Week of August 26, 2007

Beautiful Butterflies

Welcome to The North American Butterfly Association’s Kid's Corner, www.naba.org/chapters/
where you can indulge in fun butterfly activities no matter how old you are. Take a journey with monarch butterflies. Find out more about butterfly migration when you click on Fun Butterfly Web Sites for interesting links. Look at a reading list of butterfly-related kid's books and your imagination will take flight. If you are ready for a good laugh, check out butterfly riddles and jokes.

Nominate a cool Web site at www.4Kids.org/nominations

Visit the Featured Web sites to find the answers.

Which butterfly represents the state of Minnesota?

Painted Lady


When did Bob Miller begin the light walk?



Who gave Mrs. Baltic the Flounder?



Shadow Art

Bob Miller's Light Walk, www.exploratorium.edu/
, is an artistic endeavor sure to delight the senses. Miller's unique work introduces you to new ways to look at the intricacies of light. Find a friend and take off on a sunny day to do your own light walk. Feeling crafty? Take a hands-on approach to photography and record the world around you when you make your own pinhole camera. Get out a slide projector and replicate what you saw on your walk to entertain friends.

Sea Secrets

Practice your detective skills when you venture into deep water by plunging into Secrets@Sea www.secretsatsea.org. Browse through the chapters and select an adventure involving whales, tides and more. But be careful not to fall overboard! Read through all the comics to unearth super sea mysteries. Keep track of your Creature Cards, and if you need help, click on Field Guide to get loads of valuable information to help you solve the case. Review the information you collected in Notebook and share your findings for a successful investigation!

Are you excited to go back to school? Why or why not?


Speak Out Here!

Dear Amy: How can you make cool stuff in Microsoft Word? — Anastasiya, Brentwood, Calif.

Dear Anastasiya: There are a ton of cool things you can do in Microsoft Word! One of my favorite things to do in Word is create personalized stationery. To make your stationery look cool, you can add a border or a watermark.

To add a watermark, go to the “View” menu and select “Header and Footer.” Insert an image into the header by going to the “Insert” menu, then “Picture.” Choose either a picture “From File” or “Clip Art.” Once you have added your image, select the image with the cursor, go to the “Format” menu and choose “Picture.” In the formatting menu, go to “Layout” and choose “Behind Text” for the wrapping style. Next, go to “Picture” in the formatting menu and change the color to “Watermark.” Close the format menu and arrange your watermark where you want it on the page. For the finishing touch, try printing your new stationery on colored paper. Lighter colors such as pastels work best. For more fun ideas using Microsoft Word, visit www.microsoft.com/education/ClassTips
. (This site is no longer available.)

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