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Happy May! This month we'll learn about local folk artist Clyde Jones, and how he makes his fanciful wooden critters. If you take a drive to Bynum, NC (bet ween Chapel Hill and Pittsboro, off 15-501), see how many of Clyde Jones' critters you can spot in front yards and all around town. Read about the "Running of the Chihuahuas" in celebration of Cinco de Mayo on page 7. Speaking of unusual races, turn to page 12 and learn with NASA Space Place about pigeon racing, and how space weather affects the pigeons' ability to find their way back home. On page 6, meet the new baby chimp, Obi, born at the North Carolina Zoo on March 18, 2019. May is National Physical Fitness & Sports month, and the weather is perfect for getting outside and having fun. Go for a family bike ride! Read about local bike paths and biking safety on page 14. In May we take time to appreciate and honor some very important people as we celebrate Motherâ€™s Day, Memorial Day, and Teacher Appreciation Week. Draw a picture or write a note letting your teachers know how much you appreciate them. Write a poem or make something special for your mother on Mother's Day (May 12th this year). Have fun finding all of the hidden pictures in the Mother's Day Hidden Picture Puzzle on page 10! Have a magnificent May!
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Legendary Local Folk Artist Clyde Jones' Whimsical Wooden Critters
Born in 1938, Clyde Jones is a local folk artist who lives in the tiny town of Bynum, NC, a community of about 300 people in Chatham County (between Chapel Hill and Pittsboro, NC, off Hwy 15-501). Thanks to Clyde's imagination and artistic skill, Bynum is home to a magical world of wooden critters! This is where Jones makes his "critters," by carving them with a chainsaw from rough-cut logs.Jones calls his sculptures "Haw Creek Critters," after the Haw River, which flows through Bynum. His sculptures are almost always animals, such as dogs, giraffes, alligators, horses, aardvarks, anteaters, reindeer, and even elephants. He has been creating these whimsical critter sculptures for more than thirty-seven years (since 1982). Many of the front yards in Bynum are home to Jones' critters of all shapes and sizes. Take a drive through Bynum and see how many of Clyde's critters you can spot, grazing in lawns and lounging around town, and at Clyde's cheerfully painted home, with the bright yellow "Critter Crossing" signs out front (pictured above). Critter Creation: How Clyde Jones Makes his Critters Jones creates his critter sculptures by assembling and cutting four or five pieces of hard wood (stumps and remnants), quickly nailing them together, then "sculpting" the critter with a small chain saw. He usually chooses cedar wood for his chainsaw creations because cedar last much longer outdoors than other types of wood. Sometimes he adds a quick paint of coat; sometimes he adds glitter. Some critters get spots or stripes; some remain in their natural wood color without paint. He often adds found objects like baseballs, bottle-caps, or plastic flowers for eyes and decoration. Some of his critters have saddles or a string of lights.
Clyde Jones' Critters on Display Around the World Clyde Jones' critter sculptures have been on display in all fifty states, and as far away as Africa, the Philippines, Peru and Taiwan. One of Clyde's critters even made its way to the Great Wall of China! Critters in Museums & the Governer's Mansion One of Clyde Jones' critter sculptures made its home at the Governor's Mansion in Raleigh. Clyde Jones' critters also have been on exhibit in museums, including the North Carolina Museum of Art, the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, and the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC.
Clyde Jones' Critters Support Charities Clyde Jones doesn't sell his work; he gives it away to friends, or to be raffled off or auctioned to raise money for charities. School Visits: Teaching Children How to Make Their Own Critters Jones often visits elementary schools, to show children how they too can create art. He shows the students how he makes sculptures from left-over or recycled materials and then lets the children help him create a critter. Some schools have an original Clyde Jones sculpture at their school! Clyde Jones is a Cultural Treasure! He was presented with the first ever "Chatham County Cultural Treasure Award" in 2002.
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Clyde Jones' Haw River Critters at Home in Bynum, NC & Around the World Annual CLYDE FEST ! Every year (usually in the Spring) there is a festival held in honor of Clyde Jones and his critters in Bynum, NC, called "Clyde Fest." During the "Clyde Fest" festival, Clyde creates a new critter so that the audience can watch him at work, and see a new creature practically come to life as he sculpts. What kind of critter will it be? You won't know until he gets to work, but since Jones can create one of his sculptures in such a short time, the crowd gets to see the cedar logs become a finished critter sculpture before their eyes!
