• Cinco de Mayo - 04/29/2015

    Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for the 5th of May) marks the 1862 victory of the Mexican army over French troops at the Battle of Puebla. It has become a popular cultural holiday in the Southwest, even surpassing its importance in […]

  • Penguins - 04/22/2015

    What is it about penguins that makes them so adorable and so popular? Is it their dapper tuxedo coloring, their upright stance, or their amusing waddle? Whatever the reason, here’s the best of what the Web has to offer penguin […]

  • News for Students - 04/15/2015

    With so much to absorb and understand, discussing current events with our children will help not only them, but us too. The following news sites are my personal favorites, and will serve as excellent conversation starters.

  • Financial Literacy - 04/08/2015

    Although there is more to learn about money than how to count coins and bills, the subject is largely ignored in most middle- and high-schools. But somewhere between giving them an allowance, and waving goodbye as they move out of […]

  • Kids’ Jokes - 04/01/2015

    In honor of April’s appointment as National Humor Month, today’s topic is clean, funny jokes. National Humor Month was founded in 1976 by author Larry Wilde, who chose April because of its frequently bleak weather, the fact that it begins […]

  • What is a Digital Footprint? - 03/25/2015

    Your digital footprint is all the bits of information about you scattered across cyberspace. Your digital footprint includes information you deliberately shared (social media, forums, blogging, commenting) as well as data acquired or tracked behind the scenes (for example, with […]

  • Annie Oakley - 03/18/2015

    Annie Oakley (August 13, 1860 – November 3, 1926) was an American sharpshooter with a starring role in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show. Her fame cemented her position as America’s first female star. Oakley is also known for promoting the […]

  • Nutrition - 03/13/2015

    As my kids were growing up, I went through various cycles of nutrition nagging (“Drink your milk!”) and nutrition bribing (“I’ll trade you one cookie for four green beans.”) To those of you on the front line today, fighting the […]

  • Color Vision - 03/04/2015

    Color vision is our brain’s response to light reacting with our eye’s cone cells. Humans have three types of cone cells, each reactive to a different color: red, green, or blue. But color perception is subjective, and different people see […]

  • Hans Christian Andersen - 02/25/2015

    Hans Christian Andersen (1805 – 1875) was a Danish author whose enchanting fairy tales are among the most widely read stories in the world. “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” “The Ugly Duckling” and “The Princess and the Pea” are three of […]

  • George Washington - 02/18/2015

    George Washington, born in Virginia on February 22, 1732, was the triumphant Commander in Chief of the American Revolution, and the first President of the United States. He was also an entrepreneur, farmer, and the only slaveholder among the Founding […]

  • Mardi Gras - 02/11/2015

    Mardi Gras is a carnival celebrated on the days leading up to Ash Wednesday. It is known for parades, music, colorful costumes and masks. In French, Mardi Gras translates to Fat Tuesday, which refers to the rich food eaten before […]

  • Chinese New Year - 02/04/2015

    The Chinese Year of the Goat begins on February 19, 2015. Chinese New Year is a fifteen day holiday celebrated with lots of food, family reunions and visits with friends. “Gong Hei Fat Choi” means “congratulations” in Chinese, and is […]

  • Password Safety - 01/28/2015

    Over the years, as the Internet usage has grown, and cyber-threats have increased, so has the need for more stringent passwords. Are your password habits out of date? Here are the basic rules of password safety: never reuse a password, […]

  • Battle of New Orleans - 01/21/2015

    The Battle of New Orleans (Dec 24, 1814 – Jan 8, 1815) was the last battle of the War of 1812. American troops were led to victory over the British by Major General Andrew Jackson, whose battlefield success and increased […]

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. - 01/14/2015

    Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) was a Baptist minister and civil rights leader. In November 1983, President Reagan signed legislation creating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, making it the third national holiday born in the twentieth century. The first was […]

  • Static Electricity - 01/07/2015

    Has your hair ever stood out from your head after pulling off a wool cap? That’s the result of static electricity. In their usual state, the atoms are electrically neutral because they contain an equal number of positive protons and […]

  • Sport Car Coloring - 12/30/2014

    Use your mouse to click and color this awesome sports car any way you wish! Have a great time playing Sports Car Coloring!...

  • Dinosaur Coloring - 12/29/2014

    T-Rex is waiting for you and your brush. Be creative and have a great time Dinosaur Coloring!...

  • Happy Fish Coloring - 12/29/2014

    Color this happy fish any way you wish! Have a great time with Happy Fish Coloring!...