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Welcome June!

Hello! Hooray for summer! The first day of summer is on June 21st, and there are lots of fun things to do with your family and friends in the North Carolina Triangle. It's time for summer vacation, summer camps, Durham Bulls baseball games, and the 38th Annual Festival for the Eno River (on July 2nd & 4th, 2016). You won't want to miss the Festival for the Eno, so be sure to mark it on your calendar now. Summer is a perfect time to explore the North Carolina beaches. If you go to Topsail Beach (about a half an hour drive from Wilmington, NC), be sure to plan a visit to the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center. Read all about the sea turtles at the Karen Beasley Center on pages 10 & 11. On page 5, read about the 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee championship and the t wo co-champions, as well as North Carolina finalists Bettie Closs of Durham, NC and Ava Vega of Charlotte, NC. Challenge your family to an informal spelling bee, and increase your vocabulary by learning the winning words of the previous National Spelling Bee final rounds. This month we'll also learn about butterflies and some of the flowers you can plant to attract butterflies. Beat the heat with family fun all Summer at Northgate Mall in Durham! Northgate's Safari Adventure Train opens June 16th! (See page 8). Visit northgatemall.com/ events all Summer for family fun including Discovery Nook events for kids at Northgate Mall in partnership with the Durham County Library. Have fun at the Durham Public Library's Summer Reading Kick-off at Northgate Mall on Saturday, June 11th. Get "unplugged" and read all summer long! Have a joyful June!

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Can you see underwater? NASA can! By Michael Gregory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

If you could see under the ocean, what would you want to look at? Maybe to find out if a crab is about

to nibble on your toe? Well, if you were really lucky, you might just see a beautiful coral reef.

What is a reef? It’s basically a big collection of rocks sitting on the floor of the ocean. Coral reefs are living reefs covered by tiny animals called corals. They make their skeletons on the outside of their bodies, like a shell, and glue it to a rock—they stay in one place for their whole life! After corals die, their hard outer shells stay attached to the reef. After years and years of corals leaving their little skeletons behind, a reef gets bigger and bigger. A reef in Australia is so gigantic you can see it from space! We have learned that coral reefs are very sensitive to changes in temperature and light. They don’t like it when they can’t get enough clean water because of pollution in the ocean. And sometimes the water they are living in gets too hot for them to survive. In 2016. NASA invented a way to study coral reefs from airplanes. Because reefs are underwater, it’s not very easy to see them clearly. That’s why NASA is going to use a special instrument (called an imaging spectrometer) to see how the reefs are doing. Coral reefs are usually really pretty. Some animals that live on reefs are fish, crabs, eels, sharks, sea turtles, and starfish. A lot of the fish living on coral reefs are very brightly colored, which makes people want to go and look at them. Just be sure to bring a mask and snorkel so you can see and breathe under water! Visit NASA's Space Place web site to learn

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KIDS IN THE NEWS

2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee Nihar Janga & Jairam Hathwar Declared Co-Champions

Spellers from across the U.S. and other parts of the world traveled to Washington, D.C. in May 2016 for an epic battle against the dictionary, with 285 spellers competing for the coveted title of champion of the 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee.

North Carolina Spellers Shine in the 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee Thirteen of the 285 contestants in the 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee were from North Carolina. Two of these NC spellers, Bettie Closs and Ava Vega were finalists!

After 39 rounds, Nihar Janga, and, an11-yearold speller (5th grade) from Austin, Texas, and Jairam Hathwar, a 13-year-old (8th-grade) speller from Corning, New York, were declared cochampions. Both champions will receive a $40,000 cash prize, an engraved trophy, a $2,500 U.S. savings bond and a reference library from Merriam-Webster, $400 worth of Encyclopedia Britannica products, and a trip to New York City, where they will appear on “LIVE with Kelly.”

2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee Co-Champions Nihar Janga and Jairam Hathwar. Photo Credit: Mark Bowen/Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Meet Bettie Closs of Durham, NC Durham speller Bettie Closs, a seventh-grader at Lucas Middle School in Durham, advanced to the final rounds of the Spelling Bee.

