Ok, so you might possibly think I have dropped off the face of the earth.  Fortunately, for me, that is not the case!  Sorry I have not updated in forever but to say that this summer has been busy is a bit of an understatement!  I am currently finishing my Master’s Degree  (yay!) and so have been so busy with classes (I’m taking four at once!!!) that I have not updated here.  However, I have been posting on a separate site…my NEW BLOG and webpage!  I’m very proud of this new page and I also am in love with the program I am using to create it (sorry WordPress!).  So, needless to say I will no longer be updating this site.  I do not plan to take it down but I will no longer be adding to this site.  If you want any resources on literacy or technology or both then come and visit me at my new site!

MY NEW BLOG!   http://mrslohrsclassroom.weebly.com


Letter to Kennedy – Countdown

Dear President John F. Kennedy,

Hello, my name is Lora and I am twelve years old.  I live in the Soviet Union.  I am writing you this letter because I hope that if you get to know me that maybe you will see that we Soviets are not so different from Americans.

Every day I go to school.  My mom says that school is very important. My favorite subject is science.  My teacher says that I am very good at it.  When I grow up I want to be a scientist.  For fun I enjoy playing with my younger sister, Lena.  She is nine years old and our favorite game is playing with dolls.  Sometimes Lena and I like to listen to music on the radio.  My favorite singer is Yuri Vizbor. Have you ever heard any of Yuri Vizbor’s music?  It is very good.  I think you might like to listen to it!

We Soviet’s live, and love, and laugh just like American’s do.  We love our families and play with our friends and go to school.  We listen to music and read books and watch movies too.  I imagine that there are children in your country very much like the children in my country.  I think some of us might even be friends if we ever met.

Also, we get scared and sad sometimes too.  I get scared when I think that our country’s might go to war with each other.  My grandfather fought in the Great Patriotic War alongside American soldiers.  We were once allies.  I think we could be allies again.  We do not always agree with each other but I do not always agree with Lena.  But we figure out a way to make peace with each other because our mom says that it is what is best, peace.  I hope that you think that peace is best too.


Lora Agapova

Countdown “I Am” Poem – Chapters 11-20

I Am

I am honest and caring
I wonder what it would be like to travel in space
I hear the countdown begin
I see planets and stars whirling past
I want to be an astronaut
I am honest and caring

I pretend to fly
I feel weightless and free
I touch the endless blue sky
I worry about my family
I cry when mom is disappointed in me
I am honest and caring

I understand that sometimes it’s best to play along with Uncle Otts
I say the atom is our friend
I dream of being like John Glenn
I try to do the right thing
I hope to make all of my dreams come true
I am honest and caring