I’m not a rock collector, but I recently bought the “Ultimate Rocks and Gems Collection” from the Scholastic Book Orders my daughter came home with one day. I figured that it would be an interesting activity for all of us to get into. I imagined the whole family gathered at the table, quietly discussing the different qualities of the rocks and gems. We would take turns examining each one in detail.
Then reality happened.
As soon as I picked up my daughter from school, I discovered that she had opened the box while waiting for me, and lost 3 of the rocks on her way to the car. In addition, she had shaken up the contents – meaning, all the rocks were not in their proper receptacles when I got to them!
I might have made an empty threat to never buy anything from the book orders ever again. But you know how that goes. Those book order things have cool stuff and great deals!
Needless to say, I spent a fair amount of time looking at photos online and on the booklet the collection came with in order to figure out which rocks and gems were which. That was both fun and annoying at the same time.
Also, lucky for me, I was able to find the three missing rocks by going to the spot where my daughter waits for me after school. There they were, looking lost among the ordinary ground cement and woodchips. It was a good thing I new the size I was looking for, and they were unique and easy enough to spot. Mostly, I was worried a kid had found them and taken them before I could get there.
So, without further ado, here are the 48 Rocks and Gems to satisfy your curiosity. Enjoy!