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WHAT?!? One HEN Can Change a Community?!? But, HOW?!?

Posted by on December 20, 2012

“To change the world start with one step. However small, the first step is hardest of all. Once you get your gate, you’ll be walking tall.”

~The Dave Matthews Band

Chicken.

What? A CHICKEN can change a community? A SINGLE chicken?
Flickr Creative Commons Photo by Normanac

We recently read an AWESOME book called “One Hen: How One Small Loan Made a Big Difference”, by Katie Smith Milway. Now, prior to reading, we did some predicting. It was HARD for us to figure out HOW one hen could make such a big difference, and there were some pretty ENTERTAINING predictions. Maybe the hen became a beloved pet. Perhaps the hen fed the family with the eggs she was able to produce. Possibly, she became the alarm clock to wake the family up each morning. IMAGINE our SURPRISE as we began to delve DEEPER into the story.

If you haven't read this book, we recommend that you run right out and pick it up! It is inspirational!

If you haven’t read this book, we recommend that you run right out and pick it up! It is inspirational!

“Have you ever read a book called One Hen? This is a book about hope. If you didn’t, you should. It’s a good book! It all started like this. There was a boy named Kojo and he lived in a mud house. At the start, he was poor. The people in his village saved money until they had a lot because then with that money, a family could borrow it and use it to buy something important. And, when they are done, they should pay it back. This was something really smart. It’s like the “Lion Lights”, (at the end of this blog post). When there was only a few coins left, Kojo used that money and bought a chubby hen that looked like it was gonna have fun laying eggs. He didn’t eat it. He let it lay a lot of eggs. And, guess what? It laid five eggs the first week he bought it! When it laid enough eggs, he gave some of them to his neighbours. Soon, they had enough to give some out to the country! One loan CAN make a difference and I think Kojo knew that!” ~Lauren

“There was a boy named Kojo. It is a story, but there is a REAL boy who did this too. He is a boy who lives in Africa. He lives in a developing country. You should read One Hen today. It is a really amazing book. He changed their village. When it was their turn to buy something useful with the community money, his mom got a cart to take to the market with fire wood in it. He asked his mom if he could go and buy something with the left over money. His mom said yes so he went to a farm. When he got there he was looking for a hen that looked like it would enjoy laying eggs!” ~Elijah

“I liked One Hen because it was so amazing how they were really poor so they got a loan. They only had a few pennies and bought one HEN! AND, it almost changed the whole COUNTRY! I really WISH that I could do that! I also bet that it was SUPER hard to take care of those chickens and collecting all those eggs. I didn’t know HOW he could change the whole community by just buying one hen but now I GET how he changed everything because he got a lot of eggs and he could sell the eggs and PAY people with them. When he was older he became a chicken farmer. I truthfully think he was GOOD … he was PERSEVERING and hard working! I hope one day I could do that.” ~Chris

“Have you read the book One Hen? It is about a boy named Kojo and how one loan can make a big difference. You should read it! Kojo bought a hen. After a couple of months, the hen laid several smooth brown eggs. Then, Kojo sold them at his stand. Soon, he would have 25 hens. When he did, Kojo went to a bank but the manager did not want to lend him the money. But, that did not stop Kojo. Kojo talked to the top manager. When they were done the manager gave him the loan and Kojo builds a farm for all his chickens!” ~Tre

Chicken

They are CUTE, and all, but SERIOUSLY … this is TOUGH for us to BELIEVE!
 Flickr Creative Commons Photo by Barry Skeates

“Today we read One Hen. It is about a kid named Kojo. Kojo lived in a mud house. He bought a hen. The hen changed his life. A few years later, Kojo got married. He had three boys and two girls. Kojo and his mom had to do a lot of work but when Kojo bought the hen it changed his life.” ~Constantine

