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“Visuwords turns the dictionary into a neural network; it’s the perfect interface for writers, readers, and anyone who’s curious about the English language.

Type your word into the search bar, and watch it pop up in the center of your screen. Shooting off in all directions are other, associated words. Click on those words, and open an entirely new set of words and meanings. The site — which taps into Princeton University’s WordNet database — is the most fun we’ve had with a dictionary since looking up naughty words in grade school.” – – VSL

http://www.visuwords.com/

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The world record for domino-toppling was set four weeks ago, in the Netherlands; it involved the use of 4,079,381 tiles, and took two months to set up. The Drawminos website won’t consume that much of your time — unless you want it to.

The site’s click-and-drag dominoes couldn’t be easier to set up, and the advantages of working online couldn’t be more obvious: Accidental knockdowns are a thing of the past, and shaky, overcaffeinated hands are no obstacle. When you’re done, you can give your setup a title (complete with its own URL) and invite your friends to topple it for you.” – – VSL

 http://www.drawminos.com/

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My Personality via Typealyzer

Angela at Under The Sun, blogged about this neat website called typealyzer, whereby you put in your blog address and the typealyzer reveals your personality.  I have three blogs and they revealed three DIFFERENT personality types….does this mean I have multiple-personality disorder?

The analysis indicates that the author of http://www.jhcckkm.wordpress.com is of the type:

ESFP – The Performers

The entertaining and friendly type. They are especially attuned to pleasure and beauty and like to fill their surroundings with soft fabrics, bright colors and sweet smells. They live in the present moment and don´t like to plan ahead – they are always in risk of exhausting themselves.

The enjoy work that makes them able to help other people in a concrete and visible way. They tend to avoid conflicts and rarely initiate confrontation – qualities that can make it hard for them in management positions.

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Monday
History/Social Studies-Movie: Mandate: The President and the People
Language Arts-pgs. 35 & 36 from Reading Comprehension;
Math-MUS Webpage generated worksheet for Lesson 19
Reading-Jumanji, G is for Goat, Bunny Cakes, Sheep on a Ship, Honey…Honey…Lion!, An Outlaw Thanksgiving, Oma and Bobo
Quiz (www.bookadventure.com)-
Jumanji, Bunny Cakes, Sheep on a Ship

Tuesday
History/Social Studies-Movie: Key Constitutional Concepts, Read: The Declaration of Independence;
Language Arts-Pgs. 37 & 38 from Reading Comprehension;
Math-MUS Webpage generated worksheet for Lesson 19
Reading-
The Trouble with Tink, Hedgie’s Surprise, The Hat, Dakota Dugout, The First Dog, The Garden of Abdul Gasazi, Turkey Bowl,
Quiz (www.bookadventure.com)-
Dakota Dugout, The Garden of Abdul Gasazi
Science-Movie: Genius: Charles Darwin

Wednesday
History/Social Studies-Read: Dream Seekers, The One and Only Declaration of Independence;
Reading-
How Many Days to America? A Thanksgiving Story, It’s Thanksgiving
Quiz (www.bookadventure.com)-
It’s Thanksgiving, How Many Days to America? A Thanksgiving Story
Girl Scouts

Thursday
No School

Friday
No School

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Monday
No School


Tuesday
No SchoolWednesday
History/Social Studies-Movie: The Presidents: Vol. 1;
Language Arts-pgs. pgs. 49 & 50 from Reading Comprehension;
Reading-
Bailey School Kids: Gremlins Don’t Chew Bubble Gum, Junie B. Jones: First Grader: Aloha-ha-ha!, Junie B. Jones: Is Captain Field Day, Woodrow for President, If I Ran for President,
Quiz (www.bookadventure.com)-
Junie B. Jones: First Grader: Aloha-ha-ha!, Junie B. Jones: Is Captain Field Day
Girl Scouts

Thursday
History/Social Studies-,Read: Across America, I Love You;
Language Arts-Pgs. 45 & 46 from Reading Comprehension;
Math-MUS Webpage generated worksheet for Lesson 19
Reading-Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, My Teacher for President, Madame President, Starry Safari, In the Haunted House, Romeow & Drooliet
Quiz (www.bookadventure.com)-
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear,

Friday
History/Social Studies-Read: America Is…, The Stars and Stripes: The Story of our Flag, Red, White, Blue and Uncle Who?;
Language Arts-pgs. 33 & 34 from Reading Comprehension;

