Thursday, April 25, 2013

Maine Day!


















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  1. Yesterday I went to fur bearing fundamentals and I learned the different animals in the assorted families. I went to the fishing place and I learned about the different species of fish cold and warm water. I went to orienteering and I learned how to use a compass correctly and how to navigate back to a place with only a compass and my knowledge. With the author I learned about comic making and the difference ways to draw comics. My favorite was fur bearing fundamentals because I learned how to tell the difference between different fur bearing animals. I heard that the Maine spy was very good and I want him to come back there was too much to chose from.

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    1. Nice job Matt! I only saw one mistake in your comment. I'm glad you had a good time! I hope you will be able to see the Maine Spy one sometime!

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  2. I had experienced a fun dance from indians from maine. I also experienced Comic Life when we can make our own comic on our own lap tops. I had a blast listing to Richard Gay tell about his career of being a spy it was so fascinating to me. I’ve heard that story before of the Spies landing on Hancock Point and was pretty close to the school. It was awesome to hear the story over again to refresh my out dated PC of a brain. He told us every thing he knew about the Russians Spies and how they broke the code and read the messages of the russians. I loved how he told about what they wore and how they got caught. I loved the posters he brought in so we can see were the submarine docked and how the men went down to Boston. The other thing is the author she made us draw comic people and me and Taylor had a blast I thought his head was going to blast off his shoulders.

    Keith Edgecomb

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  3. I had a lot of fun during Maine day, I learned a lot about Maine ecology, Indian tribes that were in Maine and some of the songs and dances they had and so much about spy stuff that has happened in or near Maine. Not only did I learn things but I also had fun while I was doing it. In Maine ecology I learned that eighty eight percent of Maine is forest, that if you’re going to clear land make sure you do it the right way, and if you cut down a tree don’t worry more trees will grow back. In Indian tribe and dance, I learned two of the dances and songs, welcome song, mosquito dance and song, and I learned the tribes that were or are still in Maine. In the Maine spy I learned so much! I honestly didn’t know anything that he told us. I didn’t know that two spy’s came to Bar Harbor, Maine off of a submarine and that they traveled through all of Maine pretty much. I found it so cool that on of the spies lived in Maine! When the author came I learned how to draw cartoons, I’m horrible at drawing and she showed me how to draw cartoons they turned out pretty good i thought. The first chapters she showed us in her book really interested me, I want to read them all because they sound like very interesting books to me.

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    1. Hi Georgia,
      The spies landed in Hancock, not BH. They did not travel all over Maine. They were picked up in Hancock by a taxi, taken to Bangor where they took a train to Boston and then New York.They did live here at all. I just wanted you to have the facts. Somehow you misunderstood a lot!

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  5. Yesterday at the lobstering one I learned how to band lobsters and how traps work.Yesterday also I went to the furbearing animals and learned a lot about all kinds of animals and about their foot prints and what they did in the wild for protection and for food.Then I went to the hooked on fishing and learned how to cast properly.Then everyone went to the author’s session and learned about drawing fictional animals and characters.So that’s what I did that day.

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  6. There are many things that I experienced, learned, and did during Maine Day yesterday. My first session was Fur Bearing with Eric Rudolph. Eric came to take to us about wildlife and there furs and other things about them. The one thing that I found most interesting about his session was that raccoons can open sipper and jars and door and a bunch of other things because they have learned how to do that through generations. Another thing the I learned is that fishers kill for practice sometimes and there main prey usually is house cats. I have two stories about raccoon and a fisher. The raccoon story take place in Moose Head lake. One night I was camping and I heard a noise and i was scared obviously because we were in a tent. I thought it was a bear so I woke up my mom and them my mom woke up my dad and then he went out to look and there were about 6 raccoons trying to get into out food. Now they did some other things like get into the trash after and opened the back of my dads truck and got some food. the fisher story is when my cat tiger got killed by a fisher when he was 3. The other session I had was a Maine spy. Mrs. Leighton's dad came in a spoke to us about him being a spy and he was in the CSI. his session was probably my favorite session that day. He talked to us about the Hancock spy incident which I thought was very very interesting. My third session was forest ecology. This was a good session but it wasn’t my favorite. The guy based his presentation the Lorax. He talked to us about cutting trees down the correct way. I loved Maine Day and hope we do it every year so we can learn more about our state.

