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Week of July 12, 2015
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What is a Burgess?
An elected representative
A delegate
All of the above

What was the winning word in 1950?
Vignette
Meticulosity
Syllepsis

What is the name of one botanical bug
repellant?
Lavendar
Lemon eucalyptus
Peppermint

Visit Williamsburg

colonialExperience life in Colonial
Williamsburg at history.
org/kids/index.cfm
. Choose different scenes to learn about historical figures, such as Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Henry. Help the town blacksmith find his tools when you play Tool Trouble. See historic homes and landmarks in Tour the Town. Next, learn what life was like for a Master’s Apprentice in Colonial People. Did you know that apprentices lived away from their families for seven years while learning their trades? Become a Junior Archaeologist when you play Dirt Detective in Games and Activities.

Play Grand Prix Multiplication
Grand Prix Multiplication

Spell the Word

SpellersEvery year, students from across the United States compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, spellingbee.com. The event, which began in 1925, is the longest-running spelling competition in the country. Learn its history in About the Bee. Did you know that the winner earns more than $35,000 in cash and prizes? Find out about this year’s recently completed event in Bee ’15. There have been four years in which a tie was declared. Find out when in Fun Facts that appear throughout the site. Are you a Word Whiz? Take the Test and see.


Be a Scout

Boy ScoutsAre you a member of the Boy Scouts? Find out what it’s like at Boys’ Life, boyslife.org. If you like the outdoors, Ask the Gear Guy how to pick a good backpack or how to stop tent leaks. Enter the BL Arcade and test your skills when you play Pee Wee’s Basketball Madness. Do you like to stay busy? Check out Hobbies and Projects for fun activities, such as how to make a walking stick or a lantern. If you’re interested in science, try 6 Weird Science Experiments. You’ll also find tutorials on how to play guitar, skip rocks or plant a garden. Take a break and read some Jokes or play Games.

Speak Out

Do you have any tips for a better hiking experience?

Speak Out Here!

Dear Amy: My family is going on a hiking trip soon. Do you have any tips on how to stay cool? — Aaron T., Austin, Texas

Dear Aaron: Hiking in the summer can be fun. There are a few things you can do to stay cool when you’re out and about.

First, keep in mind that you should always wear sunscreen to protect yourself from sunburn. Also, it’s easy to get dehydrated when you are outdoors in the summer, so always bring plenty of water and sports drinks to replenish your fluids.

In addition, wear loose-fitting clothes and fill a spray bottle with water, or bring along a battery-operated fan to cool yourself off when you need it. If you like to wear a hat, make sure it’s one that you can pour ice water onto. When you place it on your head, you’ll really stay cool!

If you get tired or overheated, take a break and sit in the shade. Remember, leaving earlier in the day will let you start with cooler air temperatures. For more Fun Ways to Stay Cool in the Summer, check out the list at brisbanekids.com.au/fun-ways-to-stay-cool-in-summer.

—Amy

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