“One Hen is about a boy named Kojo. Kojo bought a hen with a loan. That hen will grow to at LEAST 900 hens. Then, later, that 900 will grow to at LEAST 1100 hens. Wouldn’t that be CRAZY?!? If you want to read it, you can borrow it from a library! Kojo is a boy that lives in Africa. His village is very poor. But, his village of 20 families had an idea! The idea was: they work hard and then they basically give one family the money. THEN, the family that got the loan buys something important. But, when the family has enough money, they repay the people back with the money. When it was Kojo’s family’s turn to have the loan, his mom bought a cart. There was left over money, so Kojo asked his mom for it. His mom thought very, very, VERY hard. She muttered, “Should I, or should I not?” But, the pleading look on his face convinced her. “Oh, alright!”, she finally burst out. “YAY!”, cried Kojo. He snatched it out of his mom’s hands. He raced straight for the nearest chicken farm, which was two hours away. Once he got there he jumped into a chicken coup and saw a moon-white chicken pecking at his foot. Then, he saw a pitch black hen with speckled feathers. Then, he saw a plump, fat chicken that was browner than brown. Kojo exclaimed, “That, THAT is my hen!” so, Kojo paid for that fat plump hen!” ~AJ

“This afternoon we read One Hen. It was about a kid named Kojo and he bought a hen. Kojo started selling eggs. Kojo and him mom ate the eggs too. When Kojo had enough money saved up he wanted to build a chicken farm. Kojo’s father died so he had to quit school. With the money from the loan, Kojo’s mother bought a cart to sell her fire wood. When Kojo was older he went to the city bank and asked for a loan for 900 chickens. Kojo made his life better by buying a hen!” ~Danny

“Kojo is a boy in a book we read. (It is a good book!) This is kind of the story. (This story takes place in Africa, by the way!)  When Kojo was fairly little his father had died. Ever since then he has not had education! That’s only because he had to help his mother with the house work. Kojo and his mother live in a mud house! In fact, they are so poor that they have an open fire in their home! Beside their home is a garden where they grow their food. One of Kojo’s favourite meals is fufu, which is a meal made mainly with cassava and yams. He and his mother eat it the most of all their meals. Kojo and his mother live in a village in the Ashanti region of Ghana. None of the few families in the village have very much money but they are sharing a great idea! Each family will save some money so that others can borrow it and pay it back when they have enough!” Ella

“One day, Kojo bought a hen. He helped the village. Kojo and his mother ate the eggs. Kojo built a farm. He worked at the farm.” ~Cemre

“We just read the story of One Hen today. It was about a boy named Kojo. He lived in Africa. One day Kojo’s mom got money but she had to pay it back. So, she bought a cart to sell fire wood. With the extra cash, Kojo bought a dark brown hen.” ~Tyler

“Wow! Instead of buying a video game or something Kojo REALLY wanted with the few pennies he had, he bought a chubby brown hen! I LOVE this picture book because it’s about ONE boy who believed that he could change his village! If you read One Hen … you’ll know what I mean!” ~Rebecca

“One day, when Kojo was a little boy, he bought a hen and took it home and made a home for the hen. The village didn’t have enough food to eat. Their houses were made of mud. When Kojo was bigger he had lots and lots of hens so he gave to the people in his village. He was not poor anymore.” ~Zubayda

“WOW! What a GREAT story. The book is called One Hen. The story starts with a boy who lives in Africa. The boy’s name is Kojo. Kojo lives in a mud house. He is very poor … but every once in a while the people in the village give a family some money and that family gets to buy something important. When it’s Kojo’s turn … his mother buys a cart so they can carry fire wood to the market. Kojo sees the left over money and asks his mother if he can buy something of his own. He bought himself a FIRE brown chicken! The chicken does not lay ANY eggs for the first two days … but … on the third day Kojo finds three smooth shiny milky brown eggs! He discovers that each and every day he finds more and more and even MORE eggs filling the chocolate covered basket.” ~Jayden

