Week of May 21, 2006

World Traveler

Go Places and Explore the World at www.timeforkids. com/TFK/hh/goplaces. You'll hear greetings from 24 different places on Earth - from Alaska to Vietnam - each inviting you to learn about their unique history and culture. Practice speaking the Native Lingo in each country and sightsee in their most amazing places. For background information, check out the History Timelines, then challenge your knowledge by taking a quiz. Keep in touch with your friends by sending them Postcards from your travels.

Nominate a cool Web site at http://www.4Kids.org/nominations/


Visit the Featured Web sites to find the answers.

How do you say "yes" in Russian?

Da
Nyet
Ya

 

How many specific hazardous wastes are there?

500
400
300

 

To what family does Courtney Cauliflower belong?
Flower
Sprout
Cabbage

 

Talking Trash

Learn how you can make a difference in the environment at www.learner.org/ exhibits/garbage/intro.html. Trash is an inescapable part of our lives, and waste is becoming a stinky problem. Learn about what makes waste hazardous and read about possible solutions to the sewage challenges we face. Global Efforts are being made to reduce waste. Discover what is working for other countries and get ideas about solutions that could be applicable in your area. It is everyone's job to do their part in building a sustainable future.


Exciting Eats

How many fruits and veggies do you eat a day? Five servings is what experts recommend, and Dole 5 a Day at www.dole.com/#/superkids will help you achieve that goal. The Kids Cookbook will show you how to eat nutritious food in new ways with fun recipes such as the Fruity Breakfast Parfait. Meet Your 5 a Day Friends and let each one show you how it can help you on your path to good health. Eating right is fun in Music and Games, where you can watch cool videos, take the Trivia Challenge and download MP3s. You will be the picture of health.


How much reading do you do outside of class?

 

Speak Out Here!

What’s New?

Keeping up with the news may seem like a daunting task because there are so many newspapers and Web sites filled with information. However, it is important to know what is happening in your local area and around the world. Staying up on current events is not too hard with the following news sites we have found. You will be in the know in no time on things like sports, politics, weather and business.

Kids News Room
www.kidsnewsroom.org

Weekly Reader
www.weeklyreader.com/wr/6

Yak's Corner
www.yakscorner.com

Scholastic News Zone
www2.scholastic.com/browse/scholasticNews.jsp

—Amy

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