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H AL LOW EEN
SPO KY FACTS
HEEE HE 1Halloween was started 2000 years ago by the Celts
in Ireland. The Celts celebrated the new year on
E Nov 1st, which marked the end of summer (harvest
season) and the beginning of the dark and cold
winter. Halloween was celebrated on Oct 31st, a
day before the New Year.
2 It is believed that 3 The last time there was a full moon
on Halloween, on Halloween, it was on October 31,
GHOSTS would 2001. This year after almost 20 years,
come to the world a full moon will be seen on Halloween
of the living from all around the world. And this full
the world of the moon is even more special since it will
dead! So people be the second full moon in the same
would dress up and month – A BLUE MOON!
leave “treats” out
on their front doors 4 Americans buy 6 Dentists
for the roaming enough candy recommend that
spirits. each Halloween you eat your
week to fill six Halloween candies
Titanic ships! all at one time and
not spread it over
the day! This is
because the added
saliva cancels out
the acids produced
by sugar which
destroys your teeth.
5 Witches at Mid- 7 The word “witch” comes
night - According from the Old English
to tradition, if a “wicce” which means
person wears his
or her clothes in- “WISE WOMAN.” In
side out and then
walks backwards fact, Wiccans were highly
on Halloween, he respected people at one
or she will see a time. According to popular
witch at midnight. belief, witches carried out
important rituals on
3 OCTOBER 15 - 31, 2020
Since spiders could spin We all love the traditional carved pumpkins with lights
webs, they were consid- inside. But did you how this tradition started? Well,
ered magical creatures in it is said that years and years ago, a blacksmith called
the ancient days. Because ‘Stingy Jack’ managed to trick Satan into agreeing that
of their colour and creepy he would never go to hell. So after he died, and heaven
looks, they began to be would not take him in, he had nowhere to go! He began
associated with witches. wandering around with his favorite fruit –a turnip
People thought spiders which he made into a lantern using a burning coal that
were the ‘sidekicks’ of the devil gave him. To this day, Jack uses the lantern to
witches and helped them guide lost souls, and so he’s called “Jack of the Lantern”
in all their spell casting and
other ‘dirty jobs’. However, or “Jack O’Lantern.” Soon it became a
medieval superstitions say tradition in Ireland to turn hollow
that if you see a spider on turnips into lights to guide good
Halloween, it’s actually the spirits home. They drew scary
spirit of a loved one watch- faces on them to keep bad spirits
ing over you. away. When Irish immigrants
came to America, turnips were
hard to come by, so they used
ORANGE AND BLACK AS
OFFICIAL HALLOWEEN COLORS
This spooky color combination dates back to ancient harvest celebrations. Along
with pumpkins, orange symbolizes the color of crops and the changing leaves. Black
is supposed to signify the ‘death’ of summer and the
longer nights of the winters.
4 OCTOBER 15-31, 2020
THE CURSE OF THE
Terrible things will happen to those
who disturb Egyptian Mummies – says
an old legend. This ‘curse of the mummies’ began to
haunt all the people who took part in the opening of
the tomb of King Tutankhamun in November 1922.
Over the next few years, few visitors to the tomb as well The cobra attack!
as members of the excavation team died under unusual
circumstances. However, Mr. Carter rubbished the idea of On the very day that the excavation team led by
a csutursdeyaanlsdocsahlloewdethdetsheatdeoaf tthhsem5e8repceoo-inpclideewncheos. Howard Carter was opening Tutankhamun’s tomb,
A a messenger sent to Carter’s home saw his pet
were present when the tomb was opened, only canary being eaten by a cobra! People saw this as
eight died within a dozen years – the others were a bad omen (sign) since a cobra was considered a
hale and hearty! royal symbol and a cobra was also carved on top
of Tutankhamun’s mask. EEEK!!