“Today we read the fantastic book called One Hen. It was AWESOME! It is about how one person can make a difference! Want me to tell you the story? It goes like this: Once there was a boy that was named Kojo. Kojo used to go to school but one day his father died. Then, Kojo had to quit school and work so his family can live. Kojo had to cut wood then go to the market to sell it. Kojo lived in a mud house. In Kojo’s town they have saved some extra money so if someone wants to buy something important they could use the extra money that the town saved. Then, the person that used the money has to pay it back. When it is Kojo’s mom’s turn, she bought a cart for transportation but she had some left over money. All of a sudden, Kojo asked his mom if he could buy something. Kojo bought a brown hen. Next, the hen laid eggs. Then, Kojo sold them at the market. He began to do that every day. He began to get richer and richer. He paid the money back that his family borrowed from his town. He went to the bank and asked for some more money. The bank gave him the money. Kojo bought a farm and 90 chickens. A lot of people go to Kojo’s farm to work.” ~James

Happy Chicken

After reading the book and seeing how SMART the boy was … we can SEE how one chicken can make a big difference!
 Flickr Creative Commons Photo by twicepix

“I don’t think Kojo’s name should have been Kojo. I think it should have been Perseverance because he was incredibly persevering! But, he couldn’t have done it without all the time consuming help from everyone such as: the community, the customers, the teachers and, most of all, his mother. This story reminds me a lot of difference stories like: The Girl Who Could Fly, The Little Engine Who Could and a true story with Richard and the lions, (see below), because they all showed a TON of perseverance. Just think if one little hen could make such a big difference think of how big a difference all 14  billion chickens on the earth could make! Yep! That’s right. There are 14 billion chickens on earth. Don’t you think that story was amazing how one little loan changed the lives of so many people? I really want to do something like that soon. Do you?” ~Ben

“My favourite part was when Kojo bought a hen with some left over money so that when the hen lays eggs, they can either eat the eggs or sell the eggs. Do you know who Kojo is? Well, he is a kid that can’t go to school any more because his father died and he now has to stay home and take call of things. One day he bought a hen. He sells the eggs to get more money. One day he went to the bank to borrow money. The bank manager said, at first, “Why you you need the money?” Kojo said all the things he knew about and the bank manager had a frown on his face. He didn’t look happy. Then, the face turned nice and he gave him more money to buy 900 hens. He really had lots of eggs to sell at the market.” ~Joyce

“There once was a boy named Kojo. He started out poor and he went and bought a tree branch brown chicken to feed his family. Kojo’s dad died when he was a baby. He lives in a mud house in Africa. Their main meal is made from cassava and yams. Kojo had to quit school because he had to help his mom collect wood to sell at the market. When Kojo got older he got a scholarship for school because his mom didn’t need help any more. Kojo got to go to school. I can’t believe that one hen made a big difference. Can you?” ~Rayann

“This story is about a boy who made a big, big, BIG difference. The boy’s name was Kojo and he made a difference with one hen! The one hen laid eggs and since it laid eggs it made more and more and more hens! Kojo grew up to be a very good man. Do you wonder if Kojo’s story is real? Well, you’ll find out if you read the book!” ~Nick

“I think that it took a lot of confidence for Kojo. He looked like he couldn’t. Have you read the book One Hen? It is about this little boy who used some of the village pennies. Kojo kept selling eggs to everyone. When he got quite a bit older he started to hire people because he had so many eggs it was hard to take care of. They were not super wealthy.” ~Davis

“Once upon a time there was a boy named Kojo. He lived with his mom. His dad died. He lived in a mud house and he never got to go to school anymore because he had hundreds of jobs to work on. One day everybody in the village decided to so something related to a fundraiser so the families in the village would make a titch of money to give to a family that needs it for important things for living in the village. Once Kojo’s mom got the money that the village raised, she used that money to get a cart. The wood on the cart was hazelnut brown and it was enormous! Kojo changed the village with his enthusiastic dream for becoming a farmer and the little money he got to buy his hen. I guess that hen was not just a normal or ordinary hen to him. I’m sure that hen was actually special to him. He made a huge difference to his village but also to the world. His hen laid some eggs. He grabbed them carefully and walked to the market.” ~Amro

