uganda in 1862.

Looking forward to working together with my blogging buddies.

From BB.

Anonymous said...

Dear All,&#9728

Hi my name is Leah I am in class
2KJ from Leopold primary school,Leopold,Victoria,Australia.

I found a fact that in Uganda people sometimes eat two times a day normaly fish.

From Leah.♥ &#x2605

Anonymous said...

Hi my name is connor,
Did you know that Uganda is land
lokced.
from Connor

Anonymous said...

Dear all,

Hi my name is Kobi in 2KM LeopoldPrmery school,Australia is your Presedent relly head of state?

from K☀bi

Anonymous said...

Hi I am Spencer,
Did you know that Uganda has 251 days of thunder each year!
From Spencer.

Anonymous said...

To each and everyone of you near and far I love this concept of lending an extended hand to the Ugandan children.
This is going to be a wonderful journey and one that you will never forget. Making a difference in peoples lives. Its amazing what you can do when you all work together.
Once again I love this project.
From,
AA.

Anonymous said...

Dear All,

I think the gobal project is fantastic idea and the run is a good idea aswell to raise money for the Ugandan school.Fact:Uganda has two dry sesons and the rest all rain.Did you Know that?.We will not get anything out of this project but we will get money for the Ugandan school for them to buyland so the kids can play on.

Your
Friend
Clancy.

Ryan said...

Hi everyone,

The Uganda Global project is very very exciting.
I can not wait until October 4 and October 22. That is when we launch the project and do the walk!

I feel great helping the kids who don't have much.
The walk is going to be very hot, exciting, and tiring.
Here are some facts about Uganda:
They walk and drive on the left side of the road.
In Uganda it is really really hot!
There population was 31.3 million in 2009.
The president is Yoweri.

Here are some questions:
Do you walk to school?
Can you walk 6 miles like they do?
Have you been to Africa?

From,

Ryan ♠ ♥ ♠ ♥ ♠ ♥ ♠

Anonymous said...

Dear Everyone,

Hi I am Kamarah, I am from 2KM. I am looking forword to the progect, really really really looking forword to it.

Best Wishes,
Kamarah &heats;

Anonymous said...

Dear Mrs. Y♥llis,

I enjoyed watching the video of Uganda. You and my friends in the class did an awesome job making the video. I think we can accumulate a lot of money for Uganda.

I am looking forward to walk with my Mom.

I have a question:

What time is the walk?

your student,
Amitai ♥★♥♠

Linda Yollis said...

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Dear UGP members,

We are off to a terrific start with our blog! I know I speak for all of the teachers and parents when I say that I am very proud of all of you! The researchers who came up with such interesting facts about Uganda are to be commended. Wow!


I have a few follow-up questions:

• It was mentioned that Uganda is landlocked. Could someone explain what that means when a country is landlocked?

• I know that the country of Kenya is east of Uganda, but what other countries make up Uganda's border?

• Uganda's largest export is coffee. What is an export?


• Tucker mentioned that the grey crowned crane was on the flag. Does anyone have any information about this bird?



Thanks for so many wonderful comments! Go bloggers! :-)

Sincerely,
Mrs. Y♥llis

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Anonymous said...

Dear Mrs Y♥llis,

What a great comment! We are of to a great start to our Uganda Global Project. I have learnt heaps of things about Uganda already!

Here are some answers to your questions:

Landlocked means the the country is in the middle of their conteinent.

The other countries around Uganda are Sudan, Democratic Rebublic of Congo, (formally Zaire) Rwanda and Tanzania.

An export means they grow or manufacture products in their country and trade or sell them to other countries.

Anonymous said...

Dear UGP members,

Hi I am Kealee but you can call me keals or kewi. I am in 2KJ Miss Jordans grade.

Wow I am so glad we are going to help you. I feel so so sorry you don't have much play room. I have already rased $39 nearly $40.

I don't have to walk an hour I have to drive about five minutes.

