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Help this pilgrim find his way out of the maze so he'll be in time for the Thanksgiving feast! Learn how to draw this cartoon pilgrim on page 12, and learn how to draw a turkey on page 13.

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Welcome November! November is a time for lots of fun things to do in our community. Attend a performance at the ballet or theater (Veggie Tales and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical! in Raleigh), and attend fun festivals and puppet shows. The Emerson Waldorf School Annual Holiday Faire takes place on Saturday, November 21st, with horse carriage rides, puppet shows, silk dyeing, music, games, crafts and more for children of all ages.

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Thanksgiving is a time for getting together with family and friends and thinking about all the things for which we are grateful. Make a list of all of the things for which you are grateful, to share with your family, friends and teachers for Thanksgiving. Always take the time to tell your family, friends and teachers how much you appreciate all that they do.

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This month we'll learn from some of the animals at the Conservators Center (near Burlington, NC) about the things for which we can all be grateful. We’ll also learn about Charles M. Schulz, artist and creator of Peanuts: Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and all of the Peanuts gang! On page 15 read about the new 3D movie, The Peanuts Movie, celebrating 65 years of Peanuts. Learn how to draw your own cartoon Pilgrim and draw your own Thanksgiving Turkey (pages 12 & 13), and try your hand at creating your own cartoon characters!

Copyright Š 2015 ChillKids. All rights reserved. No part of this issue may be reproduced in whole or in part in any form without permission of the publisher. Neither participating advertisers nor the publishers will be responsible or liable for misinformation, misprints or typographical errors. The publishers reserve the right to edit any submitted material. ChillKids is not responsible for unsolicited manuscripts, artwork, or other material. Children's art submissions should include name, address, telephone number, and permission to publish signed by a parent or guardian.

Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

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Water on Mars?!

- By Katie McKissick,, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Mars is a cold desert world about half the size of Earth. Because of rusty iron in the ground, Mars is sometimes called the “Red Planet.” Like Earth, Mars has seasons, volcanoes, canyons, and weather. When Mars was a young planet, it may even have had oceans. Today, water on Mars exists as a solid in the polar ice caps and as ice crystals in thin clouds in the Martian atmosphere. Scientists have seen evidence that liquid water was on the surface a long time ago in Mars’ ancient history. However, liquid water on the surface of Mars today has been hard to find. Until now!

This all means that the streaks we can see on the hillsides and walls of craters are probably from salty water, which seeps down steep slopes just below the surface in warmer months. That turns the hillside a dark color, the same way dirt gets darker on Earth after it rains. This is an exciting discovery because it’s the first time we’ve seen evidence of liquid water on Mars. It leads to lots of new questions: How much water is there? How salty is it? Where does it come from? Could any small organisms live in this salty water?

Recently, NASA researchers announced they found evidence of liquid water on the surface of Mars. This is surprising because Mars is a very cold planet with a thin atmosphere. Since it’s so cold, most of the water there would be locked into place as ice. And since there is only a thin atmosphere, liquid water would evaporate very quickly. How did we find evidence of water there? Mars has several rovers on the surface and satellites orbiting around it. It was one of those satellites that led to this discovery. It’s called the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, or MRO for short. MRO has been studying the history of water on Mars since 2006. It takes close-up pictures of the surface. It analyzes rocks and minerals from orbit. It also monitors Mars’ weather. So how did it find water? In pictures of the Martian surface, researchers saw hills and crater walls with interesting streaks that changed over time. In the warm seasons, the streaks got longer and darker for a short time and then faded. Now researchers have evidence that those streaks contain water mixed with salty minerals. Salty water! This makes sense because adding salts to water lowers its freezing point. In other words, water can remain liquid even though it’s really, really cold. (This is why we put salt on icy roads: it makes the ice melt.)

Here is a picture of a place called Hale Crater. You can see dark, narrow streaks running down the slopes. Scientists think these streaks are signs of flowing water. They appear in warmer months and disappear in colder months. The streaks are about as long as a football field. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona. Want to know more about Mars? Find facts, cartoons, and pictures at spaceplace.nasa.gov/all-about-mars.

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ANIMAL KINGDOM

Being Thankful with the Animals at the Conservators Center

All of the animals at the Conservators Center (near Burlington, NC) are grateful for the loving community that supports them here in our neck of the woods, especially the Conservators Center staff, volunteers, veterinary doctors, adopters, and all of the visitors who come to visit them and surround the animals with love, kindness and devotion. Read below about what some of the residents are grateful for. Learn more at www.conservatorscenter.org.