“Once there was a boy named Kojo. He lived in a mud house in Africa. He bought a chubby brown HEN and he got it with 2 or 3 cents! And, that is how the hen changed his life! In one week his hen laid eggs and he and his mom ate one each. Soon Kojo started to sell the eggs. Next, he had enough money to get another HEN!!! The next day it was Kojo’s mother’s turn to get something important. She got a wagon to carry more fire wood to sell. Soon, Kojo could get MORE hens!” ~Christopher

“In One Hen there is a boy named Kojo. He had to quit school since his father died. Now he has to help his mother do EVERYTHING!!! Every once in a while out of 20 families ONE family gets to borrow money to buy something that is really important that they need that they don’t have. When it was Kojo’s mother’s turn she bought a cart and when she paid them back she still had some money left. She gave it to Kojo. Kojo bought one chubby brown hen. Then, Kojo and his mother could sell eggs at the market. Kojo kept getting more hens when he got a loan. Soon, Kojo got so many hens he made a farm. Then, he married someone and he sold eggs mostly everywhere in his country! Soon he was a grandpa and when his youngest grandson asked, “Where do the eggs go?”, Kojo said, “Your future!” ~Chelsea

Egg difference

Where do the eggs go? To your FUTURE!
Flickr Creative Commons Photo by normanack

WOW! One Hen CAN make a difference … to EVERYONE’S future! We are INSPIRED by stories of people who take the bull by the horns and PERSEVERE to bring about change … ONE step at a TIME!

Richard Turere is ANOTHER boy who made a HUGE difference in his community! We read about him several days ago and the Battalion Hawk Bloggers are STILL struck by his creative inventiveness! Since they mentioned him SEVERAL times in their thoughts above, we thought we should include a link for you to check out too. If you click on his name, at the start of this paragraph, you TOO will be amazed at this young man’s ingenious creation. He didn’t do it with CHICKENS … but he sure showed ingenuity and perseverance with HIS invention to save the family fortune. HIS creativity is SPREADING throughout Kenya!

This is Richard Turere and HE changed his community when he was only eleven YEARS old!

This is Richard Turere and HE changed his community when he was only eleven YEARS old!

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

~Margaret Mead

We’ve decided to look at chickens in a whole NEW light … as the animals that COULD end hunger … if we SHARE! After all, in David J Smith’s latest version of “If the World Were a Village” there are 700 chickens for EACH hundred people living in our global village! There are DEFINITELY enough to go around!

We wonder:

  • Have you read any good books that inspire people to make small changes that become BIG changes?
  • Can you think of any OTHER ways for people to make a difference?
  • Do you know of anyone who has done something like Kojo or Richard Turere? We would LOVE to hear about it!

15 Responses to WHAT?!? One HEN Can Change a Community?!? But, HOW?!?

  1. Mrs. Braybrook

    Hi global boys and girls!
    This book you wrote about in your blog post is a great one! I’ve read it to my grade three class in other years but haven’t read it to this year’s class yet…but I plan to. I’m glad you reminded me about it! Have you heard about the organization called Kiva? It provides small loans to help people. Last year, my class used the money from recycling our bottles and juice boxes to help fund 3 projects. You can check it out at Kiva.org if you want to learn more.
    I love how you are sharing books and what you learn from them. Keep up the awesome work!

    From,
    Mrs. Braybrook
    A grade 3 teacher from Alberta

    • Laurie Renton

      Hi Tanya!

      Thanks for the awesome comment! We are on our Winter Break right now, so it will be a while before I can share your awesome link with the Global Grade 3s. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. There are SO many amazing organizations out there that help us to develop a sense of global citizenship and enable us to make a difference in our world.