SO WHAT DO YOU THINK
The Bite of Death
IS THE MUMMIES
Then in April 1923 something
CISUIRTSFEICATFIOANCT?OR else happened - Lord Carnarvon
who funded the excavation
team, died after a mosquito
bite on his cheek got infected.
Surprisingly, an autopsy of King
Tutankhamun’s body also showed a healed
wound on his left cheek! SPOOKY!!!
THE MUMMIFIED HAND
After some time, Carter gifted his
friend, Sir Bruce Ingram an unusual
paperweight – a mummified hand
with a bracelet. On the bracelet
were carved the
words “Cursed be
he who moves
my body. To
him shall come
fire, water, and
Soon after receiving the gift,
Ingram's house burned down
and when it was rebuilt, it suffered a
great flood. SCARY!!
5OCTOBER 15-31, 2020
DID YOU KNOW?!
Egyptians believed in life after death. They 1
preserved their bodies by mummification
so that they could use it in the afterlife
and live for eternity. It took more than 70
days to mummify a body!
and so many Egyptian
mummies were ground into
powder called “Mumia” and
sold to people who used
them as medicine!
WHERE DO MUMMIES GO
FOR A SWIM?
To the Dead sea!
3 WHAT IS THE MOST
IMPORTANT DAY IN EGYPT?
The 3000-year-old of mummy of Ramses II Mummy’s Day!
was issued a valid a valid Egyptian passport
so it could be flown to Paris for repairs! His WHAT KIND OF MUSIC DO
passport included the photo of his mummy MUMMIES LIKE MOST?
and his occupation was listed as “King”! Wrap music!
4 5 WHY WAS THE MUMMY SO
Egyptians The Pyramids in Egypt He was all wound up!
considered cats were built to protect the
to be sacred. mummies of the local kings. WHY DID THE MUMMY LEAVE
Millions of cat HIS TOMB AFTER 1000 YEARS?
mummies have Because he thought he was old
been found in enough to leave home!
WHY DON’T MUMMIES HAVE
PIC CREDIT : MARIO HOBBIES?
SÁNCHEZ - BRITISH They are too wrapped up in
MUSEUM their work!
NEWS ON THE RUN6 OCTOBER 15-31 2020
This October, teen girls became leaders of the
world for a day.
16-year-old Aava Murto became the Prime
Minister of Finland for a day and highlighted
the importance of equality for women.
Distri, also 16, spent the day at Rovio, the company
that makes the game Angry Birds. There she spoke
about the importance of girls using and creating
Mary, 18, took over the role of Kenya’s Cabinet
Secretary for a day and discussed the bullying that
many girls face on the internet. AAVA MURTOFINNISH PRIME MINISTER FOR A DAY
These teens were part of the ‘Girls Takeover’
program run by Plan International. On the occasion of MARY AT THE KENYAN CABINET OFFICE
International Day of the Girl Child, many teens from
around the world including Egypt, the Dominican
Republic, Paraguay, Peru, Sudan, and Vietnam took
part in this program. In 2020, keeping in mind the
pandemic, the program called for an end to online
abuse. To reassure girls that they will be supported
when they report online
abuse, Plan International has
YOU CAN GO started an online campaign.
ONLINE AND SIGN Almost 45,000 girls have
signed an open letter to
THIS LETTER AT: Facebook, Instagram, TikTok
https://plan- and Twitter to ask them to
SIGNUP create ways to report abuse
that really work for girls.
Dinosaurs are extinct, but one
was just sold at an auction!
