June 9

Rick Riordan – Great Author

Percy Jackson and the Olympians

The series that started it all. Follow the demigod son of Poseidon and his friends on a quest that will have them meeting gods, battling monsters, and taking on the Titans from Greek mythology.

The Heroes of Olympus

A new Great Prophecy, a new generation of demigods . . . Sail with Percy Jackson and other heroes of Camp Half-Blood and Camp Jupiter as they embark on their most dangerous challenge yet.

The Kane Chronicles

When the gods of Ancient Egypt are accidentally unleashed into the modern world, siblings Carter and Sadie Kane discover that they are descended from the most powerful magicians, and only they have the power to set things right!

Trials of Apollo

After angering his father Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. Weak and disoriented, he lands in New York City as a regular teenage boy. Now, without his godly powers, the four-thousand-year-old deity must learn to survive in the modern world!

Magnus Chase

A new demigod is born—this time from Norse mythology. Join Magnus Chase, a homeless boy from Boston, on a wild adventure that will have him meeting the gods of Asgard and discovering his true identity.

The Ship of the Dead

Coming October 3, 2017.

Magnus and his friends take a boat trip to the farthest borders of Jotunhein and Niflheim in pursuit of Asgard’s greatest threat. Life preservers are mandatory for this wet, wild, and wondrous adventure.

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June 2

Pluto

https://docs.google.com/a/slblackburnsth.catholic.edu.au/presentation/d/1J0L3PVYsgwjpmowvDB_h9Yixzvka7k7wdlQfQUgKTuY/edit?usp=sharing

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June 2

Pluto

Pluto is a dwarf planet. Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto in 1930. He was an astronomer from the United States.

Venetia Burney named Pluto that same year. She was an 11-year-old girl from England.

Pluto is in the Kuiper Belt, a group of asteroids further away then Neptune to the sun.This distant realm is populated with thousands of miniature icy worlds, which formed early in the history of our solar system. These icy, rocky bodies are called Kuiper Belt objects.

Pluto is not very big. It is only half as wide as the United States. Pluto is only 2,300 kilometers wide. Pluto takes 248 Earth years to go around the sun. If you lived on Pluto, you would have to wait 248 Earth years to celebrate your first birthday. One day on Pluto is about six and a half days on Earth.

Pluto is very, very cold. It is much colder than Antarctica. It is so cold that Earth’s air would freeze into a kind of snow there. We would dye of freezing to death really quickly.

Pluto has less gravity than Earth. This means a person would weigh much less on Pluto than on Earth. Pluto’s gravity is about six percent of Earth’s gravity, which would mean you would way 6% of your current weight.

Pluto has five moons. Its largest moon is named Charon. Charon is about half the size of Pluto. Pluto’s four other moons are named Kerberos, Styx, Nix and Hydra.

From 1979 to 1999, Pluto was actually closer to the sun than Neptune, and in 1989, Pluto came to within 29.8 AU of the sun, providing rare opportunities to study this small, cold, distant world.

https://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/k-4/stories/nasa-knows/what-is-pluto-k4.html

Blast Off Let’s Explore Pluto

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May 19

Quotes

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!  Audrey Hepburn

Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you. Walt Whitman                                                                                                                                                                       I have learned that to be with those I like is enough. Walt Whitman

The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination. Albert Einstein
A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. Albert Einstein

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May 19

Quote

I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.  Jimmy Dean
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May 12

Mother’s Day

This Sunday is Mother’s Day so why not do some origami!

Heart – http://www.origami-instructions.com/easy-origami-heart.html

Flower – http://www.origami-instructions.com/origami-lily.html

Crane – http://www.origami-instructions.com/origami-crane.html

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