Sunday, October 4, 2009

Here is the first of many questions to come!

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  : )

109 comments:

  1. see you at school

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  2. 1.Greg decide to build a school for the children of korphe because he
    wanted the children of korphe to have education.
    2.Greg wanted to honour his sister Crista by building a school.
    3.If i were to honour someone i would honour my dad because he taut me how to take stuf apart and clean themand put them back
    together. i would make a big sighn that said i love you dad i am shure he would like that.

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  3. 1.greg desideds to build the school because of the kids wrighting in the dirt with stiks 2. greg builds the school in honner of his sister . 3.i would run a triathaion in honner of my littel couisen CALOB . he died because his heart was to big. It truly was to big.

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  4. yehy im the fist one to post!

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  5. oh snap! I forgot the word of the week from iast week. Does this weeks count?

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  6. Greg decides to build a school for the children of Korphe because he wanted to honour his sister(who passed away) instead of placing his sister's neclace at the top of mount. K2, and because of the kids who learned outside and wrighting with sticks in the dirt

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  7. *. Whoops, I forgot my period at the end my sentence!

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  8. Greg intended to buid the school because he wanted to honour his sister by helping other kids for edjucation.

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  9. 1.Greg decided to build a school for the children of korpe because the children would have education2.Greg intended to build the school in honour of his sister3.I would like to honour my mom because she feeds me. i would like to carve a picture of her in the moon.

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  10. Hi Colten!

    Welcome to the site! I can't wait to read your response regarding this week's questions!

    See you tomorrow.

    Mr. Boettger :-)

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  11. Re: Jacobw109

    Give me one example where your dad has helped you take something apart and then put it back together again.

    Where would you put the sign?

    Mr. Boettger :-)

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  12. Re: Mitch

    Nope, this week's word doesn't count! :-)

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  13. Re: Mitch

    I think you should run a triathlon! They have a "Try a Tri" in Orillia every year! Think about it. It might be a nice way to honour him.

    Mr. Boettger :-)

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  14. Re: Kirra109

    Great response with the first two questions and good catch with the period at the end of your sentence!

    I can't wait to read your response to question #3.

    Mr. Boettger :-)

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  15. This is a quick message to all of my great students:

    As you finish typing your response, look for words that are underlined in a red squiggly line. Chances are that word(s) is/are spelled wrong. I am trying to eradicate silly little spelling errors! :-)

    Keep blogging away!! This is great!

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  16. Re: Jordan109

    It is great that you would like to honour your mom! However, what realistic thing would you do to honour her? I am pretty sure you don't own a rocketship. Make it something serious this time please.

    Mr. Boettger :-)

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  17. I checked out the try a tri site and they say the minimum age is 14. But I am still going to try, like right a letter to the try a tri company.

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  18. or i could build a store

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  19. I would take care of my brother if my mom(Vierra)past away for her.

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  20. Greg decided to build a school for korphe because all kids before had
    to yous stikes and dirt for a pencil and paper.

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  21. on question 2 I forgot to spell *education right!:)

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  22. Re: Mitch

    I did a little research for you and I don't think the race you want is the "try a tri". You actually want the "kids of steel" race.

    check out this link and start training!

    http://www.orilliakostri.com/

    Mr. Boettger :-)

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  23. Re: Jordan109

    What kind of store? You need to be a little more specific please.

    Thanks,

    Mr. Boettger :-)

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  24. Re: Kirra109

    That is a very nice and noble thing to want to do.

    However, what would you like to do to honour someone?

    Good catch with the spelling of "education"!

    Mr. Boettger :-)

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  25. Re: Alley109

    Good start! I can't wait to read the next two questions!

    Mr. Boettger :-)

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  26. No one has solved my bonus question yet!!

    Mr. Boettger :-)

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  27. Hi Mr.B it's Hunter just saying hi. I'm going to write my answers tomorrow after school about the book Three cups of tea. Just one thing I have to ask, How do you create your avatar. Bye

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  28. 1. Greg builds the school for Korphe because, they had no school, and they had to pay $1 per day.

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  29. Greg builds the school for, his sister Krista.

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  30. I would snowboard for my real dad.

