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October 19, 2013

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jahliel

Hi Mr Jacob

my name is Jahliel I've been in this class for 5 years. I'm that person who didn't want to go on skype. I think its cool Quinten got that dean Jacob badge. Did you find wild animals like last year at the amazon?

your frend jahliel

Alex S.

Dear Mr.Jacobs,
Yes I do know what they call soccer in South America they call it football. Yes, I did know that there are allot of locks on the Mississippi. Yes I do want to to explore the Mississippi River one day because it seems like it has allot of wild life and it sounds like a pretty cool place to visit. Do you know what the Delta is? I do it is a some how triangular shaped piece of land that is mushy land allot of people live there. I heard that you saw a some civil war stuff.
Your friend,
Alex S. :) :) :)

Lily

Dear Mr.Dean,
I heard that you saw World War 2 stuff!That is totally AWESOME!What do the call soccer in South America,but i have heard that they call it football.Is that true?While you were on the Mississippi river did you see any of those kinda creepy ducks called Loons?Do you think you can come to Highland again and tell us about your exiting Mississippi trip?!

Thanks,
Lily:):)

quinten

Dear Dean Jacobs,
Thanks for your Email. I want to be a pilot and be adventurous and be Just like you!
sincerely
Quinten

Riley

Hi Mr Jacobs,
Yes, I would like to explore the Mississippi River one day because it looks fun. Did you see any deer?

Your Friend,
Riley

clayton

Dear Dean,

Yes I do want to explore the Mississippi river one day. I would like to take my little brother with me to. I think it would be fun to meet a lot of new friends and see new things like you did.

Your Friend,
Clayton

Dean Jacobs

Hi Riley,

Thank you for the post on my blog.

It’s fun to have you along for the journey. The river averages 3 miles a hour. It takes a drop of water about 3 months to travel from Lake Itasca all the way to the Gulf of Mexico.

Measuring rivers gets confusing, because people measure them different ways. If you measure the Mississippi River from it longest starting point, which is a tributary that feeds into the river, then it becomes the 4th longest river in the world. If you measure where they start calling the river the Mississippi, then it is 2,530 miles long, which would make it about the 40th longest river in the world.

Do you want to explore the Mississippi River one day?

Cheers,
Dean

Dean Jacobs

Hi Clayton,

Thank you for the post on my blog.

I have a really good canoe for exploring the Mississippi River, so I had no problems. Which I am very thankful for!
On my journey I met all kinds of nice people, it was really fun!

The entire two months I explored the Mississippi River I saw new things, which was really cool!
Do you want to explore the Mississippi River one day?

Cheers,
Dean

Dean Jacobs

Hi Peter,

Thank you for the post on my blog.

There are several different measurements for the Mississippi River. The river is constantly changing its course, especially when it floods.

I’ve read several printed signs that have given different answers to how long the river is. But, the most common number quoted is 2,530 miles long.

The flow of a river depends on how much the land drops over a distance.

Do you want to explore the Mississippi River one day?

Cheers,
Dean

Dean Jacobs

Hi Derek,

Thank you for the post on my blog.
I got a chance to explore the delta and saw lots of Pelicans and even some alligators!

There are several reasons why so many animals live there. There are not a lot of people who live in the delta, so that helps. There are also lots of food sources, such as fish and shrimp and that attracts lots of other animals.

Do you want to explore the Mississippi River delta one day?

Cheers,
Dean

Dean Jacobs

Hi Jersey,

Thank you for the post on my blog.

There is a debate as to which river is the longest in the world. Right now they say it is the Nile, but it could also be the Amazon.

I did explore the delta and saw lots of Pelicans and even some alligators!

Do you want to explore the Mississippi River one day?

Cheers,
Dean

Dean Jacobs

Hi Gavin,

Thank you for your post on my blog. Luckily I never tipped over my canoe! I did see other boats on the river. Most of them were people enjoying the river on a weekend.

Measuring rivers gets confusing, because people measure them different ways. If you measure the Mississippi River from it longest starting point, which is a tributary that feeds into the river, then it becomes the 4th longest river in the world. If you measure where they start calling the river the Mississippi, then it is 2,530 miles long, which would make it about the 40th longest river in the world.

I didn’t see any mud skippers, but I did see lots of carp, and some small mouth bass.

The Mississippi River got wider as more rivers connected to it. But the widest part of the river is when it passes through a lake in Minnesota, and it becomes 7 miles wide.

I got a tour of the lock and dams, but never got the chance to operate one.

Do you want to explore the Mississippi River one day?

Cheers,
Dean

Dean Jacobs

Hi Alex,

Thank you for posting on my blog.

Yes, I saw lots of animals on my trip, mostly birds. One of my favorite birds was the Bald Eagle. Lots of fish swam by my canoe. And when I was down south, I saw some alligators.

People built a city on the delta because they thought it might make a good place to create a home. I didn’t see any mud skippers on my trip.

