Kids And Teachers Humorous Moments


Parenting and teaching are sure to bring hilarious moments like these conversations reported by teachers.

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TEACHER: Maria, go to the map and find <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />North America.

 MARIA: Here it is.

 TEACHER: Correct. Now class, who discovered America?

 CLASS: Maria!



 TEACHER: Glenn, how do you spell “crocodile?”


 TEACHER: No, that's wrong

 GLENN: Maybe it is wrong, but you asked me how I spell it.



 TEACHER: Donald, what is the chemical formula for water?


 TEACHER: What are you talking about?

 DONALD: Yesterday you said it's H to O.



TEACHER: Winnie, name one important thing we have today that we didn't have ten years ago.


Winston Churchill's Impact on the 20th Century

Winston Churchill, like Lincoln, was a great leader.  His life impacted the whole world.  Time Magazine described well how important Churchill was to the 20th century, “The political history of the 20th century can be written as the biographies of six men: Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, Mao Zedong, Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill. The first four were totalitarians who made or used revolutions to create monstrous dictatorships. Roosevelt and Churchill differed from them in being democrats. And Churchill differed from Roosevelt — while both were war leaders, Churchill was uniquely stirred by the challenge of war and found his fulfillment in leading the democracies to victory.”

Below are just some of his many great quotes and a little about him…

Winston Churchill – Great Quotes

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”

All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.”

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”

Broadly speaking, the short words are the best, and the old words best of all.”

Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.”

Winston Churchill – BIO

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was an English statesman, sailor in the Royal Navy and author. Well-known as an orator and strategist, Churchill was one of the most important leaders in modern British and world history. A prolific author, he won the 1953 Nobel Prize in Literature for his many books on English and world history. He was voted the greatest-ever Briton in the 2002 BBC poll of the 100 Greatest Britons.
He fought during the Second Boer War and at the Battle of Omdurman. At the forefront of the political scene for almost sixty years Churchill held numerous political and cabinet positions. Before the First World War he served as President of the Board of Trade and Home Secretary during the Liberal governments.  In the First World War Churchill served in numerous positions, as First Lord of the Admiralty, Minister of Munitions, Secretary of State for War and Secretary of State for Air. He also served in the British Army on the Western Front and commanded the 6th Battalion of the Royal Scots Fusiliers. During the interwar years he served as Chancellor of the Exchequer.
After the outbreak of the Second World War Churchill was appointed First Lord of the Admiralty. Following the resignation of Neville Chamberlain in May 1940 Churchill became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and led the British war effort against the Axis powers. Churchill's speeches were a great inspiration to the embattled Allied forces. After losing the 1945 election Churchill became the leader of the opposition. In 1951 Churchill again became Prime Minister before finally retiring in 1955. Upon his death, he was granted the honour of a state funeral which saw one of the largest assemblies of statesmen in the world.
Education lesson resources from Kamaron Institute for parents and teachers.

Learning from Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln is one of America's best known Presidents.  He is known for his honesty and integrity.  It is a great legacy that he left.  He was President during a tough time but he stood up to the challenge.  He was a great leader who we can all study and learn from.

Abraham Lincoln – Famous Quotes

A house divided against itself cannot stand.”

Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?”

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”

Book about Lincoln Lincoln on Leadership

Biography of Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was President of the United States from March 4, 1861 to April 15, 1865. As an outspoken opponent of the expansion of slavery and a political leader in the western states, he won the Republican Party nomination in 1860 and was elected president later that year.

Lincoln helped preserve the United States by leading the defeat of the secessionist Confederacy in the American Civil War. He introduced measures that resulted in the abolition of slavery, issuing his Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 and promoting the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution in 1865.

Lincoln's leadership qualities were evident in his close supervision of the victorious war effort, especially his successful selection of Ulysses S. Grant and other top generals. Historians conclude he brilliantly handled the factions of the Republican Party by bringing the leaders into his cabinet and forcing them to cooperate. In crisis management, he defused a war scare with the United Kingdom (1861), he outmaneuvered the Confederacy and took control of the border slave states in 1861-62, and he managed his own landslide reelection in the 1864 presidential election.

