Jamestown

In 1607, more Englishmen went to the New World to find riches. They landed in Virginia, and named the town Jamestown, after King James. The land was a swampy wilderness. The men lazily did not want to work. Captain John Smith said, “No work, No food”. They did not find…

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Fire!

Last week there was a fire on our porch! Okay, let’s back up. I was doing a deep-clean of my room, so I sometimes stayed up late. One night, I stayed up till 9:30. I was in my bed, still, awake, when I heard the garage. Dad must be home….

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Change Titles of .M3U files

In the last post, I explained .M3U files. Now I will tell you how to change titles. Sometimes the title of the song would be the same as the file name.     So we look at the code: #EXTINF:0,CS_002_IAmAChildOfGod_eng.mp3 Children’s SongbookCS_002_IAmAChildOfGod_eng.mp3 You remember this: #EXTINF:0,<TITLE> <ADDRESS OF FILE><FILE NAME>…

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.M3U Playlists

Once I was cleaning my computer’s files, and I found a .m3u file. I opened it with the default (WMP), and it turned out to be a playlist of LDS songs. By learning more I found out it is just simple code! I viewed the code by opening with notepad: #EXTM3U #EXTINF:0,2017-04-5061-keep-the-commandments-256k-eng.mp3…

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Snapping Turtles

If you hit a sibling, your mom would be mad. Nevertheless, if you were a snapping turtle and you used your brothers and sisters as stepstools when climbing out of the nest, there would be no “Go to your room”. The mom left more than 75 days ago! (Also, there…

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The Chicago River Lock

The Chicago River runs backward.  It used to go into Lake Michigan, but using a lock, the flow was reversed! The flow was changed because the dirty river was dirtying the city’s clean drinking water. The Chicago Harbor Lock is important to the people in Chicago. A lock helps boats…

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Christ’s First and Second Comings

In the Christmas story, Joseph and Mary obeyed, shepherds listened, and wise men followed.  We learn from these people how to live in the latter days. Similarly to how Joseph and Mary obeyed the angels, we can obey our righteous leaders. Mary received the visit from Gabriel only shortly before marriage, so…

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Car Oops!

My inspiration was just that Mom was taking pictures for fun like she was making a stop motion video and I decided to too. I didn’t really have a plan–I just wanted to car to go across the screen. The movie kinda wrote itself, so yes, the plan did change. car…

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The Christmas Spirit

I watched a video in which the parents were talking about gifts and since they didn’t have a job they couldn’t get very much gifts. But the girl was taking lots of things to her room. The rest of the family followed her and saw the huge mess she made….

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Santa’s Reindeer

How Santa Got His Reindeer Paul Reid If you read Little Santa by Jon Agee, you can know how Santa got one reindeer, but what about the other 10? (Armstrong, Ralph, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Rudolph, Donner, and Blitzen) Well, once upon a time, Santa’s first reindeer grew old. He…

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Bent’s Fort

Bent’s Fort was a trading post created from adobe blocks, which were (and still are) mud bricks dried in the sun. It had massive wooden gates and was surrounded by a sage brush prairie. At Bent’s Fort, people happily trade furs and trinkets. All people stop at Bent’s Fort, even…

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Wild Buffalo

Wild Buffalo Buffalo, which are usually wild, eat three-inch long gamma grass. The buffalo’s sharp and pointy horns dig into the ground and the buffalo roll around playfully in the soft Kansas prairie to create buffalo wallows. Birds eat clingy ticks off the wooly beasts. Wild buffalo must look silly….

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Uniting the States

In 1787 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, delegates from each of the 13 colonies met to fix the old government. George Washington, who was president of the convention, had a sun on the back of his chair. Benjamin Franklin wondered if the sun was rising or setting. Many doubted the crumbling old…

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Prairie Tornadoes

Prairie tornadoes, which are very powerful, break things in their path. They quickly slurp up strong wagons and break ox yokes off! The tornado may cut trees in half. A tornado spins like a top across the ground. If you see one, get out of the area! Tornadoes are powerful!

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Word Searches

I made two Word Searches!   Easy CLAP STILL GNAT THREE TREE FIGHT NIGHT HEIGHT LIGHT SPAGHETTI LEGOS PEOPLE TRUCK answer will be posted on 10/30/2016 at 13:00:00 (1 o’clock)   Hard nay words Cup gloves loves Mouse ball fall Paul day play fight bit He bite see bee answer…

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The First Airplane

The First Airplane The Wright brothers, who were named Orville (1874-1929 in Ohio) and Wilbur (1867 in Indiana to 1912 in Ohio), invented the first airplane. Before they tried flying, they built bicycles and unique kites. The brothers began testing gliders for people in 1900. They successfully flew for the…

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Comanches believe

The Comanche Indian tribe were Northern riders, fighters, and raiders. They didn’t believe in the foolish traditions of their fathers–that the tree on the ’Hill-of-Peace’ was sacred. One stormy day, a battle raged. A rocky butte in the distance had no grass and the sacred tree sat on a nearby…

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Storm in the Marsh

Paddle might had been caught in the marsh forever, except that one night no stars came out. Thunder cracked. Lighting split the night like fire. An owl searched for shelter in the forest, ducks gathered their tiny babies under mossy banks, and a muskrat plopped down in a hollow log…

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