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Hello! This month we'll learn about some of the many amazing and unusual pets who have lived at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC (the White House) over the history of our country. Can you imagine a pony taking a ride upstairs in a White House elevator, or an alligator in a White House bathroom? Turn to pages to learn more!
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We'll meet Dr. DeWana Anderson of The Animal Hospital in Carrboro, NC, and learn about what it's like to be a veterinarian! We'll also meet Max, the cool cat who resides at The Animal Hospital. We'll learn some of the basics of dog etiquette (page 5), brought to us by the friendly people -- and dogs -- at the Green Beagle Lodge in Chapel Hill. Remember to always ask a dog's owner, "May I pet your dog" before greeting a dog you don't know. Find all of the hidden words in the Dog Breed Word Find puzzle on page 5.
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Spring is a great time to adopt a family pet! In the "Book Nook" on page 14, check out our book selections about pets, animals, magical animals (fairy horses!), and a book called Finding Winnie, about a real bear named "Winnie" who had quite an adventure from Canada to England, where she (Winnie-the-Bear) met a real boy named Christopher Robin. Read NASA's Space Place for kids (page 4) about tools NASA is using to help respond to earthquakes faster. May is National Bicycle Month, and the beautiful spring weather is perfect for going out for a family bike ride. Parents can visit www.chillkids.com to find local bike paths, nearby hiking paths, and outdoor fun year-round.
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Measuring Earthquakes Faster - By Katie McKissick, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Earthquakes can be serious, scary events. The ground shakes and rolls. Things can fly off shelves, and buildings can collapse. We can do a lot to prepare for earthquakes before they happen. But what can we do to prepare for what happens after them? When an earthquake occurs, it’s important to know the location, depth, and overall strength of the earthquake. People use this information to respond to the earthquake and help people.
To figure this out, we use sensors on the ground that measure vibrations. But with really big earthquakes, it gets harder to tell the size from the vibrations alone. The sensors also take a long time to send the information to scientists. Measuring earthquakes this way can take up to 25 minutes. That’s a lot of time when a big earthquake strikes and people need help. It’s great that we can measure the amount of shaking, but we need more information. What if we knew just how much the ground moved? Sometimes this is dramatic. Roads can be cut in half. Hillsides can rise or fall. But that can take a while to measure. Wouldn’t it be great if we could know right away?
This sounds like a job for GPS. GPS stands for Global Positioning System. This is the technology that uses satellites and ground stations to locate things all over the planet. It’s the reason our phones can give us direction to the nearest pizza place or tell us the local weather. It knows where you are. GPS could also tell us how much an earthquake station moved during an earthquake. But the GPS that we have in our cars and smart phones can’t tell if something just moves a few inches or feet. It knows the location of things based on how long a satellite message takes to get to it, but things like clouds can slow down the message. This means that GPS by itself couldn’t tell if something moved just a little bit. But with some help from NASA, it can!
Principal Investigator Dr. Yehuda Bock’s colleagues (background) with a typical GPS station in southern California. They have installed inexpensive sensors that monitor for earthquakes while collecting GPS, pressure, temperature and seismic data in real-time at 25 stations, as part of the natural hazards warning systems being jointly developed by Scripps Institution of Oceanography and NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Credits: Marc Tule
NASA scientists along with researchers from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography updated some GPS stations in Southern California. They now have sensors that monitor for earthquakes and collect GPS information, and they also take measurements of pressure, temperature, and vibrations. The weather data helps make the GPS information more accurate. Now we can tell how much that GPS station has moved when an earthquake happens. Some of these GPS earthquake stations are being installed on top of important places like hospitals, bridges, and skyscrapers. That way we know if they were moved or got damaged in the earthquake.
And it all happens faster, too. After an earthquake, scientists could know in minutes exactly where the earthquake happened and how serious it was. That means they can get help to people who need it faster than ever before. The NASA scientists are also working on an early warning system for the west coast that will give you a 1-2 minute warning before you feel the earthquake shaking. That will give you time to take cover. Want to know more about how GPS works? Visit spaceplace.nasa.gov/gps
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Dog Etiquette: May I Pet Your Dog?
ANIMAL KINGDOM Dogs are a big part of our lives and we can encounter them in different places and situations. Whether it is our own dog, a friend’s dog, or a dog we see in public, we should all know how to properly meet and interact with them. It is even more important for children so that they can have the fun and loving experiences that makes dogs so special to us.
