• By Michael Gregory National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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If someone asked you to draw the sun, would you make a little yellow circle with lines coming out of it? That’s fun, but what does the sun look like up close? We can see the shapes and outlines of craters and mountains on the moon, but what about the sun? Does it have rocks and dust and hill…

Missourian in Education

Congratulations to Blas Urbano, a 5th-grade student at The Fulton School at St. Albans, for winning this week’s News Quiz. Blas wins a $10 gift card to Sugarfire Smoke House in Washington, our sponsor for the Week #18 quiz, based on news in the Jan. 28-29 weekend issue of The Missourian.

Book Buzz News

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Reading in bed gets high marks, whether you’re surrounded by a hive full of drones, or prone in a cozy bed sharing a book with a loved one. This month’s “Bedtime Stories” are sure to make slumber time prime time, a trio of reads that will have you begging to keep the lights on, for “just one…

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Kicking off the New Year is great —especially when Newsbee checks his hive mailbox and sees reviews submitted by students in Buzzland. Perhaps a resolution could be in the works for individuals and classes in 2017 – to submit even more reviews than you have in the past.

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We welcome 2017 knowing “Challenges Await” to improve ourselves and the world we share with others. This theme resonates in Newsbee’s January Picks. Take a cue from three marvelous books that drive home the importance of having a good attitude, of being honest and tolerant too. These are tal…

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Santa’s mailbox wasn’t the only one with mail this month– Newsbee had kid correspondence to read too – reviews he welcomed with a “Buzz, Buzz, Buzz,” rather than a “Ho, Ho, Ho!” Thanks, young readers, for offering your take on my Book Buzz Picks. Hope the holidays afford you time to “Page On!”

Baby Buzz

Animals and interactive fun make “Amazing Animals: A Spin and Spot Book” spot-on for tykes. Parent educators with the Washington School District know what appeals to the younger set and have named the board book their February Baby Book Buzz Pick.

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  • Reviewed by Gloria Attoun Bauermeister, parent educator, Washington School District
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Sleep deprived mommies and daddies are sure to embrace “Nighty-Night,” the newest offering by author Leslie Patricelli, who delights all ages with her light-hearted board books. “Night-Night” is the January Baby Buzz Pick selected by parent educators with the Washington School District.

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  • Find new ideas to use the newspaper to teach across the curriculum. Lesson ideas for both print and e-edition newspapers!
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