Clyde Jones uses lots of cool stuff to make his amazing critters! He uses a chainsaw to sculpt pieces of roughly cut cedar wood. Why cedar wood? Because it lasts a long time outside (longer than other kinds of wood). He uses 4 to 5 pieces of wood, nails it together, and boom . . . a critter! He also adds found objects like baseballs or plastic flowers to add extra decoration to his whimsical sculpture critters. They are homemade and simple, but also beautiful, which is why they have found homes on display in museums and other places around the world. People love Clyde Jones' critters because they remind them of nature and simple, cheerful times. - Dylan L., McDougle Elementary
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Baby Chimp "Obi" Born at the North Carolina Zoo
The North Carolina Zoo announced that on March 18, 2019 a healthy baby boy chimp was born to mother chimp, Gerre. Both mother and baby are doing very well. The new baby boy chimp's name was chosen by the public who voted from names that were all of African origin, and his name is . . . Obi! Obi is a Nigerian word that means "one who charms" or "heart."
Welcome baby Obi! Gerre and baby Obi relaxing at the North Carolina Zoo. Photo: North Carolina Zoo
The baby chimp's mother, Gerre (pronounced zha’-ree) is around 20 years old, and she is very protective of her young. She also is the mother of Genie, who was born on August 25, 2011, at the Dallas Zoo. Both Gerre and Genie came to the North Carolina Zoo from the Dallas Zoo on November 14, 2012. North Carolina Zoo Curator Jennifer Ireland noted that the chimpanzee troop is very curious about the young baby! The last time a baby chimp was born at the Zoo, was on May 14, 2014, when a male named Gus was born. According to Zoo Staff, the adult male chimpanzees in this troop are outstanding as they are known for being very gentle and playful with younger chimps.
With the new baby, the Zoo’s troop now consists of 15 chimpanzees: nine females (Gerre, Amy, Ebi, Gari, Genie, Gigi, Nori, Ruby and Tammy), and six males (new baby boy Obi, Gus, Kendall, Jonathan, Lance and Sokoto). Chimpanzees are listed as endangered in the wild. The North Carolina Zoo is actively involved in wild chimpanzee conservation in Uganda’s Kibale National Park, which boasts the largest chimpanzee population in East Africa. The North Carolina Zoo’s program, UNITE for the Environment, has been operating for more than 15 years. UNITE works in partnership with schools that are within a 5-km radius of Kibale National Park to improve teaching methods, to enable teachers to incorporate more environmental topics into the classroom, and to help the local community find ways to protect the neighboring National Park. Source: https://www.nczoo.org
Kibale National Park in Uganda is home to 13 primate species including more than 1,500 wild chimpanzees. Photo: www.kibaleforestnationalpark.com
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Running of the Chihuahuas
AROUND THE WORLD
Ready, Get Set, Go . . . It's Cinco de Mayo!
What is Cinco de Mayo? Cinco de Mayo (May 5th) is a Mexican holiday that celebrates a Mexican military victory in 1862 over the French forces of Napoleon III. Now Cinco de Mayo has become a festive occasion in other places too! Running of the Chihuahua Dog "Races" Because the Chihuahua dog is named after a Mexican state and has its origins in Mexico, local Chihuahuas "race" against one another in the "Running of the Chihuahuas" at the Wharf in Washington, D.C., in celebration of Cinco de Mayo each year. Around 100 Chihuahua perros (dogs) race in groups of eight on a sixty foot â€œrace track" in these fun, exciting, and sometimes comical "races." Some of the dogs run fast, directly to their owner waiting at the end of the track. Other dogs in the race sit down, look around, wag their tails, or take a casual stroll to the finish line. All of the action is captured on a huge Jumbotron screen, and the winners take home cash and prizes. All of the race proceeds benefit Rural Dog Rescue, a dog rescue organization (www.RuralDogRescue.com).
The event also features an all-breed pet costume contest, with prizes for the "Best dressed dog," as well as for "best trick." Similar annual "Running of the Chihuahuas" Cinco de Mayo events are held in other places around the country, for example, in Orlando, Florida and in Chattanooga, TN. The Running of he Chihuahuas on the Wharf in Washington, DC. All images above: Mark Raker
Pictures of these dogs have been found at ancient ruins near Mexico City, dating back around 1,000 years.
The Chihuahua's Ancient Roots in Mexico The Chihuahua is a dog breed whose ancestors lived in Mexico in ancient times. The Techichi dog (also called Talchichi), the ancestor of modern Chihuahuas, was a small desert dog that dates back to Mayan and Aztec times. Mexican nobles sometimes kept Techichi as pets.
Archaeologists in Mexico also have found ancient clay sculptures, wheeled toys and carvings of the Chihuahuas' canine ancestors, like the ones shown here.
It is believed that the Chihuahua is the only dog native to North America, which means that it is the only kind of dog that comes from this continent, instead of being brought here from another continent. An ancient wheeled dog toy in the Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City.
