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Wednesday, June 2

  1. page Volcano Links edited Links for the volcano. <object width="400" height="225"><param nam…

    Links for the volcano.
    <object width="400" height="225"><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="movie" value="http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=10708403&amp;server=vimeo.com&amp;show_title=1&amp;show_byline=1&amp;show_portrait=0&amp;color=&amp;fullscreen=1" /><embed src="http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=10708403&amp;server=vimeo.com&amp;show_title=1&amp;show_byline=1&amp;show_portrait=0&amp;color=&amp;fullscreen=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" width="400" height="225"></embed></object><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/10708403">EarthquakesHistory of earthquakes for Eyjafjallajökull
    Earthquakes
    and Eruptions in Iceland 2010</a>2010 from <a href="http://vimeo.com/hjalli">hjalli</a>hjalli on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>Vimeo.
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  2. page Volcano Links edited Links for the volcano. <object width="400" height="225"><param nam…

    Links for the volcano.
    <object width="400" height="225"><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="movie" value="http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=10708403&amp;server=vimeo.com&amp;show_title=1&amp;show_byline=1&amp;show_portrait=0&amp;color=&amp;fullscreen=1" /><embed src="http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=10708403&amp;server=vimeo.com&amp;show_title=1&amp;show_byline=1&amp;show_portrait=0&amp;color=&amp;fullscreen=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" width="400" height="225"></embed></object><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/10708403">Earthquakes and Eruptions in Iceland 2010</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/hjalli">hjalli</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

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Friday, May 21

Wednesday, May 19

  1. page Eyrarbakki edited Eyrarbakki Eyrarbakki is the oldest school in the country, the primary school was established i…

    Eyrarbakki
    Eyrarbakki is the oldest school in the country, the primary school was established in 1852.
    As we drove into the town and approached the school, we felt like celebrities! The school was out front waiting to greet us! Immediately, they made us feel very welcome.
    We gathered in the cafeteria and formed a circle with all the students. We introduced the "Look Down, Look Up" game to help the students quickly pair up and get to know each other. We were quite impressed by their knowledge of English. At this point, we felt bad we didn't know many Icelandic words or phrases.
    Some of the students surveyed each other to find out more about "Who We Are." This project was an extension of one completed in two schools in Belize. We will combine the data to find out how different and similar we are between the 3 countries. Here are the results of the students from Eyrarbakki.
    Favorite_Color
    Birth Month
    Color_of_Eye
    Favorite_Sport
    Subjects_and_Translation
    3 - blue
    January - 4
    Blue - 16
    soccer
    (football?) 4
    English
    2 - purple
    February - 1
    Green - 5
    basketball - 1
    vísindi - science
    2- orange
    March - 6
    Brown - 5
    tennis - 2
    smidi - ?
    2- yellow
    April - 5
    Hazel - 3
    football - 2
    (soccer?)
    stærðfræði - math
    1 - red
    May - 2
    lacrosse - 1
    Upplýsingataleni
    (Information ?)
    1 - green
    June - 3
    skiing - 3
    1 - pink
    July - 2
    diving - 1
    1 - black
    August - 4
    Horse riding - 1
    1- brown
    September - 2
    October - 1
    November - 4
    December - 4

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  2. page Eyrarbakki edited Eyrarbakki As we drove into the town and approached the school, we felt like celebrities! The s…

    Eyrarbakki
    As we drove into the town and approached the school, we felt like celebrities! The school was out front waiting to greet us! Immediately, they made us feel very welcome.
    We gathered in the cafeteria and formed a circle with all the students. We introduced the "Look Down, Look Up" game to help the students quickly pair up and get to know each other. We were quite impressed by their knowledge of English. At this point, we felt bad we didn't know many Icelandic words or phrases.
    Some of the students surveyed each other to find out more about "Who We Are." This project was an extension of one completed in two schools in Belize. We will combine the data to find out how different and similar we are between the 3 countries. Here are the results of the students from Eyrarbakki.

