Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Don't forget

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Monday, June 20, 2011

Upcoming Year!

As we begin to approach the upcoming new school year I wanted to let you know that learningissweet is coming right along. This morning I have added two Help! videos that will be there to assist you should you need them. I have been hard at work this summer and will continue to work to create some really awesome lessons that we will all enjoy! I am super excited about going to the fourth grade and I hope you are too!! Have a fun and SAFE summer! Remember, SPF is a good thing; sunburn is not! =0)

Monday, June 6, 2011

What is today?

June 6th... What should that mean to us; to you?

Any ideas now?
How about now?

What does the “D” in D-Day stand for?
The “D” does not stand for "Deliverance", "Doom", "Debarkation" or similar words. In fact, it does not stand for anything. The “D” is derived from the word "Day". “D-Day” means the day on which a military operation begins. The term "D-Day" has been used for many different operations, but it is now generally only used to refer to the Allied landings in Normandy on 6 June 1944.

How many Allied troops were involved in D-Day?
On D-Day, the Allies landed around 156,000 troops in Normandy. The American forces landed numbered 73,000: 23,250 on Utah Beach, 34,250 on Omaha Beach, and 15,500 airborne troops. In the British and Canadian sector, 83,115 troops were landed (61,715 of them British): 24,970 on Gold Beach, 21,400 on Juno Beach, 28,845 on Sword Beach, and 7900 airborne troops.
11,590 aircraft were available to support the landings. On D-Day, Allied aircraft flew 14,674 sorties, and 127 were lost.

In the airborne landings on both flanks of the beaches, 2395 aircraft and 867 gliders of the RAF and USAAF were used on D-Day.
Operation Neptune involved huge naval forces, including 6939 vessels: 1213 naval combat ships, 4126 landing ships and landing craft, 736 ancillary craft and 864 merchant vessels. Some 195,700 personnel were assigned to Operation Neptune: 52,889 US, 112,824 British, and 4988 from other Allied countries.
By the end of 11 June (D + 5), 326,547 troops, 54,186 vehicles and 104,428 tons of supplies had been landed on the beaches.
As well as the troops who landed in Normandy on D-Day, and those in supporting roles at sea and in the air, millions more men and women in the Allied countries were involved in the preparations for D-Day. They played thousands of different roles, both in the armed forces and as civilians.

How can I find out more about D-Day and the Battle of Normandy on the web?
There are many good websites about D-Day and the Battle of Normandy. Here are some that you may find useful:
Encyclopaedia Britannica’s Normandy website: http://normandy.eb.com/

A planning game from Schoolshistory.org.uk about the preparations for D-Day: http://www.schoolshistory.org.uk/dday.htm
The BBC’s website about the Second World War, which includes the stories of several D-Day veterans: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/war/wwtwo/index.shtml

Remember, while we're out of school enjoying our summer break, there are still some who fought this day and some who are still fighting today for us.

Thursday, June 2, 2011


This is my very first You Tube video! I came to SeRTS (Southeastern Regional Technology Showcase) so I could learn some more cool tricks for us to use next year! I can't wait to see what we can use this amazing technology for!!

Have a great summer and BE SAFE!

See ya soon,
Mrs. Adams

Friday, May 20, 2011

Wayne County Arts Council 
Children’s Theater Camp
Theater Camp for Ages 7 -14
JULY 18 – 29
Ages 7 - 10           1:00 - 400
Ages 11-14            4:00 – 7:00

This two week camp will help kids develop theater skills through theater games, improvisation, and scripted material.  On the last day of camp students will perform a short play to showcase their talent! The last two days of camp both classes will meet from 2:00 to 6:00 in order to prepare for this performance.
Theater classes are a great way for kids to enhance concentration, build self confidence, develop discipline, improve interpersonal skills, and to top it off, they’re just plain FUN! Classes will be held at the Cracker Williams Park in the Wayne County Arts Council’s Building. 
The fee for the two week session is $80.00, and this must be paid by the first day of camp. For more information please call Mrs. Jennifer B. Young (912) 424-9111           
 Space is limited so call today!