      The Battalion Hawk Bloggers will be thrilled to know that you are enjoying the books we have shared. This one was great … and it fit SO beautifully with the work we did with David J Smith’s If the World Were a Village!

      Enjoy your holidays!

      Laurie Renton (on behalf of the Battalion Hawk Bloggers) 🙂

  2. Tommy

    Hi
    I love this new post! Even though I don’t have any thing that I rout on it

    • Laurie Renton

      Hi Tommy!

      I KNEW you would love the new post! I also know that you did SUCH an awesome job of helping some of your classmates “splatter” paint snow onto their beautiful water colour trees for the Winter Celebration while we read One Hen and wrote our thoughts about this amazing story! I LOVE how you support your classmates … by offering your time and by cheering them on in a post that has no reflection from you! I missed the boat – I should have sent the book home with you so that you could have read it. Maybe you could sign it out of the public library over the break and share it with your family! I bet THEY would love it TOO!

      Mrs. Renton 🙂

  3. Ross Mannell

    Hello Battalion Hawk Bloggers,

    Why did the chicken cross the road? I know, it’s an old joke with many answers including the traditional “To get to the other side.”

    I just wonder, maybe the road is a metaphor for the poverty or hunger of others and to cross the road means, metaphorically, to bring relief for those in need.

    Why did the chicken cross the road?
    To give hope for those in need.

    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

    Lauren – You seem to have understood the message in the book. A small start with a loan allows a family to earn money. They pay the loan back so others can borrow the money. Before too long the whole community can grow.

    Elijah – Kojo was a boy who saw the opportunity to help his family and his community. He didn’t want the money for toys or sweets. He wanted to make a difference. His mother would be able to pay back the loan for the cart from selling firewood but he was able to share eggs with others. Imagine if each family did the same. They would soon have enough eggs to sell the extras at the markets and add to the community money.

    Chris – I think you have understood the idea. Kojo had an idea and the determination to carry it through. You may surprise yourself with what you achieve in your life if you keep your mind open to opportunities to help others. Even acts of random kindness to others can make the community a better place.

    Tre – I see from your post Kojo had a good sense for business. He was able to increase his number of hens by selling some eggs to buy more hens. He was able to impress a top manager enough to receive a loan to build a chicken farm. What a step to take yet it all started with one hen.

    Constantine – Imagine the difference for Kojo’s children compared to Kojo’s life as a child. They have hope built on their father’s idea and hard work.

    AJ – It seems Kojo had an idea of what a good egg-laying hen looks like. He must have though a plump, fat chicken would be a good laying hen. It seems he was right. 🙂

    Danny – While Kojo had to leave school to help his mother, his idea to keep chickens means his children would be able to go to school. Perhaps his children or their children might grow to be teachers or doctors. It’s amazing what a single chicken might mean to the future.

    Ella – You seem surprised about a mud house but my house is, in a way, a mud house. It is made with bricks and they are only clay backed in ovens. 🙂
    Your description of the book gives me a better idea of Kojo’s home. I have heard of the Ashanti region of Ghana. What a marvellous community he is in. They have worked together to help each other.

    Cemre – So many great things have happened and it all started with Kojo having a good idea.

    Tyler – What a difference a little left over money made to Kojo and his family. 🙂

    Rebecca – Buying a video game? What an interesting idea but I wonder if he had electricity or a TV? He could see a need to make a difference for his family and had the determination to make it happen.

    Zubayda – Kojo’s idea made a difference to many people. A good idea can be like that.

    Jayden – Chickens can be a little uncomfortable when first arriving at a new place but it seems Kojo’s chicken settled in and started laying. My neighbour has 6 chickens. We can hear them cackle when they lay an egg. The usually lay around two dozen eggs a week.

