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January 28, 2013

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Jack

Dear Dean Jacobs,
How did the Achuar get the pet pig and bird? Also, What is the name of your roommate?

Danika

Hi dean Jacobs,i though the turantula picture was very cool. I really wanted a turantula but my mom would not let me get one, so we are getting bees instead. Thanks for the picture that you promised us.
p.s. I asked you a question last week in Ms. Tharps "exploring ecuador class. It was great to talk with you.

your friend
Danika

jahliel

dear deanjacob
when are you posting the photo of charlie the spiter

Quinten

Dear Dean Jacobs,
Yes I want to go to the rain forest. When I grow up I want to be a pilot and have my own privet plain and fly around the world just like you. I think you are the coolest person in the Universe

your friend

Lily

Dear Mr.Jacobs,
I am in 3rd grade in Mrs.Tharp's class!In Mrs.Tharp's class we are learning about Ecuador in Mrs.Tharp's Amazon class!And I almost forgot my name is Lily,at Highland Elementary.I learned that the Achuar paint their faces.Did you get your face painted by the Achuar? Do you know what a Tapir is?I know that a Tapir hasn't changed for 20,000,000 years.Have you ever seen a Walmart in Ecuador? Thank you for knowing Ms.Tharp so we can learn about the Achuar.

Your friend,
Lily

P.S. I'm in Ms. Tharp's 3rd grade class.

Ethan

Dear Mr. Jacobs,
I'm a student at Highland Elementary. I like your blog. My name is Ethan and I'm a big fan of you. There is a Walmart in Ecuador. Did you know that? Have you ever eaten a bug? The social spiders can make very big webs. Please post more pictures of Ecuador. Thank you.

Your friend,
Ethan

ty

Dear Mr.Jacobs

We are learning about the achuar people and the rainforest. Do the achuar people live in tepes? Achuar people can do thumbs up. I learned there are volcanoes that don't errupt in Ecuador. Did you jump in a volcano? How did you get to Ecuador? I also learned the Achuar paint their faces. Can achuar people paint pictures too? Thank you for teaching me all this stuff about a country I never knew about.

Your friend,
ty

Peyton

P.S.I still have some stuff to say.

Whats your favorite place you gone.
What surprised you the most?
When are you coming back to our school, Highland.
Have you meant any new people?

peyton

Peyton

dear mr.jacobs,
i am a student at Highland. Have you seen any cool animals.

Thank you for teaching us.

Your Friend,
Peyton

Dean Jacobs

Hi Quinten,
Thank you for the post on my blog.
I got to Ecuador by ship. Our ship actually passed through the Panama Canal!
Once I got off the ship, I traveled to Quito by bus and taxi. Yes, I taught the Achuar children how to do the thumbs up sign. The Achuar children I visited had a pet pig, which is called a pecari.
I never went hunting in the rain forest, but the Achuar did take me fishing one day. The Achuar I visited didn’t have any tapirs as pets. I’ve seen lots of spiders in the rain forest, but I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a social spider.

I’ve never a Kinkachew, but, I have seen some pretty cool animals like monkeys, snakes and toucans.
Would you like to explore the Amazon rain forest one day?
Cheers,
Dean

Dean Jacobs

Hi Arianna,
Thank you for the post on my blog.
Yes, I taught the Achuar children how to do the thumbs up sign. The Anaconda that I held was probably six feet long.
Would you like to hold an anaconda one day?
Cheers,
Dean

Dean Jacobs

Hi Margot,
Thank you for the post on my blog.
Yes, I taught the Achuar children the thumbs up sign. The Anaconda that I held was probably six feet long.
The anaconda I saw was trying to eat the chicken in the village I was visiting. So they caught it and turned it loose far away from the village.
Would you like to hold an anaconda one day?
Cheers,
Dean

Dean Jacobs

Hi Gavin,
Thank you for the post on my blog.
I got to Ecuador by ship. Our ship actually passed through the Panama Canal!
Once I got off the ship, I traveled to Quito by bus and taxi.
While I was in Ecuador I went back to the Amazon rain forest, it was awesome!
Would you like to explore the Amazon rain forest one day?
Cheers,
Dean

Dean Jacobs

HI Alex,
Thank you for your post on my blog.
I got to Ecuador by ship. Our ship actually passed through the Panama Canal!
I’ve never a Kinkachew, but I have seen some pretty cool animals like monkeys, snakes and spiders.
Would you like to explore the Amazon rain forest one day?
I have climbed around some of the Andes Mountains, but I haven’t climbed to the top yet. Maybe the next time I go explore Ecuador I will do that.
Cheers,
Dean

