Jerry lost his backpack

Jerry stands outside a Translink station. Photo by Dora Huang

Jerry stands outside a Translink station.
Photo by Dora Huang

Jerry lost his backpack
Submitted by Dora Huang, Burnaby School Board LINC Program
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On November 5th,
Jerry came from China.
He got on the number 134 bus.
He was in a hurry
and left his backpack
on the bench at the bus stop.
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Today is Pink Shirt Day

Pink shirt day in a school Photo by energeticcity, Flickr

A Pink shirt day in a school
Photo by energeticcity, Flickr

Adapted from CBC News by Nancy Carson
A pink shirt
Level 1

It is 2007.  A boy wakes up early.
It is his first day of school.
He is excited.
He puts on his new shirt.
It is pink.

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Reading by Nila Gopaul

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Kaillie gets her wish

Kaillie Humphries waves to her fans. Photo by Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press

Kaillie Humphries waves to her fans.
Photo by Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press

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Reading by Corey Muench

Kaillie gets her wish
Adapted by The Vancouver Sun by Nila Gopaul
Level 2

Kaillie Humphries, 29,
is a Canadian bobsledder.
She is also an Olympic champion.
Kaillie has won two gold medals.

Four-man bobsled at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics Photo – Public Domain

Four-man bobsled at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics
Photo – Public Domain

The sport
Women’s boblsed became
a Winter Olympic sport in 2002.
It is a two-woman event.

Men’s bobsled became
an Olympic sport in 1924.
But men race on two-man and
four-man sleds.

A change
Kaillie wanted
to make bobsledding
the same for men and women.
So she pushed for change.

In September 2014,
Kaillie got her wish.
Now men and women can race together
in two and four-person bobsleds.

It also means women’s teams
can race against men’s teams.