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Facts to Wow your Friends!(New: 7/2014)
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Dive into Career Choices
Kids Did It!
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MONEY, MONEY, MONEY
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BBC Website for Kids
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Always in my heart, Mom!
Cecile Skroback, August 31,1927-March 6,2014
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Check out Purple Turtle EBOOKS.(Grades 1-3). Purple Turtle and his friends, including a stuttering rabbit named Zing, Biggy Bear, Squirty the Squirrel and others can help introduce conservation, friendship,honesty,anti-bullying and other concepts to young children. Only $1.99 each.
Purple Turtle Stories
VERY EXCITING NEWS(5/2014): My Purple Turtle Story, Purple and the Cupcakes, was made into an animated cartoon! Check it out here:Purple Turtle animated story!
IN THE NEWS TODAY:7/28/2014:
If you like ice cream,imagine if you could just "print" some up for yourself! Students at MIT have taken the idea of a 3D printer and made a device that makes soft serve ICE CREAM! And, the ice cream that comes out of the printer can be made into edible treats shapes. Just in the experimental stage at this point, it is hoped that one day soon, you can go to an ice cream store and have your dessert created right there while you wait, in any shape you'd like to have!
Photograph from pcmag.com
Check out COOL ICE CREAM FACTS:ICE CREAM FACTS!
To use this whopper of a yo-yo, you'll need the help of a crane! Weighing 374 pounds, the 6.2 ft. diameter yo-yo sets a new world record for its size. Constructed from recycled decking wood by paint company Benjamin Moore and Co., a crane was used to hoist the completed butterfly style yo-yo above the Sierra Pelona Valley, in California ,where it was given a spin! Photograph from Dailymail.co.uk
Would you pay thousands of dollars for dinosaur droppings? A 40 inch long fossilized dinosaur dropping(called coprolite) goes on auction this week! Dating back to 33 million years ago, the yellowish lumps of poo were found in the state of Washington. The auction hopes to sell the remain, said to be the "longest" such coprolite ever found, for about $8-$10,000. Photograph from Boston.com/news
An amazingly well preserved 520 million year old sea monster has been discovered in the country of China. Called Lyrarapax unguispinus, its fossil is so remarkably well preserved that its brain and nervous system are evident!
Scientists say the tiny sea creature, measuring about 6 inches,with two large spiky pincers, looked a bit like a modern-day lobster.Photograph from autoworldnews.com
Archives of IN THE NEWS: Click here: IN THE NEWS
LOOK!I remember the saying "Sticks and stones may break your bones but names can never hurt you". Personally, I never thought this to be true. Words are very powerful and negative words can hurt-a lot! Each day, thousands of young people experience some sort of bullying, either in words and/or actions. These two sites have great resources which might be of help to classroom teachers, parents and young people:
Please check out the Anti-Bullying information on the Icon on the left margin
To any young people visiting my website. Please,if you are being bullied, seek help...SPEAK TO AN ADULT today!And, if you SEE something that looks like bullying-SAY something to an adult!
"The school is the last expenditure upon which America should be willing to compromise."FDR
"If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest."(Ben Franklin)
"You must be the change you want to see in the world."(Mahatma Gandhi)
"School is a building that has four walls-with tomorrow inside."(Lon Watters)
"We know the future will outlast all of us, but I believe that all of us will live on in the future we make."(Senator Ted Kennedy)
"The purpose of life is a life of purpose." (Robert Byrne)
<""The purpose of life is to amount to something and have it make some difference that you lived at all."(Dear Abby)
Special thanks to EducationWorld for letting me use this image of my "alter ego" as Mrs. "Waffenschmidt!
I have retired from teaching after 33 1/2 years in the classroom. Of that time, I taught Grade 6 Social Studies teacher for 31 1/2 years.I earned my BA in early secondary education with a concentration in social studies from SUNY Oneonta, New York, and my MST in social studies education from Binghamton University in New York. In 1988, I was awarded the Outstanding Elementary Social Studies Classroom Teacher of the Year Award from the New York State Council for the Social Studies. Additionally, in 1988, I was also awarded the Outstanding Elementary Social Studies Teacher of the Year Award by the National Council for the Social Studies.
My work has appeared in most children's publications including:
Appleseeds,Scholastic's Super Science,Scholastic's Science World, Highlights for Children, National Geographic World, Ranger Rick, Cobblestone, Faces, Muse Magazine, Contact Kids, US Kids, Action Magazine(Scholastic), Girls' Life, Boys' Life, American Girl, Instructor, Creative Classroom, Middle Years, Time for Kids, Scholastic News, Scholastic News Zone, Time for Kids , Ask Magazine, Dig, Calliope, Cobblestone, FACES, Studies Weekly, Glo Adventurer, and more.