Stan, one of the world’s largest feet high and 40 feet long (including hours of manual labor to excavate and
complete dinosaur skeleton was its tail). He probably weighed 7-8 restore his skeleton which was found
auctioned by Christie’s. And can tons – that’s twice as heavy as an in South Dakota.
you guess the price it fetched? A elephant! His eyesight was very sharp
whopping $31.8million dollars – a and his eyes were as big as baseballs! But the sale of Stan to an unknown
record price ever paid at an auction bidder has worried scientists who
for a fossil. Stan roamed the earth 65 million fear that this beloved T-Rex may now
years ago and his skeleton has scars be unavailable for further scientific
Named after the paleontologist* of many battle injuries including a analysis and experiments.
who found it, Stan belongs to the broken neck which fused together
Tyrannosaurus rex family. He is 13 naturally. It took more than 30,000 *a scientist who studies
7 OCTOBER 15 - 31, 2020
1 DIY HOUSE the stall. Since then, business has
picked up once again, and Baba ka
Dhaba is now listed on food delivery 5 PET PYTHON
app Zomato. Going beyond the call
of duty, food blogger Gaurav Wasan,
who initially uploaded the video, has
also collected US$2,700 in donations
to repair the stall and the couple’s
3 ICECREAM TOWER
Pic courtesy: Youtube Teeny weeny news
Pic courtesy: Luke Thill @YouTube Pic courtesy: Richard Bradbury Like many kids, 8-year-old Inbar’s
best friend is her pet. But her pet
12 year old Luke Thill decided to How many scoops of ice cream can is rather different! It is a 11-foot
build a house after DIY “Tiny House” you balance on a cone? 2 or 3 right? yellow python named ‘Belle’ (the
videos on YouTube caught his Well, Dimitri Panciera managed to Disney princess). Some people find
attention. To make his experience balance a whopping 125 scoops and it shocking that Inbar enjoys playing
‘adult like’, his parents told him to created a world record! The Italian and swimming with an 11-foot snake
earn the money for the construction man initially captured the record in in her backyard pool. But for Inbar,
materials on his own! Luke took up 2013, when he balanced 85 scoops those have been her normal activities
the challenge. He started helping of ice-cream. Later, he was beaten especially during the pandemic when
his neighbours and friends with odd by Ashrita Furman who upped the schools have been shut. After all,
jobs and in return, they either paid stakes with 123 scoops. But during Inbar has grown up together with
him money or helped him with fixing the filming of a recent Guinness Belle and many other animals, in her
his house. He raised $1500 in cash, TV special, Dimitri recaptured the family’s animal sanctuary.
used a lot of recycled material, and incredible balancing feat as the
completed his project in a year! His audience watched on in awe. The 6 CARROTS ON ROAD
house is carpeted and has electricity judges counted a total of 125 scoops
- so he can watch TV there too! Luke and declared a new Guinness World Pic courtesy: Rafael Perez Evans
documented the entire construction Record. Wonder if he will share his
process on his YouTube channel. ice cream with us!
Now 4 years later, his channel has
more than 70,000 subscribers who 4 POTTY MOUTHED PARROTS
are excited to follow his latest DIY
2 BABA KA DHABHA
Pic courtesy: Swad Official @Instagram Just like talkative kids in a A lorry recently dumped 29,000
classroom, five African grey parrots kilos of carrots on a street outside
Kanta Prasad and his wife Badami in Lincolnshire Wildlife Park were Goldsmiths College in south London!
Devi’s luck changed for the better moved to different areas of the Mystified onlookers took to social
when their video recently went zoo after they taught each other media to share photos and videos of
viral on social media. The 80 year how to swear. Brought into the the scene. The college later revealed
old couple have been selling fresh, zoo in August, they were initially that the carrots were part of an art
home-cooked meals from their housed and put on display together. installation by student Rafael Perez
street stall ‘Baba ka Dhaba’ in South But when visitors who laughed Evans. The artwork was inspired by
Delhi’s Malviya Nagar since 1990. at their use of obscenities ended European farmers dumping their
But due to the pandemic, hardly any up encouraging the parrots to act devalued produce as a form of
people came to eat there and the more naughty, authorities decided protest. Its purpose was to highlight
couple were not able to earn any to remove them from public view. the problem of food wastage,
money. Then, their video went viral They were concerned about children However, some have criticized it for
and was watched by over 4 million being exposed to the foul language. contributing to the problem instead.
people - many of whom flocked to The parrots are now housed in Undeterred, Evans has arranged for
different colonies with the hope that the carrots to be removed after the
their language becomes more family- exhibition and donated to feed farm
friendly over time. animals.