Dean Jacobs

Hi Danika,
Thank you for the post on my blog.
To the best of my knowledge, there is no Walmart in Ecuador. And if there is, I didn’t see it or go to it.
Yes, I taught some of the Achuar kids the thumbs up. My favorite snake story is when I got to hold an anaconda around my neck on a island in the Amazon River. I didn’t see any tapirs, but I did see their footprints in the mud.
I got to Ecuador by ship. You are welcome; it’s cool to learn about the rain forest and the people who live there.
Do you want to go to the Amazon one day?
Cheers,
Dean

Dean Jacobs

Hi Grayce,
Thank you for the post on my blog. The Achuar live in houses with no walls, just a thatched roof over the heads held up by wooden poles.
I didn’t jump into a volcano, because that would be the end of my exploring!
I got to South America by ship. Yes, the Achuar people do paint. They like to paint their faces.
Would you like to visit the Amazon rain forest one day?
Cheers,
Dean

Dean Jacobs

Hi Ashlee,
Thank you for your post on my blog.
I’ve seen lots of cool animals in Ecuador. The turtles and toucans were pretty cool!
There is no Walmart in the country of Ecuador.
I’ve never a Kinkachew, but I have seen some pretty cool animals like monkeys, snakes and spiders.
Would you like to explore the Amazon rain forest one day?
Cheers,
Dean

Dean Jacobs

HI Jolie and Tanner,
Thank you for the post on my blog.
Yes, vine snakes look pretty cool! I’ve seen many snakes, but not a vine snake. Tapirs are very interesting animals. I’ve seen them in the Amazon rain forest of Ecuador.
The Achuar children I visited didn’t have a tapir as a pet, but they did have a pet pig, which is called a pecari.
Yes, I taught them thumbs up when I visited their village. The Anaconda snake I held was about 6 feet long.
Would you like to hold and Anaconda snake one day?
Cheers,
Dean

Dean Jacobs

Hi Derek,
Thank you for the post on my blog.
I have walked over many trees as I hiked through the Amazon rain forest. But the Amazon River is too big to have tree fall and reach across to the other side.
I’ve never seen a kinkachew. Anaconda’s are pretty cool though and even had one hanging around my neck when I was exploring the Amazon River in Peru.
Do you want to explore the Amazon rain forest one day?
Cheers,
Dean

Dean Jacobs

Hi George,
Thank you for your post on my blog.
That’s cool you are learning about Ecuador. The Achuar children I visited didn’t have a tapir as a pet, but they did have a pet pig, which is called a pecari.
I’ve seen a tapir walk through the rain forest, but I have never seen one swim.
Anaconda’s are pretty cool and even had one hanging around my neck when I was exploring the Amazon River.
Do you want to explore the Amazon rain forest one day?
Cheers,
Dean

Dean Jacobs

Hi Abby,
Thank you for the entry on my blog.
It’s cool you're learning about Ecuador. Ecuador is a special place; they call it the land of eternal spring because it’s green here all the time. The also have beaches on the Pacific Ocean, the Andean mountains that are partially made up of volcanoes, and the Amazon rain forest. I don’t know when I will be coming back to Colorado, but I know I’ll return at some point.
The Amazon rain forest is a special place. The whole ecosystem is alive; and has the largest concentration of different forms of plant and animal life in the world. At night, the forest sings with birds and bugs. To walk through the forest is like going swimming in an ocean of life.
The schools in the large cities of Ecuador are like schools in the United States. In the Amazon rain forest, the have no electricity. The school in Tiinkias is only one room for the whole school.
Do you want to visit the Amazon rain forest one day?
Cheers,
Dean

Dean Jacobs

Hi Virginia,
Thank you for your post on my blog. It’s cool you are learning about Ecuador. I didn’t see any spiders eat any bugs, but a tarantula that sat right next to my bed all night when I was in the Amazon rain forest.
Would you like to visit the Amazon rain forest one day?
Cheers,
Dean

Dean Jacobs

Hi Sawyer,

Thank you for the post on my blog.

It’s great you are learning so much! Way cool! Yes, I have eaten guinea pig, llama and rabbit. I also added something new to my experiences, I was given toucan soup!
Do you want to visit the Amazon rainforest one day?

Cheers,
Dean

Dean Jacobs

Hi Tyler,

Thank you for the post on my blog.

Well, my favorite spider story is about this big tarantula that sat right next to my bed all night when I was in the Amazon rain forest a couple of weeks ago. It was the size of my fist.

The Achuar children I visited didn’t have a tapir as a pet, but they did have a pet pig, which is called a pecari.
Would you like to visit the Amazon jungle one day?

