Week of December 26, 2010

Cool Spots
Back Issues
Visit the featured websites to find the answers.

What is puberty?
Another name for growth spurt
When a child becomes a young adult
A type of bacteria

How many hours of light does your iguana need?

Which characters host The Weather Transformer?
Little Cat A and Little Cat B
Thing 1 and Thing 2
Sally and the Cat in the Hat

Healthy and Happy

person holding an appleTis' the season…for getting sick! Kids First for Health, www.childrenfirst.nhs.uk/
, is a good place to get information on preventing winter illnesses, such as colds and the flu. Go to Season Specials and click on Germs in the Classroom to find out how to keep your friends close while you avoid catching their germs. Move over to Fit and Active and create a gym in your own living room and get tips on movin’ and groovin' outside in the snow. No matter what activity you choose, you will have a happier and healthier holiday season!

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Iguana Aid

iguanaAdopt an iguana, or just learn how to care for one at Green Iguana Society, www.greenigsociety.org/
. Many of these lovable lizards are looking for good homes, so with your parents’ permission, see if you can add one to your family. Once you have convinced your folks, scroll through Caring for Your Iguana for tips such as using special UV lighting and finding tasty plants for them to eat. From creating the right habitat to bathing your new friend, this site covers it all. Pass it along to any other iguana owners and spread the love.

Getting Smarter

Th Cat in the HatThe Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That, http://pbskids.org/
, is full of great games and videos that will keep youngsters occupied for hours. Dr. Seuss’ mesmerizing rhymes have held many generations captive. Now his unforgettable characters are ready to share some special fun with you! Now You See Me, Now You Don't will have you searching high and low for animals that use camouflage to hide. Click on your Snap-O-Rama camera to play matching games or put together fun puzzles. Then watch videos and laugh the day away.

Speak Out

Do you have a pet?
If so, what kind?

Speak Out Here!

Dear Amy: I need help in math. — Keyla, El Paso, Texas

Dear Keyla: Many kids struggle with math, but there are lots of places you can go for help. If you're having trouble learning a specific math skill, try a math help website. Sometimes it is useful to see different examples than what your teacher or textbook provides. One of my all-time favorite math sites is http://aaamath.com. First, choose your grade level or topic and then choose a more specific subject for an explanation and practice problems.

Math vocabulary can be tricky. If you need to look up math words, go to www.harcourtschool.com/glossary/math2/index_temp.html or www.amaths
. These sites make math vocabulary fun and easy to understand.

If you're great at math basics but need more detailed information, ask Dr. Math at http://mathforum.org/dr/math. Search for your answer in the archives, and if you can’t find it, submit your question to the doctor.

If you have a specific math problem that’s bugging you, sometimes the best solution is to ask your teacher or a tutor. Good luck!


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