8 OCTOBER 15-31 2020
CHATEAU BHANGARH This fort in Rajasthan is
DE BRISSAC, FORT, considered one of the most
FRANCE INDIA haunted places in India. Legend
has it that a sorcerer cast a curse of
Dating back to the desolation on the area after being
11th century, this rejected by a local princess. Locals
beautiful castle are so scared of this place that they
was the site of a horrific shut it after dark!
double murder, resulting
in the haunting of the
castle by the Lady in
Green. Wearing a green
dress, and her face that of
a rotting corpse, the Green
lady wanders through the
PIC CREDIT: IAIN G
9OCTOBER 15-31 2020
An eight eyed species that
can jump surprisingly long
distances! Found in Australia,
New Zealand, and Southeast Asia,
the Jotus spider is as tiny as a grain
PIC CREDIT: QUEENSLAND MUSEUM
only be found on
a cluster of islands
in Indonesia, are
the world's largest
lizards. They are
fierce hunters who
can eat very large
prey. They have
shark-like teeth and
venom can kill!
The blobfish has been voted as the world
ugliest animal and is said to look like a
melting blob of jelly or an old man’s
head! But in its normal habitat, which is
way deep in the sea (2,000 to 4,000 feet
underwater), the pressure makes it
look like any ordinary fish. As it is
brought up to the surface, caught
in fishermen’s trawling nets, the
pressure of the water decreases
and the blobfish begins to lose its
shape and this ugly mass is what we
get to see!
10 OCTOBER 15-31, 2020
Donald Trump, the President
of the United States was the
latest of the world leaders to
get infected with the Covid-19. He
tried out a new experimental drug
‘Regeneron’ which he said enabled
him to recover very quickly. This
new drug is in late-stage testing
and its safety and effectiveness
are not yet known. He has now
promised to distribute this drug
free of cost very soon.
AZERBAIJAN, ARMENIA YEMEN
Aheavily armed conflict has broken out between For five years, a storage tanker contain
Azerbaijan and Armenia. It is not known which side million barrels of oil has been slowly
re-ignited this decades old dispute over the Nagorno- in the Red Sea. Saudi Arabia had earl
Karabakh region. The fighting was the worst seen in many that oil spots were seen in the sea near t
years and there have been many military and civilian deaths Experts have warned that this could trigg
already. The United States, France, and Russia are making a terrible environmental disaster.
efforts to bring about a ceasefire before the situation However, since 2015, the tanker is in
escalates into a widespread war involving other countries. the hands of Yemen’s rebel group
Houthi who are not agreeing
to have the vessel
inspected by the
11OCTOBER 15-31, 2020
CANADA COSTA RICA
Canada will ban single- To combat the poaching of endangered sea
use plastic items turtles, innovative methods are being used
by the end of next on Costa Rica’s beaches. Fake turtle eggs
year. Items that would be called the ‘InvestEGGators’ are being placed
impacted include checkout inside turtle nests. These 3D printed eggs are
bags, straws, stir sticks, six-pack fitted with a Global Positioning System (GPS)
rings, cutlery and even food device inside which help authorities
containers made from hard- track where they eventually reach.
to-recycle plastics. The move A study has shown that most were
is part of a larger effort by the consumed locally. This information
nation to achieve zero plastic will be used to target conservation
waste by 2030. efforts and educate the local
population. The inventors hope
that this technology will be adapted to
monitor egg thefts from other animals like
crocodile and parrot nests, and the illegal shark
IMAGE CREDIT – INVESTEGGATOR.COM
ning 1.1 Egypt’s population has increased by 1
y corroding Million in the last 8 months to reach 101
lier reported million. Population growth continues to
the tanker. be a challenge in Egypt and the Government
ger is under pressure to provide adequate
educational and health services to the
26disease-free Tasmanian devils have
been released in a protected wildlife
sanctuary in New South Wales
(Mainland Australia). These carnivorous
marsupials had vanished from the Australian
mainland about 3,000 years ago, but
survived in Tasmania. Tracking devices
and camera traps will be used to
monitor their health and evaluate how
the devils are responding to
the new environment. If this
project is successful, a second
batch of the devils will be
released in 2021.
