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Current Events for April 21, 2013Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 6:35 pm

Video Of The Week - Why Astronauts Never Shed Tears

Though it is common knowledge that lack of gravity makes life in space a tad different from that on earth, very few of us ever think about how different. There is of course the fact that Astronauts are always suspended and floating around, but what about beyond that? Something as basic as shedding a tear or two of joy or sorrow?

Current Events for April 8, 2013Monday, April 8, 2013 at 3:46 pm

Ms. DuemmDo you think minecraft can help students learn at school? Explain your thinking.

Minecraft As A Mandatory Subject In School? Sweet!

Sweden has to be one of the coolest places for a kid to grow up in - First, they introduced the concept of schools with no grades or classrooms, then came Monstrum's amazing playgrounds and now, the coolest idea of all - 'Forcing' 13-year-olds to play Minecraft as part of the classroom curriculum.
  • DavidMonday, April 8, 2013 at 9:23 pm
    Yes, there's actually lots to learn from one video game.

    Current Events for March 21, 2013Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 3:36 am

    Ms. DuemmDo you think Milo and Eddie are true BFF? Use details from the text and your own ideas to support your answer.

    Canines Demonstrate The True Meaning Of 'Best Friends Forever'

    To declare to be Best Friends Forever (BFF) is easy - All one has to do, is say it loudly and exchange a bracelet or two. However, a true BFF is one that helps out when the other is in trouble, not just once or twice, but for an entire lifetime, if needed - That is the kind of friend that six-year old Milo has become for his best buddy, Eddie, who recently lost his eyesight.

    Current Events for February 15, 2013Friday, February 15, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    Ms. DuemmExplain why the author describes the relationship between Owen and Mzee as an unusual friendship. Use details from the text and your own ideas.Think of one of your special friends. How is your friendship like Owen and Mzee's? Use details from the text and your own ideas.

    For Mzee And Owen It's Valentine's Day Everyday!

    The person that came up with the expression 'opposites attract' was so right - After all, how else can you explain the unusual friendship and love between a 130-year old tortoise and a one-year old hippo. Welcome, to the amazing true story of Mzee and Owen, two animals that fate brought together in the beautiful coastal town of Mombasa, Kenya, a few years ago.

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