Remember Our Soldiers
Materials for experiential,active learners
Mrs. Portulaca Purpilopilis
and the Purple Adventure Goggles
Facts to Wow your Friends! NEW:BRAIN FACTS!
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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Welcome to My Website for Educators!
"Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent."
Need an activity for the end of the year? Try these!
May 29th,1953. Mt. Everest is conquered!Learn about Mt. Everest, Nepal, the Yeti,Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay with this webquest:Mt. Everest: Trekking up the Mountain
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IN THE NEWS TODAY: 6/29/2015:
You will have some extra time on June 30th! The day will have an extra second added(or "leap"second). Scientists say that the rotation of the Earth is slowing down little by little.What slows down the Earth's rotation is the pull of gravity with the Earth, sun and moon. So, every once in a while a second needs to be added. Don't, however, make many plans for the extra time you will have...it's less than the blink of an eye!
A furniture maker from Great Britain,"grows" the chairs and tables that he sells. He morphs branches into growing into the shapes of chairs and tables using plastic molds to bend saplings into place. Munro is constantly having to prune any wandering branches. Taking 5-8 years to grow, when ready for harvest, Munro, doesn't need to kill a tree, he just removes the furniture that is ready. Currently, Munro has about 3000 trees(mostly willow trees),growing into chairs, tables, mirror frames and lampshades.Due to all the time to create his furniture, his chairs come with a hefty cost, about $3700 per chair!
Quick, name 7 sports! Did you list video games as one of your sports? Just what is a sport,anyway? According to a recent report by the Youth Sport Trust,a charity organization, in Great Britain, almost one quarter of kids asked, listed playing video games as a sport! Do you think playing computer games is a form of exercise?
A very unique new octopus was discovered in the Pacific. It's PINK! About the size of a fist, the octopus is rather adorable and, may be named "Adorabilis", or more correctly "Opisthoteuthis Adorabilis". Little is actually known about the cephalopod, which lives in very deep(about 2600 ft.) and frigid water temperatures. Thus far, twelve females have been discovered. Scientists hope to breed some of the "adorabilis" in the lab but that it may take up to two or three years to develop as they grow very, very slowly!
Do you know who is on a ten dollar bill? If you answered Alexander Hamilton, you are correct...for now. The U.S. Treasury has announced that there will be a change coming in 2020. A woman's face will be featured on the ten dollar bill! The year, 2020, is the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, giving women the right to vote. An organization has been petitioning the U.S. Treasury to place a woman's face on the twenty dollar bill for this 100th anniversary. Currently, President Andrew Jackson is on the twenty dollar bill. Due to Jackson's treatment of Native Americans, this particular bill was suggested for the change. An online vote asking people which woman they'd like to see selected, picked Harriet Tubman. The U.S. Treasury will begin asking people which woman they'd like to see on the new ten dollar bill. Who would you select? Trivia: Did you know that the last woman to be on a U.S.paper currency was Martha Washington?
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!
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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