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Friday, October 31, 2014

Do you believe in monsters? Have you ever thought about what they are made of? What ingredients would you need to create your own monster? And how would you put them all together? Just thinking about it makes me feel like a mad scientist...mwahahaha!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

On October 31, November 1, and November 2, there is a holiday dedicated to remembering loved ones who have died, and celebrating their lives with family and friends. This is Día de los Muertos.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Isn’t it strange that people actively enjoy being scared? It makes sense that we enjoy eating, playing games, and laughing with friends, but why in the world would we enjoy scaring ourselves?

Friday, October 3, 2014

It's almost time for Día de los Muertos!  Time to gather together photos and mementos of those who have passed, and celebrate them with candles, marigolds, and of course their favorite foods!  Día is...

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Minecraft has taken the world by storm. Many kids are playing this online game constantly and if they aren’t, they wish they were playing it. On July 8, 2014, Minecraft’s computer version became the best-selling PC game of all time. Minecraft began as a PC game, but now there are versions for Xbox, Playstation, and iOS and Android devices. Minecraft is a sandbox game, which means that players are given a random virtual world to build things in.


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