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Week of January 18, 2015
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From what monument in Washington, D.C. did Rev. King deliver his speech?
Lincoln Memorial
Jefferson Memorial
Washington Monument

What was Roald Dahlís first classic novel for children?
Matilda
Danny, the Champion of the World
James and the Giant Peach

In which direction does weather generally travel?
East to west
West to east
North to south

Let Freedom Ring

Martin Luther KingFreedom’s Ring, freedomsring.
stanford.edu/?view=Speech
, is an animation of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Portraits of black Americans help you learn what inspired his powerful words. While his speech was given 100 years after Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, black citizens still suffered racial injustices. Restaurants, hotels, schools and businesses were allowed to refuse service to people because of the color of their skin. Dr. King encouraged people to bravely and peacefully stand against these injustices. Listen to his words that brought change.

Play Penguin Jump
Penguin Jump

Get to Know Charlie

CharlieDid you know that the novel “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” was written more than 50 years ago? Roald Dahl, roalddahl.com, is the author who captured the imaginations of thousands of readers for decades. Check out the Reading Lists at Create and Learn, and decide which book to read next. Meet famous characters from his stories, such as “Fantastic Mr. Fox” and “James and the Giant Peach.” Do you enjoy writing? Mr. Dahl shares his tips in Write. Take a Virtual Museum Tour and see the Village and Countryside Trails where he lived and wrote.


Predict the Weather

WeatherEdheads Weather, edheads.
org/activities/weather/
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, needs your help! The weather report is due in four minutes, and you are in charge of making sure it is accurate. Use the Weather-Tron 3030 to add the necessary symbols to the map, but hurry, time is running out! Be sure the map is correct or you will lose big points. Now that you have some experience, try to Predict the Weather. The Predict-O-Matic can help, if you study how quickly the warm and cold fronts are moving. A simple math calculation will assist you. It will take some practice, but soon you’ll be a pro.

Speak Out

What is your favorite winter weather activity?

Speak Out Here!

Indoors or Outdoors?

When I am planning an outing with my friends or family, I like to look ahead to see what the weather will be like so I can decide whether I should plan an indoor or outdoor activity.

In the winter this is especially important, because while there may be mild days, depending on where you live, there will also be days when you definitely won’t want to plan a backyard party if there will be rain or snow. These are a few sites I like to visit, some for the local forecast and others so I can learn a bit more about weather in general:

Weather Wiz Kids
weatherwizkids.com

Weather Report for Kids
kidsweatherreport.com

The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids
almanac4kids.com/weather

Tree House Weather Kids
urbanext.illinois.edu/treehouse

—Amy

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