    ~ Mariah Young

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    1. I wish that I went to the fur bearing! It sounds really cool that raccoons can open zippers and jars and more! Okay..... I'm scared to go camping!
      - Katie Bagley!

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  7. Yesterday at Maine day, I learned how to hold a lobster, and how to set a trap. I learned that you don’t come towards the lobster on the front, always sneak behind it. I learned how folklife was back in the day. I learned how people would pass down stories to generation to generation. They would sing it.

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    1. That sounds fun girl.
      -Nikyla

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  8. The thing that I learned and experienced yesterday at Maine day is that there are different types of lobster traps. Also that there is many different ways to pull up your out of the water. Those are some of the things that I learned with Hayden and Isaac lobstering session in session 1. In session two I went to Forest Ecology. There I learned that there are many types of fur pelts and skulls. I also learned that there are many more animals in the state of Maine that are smaller then a raccoon. Many like the beaver one animal that is rare in this area is the possum. In the last session that I had a choose for I went and saw Richard Gay. He told us about the Russian government and the CIA he also told us about the spy on Hancock point and how they made it out of Maine.

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    1. sounds like you had a good time

      Garrett

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  9. The things I learned in Maine day and the things I did was that I learned how the two spies came to Maine and how they were caught. It was interesting on how the guy who came in told us so much that the history books got wrong. Then I learned more about lobstering like how exactly you would band a lobster. I also learned things from Comic Life. The things I learned is how to make then comic itself and how you would take the picture and put them so it looks like they’re saying stuff when they’re not. I learned more things from Richard Gay (who before told us the things that most people in the world didn’t know and the info from the top) and he told us things like who was the taxi driver that the spies drove in.

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  10. Explain my experiences during Maine day and discuss what i’ve learned.

    On Maine day I went to four stations. They include Wabanaki Song and Dance, comics on Comic Life, a Maine Spy, and drawing comic characters with the Author. I learned how to do some funky dances name the Alligator and many others at the Wabanaki station. I also learned how to work comic life and how much fun it is! I learned at the Maine spy station that the who spy’s at Hancock point were not actually caught there! Also that they weren’t caught because of the clothes they wore, they fit in perfectly! The two spies in Hancock point where actually caught a month later because one of the guys stole money and used it for partying and stuff. When they were caught the one the one who stole the money and partied with it turned them in when he thought the money was stolen from him. He told them where the other spy would be and he was caught in Brazil. There was sixty thousand dollars and diamonds in a case that one spy went to get.. The guy who partied and stuff gave it to some place to keep safe and to get it back you needed a ticket, but the guy found it and asked for it. They asked where his ticket was and he said he lost it so he said he could describe what was in it. The money and diamonds were hidden under the stuff like shaving cream and clothes. He got it back and the other spy went back for it,(The spy who had the ticket) they said a young fella went and got it the other day. Scared, he went and turned himself in. One was sentence to 15 years in jain, but the sentence was shortened to eleven. The other spent ten years in jail. One lived to be a hundred years old. They both recently died like two years ago. I learned that Mrs. Leighton’s dad was part of the CIA and when he was younger he was chosen randomly and became a spy. The people from the CIA didn’t tell him at first but they wanted him to go to a different state to meet. The guy gave him a big pile of twenty dollar bills and it covered his travel expenses and much more. I learned how to write some new languages. Mrs. Leighton’s dad knows many languages and he wrote some Chinese, spanish, and Korean on the board. I also learned how to draw cartoons differently, like anime and just silly cartoons. It was very fun and I enjoyed it. I made a pencil with eyes and eyebrows with a evil smile on it. The pencil was totally amazing. I also learned how to draw a pig and a pig’s body, and how to make eyes look better when I draw them. The author passed out folders of papers of eyes, bodies, noses, and other things we could draw. So I took some of those and made many awesome drawings! I decided that I’d name her Sheryl. She’s a beautiful pig with a big smile and long blonde hair with a misshaped body. I decided she smells like roses. The author said that just by one shape it makes your character who it is.
    -Nikyla

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    1. your description of sheryl sounds almost just like me, bby<3 mama love you.