If people buy the land next to your school you wouldn't be able to go out and play for snack and lunch.

I hope we all raise enough money for the land.

Here are some questions...

What do you play outside?

Do you have a playground in your schoolyard?

Bye, talk soon,

Love from your new friend,
Kewi

Anonymous said...

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Dear Mrs. Yollis,

Wow, the blog looks amazing! I think they will like it so much! My entire family is so excited about this project. I'm so excited to walk and much more.


Warmly,

Grace♣♥♣

Mr. Salsich said...

Dear blogging buddies,

I found out that Uganda has some very interesting musical instruments. One is a giant wooden xylophone that is played with mallets. These have different names depending on the size.

Another cool instrument is the thumb piano which is made from a hollow gourd with metal keys that are played with the thumbs.

Does anyone else know of some other Ugandan instruments?

I also found a good CD of Ugandan music by Samite called "Dance My Children, Dance." It's nice music if you are writing or working on art.

Thanks for sharing all the great facts you have gathered!

From your blogging buddy,
Mr. Salsich

Anonymous said...

Dear blogging buddies,

I am so excited to be doing this project! By starting this I learned that Uganda`s flag stands for many things. The red stripes are for brotherhood. The yellow stands for sunshine and the black is for the Ugandan people.

I also learned that Kampala is the capital of Uganda.

From,
Margot in Mr. Salsich`s class

Ben said...

Dear UGP memebers,

I am really excited to be a part of this project helping the kids in Africa. I am happy we will be doing the walk around the school. I watched a video and learned that kids there are like we are here. We like to play games, sing and learn on the computer.

I learned that the flag has yellow, black, and red.

From,
Ben
Mrs. Yollis' student

Anonymous said...

Dear blogging buddies,

Did you know that the population in Uganda for 2008 was 31,367,972? I also found out that mountain gorillas live in Uganda. There are only 700 left.

I am so happy we are doing this project!

From,
Alexandra in Mr.Salsich's class.

Anonymous said...

Dear blogging buddies,

I learned that Uganda has black and white colobus monkeys. They only live in certain countries.

Uganda also has elephants. I never knew that. ;)

I love Uganda. Do you?

from,
Derek in Mr. Salsich's class

Anonymous said...

Dear blogging buddies,

I learned that the official name is: Republic of Uganda. I'm really excited about the project!!!

From,
Emmett in Mr Salsich's class

Anonymous said...

Dear blogging buddies,

I learned some pretty interesting stuff about Uganda. I learned that the equator runs through the south part of Uganda.

It is really cool that you guys have so many parks with animals like Lesser Flamingo, African Buffalo, Mountain Gorilla and much, much, more.

I am so excited to be doing this project with you.

Your blogging buddy,
Tyler from Mr. Salsich's
class.

Grace and Lindsay said...

Dear UGP members,

Wow, that was a great movie and I loved filming it.
The music was great and the lines were wonderful! : )
I am so glad I could share this experience with everyone.

I think the ABC Divine Primary School will be so grateful that we are creating a blog for them. Launching the blog yesterday was stupendous!

The walk will be so much fun and I am looking forward to experiencing what it's like for these students to walk to school each day.

I learned that many Ugandan students eat rice and beans for lunch and dinner. Another fact I learned was that some of the Ugandan students live at school.

Warmly,

Grace♥♠♥ and Lindsay

Anonymous said...

Dear blogging buddies,

One thing I learned is they grow coffee and cotton in Uganda.

From Steven in Mr. Salsich's class

Anonymous said...

Dear blogging buddy,

I learned that Uganda is partly
on the equator. The equator is one
of the hottest and wettest places! I
hope I raise $500 for Uganda! ;D

From,
Tommy in Mr. Salsich's class

Anonymous said...

Dear blogging buddies,

My name is Amanda. I learned that Uganda has lots of wild animals like gorillas, elephants , monkeys and lots more! Also, Uganda has the second largest lake in the world! I think it's really cool that you have eight national parks in your country. I hope we will help you get a piece of land for your school!

