Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Cool Lego Model

I know there are a couple of Lego aficionados in the class. I came across this and thought it might interest some of you. Click here for the photos.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Do you UYN?

Last week you learned a bit about internet safety in class. In today's paper I came across this Ask Amy segment in the comic section. You can also check out www.netsmartzkids.org to see what was discussed last week in more detail.

Knowing how to stay safe online is an important skill for all kids to learn. It's easy for people to pretend to be someone who they're not while surfing the Web. Some people online may try to steal your information or even personally harm you. That's why it's so important to know how to stay safe.

Learning Web safety can actually be lots of fun. You can have fun watching a cartoon and playing games with Faux Paw at iKeepSafe,

Think U Know,
www.thinkuknow.co.uk, is another cool place for games and great tips to keep you "in control" while you surf.

For a quick course in Web safety, visit
www.4kids.org. You can print out your very own 4Kids Surftificate to hang next to your computer. Have fun!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Citizenship Quiz

I came across this today browsing through the Sunday comics. It is reprinted in part below.

Do you have what it takes to pass the citizenship test? The exam has over 100 questions covering American history, civics and government.

You can try taking History's citizenship quiz at www.history.com/minisites/citizen_quiz to see if you make the grade.

Challenge yourself with the full test, or if you're short on time, give the shorter version a go. It's OK if you don't know all the answers, because taking the quiz is a great opportunity to earn something new!

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