Jeremiah Lemur says:

When I first arrived at the Conservators Center, I was rather rude, pushy, whiny, and I thought the world revolved all around me. But my lemur friend Cookie worked hard to teach me that being considerate and polite makes everyone happier, including me! Do you have someone in your life who taught you to be kind and respectful? Say 'thank you' to them! Isn’t the world a better place when we’re all nice to one another?

Kira Lioness. Photo: Conservators Center.

Kira Lioness says:

Because of a very bad accident at my previous home, I came to the Conservators Center with lots of broken bones and injuries. I didn’t know if I would ever be able to walk again. Not to mention… It hurt! But thankfully, the Kira Lioness. Photo: Jesse Anderson. wonderful keepers and veterinarians helped me get better. Now, I am a silly, fun-loving girl who can even outrun Arthur Tiger! The next time you go to the doctor, even for just a cold or sprained ankle, be sure to say thank you. I know I did!

Top Right Corner: Jeremiah Lemur. Photo: Conservators Center. Above: Cookie and Jeremiah Lemur. Photo: Jesse Anderson.

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Kiwi Geoffroy’s Cat says:

Kiwi Geoffroy's Cat. Photo: Taylor Hattori.

It was a lot of fun, but so much MORE fun because I got to share the experience with my sister, Azula. I am much braver and more outgoing because I know I have someone who will stand by my side Kiwi's sister, Azula Geoffroy's no matter what! Do you have a Cat. Photo: Taylor Hattori. sibling or a best friend that you’d like to thank for sticking by you through thick and thin?

I’ve been on tons of adventures in my life, and met lots of amazing people and animals.

Before I was born, my mom lived with people who weren't very nice to her, and who probably would have treated me very badly. The Conservators Center worked hard to rescue my mom, so my sister Freya and I could be born in a safe place where nothing bad would ever happen to us. Do you have parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, or other people in your life who always make sure that you are safe, healthy, and happy? Give them a BIG hug and say thank you!

Wic Tiger deep in thought. Photo: Sonja DeChene..

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November Word Find Find the words by looking up, down, backwards, forwards, sideways and diagonally. S S T S E T N O C T R A B Z V

J P I L G R I M S N O O P Y E

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Cartoons Art Contests Charles M. Schulz Google Doodle Peanuts Scholarship Snoopy Space Foundation Woodstock Mars

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KIDS' ART CONTESTS Space Foundation's 6th Annual International Student Art Contest Contest Deadline: Nov. 13, 2015 (12pm UT)

Each year the Space Foundation invites students from around the world, ages 3 – 18, to create their very best original artwork, based on a space-oriented theme, for the Space Foundation International Student Art Contest. Children may draw, paint or create a digital image for the contest theme: "What Space Means to Me..." The deadline to submit entries is noon universal time, Nov. 13, 2015, and artwork must be submitted online by the student’s teacher, parent or legal guardian, 18 years or older. Homeschool students are also invited to participate. Prizes will be awarded by age category and the winners will be notified in January 2016. (The 2015 contest featured 3,686 entries from 53 countries, 48 U.S. states and one U.S. territory.) The Space Foundation will award a total of 25 winners in eight age categories (ages 3 - 18): first, second and third place for each age category, and a Space Foundation Achievement Award. Acceptable Artwork Media/Formats: Drawing, Painting, Mixed Media, and/or Digital Art. Eight Age Categories: 3-4 years; 5-6 years; 7-8 years; 9-10 years; 11-12 years; 13-14 years; 15-16 years; 17-18 years.

Doodle 4 Google 2015 Winning Google Doodle (K-12) Will Earn a $30,000 Scholarship! Plus $50,000 for the Winner's School! Theme: "WHAT MAKES ME. . .ME." Use any materials! | Artists K-12 2015 contest entry period: October 19 - December 7, 2015

You have probably seen some of the cool doodles that grace Google's homepage for different occasions throughout the year. Sometimes the doodles are animated; sometimes they include a kind of mini video game when you click on the Google doodle. Now, your own Google doodle art creation could earn you a $30,000 college scholarship, and an additional $50,000 technology grant for your school! The winning doodle will be featured on www.Google.com for a day, and the winner also will receive a trip to visit Google headquarters in Mountain View, California. So get to work and let the doodling begin!

