We are beginning to learn about different countries. We are interested in learning how we are the same and how we are unique. We are really interested in learning how make it a better place through understanding and empathy .
We read a book called The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs by Betty Birney. In it Eben accepts a challenge from his dad to find seven wonders in his small, rural town in seven days. If he does, he’ll earn a trip to some place far away. As we read the book we realized that a “Wonder” is only wonderful through the story and history that accompanies it.
We have been blogging for a few months and we are hoping to reach out to the world. We are hoping for lots of help. We are hoping to learn about the wonders of the countries we are researching from people who live there. We wrote letters on our blogs asking for help. You can find them in the Student Blogs on the right.
Here are the countries we are researching: Liam – Japan, Emma – Thailand, Logan – Argentina, Sophia – Germany, Sutton – the United Kingdom, Ellia – China, Ella – Russia, Michael – Costa Rica, Mady – Italy, Olive – Canada, Cooper – India, Eddie – Madagascar, Ryan – Mexico, Charlie – Turkey, Gabriel – Spain and Hayley – France.
If you can help us, or have friends from the different countries we are researching, please open our blogs and leave a comment at the bottom. Please share our search with friends you think might be able to help.
Thank you! 3E
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I see that Michael is wondering about Costa Rica. It is an amazing country that I have visited four different times. The wildlife and animals are incredible! I have seen crocodiles, monkeys, sloths, frogs, spiders and many more up close. It is incredible that in just one day in Costa Rica you can see an active volcano and then travel a few hours and find yourself surfing waves at the beach! I recently learned that Costa Rica is one of the happiest countries to live in because of its high value in sustainability and living off of the natural resources that the country has. Lastly, the Costa Rican saying PURA VIDA literally means Pure Life, but it is used as a greeting, a good bye and really an answer for everything!