About Iowa…

Iowa is mostly about corn, and beans. Mostly everywhere you go there are fields. Iowa is one state that is known for their farming.

Facts

  • Iowa’s state bird: Eastern Goldfinch
  • State flower: Wild Rose
  • Iowa’s Motto: Our Liberties we prize, Our Rights We Will Maintain
  • Iowa’s Capital: Des Moines
  • Iowa became a state on December 28, 1846.
  • Constitution: 29th State
  • Counties: 99
  • Nickname: Hawkeye State

Some sports we play in Iowa are, football, basketball, track, softball, baseball, volleyball, and cross country. In the Spring we play the sport track. In the Summer we play softball, and baseball. In the Fall we play volleyball, and football. In conclusion, in the season winter, we play basketball.

 

 

Vegemite– Australian Food

Miss W came to visit us and it was fun and interesting!

I thought that the Vegemite tasted salty. When we tried the Vegemite you could definitely tell that we never grew up with it.  Just like people in Tasmania might think that our hotdogs are not very good because they are made out of scraps of meat, which if I never grew up with hotdogs, I probably would never eat it.

I am glad I got the chance to try food from Australia. I think it’s cool how out of Iowa schools we, Spalding Catholic, got the chance to hear about Tasmania. I did learn a lot, along with everyone else in my class.

 

 

Robert Lucas- Iowa’s First Governor

Robert Lucas was a Virginian by birth, Ohioan by chance, and an Iowan by choice. At first, people were disappointed of him for a short amount of time. Soon after, Robert Lucas received the Governorship of Iowa Territory award, by the president Van Buren. He was 57 when he reached Burlington. When he got to Burlington there was a conflict with secretary William Conway, but Robert Lucas  used his veto power a lot in running battles with the legislature.
His famous incident was the Honey War. They named it the Honey War because in the area that the war was located there was a lot of bee trees with honey in them. In 1841 the change of administration in Washington caused Lucas’ removal as governor and he retired from active politics. After he retired he moved to Iowa City and passed away in 1853 (72). He set an example of integrity and courage as Iowa’s first Governor.

 

I read the story of Robert Lucas in Tell a Tale of Iowa by Don Doyle Brown.

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*My History Class*

In history class we made museums to show about our personal history. We also made timelines from the significant events that happened in my life. I picked these important items because they were from my vacations or I just really liked some of the items. I have only been to Disneyland and Las Vegas once so it was really important. Like touching Taylor Swift’s hand. That is a once in a lifetime chance. That is why I brought the yellow flower. That flower is what I wore in my hair to the concert.

How I determine what is most significant in American History

I think we should study wars because there are lots of wars and it would be interesting. There are a lot of people who get hurt and my Uncle was in the Vietnam War.

What I would like to study

– Vietnam War

– 9/11

2nd to last day of school!

Hello everyone!

I only have 1 day of school left after today and it is very exciting! This year has gone by really fast, which is a good thing. I hope these last two days go by really fast, but it always seems like those last couple of days go by so slow because of the 1 hour classes since the high school has semesters. Usually, we have 42 minute classes. That is the only thing I am not looking forward to in high school is the semester test and lots of homework! I can’t wait till these last days get over with. I am planning on playing softball and camping this summer. This is going to be a great summer!

SMOOTHIES!

5477180646_2419b3997b_bSo i picked this picture of smoothies, because I love smoothies! They are my favorite drinks. When my friends and I go to movies, we always get smoothies afterwords. They are really good and if you haven’t had one yet then you need to try one.  I picked this specific photo because these smoothies look really good

Photo by Ken Hawks on Flickr with CC BY 2.0 license

Lime Green and Bright Blue!

My favorite colors are lime green and bright blue. I like those colors together. They are very cool. My least favorite color is pink.  I like bright colors! My brother colors for his wedding was blue and green and that is when I started liking these colors a lot. I picked the picture below because I think it is really cool and I like the bright colors.

mrainbowsplash2Image From Clipart