Thursday, October 11, 2012

Get Out And Vote!

Every 4 years the people of the United States get to choose a new president.
People get to vote for the person they think will be the best at the job of leading our country.
Well, most people. 
Moms and dads and other grown ups can vote, but kids cannot.  You have to be 18 years old to vote.
This voting process is called an election.

Election Day is November 6th.
Follow the dots to learn more (and to hear a good story or two....)

Mrs. Cupples is providing all this information so that folks can learn more about elections.  She is the library lady, so giving people info is what she does best.  She is in NO WAY endorsing any candidate. 
Also, the Internet can be a strange place.  Links that work and go to the right place today can be all broken and weird tomorrow.  So please always be safe when you are on the Internet and let your parents know what you are up to. 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

He had three ships and sailed from Spain....

He sailed through sunshine, wind and rain.
He sailed by night; he sailed by day;
He used the stars to find his way.
Cool poem, huh?  Read the whole thing!
Christopher Columbus was a world explorer.
He sailed off from Spain in 1492 to look for the new world.
What did he find?

Why is that important for us?

Click on the hotspots to find out lots more about Christopher Columbus and all his adventures.
Mrs. Cupples might be a great explorer of information, but she can't check everything single thing on the Internet.  So be careful while you are exploring the great wide web.  Always get your parent's permission before you start on a new web adventure.