Week of January 2, 2011

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Visit the featured websites to find the answers.

What kind of decoration is on the sandals?
Black spotted decoration
Red striped decoration
Blue spiral decoration

What kind of materials does Monir mostly work with?
Chalk pastels and watercolor
Painted glass and mosaic mirror
Paper and ink

What is pink eye also known as?

An Egyptian Adventure

explorerDo you want to unlock the mysteries of ancient Egypt? Liverpool World Museum’s Escape From the Mummy's Tomb, www.liverpool
, is requesting your help. Only brave, resourceful young explorers need apply, but if you think you are up for the challenge, get ready for a wild ride. Carefully collect all the important Egyptian artifacts, from shoes to art. But be sure to look over your shoulder! A scheming mummy is on the loose, and he wants to steal your items. Good luck!

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Do You See a Pattern?

patterned walls inside mosquePatterns of Infinity, www.visualarts.qld.gov.au/
, shows you how patterns play a role in Islamic culture. Mosques and royal palaces were showcases of beautiful and intricate patterns that formed stunning interiors. Once your eyes are properly trained after looking at the many geometric options that can be combined, try to create your own design as you choose shapes, lines, backgrounds and density. This would make a wonderful exercise for an art class, so pass this one along to a teacher.

Perfect Peepers

AnnieBeing able to see is one of those things we often take for granted, but Annie's Unite for Sight Website for Kids, www.uniteforsight.org/
, brings sight into full focus. Scroll through How Do Your Eyes Work for information on how your brain and eyes stay connected when you survey your surroundings. Meet Annie, a super smart dog, to get the scoop on protecting your sight and helping others protect theirs. Look through the terms and click on one to learn more. With options such as guide dogs and optical illusions, a wealth of knowledge is in sight!

Speak Out

What is your New Year's goal this year?

Speak Out Here!

Go for the Goal

Like many other kids, I always have at least a couple of New Year's resolutions. I try to choose goals that will challenge me but can definitely be achieved. Once I've written down my list of resolutions, I create a plan for how to make it happen. For example, if you've resolved to eat healthier this year, you could plan to pack healthy lunches to take to school each day.

Write down the steps you'll need to take to achieve each goal. Keep the list somewhere you'll see it every day to remind yourself of your goals. Another thing you can try is writing your goals down in a journal and tracking your progress each day. For more information on how to set and achieve your goals, visit www.cyh.com/HealthTopics/HealthTopicDetailsKids.aspx?

New Year's isn't the only time to set goals for yourself. Continue to create goals all year long. Setting goals for your school work and creating a plan of action can help you ace the big test or even improve your grades overall. You'll be amazed at what you can do when you set your mind to it!


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