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Inside the Puzzle

What did Calder feel like at the end of Ch. 10? Why?

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The Blue Ones

Why does Calder use the pentominoes?  (page 84)

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The Man on the Wall

Why doesn’t Petra care what her classmates think?

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The Geographer’s Box

What was art, according to Calder?  Why do you think he felt that way?

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We are reading Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett.  Each week, I will post a new discussion question based on what we have read.  I invite parents to read along with their child and contribute to our post.  I have a class set of books to use during class but I encourage you to purchase the book to use at home. 

What is a blog?  A blog can be an online diary; a personal chronological log of thoughts published on a Web page; also called Weblog.  In our case, we are using it to discuss our book.

I will add my students to the site and parents, if you wish to join us, email me at and I will include you in our blog.

Blogs are in chronological ordering, meaning, the newest post will be at the top and older ones will be below. 

How do you think you will enjoy this way of discussing books???

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