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I'm a middle school teacher and science and books are two of my favorite things! (Chocolate and coffee are pretty high up on the list as well)

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Friday, June 22, 2012

The Last Day of School

The day you have all been waiting for - the last day of school for the year. It's funny how that even though it is an eagerly awaited day, on that last day, there are tears and hugs and some students show back up after the day has ended - wandering the empty halls and looking into their old classrooms to see if any teachers are still packing up before heading home. The last day is bitter sweet - summer's lure is too strong to ignore - swimming, beaches, sleeping in, time with friends and family, hiking, camping, travel - so much to do, to look forward to, but at the same time, the beginning of summer is the end of the school year. Some of the good byes are temporary, but others, for those that are moving away, it is more permanent. Be thankful for the friends you have and the times that you spent together. Tomorrow is a new day - remember the things you've done the past that made you happy and treasure those memories. Have a wonderful summer! Write down your experiences - joyous or painful - and treasure them - because it is part of what makes you who you are. I will see you in the fall - thank you for a great year!
-Mrs. Buzzell

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Summer Institutes and Workshops for Students

Teen Ink | A teen literary magazine and website:  Browse through the many offerings!  Some are geared towards high school students, but there are quite a few offerings for middle school students as well!

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Digital Wish - Apps Center

Digital Wish - Apps Center: 'via Blog this'  Check out these apps! There are Android and iPad/iPod apps available - many of them are free and you can search by grade level and subject!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Museum of Science, Boston | Home

Museum of Science, Boston | Home:  You can view current exhibits here to start planning your visit!

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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Lauren Kate Visits Random Buzzers

Lauren Kate Visits Random Buzzers:  Send Lauren a question, preview some new books that will be coming out soon, or click on the activities links to earn some Buzzbucks by submitting your response to the new writing prompt or you can read what others have written!

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A man who won't forget Ray Bradbury | Books | guardian.co.uk

One of my favorite authors was Ray Bradbury - he wrote Fahrenheit 451- the original dystopian novel which brought you to a world where books were banned -warning people to think for themselves and the Martian Chronicles short stories that could transport you to far away places - both childhood favorites.  He died this week but will be remembered by many - including author Neil Gaiman, whose remembrance of Bradbury can be read here : A man who won't forget Ray Bradbury | Books | guardian.co.uk: 'via Blog this' 

Another remembrance of Bradbury can be read here- http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/jun/06/ray-bradbury-fever-inspiration

Saturday, June 2, 2012

INeedAPencil.com – Free SAT Prep

INeedAPencil.com – Free SAT Prep:  Want to get some free practice for the SAT's?  Why not start now?

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Poetry Foundation - Newsletter

Poetry Foundation - Newsletter:

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Great Advanced Reads | ReadKiddoRead.com

Some of the best books out there can be found at Great Advanced Reads | ReadKiddoRead.com:

What's on YOUR summer reading list?  I challenge you to read 30 books this summer!  So what are you waiting for? Get to the library right away!!

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Teens@Random | News

All new book news, author information, and you can sign up for newsletters like the Strange Lands Science Fiction and Fantasy Newsletter, or Sister Ink: Fun Fiction for the Thinking Girl, or the Alagaesia newsletter - all free and filled with information on the latest books available!

Teens@Random | News:

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The best end-of-summer reads and a chance to win a stereo system!

The best end-of-summer reads and a chance to win a stereo system!:  Check out some great new books - perfect for reading on the beach!

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Anne Greenwood Brown Visits Random Buzzers

Anne Greenwood Brown Visits Random Buzzers: 'via Blog this'  Killer Mermaids, love in Italy, book reviews and preview sample chapters of the latest books are available now!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Music of the Holocaust

Songs of the ghettos, concentration camps and World War II partisan outposts
Music of the Holocaust:

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The Hidden History of the Kovno Ghetto

This link to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum will take you to the main menu page for the Hidden History of the Kovno Ghetto.  You can read the stories of some of the people who lived in Kovno, and view photos of life in the Ghetto.  Kovno Menu:

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The Kovno Ghetto

This link to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum is an article about life in the Kovno Ghetto - before and after the German occupation of Lithuania.  Kovno:

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kovno lithuania map - Google Maps

After Mr. Sol Lurie visited our school yesterday, I began to wonder about where Kovno, or Kaunas, Lithuana was located.  I looked up a map of Lithuana and surrounding countries, just to get an idea of where Mr. Lurie's ordeal began.  Here's a link to the map I found. While Lithuania is considered to be mid-sized as compared to other European countries, it is similar in size to West Virginia.  kovno lithuania map - Google Maps: "kovno lithuania map" 'via Blog this'