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April 11, 1997
I spent the day at Sea World. Mrs. Langford carried me behind the scenes
on the shark tour. Then she bought me my new name tag. Did you know that
26 new sharks have been discovered in the last 10 months? How can that be
you ask? Better robots, able to go deeper down, great cameras. New animals
are being discovered every month. Really exciting to be living in today's
Well we just got bad news from the bus driver. No air conditioner. Five
hours away from home and no air! Fifty seven people plus me! Sweaty! Oh
boy, we're going to Cracker Barrel to eat. Kids meals, games, air
conditioner, time to stretch. Life is good!
PS- It's now 2AM and I'm just getting to school. Why? The bus had a flat
tire and the tire fell off!! Luckily we slowed down so no one got hurt,
Questions for Students at Avocado:
Have you seen a manatee?
"Hello, my name is Marcus. I just returned from Puerto
Penosco, Mexico yesterday. While I was fishing I saw a lot
of manatees. In Homestead, I have also seen them in the
bay that is close to my house."
What is it like there?
"The weather here is usually warm. Sometimes it rains
in the afternoon, but not during the winter months.
Our rainy season is from June on. We go out to play
everday after lunch."
"It is fun here at Avocado. I think that learning is like
a game that is played everyday." -Alycia
"I enjoy the different activities and field trips that
we take. - David
"I like to use the computers, color scanners, and the
quick take camera." - Luke
"I like our daily work and using the Internet as a
resource." - Brittney
"I like using the Accelerated Reader computer program
to earn rewards for reading books." - Nicole
"I like to play with clay, write stories, make castles
and insects, and learn about new topics." - Eric
What is your favorite class?
"My favorite class is Art. I like to draw different
things." - Caleb
"I like physical education because I get to play capture
the flag outside on the field." - Danielle
"I like music the best. I am in the third grade chorus.
I also get to sing and dance in productions." - Leslie
"I like the computer lab the best. I like the he games
and making his own scans of pictures." - Cippy
Do you have fruit trees by you?
"At Avocado we have avocado trees only. But, in my yard
I have mangoes, lemons, red apples, and coconut trees.
All of them have given me fruit." - Christian
Questions for Frankie:
Are you going on a fieldtrip?
Greetings from Avocado Elementary School
Frankie has arrived at our school on Tuesday, April 8 1997,
tommorrow morning Frankie will be awoken fairly early for
his departure to Orlando, FL. He will be going with students
from Mrs. Langford, Mrs. Lobello, and Mrs. Boyd's class to
various locations in Orlando. His Agenda will look
sorta like this:
Wed. April 9, 1997
5:00 a.m. - Frankie awakes
5:30 a.m. - Frankie leaves on a Air Conditioned Bus headed
towards Orlando (he will be watching the Lion King
and Free Willy while on the bus so he should not
feel too detached from wildlife)
11:00 a.m. - Frankie will arrive at the Orlando Science Center
(While there he will have the unique opportunity
to watch a presentation at the CineDome entitled
"The Living Seas")
7:00 p.m. - Frankie will now be visiting King Henry's Feast
11:00 p.m. - Frankie will slumber in comfort at the Holiday Inn Express
Thurs, April 10, 1997
8:00 a.m. - Frankie awakes
9:30 a.m. - Frankie will now go to Epcot Center and will hopefully
get an autograph from Mickey Mouse. Frankie will be
spending the entire day at Epcot, he will even get to
see the laser light show.
11:00 p.m. - Frankie again retires for the evening
Friday, April 11, 1997
8:00 a.m. - Frankie awakes
9:30 a.m. - Frankie will now go to Sea World and maybe even get
to pet a shark.
5:30 p.m. - Frankie will leave for home
11:00 p.m. - Frankie arrives back at Avocado Elementary School
We will be taking pictures of our adventures in Olrando and will
be uploading them at the end of each evening. You can see the
photographs of our students and Frankie at-
Brandt Brantley, Microsystems Technician
Avocado Elementary School
Do they like you?
"Everybody welcomed me in the office. They were worried
that I was going to miss the bus for the field trip. I'm
feeling jet lagged now , so I'm glad that I will have time
to sleep before tomorrow's three day trip. The students
want to carry me to the computer lab, so off I go." - Frankie
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