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Is That FAKE News?

Just How Do We Elect A President?

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Anti-Bullying Resources

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Mrs. Portulaca Purpilopilis

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DBQ Activities!

Facts to Wow your Friends!

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World Landmarks: Lots of fun things to use with your students!

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Geography Activities

Geography Ideas!

Purpleannie's Travels

Crossword Puzzles!

Short Reads of interest

Dive into Career Choices

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Mrs. Waffenschmidt
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Gail's Glimmerings

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Gail Hennessey


Tween Tribune-News Stories for Student

DogoNews: Fodder for Young Minds

BBC Website for Kids

Purple Turtle EBOOKS!

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Can spiders predict a sunny day? My mother-in-law told me that if you see spiders “hanging up their wash”(making webs) early on a summer morning, it’s a sure sign of a lovely day. See chimney smoke going straight up on a winter’s day? Another sign of nice weather. But, if you see ants building mounds , it’s a sign of rain. Same with birds roosting on electrical wires, another sign of coming rain. There are lots of weather folklore. Being observant to nature, can help you predict the day’s weather, without a weatherman. Check out lots of other weather lore at the following sites:

Weatherwiz Kids

Storm Fax


Learn about the history of Ground Hog Day at this site: Storm Fax

Test your Weather IQ with these fun weather quizzes: Fun Brain

Learn about the different weather instruments at this site: Weatherwiz Kids

Check out your Weather vocabulary knowledge at this stie: Weatherwiz Kids

Activities to help teach weather topics can be found at this site: BBC Schools

How to read a weather map: (click on “how to read this map”)



Don’t have a thermometer handy in the summer time. You can use a cricket’s chirp to get a pretty good idea as what the temperature will be for the day. Simply count how many chirps you hear in 15 seconds. Then, add the 37 to that number. It will give you a good idea of the temperature in Fahrenheit! By the way, this math formula is called the Dolbear’s Law named for the man who develop the equation in 1898.


Extreme Weather Webquest!

1. The HOTTEST temperature on Earth was record in the Sahara Desert in the country of___________ . In ______it hit a record temperature of_______________ Find the answers at this site: Extreme Science

2. The lowest temperature ever recorded was located in ________. The temperature was a bone chilling_________. Find the answer at this site: Extreme Science


3. It hardly ever rains at what is called the DRIEST place on earth. What is the place and in which country is it found?

____________ Find the answer at this site: Extreme Science


4. Talk about wet! Mount Waialeale , located on the island of ________________, is the world’s WETTEST place on earth. It receives on average ______ inches of rain a year! Find the answer at this site: Harcourt School


5.About 1.4 billion lightning flashes occur over the earth each year. Where is the most shocking place in the world? The small village of _______ in the country of __________ has the most strikes. About______hit an area of about 10 city blocks each year. Find the answer at this site: USA Today

6. The largest hailstone hit ________ in the state of __________ on in 2003. It measured _________ in diameter. Find the answer at this site:

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