Happy 2012 Year to Seminole Swamp!

So, we start off the year with a co wink a dink learning how to do the moves in basketball! Can you believe that we read about basketball in Wordly Wise and then in pe Coach Goldman introduced basketball. Do you think that there is a magic power in the classroom that makes events happen or it just simply happens just because. Think about everything that has happened in Seminole Swamp. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE CORRECT SPELLING AND PUNCTATION.
Bonus: Where was basketball invented? Who is in this photo?

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20 Responses to Happy 2012 Year to Seminole Swamp!

  1. avatar jasmine.m says:

    I don’t think there is a magic power in this class. I think it just simply happens just because Mrs. Rogo’s class has a lot of co wink a dinks.
    Bonus: Basketball was invented at a YMCA in Springfield, Massachusetts.
    Bonus: The guy who invented basketball is named James Naismith. Dr. James Naismith is known world-wide as the inventor of basketball. He was born in 1861 in Ramsay township, near Almonte, Ontario, Canada. The concept of basketball was born from Naismith’s school days in the area where he played a simple child’s game known as duck-on-a-rock outside his one-room schoolhouse. The game involved attempting to knock a “duck” off the top of a large rock by tossing another rock at it. Naismith went on to attend McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

    After serving as McGill’s Athletic Director, James Naismith moved on to the YMCA Training School in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA in 1891, where the sport of basketball was born. In Springfield, Naismith was faced with the problem of finding a sport that was suitable for play inside during the Massachusetts winter for the students at the School for Christian Workers. Naismith wanted to create a game of skill for the students instead of one that relied solely on strength. He needed a game that could be played indoors in a relatively small space. The first game was played with a soccer ball and two peach baskets used as goals. Naismith joined the University of Kansas faculty in 1898, teaching physical education and being a chaplain.

    James Naismith devised a set of thirteen rules of basketball:

    The ball may be thrown in any direction with one or both hands.
    The ball may be batted in any direction with one or both hands, but never with the fist.
    A player cannot run with the ball. The player must throw it from the spot on which he catches it, allowance to be made for a man running at good speed.
    The ball must be held in or between the hands. The arms or body must not be used for holding it.
    No shouldering, holding, pushing, striking or tripping in any way of an opponent. The first infringement of this rule by any person shall count as a foul; the second shall disqualify him until the next goal is made or, if there was evident intent to injure the person, for the whole of the game. No substitution shall be allowed.
    A foul is striking at the ball with the fist, violations of Rules 3 and 4 and such as described in Rule 5.
    If either side make three consecutive fouls it shall count as a goal for the opponents (consecutive means without the opponents in the meantime making a foul).
    Goal shall be made when the ball is thrown or batted from the ground into the basket and stays there, providing those defending the goal do not touch or disturb the goal. If the ball rests on the edge and the opponents move the basket, it shall count as a goal.
    When the ball goes out of bounds, it shall be thrown into the field and played by the first person touching it. In case of dispute the umpire shall throw it straight into the field. The thrower-in is allowed five seconds. If he holds it longer, it shall go to the opponent. If any side persists in delaying the game, the umpire shall call a foul on them.
    The umpire shall be judge of the men and shall note the fouls and notify the referee when three consecutive fouls have been made. He shall have the power to disqualify men according to Rule 5.
    The referee shall be the judge of the ball and decide when it is in play in bounds, to which side it belongs, and shall keep the time. He shall decide when a goal has been made and keep account of the goals with any other duties that are usually performed by a referee.
    The time shall be two 15-minute halves with five minutes’ rest between.
    The side making the most goals in that time shall be declared the winners.

  2. avatar emily.t says:

    I don’t think there was a magic power I just think it was a big co wink a dink. I thought that it was fun having a basketball day.

    Basketball was created in Springfield Mass.
    James Naismith was in the photo you showed us.

  3. avatar Arin.n says:

    I don’t think that there is a magic power in the classroom that makes events happen.
    Bonus:Basketball was invented in New England.
    Extra Bonus:This photo is James Naismith.

  4. avatar elad says:

    I think that everything happens in this classrom by a reason.
    Basketball was invented in Springfield Massachuseets by James Naismith.

  5. avatar parker.b says:

    I don’t think it’s magic power because I just co wink a dinks just pop up during the day and there was another co wink a dink I was thinking about during the story it was that I also play basketball too. Mrs.Rogo what do you think is it events happening or just co wink a dinks?

    Bonus Question: Where was basketball invented? It was invented in Springfield,Massachusetts.
    Bonus Question#2: Who is in this photo? This photograph is a picture tooken of James Naismith. I found some info about basketball.
    James A. Naismith (November 6, 1861 – November 28, 1939) was a Britsh-American sports coach and innovator. He invented the sport of basketball in 1891 and is often credited with introducing the first football helmet. He wrote the original basketball rulebook, founded the University of Kansas basketball program, and lived to see basketball adopted as an Olympic demonstration sport in 1904 and as an official event at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin.
    Born in the Province of Canada, Naismith studied physical education in Montreal before moving to the U.S.A, where he developed basketball in late 1891 while enrolled at the International YMCA Training School in Springfield, Massachusetts.[1] Naismith also studied medicine in Denver, taking his MD in 1898 before moving to the University of Kansas. Following a number of years as a faculty member and part-time basketball coach—during the sport’s fledgling years (1898–1907)—at the University of Kansas, Naismith moved on to further academic obligations at that university, where he also served as the Athletic Director for the Kansas Jayhawks. He became a U.S. citizen in 1925.
    Naismith’s contributes to basketball have earned him several posthumous honours, such as in the Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame, the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame, the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame, the Ontario Sports Legends Hall of Fame, the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame, the McGill University Sports Hall of Fame, the Kansas State Sports Hall of Fame and the FIBA Hall of Fame. The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts, where he is a member of the original Hall of Fame class, was named in Naismith’s honour.

