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Highlighted Resources for APRIL:
2.Library of Congress Day is April 24th. The Library of Congress, called our Nation's Library has over 33 million books. Learn more about the Nation's Library with this fun and informative webquest.(Grades and up) Skills include:reading for information and using research/computer skills.http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Library-of-Congress-Explore-Our-Nations-LibraryWebquest-604584
3.A great way to practice oral reading fluency! Start a discussion about bullying reading HC Andersen's Ugly Duckling.Then,try this fun/informative play on Hans Christian Andersen! Students in grades 4 and up. Comprehension/ discussion questions, extension activities included:Hans Christian Andersen's Birthday is April 2nd.http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Hans-Christian-AndersenBiographical-play-To-Tell-the-Truth-Play-348807
4.Everything Has a History,evenTulips! Fun Interactive Notebook Activity!https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Tulips-Everything-Has-a-History-Series-1765811
5.On April 30, 1803 the United States bought theLouisiana Territory from France for $15 million. On February 28, 1803, President Thomas Jefferson got approval by the Congress for an expedition to explore the lands of the Louisiana Purchase. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark and about 31 other men began the journey. Originally given $2500, the final cost of this trip came to around $38,000. Learn about theLewis and Clark Expedition with this web quest.http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Travels-of-the-Lewis-and-Clark-Expedition-A-Webquest
6.Reader's Theater Script:Sacagawea:https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Sacagawea-A-Readers-Theater-Script-1782815
7. Earth Day. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Earth-DayWebquest-on-the-Blue-Planet-1790891Earth Day Webquest. Learn about the Blue Planet!
8. Reader's Theater Script: Jacques Cousteau(Great for Earth Day)Jacques Cousteau!
9. National Week of the Ocean is celebrated the end of March/early April. Learn lots of fun facts with thisExploring the Ocean Blueweb quest.There are nine informative web questions. Fun Facts, comprehension questions,extension activities and links.Use as part of a unit on oceans or as an activity for a Friday or before a vacation break. Skills include:reading for information and using research/computer skills.http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Oceans-Exploring-the-Ocean-Blue-A-WebquestExtension-Activities-705943
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IN THE NEWS TODAY: 4/28/2016:
The national symbol of the United States is the bald eagle and the United States may soon have a national mammal. This week, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to make the North American bison, the national mammal. The U.S Senate needs to vote on the bill and if approved, it will then go to President Obama's desk for signature.
Tim Peake ran the London marathon in three hours and 35 minutes but did not run the actually route of the marathon. Peake did the run hundreds of miles above the Earth at the International Space Station. To compete in the 26.2 mile(42.16 km) race, Peake completed the race on a treadmill with simulation videos of the actual course. Because there isn't any gravity, the astronaut had to use a harness to make sure he didn't float off the treadmill!
A series of coral reefs have been discovered beneath the cloudy waters near mouth of the Amazon River. Scientists were very amazed at this discovery as it is thought that coral needs clear waters to thrive. About 600 miles in length, marine scientists say the coral reef is home to many unique fish, coral, algae and sponges.
Goodbye, President Andrew Jackson. Jackson is going to be replaced on a twenty dollar bill by Harriet Tubman. The selection of Tubman, abolitionist and known for her work of bringing slaves to freedom along the Underground Railroad, was made this week by Treasury Secretary Jack Lew. It will be the first woman's image to be on paper currency, in the United States, since Martha Washington's image was on a dollar silver certificate (1891-1896). It may be up to ten years before the new $20 bills, with Tubman's image, are in circulation. Additionally, a new $10 bill which has Alexander Hamilton, the first treasury secretary, on one side, will have several famous women from the suffrage movement on the back of a new $10 bill.Photograph from wpclipart.com
The International Space Station has an addition. It took several hours to install a module big enough to hold an automobile. The inflatable space is called Beam(Bigelow Expandable Activity Module) and after been filled with air, it looks something like a gigantic pillow.The Beam will be part of the ISS for a two years where it will be tested for its durability to extreme temperatures in space and protection from radiation and space debris. It will also give the astronauts a bit more space to move around at the ISS.
The North Pole is moving! Scientists say it is traveling towards Great Britain and the capital city of London. Originally, the North Pole was moving at about 10 centimeters (3.9 inches) a year toward North America and specifically Canada's Hudson Bay. However, in the past 15 years, the path has made a major change and is going the other direction. And,the North Pole is moving at a speed twice what it had been moving! The reason for this movement, scientists have suggested, was the result of climate change. Now, scientists have also factored in the movement being the result of changing distributions of water on land,more specifically melting ice sheets. For example, scientists say that East Antarctica has gained about 165 trillion pounds of ice per year while West Antarctica has lost about 275 trillion pounds of ice. This has caused the movement of the North Pole to shift.
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!
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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.
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