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February 2017

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ChillKids Chapel Hill/Carrboro/Hillsborough/ Orange & Durham Counties' Fun Family Educational Resource PUBLISHER/EDITOR Kate Look kate@ChillKids.com

Welcome February! February brings happy Valentine's Day smiles! Valentine's Day reminds us to let the people we love know how much we appreciate them. Have fun making cards and writing Valentine's Day poems for your family, teachers, and friends!

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This month we'll learn about the Arctic fox and some of the other animals who live in the Arctic. You can meet an Arctic fox named Caspar at the Conser vators Center in Burlington, NC. Read all about it on pages 6 and 7.

Copyright © 2017 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.

Haveora teacher joyfuland December! Have fun with a parent, grandparent, complete the Kids Across, Parents Down Crossword puzzle and Math-a-Muse math puzzles together.

Stay warm inside reading a good book, and use the form on page 10 to keep track to make sure you also read aloud at least 15 minutes a day. February is Library Lovers' Month, so go to the library and read some great books! Read about the 2017 Great Kindness Challenge on pages 14-15, and use the checklist on page 15 to perform as many kind deeds as you can in one week.

Can you guess what the dot-to-dot picture will be (page 13)? Have a fabulous February!

NATIONAL DENTAL HEALTH MONTH ARE YOUR TEETH “SUPER” HEALTHY? DO YOU TAKE CARE OF THEM LIKE A “HERO”? Take our quiz to see if you are doing everything you can to have a super strong and healthy smile!! 1) Do you brush your teeth twice a day? YES

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5) Do you go to the dentist twice a year for a check-up? YES NO If you answered yes to all of these questions then you are a super hero at taking care of your teeth. If you answered no to any question then you may have a little work to do. It’s ok, just try hard everyday to make good, healthy choices, brush and floss daily and remember to see your dentist regularly! Keep working hard! You can do it!

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Visiting an Asteroid - By Teagan Wall, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

You probably knew that our solar system has a sun and eight planets, but did you know that there are also millions of asteroids?

Scientists are investigating one of these asteroids, called Bennu, to learn more about the history of our solar system. Our solar system is a busy place. We have the sun, eight planets, at least five dwarf planets, and more than 170 moons. But we also have millions of comets and asteroids. One of these asteroids is named Bennu. Bennu is large, and it orbits the sun near the Earth’s orbit. This asteroid is also very old. Scientists want to study Bennu to learn about the early solar system.

NASA scientists will study Bennu with a spacecraft named OSIRIS-REx.

OSIRIS-REx stands for Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer. That long name means the mission will do several important things. For example, OSIRIS-REx will perform experiments to see what Bennu is made of. This is cool because the materials in an asteroid could one day be useful resources here on Earth! OSIRIS-REx will also explore the asteroid’s surface and learn about the size and shape of Bennu. This and other information will help scientists understand what might happen if an asteroid collides with Earth.

Artist’s conception of the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft at Bennu. Image credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona

All of this exciting work will take a long time—almost seven years—to complete. OSIRISREx launched on September 8, 2016. However, Bennu is really far away. OSIRIS-REx won’t arrive there until 2018. When it finally arrives, OSIRIS-REx will begin mapping the asteroid’s surface. It will take a whopping 505 days for OSIRIS-REx to complete this map! Later, in July 2020, OSIRIS-REx will fly very close to Bennu. It will use a robotic arm to collect some rocks and dust from the asteroid’s surface. OSIRIS-REx will send that sample back to Earth. But since Bennu is so far away, the sample won’t arrive on Earth until sometime in 2023. No matter what we discover on Bennu, we are sure to learn more about the history of our vast and busy solar system! Lift Off! NASA’s OSIRIS-REx speeds toward asteroid "Bennu." OSIRIS-REx's lift off at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on September 8, 2016 began a journey that could revolutionize our understanding of the early solar system. Image: NASA

Learn more about asteroids at the NASA Space Place: http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/asteroid

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Middle Schoolers Reflect on Basketball Camps Each year, several local middle schoolers earn an allexpenses paid trip to basketball camps at UNC and NC State sponsored by Piedmont Electric. Read on to learn more about their experience and how you could win this awesome opportunity this year! Emi Hutter-DeMarco – attended the Wolfpack Women’s Basketball Camp – “When I learned that I had won, I was super-excited! At camp I improved my free throws, met new people, loved the food, and I would love to go back.” Emi is in the seventh grade at Woods Charter School in Pittsboro. William Melega – attended the Roy Williams Carolina Basketball Camp – “I was really excited. I stayed overnight in the dorm, I met the coaches and the players, and worked really hard on dribbling, shooting and form. I loved playing basketball all the time and I loved staying in the dorm. I think the whole UNC basketball team came to camp. That was awesome.” William is in the seventh grade at Seawell Elementary School in Chapel Hill.

