Hello Grade 4/5's!
I hope and trust that everyone had a great weekend!
As you know, we are reading the novel "Three Cups of Tea" in class. Just to refresh your memory, here is a brief outline of what the book is about:
While attempting to climb K2, the world's second highest mountain peak, Greg Mortenson suddenly found himself lost, alone and freezing cold. He began to climb to honour his sister, who had passed away. Now his own life was in peril. Luckily, Greg was nursed back to health by the people of Korphe, a poor village in northern Pakistan. Deeply moved by the Korphe community's kindness and generosity, he promised to build a school for the village. Greg's efforts to keep his promise led to deep friendships with people from Pakistan and other Central Asian countries and to the discovery of his life's great purpose: the formation of the Central Asia Institute and the building of not one but many schools.
My first question has three parts to it and it revolves around this touching novel. Are your thinking caps on?
1. Why does Greg decide to build a school for the children of Korphe?
2. In whose honour does Greg intend to build the school?
3. If you wanted to honour someone special to you, what would you most like to accomplish and for whom?
Don't forget the rules please! Always keep your answers in full sentences, watch your spelling and grammar and put lots of thought and creativity into your answers! I look forward to reading all of your responses!
As a bonus this week I have another quick question!
What was the meaning of last week's word of the week? The first person to provide the right answer will get a little prize.
Mr. Boettger : )