Who's Frankie?

Frankie is a teddy bear that arrived at the Science Museum
complete with a backpack, journal and a camera.  Frankie is a 
rovering reporter whose mission was to travel to monarch 
sanctuaries in Mexico.  Students at Frankie's school are 
interested in learning more about Monarchs and Migration.  

An entry in his journal said this . . . 

"Frankie is from Frankford Elementary School in West Virginia.  
We are a rural community located in Greenbrier Valley. 
Beautiful mountains surround us.  This makes skiing quite 
popular here.  We also enjoy the following sports:  soccer, 
football, basketball and baseball.  Scouting and 4-H are 
enjoyed here too.

We experience four seasons here.  We are now experiencing 
winter.  Snow and cold temperatures have prevented us from 
coming to school.  When we are at school, we have fun.  
We compete in many areas too - Spelling bee, battle of the books,
young writer's, art and math.  Even though our school isn't new we 
do have technology.  Each classroom has at least two computers.  
Our technology center houses additional ones.

Frankie hopes to find the monarch butterflies that left here in the 
Fall of '96.  We enjoyed locating the caterpillars on milkweed, 
feeding them, watching them turn into a chrysalis, and then 
witness a beautiful monarch butterfly emerge.  Hopefully he'll 
return with some of our butterflies in the Spring!"

Ms. McClintic sent Frankie to us.

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