Monday, February 9, 2015

Monday - Life in the Colonies, Charlotte Doyle, and Letters

Tonight you'll get the opportunity to work on the following...

Life in the Colonies

  • Visit Colonial Williamsburg website. http://www.history.org/
  • List a 3-5 colonial jobs that people could make a living. Quickly describe the job. 

For example:
shoemaker - made shoes from leather and wood

Charlotte Doyle
  • What was happening in chapter 1?
  • What kind of experiences do you have with boats or boating?
  • Make a prediction on what's going to happen in chapter 2. 
Samuel's letters
  • Pick one of your letters to edit.
  • Tell us which letter you'd like to edit.
  • Edit it. Make it better. 
  • Show us your new draft.
Journey intwo Ireland
  • How are the Fireballs doing with their preparation for the play?
Off you write

20 comments:

  1. 1. Basketmaker
    Practical and beautiful handmade baskets carry all manner of loads.
    2.Historic Farming
    Middling farmers grow corn, tobacco and cotton using 18th-century techniques.
    3.Printer & Binder
    The colonial press is a powerful tool

    Charlotte
    1. So far in the chapter Charlotte is scared to go alone on the ship with no one to watch over her but she knows if she doesn't it will be even worse for her
    2. I once went on to a boat and I had to wait outside for hours upon hours
    3. I think she will get on the boat and one of the families will come back for her

    Samuels letters
    1. To Captain Smith
    2. Captain Smith's
    JII
    I think we are getting better every practice we have.

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  2. Life in the Colonies
    Mining- "Hunting" for ores.
    Basketmaking- The process of weaving baskets.
    Blacksmith- Someone who works with iron that repairs things by hand.

    Samuels Letters:
    Dear Captain John Smith,
    I would like to thank you for all your hard work to improve the colonie and improving my education. I am now known to be one of the smartest people in England, but none of this would have happened without your helping hand to pick me up from the dusty ground of our fort. Without you the second the colony got to Virginia we would all be dead, you, Captain John Smith are the most successful and strongest man living in the entire land of Virginia and England combined together. You are a Hero.
    Yours Truly,
    Samuel
    JII:
    Practice, Practice, Practice!!


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  3. Life In The Colonies:
    1. Historic Farming - farm crops such as wheat, Blacksmith - make weapons and armor, and Basketmaking - make baskets.

    Charlotte Doyle:
    1. Charlotte get put on the ship, the Seahawk and is going to travel on seas with no women, just men.
    2. I have taken a ferry from Ellis Island to the Statue Of Liberty in New York last year.
    3. I think that Charlotte is going to meet somebody that is like herself, except he is a man, not a woman.

    Samuel's Letters:
    1. Letter to C.S.
    2. Dear Captain John Smith,
    I wanted to write you a huge thanks for all the help you have gave me, ever since I met you in England at the docks. I will never forget how you taught me to control my anger, take deep breaths and close my eyes for a second or two. I had some anger problems, but thanks to you, I have not lost my temper in a while. I would also like to thank you for your protection in Jamestown and on the ship. Surprisingly, your protection has improved my protection to the other members of Jamestown. I really wished you were back in Jamestown with me. I’ve missed you very much and have thought about you every night when I lay in bed. In Jamestown, many people miss your confidence and protection. You were great inspiration to everyone in Jamestown. I would want to see you again, but not go back to England. I am enjoying being in the New World, with all the trees and nature around me, with so much to explore!
    From, Samuel

    JII:
    The play is coming along really well. We are moving through the scenes one by one and making it better. I think we all need to practice something including, lines, posters, tickets, moving heavy things, etc.

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  4. Life in the Colonies:
    1. Apothecary - provided medical treatment, prescribed medicines, performed surgery
    2. Farming - grew and sold crops, raised livestock
    3. Blacksmith - made tools for war and tools for home
    4. Printer and Binder - served as a post office, newsstand, and office supply shop
    5. Foodways, Principal cook - professionally trained European cooks employed by Royal governors

    Charlotte Doyle:
    1. Charlotte is getting on the boat to go to the US.
    2. I have been on a catamaran motor boat on vacation a long time ago.
    3. I think Charlotte will get seasick once the boat sets sail.

