Monday, October 18, 2010

Scavenger Hunt List Now Posted

Scavenger Hunt List 2010
All items will be returned.

WMS and staff are not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Each item on the list is associated with a Newbery medalist or honor book.

A tombstone rubbing (from one dated prior to 1940)
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

A 1962 penny
Penny from Heaven by Jennifer L. Holm

A drycleaner’s receipt/tag for shirts
Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko

A wooden spool (with or w/out the thread)
The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo

A picture of our current town mayor
Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly Giff

A teacher’s signature
The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt

A Montana state quarter (these were issued in 2007)
Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson

A child’s plastic play shovel
Holes by Louis Sachar

A plastic or wooden apple
Rules by Cynthia Lord

A picture of a girl on a red swing
Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath

An owl (not a real one - may be a stuffed animal, toy, etc.)
Hoot by Carl Hiaasen

3 recipes that include peanuts as an ingredient
Carver: A Life in Poems by Marilyn Nelson

Sea Salt in an emptied baby food jar
Olive’s Ocean by Kevin Henkes

A pamphlet from/advertising a nursing home or assisted living home
The Giver by Lois Lowery

A lace handkerchief
Number the Stars by Lois Lowery

The deadline for turning in items is Friday, Oct. 22 at 3:00 p.m. Of course, you may return them any time prior to that. However, once you have made a turn-in you cannot add to it later. For ex., you find and turn in 10 items. The next day you find 2 more items. You cannot turn those in.

Good luck!


Scavenger Hunt
October 18 – 22, 2010

Any student at Westmoreland Middle that chooses to participate

To celebrate Teen Read Week and have some fun!!!
You will be given a list of items to find and will have a few days in which to find them.
You may go it alone or partner up and form a team.

Everyone who participates and turns in at least 8 items on the list will be entered into a drawing for an individual prize.

The person or team who is the first to turn in all items on the list will win the grand prize of $25. If you are a team you will, of course, have to share the prize.

You should not go out into neighborhoods unaccompanied. Make sure you have a parent with you.

You may not buy (or allow your parents to buy) or steal items. That would be cheating. You should either ask for them or find items that are free, such as things you would find in nature. If you cheat it will take the fun out of it and you will not feel good about yourself.

The hunting may be done wherever your parent(s) chooses. The turn-in spot is our school library beginning Tuesday, Oct. 19 at 7:30 a.m.