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Monday
Math-pgs. 19B & 19E

Tuesday
History/Social Studies-Movie: The Supreme Court: One Nation Under Law Vol.1;
Language Arts-pgs. 27 & 28 from Reading Comprehension;
Math-Math-U-See-pgs. 19C & 19F
Reading-
Picnic, Sunflower House, When Pigasso met Mootisse, Billy Goats Gruff, Sweet Dreams, Parsnip, The Little Engine That Could, Sheep in a Shop
Quiz (www.bookadventure.com)-
The Little Engine That Could, Sheep in a Shop
Science-Read: Lesson 1 (pg.64-67) from Discover Science; The Transit of Venus (pgs. 40, 41, 42 and 43) from Science in Colonial America

Wednesday
History/Social Studies-Movie: Just the Facts: Bill of Rights and Constitutional, Just the Facts: The Judicial Branch;
Language Arts-Pgs. 29 & 30 from Reading Comprehension;
Girl Scouts

Thursday
History/Social Studies-Chapter 1 Test from States and Regions; Read: Plymouth Pioneers; Movie: The Supreme Court: A New Kind of Justice
Language Arts-Pgs. 45 & 46 from Reading Comprehension;
Reading-Magic Tree House: High Tide in Hawaii, Clifford Gets A Job, Enemy Pie, Clifford’s Puppy Days, Clifford Takes A Trip, Clifford’s Kitten, Clifford, We Love You, Count on Clifford
Quiz (www.bookadventure.com)-
Magic Tree House: High Tide in Hawaii, Clifford Gets A Job, Clifford Takes A Trip, Clifford’s Kitten, Clifford, We Love You
Science-Read: Lesson 3 (pgs. 68-74) from Discover Science; Electricity: The New Science (pg. 44 & 45) from Science in Colonial America

Friday
History/Social Studies-Read: White Socks Only;
Language Arts-Pgs. 47 & 48 from Reading Comprehension;
Reading-Clifford’s Pals, Armadillo Rodeo, Comet’s Nine Lives, Clifford The Big Red Dog, Clifford Makes a Friend, Clifford’s Good Deeds,
Quiz (www.bookadventure.com)-
White Socks Only, Armadillo Rodeo, Comet’s Nine Lives, Clifford’s Pals, Clifford The Big Red Dog, Clifford Makes a Friend, Clifford’s Good Deeds,
Science-Movie: Fish, Shellfish, Underwater Life & Insects; Read: Franklin Experiments with the Leyden Jar (45-47) from Science in Colonial America

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Monday
History/Social Studies-Movie: Just the Facts: United States Constitution;
Quiz (www.BookAdventure.com)-Night I Followed the Dog
Language Arts-pgs. 21 & 22 from Reading Comprehension
Math-pgs. 18C & 18F
Reading-
Private I. Guana, Night I Followed the Dog
Science-Read Ritterhouse and the Orrery (pg 38, 39, 40) from Science in Colonial America

 

Tuesday
History/Social Studies-Electoral College Map Activity
Language Arts-pgs. 23 & 24 from Reading Comprehension
Math-MUS Website Worksheet
Religion-Movie: The God Who Wasn’t There

Science-Chapter 2 Test from Discover Science

Wednesday
Home School Group and Girl Scouts

Thursday
History/Social Studies-Movie:
Just the Facts-Declaration of Independence
Reading-Playing Marbles, Little Bill: A Visit to the Farm, Mousekin’s Mystery

Friday
History/Social Studies-Movie: American History – Immigration to the U.S., American Government – American Citizenship, School House Rock – Election Collection;

Language Arts-pgs. 25 & 26 from Reading Comprehension; Lesson 4 Spelling Activities and Test
Math-Math-U-See-Lesson 19 DVD and pgs. 19A & 19D
Reading-
Dad, are you the tooth fairy?
Field Trip-Skating with the Home School Group

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Monday
No School

Tuesday
History/Social Studies-Read Use a Land and Resource Map (pgs. 70 & 71) from States and Regions ; Vote!; A New World is Discovered from My Fun with Learning;
Quiz (www.BookAdventure.com)-Vote!;
Language Arts-Pgs. 15 & 16 from Reading Comprehension
Math-DVD Lesson 17 Worksheet pgs. 17A and 17D
Reading-
Dear Zoo, Sam Who Never Forgets, Cow in the Rain
Science-Read Developing New Kinds of Plants (pg. 51) from Discover Science and Thomas Jefferson pgs. 27-29 from Science in Colonial America

Wednesday
History/Social Studies-Movie: Just the Facts: Executive Branch of Govt., SDS American Government: Vol. 1
Girl Scouts-Put together the Humans and Habitats Lapbook

