Remember Our Soldiers
Materials for experiential,active learners
Mrs. Portulaca Purpilopilis
and the Purple Adventure Goggles
Facts to Wow your Friends! NEW: 2016 Summer Olympics
History For Kids
Tween Tribune-News Stories for Student
DogoNews: Fodder for Young Minds
Time for Kids-Around the World
BBC Website for Kids
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For those of you about to go on Summer Vacation, Happy Summer! For everyone else, continue to stop by my website as I will continue to update my website regularly during the summer months!
From 2 July to 6 July, my resources will be on sale at TES. I think the sale is only in Great Britain and Australia. Check them out:Gail's Teacher Emporium
Highlighted Resources for July:
2. Learn about the History of the Olympics:Learn about the history of the games which began in ancient Greece, both past and present with this informative webquest. There are 10 questions as well a number of fun facts. Extension activities are also included(and the key).History of the Olympics!
3. Learn about the country of Greece, the country where the Olympic Games first originated!It's Greek to Me!
4. Everything has a History, even CandyHistory of Candy Webquest!
5. Everything has a History, even SHOES!History of Shoes Webquest!
6. Everything has a History, even PRETZELS!yHistory of PRETZELS!(a Reading Activity)
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Purple Turtle Stories
IN THE NEWS TODAY: 6/30/2016:
Fireworks are an invention from the Chinese to the world. The colorful light shows create lots of smiles when fireworks brighten up the night sky. Not all creatures like the light shows. Dogs especially dread the noise of fireworks. The sounds of fireworks really hurts their sensitive ears. A town in Italy, Collecchio, has taken action to help their four legged population. They banned fireworks with noise and have decided to purchase future fireworks from a company which produces silent ones. Would a firework display lose its enjoyment if they were silent? What do you think of Collecchio's new law?
The European Union will be losing an important member with the vote in Great Britain to withdraw from the organization. The EU was formed to assist countries in Europe with travel and business. Until the vote this week, its membership include 28 European countries. Due to the vote, which was not what Great Britain's Prime Minister favored, Prime Minister David Cameron has announced his resignation.
For what is thought to be an historic first, members of the Democratic party led by Congressman John Lewis began a sit-in on June 22nd in the House of Representatives. The reason for the action is that they want Speaker Paul Ryan to hold a vote on gun control legislation which he has refused to bring up to the members,for a yes or no vote. When told to leave the floor, the protesting members refused and the presiding leader of the House called for a recess.
A twenty-two pound block of butter was found not in a supermarket but buried about seven feet down in a peat bog in Ireland. The "bog butter" is thought be about 5000 years old and one of the oldest such butter finds! Scientists say the creamy white butter has the aroma of strong cheese and, is still edible, but not recommended. The cool, highly acidic and low oxygen environment of bogs helped to preserve the butter.
Five sports are being considered for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games which will be held in Tokyo, Japan. The International Olympic Committee will be review skateboarding, surfing, karate, rock climbing and baseball/softball to be added to the list of sports. Not all those sports on this list will be added. If you could select one of these sports to be included, which would it be and why?
Hundreds of documents were found in the mud near the Walbrook, now a buried stream, in London, England. Written on wood, the tablets date back to when Romans lived in the city and are about 2000 years old. One of the decoded messages is an IOU where a person promises to repay a debt.The date of the note is 57 AD!
Every year, it is estimated that eight millions TONS of plastic trash is dumped into the oceans of the world. Along the coast of Oregon, Angela Haseltine Pozzi has organized volunteers to collect the plastic that has washed up along the shore. To date, more than 18 tons of trash has been collected along 300 miles of coastline. Washed and sorted, Pozzi turned the trash into unique sculptures. Seventeen of her marine artwork is currently on display at the Smithsonian National Zoo. Called "Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea", Pozzi hope to create awareness about the plastic polluting our oceans. Did you know that scientists estimate approximately 315 billions pounds of trash is currently in the oceans of the world?
The world's longest railway tunnel opens this week in the country of Switzerland. The tunnel is 35.5 miles long and is two miles longer than the current record tunnel, found in Japan. It has taken twenty years to build the tunnel that goes through the Gotthard Mountain, part of the Alps. It will cut the time traveling from the city of Zurich to Milan, Italy,by almost two hours! Learn more about the country of Switzerland. Click here:Learn about Switzerland
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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.
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