Week of July 27, 2014
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What could Alvir have contracted from the hotel owner’s dog?
The Flu

Who inspired “The Pain and The Great One” series?
Judy’s son and daughter
Judy's two best friends
Judy's mom and dad

Which first lady interviewed her future husband for a newspaper before he became president?
Michelle Obama
Martha Washington
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy

Find the Microbiologist

MicrobiologistHelp find Alvir Champrobacter, http://tinyurl.com/mmjf92p. She was collecting soil samples near a contaminated river, and when she dropped off her samples she was not feeling well. She hasn’t been seen since. First, retrace her steps at the Sampling Site, El Suelo Hotel and Laboratory in University. As you go, examine the food she ate, as well as people and places she came in contact with. Use the information to solve the mystery.

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Capital Penguin

Freckle Juice

Freckle JuiceGet to know one of the most beloved children’s book authors at Judy Blume on the Web, judyblume.com/kids.php. She did not always want to be an author. In Did You Know? you will learn fun trivia and facts about her. She chose the title for “Freckle Juice” before she had a story to go along with it. Aspiring writers can learn from her. Choose a book cover to find out how she got the idea for each of her books. Can you guess which story was inspired by a toddler who swallowed a small turtle?

First Ladies

Ellen WilsonSchool begins in just a few weeks, and soon you’ll be searching for a topic for your first research paper. Visit the National First Ladies Library, firstladies.org, to get to know the amazing women who have served alongside U.S. presidents. In Research, you will find biographies for every first lady, from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama. In Events and Exhibits you can see the American Impressionist paintings of Ellen Axson Wilson, wife of President Woodrow Wilson. Explore Eyes on First Ladies: The Power of the Press to see what it’s like to live in the national spotlight.

Speak Out

Have you ever changed schools? What helped you adjust?

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Dear Amy: I recently moved and will go to a new school this year. Do you have any advice for the new kid in school? — Anna T., Jackson, Wyo.

Dear Anna: Starting at a new school is always a little scary, but it can be fun, too. Think of it as an adventure. Just remember, there are always other kids who are nervous at the beginning of the school year.

I have gone to a new school before, and one of the things my parents did was take me to meet some of the teachers and learn my way around before school started. That’s also a good time to ask about after-school activities you might be able to join right away. It’s a great way to find people who are interested in the same things as you are, such as music, art, sports or science.

You can also pack a lunch the first day, so you can be one of the first ones in the cafeteria and won’t have to wonder where to sit. Throughout the day you’ll be with different people, so always smile and say “hi” to get past any awkward silence. It’s a simple way to let people know you are friendly. You’ll find other great tips at Being the New Kid in Class, timepop.hubpages.com/


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