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Memorial Day: Remembering Heroes
Memorial Day: Remembering Heroes

May 2, 2022 - The school year is winding down with summer fun just around the corner. Swimming, surfing, biking, playing and hiking are just a few of the activities to enjoy as the weather warms. But also take time now to plan for Memorial Day on Monday, May 30, a day to honor the fallen heroes of the country.

Word of the Day
imagine: verb;think of; try to create a scene or feeling in your head that could be real or not Find it in blue in today's top story!

Writing Practice

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Writing Progress

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Weekly VOCAB

Week of May 16

animosity: noun; extreme anger, tension, stress, bad feelings (animus)
All things green can cure pandemic blues

completion: noun; end; something, such as a project, that is finished
Will Hurricane Ida be Katrina 2.0?

irrigation: noun; mechanical process of watering crops;
Drought conditions assessed weekly

shorebirds: noun; birds that live by the shore or at the edge of a body of water;
Support for songbirds and shorebirds announced

Today In History

May 16

1929: In the year that the Great Depression began, the first Academy Awards ceremony was held in Hollywood.

1804: Library of Congress: Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, the educator who opened the first English-language kindergarten in the United States, was born in Billerica, Massachusetts. Long before most educators, Peabody embraced the premise that children's play has intrinsic developmental and educational value.



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