Joke of the Week: What did the bird do when he was hungry?

by Laurie Laurendeau on August 2, 2012

JOKE: What did the bird d0 when he was hungry?

ANSWER:  Can I have something tweet?

EXPLANATION:  The bird is saying, “Can I have something to eat”, but when said quickly, it sounds a lot like “tweet”, which is of course the sound that a bird makes.

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The Hunger Games: Chapters 25-27

July 31, 2012

These are the final chapter summaries and follow-ups for The Hunger Games.  I hope you have enjoyed the book as much as I did, and I hope that the follow-up questions helped your child better understand and enjoy the story! Chapter 25 Summary: The creatures were “Muttations” They all run for the cornucopia, Cato gets [...]

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Joke of the Week: What kind of snacks does a duck like?

July 26, 2012

JOKE:  What kind of snacks does a duck like? ANSWER: Qwackers! EXPLANATION:  A typical snack might be crackers, and a duck can quack, so when you combine these two words, it makes “qwackers”. WANT MORE? As always, playing math games at home is a great way to reinforce math skills learned in school. Have questions [...]

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The Hunger Games: Chapters 22-24

July 24, 2012

Chapter 22 Summary: Kat is dreaming of home – wakes up to Peeta telling her there’s a lot of blood around her – from her head She is weak, Peeta feels much better after the shot of medicine It’s raining, the two of them have a moment – they kiss – Kat almost admits that [...]

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Joke of the Week: Why did the sun do so well in school?

July 19, 2012

JOKE: Why did the sun do so well in school? ANSWER:  He was a bright student! EXPLANATION: The homonym “bright” can mean full of light, and it can also mean intelligent.  This is a play on words with the word “bright”. WANT MORE? As always, playing math games at home is a great way to [...]

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The Hunger Games: Chapters 19-21

July 17, 2012

Chapter 19 Summary: Kat regrets calling out Peeta’s name She guesses that the audience must love the “star-crossed lovers” story so much, which is why they changed the rules Kat goes to sleep She wants to find Peeta She starts a fire to distract others to go to it, and she heads off toward the [...]

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Joke of the Week: Why did the turtle cross the road?

July 12, 2012

JOKE: Why did the turtle cross the road? ANSWER:  To get to the Shell station! EXPLANATION:  A Shell station is the name of a gas station, which could be on the other side of the road.  A turtle has a shell on its back. WANT MORE? As always, playing math games at home is a [...]

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The Hunger Games: Chapters 16-18

July 10, 2012

Chapter 16 Summary: The girls eat 2 eggs that Rue found Kat learns more about Careers’ camp from Rue They leave a boy in charge of guarding their food Kat thinks something’s fishy about that Rue says she loves music, singing with mockingjays Kat gets Rue set up, and goes off to Careers’ camp Rue [...]

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Joke of the Week: What do you get when you cross a turtle with a porcupine?

July 5, 2012

JOKE: What do you get when you cross a turtle with a porcupine? ANSWER:  A slow poke! EXPLANATION:  A turtle is a slow moving animal, and a porcupine can poke you with its quills.  A “slow poke” is someone who is very slow. WANT MORE? As always, playing math games at home is a great [...]

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The Hunger Games: Chapters 13-15

July 3, 2012

Chapter 13 Summary: Kat scrambles out of tree, grabs whatever she can, runs, follows the animals Heat and smoke are horrible Kat knows the Gamemakers set the fire to liven things up There are two groups: the Career Pack and the rest of the tributes – the fire will drive them together Kat’s jacket catches [...]

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