Prizes and Visibility: All winners receive a prize, ribbon, personalized astronaut The 8th annual Doodle4Google contest is for students in grades K-12, and autograph and a certificate. Winning entries will be displayed on the Space Google is accepting entries between October 19 and December 7, 2015. Foundation website, social media and at the 32nd Space Symposium, where they will be viewed by space professionals from around the world. Winning Participants in this year's contest are asked to create a doodle (can be a artwork will later be displayed at the Space Foundation World Headquarters drawing or a 2D image of your 3D sculpture or collage) around the theme "What & Discovery Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Digital images of past makes me...me." Any sort of material is welcomed in creating the doodle,"from winners' artwork have been sent to the International Space Station! crayons, to clay, to graphic design, even food and video games." How to Enter: Contest artwork entries must be submitted electronically at The doodle must incorporate the letters G-o-o-g-l-e, and the deadline for Art.SpaceFoundation.org by a teacher, parent or legal guardian, 18 years or entries is December 7, 2015. Parents/guardians can submit your entry online older. A collage of some of the past winners is shown below. For details and at www.google.com/doodle4google/. Fifty state winners will be selected, and more contest information, visit Art.SpaceFoundation.org. then from February 8 through February 22, 2016, the public will vote on their favorite doodle from among the finalists. The national winner will be chosen March 28, 2016. "There are a million and one facts, interests, and quirks that make everyone unique," Google said. "For centuries, artists have created paintings, sculptures, self-portraits, and more to offer insights into their personalities and values. Now, we're asking kids to do the same by creating a doodle that shows the world what they're passionate about, what gets them excited, or what they dream about. In other words, we're asking that this year's doodles explain 'What makes me...me.'"

For details, rules, FAQs, and to submit entries, visit www.google.com/doodle4google/

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Make a list of all the things you are thankful for to share with family and friends on Thanksgiving.

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Look for Math-A-Muse Answers on page 2.

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ALL ABOUT ART

The Art of Charles M. Schulz, Cartoonist & PEANUTS Creator

Just about everyone knows and recognizes the beloved Peanuts cast of characters: Charlie Brown, his dog, a lovable beagle named Snoopy, Snoopy's little yellow bird friend Woodstock, Sally, Linus, Lucy and all of the gang. We know the Peanuts from the classic made-for-television holiday specials, Peanuts cartoon strips published in newspapers across the country since the 1950's, books and comic books. But who was the artist and author behind the world-famous Peanuts gang? Charles M. Schulz was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on November 26, 1922, the only child of Dena and Carl Schulz.

Charles Schulz died on February 12, 2000 in Santa Rosa, California; a few hours later his last original Peanuts strip appeared in Sunday newspapers. Schulz received many national awards over the years for his artistic talents. He also was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 2000 (the highest civilian honor the United States legislature can bestow).

Charles Monroe Schulz ( November 26, 1922 – February 12, 2000)

was a 20th-century American cartoonist best known worldwide When he was a young boy, Charles Schulz liked for his Peanuts comic strip. Image: Roger Higgins, World Telegram staff to spend Sunday mornings with his father reading photographer. Library of Congress; New York World-Telegram & Sun Collection. the comic strips in the newspapers. (Comic strips in Children," and earned a C+. He persisted and got the old days were called "funnies"!) Charles always a job working for that art school, grading papers. wanted to be a cartoonist, ever since he was a child. His very first cartoon was published when he was 15 Schulz had to put his art career dreams on hold when he was drafted into the United States Army years old. His first published cartoon was a drawing during World War II. He continued his drawing of his family dog, Spike, published in 1937 in a whenever he could, though. He sketched scenes newspaper feature called Ripley's Believe It or Not. of army life in his sketchbook, and he decorated (Schulz' original drawings of Snoopy were inspired soldiers' letters home with cartoons. by Spike!)

Schulz loved to draw, but at first he was shy and lacked confidence. After high school, he struggled through an art class by mail called "Drawing of

Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

When he returned home to St. Paul, Minnesota after the war ended in 1945, Schulz began working for the St. Paul Pioneer Press, creating a weekly comic strip called L'il Folks, for which he was paid $10 a week. Charlie Brown and a dog like Snoopy first appeared in L'il Folks. He also sold comics to The Saturday Evening Post. After writing and drawing the L'il Folks feature for two years, Schulz asked for a better location in the paper or for daily exposure, as well as a raise. When the newspaper refused all of his requests, he quit that job. He went on to create the now world-famous Peanuts! Schulz achieved his dream of creating a nationallypublished daily comic strip when his Peanuts cartoon appeared in newspapers across the country beginning on October 2, 1950.