From Amanda, in Mr. Salsich's class

Anonymous said...

dear blogging buddies,


I learned that there is mountain gorillas in Uganda and that the flag is black,yellow and red and that the black stands for the people, the yellow stands for sunshine and the red stands for brother hood.

from,
Cassidy in Mr. Salsich's class

Anonymous said...

Dear blogging buddies,

I am so excited to do this project! I learned that there is only 700 mountain gorillas left in the whole world! I also learned that hippos live in Uganda. Did you learn anything about Uganda yet?

From,
Taylor* in Mr.Salsich`s class.

Anonymous said...

Dear blogging buddies,

I learned that the equator runs through Uganda and the mountain gorilla is in danger. There are only 700 more left in the world.

I'm so happy to help people with their needs.

From,
Hope in Mr. Salsich's class

Anonymous said...

Dear blogging buddies,

I learned that Ugandan people can carry their food and materials on their heads! They can balance very well,and when the job is done nothing is damaged.
The equator is running right through Uganda. that's interesting because not many countries run through the equator.
I'm very exited to do this big project!

From Alison in Mr. Salsich's class.
P.S. what is your personal goal for the project?

Anonymous said...

Dear blogging buddies

My name is Madison. I learned that Uganda has 8 national parks. Do you live near Lake Mburo Park? I also learned that Uganda money is called shillings. Do people in Uganda trade for things they need?

From, Madison in Mr. Salsich's class

Anonymous said...
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Anonymous said...

Dear blogging buddies,

Did you know Uganda has a bunch of national parks?
There are eight parks. They grow a lot of coffee.

From,
Gus in Mr. Salsich's class

Jaden said...

@ Kewi,

Thank you for your fantastic comment. You and your classmates are amazing bloggers. Do you want your own blog? Do you like this blog?

Sincerely,
Jaden
Mrs. Yollis' student

Jaden said...

@ Charlie,

Thank you for your wonderful comment. You are a great blogger. Did you comment a lot when you were in Mrs. Yollis' class? Do you like blogging?

Warmly,
Jaden
Mrs. Yollis' student

Adia and Hannah said...

Dear UGP members,

Good job on making the project. we love the blog so far and we are very happy we participated in the UGP movie. Also, we are excited to do the walk and experience how long it takes for our Ugandan friends to walk to school each day. Though, it will be very tiring. :) We look forward to commenting to you again. See you later,

Hannah and Adia (Mrs. Yollis' students)

Anonymous said...

Hi UGP members,

I ♥ this blog!
I think the walk is going to be very tiring.

Do you know any dances they might do?


From Georgia.
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Iman said...

@ UGP members,

I am very exited to share this experience. Do all of you think that we can save the schools play area? I sure do! ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦

Mrs. Harding said...

Hi class,

I am so excited that all of you are working on this project. I would very much like to get involved with you as you learn more about Uganda. My family was very fortunate to have 3 little girls from Uganda, all aged 7, stay at our house for a few nights a couple of years ago. They were traveling around the world with the African Children's Choir and made an appearance on the Jay Leno Show when they were in Los Angeles. If you asked my own children, they would tell you that the visit from these little girls changed their lives. These little girls were so full of joy and imagination, they loved to sing and read stories and play games, they seemed to be able to find something fun and interesting to do wherever they went. I remember reading, "Miss Spider's Tea Party" to them at bedtime and they would laugh and laugh and thought it was the funniest book they had ever read. These girls had to walk 7 miles to school each day, on both a very busy highway and through a jungle that had snakes that might fall down from the trees! One of my daughters still has a picture on her bulletin board in her room that Ruthie drew for her. I can tell you that my family learned many more important lessons from these three little girls than they could possibly have learned from us.

