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Announcements for May 24, 2015

Advantages of the classroom eJournal!

Your students live in a digital world. The eJournal of The Albuquerque Journal is an excellent interactive tool that helps you and your students meet technology and core curriculum learning objectives.

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National Ag Day is a day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture. Agday.org has assembled a number of resources.

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The Albuquerque Journal is again sponsoring the New Mexico Spelling Bee. Students grades two through eight may participate in the 2015 bee.

The New Mexico Spelling Bee is scheduled for 9 a.m. March 21, 2015 at Sandia Preparatory School in Albuquerque.
Check the web site www.spellingbee.com or www.abqjournal.com/spellingbee for updated information.

The winner of the New Mexico Spelling Bee goes on to participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. The champion and a parent’s airfare, hotel, food and official tour expenses will be paid for by the Albuquerque Journal.



Migrants left to starve at sea in Southeast Asia

Discussion prompts & video archive.



New materials from Miami University’s Fighting With Food project focuses on the process of inquiry and helps teachers engage their students in the topic of toxicants and the role nutrient dense foods in helping to combat their effects with a new graphic story style format.

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Diversity, multiculturalism, worldwide events. You'll find plenty for classroom discussions in this listing of events.



Online Extras (Updated every Monday)


Tap the wealth of information in your newspaper as a teaching tool:



Colombia Halts Aerial Spraying of Crops Used to Make Cocaine

Answer FIVE Geography questions each week based on major news events.

Archive of Geography quizzes

Expect a cooler and wetter summer because of the 'El Nino' weather pattern

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive


Be a Butterfly Hero
Help Save the Monarch Butterfly

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The Cartoons for the Classroom Caption Contest will return with the September 14 lesson!

This week's lesson:

How to tell a tale of Texas politics

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Archive of past lessons
Teacher comments

Audio

Daily Science Webcasts


Storks - Homing

Pairs of white storks amaze Hungarians by returning year after year to nest in the exact same spot.
Play Audio
-- May 22, 2015


Kid Scoop is a multi-media education program that brings interactive educational pages, games, comprehension, vocabulary, family involvement activities and more!

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This week's word in the news: CARCINOGEN

DEFINITION:
Any substance or agent that tends to produce a cancer.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The gases and vapors can include benzene, a carcinogen, as well as hydrocarbons like ethane, propane and butane.
The Denver Post -- 05/18/2015