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Week of March 13, 2016
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What is the state gemstone of Kentucky?
Diamond
Freshwater pearl
Ruby

Who was Yogi Berra?
Baseball Legend
Cartoon Character
Soccer Star

What tool is used to predict earthquakes?
Thermometer
Barometer
Seismometer

State Research

LadybugMany students are assigned a state project in fourth grade. Learn About The States, kids.usa.gov/learn-about-the-states/index.
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, is a database of official state websites that can come in handy for your school projects and papers. Did you know that the state bug of Massachusetts was chosen because of a second-grade class? Read The Ladybug Story to find out how students contributed to a new state law. Harriet Tubman, Franklin Roosevelt and other important historical figures resided in New York. Explore the site to learn more.

Play Spelling Bees
Spelling Bees

Read the News

FrogTeaching Kids News, teachingkidsnews.com, provides news on current events that is interesting and relevant to kids. New articles are added every day and older articles are archived in a searchable database. Topics include News, Entertainment, Sports, Science, Politics and Arts. See what is unique about a Newly Discovered Frog in Science. Can you name the spacecraft that landed on a comet and went to sleep? Visit Technology to see how scientists have found a way of Making Glue Less Sticky.


Natural Disasters

WindyAre you able to stay calm in a crisis? There are five cities that need your help to keep citizens safe when you play Disaster Detector, ssec.si.edu/resource_
launch/617
. As a new intern, you will first report to Windy to learn about your new job. She will send you to Smithsonville, an area prone to tornadoes and earthquakes, to begin your training. Each city has a budget that it uses to prepare for natural disasters. It’s up to you to decide which resources will be most beneficial to the citizens in the event of an earthquake, hurricane, volcano or tornado. Spend the city’s money wisely, or risk upsetting the citizens.

Speak Out

How does your family
celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?

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St. Patrick’s Day

Each year we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day here in America by wearing green clothes, eating green food and attending parties and celebrations. Did you know that March 17 is actually a religious holiday in Ireland?
St. Patrick’s Day became an official holiday in the 17th century, but the patron saint whose life it celebrates lived more than 1,000 years earlier. The holiday commemorates the anniversary of the death of St. Patrick.
Visit the websites below to discover why we celebrate this holiday around the world. Find out how symbols such as the shamrock or clover came to be associated with St. Patrick.

St. Patrick’s Day
history.com/topics/st-patricks-day

Disney Family St. Patrick’s Day
family.disney.com/st-patricks-day

Why Do We Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?
tinyurl.com/j79bgxn

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