    Samuel's Letters - I wanted to edit my Ravern Hunt letter:
    Dear Ravern Hunt,
    Thank you for being my best friend. I appreciate you helping me not get angry when the orphanage kids made fun of me. I was sad when you died because I loved you for many years. I will miss making jokes and spending time with you. I wish you were here to be with me to make me happy and be my friend still.
    Love,
    Samuel

    Journey Intwo Ireland:
    Fireballs are doing great with our play preparation!

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  5. Colonial Jobs:
    a. Farmer
    b. Cobbler
    c. Blacksmith
    d. Candlemaker
    e. Taylor

    Charlotte Doyle:
    1. Charlotte is a 13 year old girl who is going to travel from England, to America over seas to meet her family. The reason is that her dad wanted her to finish her semester instead of going with him. She just boarded the ship and found out that the family she is supposed to go with is not going to make it, so she's going to be the only girl on the ship.

    2. I have never actually been on a ship but my mom has a sailing license so she can sail in the bay.
    3. I predict Charlotte is going to get lectured by Captain Jaggery and that is the part she will eventually have to confess.

    Blood on the River Letters:
    Dear Pocahontas,
    Thank you for teaching me about humor. It changed me a lot when you tricked me and beat me in a race. I used to be one of those cold-hearted people that never had friends and never did the right thing. This pawn shop owner came and caught me for what I did so he brought me to an orphanage where I first met one of my first mentors, Reverend Hunt. Long after your visit, it was like when we had the summer sickness, but only to him. He died soon after that, I was the last witness. He died a peaceful death. What happened to me by loosing my entire “family” reminds me of a series of books. I first lost my mom and dad, then I lost my home country. Soon after that we had a war and I lost one of my soon-to-be friends, James. Reverend Hunt soon went after that with the summer sickness. Captain Smith was lost in a sort of amusing way. He accidentally set off an explosion. Captain John Smith never died, but he only had to return to England. It was a miracle because he predicted what would happen, so he technically saved himself. Richard was one of my best friends. Captain Smith ordered that he would come to England with him so they sailed off a few days later. Almost everyone was gone, except my adopted family, John, Anne, and Virginia Laden. So I would like to thank you again for helping my sense of humor rise up to the highest level.
    Sincerely,
    Samuel

    Journey intwo Ireland:
    Woodside Elementary has a play every year with the 8th graders, that they move the things the exact same way as the stagehands did today and it's pretty much identically the same. The Fireballs could be a little more organized in where they sit.

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  6. Life in the Colonies
    1. Blacksmith: Make stuff using metal
    2. Tailor: Makes clothes
    3. Weaver: Weave using loom
    4. Farmer: Raises crops and other food

    Charlotte
    1. Charlotte had to go one a ship called the Seahawk both she is told that she shall be the only female on the bot ride to America
    2. I used to take boating lessons
    3. Charlotte will become miserable and dreary

    Letter to Reverend Hunt
    Dear Reverend Hunt,
    First of all I would like to thank you for many things such as teaching me and telling me to act out of love not out of hate, it has saved my life many times during my life Such as when I stole the baby Virginia and brought her to Point Comfort. Also I thank you for saving my life and keeping my soul in my body on the ship I only wish I could do what you did to me for you. You were one the reasons that the colony did not break apart and that it stayed strong through many hard times. I think that the sunday sermons really brought us closer to England which a lot of people sorely missed. Thank you for rationing the food on the boat and also keeping some of the gentlemen in line so that they would help the colony and not kill Captain John Smith. You were sorely missed when you passed away it seemed as if the whole colony faded away as you did when you were not there. I think that you gave much more to the colony and each person then all of the gentlemen did combined.
    Love, Samuel Collier