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  3. page Connecting with Schools edited Connecting with Schools Fortunately, we were able to connect with 2 schools in Iceland. Find o…

    Connecting with Schools
    Fortunately, we were able to connect with 2 schools in Iceland.
    Find out about our visit to:
    Eyrarbakki
    Hella

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Monday, May 10

  1. page home edited ... (Use the navigation bar on the left-hand side for other topics.) Date: April Vacation (April …
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    (Use the navigation bar on the left-hand side for other topics.)
    Date: April Vacation (April 24 - May 1), 2010
    Geocaching Travel Bug - "Iceland & Beyond" http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?guid=602e9db3-f1ba-46ec-9e90-63062037cd8f
    Pre-Trip Preparations
    Passport
    Form for minors to travel with other adults (must be notarized)

    Handout from lunch meeting (9th graders did not get this)
    ICELAND TRIP
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Sunday, May 2

  1. page Our Trip - 2010 edited ... Photos at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/49603947@N07/ We made the home page of Hella School! …
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    Photos at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/49603947@N07/
    We made the home page of Hella School! http://grhella.is/
    Here's the web page for the school fitness competition with Google translator.
    Friday - After sleeping a bit later, we headed over to the rescue squad for a tour. The headmaster of Hella is the person in charge of rescuing all from the volcanic activity. He showed us command center, equipment and the trucks they use to go into extreme areas. They area also responsible for rescuing hikers in the wilderness, etc. We then headed out to the inland part of Iceland. The weather was cold and rainy, but we were able to go out to see a replica of an early settlement house, went into a greenhouse, had a taste of Icelandic banana (which is sweeter), saw basalt crystals near a waterfall, had a picnic lunch indoors and finally returned to Reykjavik for some shopping, relaxing, and swimming.
    Recovered items: earbuds, socks, boxer shorts (not claimed, wonder why?), belt, deck of cards, water bottle
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  2. page Our Trip - 2010 edited Photos at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/49603947@N07/ We made the home page of Hella School! ht…

    Photos at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/49603947@N07/
    We made the home page of Hella School! http://grhella.is/
    Friday - After sleeping a bit later, we headed over to the rescue squad for a tour. The headmaster of Hella is the person in charge of rescuing all from the volcanic activity. He showed us command center, equipment and the trucks they use to go into extreme areas. They area also responsible for rescuing hikers in the wilderness, etc. We then headed out to the inland part of Iceland. The weather was cold and rainy, but we were able to go out to see a replica of an early settlement house, went into a greenhouse, had a taste of Icelandic banana (which is sweeter), saw basalt crystals near a waterfall, had a picnic lunch indoors and finally returned to Reykjavik for some shopping, relaxing, and swimming.
    Recovered items: earbuds, socks, boxer shorts (not claimed, wonder why?), belt, deck of cards, water bottle
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Friday, April 30

  1. page Our Trip - 2010 edited ... Basically: We went to the Hella school next to our hotel. We toured the school, a local cave w…
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    Basically: We went to the Hella school next to our hotel. We toured the school, a local cave where Irish monks kept their cattle during the winter (9th century), a geodesic home (where we were served smoked lamb on homemade flatbread). In the afternoon, we went to a waterfall where you can walk behind the fall. We went to another waterfall area and where the farms were previously covered in ash. Amazing how quickly the area was cleaned up. The rain has kept any remaining ash as mud now. We had a picnic near a waterfall and in the distance we could hear the volcano rumbling! Later that night we were guests of the Hella students at a national fitness competition. Ms Cronin has some ideas now! We got in late and all went to bed ready for the next day.
    Recovered items: jacket, 2 backpacks (not bad!)
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    Hella (pronounced hed-la).het-la).
    We went
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    today in Eyraribakki.Eyrarbakki. The whole
    We travelled around the area to see the farms and greenhouses where most of Iceland's vegetables come from. We also stopped at a church with an underground tunnel in Statholt(?). Next we went to the waterfall that has the largest volume of water flowing through it. There was also a geocache here so we left a travel bug. You can track it at http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?guid=602e9db3-f1ba-46ec-9e90-63062037cd8f
    The geocache was at http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=fc9fad83-824d-41e4-b59d-55d831ae7602
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