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  1. 2. <ul><ul><li>Salutations my friend, I am Claire Jimson. I live in the </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virginia colony. I am eleven years old. I will turn twelve next </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>February. I'm 5’2 .I have long brown hair and brown eyes. I'm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>sweet ,caring ,and helpful . </li></ul></ul>
  2. 3. <ul><li>I have a very large family. I have one older sister </li></ul><ul><li>named Holly she is seventeen and two younger sisters </li></ul><ul><li>named Ana is nine and Brie is eight. My mothers </li></ul><ul><li>name is Liz and my fathers name is Jim. </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>I live in a log cabin. It is very small inside ,but </li></ul><ul><li>its perfect for us. Our roof is made of old tree </li></ul><ul><li>stems. I have to share a tiny room with Ana. Holly </li></ul><ul><li>has to share with Brie. Mom and Dad gave up </li></ul><ul><li>their room for us. </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>I love to wear what </li></ul><ul><li>my mom makes for </li></ul><ul><li>me. She made all </li></ul><ul><li>of my dresses. I </li></ul><ul><li>love the one that </li></ul><ul><li>has all the flowers </li></ul><ul><li>on it. I sometimes </li></ul><ul><li>wear a hat . </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>My father works as a farmer. He harvest crops like </li></ul><ul><li>corn, beans, and other vegetables. The farm has been in </li></ul><ul><li>the family since my great-grandmother Sue Claire. </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes my father’s friends come and help him. My </li></ul><ul><li>father loves his job very much. </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>My mother works as a cook. She cooks for the </li></ul><ul><li>sick people. My mother lets us kids help her </li></ul><ul><li>serve the food. When my mother is sick Holly </li></ul><ul><li>becomes the cook. My mother burns her hands </li></ul><ul><li>when she is cooking our fabulous dinner. My </li></ul><ul><li>mother loves her job very much. </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>My chores are a big part of my life. I have to do the </li></ul><ul><li>dishes, wash clothes in the pond, clean, and make dinner. </li></ul><ul><li>My favorite chore is cooking dinner for my family. I have </li></ul><ul><li>many responsibilities. I love to do chores. </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>We played hoop stick after school. Another one </li></ul><ul><li>of my favorite toy was my baby doll made out of cornhusk. </li></ul><ul><li>I named her Elizabeth Jimson My dad made all of our </li></ul><ul><li>toys. It takes him usually two days to make three toys. My </li></ul><ul><li>favorite game is hoop stick. Playing games and playing </li></ul><ul><li>with toys Is one of my favorite things to do. </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>My family eats different types food. For breakfast we eat </li></ul><ul><li>sprouted cereals, for lunch luau and for a snack we eat </li></ul><ul><li>nuts, and for dinner we have bean soup. My favorite meal </li></ul><ul><li>is lunch because I love luau. We leaned how to make the </li></ul><ul><li>meal from the Indians. </li></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>My school is Virginia Elementary. Mrs. Sally is our </li></ul><ul><li>teacher she is very nice and sweet. Our school is very unique. </li></ul><ul><li>Our school is made of brick. It has a log roof and has a bell </li></ul><ul><li>on the side of the school. We used a quill to write with. We </li></ul><ul><li>had to sit on a log laid on barrels. We have fifteen kids in our </li></ul><ul><li>school. We go to school for four hours and then are sent home to </li></ul><ul><li>help mother and father. </li></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>When I misbehave my </li></ul><ul><li>father takes me out to </li></ul><ul><li>the barn and paddle me. My </li></ul><ul><li>punishment was cleaning the </li></ul><ul><li>house, feeding animals and to </li></ul><ul><li>sitting in my room without </li></ul><ul><li>dinner. When my father paddled </li></ul><ul><li>me, my back starts to hurt like </li></ul><ul><li>you are being burned. I have a </li></ul><ul><li>big red mark on my back. I got </li></ul><ul><li>it by not doing my chores like I </li></ul><ul><li>was told. </li></ul>
  12. 13. <ul><li>When I got sick my older sister and Mother took care of </li></ul><ul><li>me. When I was five years old I got bitten by a snake. If I </li></ul><ul><li>get poisoned my sister would hold me down while my mother </li></ul><ul><li>sticks a slug on me. Slugs are what my family uses when we </li></ul><ul><li>get poisoned. My family is very helpful when some neighbors </li></ul><ul><li>get sick. </li></ul>
  13. 14. <ul><li>When my family went to church we met up with people that </li></ul><ul><li>we knew and we talk about the Lord. Church is good for my </li></ul><ul><li>family. After church neighbors come over and we have lunch. </li></ul><ul><li>My mother cook bean soup for the adults and vegetable soup </li></ul><ul><li>for the kids. My family reads the Bible every night before </li></ul><ul><li>bed. Church is a big part of my life. </li></ul>
  14. 15. <ul><li>There are many laws in my </li></ul><ul><li>colony and many punishments </li></ul><ul><li>for breaking the law. My fathers </li></ul><ul><li>worker Paul did not go to church </li></ul><ul><li>one day and the mayor found out </li></ul><ul><li>and he had to be punished by </li></ul><ul><li>being paddled. I think some of </li></ul><ul><li>these are cruel to be true. My </li></ul><ul><li>mother said that don’t follow the </li></ul><ul><li>rule then you have to pay the </li></ul><ul><li>price. </li></ul>