Tuesday, December 20, 2016


Offering fish a way
To hear, this structure
Of calcium carbonate
Lets them know
If something is near and helps
Their balance in the

A student was reading a passage about fish, which stated they could hear sounds made by boats. She wondered how. Our school Media Specialist, Stacie A., overheard and handed us a brief explanation. And what a cool word we learned! Otolith, literally, earstone. My young student was amazed to see how parts of olds words made up one new word. I am thinking of Betsy H., too, from LHS days with great thanks as I write this, and all the times I get excited by words.

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