  6. avatar evan.l says:

    Yes,I do think there is a magic power because there is at least 2 co wink a dinks in a week.My favorite one was wen we were talking about mamals and morre Eighta pops in.

  7. avatar zach.m says:

    There is a magical power in the room.

    Bonus:Dr. James Nasmith for 1 and 2.

  8. avatar zach.m says:

    sorry mizread the question invented in spiengfield massachusetts

  9. avatar ariella.t says:

    We all know that our class has had a lot of Co Wink A Dinks and it has been fun but I still don’t think that makes our class magical.
    Bonus:
    James Naismith was the Canadian physical education instructor who invented basketball in 1891. James Naismith was born in Almonte, Ontario and educated at McGill University and Presbyterian Cllege in Montreal. He was the physical education teacher at McGill University (1887 to 1890) and at Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts (1890 to 1895). At Springfield College (which was then the Y.M.C.A. training school), James Naismith, under the direction of American phys-ed specialist Luther Halsey Gulick, invented the indoor sport of basketball.

  10. avatar natan.s says:

    Bonus:James Naismith,Springfield, Massachusetts.

    It just happens for no reason at all.

  11. avatar julia.c says:

    I do not think that a magical power is floating around our classroom.

  12. avatar griffith.w says:

    I think some of our coincidences are a little bit of a stretch. But for ones like today with the basketball, I think that our room is pretty magical.

    Bonus: Basketball was invented in Springfield, Mass. And it’s inventor, James A. Naismith is in the photo. Also, the Basketball Hall of Fame is there and my friend Ori Dragon lives near Springfield.

  13. avatar jeremy.z says:

    I think things happen in our classroom because of magic.

    Basketball was invented in Springfield Mass. My Daddy has been to the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield Mass and said “it was cool.”

    The man in the photo is James Naismith.

  14. avatar Lily says:

    I think that it is neither of them. I think that the teachers plan all of it.

    BONUS: James Naismith was the Canadian physical education instructor who invented basketball in 1891. James Naismith was born in Almonte, Ontario and educated at McGill University and Presbyterian College in Montreal. He was the physical education teacher at McGill University (1887 to 1890) and at Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts (1890 to 1895). At Springfield College (which was then the Y.M.C.A. training school), James Naismith, under the direction of American phys-ed specialist Luther Halsey Gulick, invented the indoor sport of basketball.

  15. avatar benjamin.c says:

    I do not think there is a magical power in Seminole Swamp.
    Basketball was invented in Springfield, Massachusetts.
    The person in the picture is James Naismith and I saw the exact same picture on Google. Here is some information I got off of Google:
    James A. Naismith (November 6, 1861 – November 28, 1939) was a Britsh-American sports coach and innovator. He invented the sport of basketball in 1891 and is often credited with introducing the first football helmet. He wrote the original basketball rulebook, founded the University of Kansas basketball program, and lived to see basketball adopted as an Olympic demonstration sport in 1904 and as an official event at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin.

    Born in the Province of Canada, Naismith studied physical education in Montreal before moving to the U.S.A, where he developed basketball in late 1891 while enrolled at the International YMCA Training School in Springfield, Massachusetts.[1] Naismith also studied medicine in Denver, taking his MD in 1898 before moving to the University of Kansas. Following a number of years as a faculty member and part-time basketball coach—during the sport’s fledgling years (1898–1907)—at the University of Kansas, Naismith moved on to further academic obligations at that university, where he also served as the Athletic Director for the Kansas Jayhawks. He became a U.S. citizen in 1925.[2]

    Naismith’s contributions to basketball have earned him several posthumous honours, such as in the Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame, the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame, the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame, the Ontario Sports Legends Hall of Fame, the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame, the McGill University Sports Hall of Fame, the Kansas State Sports Hall of Fame and the FIBA Hall of Fame. The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts, where he is a member of the original Hall of Fame class, was named in Naismith’s honour.

  16. avatar Rebecca.bu says:

    James Naismith invented basketball in Springfield, Massachusetts.

  17. avatar joshua.m says:

    I believe that everything that happens in Seminole Swamp is a co-ink-a-dink!

    BONUS: James Naismith.

    EXTRA BONUS: Springfield, MA.

  18. avatar samantha.z says:

    Hey Mrs.Rogo i know you didn’t plan this but why is it happening to the seminole swamp? It’s freakey that it’s happening now and not later in the year it’s cool!
    I think it’s a co-wink-adink year this year!

    1) James Naismith

    2) Springfield,MA

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