In the 1850s, merchants in the Mexican state of Chihuahua started selling these tiny dogs to tourists, so the breed was named after this Mexican state, which borders U.S. states Texas and New Mexico.
Image: Mark Raker
Image (above): Alanna Sheppard
Chihuahuas quickly became popular here, and in 1904 the Chihuahua became an officially registered breed. Chihuahuas are known for being lovable, loyal and affectionate. They can also run fast (if they feel like it!)
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Math-A-Muse By Evelyn B. Christensen, Ed.D.
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CINCO DE MAYO (Page 7)
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KIDS IN THE NEWS Geography is fun!
2019 National Geographic GeoBee & GeoChallenge
Students in fourth through eighth grades from nearly 10,000 schools across the United States will compete in the 2019 National Geographic GeoBee for a chance to win college scholarships and the glory of being the National Geographic GeoBee Champion. The National Geographic GeoBee is an annual competition designed to inspire and reward students' curiosity about the world. “The National Geographic Bee teaches students not just about names and places but about the world and how it works, empowering them to become Earth’s stewards and make it a better place. The National Geographic Bee exemplifies National Geographic’s belief in the power of science, exploration and storytelling to change the world and our ongoing commitment to education,” according to Gary Knell, Chairman of National Geographic Partners (and former National Geographic Society President & CEO). The GeoBee includes three levels of competition: school, state, and national. Schools conduct a GeoBee and name a school champion. The school champion takes a proctored online qualifying test and the top 100 ranked students in each state qualify to represent their school at the state level GeoBee competition. The GeoBee State Competitions were held on March 29, 2019. State GeoBee qualifiers are listed at NatGeoBee.org/ results. The 2019 GeoBee State winner for North Carolina is Vaibhav Hariram, a 6th grade student at Mills Park Middle School in Apex, NC. State champions will travel to National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., to compete in the national championship. The 31st Annual National Geographic Bee will take place in Washington, D.C., May 19-22, 2019. The national champion will receive a $25,000 scholarship, second place will receive a $15,000 scholarship, and third place will receive a $5,000 scholarship. Last year's National Geographic GeoBee Champion was Venkat Ranjan of San Ramon, California. Local 8th grade student Jonathan Song of Salem Middle School in Apex, NC won 6th place nationwide in the 2018 National Geography Bee.
Above: The top 10 finalists of the 2018 National Geographic GeoBee consider a question during the first round of the competition. Jonathan Song of Apex. North Carolina, came in 6th place in the 2018 National GeoBee. He is shown in the bottom row, second from right. Images: Rebecca Hale/National Geographic
2019 Geochallenge The GeoChallenge is an annual themed and standards-based competition from the National Geographic Society that challenges student groups in grades five through eight across the United States to develop a creative solution to a real-world problem and help create a healthier, more sustainable planet. Students form teams—between four and six people—and respond to a problem, challenge, or critical issue by using research, collaboration, creativity, and communication to create and present real-world solutions, just like National Geographic Explorers. Teams with the best projects can advance to the regional and national levels. The National Geographic Society is a global nonprofit membership organization driven by a passionate belief in the power of science, exploration and storytelling to change the world.
Test your geography knowledge with the National Geographic GeoBee Challenge App, online Activities & Study Resources! More than 1,300 questions gathered from past GeoBees can be accessed on the National Geographic GeoBee Challenge App at www.nationalgeographic.org/ education/student-experiences/geobee/ study/apps/ Also visit www.nationalgeographic. org/education/student-experiences/ geobee/study/ for activities and lessons from National Geographic that can help students learn more about topic areas that frequently appear in GeoBee questions.
Each year, National Geographic funds hundreds of research, conservation and education programs around the globe. For more information, visit http://www. nationalgeographic.com.
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Bad Space Weather Cancels Pigeon Races!
Pigeon Racing: An ancient sport Pigeon racing is a big sport that dates back almost 2,000 years. All over the world, there are people who have the hobby of training and racing a special kind of homing pigeon. They take their caged pigeons to a spot that is a carefully measured distance from their home. Then they open the cages and time how long it takes for the pigeons to fly home. The pigeon with the shortest time gets the prize—or rather its owner gets the prize. The pigeon just gets tired, since it has flown as fast as it could for 60 – 600 miles or more!
Above: A pigeon racer releases his pigeons far from home and hopes to see them again soon.
When this happens, the magnetic field that the pigeons use for navigation will change direction and the pigeon's navigation system will get confused and send the pigeon the wrong way. The anxious owner may never see his champion racing pigeon again. For that reason, most pigeon racers check with the Space Weather Prediction Center (part of the National Weather Service) in Boulder, Colorado, before a big race. They want to know the “space weather” forecast.
