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“One hundred twenty-five years ago, Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley took the first microphotographs of snow; 46 years later he died of pneumonia contracted while photographing snowflakes in his barn. Today, CalTech physicist Kenneth Libbrecht is carrying Bentley’s work into the 21st century — and posting the findings online.

Libbrecht’s gallery includes a remarkably beautiful photograph of the “stellar dendrite” — a many-branched, starlike form that creates the light, fluffy powder that skiers adore. You’ll also see a “hollow column” (which resembles a tiny pipette) and the superdelicate “needle” snowflake, which appears only when the temperature nears 23 degrees F. Keep looking, and you’ll find prisms, sectored plates, and the rare triangular snowflake. According to Libbrecht, each of these flakes holds about a billion billion molecules.” – – VSL

http://www.newscientist.com/gallery/dn16170-snowflakes 

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Drop.io is a totally free, totally private server space that allows you to upload and share documents and (unlike Google Docs) music and video files.

“Drops” can hold up to 100MB of data and come with their own e-mail addresses and fax and voice-mail numbers: Once you’ve built one, you create a password to allow others inside. Work on group projects, back up your files, or post all your holiday photos at once and shoot the URL over to your friends and family members. The best part? Unlike other file-sharing sites — YouSendIt, box.net — drop.io doesn’t ask you to register or provide an e-mail address.” – – VSL 

http://drop.io/

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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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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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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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