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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Reference Question of the Month: August

Posted by Judy T.
There is the possibility that the weather may be moderating; kids are struggling to find something to occupy their days; local stores are stocked with school supplies.  In other words, it’s August. With that in mind, we have some school trivia for you. 

1.  In 1903, the first box of crayons was sold.  How much did it cost?

2.  Which of the following is NOT listed in the book All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum?
            a. eat fruit every day
            b. flush
            c. clean up your own mess
            d. don’t hit people
3.  When was the first public school built in Edwardsville?

4. What is the name of the teacher who takes her class on madcap field trips aboard a very special school bus?
            a. Miss Lockhart
            b. Miss Dunkley
            c. Miss Frizzle
            d. Miss Booker

5.  What famous writer said “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education”?

6.   Dick and Jane were the popular main characters in a series of books used to teach children to read from the 1930’s through the 1960’s.  What was the name of their sister?

1. Five cents.  The box included black, brown, blue, red, purple, orange, yellow, and green crayons.  

2.  a--The author does not say to eat fruit every day, although he does say warm cookies and milk are good for you.

3.  The first public school was built on Kansas Street in 1864 and named after Judge Dale.  In
1886, Columbus School, today District 7’s oldest school, was built on a site adjacent to the Dale School.  In 1877, a free school for black children was opened in a building that had formerly been used as the county courthouse.  The building would eventually become Lincoln School.

4.  c-- Miss Frizzle from the Magic School Bus series of books

5.  Mark Twain

6. Sally was their 3 year old sister

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