Bettie enjoys doing lots of fun things such as dancing, zip-lining, bicycling, skating, hiking in the woods, sledding, deep sea fishing, participating in academic competitions, playing the bass clarinet and the clarinet, and reading. She also likes taking trips to Africa and the The Scripps National Spelling Bee is the In the 39th and last round of the spelling bee, nation's largest and longest-running educational Outer Banks, North Carolina. She recently Jairam Hathwar correctly spelled “Feldenkrais program. The National Spelling Bee started in took first place in a regional Science Olympiad competition. Bettie plans to attend Duke ,” which is defined as “an educational system 1925 with nine contestants. University to get a degree in engineering and that allows the body to move and function more efficiently and comfortably.” In the last The purpose of the Scripps National Spelling pursue a career as an architect and designer of homes. Bettie competed in the Scripps round Nihar Janga correctly spelled the word Bee is to help students improve spelling, "gesellschaft,” which is defined as “a society increase their vocabularies, learn concepts and National Spelling Bee in 2014 and 2015. or group, or an association of individuals for develop correct English usage that will help common goals, as for entertainment, intellectual, them all of their lives. Meet Eva Vega or cultural purposes or for business reasons.” of Charlotte, NC Eva Alessandra Vega “It was just insane, I don’t even know how This summer of Charlotte, NC also to put it in words,” Jairam said. Jairam also get out your made it to the finals. described his spelling bee experience as thrilling, Eva is a 12-year-old dictionary and but nerve-wracking. sixth-grader at Carmel hold your own Christian School. Eva is spelling bee with “I’m just speechless. I can’t say anything. I’m an avid reader who also only in fifth grade,” Nihar said. Nihar noted your family and enjoys writing, drawing, that while he wasn’t confident in an earlier friends! and arts and crafts. round, when many spellers were eliminated, his She likes to play video confidence increased through subsequent rounds. games with her little sister, play flute and guitar, and work toward Meet this Year’s Youngest Spelling Competitor: learning Spanish and French. Two of her 6-Year-Old Akash Vukoti dreams are to be a writer and to see the Eiffel Tower. Besides competing in spelling bees, Eva Six-year old Akash Vukoti of San Antonio, has participated in math and creative writing Texas was the youngest contestant in the 2016 competitions, and she was recently admitted to Scripps National Spelling Bee. His favorite word the Davidson Young Scholars program. has 45 letters: “pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.” 2016 NATIONAL SPELLING BEE FUN FACTS This was the third year in a row two spellers won the title of America’s best spellers! Before that, the last co-champion was in 1957. The last time someone younger than 13 won the spelling bee was in 2000.

Jairam’s brother Sriram was a co-winner of the 2014 championship. Jairam is the second sibling pair to win the bee. Last year, Vanya Shivashankar became the co-champion; her sister Kavya won in 2010.

Akash would like to be an astronaut and an actor when he grows up! Akash misspelled his second on-stage word during the preliminary rounds. When spelling the word “bacteriolytic,” (meaning destruction of bacteria) he used an “a” rather than an “o” in the middle, but he received a standing ovation and high fives as he left the stage. Photos: Mark Bowen/Scripps National Spelling Bee.

The 285 spellers who qualified for this year’s spelling bee ranged in age from 6 to 14 and are almost evenly divided among boys (144) and girls (141). The 2016 spellers come from all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Department of Defense Schools in Europe. Eleven spellers represent the Bahamas, Canada, Ghana, Jamaica, Japan and South Korea. Visit spellingbee.com to learn more about the Scripps National Spelling Bee!

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EXPLORING NATURE

Plant Flowers. . . Attract Butterflies

Plant a Butterfly Garden Butterflies feed on the flower nectar of certain plants. You can plant these plants in your garden and attract a lot of visiting butterflies. You might also plant some plants that the butterflies’ caterpillars like to eat. The butterflies will then lay their eggs on those plants and their caterpillars will hatch out and they will feed on your flowers. They are rather interesting to look at themselves. Then they will pupate and hatch out into more butterflies!