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Ethan Horton – attended the Roy Williams Carolina Basketball Camp – “When my mom told me I had won the trip to camp, I began running and yelling! I was so happy. I met Joel James, Seventh Woods and Tony Bradley. They worked on passing and layups with me. I played basketball around eight hours a day. This in my opinion is an unforgettable experience, and I would recommend it to all middle school students who love basketball.” Ethan is in the eighth grade at Gravelly Hill Middle School in Efland. Piedmont Electric sponsors one boy and one girl each summer (rising 6th, 7th or 8th graders). The application period is now open with all applications due by March 31. Apply today or learn more about this wonderful opportunity at http://ncelectriccooperatives.com/community/ sportscamps.htm. Piedmont Electric 2017 Basketball Camp Scholarships

March 31 – Applications due May 1 – Winners notified June 11-14 – Wolfpack Women’s Basketball Camp June 17-21 – Roy Williams Carolina Basketball Camp

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Exploring Nature! Sheri Amsel • www.exploringnature.org

Arctic Animals

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Arctic Hidden Picture Find the 8 things hidden in the Arctic and then color it!

Caribou migrate each year in huge herds across thousands of miles in search of food. Their rounded hooves are covered with fur in winter for walking on ice. Both males and females have antlers!

Arctic Fun Fact! The Arctic is a habitat that is made up of almost no land at all. It is mostly frozen ocean. The ice pack of the Arctic is about 9 feet thick!

Name the Arctic Animals

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Arctic tern

Dall sheep

Arctic fox

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1. beluga 2. walrus 3. killer whale 4. fur seal 5. narwhal

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The Arctic Fox

ANIMAL KINGDOM

Have you ever seen an Arctic fox? Now you can meet an Arctic fox in person, when you visit Caspar Arctic Fox, one of the newest residents at the Conservators Center (in Burlington, NC). Read on to learn more about Caspar Arctic fox below. Arctic foxes — also called polar foxes, blue foxes, or white foxes — are not much larger than a house cat, but they are tough survivors, extremely well-adapted for their harsh native climate, where temperatures may sometimes drop to a frigid -58 degrees Fahrenheit. Arctic foxes stay warm in very cold temperatures thanks to their thick fur coat, small ears, rounded body, and short legs, adaptations which reduce heat loss. Their long thick furry tails keep them warm like a blanket, wrapped around their faces when they sleep. Arctic foxes also have thick fur on the pads of their feet, to keep them warm and to keep them from slipping on the frozen ground. They have an excellent sense of hearing and smell which helps them find small prey under the snow. They also like to eat berries when they can find them in the Summer.

Range: The Arctic tundras of Canada, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden, and the United States. The Arctic is the northernmost place on Earth. The land of the Arctic is called the tundra is open land with no trees, and the ground is frozen most of the year. In the summer, the top melts and the tundra is very wet, dotted with moss and some grass and plants.

Arctic foxes are the only canid species whose fur color changes with the season!

In winter, the arctic fox’s fur is white or blue-gray, and blends into the frozen white landscape as a winter camouflage. Their fur sheds into a gray-brown by summer, blending into the summer landscape. Arctic foxes measure up to 23 inches long with a 13-inch tail. Males weigh around 16 to 28 lbs,while females are smaller, weighing around 6.5 to 17 lbs. Baby foxes are called kits, pups, or cubs. Some of the other Arctic animals that live in the Arctic along with the Arctic fox are the caribou, snowy owl, harp seal, beluga whale, killer whale, walrus, narwhal, snowshoe hare, musk ox, and puffin. Complete the Arctic Animals activity on page 6!

Look at the difference in the Arctic fox's fur in the winter (white) and the summer (when their fur changes to a gray-brown color). Left: Young Arctic fox kits playing on the rocks in the summer. In the winter their fur will be pure white to blend in with the snow and frozen landscape of the Arctic tundra.

Meet Caspar Arctic Fox at the Conservators Center in Burlington, NC

Caspar Arctic Fox

arrived at his new home at the Conservators Center recently, after his owner became ill and chose to surrender the fox. The Center renovated a space to accommodate all the digging they anticipate from a fox resident. As he checked out his new home, Caspar enjoyed hiding some of his food for later, moving the mulch around to redecorate, and watching the dogs play and interact with the people in the adjacent yard. He walked calmly around his new residence and smelled the ground, platform and logs. He paused at some spots as if he was trying to figure out what in the world could have made that smell. Casper Arctic Fox greets his friends with a warm smile! Photo: Kathy Patterson

A visit to the Conservators Center is a great Valentine's gift for the whole family! Within a few minutes he curled up in one of his possible dens and took a little snooze. Then he enjoyed basking on his top platform, more than eight feet off the ground, and closely watching everything happening around him. He has settled into his new home and he would love to meet you when you visit the Conservators Center! Learn more at www.conservatorscenter.org.