It is a very special experience to learn about people from other cultures. Children all around the world like the same things. We may eat different food, we may get to school in different ways, but we all like to learn and to feel safe and be happy.

I am thrilled that you are beginning this project and I look forward to talking with you all about what you are learning.

All the best!

Mrs. Harding

Linda Yollis said...

@ Mrs. Harding,

Thank you so much for visiting our blog and for leaving such a great comment!

I agree with your statement, "It is a very special experience to learn about people from other cultures." Not only will we be learning about Ugandan culture, we will also be learning about the culture of our other UGP members! If you go to the archive in the sidebar of the blog, 2KM and 2KJ just published a post called A Day in the Life of an Australian Student! Each country will be publishing "A Day in the Life" post so everyone can learn from one another.

Let the learning begin! :-)

I'm curious, are your girls still in contact with the Ugandan singers who stayed at your house?

Your colleague,
Mrs. Y♥llis

Mrs. Ranney said...

Dear UGP Members,
I am so excited about our project, and I am very impressed with all the wonderful comments.
Today my class enjoyed exploring the map of Africa and getting familiar with the countries surrounding Uganda. We also found Lake Victoria, which is on Uganda's border.
The comments so many of you have made here have included interesting facts about Uganda. Your research ability is amazing!
Keep up the great work.
Your friend,
Mrs. Ranney

Ryan said...

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Dear UGP members,

I am counting down the days until the walk.
My family and I are walking to school to prepare for the 3-mile walk.

It is wonderful helping the kids that don't have much. I think the kids will ♥ what we are doing for them.

I searched some facts about the crested crane, their national bird.
Here are some:
The crested cane is 1.5 meters.
All the crested canes can be up to 10 grams.
They can grow up to 70 years.
Their habitats are bogs, marshes, and other wet lands. The crested cane cane can see up to 10 meters.


From,

Ryan
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Iman said...

Dear everyone,

Thank you for making this all possible for us. I really h♥pe that we will get their play area back because I do not think it is really fair because we have a great play area and they might lose their only opportunity to play.

Iman
(Mrs. Yollis' student)

Ryan said...

Dear Emment,

Thank you for the comment.
That is an interesting fact about Uganda.
How about next time you give some facts about there flag. Here are some questions for you:
Do you think the walk will be long?
Have you ever walked 3 miles?


From,
Ryan

Ella said...

Dear All,
I am Ella from Mrs. Ranney’s class.

I am excited about the Ugandan Project!

This project shows the power of a community just like we learned about in Social Studies. All of our blogging communities are going to help another community that needs help in Uganda. One person cannot do a lot, but by working together as a big community we can make a difference.

A fact about Uganda is that people there die at a younger age than in the US.

Best,
Ella

Anonymous said...

Dear UGP members,

Do you know how many lanuge Uganda pepel speek.
If do leve a comment.


From Jacob in 2KM

Jamie said...

Dear UGP members,

My name is Jamie and I'm a student in Mrs. Ranney's class in California. I think the walk is going to be tiring but fun. My goal is that we raise enough money for the school to get a playground and all the great programs that we have! I think it's awesome that schools from so many different places can come together to help raise money for a school in Uganda. I can't wait to make a difference!

Your Friend,
Jamie

Anonymous said...

Dear UGP,

My name is Tristan in Mrs. Ranny's class in California. I also want to make a difference so the people of Uganda can have a playground. If we are triumphant that would be good.

From,
Tristan

Mrs. Ranney said...

Dear UGP Members,
I can feel the excitement building here! I am thrilled to be part of such a wonderful project.
@Jamie, I am impressed with all your well-written comments, and I know we will make a difference!
@Tristan, I'm so happy to see you commenting here, and I am very impressed with your use of the word triumphant! I know we will be!
Keep up the great work, everyone!
Best,
Mrs. Ranney

Anonymous said...

Dear Mrs. Ranney,
Thank you for complimenting my comment. That means a lot to me. I wish luck to everyone in the class for the walk for Uganda's people. If it rains, I hope we endure the rain.