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    1. JII
      We are all improving at our jobs the further we get along with the play

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  7. 1. Blacksmith- A person who makes tools, and hardware for homes. Foodways- Setting the table, in an authentic way. Wigmaker- Makes fine wigs for women, and men in the right style. Milliner- Makes dresses, hats, and other clothing.
    Charlotte Doyle:
    1. Charlotte is going to set sail, alone with all those men. She is going to take a voyage over to America. She has this journal, that she puts description about each day on the boat. He is going to check over spelling, and her writing. She, is going on an adventure of a lifetime.
    2. I have been on my moms boat on the bay, because she loves sailing. Also, I will be going on a boat this spring, but I haven't experienced it.
    3. Charlotte will have a tough time, and the men will make her feel uncomfortable. She will write in her journal "worst trip ever".
    Samuels Letters:
    1. Dear Pocahontas,
    Your playfulness actually teaches people a lot about things, that you might not know that you are actually teaching. For me, its confidence. You taught me this by warning Captain Smith and I, that your own village was going to cut of our throats. You could've got in big trouble by your father, and your tribe. They might’ve never expected you again, but you still wanted us to be safe. That to me, was the most confident thing I had ever seen in my entire life. Another valuable thing you taught me about life was culture. You were very young, and you would play with us, and except us, and not fight about our different religions. You would play jokes on us, and you wouldn’t hide, or be afraid. All of our men would be so rude to your people, but you were still so nice to us. Also, you were yourself, and you didn’t care who you were in front of us, and the other men, that’s for SURE!!! I think that you weren’t that usual princess, and you didn’t care, because you liked who you were. You didn’t let anyone tell you other, because believing in yourself is very important to you. That was a good trait that I learned, to use more often. That is helpful to me. There is something that will always be an example of being yourself, and letting it out. Thank you.
    From,
    Samuel

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    1. I love your letter!! You seemed to have edited a lot from the draft you showed me last Friday!!!

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    2. JII:
      1. I think there has been several great decisions, and were moving along. There is always still room for improvement though.

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  8. Life in the Colonies

    1) Silversmith= worked with silver to create art
    2) Brick-maker= worked with mud and clay to make bricks
    3) Weaver= made cloth by weaving
    4) Tailor= made clothes
    5) Gardener= grew plants and herbs

    Charlotte Doyle

    1) Charlotte Doyle is heading off to sea, but the families that are supposed to be supervising her aren't coming!!!
    2) Last summer I went on a cruise, but besides that not much.
    3) I predict that Charlotte will be trying to find someone her age, and may suceed.

    Blood on the River Letters

    Letter to Captain Smith:

    Dear Captain John Smith,
    You are a great and powerful inspiration to me. When I first met you, I was dreading coming on a ship and being your servant. I even thought that I was unteachable! I wanted to stay home in England, living on the streets and stealing to earn myself a living. Now, I can’t imagine going to back to England. You have changed me from a small lad who was full of anger into a strong man who has learned to channel my rage. I remember when I was giving you a meal while you were in dreadful and undeserved chains. I thought it was your last. You were very calm because you were channeling your anger, and you escaped from the hanging! You have been a victim so many times, but your control has gotten you through every one of them. When Reverent Hunt told me that I would have to serve another man after your hanging, that is when I knew that I enjoyed your company. Your communication skills with the natives are the only reason why we have survived. You are my master, idol, and friend. I wish that you would come back to Jamestown.
    Sincerely,
    Samuel Collier

    JII
    1) I think that we are doing great!!!