4. If the dog's owner says it is okay to pet the dog, stand tall and still like a tree and allow the dog to smell you first before you pet him. Avoid reaching out to a dog as he approaches you. Let the dog smell you for a minute before petting him after the owner says it's okay. 5. Be calm and gentle. Speak softly or not at all. Pet the dog under their chin rather than over their head. If the dog turns and backs up to you then it is okay to pet them gently on their back.
Here are some simple steps for children to follow to keep them safe, keep dogs comfortable, and to avoid tense situations.
1. Always ask the owners’ permission to meet their dog.
6. If you are playing fetch with a dog, use a “chuck it” or another throwing stick to avoid putting your face or hands in the dog’s face and possibly get an accidental bite or scratch from play.
If the owner is not present then it is best to avoid the dog.
2. You can use the following steps to safely greet and play with your own dog. Call the dog to you rather
7. Practice makes perfect. Even if you have met this dog before or this is your own dog, you should always practice these steps so you get better and better at it.
than approaching the dog. You can call your dog's name and offer a treat. If the dog is lying down, walking away from you, or eating, then it is best avoid him for the moment.
8. If a dog has his hair up or is growling or barking at you then you should calmly leave or call for an adult to come and help.
3. Look at the dog’s tail or the floor rather than in his face. Looking a strange dog directly in his eyes could make the dog feel uncomfortable.
Put these steps on the fridge or wall as a reminder. With these guidelines everyone, especially children, can continue to have long lasting, enjoyable memories with our loving companions.
Did you know? There are more than 180 different breeds of dogs!
See how many you can find in the Word Search Puzzle, searching up, down, forward, backward, and on the diagonal to find the hidden words.
Word Search Puzzle G R L R O D A R B A L R S O P Y Y C Akita Beagle Bichon Frise Boxer Bulldog Chihuahua
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Hidden Picture Puzzle
What kind of pet is this? Connect the dots to find out ! Dot-to-Dot SETS Instructions
Stop your line after completing each set of numbers, (numbered sets are listed at the top right of the puzzle) then skip to the next set and start your line again.
Meet Max, The Animal Hospital Cat! Max is a cool cat who lives at The Animal Hospital in Carrboro, NC. (You can see him in ads around town for The Animal Hospital, dressed up in different outfits, or wearing cool cat sunglasses.) We asked Dr. DeWana Anderson how Max the Hospital Cat came to live at The Animal Hospital. Max is a very special cat. He came to live at The Animal Hospital by accident. He’s an older fellow that was unfortunately heavy in his middle age and developed diabetes that was really hard to regulate. We struggled to find a type of insulin that his body would respond to and as his disease got more out of control, he developed a neuropathy in his rear legs that limited his ability to walk. His owner allowed us to take him in and continue to try to find the correct insulin when he became too much of a challenge at her house. She was very much dedicated to Max and I know that it was hard for her to re-home him. The good part of the Max story is that we did find the right insulin and he walks normally now although he loves to catch a ride with the staff in the elevator even though he knows he should take the stairs. He’s been known to steal a raspberry donut and run with it – again he knows that’s not good for him. He enjoys having 30 people looking after him and we all spend some quality time with him every day. Max has lived with us now almost 8 years, proving that diabetes does not have to shorten or limit your life. Read our interview with Dr. Anderson about what it's like to be a veterinarian (on page 7).
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What's it Like to be a Veterinarian?
Meet Dr. DeWana Anderson, Veterinarian at The Animal Hospital in Carrboro
o you have a pet, or do you just love animals? Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a veterinarian? Dr. DeWana Anderson is a veterinarian and co-owner of The Animal Hospital in Carrboro, NC, and this month we talked with her to learn more about her work as a veterinarian, and her dedication to local animals in our community. Dr. Anderson lives in Carrboro with her dogs, Rocket (a mixed breed lab and border collie) and Tag (a German Shorthair Pointer adopted from SEGSP, a rescue shelter), and her cats Emmy Lou and Watson. Max the Animal Hospital Cat also is a member of Dr. Anderson's and The Animal Hospital's pet family in Carrboro. Read about Max the Animal Hospital Cat on page 6. Dr. Anderson’s veterinary interests lie in preventative health care, geriatrics, and community health for pets. She strongly believes that with good information and access to appropriate health care and training all domestic animals in our local community can have the opportunity to have a loving home and a long healthy life.
