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To Infinity, and Beyond!

Original post made by Ms. Jenson, Rex Manor, on Mar 19, 2013

I was recently engrossed in a National Geographic magazine about exploration. In the course of a few thousand words and pictures, I journeyed with some of the bravest, most outrageous, most resourceful explorers in history, and wondered how it would feel to leave my students and classroom behind in the name of adventure. It’s unthinkable, leaving the classroom, so here I am, exploring the world through words and pictures. I brought the magazine into my classroom excited about sharing my imaginative journey with the kids, only to have students flip quickly through the photos, eyes glazing over at the density and length of the articles. “There’s too much reading Ms. Jenson,” was a too frequent opinion. It wasn’t until I began talking with them, one on one, that I had a few students hooked, and then the excitement spread. Hidden tribes of the Amazon? Cool. A guy who bit off his own frost-bitten finger? “Where’s it say that? Can I read it? That’s so gross. Hey, Patrick, come here and see!!” “OMG, Ms. Jenson, did you see...?”

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Posted by sEaN
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Mar 21, 2013 at 12:56 pm

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This is too much reading Ms. Jenson.


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Posted by James
a resident of Whisman Station
on Mar 29, 2013 at 6:21 am

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I have the Exploration issue of National Geographic Magazine which along with Scientific American and Mad (political science) were my favorite magazines when I was a kid. Crittenden sounds great, can't wait for my daughter to start 6th grade next year.


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