Oct 292017
 

line of pumpkinsHalloween is only two days away! Is there scary music? Is the pumpkin carved? Children might want to read Romping Monsters, Stomping Monsters, written by Jane Yolen and illustrated by Kelly Murphy. They could also visit a super website at: http://www.primarygames.com/holidays/halloween/games.php.

Children could answer this Halloween riddle: What do you call a skeleton who will not work? Check back tomorrow for the answer!

The answer to yesterday’s riddle: What monster flies his kite in a rain storm? Ben Franklinstein

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Oct 292017
 
Turkey

Flag of Turkey

Turkey celebrates Republic Day. Following the demise of the Ottoman Empire, Turkey became a republic in 1923. Located in both Europe and Asia, Turkey is slightly smaller than the state of Texas. It exports textiles, apparel, and foodstuffs. Almost 81 million people consider themselves Turks, and Ankara is the capital.

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Oct 292017
 

Stock market crashed in 1929. Four days of panic sent stock prices plummeting. Billions of dollars were lost. This crash heralded the beginning of the Great Depression.

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Oct 292017
 

Internet (ARPANET) was used for the first time in 1969. Charley Kline of UCLA tried to send information from one computer to another. The system crashed, but the idea was viable.

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Oct 292017
 
John Glenn

John Glenn in 1998

John Glenn in 1998 traveled on the space shuttle Discovery. At 77 years old, he was the oldest person to travel in space. The shuttle returned to earth on November 7, 1998. He had been one of the original seven astronauts and had orbited the earth in 1962. Children could learn more at: John Glenn.

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Oct 292017
 

Daniel Decatur Emmett (born Mount Vernon, Ohio, 1815; died Mount Vernon, Ohio, June 28, 1904) wrote the words and music of Dixie. Idea: Children could play Dixie on tissue paper-covered combs.

Valerie Worth (born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1933; died Clinton, New York, July 31, 1994) wrote poetry and fiction for children. Her books include Fox Hill and Small Poems.

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