Veteran’s Day…

November 3, 2017

It’s important now more than ever to know the meaning of this day and heed it’s meaning.

Veterans Day, 2008

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Emotions Greeting Cards ~ Veteran’s Day Tribute

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What It’s All About~Election Day

November 3, 2017

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Every four years, on Election Day, (Tuesday after the first Monday in November), registered *voters in the United States cast their votes for presidential electors. Collectively, these electors form the Electoral College. The number of electors per state is equal  to the number in its Congressional delegation. Thus, each state has at least three electors. Kansas has six electors and Missouri has eleven. These electors meet on the first Tuesday after the second Wednesday in December to elect the President and Vice-President.

In 1845, Congress established Election Day in response to abuses caused by the previous system of electing the President and Vice-President. Under the old system, states could appoint electors at any time within 34 days prior to the convening of electors in December

Congress for Kids – Interactive, Fun-filled Experiences About the Federal Government

It’s November…..Countdown

November 3, 2017

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http://assignaday.4teachers.org/ScheduleTable.php?calendar_id=207583

New York New York…

October 18, 2017

This year the 4th Grade takes on the history of New York.  Here are a few websites that will help understand how the great US came to be.   Focus will be on New York. Enjoy…

http://www.ac-nancy-metz.fr/enseign/anglais/henry/webquests/New%20York/nywq.htm

Revolutionary War WebQuest

New York History Net – A project of the Institute for New York State Studies

New York City Travel Guide and Travel Information – Lonely Planet

Halloween !!! Safety Tips~~~

October 18, 2017

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Red Cross Halloween Safety Tips for Kids and Adults

 With witches, goblins, and super-heroes descending on neighborhoods across America, the American Red Cross offers parents some safety tips to help prepare their children for a safe and enjoyable trick-or-treat holiday. Halloween should be filled with surprise and enjoyment, and following some common sense practices can keep events safer and more fun.

  • Walk, slither, and sneak on sidewalks, not in the street.
  • Look both ways before crossing the street to check for cars, trucks, and low-flying brooms.
  • Cross the street only at corners.
  • Don’t hide or cross the street between parked cars.
  • Wear light-colored or reflective-type clothing so you are more visible. (And remember to put reflective tape on bikes, skateboards, and brooms, too!)
  • Plan your route and share it with your family. If possible, have an adult go with you.
  • Carry a flashlight to light your way.
  • Keep away from open fires and candles. (Costumes can be extremely flamable.)
  • Visit homes that have the porch light on.
  • Accept your treats at the door and never go into a stranger’s house.
  • Use face paint rather than masks or things that will cover your eyes.
  • Be cautious of animals and strangers.
  • Have a grown-up inspect your treats before eating. And don’t eat candy if the package is already opened. Small, hard pieces of candy are a choking hazard for young children.

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Fun Halloween Stuff!~~~~~

October 12, 2017

ClassX03University Halloween

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Jack O Lanterns <~~~Read about the history of Jack O Lanterns~jack-o-lantern.gif

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History of Halloween

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Halloween.com

http://www.benjerry.com/halloween/

Ahoy Columbus Day…

October 10, 2017

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CyberHunt: Ahoy! Columbus

 TeachersFirst: Resources for Columbus Day

A Voyage Back To 1491

October Calendar of Events…

October 1, 2017

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 October <~~~~ Click to see activities.

PS 373 R Virtual PTA

September 19, 2017

  PS 373 News Letter

Autumnal Equinox

September 18, 2017

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Seasons in the Northern Hemisphere

September 23 officially welcomes Fall 2011.  Say good bye to summer.   😦

It’s one of two times a year when the sun crosses the equator, and the day and night are of approximately equal length.

The sun is above the equator and night and day are of approximately equal length; the word equinox is often used to refer to either of these dates.

The Autumn equinox signals the beginning of Fall. It is the point where there is exactly 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness at the equator. If you live anywhere else, however, you will see a little bit more or a little bit less than 12 hours of daylight. The daylight hours are dwindling and will continue to do so until we reach the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year and the start of winter.

Autumnal Equinox