IMAGE CREDIT: MATHIAS APPEL – FLICKR
12 OCTOBER 15 - 31, 2020
Among the representatives of Canada, Ireland, the United States, Russia, Great Britain and
Australia, who logically does not belong here?
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ACROSS 1. A large, ugly, and frightening imagi
2. The red liquid that circulates in the arteries and veins of humans
and other vertebrate. 3. A large rounded orange-yellow
fruit with a animals.
4. The par�al or total absence of light.
7. A cunning act or scheme intended to deceive or outwit someone. 5. Laugh in a loud, harsh way.
9. A large metal pot with a lid and handle, used for cooking over an 6. An animal, especially a large or dan
open ﬁre. gerous four-footed one.
11. The tenth month of the year. 8. A sudden intense feeling of fear.
13. The supreme spirit of evil. 10. Frightened
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TRUMP 2 20 FA
Presidential elections take place
Trump believes in reopening of economy countries, in the US, there are on
quickly. He does not want to raise taxes but
cut payroll taxes, wants to build the US-Mex- - the Democrats (the liberal, left
ico wall and blames China for Covid-19 and (the conservative, right-of
stands up against them on the trade front.
candidates sometimes partici
Independent parties occa
THE BATTLE FOR TH
US GOVERNMENT INCUMBENT PRESIDENT
EXPERIENCE SINCE 2017
NET WORTH $2000 MILLION
REPUBLICAN TWITTER / FACEBOOK 110 MILLION
WHO CAN VOTE?
oabf o1v8e the age
2 20right to vote.
Voting is not
only a right, but
a privilege and
responsibility. How the elSTEP1
Number of electors for each state are
Did you know that in 1776 when determined. For example, California has total of
55 Electoral seats.
Declaration of Independence was
signed, only white men who owned 53
land and over the age of 21 could vote.
SWTAHNODCAN BASED ON STATE
FOR THE PRESIDENT?
STEP 2 Each party nominates its
ANYONE WHO FULFILS THE Electors for every state.
BELOW CRITERIA CAN BECOME
REPUBLICAN ELECTORAL NOMINEES
1 NATURAL BORN STEP 3 Voters will select electors repre
US CITIZEN OF THE their choice of President on Ele
UNITED STATES (Tuesday, 3 November).
2 AT LEAST DEMOCRAT ELECTORAL NOMINEES
35 YEARS OF AGE
3 RESIDENT OF
SINCE LAST 14 YEARS
15OCTOBER 15 - 31, 2020
e every four years. Unlike in many other
nly two parties considered by most voters Biden wants to be cautious in opening the econo-
eft-of-centre party) and the Republicans my and would raise taxes on the rich and double
f-centre party). Other ‘third-party’ the minimum wage hourly rate. He would not
ipate, with the Libertarian, Green and
asionally putting forth a nominee. continue building the border wall and would
HE PRESIDENCY IS BETWEEN want to put global pressure on China.
DONALD TRUMP AND
RAT’S JOE BIDEN
US GOVERNMENT VICE-PRESIDENT
EXPERIENCE FROM 2009 TO 2017
NET WORTH $9 MILLION
TWITTER / FACEBOOK 14 Million DEMOCRAT
SO WILL THE PRESIDENT BE 3 THEFINALCOUNTDOWN!
