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edu180atl: lily bohannon 10.30.12

Last week we went to the Tully Smith House. We learned about the 1860s. The girls could only do cooking and the boys could only do blacksmith. My friend and I think it is unfair because blacksmith looks very fun. Girls should be able to do more stuff.

Today at school we learned a lot. We got these little things that look like vitamins and we got to see what color it is and measure it on a paper and we guessed what it would pop into. I learned that I can guess. It is important to guess things.

I also learned about Paul Bunyan. Paul Bunyan has an ox named Babe. I think he was real. He was brave and strong. Our teachers have us read stories like this almost every day to help us learn.

I write stories a lot. I write stories about dogs because my favorite animal is a dog and I like to put them in stories at school or the park. This is fun to me because I really want my name to be published and for other people at Walker to read it.

I am happy I was born at this time because if I was born before now I couldn’t read or go to school or do science experiments and guess things.

About the Author: Lily is a first grade girl at The Walker School who loves animals and reading. She wants to make her own book and get it published one day.  

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  1. Stephen G. Kennedy #

    I like your story a lot. I think you really will make your own book one day — and I think it will probably get published. You describe things well, and I enjoy reading them a lot. Thank you for sharing what you did!

    October 30, 2012
  2. I loved reading your blog, Lily! I’m glad I live in this time, too! Maybe someday you can try doing what a blacksmith does and write a story about it!

    October 30, 2012
  3. Liz Meadows #

    I enjoyed reading your 1st blog Lily! I am so proud of you. I look forward to owning a copy of your first published book and getting it autographed. See you tomorrow at school. Mrs. Meadows

    October 30, 2012
  4. Ms. Howard #

    Wow, Lily! What a wonderful first blog post…I hope you are proud of yourself. I certainly am! In your post you wrote about how you enjoyed guessing…do you remember that questions are Ms. Howard’s favorite thing?! If you keep asking questions and telling stories, you will have plenty of opportunities to learn and also become a published author. I just can’t wait to see all of the wonderful places you will go! And I can’t wait to read all of the wonderful stories you write! Keep up the great thinking and writing…everyone at Walker is so proud of you!

    October 30, 2012
  5. mrs tulloch #

    I agree about Girl’s being able to do more stuff! 🙂 Great post!

    October 31, 2012
  6. Karlyn Zimmerman #


    I totally agree that girls should be allowed to do things. I bet that if you lived way back when, you would have blazed a path for girls who wanted to try new things. Great post!

    I miss you,
    Mrs. Zimmerman
    PS Librarian

    October 31, 2012
  7. Lily,
    What a great job you have done writing your first blog post! I know you are proud of all you are learning. You were a good writer in kindergarten and look at you now! Your writing made me want to be in your class! Keep it up!
    Mrs. Doss

    October 31, 2012
  8. Christie Cook #


    What a wonderful account of your visit to the Tully Smith House. I agree with you that being a blacksmith sounds more exciting and adventurous that being a cook! Good luck publishing your first book. I know you can do it!

    October 31, 2012
  9. Kim Rodrigues #


    It is always fun to read about things from a child’s point of view. It brings an adult back to the basics. I enjoyed reading about your visit to the Tully Smith House. It is fun to see what was different back then and how it is good to live in this time period. I like how you learned that you can “guess” and how important that is. What a wonderful writer you are! Looking forward to what you will write next!

    October 31, 2012
  10. mulroyl #

    You obviously love to learn, and you are so lucky to have already been published at such a young age. I can’t wait to be one of your teachers in fourth grade because you are sure to have lots of great ideas to share. Congratulations, kiddo! You make us proud.
    Mrs. Mulroy
    4th Grade Reading and Science
    The Walker School

    October 31, 2012
    • ahoc1 #

      Hi Lily, I am so proud of you! YOU DID IT! I am so fortunate to have you in Room 204. Thank you for coming in each day with that big smile of yours, ready to learn as much as possible. Team 204 is so lucky to be able to hear your amazing stories that you have written and shared with us. You are well on your journey to publish your first book. Keep up the writing and keep on asking those questions. We all are so proud of you! Great picture! Those capsules certainly look different today…I wonder what they will look like tomorrow?
      Love you, Mrs. Aho

      October 31, 2012
  11. Cecelia Sullivan #

    Good Morning Lily, After reading your post, I looked up women blacksmiths and sure enough there are some today. I even found classes at The Crucible, an Industrial Arts School in Oakland, California. There is a class taught by women blacksmiths for women.

    Thank you for piquing my interest in this subject. I “guessed” there were women blacksmiths, explored it, and discovered that yes, indeed, there are. Happy Thursday ~

    November 1, 2012
  12. Charlene Papadopoulos #

    I’m soooooooooooooooo proud of you. You are a terrific writer and bright beautiful young lady inside and out. I’m very lucky to spend my days with you!! Congratulations on your first publication!!!!

    Love you,
    Mrs. Papadopoulos

    November 1, 2012
  13. Jennifer Goggin #

    Wow Lily! I really enjoyed reading your first blog post! You have talent! I have a neighbor who is currently in college and one of HER classes is blacksmithing! Always remember that you can do ANYTHING you set your mind to! Keep up the great work. I’m lucky to have your big sister in my class this year. I hope when you reach third grade you are in my class, too. Just imagine the reading and writing you will be doing when you are 8!!!
    See you in the halls!
    Mrs. Goggin

    November 3, 2012

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