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University of Illinois Extension serving Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall and Putnam Counties

LaSalle County
815 North Orlando Smith Road
Room C223
Oglesby, IL 61348
Phone: 815- 224-0889
Email: uie-blmp@illinois.edu
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Bureau County
850 Thompson St,
Becker Professional Suites,
Princeton, IL 61356
Phone: 815-875-2878
FAX: 815-875-2870
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

LaSalle County
1689 North 31st Road,
Suite 2
Ottawa, IL 61350
Phone: 815-433-0707
FAX: 815-433-5454
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Marshall-Putnam County
509 Front Street,
Suite 4
Henry, IL 61537
Phone: 309-364-2356
FAX: 309-364-2804
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

News Release

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Putnam County Fifth Graders Solve Escape Box Codes

 

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS EXTENSION – Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall, Putnam Unit

 

Putnam County Fifth Graders Solve Escape Box Codes

 

Fifth grade students at PCE saved the day for “Likable Louie” who was locked out of his tool shed. Louie was supposed to get new grass seed planted but it was locked in the tool shed and he forgot the combinations.  As part of a study on soil, the students worked in teams to decipher the codes for four different locks on the Escape Box. At the same time they were learning about soil properties, using math skills, and solving riddles.  Students were provided with a variety of additional resources and drew upon creative thinking skills to come up with their answers. This activity is provided by University of Illinois Extension Marshall Putnam Ag in the Classroom program. “Each member of the team brings their own unique skills,” explained Julie Read, AITC Coordinator. “It’s great to see the kids explain their rationale for how they arrived at their answers. Many of the students are familiar with Escape Rooms. This mini classroom version gives students the opportunity to work in teams and pool their ideas in a fun way.”  

For more information call University of Illinois Extension – Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall, Putnam Unit Office at 309-364-2356. Extension offices are located in Princeton, Ottawa, Henry and in Oglesby on the IVCC campus. The Mission of University of Illinois Extension is to provide practical education you can trust to help people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future. University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. Visit our website at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/blmp/  -End-