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Greenland is mostly white. In fact, Greenland has the largest ice mass in the world outside of Antarctica. On average, the ice is about one mile (1.5 km) thick. In some places it is as much as two miles (3 km) thick! More than a thousand years ago, a Viking called Erik the Red sailed west from Iceland to find a place where he could start a village. He landed on a large island and decided he had found the land he sought.

The glaciers of Greenland crack and break as they move. Every day chunks of ice fall off the glaciers and drop into the sea. This is called calving. These floating ice chunks are called icebergs.

Erik called the land Greenland. He told his friends that people would be more interested in coming if the place had an attractive name. Eighty-five percent of Greenland is covered with ice. Color the circle graph to show this percentage.

The cold East Greenland Current carries icebergs down the east coast, and up the west coast almost as far as Nuuk, the capital of Greenland.

Search through the newspaper for the following numbers. Circle them in frosty blue. Numbers divisible by 2 The Inuit have learned the art of survival in the Numbers frozen north. They make and use kayaks to travel divisible by 3 through ice-ridden seas. Dog sleds permit them Numbers to travel and hunt on the ice-covered lands. divisible by 6

Expertly made clothing is layered to keep people warm in temperatures that drop well below zero.

he Hotel Igloo Village offers a truly cool experience in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. Guests stay in a hotel room built entirely of ice. In the restaurant, you can get drinks served in glasses carved of ice. No ice cubes needed! Each time you find an answer to one of the math problems, color in that answer on the igloo. Can you color in all of the snow-cold bricks?

GREENLAND UNDERWATER ICEBERG ISLAND INUIT FROSTY IGLOO RUNES CALVING CHUNKS SLEDS ZERO WHITE HOTEL ERIK

I would go to China and taste different kinds of food from China. I would probably stay in China for a few months. Nathan, 4th Grade, Elm Creek Dear Diary, Today I went to Egypt! I went to the top of the pyramid.Then I went to meet the Pharaoh. He was sitting in his chair. I went to the Nile River and saw some fish and a crocodile. Ryan, 2nd Grade

Dear Journal, I am so excited because I just arrived in Mexico.The people are nice and the food is good, but the people are hard to understand.The weather is hot and we had a fiesta yesterday. Hunter, 1st Grade

The letters in the Viking alphabet are called runes. The word rune means secret in their language. Use the runes to find out why the letters were called secret.

Thousands of years before Erik the Red, people traveled across North America from Siberia to settle in Greenland. Today these native people are called the Inuit (a word that means people in Greenlandic.)

I would go to Africa because I love African cats. I really like the culture. Tren, 4th Grade, Elm Creek

Dear Journal, I am so happy because I am going to Brazil. It is so hot in Brazil, and I am going to shop.There is a hospital in Brazil.This is why I want to see Brazil. Alyssa, 1st Grade

Find the two identical Vikings on todayís page.

Most of an iceberg is underwater and is dangerous to a ship that canít see it. Today the International Iceberg Patrol monitors icebergs from the air and lets ships know where underwater ice is located.

Pretend you are exploring a country Tell us about a woman you you have never visited before. admire and why you chose Where would you go? Write an this woman. entry in a journal you might keep if you really went to this place.

Find the words in the puzzle, then in this weekís Kid Scoop stories and activities.

Dear Journal, Today I sail off to Africa. I hope Africa has roaming animals so I can take pictures. My crew and I are about 2 miles off the Niger River, so we may have to navigate southeast.We are running low on stock. I hope we can hurry! Sorry, I have to go because “Land Ho!” Ally, 5th Grade Dear Journal, I just arrived in China from a long trip. It is nice in China, the weather is warm, and the schools are quiet.They have good food.They have good bakeries. Alex, 1st Grade Dear Journal, I am so excited to go to France because I have wanted to see the Eiffel Tower my whole life.They eat sushi in France. If you go to France on an airplane it takes you two days! The weather there is sunny and I hope to make friends. France has good food. Saad, 1st Grade

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Why does a jumping bean jump? Tell the real reason or make up a story. Deadline: July 17 Published: Week of August 14 Send your story to:

Invent an imaginary vacationland! Look through the newspaper for pictures and words to create a poster or brochure for your makebelieve vacation destination.

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