    James – Kojo had 90 chickens on his farm? That would mean he would probably have around 6 dozen eggs each day. That’s a lot of eggs!

    Ben – I searched on the Internet to see what Kojo might have meant. One reference said it means “Monday born”. I found a translator on the Internet for the Twi language common for Ghana. If it has worked well, he could have been called.
    Bommoden
    …which the translator says is the name for perseverance.

    Joyce – It seems the bank manager was either impressed or amused by Kojo. Whatever the reason, he took a chance on Kojo. Sometimes people only need a chance to move ahead.

    Rayann – Wow! I didn’t know Kojo was able to return to school until I read your post. An education can open up many possibilities for people.

    Nick – There is no doubt in my mind Kojo’s story is real. If it’s not, it should be because it teaches us how a good idea and simple beginning can make a big difference.

    Davis – When we look at Kojo and his story he might not seem wealthy but in a poor country he would be. One chicken changed his life.

    Amro – I am certain Kojo’s first hen would always have a place in his heart. Even when it died he would remember his first hen and the difference it made to his life.

    Christopher – How fortunate it was for Kojo to be able to take some leftover money from his mother and use it to achieve something great.

    Chelsea – From a boy to a grandfather, Kojo shows us he is very smart. What an answer to his grandson. The eggs are the future. 🙂

    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

    Why did the chicken cross the road?
    She wanted to be part of Kojo’s dream.

    @RossMannell
    Teacher (retired), N.S.W., Australia

    • The Battalion Hawk Bloggers

      Hi Ross!

      Yet again, we are VERY sorry for not replying sooner to you! It’s hard to believe that we have been back in school for a month since our winter break. We’ve been really busy with our Fort Calgary kit and with making marionettes! Have you ever made a marionette?

      The classroom has been FILLED with newspapers, paper towel tubes and masking tape!!! We will probably papier mâché our marionettes next week. For the past couple of weeks we have been putting the body together by using paper towel tubes … and adding newspaper to create the heads and all the facial features. We have sure gone through a TON of masking tape!!! It’s been a lot of work but we have tried hard to help one another. When they are all finished, and dry, we will dress them in traditional clothing from one of our four countries: Peru, India, Tunisia or Ukraine. We each get to choose which country we are most interested in. After that, we’re going to take pictures of our marionettes and make Comic Life comics on the computer to share all the cool learning we’re doing about our countries.

      We thought your chicken crossing the road comment was clever! We LOVE the thought that the chicken might have crossed the road to give hope to those in need! We definitely think the chicken crossed the road to help Kojo with his dream! Have you ever read that book?

      We think it’s great that on almost every comment you leave you take the time to reply to each and every one of us. It makes us feel SO amazing when you take the time to leave each of us our very own comment. We know this must take a TON of time.

      Mrs. Renton learned a REALLY hard lesson the other day, while suffering from a head cold and trying to make decisions about sending our parcel to you in Australia. She went to the post office to mail your parcel and when they asked land or air … she said land … the lady took the parcel … and THEN she asked “how long will that take?” The lady told her 6 to 7 weeks. Mrs. Renton almost wept. She tried to change her mind but they wouldn’t let her do that … she discovered it’s against the law to take a parcel back once it’s been handed over! Gulp. We are sorry that you aren’t going to see those treasures for SEVERAL weeks … but … we hope the anticipation is exciting! We hope that land takes LESS time than they quoted!

      The Battalion Hawk Bloggers 🙂

  4. Zack

    Hello global grade threes. You guys have bin like awesome bloggers. You are like super bloggers. You guys make me think the blog it should be in the top 10 blogs. You should love the book because they help you to spell words to help with your English and everything. Keep up the awesome work global grade threes.

    PS My favorite was everything the Skype the connecting with Ashli and Geneva and Sarah!

    • Laurie Renton

      Hi Zack!

