Week of August 19, 2007

Blast from the Past

Take a flight through history at WayBack Flight, http://pbskids.org/wayback/
flight
. Roll your cursor over People to Know and click on someone who sparks your interest. Buzz will introduce you to a modern aviation expert, so you can see who is taking to the skies. Read through cool stories in Features, where you can find information on the Wright brothers and daredevil pilots called “barnstormers.” If you like to laugh, Joke Space is the place for you! Read through posted jokes, get tips on comic delivery or send in your own laughers to share smiles with kids all over.

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


Visit the Featured Web sites to find the answers.

When was Bessie Coleman born?

1983
1893
1389

 

What is August's birthstone?

Opal
Olivine/
Peridot
Aquamarine

 

What is a ketoh?
A neck guard
A ring
A wrist guard

 

Mining for Info

It's All Mine at http://library.
thinkquest.org/05aug/00461
will introduce you to marvelous minerals, the mystery of mining and more! Click on Rocks to learn how weather affects some tough substances and how rocks are harvested from the ground. Minerals are naturally occurring solid substances. Browse through Minerals, from asbestos to zinc, for a crash course in mineralogy. Beautiful gemstones can be collected or used to make jewelry. Which gemstone represents the month you were born? Mining Fun is full of great games, so dig deep for a great time today!


Myths and More

The Minneapolis Institute of Art wants to share its World Myths & Legends in Art with you at www.artsmia.org/
world-myths
. What Is Myth? will tell you why we have myths and what cultural purposes they serve. Practice your analytical skills in Compare & Contrast, where you can peruse through art pieces and write your thoughts. Explore Art by Culture takes you from Egypt to China for an awesome look into how myths play a role in different cultures’ art. You can also search art by theme if you know the genre you are looking for. Be sure to share this site with your art teacher!


What is your favorite animal? Why?

 

Speak Out Here!

Back-to-School Buzz

When the end of summer approaches, it's time to start thinking about going back to school. Usually I get to buy new school supplies and a few new outfits. While this can be a very exciting time, with new teachers and maybe some new students in my new classes, I sometimes start to get a little bit nervous. Then I remind myself that there is nothing to worry about, and it's going to be the best school year yet. To help your new school year get off to a smooth start, I've collected a few links with helpful tips and resources.

KidsHealth: Going Back to School
www.kidshealth.org/kid/grow/school_stuff/back_to_school.html

Homework Hub
www.scholastic.com/kids/homework

Rapid Research
www.timeforkids.com/TFK/kids/hh/rr

—Amy

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