Welcome to Shrewsbury Public Schools. We invite you to explore Mrs. Cook's Grade 4 Geography Podcasts. Students were given this scenerio: The President of the U.S. will be listening to your podcasts to determine the winner of the award: "Best Midwestern/Western State to Move to or Live in". Which student do you think presented the award winning podcast?

Wednesday, May 17, 2006


Listen to Cassandra's podcast on California. Would this be a state you'd want to visit?
Click here to listen.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cassandra- what a wonderful job of description of California. Unlike Indiana and Iowa presented by others in your class, I’ve been to California twice. I’ve driven over the Golden Gate bridge. It was in the fog that day so I only saw the bottom half. Between the two cities- San Francisco and San Diego – I enjoyed San Diego a bit more.

One attraction that I would recommend that vacationers consider would be the island of Alcatraz famous for the prison. It is a very popular tourist spot and was surprisingly beautiful. I’m sure the prisoners might not have thought it nice. If any of your audience decides to visit California based on this podcast, please them know you should buy tickets for this attraction online well before they go.

Thanks again for your good work.

Mr. C
Technology Director

6:39 PM

Anonymous Margaret I. said...

Nice job Cassandra!I LOVED it.I think you waiting your turn was worth it.The sound effects were sooooo cool.You have a wonderful voice.I could understand everything.Once again that podcast was terrific.

Your classmate,

6:49 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cassandra you did a great job!! I think that you did a lot of excellent research. Before I heard your podcast I just thought California was a place where the movie stars lived but I guess I was wrong, I loved learning about about how California and how it has the largest tree in the world! I also thought your it was very interesting was that half fruits and vegtables come from California, i can make a connection with my state, because mostly all of the corn that you eat comes from Iowa. I think that you spoke very clearly and I was engaged in your podcast. You ,made your podcast so cool. I just can't wait to go to California. It sounds like you have been there before. I think you did the best!! Keep up the good work!

Sincely, Emilee

10:05 AM

Anonymous Mrs. Dlott said...

You did a wonderful job researching, writing and delivering your podcast! Your voice inflection made it easy for me to listen to, because you really spoke so well. I have visited California several times. It is one of my favorite places to visit. Listening to you speak about it made me want to go back there again. I especially loved Yosemite National Park. We hiked a trail with a waterfall and a fabulous surprise awaited us at the top - a beautiful rainbow! I loved how you described the Golden Gate bridge because it is so wonderful to see. I took a ferry across the water and the view of the bridge looked so beautiful.

Cassandra, you included great facts and presented them in a very appealing way. You also had a great ending. I can't wait to go back to California. My son is moving there this summer, so I know I'll be planning my visit soon.

Nice job,
Mrs. Dlott

10:32 AM

Blogger Mom said...

Cassandra - Awesome job!!! Your presentation of your research was excellent. I have many wonderful memories of our trips to California. I am glad you remember a lot of places we visited there.
I can't wait for you to hear your podcast yourself!!

2:27 PM

Anonymous pjh said...

That was very good Cassandra. I couldn't belive it when you said that Californa produses most half of the fruits and veggies of the U.S.A.! That is so cool.

Also that you wouldn't have to go to the store, you could just live on fish.

I thought that Califona was all about movie stars and all that but it is way more than that!

You were very clear with your voice and you did really good.

If I could choose one nummber from one to ten about how good you described Califona, it would be a 10.

Very Nice,
PJH :-)

3:21 PM

Anonymous Sarai said...

Your podcast was fantastic! I could visulize everything you talked about.
I have seen the widest tree in the world, but not the tallest. I can't wait to book my next flight to California to see that tree!
It's amazing that California produces half of the friuts and vegtables in the US. My state, Minnesota only produces 75% of the country's iron ore.
You spoke very clearly, and I understainded everything. I think your wait was worth it. I also think you thought it was worth it too.
Hearing my classmates'(you too)podcasts is a inperation for me when I do my podcast.

from your student,

PS You did great! Good job!

4:33 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Cassandra,
You did a GREAT job!!! Your voice was loud and clear so I could here every word. I agree with Emilee, I thought California was movie stars walking around. I would want to live in California because it never snows!!! Great job!!!

8:21 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Job! I really liked it. I did not know the tallest tree in the world was in California. I would like to go and see the places you mentioned in your Podcast. It is amazing that California produces half the fruits and vegetables in the U.S. Thanks for making it an interesting podcast. The music you started with was fantastic! You make me so excited to do my Podcast.

Your Friend, Katie G

8:34 PM

Anonymous Margaret I. said...

That was an amzing podcast.Nice job.I never knew the tallest tree in the world was in California.It's amazing the tree is 368 feet tall.I agree with you that that is amazing.I think it's so cool the Golden Gate Bridge is in California.Have you ever been to Disney Land?I haven't.I would like to go.once again great job.
Your Classmate,

7:04 AM

Anonymous Jackie said...

I loved your podcast.It was super!.
I thought it was interesting that in Yoseminte National Park there was a waterfall.I could just picture it when u were describing the waterfall.It wold be cool to go to the Golden Gate Bridge.It would be amazing!It was also unbeliveble that half the fruits in the U.S is in California.I thought also you spoke very good in the podcast.Now I will be begging my dad for us to go to California!That podcast was DEFINATELY worth the while doing.
If I could choose one nummber from one to ten about how good you described California it would defintly be a ten!!!I can't even
belive how the TALLEST tree would be!WOW!!!
I could visualize everything in your podcast and I could also
understand everything too!!!!
We are so lucky to even do this podcasts.It has been a joy to hear from so many of my classmates about one little state!I am so exited about mine!!!
Great job!!!
Your Friend,

6:12 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What an informative 2+ minutes I just spent listening to your podcast. I thought only us New Englanders could get good seafood , but now I know I am wrong. It's sounds like a terrific place to get a seafood salad with all those wonderful fruits and vegetables produced as well. I know how excited you were to record your podcast. Now I know why.
Mrs. Cook

3:34 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

it was great to hear your voice all the way in Pittsburgh. It made us want to visit California on our next summer vacation!!
see you in Aruba!
Good Job!
love - christine, charles, alex, and eija

8:28 PM

Anonymous rachel m said...

You made me want to go to your state mainly because of Yosemite National Park.Also I want to visit the Golden Gate bridge.

Rachel M

7:39 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

cassandra, i loved your podcast! i learned that in california there are magnifcent water falls! anyways great job! wow! i never new disney land was in california i always get mixed up with disney aldn and disney world. great job.

1:58 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I liked your podcast.I feel like I want to go there.
Mrs.Cooks class

1:59 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really liked your podcast!I learned that the tallest tree is 368 feet tall.I learned alot and I think you did awesome!!!!!!!!!!!

2:03 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

dear cassandra your podcast was really good i loved how you spoke so clearly and said so much information you did a very good job Sincerley Hailey and Eileen

2:07 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

dear cassandra,
we really enjoyed your podcast!
some parts we couldn't understand because you didn`t speak clearly. you could've said that if you've been to disneyworld, you wouldn't enjoy disneyland. great job anyway!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

rebecca & katie

2:08 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It never snows!I think you did a great job!I wish I could go!

robin mrs.cooks class

9:11 AM


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