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The Monarch butterfly, like all butterflies, undergoes a complete metamorphosis (or well defined stages of development) before becoming an adult. The process of metamorphosis takes three to five weeks, depending on the environmental conditions (weather, temperature), and it happens in the following stages: Egg Stage: The adult female Monarch lays more than 500 eggs on the back of the leaves of a specific kind of plant: the milkweed plant. They generally lay one egg per plant. The size of an egg is similar to the period at the end of this sentence. It is white and cone-shaped. This stage lasts between three to twelve days, depending on environmental conditions. Text Source: Monarch Butterfly Royal Mail: A Manual for the Environmental Educator by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Profauna A.C. Learn more about the amazing monarch butterflies at http://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/pollinators/ Monarch_Butterfly/teacherandstudent/index.shtml

Larval (Caterpillar) Stage: Caterpillars hatch from the eggs. Their heads are welldeveloped and they have black and yellowish orange stripes. The body is made up of thirteen segments. Their salivary glands are adapted to produce silk. At this stage, they feed on milkweed leaves, which are poisonous for most animals, but not for this caterpillar. On the contrary, the poison safely accumulates in the caterpillars' bodies to later protect them from birds, their main predator. During the following two weeks, their development is very rapid. They increase in size 200 to 300 times! As a result their skin becomes rigid, too tight for its size, causing it to shed five times. Once the right size is reached, they begin preparing for the next stage. Chrysalis Stage: In this phase, the caterpillar stops feeding, leaves the plant where

it was born, and searches for a good place to become a chrysalis. It spins a small pillow beneath a branch from which it hangs, forming a "J" shape with its body. It sheds for the last time and spins a silky thread to form the chrysalis (butterfly pupa) that will encase and protect it. Within an hour, it turns into a yellow-green chrysalis, and gradually changes shape, hardening and turning blue-green with gold and black spots. After eight to ten days, the chrysalis is translucent (see-through), making it possible to see the adult butterfly's wings. Adult Stage: A Butterfly Emerges! After two weeks, the chrysalis breaks open and the butterfly emerges with damp and wrinkled wings. The butterfly starts to pump fluids to its wings so they will unfold and dry. When the wings become firm and reach their normal size, the adult is ready to fly, after feeding on the nectar of flowers from different kinds of plants.

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ANIMAL KINGDOM

A North Carolina Hospital for Sea Turtles: The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center

Located in Surf City, North Carolina (across from Topsail Beach, and about a half hour drive from Wrightsville Beach and Wilmington, NC), the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center is a sea turtle sanctuary committed to the rescue, care, rehabilitation and release of sick and injured sea turtles. For more than 20 years, the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue Center (also known as the "Sea Turtle Hospital") helps sea turtles recover from injuries and illnesses caused by nets, hooks, toxins and polluted water, plastics, boat hulls, boat propellers, even shark attacks. The hospital also rescues "cold-stunned" sea turtles from sudden cold temperature, and rescues and releases baby sea turtles who aren't able to make it out to sea. (Sometimes a storm or hurricane weather causes the ocean to be too rough for the tiny baby sea turtles to leave the beach.) Visitors can come and visit the sea turtles who are recovering at the Sea Turtle Hospital, and (if you are there when a sea turtle will be released back into the sea,) visitors also can go to the beach and watch the release. Jean Beasley, Founder and Director of the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rehabilitation and Rescue Center, has been working tirelessly for more than 20 years to rescue sea turtles, with the dedicated help of hundreds of long-term volunteers. She is the winner of the 2013 Oceana Ocean Hero Awards, and the winner of Animal Planet’s 2007 Hero of the Year.

The Sea Turtle Hospital has a lot to celebrate! They have rescued, rehabilitated and released hundreds of sea turtles, and they are now able to rescue many more sea turtles since the Sea Turtle Hospital moved to a brand new, much larger privatelyfunded building in 2013. The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center includes a large space for tanks ("sea turtle bay", where recovering sea turtle patients spend their days swimming and splashing in the tanks), sea turtle hospital, classroom, gift shop, educational exhibits and sea turtle art that teach about conservation and things we can all do to help keep sea turtles safer.