But how do the pigeons find their way home? It has taken a lot of scientific study to figure it out, and there are still questions. One thing that seems certain is that the pigeons can detect Earth’s magnetic field lines.
The scientists who work there keep an eye on the Sun using satellites such as the GOES (for Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites). These satellites have special instruments that monitor the Sun’s x-rays and ultraviolet light output. They can detect the beginnings of a storm that might send bad space weather toward Earth. If bad space weather is on the way, the pigeon race is postponed. No one wants to lose a prized pigeon!
Earth is like a big magnet, with lines of magnetic force that loop around Earth from one magnetic pole to the other. A compass needle will line up along the magnetic lines of force. That’s how humans can know which way is north. The pigeons seem to have a compass too, but it is “built in,” so they always know in which direction they are flying.
Keeping More than Pigeons Safe The next generation of geostationary satellites, called GOES-R, have even better instruments to keep an eye on the Sun. That’s important not only for pigeon racers, but for people in charge of keeping satellites, power grids, and astronauts safe. The blasts of charged solar particles can cause a lot of damage to these technologies, and cause injury to humans in space. Instruments on the new GOES-R satellites can detect when a solar storm may be coming our way, and will monitor solar flares that can cause problems with power grids, communication satellites, and pigeon races. Source: NASA Space Place, spaceplace.nasa.gov/pigeons/
We know they are not navigating by the position of the Sun in the sky, because they fly straight home even at night or in cloudy conditions when they can’t see the Sun. While the pigeons don't use the Sun for navigation, the Sun does affect their ability to navigate. When the Sun is in a stormy mood, it blasts charged particles into space at high speeds. If the blast of particles hits Earth, it shakes up Earth's protective magnetic field.
Inside the Space Weather Prediction Center in Boulder, Colorado, scientists keep an eye on the Sun. The GOES satellites send images that show activity on the Sun's surface that means a flare or eruption may be about to happen. Images: NASA Space Place
Champion Pigeon Armando Sold for $1.4 Million! Watch NASA Space Place's video animation showing a solar storm hitting and distorting Earth's magnetic field at https://spaceplace. nasa.gov/review/pigeons/cme-impacts-earth. mp4.
In March 2019, a pigeon racing enthusiast in China paid $1.4 million for the world-record holding racing pigeon, a Belgian pigeon named Armando (considered to be the best long distance pigeon of all time). Photo: PIPA
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Exploring Nature! Sheri Amsel • www.exploringnature.org
Insects Are Everywhere! Circle the 20 insects in the picture.
5. mosquito 6. bumblebee 7. ladybug 8. ant 9. earwig 10. beetle
12. katydid 13. stick bug 14. cricket 15. moth 16. yellow jacket 17. grasshopper 18. praying mantis 19. caterpillar
Name the one animal in the picture that is NOT an insect:
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Blueberry Breakfast Smoothie Here’s a delicious smoothie that is great for a fast, super-healthy breakfast or for a naturally sweet treat any time of day! This smoothie includes Popeye’s favorite energy booster: baby spinach! The baby spinach blends in with the sweet blueberries and banana to create a yummy BLUE smoothie. Serves 2.
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
Preparation 1. Blend all ingredients in blender. 2. Pour and serve. 3. Enjoy!
Did you know? Blueberries are a great source of antioxidants, vitamin C, manganese and fiber. Bananas are a very good source of Vitamin B6, and a good source of dietary fiber, Vitamin C, potassium and manganese. Spinach is a good source of Niacin and Zinc, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Vitamin K, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Copper and Manganese.