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  31. !1) greg decited to build a school for the chidren of korphea because he wanted the kids in afganastan to have a school so thay could be egacated
    @2) greg intended to bild the school in gregs honer
    #3) i would like to honer my anteie lesy because she taught me how to sing o'canada and byes me stuff

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  32. 1 Greg decides to build the school for korphe beaucase for the kids to have a good job when they get older and some were to work in the winter when it is cold.

    2 In the honour of the villages and the kids.

    3 I would like to honour Alyssia beacause she allways looks out for me.Iwould look out for Alyssia.


    sorry mr.B i forgot my math text book at school see you tomorrow.

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  33. I would honour my mom by trying to be like her by taking care of my little brother and also me if she passed away

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  34. 1. Greg decides to make a school because he felt bad for the kids,
    and they were also learning on the ground so he wanted to stop
    that.

    2. He kids ansde did it for the kids.

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  35. greg did the honer to build a school is his sister, jean and hagi ali

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  36. in my honer is to acoplish being a family loier and climb the mount everest for my uncel

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  37. greg decieds to build a school for the children of korphe because the don't have any money so greg builds a school for the children to help ascape paverti

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  38. Greg ment to build the school for Crista.

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  39. I would honnor my mother because she was always there for me,I would build her dream house.

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  40. 3. I would like to honour all of my friends, and family for always
    being there when I needed help.

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  41. 1. Greg decided to build a school for the children of Korphe because when he was climing K2 he went to Korphe and noticed how poor everybody was and how only boys could go in school. So Greg decides to build a school for Korphe.

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  42. 1. Greg decided to build a school for the children of Korphe because all of the children in Korphe are learning in the mud with sticks and they can't afford to pay the teacher $1.00 a day.
    2. Greg intended to build the school in honour of his sister Krista.
    3. I would like to honour my mom by building my mom a dental office because she loves her job and I love her.

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  43. 1. Greg decides to build a school for the children of Korphe because all of the children are learning outside in the mud, they're paper is the ground and they're pencils are sticks. 2. Greg intendes to build the school in his sister's honour.

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  44. w.o.t.w.risible[riz'-uh-bull
    causingor capaple of causing laughter;

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  45. 1. Greg intended to build the school in honer of his sister that had a seizure and Greg was going to clim to the top of K2 and place a necklce in honer of his sister.

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  46. * whoops I forgot to put #2

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  47. 1.Greg decided to build a school for the children of korphe because the children need to learn stuff

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  48. 3) agian i would honer my oma because
    she loves mee

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  49. Re: Coulten109

    How would you honour your oma Coulten109?

    Mr. B

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  50. Great start Brody109!

    I can't wait to read your response for #3!

    Mr. B

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  51. Re: Colten109

    I can't wait to read question #2 and 3 Colten109.

    Mr. B

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  52. Hunterf109 - you did an excellent job describing question #1. I can't wait to read your question #3!

    Mr. B

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  53. Excellent job Mack109!!

    Remind me to give you your prize tomorrow!

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  54. Madi3380,

    How would you honour them? What would you like to do?

    Mr. B

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  55. Parker109 - It's crazy to think that the village couldn't afford to pay $1.00 a day to have a teacher visit isn't it? It seems like such a small amount to us.

    Mr. B

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  56. 2.Greg honour the village to build a school for the chilren to learn.

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  57. Hi Alley109,

    Start saving now if you want to climb Mt. Everest! It isn't cheap! However, I would also love to do that! It would be an amazing challenge!

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  58. Hi Olivia109,

    How would you honour your friend? What would you do?

    Mr. B

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  59. Hunterf109,

    Do you know how to upload your avatar now? Ask me tomorrow if you are still stuck.

    Mr. B

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  60. Hello everyone!

    This is just a friendly reminder to make sure that when you answer your questions, you have the question in your answer!

    Other than that, great job so far everyone!

    Mr. Boettger :-)

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  61. 3.I want to honour my mom becuese she give me life.

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  62. Hi colten109!

    What would you do to honour your mom?

    Mr. B

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  63. Hey Mr.B, good guestions.

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  64. Whoops, questions. Sorry.

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  65. Hi Mr.B, I can't wait for next weeks questions.

    Bye

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  66. I would honour my mom by giveing her a spicale gift.