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  11. My experiences with Maine Day were very exciting. The first activity I went to was the Wabanki Dance. I learned many things about the Passamaquady tribe. He sang us the welcome song and showed us a few dance moves. Most of the dance moves required a partner. I think that was my favorite. He got us moving around instead of just sitting down. The second activity I went to was the Comic Life. Mrs. Barnes showed us “MLTI Minute” she also allowed us to make our own Comic. She also showed us a video on how to do comic life. I learned a few techniques that I could use in Comic Life. I made a comic about monsters in the school. After that activity we went outside for a break and had lunch. The third activity I went to was the Maine Spy. He told us a few agencies and a little bit of what they do. He told us some events that he attended and had to get involved with. He told us how he started and a few things that happened around Maine. He also told us a story about a few young boys steeling money and other expensive items. The last activity was with the Author. She gave us a folder filled with drawing techniques and how to draw somethings. She showed us how to take an object, then make it into a character. She also showed us how to draw an animal and then an anime. I think these experiences were joyful and I believe we should have another day just like yesterday.

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  12. Some experiences that I had at Maine day, was when I went to the three stations, Orienteering and GPS, A Maine Spy, and Wabanaki Song and Dance. I also went to the station that was hosted by the guest author, Angelina Perrow, which was about making comics. My favorite station out of all of those was the comic one. I will list them in order that I went, and explain about all of them.

    The first station I went to, was Orienteering. In that station, we used a compass to find our way back to a pipe that we placed down. In the beginning of that station, the guy there introduced us to him. His name was Jim. He was part of a Boy Scout troop, and he actually got lost in the woods once. He gave us each two maps of places around Hancock. The first was just a regular map, and the second was a topographical map. The topographical one showed us how tall or high different things were. We then looked at Longitude and Latitude, and we got to look at even bigger maps. Then he gave us each a compass, and we turned it so that we went to True North. Then he showed us how to use it, and we also got to look at GPS’s, but we didn’t use them. They also had a digital compass. We then got into pairs, I was with Tim, and we went outside to use them. After that, It was time to switch stations. I learned how to use a compass in many different ways, and how to find my way back if I got lost.

    The next station that I went to, was The Maine Spy. It was about this guy from the CIA, which was one of our teacher’s father. He told us about how he got into being a spy, and he rattled of a few sentences in different languages to show us that he was multilingual. He told us a story about these to spies who came to Hancock Point, and how they got caught. He also showed us these 3 books that he helped to write a little of. I learned about the spies who came, and what being a spy is all about.

    The next station I went to, was the Wabinaki song and dance one. We did all these strange dances, and George Neptune was there, and he welcomed us with a welcome song. Then Mrs. WIlson, now Wagstaff, came in, and started dancing to it, and made me laugh. That one was a little strange. The first song we did was like a circle dance. We had to dance in a circle, and not touch the center circle. Then we did this other dance called the Rabbit Dance. That one was pretty much like the circle dance. Then we did a very frustrating dance called the Mosquito dance. I that one, we had to have a partner, so I picked my little sister Anij. She was not very good at it, and I started to get mad at her for messing up. Then her teacher came, and taught it to her. The dance was like kicking, while jumping, while crossing pinkies, while moving in a circle. That was hard. Then we did this dance where we RAN in circles, and had to respond to what George Neptune says, like when he said “Yoo Hoo!” we had to say “KEIV!” and also vice versa. In that one I learned that the Wabinaki had very strange dances.

    The last one that we did, was comics. We did Anime, and other stuff. I made various cartoon characters. That one was my favorite one.

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  13. I learned about the 2 spies that landed off at Hancock point. I learned one of the big things about the spies being caught was that in New York one of the spies took the 6000 0 $ out of the briefcase and partied. I learned that also in the briefcase there was 2 colts one was Black and one had a wooden handle and a black top. I also learned that Mrs. Leighton's father was like a foot spy in the Vietnam War and the Cold War. I learned that one of the spies at Hancock busted out of jail so much they put him in Alcatraz prison a brutal prison where escape chance about one to one million. I learned about the NSA and KGB. I learned that A boat went down when the spies submarine left. I learned that in lobstering there are over twenty parts to a lobster trap. I learned that drawing cartoon characters are kind of like a mix and match thing. I also learned that a laptop is essential for comic life and that application is so famous people even make podcasts about it. I also learned that the NSA was secret until 20-30 years ago. I learned that their was diamonds in the briefcase too that were used to barter. I learned that they sent to spies for these to basic reasons one to do the talking and one to do the real work. their original plan was to find our bombs and use them against us. I learned about the enigma machine that helped us win the war. We knew plans send spies and German speeches before they were even read. Ironic really they send spies over but we got a little computer as our whole spy army. I also learned that Mac and cheese was for lunch yesterday I learned that Angeline Perrow had a sore throat. I learned that she was an art teacher I learned that she was also an author. I learned that her books really didn't interest me. I learned that her books interested my lil sister eve. I learned that the spies had a huge submarine.

