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      ReadingThese are the pdf articles regarding the effects of TV:
      TV's Negative Effects
      TV's Positive Effects

      Marco Polo
      "Who Was Marco Polo"
      "The Adventures of Marco Polo"
        ReadingState Research:
        Net State
        Fact Monster

        State Government:
        State Governors
          Towers Puzzle
          Point of View
          Crack Hacker's Safe
          Math Olympics
          Math Millionaire
          Brain Benders
            Social StudiesDay 1:
            Try out the following games...
            Map the States!
            Map the Capitals!

            Stumped? Need a quick reminder of a state/capital? Click on the Review Map

            Day 2:
            Find the Match!
            Brain Concentration!

            Day 3:
            Start with Level 1 and click "Show Me the Maps". Once you complete 25 correct answers, click on "Harder"... that will move you to Level 2. Continue every 25 correct answers!
            Levels 1-5

            Day 4:
            States/Capitals from Beginner to Expert
            States Tetris
              Reading1. Read The Giving Tree

              2. Open your Writers' Notebook & start a new page after the Reading Skills Page called 'The Giving Tree'
              Write the following words & then define them:

              3. Write the following questions and then answer them:
              Describe the relationship b/w the boy and the tree.
              Does the tree show the boy unconditional love? Explain your answer.
              Do you have a relationship with anyone which involves such selflessness?
              What is the theme or moral of this book?
                Reading1. What is your definition of 'bullying'?
                2. What do bullies do? (What are their behaviors)
                3. How does it make kids feel?
                4. How do some witnesses react?
                5. What are the most effective ways witnesses could react?
                6. Have you been a bully or bullied? What did you learn from it?
                  Video #1: Typhoons Explained
                  Video #2: ABC News "Typhoon Haiyan Recovery"

                  Caffeine & Kids
                  TFK Article: "Caffeine Craze"
                  Article: "Kids and Coffee"
                  Video: "Too Much Caffeine" (Stop video @ 2:15 and begin your assignment)

                  PBS Kids Cheating Article

                  Antarctic Adventure
                  Video: Penguin Science

                  Video: Tracking Space Debris
                    ScienceThe Energy Story
                    Fossil Fuels
                      ResearchWorld Book Online (Students)
                      World Book Online (Kids)
                      Sweet Search
                        MathematicsLessons to help you at home: Fractions By Zeebo!

                        Fractions Part 1: Successfully complete 3 red squares and 3 blue squares.
                        Need a challenge? Click on the Number Box to add green and purple squares.
                        Fraction Sorter
                        Also, try Fraction Finder
                        Then, attempt the Bitesize Fraction Comparing

                        Fractions Part 2:
                        Comparing Fractions
                        Reducing Fractions (To Simplest Form)
                        Quiz yourself only on "Comparing Fractions" and "Reducing Fractions" Fraction Quiz yourself before playing Fraction Connect Four

                        Fractions Part 3 (5-10 Minutes Each):
                        Improper Fractions
                        Mixed Numbers
                        Now, you're ready to: Find Grampy

                        Fractions Part 4:
                        Adding Fractions
                        Subtracting Fractions
                        Quiz yourself only on "Adding and Subtracting Fractions" Fraction Quiz yourself before playing Fraction Connect Four

                          World HolidaysChinese New Year- A Buddhist Celebration!

                          Add information to your Chinese New Year web, using the following links:
                          Chinese New Year for Kids
                          Chinese New Year Yahoo Kids
                          Chinese New Year Wikipedia
                            World HolidaysChanukkah- A Jewish Celebration!

                            Session 1: Add information to your Chanukkah web, using the following links:
                            The Story of Chanukkah
                            The Chanukkah Menorah
                            Playing Dreidel
                            Chanukah: Basic Concepts And Laws

                            Session 2:
                            Word Search
                            Hanukkah Video
                              World HolidaysKwanzaa- An African American Celebration!

                              Watch the video and check out the photo gallery:
                              History Channel

                              Read the introduction page and then use the left sidebar links (principles, symbols, etc>):
                              Official Kwanzaa Website
                                World HolidaysRamadan and Eid- Islamic Celebrations!

                                Session 1: Add information to your Islam web, using the following links:
                                Ramadan- An Islamic Tradition
                                Eid-Ul-Fitr (only read the first 3 paragraphs)
                                Eid- An Islamic (Muslim) Celebration
                                  World HolidaysDiwali- A Hindu Celebration!

                                  Add information to your web using the following links:
                                  Diwali, the Festival of Lights
                                  Diwali (At the bottom, learn how other countries celebrate.)
                                  Diwali Story
                                  Diwali for Kids

                                  Diwali Video
                                    World HolidaysFind 'Good Morning' in your language. Use 'Good-bye' in your language at the end of the announcements.
                                    'Good Morning' Translations
                                    'Good-bye' Translations

                                      TechnologyYouTube Prezi Tutorials:
                                      Tutorial #1
                                      Tutorial #2

                                      Prezi Website
                                      (Your login & password are the same as your Google Docs)
                                        MathematicsKhan Academy
                                        1. Click on 'Login' in the upper right hand corner.
                                        2. Your username is either your Google Username (minus all the @stu... stuff) or it's written on the inside of your Nath Notebook
                                        3. Password: Sleeper
                                          Mathematics3D links:
                                          Point of View
                                          Interactivate: Volume (and Surface Area)

                                          Video: Area of a Triangle
                                          Khan: Areas of Triangles practice
                                          Interactivate: Triangle Explorer
                                          Aaron Sleeper
                                          Your Blog
                                          School Calendar