Cheers,
Dean

Dean Jacobs

Hi Alex,

Thank you for the post on my blog.
The Achuar don’t have to move to the city, but where they live in the Amazon rain forest is under threat from oil production, which will ruin the forest.
The Achuar don’t celebrate Christmas, but they do celebrate life. I’ve seen some pretty cool animals in the rain forest, like frogs, spiders and capybaras.
Do you want to see the Amazon rain forest one day?
Cheers,
Dean

Dean Jacobs

Hi Emma,

Thank you for the post on my blog.

The rain forest of Ecuador is a very special place because it is filled with all kinds of different forms of life, many different kinds of plants and animals.
The Achuar paint their faces as a way to express their self, it makes them feel good.
Snakes do bother people in the rain forest sometimes, especially the venomous ones.

I’m glad you are enjoying the class Emma. Would you like to visit the Amazon rain forest one day?

Cheers,
Dean

Dean Jacobs

Hi Skylar and Abby,

Thank you for the post on my blog and the great questions.

Yes, I have eaten guinea pig, llama and rabbit. I also added something new to my experiences, I was given toucan soup!
The Achuar children I visited didn’t have a tapir as a pet, but they did have a pet pig, which is called a pecari.
Would you like to visit the Amazon jungle one day?

Cheers,
Dean

Arianna

Dear Mr.Jacobs,
We are students from Highland Elementary school. I am in 2nd grade. We are in the exploring Ecuador class. The Achuar can do the thumbs up sign. Did you teach them? Spiders are 50 times smaller than their pray. Anaconda takes a long time to digest their food. How big was the one you held?
Your friend,
Arianna.

Margot

Dear, Mr. Jacobs,
We are students at Highland Elementary school. I'm in 3rd grade. I'm in The exploring Ecuador class.I'm 8 years old. The Achuar children can do the thumbs up signs. Did you teach them. Spiders are sometimes smaller than than their prey.
Anaconda is a long time to digest food. How big was the one that you held. Anaconda's live in water fur a couple of hours What was happening when you saw one. Anaconda's are the longest and largest new world snake.thank you for teaching me about Ecuador!Your friend Margot

Gavin

Dear Mr.Jacobs,
I'm a student in Highland my name is Gavin. I'm 7 years old. I know you went to quito but how did you get there? Wallmart is in ecuador. Did you go to the rainforist? Thanks for exploring ecudor with me.
Your friend,
gavin

Alex

Dear Mr.Jacobs,
My buddy and I are students at Highland Elementary. I'm in 3rd. My buddy is in kinder garden. We are in the exploring Ecuador class. We learned that you went to Ecuador. How did you get from U.S.A. to the Achuar? Kinkachew are nocturnal. Have you held one? If yes what did it fell like? We learned that there are Andy's mountins. Have you climed the Andy's?Thank you for teaching us.

Your friend,
Alex

Danika

Dear Mr.Jacobs,I am in MRS.THARP/HANSEN CLASS .I am in third grade .I am at Highland Elementary school learning about the Ecuador rainforest and Achuar. I learned that there was a Walmart in Ecuador. Did you go to a Walmart in Ecuador? Did you teach the Achuar the thumbs up? The anaconda is the biggest new world snake. What's your favorite snake story? Have you seen any tapirs? Do you know that tapirs are a 20 million years old? How did you get to Ecuador? Thanks for helping the Achuar and thanks for teaching us about Ecuador.
your friend,Danika

TY

dear mr.jacobs

we are learning about the achuar peple and the rainfoest. Do the achuar peple live in tepes?achuar peple can do thums up. did you jump in a vocanow? how did you get there? can achuar peple paint?

Ashlee

Dear Mr.Jacobs,
I am a student at Highland Elementary. I am in third grade. I am nine years old. We are learning the people and the animals in the rainforest. Have you seen any cool animals in Ecuador? Did you know there is a Walmart in Ecuador? We are learning about Ecuador. We learned that the kinkachew comes out at night. Have you ever seen a Kinkachew?
Your friend,
Ashlee

I am in 3rd grade.I am 9 years old.We are learning about the people and the animals in the rainforest.Have you seen any cool animals?Did you know that there is a Walmart?We are learning about Ecuador.Have you every seen a Kinkachew?