When were you first interested in becoming a veterinarian? What or who inspired you to become a veterinarian?
Above: Dr. Anderson performing surgery at The Animal Hospital in Carrboro, NC.
These best friends are part of the happy pet family at The Animal Hospital.
Undergraduate classes were not easy for me coming from a small town small school atmosphere, so I worked in private veterinary clinics and at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine prior to admission to vet school to prove that I was dedicated to the profession.
I grew up on a farm in East Tennessee. We had a variety of domestic animals, goats, pigs, horses, cows and chickens as well as dogs and cats. There was always someone to take care of. My dad was a big influence as he loved trying to rescue and rehabilitate wildlife. I think he’d get into trouble now for not having a rehabilitation license but he took in some crazy wildlife like Bill the pet crow that had broken his wing, and an albino skunk, Peppy, after the cartoon.
Everyone thinks that veterinary medicine is just about loving animals, but after 20+ years in the profession, I can honestly say, you have to love the people that have the pets just as much if not more. It’s the dynamic between the people and their pets that makes each day fun and exciting.
What career did you imagine for yourself when you were a child?
The best thing about veterinary practice is that each day is different. Our patients are always cats and dogs at The Animal Hospital, but every day is something new. We see pets for routine examinations and talk about preventative care, we see older pets with geriatric needs, we see pets that have been injured or have eaten the wrong thing. We do surgery and dentistry, radiographs, etc… We also work with cats that have a specific type of thyroid cancer and need radiation injections. You never know looking at the schedule in the morning, what a day in this practice will be like. It keeps us on our toes.
I didn’t actually meet a veterinarian or enter a veterinary clinic until high school, but I don’t think I ever had an alternative plan to veterinary medicine. There wasn’t an “ah ha” moment, but as far back as I can remember, this was my number one choice.
What was your favorite subject in school? I loved biology and had an
incredible high school teacher who taught us a lot about the flora and fauna of East TN. I also loved creative writing.
What does it take to become a veterinarian?
Veterinary medicine is a great profession but it does take a pretty specific course of study. When I went to school, we had to major in agriculture to apply to the University of Tennessee. Now, the prerequisites are more general science and chemistry backgrounds with a few agriculture classes.
What do you do every day? Describe a typical day on the job.
What’s the best part of your job?
I really enjoy hearing people talk about their pets and watching how they interact. There’s a bond between people and their pets that isn’t developed between people. Whether it’s young kids with their first pet or older people who’ve experienced the aging process along with their pet, I enjoy listening to their stories. It’s pretty incredible to be able to share that with our clients.
What are your favorite hobbies or things to do when you are not working?
I enjoy traveling, reading, gardening (although you would not guess that if you saw my yard), painting and just walking the dogs along the trails here in Carrboro. I have been lucky to serve on Orange County Animal Services board for about 9 years and spent several years serving on the Orange County Board of Health. We have a great community and it’s nice to give some time back to make it stay a great place to live and work.
What is your favorite kind of animal? Do you have pets?
I have two dogs (Tag and Rocket) and two cats (Watson and Emmy Lou) at home and a cat (Max) that lives with our big clinic family. I have had a variety of goldfish over the last 15 years but they can be heart breakers. I work with cats and dogs both of which I love. I’ve traveled the world to see turtles (land and sea) in their natural habitats. And I’ve recently become obsessed with whales (humpbacks in particular) and sea lions.
What advice would you give to kids who are interested in pursuing a career as a veterinarian?
Learn to study. Get to know your high school and undergraduates instructors well as you will call on them again and again as you progress through your studies. Take advantage of extracurricular activities and opportunities to work with animals in any form while you are young. Volunteer your time helping pets and helping people care for their pets. Understand that there are many aspects of veterinary medicine and that it is always a changing, exciting profession. You don’t have to be a general practitioner in a small town veterinary clinic like me. You could be a specialist, a researcher, work in a zoo, teach, travel the world helping people in underprivileged countries learn to care better for themselves and their pets. The sky is the limit!
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Ingredients • 1 cup frozen blueberries • 1 banana • 6 ounces baby spinach • 1/2 cup orange juice • 1/2 cup soy milk (or almond milk, or water) • 2 tbs ground flax seeds
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The Original Crossword Puzzle for Kids and Their Favorite Adults
The across clues are for kids and the down clues are for grown-ups!