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    1. I agree that we are doing great!!!!!! @.@ Great prediction for Charlotte Doyle!! @.@

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    2. GREAT LETTER!! I think your prediction is correct!
      @.@ *>*

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  9. 1. Basketmaker
    Practical and beautiful handmade baskets carry all manner of loads.
    2.Historic Farming
    Middling farmers grow corn, tobacco and cotton using 18th-century techniques.
    3.Printer & Binder
    The colonial press is a powerful tool


    Charlotte
    1. So far in the chapter Charlotte is scared to go alone on the ship with no one to watch over her but she knows if she doesn't it will be even worse for her
    2. I once went on to a boat and I had to wait outside for hours upon hours
    3. I think she will get on the boat and one of the families will come back for her
    Letters
    Pocahontas's
    Pocahontas

    I think that the fireballs are doing good on the play, We are making good progress
































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































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  10. Basket maker means when a person is making something by hand.

    painter means when a person is painting a wall and doing something.

    Charlotte Doyel
    1.When captain was being strict of thing Carlotte did. Whe she got on the boat.
    2.I have not been on a boat but it could be intersting because you could learn things about a boat and how to use it.
    3. Something bad will happen when they are on the boat and they are leaving.

    jill
    i think we are doing really well and it is fun for us to be doing this. I hope we keep on the good work

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  11. Life in the Colonies

    A blacksmith is a person who works with metal
    A taylor is a person who makes men’s suit.
    A silver smith is a person who makes sculptures out of silver.

    Charlotte Doyle
    In this chapter Charlotte Doyle is on her way to board the Seahawk a ship to bring her to Rhode Island.
    I have gone to a camp and I have sailed, mini motorboated, and motorboated, also at my Uncle's cabin I have been on his patio boat.
    I think that Charlotte will be sad and scared because she has no girls to keep her company.
    Samuel's letters
    Captain Smith
    Dear Captain Smith,
    Thank you so much for teaching me how to channel my anger and for teaching me how to fight. I would have repaid you back if I could have. By the time I was going to you had left. I sorry to hear that you burnt the flesh off of your leg. I hope that you get better soon and return back, because for all of these days I have missed you.
    Journey intwo Ireland
    I think that the Fireballs are doing a good job, but I think we could do better on memorizing our scripts.


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  12. Life in the Colonies
    1. Black Smith- a person how makes tools
    2. Tailor- a person how makes clothes

    Charlotte Doyle
    1. Charlotte was going on a ship with two other families, but they couldn't make it. Now she has to sail to England being the only girl on board.
    2. When I was in 4th grade my class sailed to an Island of the coast of Malaysia.
    3. I think that Charlotte is going to try to become a boy because she wants to fit in

    Letter:
    Dear Pocahontas,
    I was a person without a sense of humor before you came along with your carts wheels and changed my perspective of the world entirely. Without you I would still be a too of a serious boy. The day you with all the food for our colony was one of the best days of my entire time being in the colony in Virginia. At first I was a little uneasy about a little 10 year old girl giving us food, but after I heard the story of how you saved Captain Smith, as well as putting your life in danger for his safety I decided you were a lovely girl who opened my eyes for the better. You are probably more brave than all of our men put together. My favorite time I got the spend with you is when you first arrived at the colony and challenged Richard and I to a running race, I can I tell you right now that you are the bravest little girl I have ever met, and that you change me into a more loving person.
    Thanks you for all you have done for me,
    Samuel.

    JII
    1. I think we are doing well about being focus.



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  13. 1. apothecary a person who prescribes drugs
    2. basket maker a person who weives baskets
    3. blacksmith crafter's of hardware for homes

    Charlotte Doyle
    What was happening in chapter 1? She was following grummage and waiting.
    What kind of experiences do you have with boats or boating? I went on a fairy to alcatrass
    Make a prediction on what's going to happen in chapter 2. She will go on the ship without anyone to acompany her

    Samuel's letters
    Pick one of your letters to edit.
    Tell us which letter you'd like to edit. john smith
    Edit it. Make it better.
    Show us your new draft.Dear Captain John Smith,
    Thank you for teaching me all you know about surviving. You also taught me how to use a sword properly and you gave me armour. You also made sure I could channel my anger and you are the reason the colony survived. You also taught me the algonquin language to help with trading. The last thing is you sent me to the indian village, and they kept me eating well.

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