Thursday
History/Social Studies-Movie: Just the Facts: Legislative Branch; Read Lesson 5 pgs. 72-74 from
States and Regions; What Presidents are made of, The Voice of the People
Language Arts-Pgs. 17 & 18 from Reading Comprehension
Math-Math-U-See-Lesson 18 DVD and pgs. 18A and 18D
Reading-
The Teddy Bear, The Mother’s Day Mice, Where’s Henrietta’s Hen?, Ellsworth, Sebastian’s Roller Skates, Peter’s Pocket
Quiz (www.BookAdventure.com)-
What Presidents are made of, The Mother’s Day Mice
Science-Read Jefferson Studies Ancient Bones (pgs. 30-35 from
Science in Colonial America

Friday
History/Social Studies-Movie: SDS American Government: Vol. 2;

Language Arts-Pgs. 19 & 20 from Reading Comprehension; Lesson 3 Spelling Activities and Test
Math-Math-U-See-Worksheet pgs. 18B & 18E
Reading-
Robert and the Clickety-clackety Teeth
Science-Movie: Plant; Read Lesson 5 from
Discover Science and Astronomy: The Search for Respect (pgs. 36-38) from Science in Colonial America

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Monday
Geography-pgs. 26 & 27 from Beginning Maps and Globes
History/Social Studies-Read I Pledge Allegiance, Stars and Stripes, The Pledge of Allegiance; 1655 ~ Keeping Watch, Keeping the Faith from The American Story
Language Arts-Pgs. 5 & 6 from Reading Comprehension
Math-Math-U-See-pgs. 15C and 15E
Reading-
The Night Before Christmas, The Kids in Ms. Colman’s Class: Halloween Parade, Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa, Micawber
Quiz (www.BookAdventure.com)-
I Pledge Allegiance, The Kids in Ms. Colman’s Class: Halloween Parade,
Girl Scouts-Movie: Food for the Ancestors

Tuesday
Geography-pgs. 26 & 27 from Beginning Maps and Globes
History/Social Studies-Read A New World is Discovered from My Fun with Learning; Movie: American History for Children: United States Flag
Language Arts-pgs. 7 & 8 from Reading Comprehension
Girl Scouts-Movie: Food Safari: Lunch, Arctic & AntarcticWednesday
History/Social Studies-Read The Problems of the First Colonies from My Fun with Learning; Movie: Dear America: A Journey to the New World, National Geographic: Inside the White House
Language Arts-Pgs. 9 & 10 from Reading Comprehension

Thursday
Geography-Pgs. 28-31 from
Beginning Maps and Globes
History/Social Studies-Read Pg 65 & 66 from States and Regions; The Pilgrims Sail for America from My Fun with Learning
Language Arts-Pgs. 11 & 12 from Reading Comprehension
Math-Math-U-See-DVD Lesson 16 and pgs. 16A and 16D
Reading-
A Good Day, Drive, Baby Beluga, My Day
Quiz (www.BookAdventure.com)-Baby Beluga
,
Science-Read Lesson 3 from
Discover Science and Peter Collinson Helps American Scientists (23&24) from Science in Colonial AmericaFriday
History/Social Studies-Read pgs. 67-69 and Lesson 4 Review from
States and Regions; 1680 ~ The Knotted Rope from The American Story; New Amsterdam Becomes New York from My Fun with Learning
Language Arts-pgs. 13 & 14 from Reading Comprehension
Math-Math-U-See-Pgs. 16B & 16E
Reading-
Yoko Writes Her Name, The First Forest, Rechenka’s Eggs, The Keeping Quilt, Kipper
Quiz (www.BookAdventure.com)-
Rechenka’s Eggs, The Keeping Quilt
Science-Read Lesson 4 (pgs. 46-50) from
Discover Science and John Bartram: Father of American Botany (24-27) from Science in Colonial America

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Ponder for 12/4/2008

Did you ever get the feeling that the only reason we have elections is to find out if the polls were right?
– Robert Orben

Sometimes the appropriate response to reality is to go insane.
– Phillip K. Dick

I was in the supermarket the other day, and I met a lady in the aisle where they keep the generic brands. Her name was ‘Woman’.
– Steven Wright

I was strongest when I laughed at my weakness.
– Elmer Diktonius

Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
– Albert Camus

When someone tells you something defies description, you can be pretty sure he’s going to have a go at it anyway.
– Clyde B. Aster

Laughter is an instant vacation. 
– Milton Berle

I personally think we developed language because of our deep inner need to complain. 
-Jane Wagner

You can take no credit for beauty at sixteen; but if you are beautiful at sixty, it will be your own soul’s doing. 
– Marie Stopes

The image that concerns most people is the reflection they see in other people’s minds. 
– Edward De Bono

Money will buy you a pretty good dog, but it won’t buy the wag of his tail. 
– Josh Billings

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has, power and magic in it.
– Goethe

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