1 WHEN IS THE VOTING? 2 ELECTED ON NOV 3RD 2020?
In the first week of December,
The election day falls on the first Answer is NOOOOO! Why?? Because the electoral college will vote for
Tuesday after the first Monday in their candidate and the winner
November – so this year elections will on Nov 3rd, the voters do not vote di- of THIS election will become the
be on Nov 3rd. All registered voters of rectly for the President, but for the elec- President of the USA.
the country will vote on this day. toral college candidate in the state!
lectoral college works?
38 STEP 4
Electoral votes are tallied for states. So, if you have voted
for Biden in California and he gets more votes than Trump,
then all of the 55 electoral votes of California will go to the
Electoral candidate of Biden.
esenting STEP 5 But, the irony is that legally, your electoral candidate can
ection Day actually vote for TRUMP, if he wishes to! So he becomes an
The Elected Electoral college
will meet on December 14th ‘unfaithful’ voter! It is very rare that this happened,
to cast ballots for President but this is possible..
on behalf of the voters of
their state. The counting of
THEIR votes will happen in
the Congress on Jan 6th 2021.
If no one gets the majority of
270 votes, the Congress will
vote for the President.
16 OCTOBER 15 - 31, 2020
© 2020 by Vicki Whiting, Editor Jeff Schinkel, Graphics Vol. 34, No. 46 Have a friend give you each type of word to fill in the
blanks. Then read the story aloud!
Throughout the year, the Startleston’s attic is quiet.
It is filled with boxes of family treasures, old Count Alucard’s castle was a total mess. Several
toys and clothing. Dust bunnies slowly collect and __________ were floating in the courtyard fountain.
grow in the corners and behind the furniture. A _________ _______ was tangled in some cobwebs
Cobwebs stretch between the beams. above the parlour. The staircase was covered in
But every Halloween, the attic comes alive! The ____________ ______________. An expensive
___________ __________ had been knocked over
Startleston kids head up the creaky steps and open and broken.
the old trunks looking for costumes and
“_____________!” cried Count Alucard. “This mess
makes my blood boil!”
“We’ll help you clean up the place,” said his niece
Rue, as his nephew Muerto began to _____________
the entry way.
L754oshmkaouatlskslsksarou961nppcdaauinmntdtphebklraeiunbssarhaetstic to nd: Soon, Rue had ______________ through the first
3 toy spiders floor, replacing the suit of armor’s __________.
3 dolls Muerto cleaned up the courtyard, planting fresh
4 light strings How many ______________ all around the castle moat. They
di erences worked together to remove the ___________
Put the lolipops in the can you nd __________ from the castle’s ___________ tower.
Halloween bucket. between
By sunrise, the castle looked ______________, just
Byron the way Count Alucard likes it!
Standards Link: Grammar: Use nouns, verbs and adjectives correctly in reading
and his and writing.
How many bats ANSWER: Because Complete the grid by using all the letters in the word BATS in each
can you nd on there are so many vertical and horizontal row. Each letter should only be used once in
this page? Have a each row. Some spaces have been filled in for you.
friend try.Who found more? plots there!
Stacy Startleston is trying on masks she found in the attic.
Which two are exactly the same?
Standards Link: Reading Comprehension: Follow simple written directions. HALLOWEEN Find the words by looking up,
COSTUMES down, backwards, forwards,
sideways and diagonally.
In each row below, draw the Jack O’Lantern face that
continues that row’s pattern. GOBLIN CI TTASKENL
CREAKY DCO S T UME S K
Standards Link: Follow simple written directions. WITCH
GHOST QU I E T R E E N T
TRICK CO S R SWE U I N
CANDY NA I T O I R AO I HaJllookweesen
TRUNK NCN L H T T L T L
Make a list of your favorite Halloween
ALIVE KH L D G C D I E B jokes and riddles. Then read them
aloud to your family on Halloween.
ATTIC CAL OYH S V E O
QUIET HYK A E R C E T G
Standards Link: Letter sequencing. Recongized identical
words. Skim and scan reading. Recall spelling patterns.
