Friday, November 12, 2010

Some fun websites

Okay, so it's really just one fun website.  It's early in the morning and the other websites have left my brain!

Possibly you have heard of on NPR.  It's where you can adopt a word that is in danger of being cut out of the Oxford English Dictionary.  I clicked on it for kicks.  The kids loved it even more than I did.  The word we adopted, veprecose, an adjective meaning "full of prickly shrubs or bushes."  Easy to use at MMS:  Andrew's friend lost his shoe when we cut through the veprecose garden bed.

I've injected more coffee and have come up with more sites!

If you are looking beyond good 'ol try going to NASA's site:  Regardless of your child's age, NASA has something your child will be interested in and love.  If you have a child that is obsessed with space, like I do, then this is an amazing site, but it is such a good site that you may create an obsession.  In the world of Pokemon and Bratz dolls, maybe that's not such a bad thing!

To continue with the national theme, check out the Smithsonian website:  Like the Smithsonian museums, you can really explore anything from art to archeology to astronomy.  Great for a wide variety of ages.

Do you have any fun and educational websites you love?  Put them in the comment section.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Election Results are in

A hearty congratulations to: Alex Streznewski, Felicia Green, and Edith Leet who will be serving on the Albany Board of Education.  A big thank you to Barry Walston and Wayne Morris for running and for their commitment to the children of Albany.

Edith, who came in third, will continue to serve on the Board of Education immediately.  Alex and Felicia will begin their service in January.  Below are the results from last night from the Board of Elections website.

          (VOTE FOR)  3
           James K. Lembo.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     4,805   10.96
           Wayne P. Morris  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     6,688   15.25
           Edith Leet .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     7,274   16.59
           Barry D. Walston .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     6,732   15.35
           Felicia Green .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     8,830   20.13
           Alexandra Jane Streznewski.  .  .  .  .     8,989   20.50
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       539    1.23

According to the newspaper this morning, 51% of Albanians voted in this election which is a large amount of people voting.  Thank you to everyone who voted and thank you for your care and involvement in this election.