Anyone else addicted to Amazon Prime? It’s as if I’ve become agoraphobic. I don’t have to leave the house, Amazon simply delivers all the stuff. And sometimes (with Amazon Prime Now) the stuff even arrives within hours.
Amazon Prime Now is only available for certain zip codes. If you are lucky enough to live within one of those zips, you can get same day (scheduled) delivery from both the Amazon warehouse near you, and from a selection of local stores. Last week, I used Prime Now to get the ingredients for homemade chicken soup delivered from my local Sprouts market within 90 minutes.
And the cost? Well, you have to be an Amazon Prime member, and you have to meet the minimum order size ($ 20 for some markets, and $ 30 for others), but there is no cost except for the optional tip!
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
“Surfing the Net with Kids”
How to Write an Essay
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Essay writing is an essential skill you will need all your life, not only in school. This week’s picks are for students from grade six through college, and cover not only report writing, but also answering essay questions.
Capital Community College: The Five-Paragraph Essay
“A classic format for compositions is the five-paragraph essay. It is not the only format for writing an essay, of course, but it is a useful model for you to keep in mind, especially as you begin to develop your composition skills.” This online lesson includes a sample essay, where each of the paragraphs is described and analyzed.
Basic Guide to Essay Writing
“Don’t let the thought of putting pen to paper daunt you. Get started!” Homeschooling mom Kathy Livingston includes sample essays in her eight-step approach to essay writing for middle-school students. She advocates a diagram (or mind map) to organize ideas that becomes the basic structure for your essay and will lead you into the creation of your thesis statement. “The thesis statement tells the reader what the essay will be about, and what point you, the author, will be making.”
Harvard College Writing Center: Strategies for Essay Writing
For college students, and advanced high schoolers, Harvard College Writing Center explains how to structure an essay so that it answers the what, how and why of your subject matter. “Structuring your essay according to a reader’s logic means examining your thesis and anticipating what a reader needs to know, and in what sequence, in order to grasp and be convinced by your argument as it unfolds. The easiest way to do this is to map the essay’s ideas via a written narrative.”
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Quote of the Week
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” ~~ Henry David Thoreau ~~ (July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862) American author, naturalist, transcendentalist, tax resister, development critic, and philosopher. To share his thoughts and ideas, Thoreau wrote many essays, find more quotes and a link to a short bibliography here: https://www.lightafire.com/quotations/authors/henry-david-thoreau/.
Surfing the Calendar
National School Success Month September
National Piano Month September
National Save A Tiger Month September
National DNA, Geonomics & Stem Cell Education Month September
Library Card Signup Month September
National 5-A-Day Month September
Save the Koala Month September
Orville Wright Made First Complete Circle in an Airplane Sep 20, 1904
Houdini Premiers Greatest Escape Sep 21, 1912
President Lincoln Issued Emancipation Proclamation Sep 22, 1862
Italo Marchiony Applied for Ice Cream Cone Patent Sep 22, 1903
Elephant Appreciation Day Sep 22, 2016
Lewis and Clark Expedition Arrive in St. Louis Sep 23, 1806
Planet Neptune Discovered Sep 23, 1846
Little Rock Nine Enter Central High School Sep 23, 1957
Fall Equinox Sep 23, 2016
Autumn Begins: Fall Leaves Sep 23, 2016
National Punctuation Day Sep 24, 2016
Anniversary of 1st US Newspaper Sep 25, 1690
Banned Books Week Sep 25-Oct 1, 2016
Shel Silverstein’s Birthday Sep 25, 1930
Sandra Day O’Connor Sworn in as First Female Justice of U.S. Supreme Court Sep 25, 1981