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Jessica Rapp writes: (October 13, 1996)
Thankyou, I will share it in a workshop I will be presenting about the internet for new teachers in january.
Project Resource Teacher
Jana Black writes: (October 14, 1996)
Thank you for alerting me to your new page. I took a look and it looks great! I am forwarding your email along to each of our sites for the 4th grade teachers.
Jim Thomas writes: (October 20, 1996)
I have added your links to my California Missions page located at:
I will have the updates published Sunday morning. Let me know if you have any questions or comments. Thanks!
Diana Garrett writes: (November 5, 1996)
I love your web site, but was a little disappointed that I couldn't access the student projects. Overall your site is just what I was looking for to start my unit on missions with my 2 kids who are homeschooled. Keep up the great work!!
Andrea Mettel from Manhattan Beach writes: (November 9, 1996)
I'm a 4th grade teacher in Manhattan Beach and I'm so excited I found this web page. You offer an abundance of information. The virtual tour that is narrated is outstanding. I'm very excited to get my school online so I can make use of all this. In case you want to know, some of your buttons are not working. The URL is either no longer there or there is an error in the URL address. You might want to check all your links. Do you have an outline for a written report a 4th grader could do on his/her own? The one I currently use is yucky. Since my school is not online yet, I still must give a report assignment. Any ideas would be much appreciated.
Susan Lopez Dailey writes: (November 11, 1996)
I just wanted to drop you (singular? plural?) a note to say how glad I was to have found your CA Missions info. As a beleaguered children's services librarian in a busy public library, we deal with a zillion fourth graders every year doing the infamous 4th grade CA missions report, and all I have to say is that your Web site will be a spectacularly handy resource for us. You have our undying gratitude! By the way - on your Index page, "whose" is misspelled in the subcategory "Who's [sic] idea was this anyway?" For the sake of all the illiterate students out there (and there are quite a few, let me tell you), please correct the spelling!
Again, thank you so much - Susan Lopez Dailey, email@example.com
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Dear ThinkQuest team 3615,
Thank you for creating a web site about the Spanish missions in California. Without this site, it would have been very difficult for me to do my report for Spanish on the Mission of San Diego and other missions in CA. I think you did a great job with this site. Keep up the good work.
Thank you, Think Quest team!!! Great work--keep it up!! You've made my job a lot less hassle. Appreciate the effort!
Hi, My name is Merilee Robinson (my husband is Richard and we share this e-mail address). I have really enjoyed exploring your California Missions program. I recently got a job teaching 4th grade and I used printed copies of your missions during the job interview; In 4th grade, Social Studies includes the Missions. I plan to use this information to make the subject more interesting to the students. I will write again after I use this information and let you know how it worked. Unfortunately, the school I will work for doesn't yet have internet capabilities, so I will have to download it at home and print it out. Clearly not as exciting for the students, but the pictures and information are so wonderful, I feel the kids need to experience it. Wish me luck, and good luck to you in your future endevours.
Date: Sat, 09 Aug 1997 10:49:57 -0700 From: Richard Robinson
To: Tobin Fricke Subject: Re: Missions
Dear Tobin and Lauren, Hello. My name is Sara and I am an archaeologist who lives in Colorado. I was born in the San Diego area and like to check out web sites that remind me of home. I was just checking out your site. I am impressed with the amount of work you have put into it. It looks great. One thing that you may want to double check is your information about irrigation in "the New World". While I agree that there is not much evidence for controlling water in California, that is not true for all of the Americas. A good example of prehistoric irrigation exhists in Pheonix, Arizona. The Hohokam people who lived there had an intense irrigation system... some of which is still being used today! It is pretty cool. You can check out some information on this at the Pueblo Grande Museum site at http://mmm.arizonaguide.com/pueblogrande/. There was also irrigation in other areas of North and South America. Don't forget about the amazing stuff the Aztecs did, too. I hope you keep working on web sites, because you are very good. Your site is much better that the one where I work... but if you get interested in archaeology, we are at www.crowcanyon.org. Have a good senior year. Sara
From: Ghstwn46@aol.com Date: Sat, 30 Aug 1997 17:53:06 -0400 (EDT) Subject: Mission Website Great site. I saved it in my Favorite Places folder and plan to refer to it many times in planning a CA vacation in 1998. Wish I could find a similar site for California ghost towns.