Your student,
Tristan

Mrs. Ranney said...

@Tristan,
I'm very impressed with how you were able to use another one of our high level vocabulary words!
Keep up the great work!
Best,
Mrs. Ranney

Carly said...

Dear UGP members,
My name is Carly from Mrs.Ranney's class in California. I think it is very fascinating that all around the world people are working together to help the Ugandan kids get a plaground. I think we will be very victorious! I wish we could give them one of our playgrounds.

@Mrs.Ranney I can't wait until we go on the three mile walk! I am so very excited!
Your Friend,
Carly

Anonymous said...

Dear Mrs. Ranny
Thanks again for noticing my comment it was nice of you to write back to me.The children of Uganda will have a huge smile on their faces' when they get a playground.I'm really excited to do the walk.

your student,
Tristan

Anonymous said...

Dear UGP members,
It is Carly and Emily. We are from Mrs. Ranney's class in California. We are so happy to be included in this project to help the Ugandan students.
We hope we are very successful. Have any of the Australian students ever seen a koala before?

Your Friends,
Carly and Emily

Anonymous said...

Dear Mr. Salsich and class,

My name is Miriam and I am a student in Mrs Yollis' class. I like the animals on your blog. I think it is very pretty. I don't know any more instruments. Happy blogging!

From,
Miriam

Anonymous said...

Dear Mrs. Harding,

In our class, we are doing Ugandan Global Project. We are very excited to do the walk to raise money to get the Ugandan students a play ground.

I think that we are going to have a great time.

I'm happy to do this project!


I have a question for you:
Have you walked to help people raise money?

From,
Alexa

Esmeralda said...

Dear UGP members,
I am a student in Mrs. Ranney's class. I think the walk will be very fun. Walking the three miles I hope will raise enough money to buy the playground for the kids in Uganda.

Warmly, Rachel

Esmeralda said...

Dear Ugp members,
I am a student in Mr. Ranney's class. I think the three mile walk will be very fun. I hope we can raise enough money to buy the playground for the Ugandan students.

Warmly, Rachel

Jarratt Boyd said...

Hi everyone,

I'm just visiting and wanted to say how impressed I am by this international project. I think it is fantastic that classes from around the world can unite to suport such a worthwhile cause.

I have just looked at the foundation's website and learnt that the area of land they need to purchase is approximately 10,890 square feet or about 1,020 sq. metres by my calculations. This area they are currently using and need to buy is about one third of the total land the whole school takes up but it is only about the same size as a large block of land many people in Australia would use to build their house. Many Australian schools would have more playground area than this whole school takes up so if they lose the land, it would be very difficult for the school and not to mention devastating for the children with nowhere to play soccer and other games.

I am hoping you might be able to tell me how you are raising the money. Are children being sponsored for the walk? Do you know how much has been raised so far and still needed? If this is information you won't know till after the walk, that's ok.

I wish you all the very best in your continued efforts for this project. I would like to help if I can in some way. I also admire the great learning taking place with all the information you have found out about Uganda.

Kind regards,

Mr Boyd
NSW, Australia

California friends said...

Dear Mr. Boyd, (from NSW)

Thank you for your interest and shared information. It is an amazing world we are living in because people from different continents can come together to help one another.

Here are some ways that students are raising money:

Jaden - My mom sent an email out to her friends with a link to the welcome page. She encouraged them to read the blog and possibly donate.

Aidan - I called my grandmother and told her about the project. She said she would give.

Adia - When my relatives came over, I told them about the project and they said they would give.

Jamie - When my grandma came over, I showed her the flyer about the project and she thought it was interesting. She said she would give.

Tucker - My mom sent a text to all of my family. My grandparents have already donated.

Michael - My mom took the pledge paper to her work and many of her colleagues donated cash.

We thank you, again, for your interest!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Y♥llis and Mrs. R☆nney and their classes

Ben said...