      Thank you so much for leaving another awesome comment for us! We LOVE that you think our blog should be in the top 10 for blogs! You are right – reading these books teaches you SO many things. Books help you to become better readers, they can make you fall in LOVE with reading, and they can help you in your WRITING as well!

      That Skype with Ashli, Geneva and Sarah was pretty amazing. We have been SO lucky with our relationship with Mosqoy and the things we have learned through them!

      The Battalion Hawk Bloggers 🙂

  5. Lauren & Jocelyn

    Hi Mrs. Renton,

    We are not really sure if our comment that we left got posted. So please check if it’s there and let us know. We miss you and all the amazing Battalion Hawk bloggers.

    • Laurie Renton

      Hi Lauren and Jocelyn!

      Thank you for your patience! We’ve been SO busy at school, and I’ve been SO busy taking an online course, that I have been a LITTLE pokey updating the comments in the past couple of days!

      We miss you too and hope that you are having an AMAZING time with friends and family!

      Mrs. Renton 🙂

  6. jayden

    Hi Mrs. Renton and class!
    I was wanting to leave a comment on the blog… but then I realized that I could not leave one because nothing is new.
    Then over dinner I though of some ideas. So I said to myself why don’t we do a post about kids having to sleep in different places of the world, especially some of those very poor parts of the world. Well what I’m trying to say is to tell the reader about why we disagree , and why we think that every child should have a safe place to sleep, clean water to drink and protected food to eat.
    I know that this does not fit with our chicken stuff but there is nowhere else to put it … but I had to put it somewhere.
    See you tomorrow! Bye.
    ps. Have an AMAZING night!

    Jayden

    • Tanya Braybrook

      Hi Jayden,
      By the way, what a great name…it’s my son’s name too! 🙂
      I loved your idea to write a post about where children sleep. My class and I are learning that the quality of life and how people live in other parts of the world can be very different from what we know. Your idea made me think about a blog post I found a while ago. I think you might like it because it fits perfectly with your idea. You can find it at http://twentytwowords.com/2011/03/10/10-photographs-of-children-from-around-the-world-and-their-bedrooms/
      I’d love to hear what you think of it!

      Happy learning!

      From,
      Mrs. Braybrook
      A grade 3 teacher in Alberta

    • Laurie Renton

      Hi Jayden!

      I am SO glad that you have left a comment for us! Even though we have not published a post since coming back from holidays, we are VERY close. Your suggestions fit in BEAUTIFULLY with everything we’ve been talking about in the past few days … and … I think it ALSO fits in PERFECTLY with the chicken stuff … because it’s all about sharing and learning with the world AND trying to make a difference!

      You are reading my mind. It’s funny how Mrs. Braybrook ALSO thought of the site that we have been talking about… just based on your description of what you think we should share with our readers! That link is such a FANTASTIC link and we discovered SO much about where children sleep in the world.

      Once we get our post done about the Fort Calgary Kit and all the excitement we had trying on the traditional clothing from our four countries … I agree … a post about WHERE children sleep around the world should DEFINITELY be the focus of our NEXT post!

      Great ideas, Jayden!

      Mrs. Renton 🙂

  7. Wanda

    Hi global grade three,
    It’s fun to read your blog! I am impressed that you care about all the children around the world! You are going to make a difference in our world. Keep it up!
    love Wanda

    • The Battalion Hawk Bloggers

      Hi Wanda!

      Thank you for your wonderful comment! We know you are one of the Battalion Hawk Blogger’s Grandparents! We enjoy learning about children around the world. It’s part of our Social Studies curriculum … but we’ve learned SO much more than is even in our curriculum! We’ve really worked hard for Q’enqo Peru … trying to bring a library and books to the kids living in that rural weaving village. We wish we could do more for OTHER countries around the world … who know WHAT we will do when we get older! We’ve learned about people who’ve made big differences even when they are children. The Me to We brothers started when they were around 12! Wow! We hope you keep checking back!

      The Battalion Hawk Bloggers 🙂

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