Thursday, February 7, 2013

Sticky Situation

Joy and Adam have been friends for years.  Lately, Adam has been hanging out with kids who often cause trouble.  One day, Joy sees Adam stealing snacks from the cafeteria.  She tries to talk with him about his behavior, but he won't listen.  Joy wants to tell Adam's parents, but she doesn't want Adam to be mad at her.  What should Joy do?
~ Scholastic News

Punxsutawney Phil

What did Phil predict on Groundhog's Day this year? 
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A Mammoth Find

What did a 12 year old boy find near his home in Russia?  Read page 2 to find out!

Why is this find such a big deal?

Fine Parents if Kids Skip School?

Cutting class comes with a price at many schools.  A growing number of cities are fining parents whose kids skip school.  In Rochester, New Hampshire, fines can go as high as $1,000 per absence.  Some school officials say the fines will help boost attendance.  A recent study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Maryland found that as many as 7.5 million students miss at least one month of school each year.  Supporters of the penalties say the fines also encourage parents to keep better track of their kids. But others say making parents pay for their kids' actions sends the wrong message.  Instead of fining parents, they want kids to be punished in school.  What do YOU think?
~ Scholastic News