Turtle Patrols

In addition to rescuing and rehabilitating injured turtles, Karen Beasley Rescue volunteers have daily "Turtle Patrols" all spring and summer during sea turtle nesting season, scouting out turtle tracks that lead to nests. Topsail Island has 26 miles of coastline, and each mile is surveyed every morning (around 100 volunteers daily) to identify sea turtle tracks and nests from May through August. When a nest is found, it is roped off and closely monitored, including a round-the-clock guard when hatching time is near. (Sea turtle eggs generally hatch in about 60 days, so with constant monitoring the volunteers can determine the approximate hatch date). Beasley and her staff of volunteers emphasize that, even with all these efforts, only one in an estimated 5,000 to 10,000 hatchlings survive, and the turtles don't seem to be laying enough eggs to keep their numbers from declining. There are fewer nests now than there were in the mid-1980's when Jean Beasley and her daughter, Karen, began the turtle patrol project. In addition to her work at the Karen Beasley center, Jean Beasley works diligently to promote conservation around the world. All sea turtle species are either endangered or threatened, and are listed in the Endangered Species Act. Of the seven sea turtle species worldwide, five kinds of sea turtles (species) migrate along the east coast, and three kinds (species) of sea turtles are hospitalized at the Sea Turtle Hospital at Topsail Beach regularly. The loggerhead is the sea turtle most often seen in North Carolina, followed by green sea turtles and then Kemp's Ridley sea turtles. Most sea turtle species live about 100 years. Destruction of feeding and nesting habitats and pollution of the world’s oceans are all taking a serious toll on remaining sea turtle populations.

• If you dig a hole in the sand on the beach, do not walk away without replacing all the sand. It’s dangerous not only to turtles but to humans who can stumble into it and break a bone (it’s happened.) • Don't leave anything on the beach; pick up everything you bring and take it back with you. Pieces of plastic, toys, parts, and balloons and balloon strings are all very dangerous for sea turtles and other sea creatures. • When vacationing at the beach, or for people whose homes are at the beach, it's important to turn off outside lights and refrain from using flashlights on the beach during nesting season, because turtles are disoriented by light and head off in the wrong direction. (Confused by the lights, sea turtle mamas can end up in parking lots and on the highways, rather than nesting on the dark beach at night). • Respect the sea turtle nests and any instructions from turtle project volunteers. • Visitors also are warned not try to stop a turtle or get in its way. Beasley and her volunteer staff remind visitors that it is illegal (a violation of federal law) to try to stop a sea turtle or get in its way. If you come across a stranded, injured or distressed sea turtle, call the Wildlife Resources Commission’s sea turtle emergency hotline number at 252-241-7367 (24/7), or visit the Karen Beasley Center's website at www.seaturtlehospital.org to learn what to do if you see a stranded, injured or distressed sea turtle.

The Karen Beasley Rescue Center teaches visitors about the things we can each do to help the sea turtles. Here are some of the ways you can help: Topsail Island baby turtle heads out to the ocean. "Good luck out there little guy!" Courtesy Karen Beasley Rescue Center and Rehabilitation Center Facebook.

• Do not leave large items (chairs, canopies, umbrellas) on the beach overnight. A turtle can become entangled in these.

Flipper hugs: Rescued tiny hatchlings at the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital.

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Sea Turtles Released Back Home to the Ocean at Topsail Beach, North Carolina

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A Loggerhead Sea Turtle's Journey from Hatchling to the Sea When you visit the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, you will quickly see that each sea turtle has a distinct personality, and you will learn that each sea turtle patient has his or her own story. Each of these sea turtles was rescued and is recovering at the Sea Turtle Hospital, so that they can be released back into the sea as soon as they are able.

There is a joyful celebration on Topsail Beach when a sea turtle at the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center has recovered and will be released to go back home into the ocean.

In 2008, "Lefty" the loggerhead turtle weighed 2 ounces. The tiny hatchling was rescued when he was found missing his right front flipper.

