Monthly Archives: December 2014

Remembering “Former Days and Friends”

As 2014 draws to a close, people reflect on “auld lang syne”, which in English means “former days and friends”.  A man from Scotland, named Robert Burns wrote this tune around 1788.  A familiar chorus from the song will surely … Continue reading

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Big Christmas Presents from the State

Christmas is a big deal for America.  Even the government has big gifts for its citizens.  Like how December 23, 1913 changed the course for America and the world.  President Woodrow Wilson signed the Federal Reserve Act, transferring constitutional power … Continue reading

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Complete and Wonderful Geography Book for Children

http://www.amazon.com/Geography-Visual-Encyclopedia-DK-Publishing/dp/1465408851#reader_1465408851 My fourth grade class is reading this book from cover to cover.  It is full of amazing pictures from around the globe, space, Earth’s inner core, and world wide cultures.  It is a thorough Geography lesson.  Since the book … Continue reading

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More Out of Control Spending

On December 11, 2014, the House narrowly passed a 1.1 trillion dollar spending bill.  Thank you to our representatives and senators who wisely OPPOSED the bill.  The list of votes may be found here http://politics.nytimes.com/congress/votes/113/senate/2/354 .  The Senate passed the … Continue reading

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Kids Can Learn Computer Code

This is a free site that kids may access at home to practice computer programming.  The designers have made it fun, educational, and interesting for learners.  Check it out on the link below. http://code.org/learn

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18 Trillion Dollars-Oh My!

This week the United States’ debt clock exceeded 18 trillion dollars!  One of our conversations over Thanksgiving dinner was about how wonderful it would be if the clock began moving backward.  Instead it moves deeper into debt at about $40,000.00 … Continue reading

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