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February Computer Lab Activities:

Valentine's Day Activities:

The World's Smallest Valentine

Steps to Make a Valentine's Card--Sequencing

The International Language of Love

Valentine's Day History

Matt's Secret Valentine Video

Valentine Coloring Page

Heart Jigsaw Puzzle

Heart Basketball

Valentines Concentration Game

Valentine's Day Webquest

Will You Bee Mine?

Chocolate Puzzle

Valentine's Day Word Search

Counting Hearts



Chocolate Facts:

  • The ancient Mayans and Aztecs of the Americas consumed chocolate. These people drank cacao, or the chocolate bean, which was ground into hot water, like the hot chocolate we drink today. However, their cacao was rather bitter and had chilies in it. For those of us who hoard our chocolate candies, it is easy to understand why the Mayans and Aztecs used cacao beans as currency. Imagine using candies instead of coins!
  • The first chocolate bar was manufactured in England by Cadbury's in the year 1842.
  • In all, there are 500 different varieties of flavors of chocolate. Milk chocolate is the favorite for maximum number of people in the world.
  • As per the Guinness World Book of Records, the largest chocolate bar of the world was made by Elah-Dufour United Food Companies of Italy in the year 2000. The weight of the chocolate bar was about 5000 pounds!
  • When we eat chocolate, it melts inside our mouth mainly because the melting point of cocoa butter present in it is slightly lower than our normal body temperature.
  • Studies on world's total chocolate consumption has revealed that on an average every individual consumes about 12 pounds of chocolate in a year. Among them, Swiss people eat maximum chocolates in the world. On an average, every Swiss eats 19 pounds of chocolate every year.


Groundhog Day:

Can we count on the groundhog's prediction?
Check out how accurate he's been.

Research Skills:

What is "job shadowing"?

Research careers that interest you. Try to find out what education you'll need. The    K-12 Section is a good place to begin.

Kids Work: Explore Community and see the connection between schoolwork and work after school.

Black History Month Research Project:
MLK Jr. Webquest

Use Microsoft Word to write a report on any of these famous Americans.

PBS Africans in America

The Underground Railroad

Culture & Change

Design a Civil War Period Home Interior

Presidentís Day:


George Washington Portrait for Kids*

The Life of George Washington*

Test Your Knowledge About Abraham Lincoln*

George Washington - An Internet Treasure Hunt

President for a Day from PBS

America's Presidents  crossword research activity

Read about Electing a President
Click the Next button after reading each page.

 Presidential Fact Finder worksheet
Presidential Firsts

Presidents of the United States Information

White House for Kids

Election Glossary

 What interesting facts can you discover about Washington?

Lincoln was our ? president? He wasn't first or second.





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