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January, 2013 : Newsletters~Canadian

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Donna Ward-Northwoods Press

Conferences

We are getting ready for spring conferences.  Check our Conferences page to see where we will be.

Pre-order four weeks in advance of an event near you for free shipping to have your order ready for pick-up. (If you are late, check with us by email). Choose the pay by cheque option and we will manually remove shipping fees for pay at pickup.

Canucklehead Quiz

Great fun and learning for 'inside' months These quizzes by Canadian Encyclopedia are always favourites! Set up a high score contest with your homeschool co-op.

Click on the logo above for the link.

Cookie Dough Map

This sugar cookie recipe holds it shape in baking.

Preheat to 350 degrees. Cook 10-20 minutes until edges brown, depending on cookie size.
6 c. flour
3 tsp. baking pwder
2 c. marg
2 c. sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla or almond 
1 tsp. salt

Place spoonfuls of dough between wax paper and roll out. Peal off top layer and place ungreased cookie sheet over top. Hold the edge of the pan and paper tightly and flip so the pan is on the bottom. Chill.

Cut out a paper outline map and place on cookie dough. Cut cookie dough to the map shape. Bake.
Use icing, sprinkles, chocolate chips etc. to create shapes for rivers, cities, mountains etc.

Saving your pennies? 
If you are thinking of the popular DIY penny table project, now is the time to get started.

The Canadian penny, costing 1.6 cents to produce, will no longer be circulated by the Royal Canadian Mint after February 4, 2013.

Pennies are still valid tender for awhile.

Read more...

By Federal Government of the United States (Operation Morning Light Fact Sheet, DOE/NV1198) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

35 years ago today

...on January 24th, 1978, a Soviet satellite fell from the sky and disintegrated over Northwest Territories. It scattered radioactive materials across the Canadian north.

The clean-up took over 10 months.

The positive outcome was that by November of that year, the United Nations authorized a working group to study nuclear-powered satellites in outer space. 
 
Make it Work - Rivers

Make it Work ~ Rivers

Where do rivers come from and why do people settle near them? 

Model landscapes illustrate geography in an original, child-centered way.

Limited quantity!
Geography, Province to Province

Geography, Province to Province


Canadian geography for middle elementary grades.

Digital worksheets, answer keys, mapping and more.

Symbols of Canada

A perfect companion to Geography, Province to Province

Full colour photos include provincial and national symbols with a poster fold-out.