September 15, 2017 Shawna No comments exist

Take an EXTRA 10% OFF! Discount will be taken off of all eligible items in the cart upon checkout.  Use Coupon Code HOTDEALS when you are ready to checkout.  See below for details. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Children can read to their very own stuffed…

April 10, 2017 Shawna No comments exist

Samoa, formerly called Western Samoa, is famed for its natural beauty and friendly people. Originally settled by the Tongan Polynesians, it was the European explorers and missionaries that transformed these islands for better or for worse. Christianity was introduced to the natives, and many local customs soon disappeared. At the conclusion of World War I,…

April 10, 2017 Shawna No comments exist

Tokyo became Japan’s capital in 1869, after the end of the Boshin war, in which the Tokugawa Shogunate was defeated and direct Imperial rule restored. Edo, as it was known before, was then renamed to Tokyo (“Eastern Capital”) and became the new capital. However, while Kyoto had been the official Japanese capital for more than…

March 31, 2017 Shawna No comments exist

Here is where I went swimming in the ocean for the first time! I saw 2 Sea Turtles. I saw and swam with a black and yellow fish.

March 31, 2017 Shawna No comments exist

At the Polynesian Cultural Center I got a real pearl. It’s a mother of pearl. It has all the colors in the world. Here, I learned that Tonga is a group of islands. I thought Tonga was a Hawaiian word 😛

March 31, 2017 Shawna No comments exist

The Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7 1941. I went to Pearl Harbor on my vacation to the Hawaiian islands. National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, which is observed annually in the United States, is to remember and honor the 2,403 victims who were killed in the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December…

March 28, 2017 Shawna No comments exist

This is my grandma Makiko. She is Japanese. We stayed with her in Arizona for 4 months when she broke her shoulder. We did a lot of things together. She took us to a place where we could make our own ceramics. We cooked together. We made lettuce wraps together for the first time. This…

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March 28, 2017 Shawna No comments exist

When we were in Hawaii, I got to go to the Dole Pineapple Plantation. The pineapple is a tropical plant. A pineapple is actually a group of edible berries. Contrary to what some people think, pineapples don’t grow on trees — they grow out of the ground, from a leafy plant. The plant has stocky…

March 28, 2017 Shawna No comments exist

This is me. I will be 10 years old tomorrow! I live 7 minutes away from my school. I was born in Ceder Rapids, Iowa. I have lived in Texas for 1 year of my life. We moved back to Iowa. I am the youngest of 5 children. I have 3 sisters and 1 brother.