Education lesson resources from Kamaron Institute for parents and teachers. 

About Mothers Day

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Mother's Day: On the second Sunday in May, American children of all ages treat their mothers to something special. It is the one day out of the year when children, young and old, try to show in a tangible way how much they appreciate their mothers.


<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />England was one of the first countries to set aside a day to recognize mothers. In the eighteenth century when many people worked as household servants for the rich, “Mothering Sunday” was reserved for them to return home to be with their mothers. Though this custom stopped when the Industrial Revolution altered the working and living patterns of the people, one Sunday for Mothers was established as a holiday in the twentieth century.


In the United States, Mother’s Day did not become an official holiday until 1915. Its establishment was due largely to the perseverance and love of one daughter, Anna Jarvis. Anna’s mother had provided strength and support as the family made their home in West Virginia and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where her father served as minister. As a girl, Anna had helped her mother take care of her garden mostly filled with white carnations, her mother’s favorite flower. When Mrs. Jarvis died on May 5, 1905, Anna was determined to honor her. On the same Sunday in Philadelphia, their minister honored Mrs. Jarvis and all mothers with a special Mother’s Day service. Anna Jarvis began writing to congressman, asking them to set aside a day to honor mothers. In 1910, the governor of West Virginia proclaimed the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day and a year later every state celebrated it.



Teenagers: Actions- Back off Brands, Read News, Spend Parents $


If parents and the general population finds themselves concerned about teen’s reading habits.. according to one recent research study, teens are reading newspapers, and spending their own and their parents money.

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In a study done by Teenage Research Unlimited for the Newspaper Association of America, they found that teens do read newspapers—54% spent on or more hours reading one last week. The study also shows the importance of this market group and understanding the area of expanding growth.


With 46% of teens (12-17) expecting to spend more money, rather than 15% expecting to spend less money, over the next year. Teens say they spend $74 a week (money of their own and their parents’ money), with an average of $73 spent on their last online purchase.  One other interesting trend is that teens used to have wear completely brand names, now they feel one expensive item in their ensemble works.

Shopping For Mothers Day Gifsts

 MOTHER’S DAY, Business Facts – Retail Shopping  

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Moms throughout the nation can expect the royal treatment this year on Mother’s Day. spending this year is anticipated to surpass $15.5  billion. The average person plans to spend nearly $140.00 up nearly $20 from 2006 , say Big Research and NRF.

The study found that the majority of consumers plan to celebrate this year. Shoppers plan to spend nearly $1.6 billion on clothes and accessories (37.0%), $2.1 billion on jewelry (32.8%), $2.3 billion on flowers (72.4%) and $2.8 billion on a special dinner or brunch at their favorite restaurant (61.0%).

Other popular items include flowers (67.6%), greeting cards (85.4%), gift certificates or gift cards (31.9%), electronics or computer related accessories (6.7%) and books and CDs (25.8%).

One explanation for an increase in spending could be that people are celebrating “all the moms they know” on this special day. Shoppers will also make sure to pick up something for their wife (20.7%), daughter (9.1%), grandmother (8.5%), sister (7.0%), friend (7.0%) and other relatives (12.3%).

Mother’s Day is the third most-popular Mother’s Day for sending greeting cards, behind Christmas and Valentine’s Day, according to the Greeting Card Association.

·         Not surprisingly, men will spend more than women with the average man expected to drop at least $148.51 on mom, compared to women who are expected to spend $97.72.

Online shopping for Mothers Day at about 17 %
Greeting card/gift stores, jewelers, florists and electronics stores will be the favorite place to shop this year for gifts of all kinds.

  • Mother’s Day ranks second only to Christmas in the purchase of flowers, according to the Society of American Florists. Of flowers purchased for Mother’s Day, 45.0 percent are expected to be cut flowers, 32.0 percent will be outdoor bedding and gardening plants, and 22.0 percent will be flowering and green houseplants.