17 OCTOBER 15 - 31, 2020
1 WHICH OF THESE PQAUGIEZ 12WHY DO WE DRESS UP ON
HEROES CAN FLY?
a. Captain Marvel HALLOWEEN?
b. Black Widow a. For fun
c. Hellcat b. To hide from evil spirits
d. She-Hulk c. To scare away evil spirits
2 WHICH OF THESE AVENGERS HAVE CAN YOU SLAY IT? 11 “FRANKENSTEIN” COSTUMES
NO SUPERHUMAN POWERS? ARE A HALLOWEEN CLASSIC.
HE IS A ..... ?
a. Captain America b. Scarlet Witch a. Monster b. Scientist
c. Merchant d. Doctor
c. Iron Man d. Thor
3 IN WHAT COUNTRY DO PEOPLE 10 WHERE DO REAL VAMPIRE BATS LIVE?
CALL THEMSELVES “DESCEND- a. North and South America
ANTS OF THE DRAGON”? b. Europe
a. United States b. Canada
c. Germany d. China
4 WHICH SUBSTANCE SIMILAR TO 9 WHAT WAS DR. FRANKEN-
A FOOD SEASONING WAS USED TO STEIN’S FIRST NAME?
a. Sugar b. Garlic Powder a. Victor b. Frank
c. Vinegar d. Salt
c. Fred d. John
5 WHICH OF THESE HEROES
IS NOT A SIZE-CHANGER? HOW DYIoDuYhOavUeDslOay?ed it! 8 WHICH ANIMAL AMONG THESE
a. Ant-man b. Wasp 10-12 Way to go! IS ASSOCIATED WITH HALLOWEEN?
c. Goliath d. Spider-Woman 6-9 You will get there one day! a. White rats b. Black cats
0-5 c. Brown Bears d. Black frogs
6 AN ANACONDA SWALLOWS ITS PREY WHOLE. ANSWERS 7 WHAT IS A MALE WITCH CALLED?
WHICH OF THESE ANIMAL DOES IT EAT? 1-a, 2-c, 3-d, 4-d, a. Warlock b. Witchman
5-d, 6-d, 7-a, 8-b,
a. Eel b. Deer c. Horse d. Whale 9-a, 10-a,11-b, c. Halloweenie d. There is no such thing
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How do Funny
ghosts go SIDE OF
from floor to
By scare What game How
do young do you
-case! ghosts love? make a witch
Hide and scratch?
shriek! Take away
What do you
call a witch
An itchy What do
witchy! ghosts eat
you get if What’s the
you crossed a problem with
vampire and a twin witches?
teacher? You never know
Lots of blood which witch is
19OCTOBER 15 - 31, 2020
HEANLTL OEWRETE NAI N M E N T
Cmheocvkioeust some fun DEAR DRACULA (AGE 5+)
which you This sweet, funny story of friendship is a
can watch with your treat for the family. When Sam asks his
friends and family grandmother for a Dracula figurine, she
on the Halloween tells him to write to Santa and ask for it as
holiday! Grab a gift. But Sam writes to Dracula instead
and, well, you will have to watch this
movie to find out what happens next!
corn and lem-
let the show
CASPER (AGE 8+) IT'S THE GREAT PUMPKIN,
CHARLIE BROWN (AGE 4+)
It's easy to see why Casper the friendly
ghost appeals so much to children. Charlie Brown is excited to be invited to his
They have a lot in common - they also first ever party, Violet's Halloween party.
feel invisible and misunderstood and Before the party, the Peanuts gang plans
remember little of their earlier lives. to go trick or treating with Snoopy, who is
Casper the friendly ghost helps a man dressed as the WWI flying ace and takes
and his daughter track down the ghost of his Halloween persona to an extreme. The
the mother. In the process, Casper falls in one person who will not be joining them
love with the daughter and tries to bring for the trick or treating nor for the party is
himself back to life.