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    1. sorry my name is matt.l

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    2. YOU DID AMAZING YOU ARE AWESOME MATT.L

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  14. During Maine Day I had some fun experiences like learning about lobstering and learning about the Maine spies and then learning about some animals. I learned that you can have up to ten traps on a single buoy. How enormous fishers can get. I also learned that one of the two Maine spies was from America. Towards the end of a mission the one from America called the FBI on his partner and then went and got their stuff from the train which had six grand and a lot of diamonds and two colts and some other stuff in it and had a big party with the money then got arrested.

    Garrett

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    1. sounds like some fun things
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  15. On Maine day, April 24 2013, on the first session that I did was Orientation.
    I learned that when you go into the woods, for even a walk, hike or anything, always have some type of bag with you, so that you can carry safety supplies with you, just in case that u get lost. Also I learned how to read a compass.
    My next session was the Maine spy, I learned a lot, one of the things that I learned is that in order to keep moving on, you have to have many passports. Also that most spies have to learn more languages than others.
    The session next that I went to is the song and dance. I learned how the wabinocki song and dance is different than the song and dance that we do today. One of the dances that we did was the misquote dance. We held pinkies and one of our partners kicked one way and I kicked the other way. The final session that I did was Anglie Perrow which was really fun because we did lots of comics that made my friends and I laugh, and I learned to draw a comic u can just put clothes on the comic person. One question I still have is, that I was wondering if Anglie Perrow is going to make a book with comics in it? As you can see I had lots of fun during Maine day, and also learned a lot, and in conclusion I think that our whole school should do this again!
    -Katie Bagley

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    1. I went to Orientation first too. Me and my partner got "lost"
      ~Emma

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  16. What I learned on the Maine day festival was that I learned about the different types of animals like what they did to survive, what they ate, and what their habitat was. That session was called the fur bearing fundamentals that was actually my first session. After that we went to our classroom for about fifteen minutes and then we went to our next session. My second session was a Maine Spy by Richard Gay, and a matter of fact, he was actually my language arts teacher’s father Mrs. Leighton. He talked about how he got to be a professional spy and they came to Hancock, ME, and landed their submarine by an island in Hancock. He brought in pictures and photos of the people he worked with and their equipment. It was really interesting to me. After that, he even spoke in different languages like Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, German, Italian and a lot more I can’t think of. My third session after lunch and recess was Forest Ecology. We learned how the movie the “Lorax” connected to how people in Maine cut down trees. For me, I didn’t really care for it that much. The man who was in charge of the session was Steve MacDonald. He was nice but the session wasn’t the greatest for me. And our last session was in Mrs. Grindle’s room with the author who came here Angeli Perrow. She taught us how to make comics, and we even made some of our own, it was really fun to do.



    Molly

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  17. Ethan McVay
    4/25/13




    What I experienced on my first station was “Lobstering”. The people who were presenting it were Isaac and Hayden. They showed us what the tools you used and how your supposed to use them correctly. They demonstrated how to use the lobster trap to catch the lobsters. They showed us how to bait the trap. How you get the trap out of the water into the boat, you have this buoy to mark where your trap is. The tool you use to bring the trap into the boat is this hook that is very sharp, so it can easily hook onto the line. Once you get the line on the boat, you put the line on this spinning wheel which is called a “Davie”. It helps coil up the rope, so you don’t have to do it by hand.

