Archive for May, 2011
Noah’s adventures continue in two exciting new books! In Hare We Go Again, Noah has a growing problem, and soon his house won’t be big enough to contain it. So what’s Noah to do? Especially when he loves the problem? And get excited for Friend or Foe: a horrible and frightening scream leads Noah toward a very important discovery. Keep an eye out for these books in the Noah store.
Recycling is such a great way to do something for the earth. But if you’re looking for a more creative way to recycle, we’ve got just the thing. Save colored bottle caps from soda pop, milk jugs, orange juice, water bottles and everything else. When you have lots, group them by color and create a piece of art! You can add to it as you collect caps, or create a bunch of smaller pieces. Try creating your favorite animal with the colored caps. What a beautiful way to make a difference!
Over 38,000 wild horses and donkeys run free in 10 western states. And recent government efforts to control the population have stirred up some debate among animal lovers. Not sure how you feel about it? Well, there are two sides to every story . . .
The Government’s Side: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) regularly rounds up wild horses and removes some to control the size of the herds. The large population does not have natural predators to keep the population in check, and as the population grows, their needs for food, water and space increase to a level that is hard to satisfy. Especially as they need to share the land and resources with people and other animals. The BLM takes some of the horses to supervised corrals in the Midwest where they are put up for adoption. However, with the number of adoptions decreasing, there are now almost as many horses being held as are living in the wild. The Animal-Rights Groups Side Animal-Rights groups believe that the wild horse population is not out of control and that the BLM is acting unnecessarily. Furthermore, they argue that wild horses can get ht and even killed in the BLM’s herding process. So where do you side?
Story adapted from Laura Modigliani’s “Running Wild” Scholastic News, Vol. 73 No. 12, January 3, 2011 Edition 4