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The Cuba Free Press July 24, 2003---3C Aty Page for Young People Weekly Writing titing, Editor Jeff Schinkel, Designer/Illustrator Vol. 19 No. 30 More than 100 million years . ago, Madagascar broke away from the continent of Africa. For thousands of years it inched away from the mainland of Africa. During that time the plants ........ and animals slowly changed, eventually looking different from many of the plants and animals of Africa. Earth Science: Plate tectonics; Life Science: changes, some plants f_ survive and reproduce; variation a species increases the likelihood that members will survive under changed The baobab tree grows in other parts of the world, but not quite the same way it grows in Madagascar. In other parts of the the baobab tree has a narrow and a full crown of branches, In the tree has a huge, fat Some are as big as 75 feet meters) wide! The Grea00 Red Island  Found about 500 miles off of the east coast of Africa, Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world. It is made up of a red rock that crumbles into red dirt. Rains wash the red dirt into rivers, turning them red. Week 8: .,!;:. Passport to  stamp .::i :,. Looking for a long, lost cousin? The people of Madagascar call one of their island mammals a"  ..... babakoto which means "cousin to man" in their language. .......... ii ......................... !i! ii17  The babakoto is the island's largest .... !  type of lemur. Lemurs are related to the primate family of apes, monkeys, and human beings. The babakoto has a furry black and white coat and uses its long, powerful lower legs to leap from tree to tree. They catch branches with their feet which have a thumb --IX]just like human hands! I, Magnificent Mammals i Multiplication makes monkeys more money. Mario 4th grade Many marching mice moved mountains. Staeey 4th grade Lions like licking lumpy licorice. Richie 8th grade Tigers tickle toes. Allison 2nd grade Pretty picky pigs picked polar bears. Katy 1st grade Witty wolves wiggle with warthogs with wings. Micheal 6th grade Dizzy dancing Dalmations drag dog food. Tatiana 6th grade Enormous elephants eat everything. Brandon 4th grade Tammy tiger took taffy to Tilly. Tammy told Tilly to tickle Ted tiger so Ted took Tammy's taffy. Aaron 4th grade Baobabs can live for thousands of Years. Their huge trunks are topped With a few scraggly branches that look aore like roots. That is why the trees I%k as if they are growing-upside i How many different kinds of lermI ar( there on at? Tofind'the an sw, trs on theft path tme . Perhaps the strangest-looking lemur is the aye,aye. It looks like it was made from the parts of different animals. It has teeth like a rodent, eyes like an owl. a bushy tail like a fox and ears like a bat. The aye-aye uses its ears like radar, 'listening for tiny insects and worms moving inside trees. Ayes-ayes only come out at night and they are very shy. Few people have ever seen one. Some people say the aye-aye looks like How m,-: aye-ayes can you find on today's page? parts. Look through the newspaper and cut out different people and animal bodies. Glue different s together to make a I Give your critter a name and describe its eatin StandardI Link: Reading Comprehension: Follow simple written dins, ............... The rainforests of Madagascar are full of plants and imals. One plant found there, called the rosy periwinkle is Used to make a drug that treats childhood leukemia. Find the two rosy perwinkles that are identical. Life Science: Students know adaptions in ,!, y improve an organism's chance for survival; :::: examples of diverser h'fe forms in different environments. ascar Memories yourself of your Kid Scoop trip by writing a poem about ng place. Find words in the that start with each letter in the to use in your poem. Applications: Write poetry using various MADAGASCAR BABAKOTO LEMUR RADAR AFRICA ROOTS PRIMATE WORMS ROSY HUMAN THUMB TRUNK M R U M E S L H T T O S K N Find the words in the puzzle, .... then in this week's Kid Scoop 'i::': stories and actiyities. : T N E D O R B N N; A C S AG A DA P DA B B G S MP, E A M A S TR U R U K,B,.O A W H I! O C O DA O R I R A C I R F A L R B A NMD U R T R O S Y E RODENT ] APES st,,,a, Link: Letter sequencing. Recognizing I words. Skim and scan reading. Recall spelling pattema;- i i What do you get if you. I .... cross a hedgehog with a giraffe? Joker Jessica juggled jelly jars in January. Jessiea 3rd grade Armando ate an apple aider addressing astro- nauts. Armando 5th grade Most Mondays my mom measures monkeys, moths and mice. Bud 5th grade Actually, Adam ate apples all aternoon await- ing the arrival of Annie and Alex. Chelsea 8th grade Wacky walruses wade while whales watch Wonder Woman Heather 8th grade Helpless hippos have happy holidays. Christina 8th grade : Help sponsor Newspapers in : : Education! : =l Send your check along with : ] this box to : I Cuba Free Press I : PO Box 568, Cuba, MO 65453 ] I The Cuba Free Press sends over 1500 | I I . I papers to local schools EACH week/ I IiliiIIIIIIIIllllIlIleIIllllliI Fishy Story Tell us a really 00t00fishy story! Deadline: August 21, 2003 Published: September 11, 2003 Send your story to: Please include your school and grade. Cuba Free Press P.O. Box 568 Cuba, MO 65453 ]