Oct 282017
 

Halloween is only three days away! Are the treats ready? Is a scary story nearby? Children might want to read Click, Clack, Boo! A Tricky Treat Halloween 2by Doreen Cronin. They could also visit a great website at: http://www.thekidzpage.com/halloween_games/.

Children could answer this Halloween riddle: What monster flies his kite in a rain storm? Check back tomorrow for the answer!

The answer to yesterday’s riddle: What is a witch’s favorite subject in school? Spelling!

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Oct 282017
 

Make A Difference Day is today! Started  in 1992 by USA Weekend, the event occurs on the fourth Saturday in October. Children can learn more at: http://makeadifferenceday.com/. According to the website, the day is the biggest national day of community service.

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Oct 282017
 

Czechoslovakia was created in 1918 after a revolution in Prague. The Czechs and the Slovaks united to form one country. That country split back into two countries on January 1, 1993. Idea: Children could make maps of the before, after, and next after for Czechoslovakia. They could research the reasons for the new split.

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Oct 282017
 
Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty was dedicated in 1886. President Grover Cleveland, August Bartholdi and other officials attended the ceremony. Idea: Children could research the recent restorations to the Statue of Liberty. A good source of information is Lynn Curlee’s Liberty. They should also visit Statue of Liberty and take the virtual tour.

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Oct 282017
 

Helen Eugenie Moore Anderson was the first woman to be appointed to an ambassadorship.  Harry S. Truman swore her in as ambassador to Denmark in 1949. She served as the U. S. ambassador to Denmark until January 19, 1953. Later she served as the U. S. ambassador to Bulgaria from August 3, 1962 until December 6, 1964. Children could find out what ambassadors do and how one becomes an ambassador. They could find the names of current ambassadors at: List of Ambassadors.

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Oct 282017
 

Desiderius Erasmus (born Rotterdam, probably 1467; died Basel, Switzerland, July 12, 1536) was a writer and a scholar. Young adults can read some of his works at: Project Gutenberg.

Bill Gates (born Seattle, Washington, 1955) is a developer of computer software. Experts believe he is the richest man in the United States. He and his wife have created the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to which they have donated 28 billion dollars.

Leonard Kessler (born Ohio, 1921) has written and/or illustrated more than 200 books for children. His books include the Mr. Pine series and I Made a Line. Children can learn more about him at: http://www.purplehousepress.com/Kessler.htm.

Jonas Salk (born New York, New York, 1914; died La Jolla, California, June 23, 1995) developed the Salk Polio Vaccine and announced his results in 1953.

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