1. Ariel is the best swimmer of all of the Disney princesses because she is a _____ 5. A city in sunny southern Florida that has beautiful beaches and an NBA team called the Heat 8. It's a long word for the subject that teaches you addition (plus subtraction, multiplication and division) 11. If you left your clothes and toys all over the ﬂoor, your room would be a _____ 12. What a pig gets when he's been wallowing around in a puddle 13. It's the merry month of Mother's Day 14. To mutter in a low voice so that people can hardly hear you (or the loveable, dancing penguin from "Happy Feet")
15. What the witch was in "The Wizard of Oz" that made everybody dislike her 17. Any warm-blooded animal 19. An amazing entertainer who can pull a rabbit out of his hat 21. Gets introduced to for the first time
9. Margin management: Player most at risk of being cut out of commerce 10. What a homemade Mother's Day card can do to a mother's heart 12. Hollywood studio that ruled with a roar 14. She's Mickey's girl in Disney World Parents Down 15. Take a bow: Female multitaskers who routinely 1. Pony's mother or (and amazingly) juggle their grandmother families' many priorities 2. Incisors' nearby neighbors 16. Hotel's sparkle specialist 3. Wintergreen (or other who appreciates your tip refreshing candy) 18. Silent type: Pale performer 4. Make a note: It's ﬂanked who can mesmerize (or by "re" and "fa" annoy) a passerby without 6. Frequently found in saying a word cookies, these nuts have a 20. Started in the '70s, this name that suggests they feminist mag has a title just might thrive in a university right for she who chooses environment to be mum about her 7. Egomaniac's consistent focus marital status (and a homophone of 4D) email@example.com
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Presidential Pets! Did you know that many U.S. presidents have had pets while living in the White House? Some presidents have had dogs, cats and birds, as well as more unusual pets, including the kinds of animals you might find in a zoo!
Some of the presidential pets in U.S. history include a pony, a zebra, a pygmy hippo, a raccoon, a turkey, a bear, a macaw, and even an alligator!
Introducing some of the Fabulous, Famous Pets of Presidents!
Charlie, President John F. Kennedy's Welsh terrier at the White House.
President John F. Kennedy had a Pony named Macaroni as a pet for his children, Caroline and John Jr. (John John). They also had a pony named Tex, and an Irish Connemara pony named Leprechaun that was a gift to President Kennedy from the people of Ireland. Caroline Kennedy and her pony Macaroni.
The Kennedy children also had dogs, cats, birds, hamsters, a horse named Sardar, and a rabbit named Zsa Zsa. Zsa Zsa was a gift from a magician in Pennsylvania, who said that the bunny had grown too fat to fit into the magician's top hat! President Calvin Coolidge had a pygmy hippo named "Bill" as a White House pet; the hippo was given to him as a gift. He also had a raccoon named Rebecca who walked on a leash. President Theodore Roosevelt had many pets including a zebra living at the White House. The zebra came all the way from Africa! Read more about President Theodore Roosevelt's pets on page 13.
President Bill Clinton had a cat named Socks, and a Labrador retriever dog named Buddy. Socks (pictured above) was quite a celebrity! President Abraham Lincoln had a pet turkey named Jack. The Lincoln family pets also included a pig, a rabbit, ponies, goats, cats and dogs.
Alligator in the bathtub! President John Quincy Adams
had an alligator (given to him by the Marquis de Lafayette) that was kept in a bathroom at the White House! His wife Louisa also kept silkworms as pets. In 1787 President George Washington brought a camel to his home, Mount Vernon. The tradition continues; you can visit a camel at Mount Vernon every year during the Christmas season. George Washington was the only American president who did not live in the White House (the White House was not yet built), but he did help select the place for the new capital. The pets of President Ronald Reagan included several dogs as well as horses (who lived on his ranch). The Reagans' dog Rex (a Cavalier King Charles spaniel) runs to greet them at the White House on April 20, 1987.
President Reagan and Rex in the Diplomatic Reception Room (March 7,1986.)
To learn more about United States Presidents and their fascinating pets, visit www.presidentialpetmuseum.com/whitehousepets-1.htm.
Photo courtesy Reagan Library.
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Presidents' Pets through the Years (cont.) President Barack Obama and his family have two Portuguese water dogs, Bo and Sunny. Bo and Sunny have met many famous people and dignitaries from around the world, including Pope Francis. Bo and Sunny also met R2D2 of Star Wars fame.
