Saturday, April 19, 2008

Daily Soup for Saturday, April 19th

Kid Vocabulary Word of the Day:

a·non·y·mous [ə nónnəməss]
  1. unnamed: whose name is not known or not given
    the anonymous author
  2. with name withheld: with the performer's, maker's, or creator's identity withheld
    an anonymous letter
  3. indistinctive: lacking individuality or distinctiveness
    a quirkiness unsuited to an anonymous shopping mall
  4. preventing identification: obscuring somebody's identity, or allowing somebody to go unnoticed
    a thief who lost his pursuers in an anonymous crowd

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Sunday, April 13, 2008

Daily Soup for Sunday, April 13th: Mendham Township Elementary School Students Participate in St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Math-A-Thon

The children of Mendham Township Elementary School are participating in a Math-A-Thon to raise money to help St. Jude Children's Research Hospital find new treatments for cancer, sickle cell and other diseases. At St. Jude, no family ever pays for treatments not covered by insurance, and families without insurance are never asked to pay. Thanks to millions of kids who help to raise money, St. Jude's is also able to pay for transportation for patients and their families and give them a place to live while they are at St Jude. Since opening in 1962, St. Jude has treated patients from all 50 states and more than 70 foreign countries. Your participation in Math-A-Thon makes you a part of a mission to find cures and save children.

By making an online donation, you too can help St. Jude continue its life-saving work against pediatric diseases with your donation. Thanks for helping the kids at Mendham Township Elementary School reach their goal for the kids of St. Jude!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Daily Soup for Wednesday, April 2nd

Kid Vocabulary Word of the Day:


verb [dík tàyt, dik táyt]
1. speak aloud words to be written: to speak the words of a text or letter to be written, either to somebody writing it down as it is spoken, or into a tape recorder for later transcription
2. rule or control other people: to rule over or make decisions for others with absolute authority, or attempt to do so
dictates their every move
3. control something: to have control over something (usually passive)
The decision to go will be dictated by the weather conditions.

noun [dík tàyt]
1. command given: an order telling people what they must do
dictates received from their superiors
2. governing principle: a rule or principle that governs how people behave
the dictates of fashion

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