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MYTHICAL Monster vs Monster Challenge! (https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/samostdiek/journal/view/id/5b7d668a2e9556fc53ebc7fe
)Journal entry by Colleen Ostdiek — Aug 22, 2018
School has started back in Omaha but not for Sam since a plan is still being developed for how to handle his educational needs. Sam is delighted to be exempt from the classroom setting for a while as school has always been a huge source of anxiety for him. I am working on creative ways to exercise his brain while at RMH. He has a great love of head-to-head/showdown type books and has read all that we have been able to find about topics that interest him (animals, superheroes, Star Wars). He is a smart kid and wants to predict monster showdowns now. So we are developing one together. You are invited to exercise your brain too by participating in Sam's monster showdown.
As often as we can, we will write a journal entry giving information about what monsters will be facing off in each round. The information is going to be based off the book Mythical Monsters: The Scariest Creatures from Legends, Books, and Movies by Chris McNab (available through Scholastic). Go to the photo gallery if you want to see a picture of the book cover. Even if you don't have time to read up on the contenders each time, please feel free to send us your vote for which monster would come away the winner by typing it in the comments section for that round. I will post who Sam concludes as the winner before sending out the next round. (It's a long book, so this challenge might go on for quite a while!)
Round #, Theme, Foe 1 (book pg#) vs Foe 2 (book pg#), Winner (to appear later)
Let's have fun reading, comparing & contrasting and drawing conclusions together! Colleen