Sunday, March 31, 2013

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Build A Bear Autism Bear.............

Support the Cause with an Amazingly Cute Bear!!!!!!!!!!!!!Autism Speaks Bear
Bonus Purchase Online By 3-31-13
and Save!!!
BuildABear: Save $10 Off Your Next Online Order of $30 or More. 
Offer ends 3/31/13.http://www.retailmenot.com/view/buildabear.com?c=4529775

Light It Up Blue on April 2, 2013, and throughout the month!



Join Autism Speaks to Light It Up Blue on April 2,
2013, and throughout the month! With your help, we
will shine a bright spotlight on the public health crisis of autism and improve the future for everyone
who struggles with autism spectrum disorder.

http://www.autismspeaks.org/


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Spring Eco Tips.............



 
Replace incandescent light bulbs with efficient CFLs or LEDs.
Americans spend 20 percent of their electricity budget on lighting alone. Energy-efficient lighting can save the average household more than 1,000 kilowatt hours of electricity, 1,600 pounds of carbon dioxide and (get ready for this one) up to $110 per year in electricity costs.
Install a programmable thermostat that automatically adjusts your home's temp.
If the initial cost of a programmable thermostat (about $115) deters you, keep in mind that it can reduce your energy usage by more than 15 percent in the summer and up to 25 percent in the winter.
For those of you that need hard numbers, that's up to $250 in heating and cooling costs every year you use it and $2,500 over the course of 10 years.
Shade your windows.
It sounds simple enough, but when you consider the huge difference it makes, you'll wonder why you still have naked windows. While the sunlight is refreshing in the summer, using light colored blinds and drapes - which reflect light instead of absorbing it - can save you up to $210 per year on heating and cooling costs.

Welcome Spring!!!!

 

Why do the seasons change? The four seasons are determined by shifting sunlight (not heat!)—which is determined by how our planet orbits the Sun and the tilt of its axis. According to the Old Farmers Almanac:
On the first day of spring—the vernal equinox—day and night are each approximately 12 hours long (with the actual time of equal day and night, in the Northern Hemisphere, occurring a few days before the vernal equinox). The Sun crosses the celestial equator going northward; it rises exactly due east and sets exactly due west.




Spring begins with the vernal equinox at 7:02 A.M. (EDT) onMarch 20, 2013 in the Northern Hemisphere. Here’s more about the start of spring, signs of spring, and stunning spring photos!

The Vernal Equinox

Ah, spring! This season brings increasing daylight, warming temperatures, and the rebirth of flora and fauna.
The word equinox is derived from the Latin words meaning “equal night.” Days and nights are approximately equal everywhere and the Sun rises and sets due east and west.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

National Potato Chip Day.......

 

National Potato Chip Day celebrates the ever popular potato chip. Potato Chips are America's #1 snack food. But, its not just a snack food. Its the potato of choice for many lunchtime and dinner meals. Regular (or plain) potato chips are by far the most popular. Other popular flavors are barbecue, sour cream & onion, oil & vinegar, and ranch.

Did you Know? Potato chips were first made by Chef George Crum in Saratoga Springs, NY on August 24, 1853. Americans have been in love with them ever since.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Happy Birthday Albert Einstein..... March 14th


 



Albert Einstein is one of the most notable and influential scientists of the
twentieth century. Although he became known as a genius of science, he was
slow in learning to speak as a child. Einstein also rebelled in school, which left
many teachers to believe he would amount to little. His interest in science and
math was inspired by a compass, his "sacred little geometry book," and classical
music. By the age of sixteen, he wrote his first research science paper.

For more information check out 
http://www.biography.com/assets/pdf/study_guides/bio4kids/Bio4KidsEinstein.pdf

National Pi Day......March 14th 2013

 
Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159.

Pi has been calculated to over one trillion digits beyond its decimal point. As an irrational and transcendental number, it will continue infinitely without repetition or pattern. While only a handful of digits are needed for typical calculations, Pi’s infinite nature makes it a fun challenge to memorize, and to computationally calculate more and more digits.
Great tips to celebrate math on Pi Day.
  1. Prove Pi exists by measuring the circumference and diameter of circular objects around the classroom or house and solving for the equation: circumference = (pi) x (diameter).
  2. See how many digits of the number Pi you can recite. A Japanese man in 2005 memorized pi to 83,431 digits.
  3. Write a Pi-ku, a math version of the traditional 5-7-5 syllabic haiku. A Pi-ku of course, follows a 3-1-4 syllabic pattern.
  4. For example:
    Math is fun
    When
    Mixed with some pie
  5. Bake a Pi-themed pie. Whether savory or sweet, eating deliciously circular pies is a highlight of every Pi day.
  6. Impress your friends by learning the song, “Mathematical Pi,” set to the tune of “American Pie”; or sing Pi Day carols.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/03/five-great-ways-to-celebrate-pi-day-on-314/  

Thursday, March 7, 2013

March Days to Remember...

 

This is not a list of all the events in March but just some we enjoy or found cute.


9 National Agriculture Day (date varies)

14 National Pi Day- Why today? Because today is 3.14, the value of Pi.
14 Popcorn Lover's Day second Thursday


16 National Quilting Day - third Saturday of month
17 Submarine Day - the hero sandwich or the boat??








31 Easter Date varies

http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/march.htm

March

March is the third month of the year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. It is one of the seven months that are 31 days long. September in the Southern Hemisphere is the seasonal equivalent of March in the Northern Hemisphere. Wikipedia