References: nrf, us census bureau, national association of florists

Glossary Cyber Bullying Terms for Parents and Teachers

Cyber Bullying Related Terms


Bash Board: An online bulletin board on which individuals may post anything they want. The content tends to be malicious, ridiculing, hateful statements directed against another person.

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Blog: Interactive web journal or diary (web log) viewable to general audience or specific groups


Buddy List: Collection of real names, screen names, or handles which represent “friends” or buddies within an instant message, chat program, or cell phone.


Cyberbullying: Cyberbullying is the use of e-mail, instant messaging, chat rooms, pagers, cell phones, or other forms of information technology to deliberately harass, threaten, or intimidate someone.


Cyber Bullying Victim: The one who is on the receiving end of online social cruelty


Cyberstalking: Harassment that includes threats of harm or is highly intimidating and intruding upon one’s personal privacy.


Cyberthreats: Online material that either generally or specifically raises concerns that the creator may intent to inflict harm or violence to self of others.


IM/Instant Messaging: The act of instantly communicating between two or more people over a network such as the Internet.


Flaming (email text etc.): Sending rude, crude, angry or obscene messages directed at a person or persons either privately or to an online group.


Happy Slapping: Extreme form of bullying where physical assaults are recorded on mobile phones and distributed to others. Sometimes they are posted on Social Networking sites or blogs.


Harassment: Unsolicited words or actions intended to annoy, alarm or abuse another individual


ISP: Internet Service Provider, the company that provides an Internet connection to individuals or companies


Offender: The one who instigates online social cruelty


Social Networking web sites: Online service that bring together people by organizing them around a common interest or by providing an interactive environment of photos bligs, user profiles, and messaging systems. Examples include Facebook and MySpace.


Spam: Unsolicited electronic mail sent from someone you do not know.


Trolling: Deliberately positing false information to entine a genuinely helpful people to respond and contribute to the discussion.


URL: Universal record locator: a string of text that specifies the location of an object accessible through the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), typically a World Wide Web address, as of a home page or iplay channel. A Web URL begins with “http://”. Differs from a domain name in the sense that the domain name is a part of a URL and corresponds with IP addresses to form a URL.



Cyber Bullying Resource from Kamaron Institute  and Kamaron Institute Resource Cyber Bullying Resource Center

Mother's Day Fun Facts, Food & Recipe Breakfast In Bed For Mom

Fun Facts About Mothers Day

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  • On Mother’s Day morning some American children follow the tradition of serving their mothers breakfast in bed.
  • This is the busiest day of the year for American restaurants. On her special day, family members do not want Mom to cook dinner!
  • More than 150 million cards will be given this year in the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />United States, making Mother’s Day the third-largest card sending occasion.
  • 80.5 million estimated mothers of all ages in the United States
  • 2.0 is the average number of children women in the US can expect to have in their lifetime.
  • July is the most popular month to have a baby.
  • Tuesday is the most popular day of the week to have a baby.
  • Mother's Day is now celebrated in many countries around the world. Australia, Mexico, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Turkey, Belgium, Russia, China, Thailand, all have special celebrations to honor Mothers, but not in the same way or on the same day as the United States.


 Favorite Start To The Mothers Day Is Breakfast In Bed



 Breakfast in Bed Recipes


Cinnamon French Toast

This French toast recipe cuts back on fat by using only 1 whole egg and 2 egg whites.


  • 1 egg
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • dash nutmeg
  • 8 slices French bread, sliced on diagonal


In a shallow bowl, whisk egg and egg white until foamy. Whisk in milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

Have warming drawer heated or heat oven to 200°.
Heat butter in heavy skillet over medium-low heat.

Dip 4 slices of bread in the egg mixture, turning to coat thoroughly. Let excess drip back into bowl.

Place coated bread slices in hot skillet. Cook, turning, until both sides are nicely browned, about 2 minutes each side.

Transfer to a warm plate and keep warm in oven. Repeat with remaining bread and egg mixture. To serve, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar, if desired. Serve with maple syrup.