It was very cool to leave the Mississippi River and enter the Gulf of Mexico. The waves were really big and tossed our boat around.

Do you want to explore the Mississippi River one day?

Cheers,
Dean

Dean Jacobs

Hi Alex S.,

Thank you for the post on my blog!

Soccer is a cool sport. Do you know what they call it in South America?

The locks are cool, and they gave me a tour of them a couple of times. Do you know how many locks are on the Mississippi River? I saw them all, one them I canoed through!
Yes, I saw several large groups of barges tied together.

Do you want to explore the Mississippi River one day?

Cheers,
Dean

Dean Jacobs

Hi Jolie,

Thank you for your post on my blog!
The Mississippi River is an amazing river, with interesting people and places. Yes, I saw lots of animals on my trip, mostly birds. One of my favorite birds was the Bald Eagle. Lots of fish swam by my canoe. I saw the most animals when I was in Minnesota. And when I was down south, I saw some alligators.

Do you want to explore the Mississippi River one day?

Cheers,
Dean

Oh and yes, Harry Potter is cool. :)

Dean Jacobs

Hi Skylar,

Thank you for the post on my blog!
It’s fun to share the journey with you. Yes, I saw lots of animals on my trip, mostly birds. One of my favorite birds was the Bald Eagle. Lots of fish swam by my canoe. And when I was down south, I saw some alligators.
Do you want to explore the Mississippi River one day?

Cheers,
Dean

Dean Jacobs

Hi Jaynie,

Thanks for the post on my blog.
It’s great to share the journey with you. Yes, I did explore some of the delta, I saw a lot of pelicans! And for just a brief moment, I saw dolphins jumping in the waters.

Do you want explore the Mississippi River one day?

Cheers,
Dean

Dean Jacobs

Hi Lily,
Thank you for your post on my blog. It’s fun to share the journey with you.
The Mississippi River is pretty amazing, and way to strong for anyone to try and stop. At best people can only slow it down.

While on the Mississippi River, I saw lots of barges. Generally a tugboat was pushing them. I didn’t see any mud skippers, but I did see lots of carp. I also saw lots of other animals, like raccoons and otters, but mostly birds. One of my favorite birds was the Bald Eagle. And when I was down south, I saw some alligators.
Thankfully I never tipped in my canoe! I had a lot of expensive camera gear that couldn’t get wet.
The delta is a special part of a river, where it fans out, depositing sediment and meets the ocean or sea. It’s moist because it sits right at sea level.
Do you want to explore the Mississippi River one day?
Cheers,
Dean

Dean Jacobs

Hi Grace,

Thank you for the posting on my blog.
Yes, I saw lots of animals on my trip, mostly birds. One of my favorite birds was the Bald Eagle. Lots of fish swam by my canoe. And when I was down south, I saw some alligators.
The locks and dams lift and lower boats on the river. They built large holding tanks, like a bathtub large enough to hold a ship, and then fill them water or empty out the water. The gates are operated by hydraulics, or special levers that allow the Lock Master to open and close the gates.
Happy to have you along for the journey!
Would you like to see the locks on the Mississippi River one day?
Cheers,
Dean

Dean Jacobs

Hi Quinten!

Good to see you back in Ms’ Tharp’s class! Wow, six years has to be a record! It’s been fun sharing the journey with you.

Measuring rivers gets confusing, because people measure them different ways. If you measure the Mississippi River from it longest starting point, which is a tributary that feeds into the river, then it becomes the 4th longest river in the world. If you measure where they start calling the river the Mississippi, then it is 2,530 miles long, which would make it about the 40th longest river in the world.
Good question.
I didn’t see any mod skippers on my trip. I saw lots of animals on my trip, mostly birds. Lots of fish swam by my canoe. And when I was down south, I saw some alligators.
Yes, the people make blue berry pie, and it is very yummy!
Up north there are more wild animals then people along the river, but as you move further south, the health of the river is not as good, because there are more people.
The canons could no longer shoot, but I really don’t know that for a fact. I do know I would want to try and shoot an old canon, I don’t think it would be very safe.
People built a city on the delta because they thought it might make a good place to create a home. Going into the mouth of the Mississippi River was a lot of fun and a very rewarding way to complete my long journey. I didn’t canoe the last section, because the current is too strong and large ocean ships were going up and down the river. I made some new friends who gave me a ride in their sport fishing boat, which is much larger then a canoe!
Do you want to go explore the Mississippi River one day?
Cheers,
Dean

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quinten

Dear Dean Jacobs,
Hi my name is Quinten and I am in 5th grade. I have been in your class for 6 years and this is my last year. I will pass my memory's on and on. This year you are going down the Mississippi river and I have a few questions for you.we learned that the Mississippi river is 2,530 miles long. Is it the 4th or the 10th longest river? raccoon's and beavers live along the river. Are there mod skippers along the river? What animals have you seen? A bird called a loon lives along the river. Do the people make blue berry pie? there are pink blue berries. Are there more people or animals?there is wild rice along the river. The delta is a wet triangular shape of land were lots of animals live. could the canons still shoot? If so how far could the canons shoot? Why did people build a city on the delta? what was it like going into the mouth of the Gulf of Mexico in a canoe?