Sometimes as many as 500 school children have attended the release of a turtle hospital patient, along with family and friends of the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center. For traffic and crowd safety reasons, a release is only posted on the website (www.seaturtlehospital.org) and on Facebook the day before the release. (Having less advance notice results in less of a crowd.) On the happy day when a sea turtle (or a group of sea turtles) is released, a beach "runway" is marked with ribbons, creating a parade route from the dunes to the beach and the water's edge. Children often make flags, signs and banners to cheer the sea turtle along back into the sea. Sea turtle ambassadors are elected to officially escort the turtle. Adult volunteers carry the turtle, and since most of the turtles are quite large and heavy (on average several hundred pounds), it can be a big job! When the sea turtle reaches the beach and smells the salt water, it gets so excited it flaps its flippers and bucks to make a break for the ocean. It is challenging for the three adults carrying a sea turtle to have the strength and endurance to keep a grip all the way from the dunes down to the water's edge where the sea turtle will be released.

"Lefty" in November 2013. He grew a lot in 6 years!

Lefty was an unusual case for the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital because he was rescued when he was a tiny hatchling, and stayed at the hospital for a long time: almost six years! Most of the rescued baby sea turtles are able to go back to the sea quickly, sometimes they even get to take a ride on a boat to warmer, safer water. But when Lefty was brought in to the Sea Turtle Hospital, the tiny baby hatchling was missing his right front flipper (that's why he's called "Lefty"). He had to spend a lot of time learning how to swim and maneuver without a right front flipper, and the Sea Turtle Hospital needed to make sure he could survive in the wild before he could be released.

In this picture, "Lefty" was 4 months old and growing quickly!

On a happy day in June 2014, Lefty was released 6 years after he arrived at the Sea Turtle Hospital, along with several other sea turtles who also were released that day, swimming along with him out into the vast ocean.

Videos of sea turtle releases are posted to the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital's Facebook page so that people at home can watch the sea turtles being released back into the ocean.

Happy Day! 6-year-old "Lefty" was released in June 2014.

Visit www.SeaTurtleHospital.org to learn more about the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center and learn how to adopt a sea turtle!

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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. Fiesta fun: If you give a pinata a good, hard whack, what might fall out is this sweet snack 3. The national banner that hangs over an Olympic champion as she receives her medal 6. Good "shape": A coat hanger is this shape with an upside-down "J" on top 7. What a graduate wears with his gown that has a hanging tassel 8. It's at the end of the string that hangs over the edge of a cup of steaming water: a ___ bag 9. These are the lights that make a 7D bright 11. A ____ chime is a hanging decoration that makes a tinkling sound in the breeze 12. A hungry chimp might

reach for a bunch of these 14. The Liberty ____ hangs proudly near Philadelphia's Independence Hall 17. It hangs around a baby's neck to keep baby food off of his shirt 19. The perfect pick-me-up: When a person needs a few words of ______, it could help a lot if you say, "Just hang in there" 20. People hang it up when the conversation is over 21. Hair that hangs on a forehead

Parents Down

2. Hanging like a hoop earring (or a misplaced participle) 3. Not all in: Parts that hang in the water as you sit on the edge of a pool 4. Peace sign: Place where a

doorknob displays a "Do Not Disturb" request 5. Gorillas, orangutans and bonobos are great ones 6. Puppy's "personalized" accessory 7. Dining room's dazzling, 2D light fixture 10. A tip for the terrified: A necklace made of _____ could repel more than just vampires 13. Historically (and metaphorically), it's what an enterprising attorney hangs out to announce that she's open for business 15. Hangs on a speaker's every word 16. What the doc asks you to open wide so she can take a look at your tonsils 18. For a driver who's ready to hit the road, a ___ ring is the circle of life

Spence’s Farm After School & Summer Camp!

Just Hanging Around

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Farm Maze Help the horse find his way to the apple.

Can you use money on a farm? Can you go up to a chicken and say, “here’s $.25; give me an egg?”

What does the word chicken mean? What can you learn from chickens?

Finish

We have 2016 Summer Camp openings June 6 - August 26 for ages 3-16.

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Afraid of everything. Bravery, respect, being calm.

Spence’s Farm, a place where children of all ages develop loving relationships with animals and nature, develop skills for life, build friendships, overcome fears, and learn about trust, respect, responsibility, and persistence.

