Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Pictures in the Sky

Constellations are groups of stars that form a pattern in the sky.
Some constellations I enjoy looking for are:

The Big Dipper

and . . .


If you live in the country you can go out and see the constellations at night.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

A Friend to the South: George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver helped the economy of the South after the Civil War with his great ideas. George was born in 1861 to a slave family owned by Moses Carver. He lived in Diamond Grove, Missouri. When George was an infant, his father was killed and his mother was stolen. Mr. Carver raised George as his own son.

As a child, he loved to paint and used plants for his supplies. At ten years old, George left home to go to school. Because he loved plants, his art teacher encouraged him to study them at college. He later taught at Tuskegee Institute where he found many uses for the sweet potato and peanut. This helped the South to have healthy crops that they could sell. One of George's greatest discoveries was crop rotation, a method of planting different crops each year in order to have the best soil.

George Carver died in 1943. He had been a loyal, hardworking friend to the South who overcame many hardships to become the man he was.

You can find more information about George Washington Carver and Tuskegee Institute here:

George Washington Carver

Tuskegee University

And here's a really cool site for kids with activity pages about Mr. Carver:

Carver Coloring and Activity Book

Friday, November 03, 2006

NFL Favorite Team Predictions

I enjoy NFL football. My favorite teams are the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Green Bay Packers, and the Atlanta Falcons. This Sunday Pittsburgh is playing Denver, Green Bay is at Buffalo, and Atlanta is at Detroit. I think all three have a good chance of winning, but Pittsburgh has a tough game before them.

Who is YOUR favorite NFL team playing this weekend, and what is your prediction for the game?

Week 9 Schedule (Nov. 5)