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S: Rachel's Florida Scrapbook 2010-2011

FC: Rachel's Florida Scrapbook Mr. Pruneda's Class 2010-2011 Rachel Silverman

1: My House

2: This is my school, Eagle Point Elementary School. I have a lot of fun here with my friends and teachers. | My School

3: This is Mrs. Wucher with me. She was my third grade teacher. She now teaches fourth grade. | This is me with Mrs. Chuckman and Mrs. Rosado, our principal and Assistant Principal.

4: Map of Florida | How did Florida get its name? Florida got its name when an explorer named Juan Ponce de Leon and the people who were with him discovered land on Easter Sunday in 1513. They were Spaniards and lawyers who worked for the King of Spain thought that Spain could take possession of the land by naming it. Ponce de Leon did not know what to name this land. It has been reported that he chose to call it "Florida" because it was discovered on Easter, which the Spanish called Pasqua de Flores. The Spanish pronounced it "Flor-EE-da" but later, when the English came, they called it "FLOR-i-da" and we still call it Florida today.

5: Maps of Weston, Florida

6: Florida Flag

7: Governor | Lt. Governor | Secretary of State | Rick Scott | Jennifer Carrol | Kurt Browning | Current State Officials

8: Wakulla River This crystal clear river originates underground and flows to the surface at Wakulla Springs. This river is popular for boating, fishing, and paddling, it has a slow current. It is 4 miles long. | Shark River This river is 7 miles long and flows out of the southern end of Everglades National Park and into Ponce de Leon Bay. It is a pathway of fresh moving water through the Florida Everglades. | Florida Rivers

9: Peace River The Peace River runs from Fort Meade into the bay near Port Charlotte. It is 67 miles long and has islands and sandy beaches and wildlife. | Ichetucknee River This river is 6 miles long and is in Ichetucknee Springs State Park which is 2,200 acres. A series of freshwater springs feed into it. The water is clear and joins the Santa Fe River after going through a hammock and swamp. People like to go tubing down this river. | Dead River Although more than 12 Florida waterways contain the name "Dead River," the slow flowing river in Lake County between Tavares and Leesburg the one most people consider the "Dead River" because of how slowly the water moves.

10: Florida's State Bird Northern Mocking Bird

11: Florida's State Tree Sabal Palm

12: Go Heat! | Go Team! | Florida Sports Teams

14: Carl Hiassen from South Florida wrote Hoot and many other books. He also writes for the Miami Herald. | Dave Barry from Miami wrote Big Trouble and many other funny books and also writes for the Miami Herald. | Florida Authors

15: Jack Kerouac lived in Orlando and St. Petersburg. He is known for writing On The Road and other books. | Ernest Hemingway lived in Key West. He wrote The Old Man and the Sea and many other books. | Tennessee Williams also lived in Key West and wrote Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

16: Blizzard Beach is a water park located at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. The park opened on April 1, 1995 and was the third Walt Disney World water park. The theme of the park is the "Disney legend" of a freak snowstorm in the area, leading to the construction of Florida's first ski resort. The legend says that snow didn't last long, leaving behind a bunch of waterlogged but snowless ski jumps and chair lifts. The failed resort was in the process of closing for good when an alligator was seen sliding down a flume and splashing into a pool of water. The "ski resort" was then reborn as a water park, with the alligator which is named Ice Gator as the mascot. I go every year with my dad and sister, Jennifer. | Florida Theme Park: Blizzard Beach

17: Joe's Stone Crabs | Proof That I Have Been to a Famous Building in Florida

18: This headline was about the death of Osama Bin Laden. | Recent Heading from The Miami Herald

19: This is an article about a natural disaster that took place in our state: Hurricane Wilma. This Article is from the October 25, 2005 edition of The Miami Herald which we saved.

20: An Article about Florida's Population from the Orlando Sentinel December 21, 2010

21: An Article about Record Temperatures in Florida from The Miami Herald December 15, 2010

22: Proof That I Have Been To the Public Library | At the Weston Branch Library there are many books to choose from. You can use your Library card to take out a book, CD or DVD. There are classes to take up stairs. | Around Weston

23: Proof That I Have Been In Front Of A Local Business | Domenick's is an Italian restaurant. They are known for their pizza.My family eats there all the time. It ROCKS

24: Here I am in front of Weston's City Hall. | City Hall is where the Mayor of Weston works.

25: Here I am in front of a local Fire Station in Weston.

26: Some business cards from local Weston businesses

27: I would like to thank Mr. Pruneda for giving me this assignment which I really enjoyed. I also want to thank my parents for helping me upload items to the computer, especially my mom who found this program. I also thank my dad for being such a great saver of newspapers.!

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