JOLIE and Tanner

Dear Mr.Jacobs,
We are in 4th grade at Highland. We are in Ms.Tharp's class learning about the Achur tribe. And Ecuador rainforest.
Did you know that a vine snake looks just like a vine? Have you ever seen one?
Did you know tapirs can be raised by people? Do the Achuar children have tapirs?
The Achuar children can do a thumbs up. Did you teach them?
The longest new world snake is th Anaconda.How big was the one you held?
Thank you for reading our letter Mr.Jacobs.
Your AH - MAZING friends,

JOLIE and Tanner

derek

Dear Mr. Jacobs,
I am 5 years old. Ms. Tharp is helping me type this letter. I am learning about the Amazon rainforest and Ecuador. I drew a picture of the rainforest and a river. A tree fell over the river so people could walk across it. Have you ever walked across a log over the Amazon River? And in the picture there's a kinkachew in a tree hanging by its tail. Have you ever seen an anaconda or a kinkachew? I saw a kinkachew and an anaconda in a video. Thank you for exploring Ecuador.
Your friend,
derek

Dean Jacobs

Hi Charlie and Jah’leil,
Thank you for the post on my blog.
Kinkachoo’s are pretty cool; I’ve never seen one yet, only read about them. Llamas are fun too, and yes, I have eaten llama in the past. ☺
The Achuar people are doing OK so far, as long as the oil companies leave their land alone. The village people of Tiinkias where I visited were very happy to see me return for a visit and to receive the school materials I brought.
Would you like to visit the Amazon rain forest one day?
Cheers,
Dean

george

Dear Mr.Jacobs

I'm George,I'm in third grade in Mrs.Hansen and Tharp's class and in Highland Elementary school in Ms. Tharp's Ecuador class. We're learning about Ecuador and creatures that live there. I learned tapirs look just like they did 20,000,000 years ago. Did any of the Achuar people have a tapir as a pet? I also learned that tapirs swim really well. Have you ever seen a tapir swim?I have also learned about andaconda's.I've learned they're the biggest snakes in the world! Have you ever seen one or any other animals like spiders or black caymen? I'll be waiting to skype you.

Your friend, George

Abby

Dear Mr. Jacobs,
We are 1st grader at Highland. We like your class. We like to learn about you and your trip to Equador. One thing I"ve learned is social spider webs are all connected. What is Equador like?
When are you coming back to Colorado? What is the rainforest like? And what are the Equadorian schools like? I learned that black crocodillians have a longer snout than an alligator.
Your friend,
Abby

Virginia

Dear Mr.Jacob,
We are 2graders at Highland Elementary. We are learning about Ecuodor. A caiman eats fish,little turtles,other caimans and snakes. Did any achuar children have a tapir for a pet? Did you see any spiders eating other bugs? Did you see a caiman eating a snake? Did you see a spider eating a preying Mantis. I love learning about what you are doing.
Your friend,
Virginia

sawyer

Dear Mr.Jacobs
I am a second grader at Highland Elementary. I am learning about you and your journey. I learned tapers haven't changed in 20,000,000 years! I learned Achuar children paint their faces and lots more! The questions I have are, did you eat guinea pig, llama or rabbit?

From,Sawyer

tyler

dear mr.jacobs

Hi,we are in second grade in mrs.macklems class in Highland Elementry we are learning about Ecuador and animals in Ecuador. Some of them are tapier, anaconda, and social spiders. What is your favorite spider story? Another animal we learned is a keakacheu. Did any of the Achuar children have a tapir as a pet?

your friend,
Tyler

Alex

Dear Dean Jacobs,

I am a student in America. We are learning about your journey to Ecuador. I learned, the Achuar have to obey the new laws or move to the city. Do the Achuar celebrate Christmas? The Achuar travel by boats or canoes. Have you sen a Cikachu?

Your friend,
Alex

emma

Dear Mr Jacobs,
We are first graders. We like your class. We like to about the rain forest in Ecuador. What is Ecuador like? Achuar kids paint their faces. Why do they do that? Also, anaconda snakes are huge. Do snakes bother people there? Thank you for letting us stay in your class.
Your friend, Emma

Skylar and Abby

Dear Mr. Jacobs,
We are 2nd graers at Highland Elementary.WE like to learn about Ecuador.People in Ecuador eat gini pigs,llamas,and rabbits.Did you eat a guinea pig, llama, or a rabbit? Tapirs haven't changed in 20,000,000 years!! Did any of the Achuar children have a tapir as a pet? Thank you Dean Jacobs.

Your friends,
Skylar and Abby

charlie and jahliel

Dear Mr. Jacobs
We are Charlie and Jah'liel at Highland Elementary in forth grade. We are learning about the people and animals of Ecuador. Our favorite animal we learned about was the Kinkachoo. We learnde that Kinkachoos are nocturnal. Do you like Kinkachoos? We also learned that the people of Ecuador eat and wear lama :(. Did you eat or wear lama. Thank you so mutch for going to Ecuador so we can learn about it. P.S. How are the Auchuar people doing?
From,
Charlie and Jah'liel

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