Charlie Brown flew above New York Peanuts is one of the most successful City (chasing after newspaper comic strips in American history. a football) in the Macy's Thanksgiving It was published daily in 2,600 papers in 75 Parade (2002). countries, in 21 languages. Over the 50 years

Schulz said of himself, "I don't think I'm a true artist. I would love to be Andrew Wyeth or Picasso... But I can draw pretty well and I can write pretty well, and I think I'm doing the best with whatever abilities I have been given. And what more can one ask?"

Fun Facts About Charles Schulz * Charles M. Schulz was nicknamed "Sparky" after "Spark Plug," a cartoon horse character in Billy DeBeck's Barney Google (shown here on a 1995 USPS Postage stamp.) "Sparky" remained Charles Schulz' nickname his whole life, beginning when he was a newborn baby! (His uncle called him "Sparky" when he was only two days old.) * Schulz was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on June 28, 1996. His star is next to Walt Disney's star. * Snoopy also will receive his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (on November 2, 2015). * The Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center in Santa Rosa opened in 2002, two blocks away from his former studio. The museum celebrates his life's work and the art of cartooning.

* In 2000, the Sonoma County airport was renamed the "Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County Airport" in his honor. The airport's logo features Snoopy in goggles and scarf, taking to the skies on top of his red doghouse. * Charles Schulz' childhood dog was a beagle named "Spike." Spike was white with black ears and a few black spots . . . and is said to be Schulz' inspiration for Snoopy!

that Peanuts was published, Schulz drew nearly 18,000 comic strips, entirely by his own hand. It has been estimated that Charles M. Schulz's income during his lifetime totaled more than $1.1 billion, from the cartoon strips plus merchandise and product endorsements.

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, the classic half hour animated special, was created by Charles M. Schulz as a new television special in 1973. This Emmy Award winning cartoon continues to be a childhood classic for generations of children. The DVD includes a second half-hour special called This is America, Charlie Brown: The Mayflower Voyagers.

Just in time for Thanksgiving this year, the Peanuts gang comes to life in 3D in The Peanuts Movie, in theaters November 6, 2015 (see p. 15). In October 2015, the United States Postal Service issued new Charlie Brown "forever" stamps to commemorate both the 65th anniversary of the Peanuts comic strip, and the 50th Anniversary of one of the most popular holiday TV classics of all time, A Charlie Brown Christmas. This is not the first time Peanuts has been celebrated on a stamp. The Postal Service issued a Peanuts Commemorative stamp (Snoopy stamp shown above) in 2001.

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ART PROJECT

Draw Your own Thanksgiving Cartoon!

Follow the step-by-step instructions and practice drawing a cartoon pilgrim and a cartoon turkey below. Then get out some paper and pens and create your own Thanksgiving-themed cartoon!

Materials:

Paper, Pencil, Crayon or Marker

1. Draw your cartoon pilgrim. 2. Draw your cartoon turkey. 3. Draw your cartoon pilgrim greeting your cartoon See instructions below. turkey. Can you think of something funny they might say? See instructions at left (p. 12).

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BOOK NOOK Day in the Life Series Samuel Eaton's Day, Sarah Morton's Day, and Tapenum's Day by Kate Waters

Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade By Melissa Sweet (a Caldecott Award Winner)

Author Kate Waters worked as a librarian for ten years at the Boston Public Library, and later worked on a children’s magazine, where she started to think about new ways to present history and traditions to children. Her Day in the Life series of books feature photographs of actors depicting the stories of what life was like for a pilgrim girl, a pilgrim boy and a Wampanoag Indian boy around the time of the first Thanksgiving in the early 1600s. In Sarah Morton's Day, text and photographs of Plimouth Plantation ("Plimouth" is the historical spelling for Plymouth) follow a pilgrim girl through a typical day as she milks the goats, cooks and serves meals, and learns her letters, and adjusts to life with a new stepfather. Samuel Eaton's Day brings to life a typical day of a young boy living in an early American settlement in the year 1627, helping with his first rye harvest! Tapenum's Day follows the day of a Wampanoag Indian boy in 1627, hunting, fishing, making arrows, and sharing a day with friends and family. An excellent introduction bringing early American history to life for children (1st grade - 4th grade).

