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Gail Skroback Hennessey taught for over 33 years, teaching sixth grade in all but two years. She earned a BA in early secondary education with a concentration in social studies and an MST in social...
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Using the News for Creative Writing-11 Year Old find well preserved Woolly Mammoth

Vevgeny Salinder~11~ recently went for a walk and has made an amazing discovery~ a well-preserved body of a 30~000 year old woolly mammoth! Found near a weather station in Taymyr~ northern Russia~ the adult male mammoths body is nearly intact~with bones~ fur and skin. Scientists worked for a week excavating the 6ft 6 inch mammoth from its resting place in the permafrost. Thought to be about 15 year of age~ the 1100 pound mammoth also has its rib cage~ mouth and tusk. It also has a hump on its back(like a camel) where it had stored fat to survive the harsh winter months.Scientists say its the second best preserved ever found and the first mammoth to be found in Russia since 1901 The mammoth was named Jenya~(Zhenya) the nickname of the boy who found it.Scientists hope to obtain some of its DNA for possible cloning projects. Pretty cool!

Test your knowledge of the wooly mammoth with this fun quiz:

Review information on the woolly mammoth at this link: Draw a picture of a woolly mammoth. Write 3 facts learned about the woolly mammoth from the reading.

Pretend you are the woolly mammoth. Tell a story of what you were doing on your last day. Pretend to be Vevgeny and tell about how you happened to find the preserved woolly mammoth and what you did after you found it.

Hope you find this of value.

Gail Hennessey