Grace

Dear Mr. Jacobs,
My name is Grace. I learned that there are animals in the Mississippi River. I also wonder what animals there are.
People can build walls on the river to stop the water. How do they lift the walls into the river? Thank you for helping me learn about the Mississippi River.

Your friend,
grace.

Lily

Dear Mr.Jacobs,
HI!I'm Lily.I am 9 years old and in 4th grade at Highland elementary.I used to be in Mrs.Tharp's 3rd grade class.what is your favorite color?Mine is neon green and midnight blue.You and Mrs.Tharp are AWESOME from what i have heard.I also have the book that you and Mrs.Tharp made together.Did you know that for 2 centuries people have tried
to stop the Mississippi river.(also my friend Alex S. is in this class. What is your favorite sport? Mine is soccer.)
Along the Mississippi river did you see a barge or Mud skippers.(Mud skippers are fish things that live in the water)
What kind of animals did you see while you where on the Mississippi river?Did you see any CUTE furry raccoon or wild blue berries?Did you almost tip over in the canoe once or twice?Do you know why the delta is very moist? Thank you for knowing Mrs.Tharp.Again you and Mrs.Tharp are very awesome!!!
Sincerely
Lily

jaynie

Dear Dean Jacobs,
My name is Jaynie and I just wanted to thank you for making this cool class! I love learning about the Mississippi river its so fun! I learned that it's the longest river in America. Did you explore the delta? I can't believe that next week we get to see you on skype! I can't wait!


Love
Jaynie

Skylar

Dear Mr. Jacobs,
Hi. My name is Skylar. I am 8 years old and I go to Highland Elementary. My favorite fact is that people can put locks on the river to stop the water. Did you see any animals on the Mississippi River? Thank you for the interesting pictures!

Skylar

Jolie

Dear Mr.Jacobs,
Hi my name is Jolie I am 10 and in love with Harry Potter. I have some facts and some questions. Did you now Mississippi has it's own way, lot's of people live on the Mississippi,and it can move a house!!!!!!!! What part of the Mississippi river did you see the most animals, And DO YOU LOVE HARRY POTTER?!?!

You Friend,
Jolie :) ;)

Alex S.

Dear Mr.Jacobs,
Hi my name is Alex and I am a fourth grade student at Highland Elementary. My favorite color is sky blue,what is yours? I play soccer and am on a team called the comets. I'm taking Ms.Tharp's class and am learning about you taking your trip on the Mississippi River and have some facts and a lot of questions. Last year I was in her class. This year I am in Mrs.Hick's class. My friend Lily is also in this Mississippi River class with me and is on my soccer team. I learned that you saw a lock that blocks water, did you get to operate one? Another thing I learned was that the Mississippi River can hold a barge that is five football fields wide, did you see one?
Your Friend,
Alex S.

Alex

Dear Dean Jacobs,

My name is Alex. I'm eight years old. My favorite animals are penguins. We are learning about the Mississippi River. The reason I took this class is because I want to learn more about the animals that live on the Mississippi River. I learned that wild rice looks like corn. I also learned that people built a city on the delta. Why did people build a city on the Delta? Are there mud skippers on the Mississippi River? What did it feel like to leave the Mississippi River and enter the Gulf of Mexico?

Your friend,
Alex

Gavin

Dear Mr Jacobs,

I am Gavin I wanted to know if you tilted the canoe over or saw A canon. So is the Mississippi the 10th or the 4th
longest river. What kind of fish did you see? How wide did you think it was? Did you operate a lock?

Gavin

Jersey

Dear Mr. Jacobs,

My name is Jersey and I'm 7 years old. I have a Question: what is the Longest river? I've been learning about the Mississippi River. I learned the Mississippi River is 2,530 miles. Did you explore the Delta? Thank you for helping me learn about the Mississippi River.
Yours Truly,
Jersey

derek

Dear Mr. Jacobs,
my name is Derek, I learned that the Mississippi river is 530 miles long. Did you know that a delta is a piece of land? I have a question for you, Why do so many animals live here? Thank you for coming to Highland and doing things with us.
Your friend,
derek

Peter

Dear Mr. Jacobs,
This is Peter. I learned that the Mississippi River starts in a rice field. I wonder how long it really is, and why it is so fast. Thank you for going to the river and teaching us.

Clayton

Dear Mr. Jacobs,

It is you friend Clayton did your canoe break during your trip from the Mississippi river?? Did you meet lots of new friends and did you have fun? Did you get to see lots of new places?

Riley

Dear Mister Jacobs,
My name is Riley. I learned that the Mississippi River is the tenth longest river. I wonder how fast the water goes. Thank you for teaching us about how the Mississippi River is the tenth longest river.

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