See our website for more information about our After School, Summer Camp, Birthday Parties, Horsemanship programs, open houses, and discounts: www.spencesfarm.com 919-968-8581 What was the most important crop of the old family farm?

Children.

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CFL Charlie’s Summer Search

Hey kids! CFL Charlie here. Looking to stay cool over the summer? Here are some tips on how to do that while saving energy. 1) Turn your thermostat up a few degrees -- it can save you a lot of money! If you're still hot, turn on a ceiling fan or have a popsicle. 2) Make sure to turn off things like your TV and shut down your computer -- those make a lot of heat if you leave them on. 3) Finally, make sure to replace your regular light bulbs with CFL or LED light bulbs these save energy and aren't as hot.

Help Charlie find the red highlighted words below!

N A F G N I L I E C C F E

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SUMMER MAGIC

U Z W I C F L G D D L R G

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Active, healthy summer days filled with music, drama, fort-building, woodwork, crafts, art, nature exploration, creativity, and imagination on our 54 acres of fields and farm. www.emersonwaldor f.org • 919 967 1858

N W O D T U H S C Q A O E L O O C Z H E A T P R N R T A T S O M R E H T I U Y P O P S I C L E L K E T A Visit Piedmont Electric's KidZone website for fun games and energy saving tips!

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JUNE 2016 Flick Picks Finding Dory

BFG

(In Theaters: June 17, 2016) Finding Dory welcomes back to the big screen everyone’s favorite forgetful blue tang Dory (voice of Ellen DeGeneres), who’s living happily in the reef with Marlin (voice of Albert Brooks) and Nemo (voice of Hayden Rolence). When Dory suddenly remembers that she has a family out there who may be looking for her, the trio takes off on a lifechanging adventure across the ocean to California’s prestigious Marine Life Institute, a rehabilitation center and aquarium. In an effort to find her mom (voice of Diane Keaton) and dad (voice of Eugene Levy), Dory enlists the help of three of the Institute’s most intriguing residents: Hank (voice of Ed O’Neill), a cantankerous octopus who frequently gives employees the slip; Bailey (voice of Ty Burrell), a beluga whale who is convinced his biological sonar skills are on the fritz; and Destiny (voice of Kaitlin Olson), a nearsighted whale shark. Dory and her friends discover the magic within their flaws, friendships and family.

Rated PG. 1 hr. 35 min. (Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures.)

Big Friendly Giant

(In Theaters: July 1, 2016) " 'We is in Dream Country,' the BFG said. 'This is where all dreams is beginning.' " - Roald Dahl Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, The BFG (Big Friendly Giant), this is the exciting tale of Sophie, a 10-year-old girl from London and the mysterious Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. The BFG (Mark Rylance), while a giant himself, is nothing like the other inhabitants of Giant Country. Standing 24-feet tall with enormous ears and a keen sense of smell, he is endearingly dim-witted and keeps to himself for the most part. Some of the other giants, however, are twice as big and not so nice. Upon her arrival in Giant Country, Sophie soon comes to realize that the BFG is quite kind and charming. The BFG is a story about friendship and loyalty, in which Sophie helps her friend the BFG solve his biggest problems. Rated PG for action/peril, some scary moments and brief rude humor. 115 min. ( Amblin Entertainment, Walt Disney Pictures, Walden Media.)

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Hidden Picture Puzzle by Liz How many hidden items can you find? Find each item, then color in the picture!

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 Math-A-Muse Look for Math-A-Muse Answers on page 2.

By Evelyn B. Christensen, Ed.D.

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    6÷1

9÷3

15 ÷ 3 28 ÷ 7

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24 ÷ 6

18 ÷ 3 40 ÷ 8

42 ÷ 7

8÷2

21 ÷ 7

30 ÷ 6 24 ÷ 4

1÷1

35 ÷ 7

9÷9

12 ÷ 6

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16 ÷ 8

36 ÷ 6

12 ÷ 3

10 ÷ 5

24 ÷ 8

4

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Use the clues to put the clips in order.       

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