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Judy Moody- Girl Detective By: Meg McDonald

Can you figure this out? I don't know where he went! Judy Moody is just like your Nancy Drew in this book. Officer Kopp loses his dog Mr. Chips! So Judy and her friends try to solve this dog mystery... They find a stolen dog bone, cookie crumbs that were stolen, and a green van. The green van is a plumbing van that supposedly has a dog that looks just like Mr. Chips! Will they find Mr. Chips? Are the people in the green van the dog-nappers? The mystery waits for you...Reviewed by: Emma

DNA Literature Festival 2011

Twenty two 5th graders were invited to attend the DNA literature festival organized by the Reading Reptile book store because they read all of the 2010-2011 Mark Twain Nominees. We were able to listen to Jennifer Holm and Tony DiTerlizzi talk about writing and their books. Read below to see what the kids thought of the event...

"The best part was seeing the draw offs and hearing about new books/series I might want to read." Andee
"BEST FIELD TRIP EVER." Jami
"The best part was getting to hear about how the 2 authors write." Hailey
"Lots of information (learning) even though not at school." Nathan
"I think it was so much fun and I enjoyed it." Zach
"The best part was getting to see one of my favorite childhood authors ( Jennifer Holm) even though she completely ignored me when I raised my hand." Allison
"I got to listen to two really cool authors talk about their books." Reilly
"An amazing experience and an incredib…
Kindergarten Research Project

After several weeks of reading, learning, researching, and thinking, my kindergarten kiddos have finished their Hippo and Turtle nonfiction books. We used the stories of Owen and Mzee to guide us in our questioning and used other nonfiction books to answer the questions we had about hippos and turtles. I then put our information together into a book for the kids to add illustrations.
Joseph's finished product is below...
Landmark Game 2011 results are in...Lewis and Clark tied for third place among 18 other teams. Way to go researchers. Hats off to Shoal Creek for placing second and Warren Hills for joining us in third place. It is going to be hard to wait another year for Landmark 2012...it is such a great learning experience for our 4th and 5th graders.
Preparing for author/illustrator Henry Cole's visit to Lewis and Clark!


Landmark 2011 is coming to an end. We have worked so hard solving the 19 landmarks from schools all over the world. We have used encyclopedias, globes, atlases, dictionaries, databases, online encyclopedia's, KidRex and other Internet search engines. We used our prior knowledge and have built a new knowledge base about the landmarks and the countries they are located in. Our guesses will be sent in on Friday, March 18th. Soon we will know if our hard work paid off!
Lewis and Clark Winners 2010-2011 Show Me Winner: Titanicat
2010-2011 KC3 Winner: Bad Kitty Gets A Bath
2010-2011 Mark Twain Winner: Stolen Children

Page Turners Book Club

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