Confetti Scrambled Eggs (Serves 4)

This recipe for scrambled eggs serves six.


  • 8 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon thinly sliced green onion tops


In a mixing bowl, whisk eggs, milk, salt, and pepper together until well blended. Melt butter in skillet over medium-low heat ; pour in egg mixture. Reduce heat. As mixture begins to set on bottom and sides of skillet, lift and fold over with spatula.


Cook until eggs are almost set; fold in tomato and green onion. Heat scrambled eggs through; serve immediately.

Scrambled eggs recipe serves 4. 
Cantaloupe Smoothie Recipe For Mom's Breakfast in Bed
Tasty, refreshing, and fat-free!

1/2 ripe cantaloupe, peeled, seeded, and cut into chunks
1 cup skim milk
1 cup vanilla fat-free yogurt
1 cup crushed ice
2 tablespoons sugar, or to taste
·         Not a cook? Enter your mom in the ABC Emeril’s Mother Day’s Breakfast in Bed Contest at

Easter Traditions, Legends & Stories

Easters Traditions, Legends, Stories

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  • On one Good Friday, a 19th century missionary to <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />Bermuda had difficulty explaining the ascension of Jesus so he launched a kite with an image of Jesus on it and cut the string. Kite flying is now a Bermuda Good Friday tradition.


  • Another Bermuda fact: it's where Easter lilies came from. They were brought to America from the island in the 1880s (and, for once, not a Christianized pagan symbol). They're now associated with Easter because it grows from a bulb that is “buried” and “reborn.”


  • As one legend goes, at the time of Christ's crucifixion, the dogwood tree was as tall as the oak and other forest trees. Its wood was so strong and firm that it was chosen for the cross. The tree was very distressed to be used for such a purpose and Jesus understood. He told the tree, “Because of your regret and pity for my suffering, I promise this: never again shall the dogwood tree grow large enough to be used  for a cross. Henceforth it shall be slender and bent and twisted, and its blossoms shall be in the form of a cross. And in the center of the outer edge of each petal there will be nail prints. And in the center of the flower, brown with rust and stained with blood, will be a crown of thorns – so that all who see it will remember it was upon a dogwood tree that I was crucified, and this tree shall not be mutilated nor destroyed, but cherished and protected as a reminder of my agony and death upon the cross.”




resources : National Confectioner's Association, National Retail Federation,  World Book Encyclopedia, US Census Bureau,,

Humor, Riddles, Illustration, Books : Easter Kids, Teachers

Easter Humor

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  • Eighteenth-century German settlers brought “Oschter Haws” (the Easter Bunny) to <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />America, where Pennsylvania Dutch settlers prepared nests for him in the garden or barn. On Easter Eve, the rabbit laid his colored eggs in the nests in payment. In Germany, old Oschter lays red eggs on Maundy Thursday. The funny thing is, rabbits are mammals and do not lay eggs.


Easter Riddles

  • Q – Why does the Easter bunny have a shiny nose?
    A – His powder puff is on the wrong end.


  • Q – What do Easter bunnies do to stay in shape?
    A – Eggsersize.


Humorous Easter Story

  • A minister has been reassigned to a new church and wants to see how seriously the attendees take Easter. He approaches a one person and asks the meaning of Easter. She replies that Easter is when a giant bunny brings candy for children. Ok, how about another, so the priest asks someone else. He says Easter is when all the children color eggs, and the adults hide the Easter eggs and let the children participate in an egg hunt. Ok, how about another, so the minister finds a conservative looking person praying quietly, and he hopes she appreciates the meaning of Easter. She describes how Jesus carried the cross and then was crucified, and then his body was put in a cave with a rock at the entrance. Good so far thought the minister but then, Easter Sunday, the boulder magically rolled away from the cave, Jesus was resurrected … and stepped out of the cave and saw his shadow, and he knew there would be 6 more weeks of winter.


 Easter Books


For Children:

  • “The Night Before Easter” by Natasha Wing
  • “Easter Bugs: A Springtime Pop-up” by David A. Carter