Hello Everyone,
I am excited about the walk. My mom is going to join us. I am going to ask my grandparents and aunts and uncles to donate money. I am happy we can help kids save thier playground.
From
Ben
Mrs. Yollis' class

Jarratt Boyd said...

Dear Mrs. Yollis, Mrs. Ranney and classes,

Wow, thank you for your prompt reply. Thank you also for sharing the students' responses to their fundraising efforts. You are certainly getting behind the project with great enthusiasm. I look forward to witnessing your great success via this blog.

Best wishes for now.
Mr Boyd

Jonah G. said...

Dear Mrs. Yollis' class,
It's really great that you and the other bloggers are helping the kids in Ugandan. I remember all the fun blogging projects and events in third grade. I am looking forward to donating some money to help the project. Good luck!

Your old blogging buddy,
Jonah G.

Carly said...

Dear UGP Members,
I am so happy that I am in a project like this one because I am in a project that helps people like the kids in Uganda. I think it is really awesome that all of these classes are working together to help some nice kids in Uganda. I bet the kids in Uganda will really like the fact that so many classes are working together to raise money for them to get a playground at their school. I think it is awesome that we get to learn some things about Uganda even though we weren't planing to. So it is like we are learning and helping at the same time. I think it is awesome that I get to learn about Uganda because my Dad lived in South Africa, which is near Uganda.

Yours Truly,
Carly

Janis said...

Dear UGP members,

You are all doing such a good job in helping the children of Uganda. I want to share with you a hearty Swahili greeting I learned many years ago on a trip near there, "Maisha marefu!"

Literally, it translates into English as "Long life!" I believe the meaning in kiswahili is more like "To life!" It is used in the way we use the expression "Cheers!" at the end of a letter or blog post.

Again, "Maisha marefu!"

Janis Hatlestad
(sister of Mrs. Ranney)

Kathleen said...

Dear Janis,

So nice to hear from you!

How lucky you were to visit Africa. I'm sure lots of students involved in this project would like to visit Africa when they're older. I hope they can!

Thanks for your support,

Maisha marefu!

Miss McGeady

Mrs. Ranney said...

@Janis, thanks so much for your support. It was a wonderful day. We are all so exhilarated and thrilled that we could be a part of this special project.
Maisha marefu!
Faith

Anonymous said...

Dear Mrs. Ranney,

I am Tristan's sister, and I want to commend you and your class for contributing in such a special way to the Ugandan Global Project. It is so inspiring to see young girls and boys working towards making the world a better place.

Sincerely,
Monica Melgar

Rayna's Blog said...

Dear Mrs. Yollis,

So sorry we missed your Ugandan Walk. I was just catching up on your blog and see that it was Friday, October 22, 2010. Grandpa Bob and I were visiting Mexico where they were very concerned about a direct hit from Hurricane Paul. Fortunately, the resort took many safety precautions to prevent any real damage from occuring.
They used mesh curatins which had to be buttoned down into steel rivets to protect all the windows etc. It was fascinating to watch and we were grateful that the hurricane actually passed us by. Now the news is showing further activity in the Bay of Campici and although we are safely back home in Boca Raton, we hope that the new hurricane bypasses Mexico too.

Your friends,
Rayna and Grandpa Bob
Boca Raton, Florida

Anonymous said...

Dear Rachel,
did you like the walk? Was the walk hard or easy. It was hard for me.

I have a question.

If the walk was hard what made the walk hard. Was it because it was hilly.

Warmly,
Gal

Carly said...

Dear Mrs.Ranney,
I wish we could do another walk and sponser some other kids in a different country. I think that the walk was so much fun! I don't think it will be fun though if I had to walk three miles to school and back, so six miles in total. I think that the children in Uganda are used to walking three miles to school and back to their house. I still don't think that they like to walk three miles to school and back.

Warmly,
Carly

 
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