President Theodore Roosevelt's White House Menagerie Theodore Roosevelt had six children, and they had lots of pets, including an Icelandic calico Shetland pony, a lizard, guinea pigs, a one-legged rooster, a rabbit, a barn owl, a bright blue and yellow Hyacinth macaw parrot, and a bear! Writing about President Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt, In 1908, the Washington Evening Star reported: â€œThere is no home in Washington so full of pets of high and low degree as is the White House, and those pets not only occupy the attention of the children, but the president is himself their good friend, and has a personal interest in every one of them.â€?
Above: The Obama family dogs Bo, left, and Sunny, relax on the South Lawn of the White House. (Can you see the Washington monument in the distance?)
A pony in the elevator? In this photo, Quentin Roosevelt is riding Algonquin, his brother Archie's pony. In1903 when Archie Roosevelt was sick with the measles, Quentin took Algonquin upstairs (inside the White House elevator) for a visit to help his bedridden brother feel better!
Sunny and Bo meeting R2D2. Photo: Twitter (Michelle Obama).
If you were President, what kind of pet would you have at the White House?
Teddy Roosevelt's eldest son, Theodore Roosevelt Jr. had a beautiful bright blue and yellow, talking & singing Hyacinth macaw called Eli Yale. Theodore Roosevelt Jr. at 14 years old, holding Eli the Hyacinth macaw. Photo: Library of Congress.
Draw a picture showing you and your pet at the White House.
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I Want to Be a Veterinarian by Stephanie Waze Ideal for kids who love animals, I Want to be a Veterinarian explores the many interesting facets of a veterinary career. Filled with beautiful full-color photographs and fascinating facts about the many different kinds of vets, how veterinary science began, and its future, this book also shows kids what it takes to be a veterinarian.
Go, Dog. Go! by P. D. Eastman Since 1961, this classic, timeless Beginner Book edited by Dr. Seuss continues to be a favorite of young readers and parents too, thanks to the charming, whimsical illustrations and simply worded, rhythmic Seuss-style text.
The uncluttered, informative text highlights From big dogs and little dogs to interesting facts about the profession, and red, green, and blue dogs, dogs provides an overview of where vets work, including vets who make house calls or work going up and dogs going fast, dogs at zoos, vets who work with small animals and driving cars, dogs on skis, dogs on a large animals, domestic pets and exotic animals. Ferris wheel . . . who knew dogs were so busy? Laughter will follow
The book also features interesting facts about holistic veterinary medicine and defines specialized veterinary terms. One double-page spread is devoted to famous veterinarians.
If you love animals and want to work with them, as Dr. Candace Ashley is doing in these pictures from the book, then I Want to be a Veterinarian is written for you!
at the dapper yellow dog's response to the dainty pink poodle's repeated question: “Do you like my hat?” ("No, I do not!")
Like P. D. Eastman’s classic Are You My Mother?, Go, Dog. Go! has been a go-to favorite for over fifty years, leaving audiences of all breeds wagging their tails with delight. Originally created by Dr. Seuss, the Beginner Books series encourages children to read all by themselves, with simple words and illustrations that give clues to their meaning. The charming illustrations and text in Go, Dog. Go! make this a fun and enjoyable book for everyone! Ages 4-8.
The Magical Animal Adoption Agency: Clover's Luck (Book 1)
by Kallie George; illustrated by Alexandra Boiger Despite her name, Clover has always felt decidedly unlucky. So when she stumbles upon a mysterious cottage in the Woods, she can hardly believe her good fortune. It's the Magical Animal Adoption Agency, and it houses creatures of all kinds. Fairy horses, unicorns, and a fiery young dragon are just the beginning! Mr. Jams, the Agency's owner, agrees to hire her as summer helper and Clover hopes her luck has finally changed. But when she's left alone to care for the Agency, a sneaky witch comes after the magical creatures! Will Clover outsmart her in time to protect the animals? The first book of this new illustrated chapter book series will charm young readers as Clover learns that courage and heart can be even more powerful than good luck. Ages 7-10.
Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear by Lindsay Mattick, illustrated by Sophie Blackall Winner of the 2016 Caldecott Medal & #1 New York Times Best Seller Before Winnie-the-Pooh, there was a real bear named Winnie, and she was a girl! In 1914, a veterinarian named Harry Colebourn rescued an orphaned black bear cub while on the way to join his army unit during WWI. He named the bear Winnie, after his home town of Winnipeg, and took her with him from Canada to England, where she became the mascot of the Second Canadian Infantry Brigade. Harry Colebourn's real-life great-granddaughter tells the true story of Winnie and Harry's remarkable friendship, and their amazing journey--from the fields of Canada to a convoy across the ocean to an army base in England. Since Winnie couldn’t come with him to France, Harry found a new home for her at the London Zoo, where a real boy named Christopher Robin discovered her. This is the remarkable true story of friendship and the bear who inspired Winnie-the-Pooh. Ages 3–6.
The Magical Animal Adoption Agency The Enchanted Egg (Book 2) There's a new resident at the Magical Animal Adoption Agency—but this one hasn't hatched yet! Mr. Jams has brought home an enchanted egg from his last journey, and Clover can't wait to find out what kind of creature the polka-dotted shell contains. But one morning when Clover checks on the cozy nest of feathers she's made for the egg, she finds it empty, and the baby animal is nowhere in sight! Clover is anxious to find the creature, but the Agency is full of visitors looking for pets of their own. Will Clover be able to match them with their perfect companions and save the mysterious animal before Mr. Jams returns from his trip? The second book in Kallie George's The Magical Animal Adoption Agency series celebrates the magic of new friends and the power of seeing with your heart. Ages 7-10.
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May 2016 Flick Picks Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir
The Angry Birds Movie (In theaters: May 20, 2016)
(On DVD: May 3, 2016)
The Angry Birds Movie is based on the hugely popular iPhone app that has players using a slingshot to propel different types of birds into various structures that house green pigs, known as the Oinks, who have stolen these birds' eggs. These birds will crash into anything to get their eggs back.
The first super-heroes of Paris are junior high school students! Classmatesby-day Marinette and Adrien use their kwami (magical sprite-like helpers/pets) to transform into the masked superheroes Ladybug and Cat Noir whenever the evil Hawk Moth threatens their beloved city.
Ever since the first Angry Birds game debuted on smartphones worldwide in late 2009, fans have wondered about why these birds are so angry. After more than 3 billion downloads of the original game, fans now can learn the whole story!
Together they work to restore peace to the city and thwart Hawk Moth's schemes to turn normal citizens into super-villains, all without revealing their true identities to their friends, families ... or to each other. Neither Marinette/Ladybug nor Adrien/Cat Noir knows the other’s secret identity!
The Angry Birds Movie takes us to an island populated entirely by happy, flightless birds. Or almost entirely. In this paradise, Red (Jason Sudeikis), a bird with a temper problem, speedy Chuck (Josh Gad), and the volatile Bomb (Danny McBride) have always been outsiders. But when the island is visited by mysterious green piggies, it's up to these unlikely outcasts to figure out what the pigs are up to. The Angry Birds Movie reveals the long-awaited story about how the rivalry between the birds and the pigs really started. 97 minutes. Rated PG (for rude humor and action). Columbia Pictures (Sony).
When they're not fighting bad guys, Marinette and Adrien are typical tweens keeping up with school, making friends, and dealing with difficult peers. In each episode it takes friendship, teamwork and skill to outwit Hawk Moth and keep Paris safe! DVD features the original seven episodes. The series was on Nickelodeon in the US, and airs on the Disney channel in Europe. 132 minutes. Shout! Kids/ZAG.
Look for Math-A-Muse Answers on page 2.
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Congratulations to Piedmont Electric's 2016 Earth Day Art Contest Winners!
Madison B. - New Hope Elementary
Mikaela W. - Woodland Elementary Gage W. - Woodland Elementary
Piedmont Electric is Committed to
Working Together for a Greener Tomorrow!
Finley R. - Carolina Friends
Thai T. Carolina Friends
Euline R. Stoney Creek Elementary
2nd Gr. Student Grady Brown Elementary Fatima M. Stoney Creek Elementary
Ellamarie P. New Hope Elementary
Camila Pathways Elementary
Katie H. Pathways Elementary
Emma W. Grady Brown Elementary
In celebration of Earth Day on April 22 of each year, Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation sponsors an Earth Day Art Contest for elementary school students K-5 at schools in Piedmont Electric's service area. Winners receive a $25 cash card and their artwork is featured at Piedmont Electric office locations and in print publications. Hey Kids! Visit Piedmont Electric's KidZone website for fun games and for energy saving tips! Teachers can visit for conservation lesson plans and more.
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Published on May 1, 2016
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