Week of July 10, 2011

Cool Spots
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Visit the featured websites to find the answers.

What percentage of all oceans is the Pacific Ocean?

Where is the overtunic from?

Where is Will a businessman?
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Edmonton, Alberta
Kingston, Ontario

Weather Wonderland

lightningWelcome to JetStream Online School for Weather at www.srh.noaa.gov/srh/
. This site teaches people of all ages about weather safety and weather patterns. Look on the left-hand side for a list of subjects such as Tropical Weather, The Ocean and The Atmosphere. Each topic has comprehensive coverage, so get ready to absorb it all. With twelve topics to choose from, you are sure to find any weather-related information you want. You can also type in your ZIP code to get the forecast in your area. Hope for sunny skies!

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Tactile Textiles

clothingCreativity, Expression, Design and more are at your fingertips when you visit Common Threads, www.textilemuseum.org/
. This online museum celebrates tactile pleasures found in everyday life. Many textiles, such as blankets and bags, are created for a specific purpose, while others tell stories and simply honor the creative process. As you explore the details of the featured textiles from Guatemala and Bhutan, be sure to click on the Related Textiles button to see more artistry.

Mining for Adventure

worker outside mineThe Cobalt Adventure, www.virtualmuseum.ca/Exhibitions/
, will wow you as you discover the stories of Cobalt, Ontario’s mining boomtown. Choose a character, such as the nurse, the prospector or the greenhorn, to begin. Read their stories carefully and choose the person you like the best. Danny dreams of a better life … will Cobalt be the answer? Annie needs a fresh start and a new nursing job. Should she stay in England or risk it all? William needs your help as he struggles to find excitement as a businessman. Try your luck today!

Speak Out

What is the best way to
make a new friend?

Speak Out Here!

Dear Amy: I just got my first cell phone, and I got in trouble for texting at the dinner table. How do you know when it's OK to text?
— Jamie, Fort Worth, Texas

Dear Jamie: Cell phones are great. You can call for help if the car breaks down, and you don't have to wait at home for an important call. However, phones can be noisy and distracting, so it's important to know how to use your phone respectfully. There are some general rules you should follow, called “cell phone etiquette.” For example, you should avoid texting anytime you're having a face-to-face conversation, whether you're hanging out with friends or sitting at the dinner table.

A good way to know whether or not you should text is to ask yourself if you'll disturb other people. Nobody wants hear your phone or see the light from your phone's screen when you're in a movie theater or watching an orchestra performance. For more tips on cell phone etiquette, check out http://cellphones.org/blog/etiquette.

Finally, be sure to learn your school's rules about cell phones. Some schools allow them in the hallway, but it's never a good idea to text during class.


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