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Announcements for Oct 04, 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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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 or 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.

School District Says Tag Won't Be Banned At Recess

Discussion prompts & video archive.

Thinking about how you think can become confusing, making the brain one of the most complicated organs to study. NBC Learn’s eight-part video series on the brain is divided into easily-understood concepts, which together create a broader view of how versatile and mysterious the human brain can be.

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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:

Guyana says Venezuela deployed troops on border

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

Archive of Geography quizzes

VW trickery on exhaust tests creates a cloud over all ‘clean diesel’ vehicles

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive

Be a Butterfly Hero
Help Save the Monarch Butterfly

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Classroom Caption Contest!
Win a book by creating a caption for this week's lesson

This week's lesson:

Any limits to religious freedom?

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Archive of past lessons
Teacher comments


Daily Science Webcasts

Volcano - Climb

Volcanoes may emit low frequency sounds prior to erupting. Scientists are using microphones to monitor these infrasounds.
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-- Oct 2, 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: CELESTIAL

Pertaining to the sky or visible heaven, or to the universe beyond the earth’s atmosphere, as in celestial body.

And unlike with meteor showers and other celestial fireworks, children will be able to watch this one and still be in bed at a reasonable time for school the next morning.
The San Jose Mercury News -- 09/21/2015