Date: Wed, 03 Sep 1997 11:32:13 -0700 To: firstname.lastname@example.org From: "J.C.Cannon"
Subject: Your California site Hello... I have a project on the www which I started a couple of years ago. I have included the URL as I have some more Mission info which you might find of interest to your visitors. http://www.west.net/~jccannon/index.shtml It is an historical and graphics rich virtual tour of several points of interest along California's GOLD COAST including the Ventura and Santa Barbara Missions with the Santa Yenz Mission to be added ASAP.. We take the TIME TRAVELING virtual tourist to Nine locations between and including the OLD Santa Monica Pier to the Gaviota Pass. The tour celebrates each destination with a view captured on old ( sometimes antique) post cards and includes information about the El Camino Real here in California, so our tourists learn about the past as they obtain information regarding the present. JC Cannon; email@example.com
Date: Fri, 05 Sep 1997 15:34:28 -0600 To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Don Cygan) Subject: Missions of California Hello! My name is Don Cygan. About 50 years ago, my grandfather, a traveling salesman and part-time artist, made sketches of about 30 of the California missions. I have kept the originals and many of prints he made have gone to friends as gifts. I still have an abundance of copies, (a box-full) and do not know what to do with them. I will probably throw them away. I was wondering if you would be interested in them, or if you know of anyone who would be interested. Most of the pictures are pen-and-ink sketches of the fronts of certain Missions (Mission Santa Ynez, Mission Santa Barbara, to name two I can think of.) If you are interested, or know of someone, perhaps a historian or teacher, who might be able to use the prints, please E-mail me at Cygpark@aol.com (not the above e-mail address.) Thanks, and P.S.-- You guys did a great job with the website! --D.C.
From: NChesneysm@aol.com To: email@example.com Subject: California Missions With a child now in the 4th grade, and understanding that the Missions are studied in depth this year - I thought I'd take a peek. The presentation is great! The information is just enough to get us going . It's obvious that alot of thought was given to this project. Thank you!
Date: Wed, 01 Oct 1997 23:44:28 +0000 From: Aileen Underwood
Organization: Aileen's Designs To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: San Fernando Mission page Hi, I had trouble viewing the San Fernando Mission page, using Netscape. I have discovered in my own pages this is due to a missing closure at some point. The page will appear on MSIE but only occasionally on Netscape. Great site, overall, though. Those of us who coordinate the California GenWeb county sites are adding a link to the appropriate counties. Aileen Underwood
From: Kevin and Kristin <1KKSB@GTE.NET> To: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: The Spanish Missions of California Date: Sun, 19 Oct 1997 11:52:48 -0700 I'm a student teacher in Santa Barbara and I was looking for some resources for my 4th grade students on the internet and came across your site. It's perfect for my class! I was very impressed that this was done by High School students! Great Job!!! -Kristin P.S. I graduated from Capistrano Valley HS in 1993...It was good to MVHS mentioned in your page!
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 1997 22:53:38 -0700 From: "GLENN S. RYLANDS"
To: email@example.com Subject: California Missions Suggested reading: "Antigua California" by Harry W. Crosby. The missions were started on the west coast of Mexico and east coast of California by the late sixteenth century were well established. The Society of Jesus(Jesuits)first arrived in New Spain in 1572 and maintained the missions and were responsible for the treatment of the neophytes. The Jesuits were in charge of both the missions and the military. King Charles III was not around when the Jesuits began their work. They got all their experience on how to deal with the neophytes in their early days. Good luck with your project. It really is fascinating to study California history. Very best, Glenn Rylands
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 1997 20:57:46 -0800 From: "Diane E. Speake"
To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: California Missions I have just been looking at the California Missions website, and I plan to recommend it to my students. I teach 4th grade at a private school in the Bay Area. My students are about to begin their mission reports and projects. Thanks for providing such a helpful site that will interest my 8- and 9-year olds! Diane Speake Rainbow Bridge Center Milpitas, CA
From: email@example.com (Maria Portela) Date: Sat, 8 Nov 1997 15:13:23 -0500 To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Subject: missions site very good, beautiful best regards
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 1997 19:01:24 -0800 From: Jim Schopf
To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: I Like It! I really enjoyed your web page. I am interested in the missions. My wife and I are planing to go to all the missions. I am going to ask you a question and am in hopes that you can answer it for me. I need all the addresses of all the missions so I can plan our trip. I need the exact address so that I can make a map of the area. I hope you can help us. Yours in Christ, Jim Schopf
From: Clerbeck@aol.com Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 12:22:21 -0500 (EST) To: email@example.com, LHBradford@aol.com Subject: Missions I am impressed we your site. Are their any missions which still function as Catholic Churches today?? Dave
From: Santa Rosa Library
Organization: Santa Rosa .Elementary School To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 15:43:39 -0800 Subject: calif. mission Hi, Your site looks great for 4th grade students but I guess I'm dot loking in the right place because I don't see the information necessary for their report bibliography. Disregard my question I found the necessary information. Your site looks great and after my 4th grade classes use it in the library I will have them write a few short notes about it to you. Kay Engel Librarian Santa Rosa school
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 1997 12:05:08 -0600 From: Carol Hammond
To: email@example.com Subject: California Missions You need to update your page. I am doing a presentation on the Missions and I thought your page would be great information. I can't get any access to it. I recently went to the San Juan Mission when visiting with my sister. She is also taking trips to visit all of them. I hope it will be working soon. Thanks.
