A Visitor from Zambia

This week we have been having a lot of new visitors. We think it’s because we are in the voting round for Best Library Blog! The voting ends on Tuesday, December 13th at 9pm PST. You can vote everyday until then. Go here to vote.


This morning when Mrs. Adair’s 3rd graders came to class, we looked at our flag widget and saw this.

Our newest country visitor was from Zambia on December 7th!  It was very exciting to have a visitor from Zambia. However, we looked at each other and asked, “Where is Zambia?”

That question led us to our district databases to find out. Databases are like online filing cabinets. They have lots of great information for reports and research.

We decided since we were looking for information about another country, Culture Grams was the best database to use for our research.

Where in the world is Zambia? We knew it wasn’t in North America.  One person said they didn’t think it was in South America either. Someone guessed it might be in Africa, so we clicked on the continent Africa and this is what we found.

Zambia was in Africa! Then we clicked on Zambia and then used our Netbooks to research and learn more about this country.

 Here are some facts about Zambia:

The eagle on the flag stands for freedom.

English is the official language, but most of the people speak tribal languages too.

They have dry seasons and wet/rainy seasons.

Victoria Falls is in Zambia.

Zambia is ahead of us in time.

When it is 4:00pm here, it is 2:00am the next day there!


We decided that since Zambia is half-the-world-away from Seattle, Washington, it was amazing that they found our blog.  We wonder how they did it! Chances are we will never know! If you are our Zambia visitor, thank you for visiting! It was fun learning about your country and we would like to know so much more from you! Next time you visit, please leave us a comment!

How do you think our visitors find our blog?
How would you find a blog in another country?
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5 thoughts on “A Visitor from Zambia

  1. Dear Mrs Hembree and Bulldog Readers,

    That is so wonderful that you received a special visitor all the way from Africa. WoW!

    I am always so amazed with the power of blogging you never really know who will visit nexted. I think your blog is just the best and thats why you get so many visitors wanting to visit your blog. One in of them is me plus many others.

    From your fan all the way from down under,

    • Dear AA,
      Do you know what I think it really amazing? The majority of our out-of-country visitors are from Australia! I think your country must be filled with some pretty wonderful people! Especially your family! Thanks so much for always leaving us a comment!
      Wishing I was there,
      Mrs. Hembree

  2. Dear Mrs Hembree,
    That is awesome that a person from Africa looked at your blog.

    Mrs Hembree I always ask myself the same question how do visitors in another country know your blog.

    I was looking at one of the flags and you have got 47 VISITORS FROM ITALY WOW that is ALOT.

    From your pal,

    • Dar BB,
      Isn’t it great to get visitors from other countries? I don’t know how other people find our blog, although I have some ideas.
      When I was looking for great blogs, I used to “blog-surf”. I would visit one blog and then see what they had on their blog roll, and go to one of their sites. I would happily surf along, reading information from places all over the world.
      Have your ever blog surfed?
      From USA visitor flag pal,
      Mrs. Hembree

  3. Dear Mrs Hembree,

    Thank you for writing back to me.

    I really like how you blog surf I really don’t blog surf but I will try to make more of an effort over the school holidays.
    As hopefully I will have more time then.

    From one of your Aussie flag visitor friend,

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