Wednesday, October 14, 2015

World Math Day OCTOBER 14, 2015

DIANE'S CORNER ... Celebrate World Math Day

Educational games can add up to a lot of fun, as World Math Day goes to show. The annual event encourages thousands of students from around the world to take a break from standard math lessons. Instead, they take part in competitive math-themed games, with the chance to win certificates and prizes. The aim is to help raise standards of numeracy.
Since it was founded in 2007 by the organisation 3P Learning, World Math Day has seen its popularity multiply fast. It’s now part of the World Education Games, linking schools from many parts of the globe, and in 2010 the event established a world record for the largest-ever online maths contest. Children as young as five can get involved, competing against others from abroad in real time. It is also possible to play via mobile phones so that even more youngsters can discover the number-themed activities.


Word of the Day


Definition:(adjective) Marked by peace and prosperity.
Usage:We spent a few halcyon years in New York before the stock market crashed.

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World's Oldest Surviving Film Shot (1888)

Roundhay Garden Scene is an 1888 short film directed by French inventor Louis Le Prince, who is widely recognized as the world's first filmmaker. Recorded at 12 frames per second, it is the earliest surviving film, predating efforts by Thomas Edison and the Lumière brothers. However, Le Prince was never able to capitalize on his innovation—he disappeared in 1890 while on his way to publicly exhibit the film

Frankfurt Book Fair

The world's largest annual trade show for the book publishing industry, held annually for five days in Frankfurt, Germany, attracts exhibitors from about 110 countries and is attended by more than 250,000 people. Trade fairs have been a tradition in Frankfurt for at least 800 years, and book fairs were held in the 16th century, when the city had become the center of German publishing. The book fair had been chiefly an event for German publishers before 1939, but it grew in a few years to be the world's preeminent book fair. In its present form, the fair is officially dated to 1949.

Gene Editing Could Make Pig-to-Human Organ Transplants a Reality

According to a study published this week in Science, we may be one step closer to using animals as organ donors for humans in need.

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1926 - The book "Winnie-the-Pooh," by A.A. Milne, made its debut.

1928 - The first televised wedding took place in Des Plains, IL. James Fowlkes and Cora Dennison were married in a radio studio.

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1947 - Over Rogers Dry Lake in Southern California, pilot Chuck Yeager flew the Bell X-1 rocket plane and became the first person to break the sound barrier

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1954 - C.B. DeMille's "The Ten Commandments", starring Charlton Heston, began filming in Egypt. The epic had a cast of 25,000 people. (the first movie my mother ever took me to!)

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1960 U.S. presidential candidate John F. Kennedy first suggested the idea of a Peace Corps.

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1964 - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his non-violent resistance to racial prejudice in America. 

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1987 - Jessica McClure, 18 months old, fell down an abandoned well in Midland, TX. The rescue took 58 hours. 

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1997 - The soundtrack to the film "Casablanca" was released for the first time.


If You Were Born Today, October 14

You have a great interest in, and eye for, form and structure. You would make a good architect, interior decorator, designer, or any profession that combines art and structure. You are highly intelligent, with strong "right brain" and "left brain" skills. You have a mischievous, almost childlike side to you, and your creativity is potent. You make success look easy, but the truth is, you are very willing to work hard for it. Responsible and determined, once you determine the life path you want for yourself, you go for it. Famous people born today: Usher, Roger Moore, e. e. cummings, Ralph Lauren, Thomas Dolby, Ben Whishaw.

Picture of the day
Muscles of the face
"The superficial layer of the facial muscles and the neighboring muscles of the neck seen from the side and slightly from in front."
This illustration was published in the 1909 edition of Johannes Sobotta's Sobotta's Atlas and Text-book of Human Anatomy.

Picture of a swan on Lake Bled, Slovenia

Swanlike End

Photograph by Kostyantyn Steblovskyy, National Geographic

“There was an incident just a few minutes before [this] photo was taken,” writes Kostyantyn Steblovskyy. “Two swans were fighting, as one had attempted to enter the area of the other one.” The defeated swan is seen here, swimming toward a fairy-tale ending on Lake Bled in Slovenia. “The weather was just right to take a picture like this,” Steblovskyy writes.

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Double Knit Pumpkin Hot Pad pattern by Lauras Knits
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For a mother pattern by Syuri Sumomo
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Mitered Diamond Shawl - Danube DK - Crystal Palace Yarns
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Autumn Wowza Scarf

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Modern Crafter: Spring Meadows Toddler Sweater
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Stella Jacket pattern by Robyn Chachula
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Slip Slope Scarf pattern by Vashti Braha
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Autumn Sausage Casserole

I found this recipe in the Taste of Home Halloween magazine. It traditionally is baked in the oven, but was easily translated to crockpot cooking. This was the first dinner in a long time that we all ate. The planets must have been in proper alignment.

The Ingredients.
-1 pound sausage (I used chicken with artichoke and garlic)
--1 large, or 2 small apples, chopped (no need to peel)
--1 yellow onion, chopped
--1/2 cup chopped carrots
--3 cups already cooked long-grain rice (I had white basmati leftovers)
--1/2 cup raisins
--1 T dried parsley flakes
--1 T brown sugar
--1/2 tsp allspice
--1/2 tsp cinnamon
--1/4 tsp black pepper (start with 1/8 if your kids don't tolerate a touch of spice)
--1/3 cup chicken broth or water (I used water)

The Directions.

The amount of ingredients fit nicely in a 4 quart crockpot. I'd say this comfortably feeds a family of 4-5 with a bit of leftovers. If you have a large family or teenagers, add more rice and sausage. It's a pretty easy recipe to adapt to your needs.

If you are going to use uncooked pork sausage, I'd recommend browning on the stove top, and draining before adding to the crockpot.

Otherwise, dump all the ingredients into the crock, and stir well.

Cover and cook on low for 5-7 hours, or on high for 3-4. You're really only heating through, and allowing the vegetables to soften.

This will not stick together like a gloppy casserole; it has the consistency of fried rice. Use bowls to serve rather than plates.

The Verdict.

We decided that eating this felt exactly like eating a bowl full of Fall. The spices are spot-on, and are comforting and hearty. Adam and I each had two servings, and then picked more while cleaning the dishes. I will make this again, often.

Easy Rope Coaster DIY - January 14, 2015



To find a friend one must close one eye - to keep him, two. - Norman Douglas

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1 comment:

  1. Great food program for kids! I wanna eat there too. We used to celebrate Zero the Hero's birthday on the 100th day of school every year--guess it doesn't quite line up with Math Day but it is the thought that counts.

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