From: RMurphy106@aol.com Date: Wed, 26 Nov 1997 15:34:05 -0500 (EST) To: firstname.lastname@example.org, LHBradford@aol.com Subject: California Missions Hello, My forth grader is doing a project on the Santa Cruz Mission. Any chance of getting a picture or a physical description of the original mission. I understand the current reproduction is painted white brick. Was the original brick? adobe, or redwood? Thanks, Rick
From: NChesneysm@aol.com Date: Fri, 28 Nov 1997 01:15:02 -0500 (EST) To: email@example.com Subject: Re: California Missions Thanks for the info - we'll be glad to help y'all win the ThinkQuest "Gem"! Keep up the good job! Nancy
From: "Denton, Barbara (NBC)"
Subject: Missions page Date: Mon, 29 Dec 1997 18:21:01 -0500 Thanks for your missions page(s). I just started searching today for on-line info for my 4th grade daughter's mission project (Glendale, CA schools). Tell me how she can refer to your pages in her bibliography. Thank you! Barbara Denton firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Tue, 30 Dec 1997 22:39:14 EST To: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, LHBradford@aol.com Subject: The California Missions Home Page My 4th grade son, Matthew, and I have been busy scouring every bit of information that you have provided and we are thrilled! His project is due in just a couple weeks and to get a jump on it we decided to take a peak on the internet. We didn't expect to find your great info. I especially appreciate the unique detail and simplicity in the presentation. We are learning many things that will be useful in enhancing Matthew's project. My only criticism is that there are too many typos and mispelled words. Other than that, I thank you very much for helping us get a good head start. Stella and Matthew MacKay Altadena, California
Date: Fri, 2 Jan 1998 22:19:02 EST To: email@example.com Subject: MISSION PLANTS To Whom It May Concern, I am doing a project in my fourth grade class at Village Elementary School in Coronado on California missions. I would like to know if you would be able to give me some information on the kind of plants they would grow in the Southern part of California. I reviewed your web site and didn't find anything specific, although I did find the information interesting. Thank you in advance for your help. Happy New Year. Jason
From: Sandra K Sutton
Date: Sun, 04 Jan 1998 12:05:55 -0800 To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Subject: nice site! My son and I have only been in California for a year and a half, I am in the military. We decided that touring all of the missions would be a unique thing to accomplish while we are here. I popped on the internet, typed in "california missions" and got this page, which is extremely informative and will be very useful in our journeys. Thank you!
From: Bernadette Lynch
Date: Mon, 12 Jan 1998 23:00:26 -0800 To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Mission Santa Cruz To whom it may concern: You have reported the hours of Mission Santa Cruz incorrectly. The Mission is open Tuesday- Saturday 10 am to 4 pm, Sunday 10 am to 2 pm and is closed on Monday. If you have any further questions please contact the Mission staff at (408) 426-5686. Thank you. Bernadette Lynch, Mission Santa Cruz volunteer
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 1998 19:22:04 EST To: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, LHBradford@aol.com Subject: Spanish Missions--Your website Hi, I'm a 4th grade student looking for more infornation about Old Mission San Juan Capistrano for my mission project my teacher gave us. If you have any information, pictures, or anything about the Daily Life there back then please let me know!! Sincerly, FlwrGrl89
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 1998 01:11:17 EST To: email@example.com, LHBradford@aol.com Subject: San Diego Mission I'm trying to find out any info on San Diego Mission, for a 4th grade report and and info regarding kits to build a mission. So if you can help me please e-mail me back. Thanks for any help. asaenz
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To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Subject: Congratulations!! Date: Thu, 15 Jan 1998 13:24:01 +0100 We used you site last year in our study of the mission period in California and I was SO glad to find it still up and running this year. You should should have won the Thinkquest contest......This site is right on target and as useful a site as I have run into.... Robert Joplin Applied Technology Magnet Buffum Elementary School Long Beach, California