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The Original Crossword Puzzle for Kids and Their Favorite Adults
1. 'Tis the season: Many
Americans celebrate _____ de Mayo, a festive holiday that started in Mexico Thirsty at a party? You can dip a long spoon into a big bowl to fill up your cup with this fruit-flavored drink At a party that starts on the night of December 31, it's what everybody shouts at midnight: "Happy New ___!" What all the guests get together to do when it's time to cut the cake Though I sound like something super cold, I'm actually the creamy topping on a cake. What am I? Smile!: It's the part of your body that might get painted at a party Get the picture?: The ______ on a smartphone gives friends a chance to enjoy the party again long after it's over
The across clues are for kids and the down clues are for grown-ups! 14. It's your personal portion of a giant cake 15. A surprise in a box, just for you 16. An upside-down cardboard cone that the birthday girl might wear on her head as she blows out the candles 17. Prime suspect: If a piece of cake is mysteriously missing before it's been cut, the person with the 9A around his mouth probably ___ it 21. Looking for a luau? Try going to a Hawaiian ____ like Maui or Oahu 22. A four-legged friend who doesn't mind giving kids a ride at a 12D party 24. It's one of the two best nights to throw a slumber party 25. Fiesta time!: If you whack this colorful object just right, treats rain down for everyone
2. Pre-party welcome notices (to which a response is expected, s'il vous plaît)
3. Bachelor party bunch 4. Planning ahead: Rocker who decided -- well in advance -to party like it was 1999 5. Festive bits a partygoer needs just a handful of to make it rain 8. Non-crashing wedding reception attendee 10. It's always upon us at the end of a New Year's Eve party 12. Party type that celebrates the anniversary of your arrival 18. Rhythm and rhyme: When the party is over and this group has played, the fun starts for them because they get paid 19. What people do when the lights go out (on the cake, that is) 20. What to do to end the suspense about what's in that box 23. Divisive one at a beach party
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May is National Bike Month!
Bicycle riding is fun year-round, and spring is one of the best times of year to ride your bicycle and enjoy the beautiful weather. May is National Bicycle Month, and many families across the country will join in the fun for Walk/Ride Your Bike to School Day on May 8, 2019 (www.walkbiketoschool.org) and Ride Your Bike to Work week (May 13-19, 2019) (www.bikeleague.org or www.bikecarrboro.com). A family bike ride is a great way to have an adventure and discover new places, all powered by your own energy! The North Carolina Triangle area (Durham Chapel Hill – Raleigh) offers beautiful paved bicycle and walking paths, with new paths being built to connect trails together (including a bridge over the I-40 highway to connect bicycle/walking paths). The 22+ mile American Tobacco Trail crosses through the City of Durham, Durham County, Chatham and Wake Counties.
You can find maps for the American Tobacco bike trail at www.triangletrails.org. There is a 1-mile-long paved bicycle path at Wilson Park in Carrboro, and several parks in Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Durham have paved bicycle trails. Riverwalk in Hillsborough is another great walking/jogging/biking path. Riverwalk is a paved, accessible greenway that stretches about 1.8 miles along the Eno River. It is a popular trail for walking, jogging and cycling, and provides pedestrian connections between several neighborhoods as well as the heart of downtown Hillsborough (convenient parking next to Weaver Street Market in Hillsborough).
Find local bicycle maps, including an Orange County Bicycling Map, Town of Chapel Hill and Carrboro Bicycling Map and more at http:// bikecarrboro.com/resources/maps.
Benefits of Bike Riding:
Bicycle Safety Tips:
• Increased fitness, strength, balance, flexibility, stamina. • Lots of fun! • It’s fun to ride with family and friends & discover new places. • Bike riding does not harm the environment: bicycles are people-powered!
• Wear a safety helmet that fits properly. • Inspect your bike before you ride & adjust your bike to fit your height. • Wear bright colors & reflective gear. • Learn & follow the rules of the road, and ride safely!
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May 2019 Flick Picks Pokémon Detective Pikachu
Aladdin (In Theaters: May 24, 2019)
(In theaters: May 10, 2019)
A thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic, Aladdin is the exciting tale of the charming street urchin Aladdin, the courageous and determined Princess Jasmine, and the Genie who may be the key to their future.
The world of Pokemon comes to life in this first-ever live-action Pokemon adventure. Starring Ryan Reynolds as Pikachu, Pokemon Detective Pikachu showcases many of the beloved Pokemon characters, each with its own unique abilities and personality.
Aladdin, whose only friend is his pet monkey Abu, falls in love with Jasmine, the princess whose father has arranged for her to marry a prince. When Aladdin and Abu find a magic lamp containing a Genie, they must protect it from the wicked Jafar (and his parrot Iago), who wants to rule Agrabah with the Genie’s wishes and spellbinding powers.
The story begins when ace private eye Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim to find out what happened. Helping in the investigation is Harry's former Pokemon partner, Detective Pikachu, an adorable, hilariously wise-cracking super-sleuth. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to commuicate with each other, Tim and Pikachu join forces on a thrilling adventure to solve the mystery. They chase clues through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City, where humans and Pokemon live side by side in a realistic live-action world, and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful coexistence and threaten the whole Pokemon universe.
Aladdin stars Will Smith as the Genie; Mena Massoud as Aladdin; Naomi Scott as Jasmine; Marwan Kenzari as Jafar; and Navid Negahban as the Sultan. The film's musical score includes new recordings of the beloved original songs from the animated film, as well as new music. Rated PG. 128 min. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
Rated PG. 104 minutes. Warner Bros., Legendary Entertainment.
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