Everyone’s a New Yorker on Thanksgiving Day, when young and old rise early to see what giant new balloons will fill the skies for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Who first invented these "upside-down puppets"? Meet Tony Sarg ("rhymes with aargh"), puppeteer extraordinaire! In brilliant collage illustrations, Caldecott Honor artist Melissa Sweet tells the story of the puppeteer Tony Sarg, capturing his genius, his dedication, his zest for play, and his long-lasting gift to America—the inspired helium balloons that would become the trademark of Macy’s Parade. Recommended for ages 4 - 10 (and up!) Children of all ages will enjoy the whimsical collage illustrations, and the story of Sarg's inventions, problem-solving, and his inventive, masterful balloon creations. Winner of the 2012 Robert F. Sibert Medal, the NCTE Orbis Pictus Award, and the Bank Street College of Education Flora Stieglitz Straus Award.

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NOVEMBER 2015 Flick Picks The Good Dinosaur

The Peanuts Movie

(In Theaters: November 16, 2015)

(In Theaters: November 6, 2015)

The Good Dinosaur asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct?

Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the beloved “Peanuts” gang make their big-screen debut in state of the art 3D animation, just in time to celebrate the 65th Anniversary of the Peanuts this year. Charlie Brown, the world’s most beloved underdog, embarks upon an epic and heroic quest, while his best pal, the lovable beagle Snoopy, takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis, the Red Baron.

Pixar Animation Studios takes you on an epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend, a boy named Spot. When Arlo falls into a river and finds himself swept hundreds of miles away from home, he's forced to face his fear for the first time in his life. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears. With the help of his friend Spot, Arlo discovers that he is capable of much more than he ever thought.

From the imagination of Charles M. Schulz and the creators of the Ice Age films, The Peanuts Movie shows that every underdog has his day. Editor's Note: Read about Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz on page 11.

The all-star cast of voices includes Frances McDormand, Sam Elliott, Anna Paquin, Raymond Ochoa, Jeffrey Wright, Marcus Scribner, Jack Bright, Steve Zahn, and A.J. Buckley.

Rated G. 20th Century Fox Animation / Blue Sky Studios.

Rated PG (for peril, action and thematic elements.) 1 hr. 40 min. (Disney / Pixar Animation Studios).

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By Jan Buckner Walker

The Original Crossword Puzzle for Kids and Their Favorite Adults

The across clues are for kids and the down clues are for grown-ups!

Kids Across

1. Thanksgiving riddle: I'm the round one at the dinner table. When I'm full, you won't see much of me, but by the time you're full, I'll be empty. What am I? 3. To hand the basket full of warm rolls to the person sitting near you 7. The part of the knife that makes the cut every Thanksgiving 8. It's fine to eat your corn with your hands, but only if it's served on the ____ 10. The clear winner: It's a healthy beverage that goes well with everything 11. Thanksgiving is a great time to consider the people and things you are ______ for 14. What has four legs and stands next to the table so you can sit down and eat? 16. To tip the gravy boat so

18. 19. 20. 21. 22.

that the gravy flows over your turkey and stuffing Just ask: It's a polite word that works like magic The peas grew up in one To give the cook a hand in the kitchen What people do with the ladle in the gravy Give and get: On the third Thursday in November, delicious food is what we get, but first, this is what we give

Parents Down

1. Wish for the world: Tranquility for which many pray on Thanksgiving Day 2. It's no place to thaw a turkey, but a great place to relax once the feast is over 3. It's sweet when a pumpkin ends up in one 4. Basis of a brine (and a tabletop essential) 5. One that can serve up

to a dozen people on Thanksgiving Day 6. "A-maize-ing" side dish, baked in a cast iron pan and served golden brown 9. Any member of the fowl family 10. What your doormat tells your family and friends on Thanksgiving (and every day): You're ______ 12. Number of prongs on a carving fork 13. Saying that promotes random acts of kindness and takes everyone in the right direction: Pay it _____ 15. Common condition of potatoes around this time of year 16. Family member who hopes at least some of your dinner will miss your mouth 17. A holiday cook is 11A to her ____ for keeping her clothes fabulous and flour-free

Gravy Days

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