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  67. Greg decided to build a school for the children of Korphe because the children of korphe had to learn outside in the dirt and they needed somewhere to learn.

    Greg intended to build the school in the honour of Krista.

    I would honour my whole family because they support me. To honour them I would make something that represents my whole family.

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  68. 1. Greg decide to build the school for korphes children because they had to work outside and do their work in the mud.

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  69. 2. Gerg built the shool in honor of his sister krisa .

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  70. So did I complete my answer right Mr. Boettger?

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  71. 1) Greg decided to build a school for the children of Korphe because he saw the kids working on the ground with no teacher and no pencils or books they write on with wood.

    2) Greg intended to build the school in honour of the villagers and the kids.
    3) My honour is my dad because he help's me with a lot of stof sins I was little like homework! I would honour he by helping him.

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  72. Good start holly109. I can't wait to read how you answer question #3.

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  73. Re: alyssia109

    How would you honour your dad? What specifically would you do?

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  74. Re: kirra109

    Yes, and no. I was curious to know what you would do to honour your mother in the present time.

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  75. Re: tyler109

    Great answers!

    I'm curious to know what you would make that would represent your whole family.

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  76. Re: parker109

    Me too! I've already got the question in my mind!

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  77. Re: colten109

    What would the special gift be colten109?

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  78. I would hounor my mom and dad because they help me with my homework and other stuff. I would hounorthem by doing good deed for them !

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  79. That's great! I really want to know. I can't wait!!!!

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  80. I would help alyssia by looking out for her


    olivia

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  81. 1.Greg decided to build a school for the children of Korphe
    because they had no school and they were writing down their
    lessons in the mud with sticks.

    2. Greg built the school in honour of his sister.

    3. I would like to honour my Mom by doing my best in school.

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  82. Bonus question- the word was Apt.

    The word Apt is an adjective which mean unusually intelligent,
    able to learn quickly and easily.

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  83. sounds great connor109! Make this your goal and you can accomplish it!

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  84. Re: connor109

    You're right! However, Mitch beat you to the punch on this one and Mack109 has already solved this weeks. Good job though! I'm expecting a quick answer next week!

    :-)

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  85. Hi holly109!

    What sort of good deed would you do for them? Then make sure you do it! :-)

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  86. 1, so the children can be smart. 2 , i think greg made the school. 3 , my best friend hunter. 4 ,i wouid oner her by giveing her a 100 , dollers , a week for bulding , the school , for the children. 5,for my mom i will take her to the dog or cat show we can take ruthey or zoey101 and for calvin i will bring him to the betch to go swiming at littel lake park. and for bri i will bring her to kings buffay.

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  87. so the kids can lern to read and of thos things.2 for the kids and for his doter.3for my brother and my mom and my best friend jody. for my broter i would play with himevery day. for my mom i would clen the house and take her out for dinner.and for jody i would just be your friend and take her to the beach and give her a laptop and that is how i would oner every day.

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  88. 1why does Greg decide to buil a school for the children of korphe because he wese the kids of korphe to be ejkadid 2 in whose honour does Greg intend to build the school his sister because she die 3 if you wanted to honour someone spceial to you what would you most like to accomplish and for whon my mom and dad hlpe out a lade the house.

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  89. Hi Cameron109,

    What specifically would you do to help your mom and dad out?

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  90. I would save up and take her to a nice dinner at the Market Grill in Barrie.(because she feeds me good and healthy food.

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  91. I would like to cook dinner for my mom some time because she always puts lots of effert into cooking suppers, cleaning the house, doing laundry and sometimes helping me with homework, picks me up from school and helps me with some hard chores. So that is why, I would like to honour my mom.

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  92. Re: kirra109

    That is very nice! Is the "Market Grill" her favourite place to eat?

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  93. That is great hunterf109! What would you cook her? :-)

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  94. So, Mr.B, is my answer right?

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  95. Hey mr b i know u said this is not a place to say hi but hi,i just want to know when the question will be up.

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  96. Hi Kirra109!

    Yes, your reply was answered correctly.

    I hope you are having a great weekend!

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  97. Hey Mack109!

    The question probably won't be up until Monday at the earliest. I hope you are having a great weekend!

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  98. Mr.B are we allowd to say things like happy....!!!!!!

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  99. By the way, I will stay tuned.

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