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BY VIVEK RAI which aren’t the most accurate the blue moons starting in the 19th
GRADE 6, JOHN M names like calling the moon blue century.
HORNER MIDDLE when it actually isn’t really blue in
SCHOOL color. “So in this case I believe the Finally, how is knowing and
etymology of the term blue moon learning about this phenomenon
Have you ever heard of the is from some old English pamphlet helpful? Baliga Savel, a who has
saying, “Once in a blue which used the phrase Blue Moon to taught many students alongside
moon” and wondered what a describe the phenomenon without Prof. Alexei V. Filippenko,
blue moon is? A blue moon is figuring out why it was actually Professor of Astronomy, UC
a rare occurrence. It is usually happening.” Berkeley, California, throws light
the third or fourth full moon in on this. “If you understand how the
a season or second full moon How many times does this moon works, you can understand
of a month. phenomenon occur in a year? This nature better. The moon is very
Berkeley alum explains that it is very important to a lot of systems
Trick or treaters this year are just a matter of calculations. Earth that exist. The moon influences the
in for a surprise! The next blue goes around the sun in yearly cycles tides. Tides influence fishing. So it’s
moon is going to be on Halloween and the moon goes around the Earth a fundamental aspect of the way we
night 2020. To investigate more in monthly cycles.“The way those operate in this world. It would be
I decided to interview an expert. two line up, you can expect a disastrous if we didn’t understand
I reached out to Arjun Baliga blue moon every two years to three what the Moon did every couple of
Savel, a graduate student in years.”. years.”
Astronomy at the University of
Maryland, College Park, where Interestingly humans dating back So I am excited that this rare
he studies the atmospheres of to the ancient Mayans could predict Halloween blue moon is just 15
planets orbiting distant stars. He the occurence of the blue moon. days away! Do you think anything
completed his undergraduate In USA too, the Maine Farmers spooky might happen? Lets wait
degree at UC Berkeley, California, Almanac calculated and listed out and watch!
where he focused on Physics and
The first question I asked him
was if the blue moon is actually
blue in color. That would really be
cool right?! Baliga Savel said, “The
Blue Moon doesn’t actually look
blue. The moon will likely retain
its current whitish yellowish glow.”
Hmmm...why is it then called the
Blue Moon if it isn’t blue? The
graduate student explains that this is
a common occurance in astronomy
where astronomers usually give
names to phenomena or findings
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on each day GANDHI MOVIE NIGHT
when you INTERNATIONAL BIRTHDAY
have DAY FOR THE Write a small Make some
completed ELDERS essay on Gandhi popcorn & watch
a family movie!
that activity! Call up and wish
the elders of
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WORLD ANIMAL TEACHERS’ DAY GRATITUDE JAR FORCE DAY OFFICE DAY Make a silly goofy
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Draw a picture teachers today writes a note of picture depicting
of your favorite for teaching you what they are Indian Air Force best friend
during Covid! thankful for &
animal drops it in the jar
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LAZY SUNDAY WHAT WERE IN YOUR FAMILY WRITE A Make a list of STORYTIME PAPER CRAFT
Make brunch YOUR PARENTS’ SENTENCE three things that
with your mom HOBBIES IN TO SHARE A USING ONLY make you happy. Read a small Can you make
SCHOOL? JOKE! EMOJIS! story and use two paper
& dad! Start a new different voices vehicles?
hobby this for each character
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Play charades Paint rocks and TONGUE! DANCE TO YOUR Play charades
Play a boardgame Write a funny with everyone create ‘pet rocks’ Say ‘Snap crackle FAVORITE with your
with your family short story or a MUSIC!
pop’ (3 times) friends/ family
comic book! Have a party at
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REFRESH MAKE UP A CITY TRAIL HALLOWEEN!
YOURSELF! RIDDLE OR A Make some Plan a Play Chinese Write down five Dress up and eat
Make a lemon KNOCK KNOCK noodles for scavenger hunt in whispers with some candies!
drink and drink cities with the
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