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This back to school blog post is for the teachers of my little sister, Charlotte. On August 31st, she will start kindergarten. Since I won't be at the school where Charlotte is going, I thought I would write a list of "Char-isms" for her teachers, in case they need help while I am not there because let's face it, she IS sort of a handful. Hehehehehe!
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why is the sky blueDanyelle
How in the old days the made firesBren
why are people color blindjack
how are babies bornalex
Do animals have dreamsAlexis
IS A TAN JUST A BURN THE SUN LEAVES ON YOUR SKIN?Scotland
Who invented schoolsamuel
When where dogs chosen to be a help in police and army workEmma
What Does All The Months Mean?Anna
what does the school board do?Haley
how is cotton candy made?Harper
What are Monopolies, and how are they caused?evan
why do chickens lay eggskyla
why do wolves howl at the moonbrandonmicheal
why is school called schoolelyn
Why do jacket zippers go up after you dry themElias
Why isn’t there any xenos on this planetXeno
what is clay made ofchandler
WHy is karate so popluarAkiva
What is in cat foodHunter
How many planets are in the whole galaxy?grant
how does it feel to dieBilly
Who made Wifi? how did he/she make it?Chris
who made chocolateChris
why is reading called readingdakota
How many weeks are there in a year?Aubrey
how many question have been put in wonderopolis right nowsamantha
why is math called mathHayla
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