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Announcements for Feb 09, 2016

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 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.



Gulf Coast States React To Growing Cases Of Zika Virus

Discussion prompts & video archive.


NBC Learn and the National Science Foundation have teamed up to produce a 6-part video series that explores how atoms and molecules thousands times smaller than the width of a human hair can be used to create technology for the future.

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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:



Police raid elderly bridge players in Thailand

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

Archive of Geography quizzes

Undrinkable water in Flint, Mich., is a signal of health risks from old lead pipes in other cities

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive


The National Wildlife Federation lesson plans are designed to introduce students to life science, ecology, wildlife biology, scientific identification and observation. All lesson plans are aligned to the National Science Education Standards and organized by grade level.

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

This week's lesson:

How did Flint's water get poisoned?

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Archive of past lessons
Teacher comments

Audio

Daily Science Webcasts


Owl Inspired - Silent Flyers

An owl's wings are designed for stealth flying. But just how the design works is still a bit of a mystery.
Play Audio
-- Feb 8, 2016


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: TRANSITIONAL

DEFINITION:
Relating to or characterized by transition; "adolescence is a transitional stage between childhood and adulthood"


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The 100 or so residents watching at The Crossing, a transitional shelter in northwest Denver, began to dance.
The Denver Post -- 02/08/2016