Schedule a tour and come visit Caspar Arctic Fox and all of his friends at the Conservators Center!

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Wi ld e st Weather in the World! From severe thunderstorms to extreme drought, and from frozen mountaintops to steamy swamps, did you know the United States has the world’s wildest weather? It’s a stew of extremes: hurricanes, tornadoes, droughts, floods, wildfires, blizzards, heat waves and cold snaps. The U.S. is uniquely situated about halfway between the equator and the North Pole, and it sits between two oceans. The clash between cold, dry, arctic air from Canada and warm, moist, tropical air from the Gulf of Mexico helps fuel the massive storms that move across the country during the year, bringing everything from blinding blizzards to flooding rains and destructive winds. The U.S. also sees large variations in temperature. Along the north coast of Alaska the average year-round temperature is a chilling 12°F, while in the Florida Keys the average year-round temperature is a balmy 77°F! Big temperature differences even happen in the same place. In 1936 in North Dakota, the temperatures ranged from a frigid low of -60°F in February to a scalding 121°F in July. In Spearfish, South Dakota, Jan. 22,1943, was a wild day. In just two minutes, the temperature shot up from -4°F at 7:30 a.m. to 45°F at 7:32 a.m. Incredibly, the temperatures warmed 49 degrees in just two minutes! By 9 a.m., the temperature had warmed to 54°F, only to drop back to -4°F by 9:27 a.m.

Along the south coast of Alaska, 304 of 365 days a year are cloudy, but in Yuma, Arizona, the days are sunny 90 percent of the time. The driest place in the U.S. is Calexico, which sits south of the Salton Sea in California, near the Mexican border. It receives an average of only 1.7 inches of rain a year. In contrast, Kauai, Hawaii, averages 60 inches of rain per year. Now, that’s extreme! If it’s snow you like, grab your winter clothes and skis and head to the western U.S., where snowfall in the high mountains ranges from 300-700 inches a year. In 1921, over six feet of snow (75.8 inches) fell at Silver Lake, Colorado, in a 24-hour period. Think of all the snow forts and snowmen you could make! If you like wind, hold onto your hat and visit Mt. Washington, New Hampshire, where gusts average more than 35 mph during the year. In fact, in April 1934, Mt. Washington recorded a wind gust of 231 mph, the highest gust ever recorded in the United States. In addition to wind, Mt. Washington averages 244 cloudy days and 260 inches of snow in a typical year! Although most of us don’t experience frequent weather extremes, it’s fun to learn about places that do! Parents and teachers can learn more about the weather at www.weather.gov, and download Owlie Skywarn’s Weather Book for children about storm safety (from hurricanes and tornadoes to lightning, floods and winter storms) at http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/brochures/ OwlieSkywarnBrochure.pdf. - By Donna Franklin, Program Specialist with the National Weather Service and the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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Hidden Picture Puzzle by Liz How many hidden items can you find?

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

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HEALTHY KITCHEN

Cherry Smoothie

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February is National Cherry Month, and what better way to celebrate than with a delicious healthy smoothie made with cherries? Cherries, strawberries, blueberries, pomegranate juice, and ground flax seeds make this a delicious and healthy smoothie to give you a boost to start your school day or for a yummy snack. Ingredients • 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds • 1/2 cup soy milk • 1/4 cup pomegranate juice

• 1/2 cup frozen cherries • 1/2 cup blueberries • 1 cup frozen strawberries

Preparation

(Grown-ups): Blend well in a blender. Add water or additional juice if needed. Makes two 8-oz servings.

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Based on smoothie recipes courtesy of Joel Fuhrman, M.D. (www. drfuhrman.com), a board-certified family physician, NY Times best-selling author (Eat to Live and Disease-Proof Your Child among many others), and nutritional researcher who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods.

Health Benefits of Cherries

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Cherries are a healing food! They are a good source of Vitamin C and Vitamin A, and a rich source of antioxidants, queritrin, a flavonoid, and ellagic acid. These micronutrients in cherries are like superpowers to help your body stay strong and fight illnesses. The anthocyanin and bioflavonoids in cherries also help eliminate migraine headaches. Cherries contain the antioxidant melatonin, which helps you get a good night's sleep! Did you know that something so naturally delicious could also be so good for your body?