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  18. I experimented a lot during Maine day yesterday, such as a “Wabanaki dance and sing station.” What we did there was Dance and listen to the beat of the music that the instructor gave us and we would have to go at the right pace that was really fun. Another station I went to yesterday during Maine day was called Forrest Ecology and what I did there was listen to a guy talk about how to keep the forrest safe and clean and to make sure the trees stay there because trees are important for a lot of things. The third thing I did yesterday was the Maine Spy and Richard Gay (aka Mrs. Leighton’s dad) talked about his spying career he shared with us what happened with the spice agencies and how these two spies were caught. That was the most interesting station or whatever you wanna call it that I went to that I went to yesterday, I wasn’t bored at all it was very interesting. I wish he could have talked longer about the spying and stuff but we didn’t have that much time. Last but not least was the authors time, and what we did there was listen to one chapter of her book and then she gave us a folder with writing in it that had different cartoons and people to draw and we drew different things out of the options on the paper, it was really fun. That was the last session of the day. Yesterday was a lot of fun and i’m looking forward to it next year, I hope the author that came here had a great time. I really enjoyed what she read to us. I want to read all of her books that she wrote, she wrote about dogs a lot. And the two chapter books that she wrote were about horses and experiences that she had with them. Most of the stories she wrote were non-fiction, and were about her.

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    1. Very Interesting Savv..... 0.0 <-(creeper face...)

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  19. During Maine day I learned that Anjelie Perrow was a author of many books and she teaches art in Hampden. In my first station I learned how to use a compass incase I was lost in the woods. I learned how to locate things on a Hancock map and where to find the closes road and campsite. I learned that Hancock had many cemetaries, on the map it showed four cemetaries. In my second session, I learned about the Hancock point german spies with Richard Gay. I learned that he spoke many different languages. I learned that it took him a lot of money to go into the spy business. I learned that the two spies were actually going into Bangor but they came into Hancock point. They got out of the submarine and walked four miles up Hancock road and sat down on the side walk. An Ellsworth taxi was driving by and asked them if they needed a ride. They said yeah we need a ride our car broke down. They wanted a ride to Bangor to catch a train to portland. After they reached the portland train they were looking to ride to Boston them bomb it. Another reason why they didn’t get caught was because of their clothing they were wearing all the right clothing to fit in Hancock. They also had $60,000 and a ton of diamonds. I learned about all of the different spy bases in different countries. I learned about the radio things near Winter Harbor and MDI. There were some people that saw the spies walking up Hancock. I found out that Richard actually found the two spies. he found one in brazil and one in Philidelphia. In my third session I learned bout furbearing fundementals. I saw all kind of different pelts and skulls. I learned the cost of the pelts. I learned where I animal orginated and how it got its name. i learned that a raccoon can open zippers and cans. I learned how some animals change their fur color based on the season. I learned that the animals were varied in a lot of different lengths and sizes. In the cartoon class how to draw all kinds of different characters.

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  20. In all honesty, during Maine Day, I got a little bored. I didn’t really pay attention when the people were talking, I just kind of zoned out. I did learn that I am very capable of getting distracted. I kind of liked the activity from the Abbe Museum, but that was it.
    ~Emily McPhail

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    1. I felt the same it was just a few sesions i didnt like MATT.L

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  21. Come to school on Maine day they said, it'll be fun they said... ahah.

    First my Maine day started off with a whole school assembly in the gym, where the author explained her books and how she decided to write them, how she began writing and about the first time she got published. After that we went back into the classroom and waited for the announcement to go to our next station and for me that was Wabanki song and dance, George sang a welcome song to us then got us up and made us dance first in a big circle then in partners, by the last dance he chased after us. Then we went back to the classroom once again and waited for the next announcement telling us to go to our next station. My next station was comic life, where we basically just sat there the whole time playing with our computers. I guess I was confused at how that related to Maine. The annoucer came on the intercom again and comic life was over, we came back to the classroom and waited for the next direction. Mrs. Thomas stood up and said “lunch time.” yes. Lunch time.i walked into the gym and got my food and came back o the classroom and ate. I couldn't wait to go tho the next station because, honestly, it was the only one I actually wanted to sign up for. It was the station A Maine Spy. I went in and listened to Richard, for what seemed like twenty minutes. I wished it lasted longer. The announcement I dreaded came, the station was over. I slumped out of my chair and dragged my body across the hall out the door, into the open breeze, up the stairs into Mrs. Grindle's room and to my next and final station. I plopped myself into a chair next to my friend Michael. I, and everyone else in the room got a manilla folder and a pencil, and we started to draw. We drew cartoons, manga, and our own cartoon characters. Then that station was over and we walked our self back to the classroom and got ready to go on the bus and make our way home.
    What did I learn from Maine day you ask? Well, I learned that I really like lunch.

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    1. good job, Jordan, you did great<3

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    2. Lol xD "forever alone life" she says..

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    3. I liked listening to my father too. What did you learn about espionage you didn't know?

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