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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

                                     Picture Clue

Where in the world is Mrs. Boynton?

This week's blog is a challenge. I will give you 3 clues about where I am and you can try to figure it out. You may have to do some research to come up with your answer:)

Clue 1: This state is much smaller than Texas. In fact, you could fit this state into Texas 27 times!

Clue 2: This state produces more maple syrup than any other state. In fact, it produces 500,000 gallons every year!

Clue 3: The ice cream makers, Ben and Jerry, are from this state and they give their ice cream waste to farmers who feed it to their hogs. The hogs seem to like every flavor except Mint Oreo!

In your reply tell me where you think I am and how you know:)

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Hi friends!

This week’s blog post comes from Gus.  He has a bit of a problem and he would like your help.

Go to this link to see a message from Gus, then post your reply on the blog.

Have fun!

Below is a picture of Kate's thinking.  Check out her post to read about how she solved the problem!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Hi, Scholars!  Look what I found in my front yard - a bird nest.  I did not find any baby birds or any egg shells.  I thought I might notice a mama bird - an angry bird - but the mama seems to be gone. 

As I was observing the nest, I began thinking about how there are a lot of similarities between a bird nest and a beaver lodge and I know you are all experts on beaver lodges!  So, what do you think?  How are nests and lodges alike?  How are they different?

I can't wait to read about your thinking!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Hi Scholars!  I hope all of you are enjoying your summer.  I thought it might be fun if we 'blogged', or talked throughout the summer:) 

Each week, I will present a new topic, or challenge, and you can blog about your ideas, your wonderings and your learning. I will respond to you and you can respond to each other.

To get us started, let's talk about a book you've read (or that has been read to you) this week. You can say if you liked it or didn't like it and why, or you can tell a little bit about it, or you can recommend it to someone else that you think might like it.

For example:

I read the book, Blueberries for Sal.  It's about a little girl who goes berry picking with her mother.  At the very same time, a bear cub is hunting for berries with her mother.  Sal and the baby bear get all mixed up begin to follow the wrong mothers!
I would recommend this book to any of you because it's just a fun summer story. Also, the the words are written in blue instead of black because it's about blueberries - a clever choice by the author:)