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FEBRUARY 2017 Flick Picks The LEGO Batman Movie

Rock Dog

In Theaters: February 10, 2017

In the irreverent spirit of fun that made The LEGO Movie a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that crew – LEGO Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure: The LEGO Batman Movie. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and learn to lighten up a little. Starring Will Arnett as the voice of LEGO Batman (reprising his role from The LEGO Movie). Also starring the voices of Ralph Fiennes, Zach Galifianakis, Rosario Dawson, and Michael Cera. Rated PG (for rude humor and some action) 1 hr. 30 min. (Warner Bros. Pictures / LEGO System AS / Vertigo Entertainment).

(In theaters: February 24, 2017)

Rock Dog follows the adventures of Bodi, a wide-eyed Tibetan Mastiff (dog) after a radio falls from the sky, opening up a world of music and leading him to leave home for the big city to become a musician. For the Tibetan Mastiffs living on Snow Mountain, a dog’s life is simple: Guard a peaceful village of wool-making sheep from a pack of wolf thugs. To avoid distractions, Mastiff leader Khampa banned all music from the mountain. But his own son Bodi (Luke Wilson) discovers a radio dropped by a passing airplane, and is determined to be a rock ‘n’ roll star. Bodi heads to the city to put a band together and find a way to defeat the wolves’ plot to take Snow Mountain. Rated PG (for action and language). 1 hr. 20 min. (Mandoo Pictures and Huayi Brothers).

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We love to publish your original art work, letters, poems and stories! Ask your parent/guardian to send or email your original art, along with their signed permission to publish, to the ChillKids mailing address on p. 2.

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One Week. One Checklist. Infinite Happiness. All kids deserve to learn in a safe, supportive and caring environment. The Great Kindness Challenge provides a powerful tool that actively engages students, teachers, administrators, families, and communities in creating a culture of acceptance, tolerance, unity, and respect.

About: The Great Kindness Challenge is a proactive and positive bullying prevention initiative that improves school climate and increases student engagement. The Great Kindness Challenge is one week devoted to performing as many acts of kindness as possible on campus. Using the provided checklist of 50 kind acts, students accept the challenge and show the world that KINDNESS MATTERS! Where: Every school, every where. How: It’s easy! Simply copy the provided kindness checklist and ask classroom teachers to distribute the checklist to each of their students. Using the kindness checklist, the students work independently, in small groups or as a whole class to complete all 50 challenges. Who: All students, grades PreK-12. When: Annually, the last week in January. the best bestweek weekfor foryour your school) (January 22-26, 2018 or the school)

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By Jan Buckner Walker

The Original Crossword Puzzle for Kids and Their Favorite Adults

Kids Across

1. An unopened rose waiting patiently until it's time to bloom (or your really good friend) 5. Just like eggs and doughnuts, roses are often sold by the _____ 8. It's what a person might suddenly shout after grabbing a rose by its stem 9. After a day in sweaty sneakers, although we rhyme with "rose," we won't smell like that flower. What are we? We're your ___! 11. What kids hold to form a circle when they are playing Ring Around the Rosie 14. If you just got a bunch of longstemmed roses, you will need a ____ vase (or a sharp pair of scissors) 16. Cheers in January: Every new year, fans line up to cheer at the Tournament of Roses Parade in this sunny West Coast state (abbr.) 18. Flowers in February: On _____ Day, millions of people send roses to those they love 20. Take a closer look: If you use

The across clues are for kids and the down clues are for grown-ups! a magnifying glass to view a rose's pollen, you will ___ that no two grains are exactly the same shape 21. Your eyes can let you enjoy a rose (and when you close them, so can your ____) 22. Whether red, yellow, pink, white or orange, these are the only parts of a rose that aren't green 23. He uses his hind legs to gather the pollen as he goes from rose to rose

Parents Down

1. Flowers in a bunch, presented with a flourish 2. A case for romance: Shakespeare's smitten gent who noted that "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet" 3. What might you call a cot covered with a particular pink, white and green floral quilt? A ___ of roses 4. Cut a choice rose from a bush 6. Senior sitcom: "The ____Girls" features Betty White as the naive Rose Nyland who gets

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laughs along with her two colorful roommates This genre of art may have flourished as greats like Cézanne discovered that roses held their poses better than their human subjects: ___ life Room with a view: The Oval Office overlooks the White House Rose ___ Tinted eyewear thought to be worn by a "cockeyed optimist": rose-colored _____ Blue blooms paired with roses in a colorful little verse about love Annual plan: It's the feeling in the air on that special day in mid-February (Now, if we could all just keep it in our hearts for 364 more...) Since roses have less pollen than most of their fellow flowers, many allergy sufferers would say that they are nothing to ____ at Number of points the Knicks net when Derrick Rose dunks A thorn-stripper works to make kris@kapd.com this safe to touch

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