New Way to Make Homework Fun – Game Show

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I read a great homework tip for you and your kids the other day in the Queens Parent paper..

Transform homework time into a game show.
Liven up your child’s studying by performing your own version of a popular television game show such as “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?” with your child as the contestant. Using your child’s homework materials, create 15 questions, with the first holding a value of $1,000 and the final worht $1,000,000. The contestant gets 3 lifelines to use when stumped: “Poll the Family,” “Fifty/Fifty,” and “Phone-a-Friend.” The author encourages using fake money with this game.

Pretty cool, huh?

Links:
NY Metro Parents
Author Homepage

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News Related Conversation Starters

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After my company decided not to use any of my conversation starters, I realized they were using ones related to news articles lately. Here are my Conversation starters related to news articles.

Harvard University has banned men from one of its gyms for a few hours a week to accommodate Muslim women who say it offends their sense of modesty to exercise in front of the opposite sex.
Do you feel uncomfortable exercising in front of the opposite sex? What do you think of girls who wear makeup to the gym? Do you wear makeup to the gym? Is there anything that you refuse to do at the gym? Guys, do you shower at the gym? Do you ever peek?
Is there anything in particular you feel uncomfortable doing in front of the opposite sex?

A wallet misplaced during a romantic embrace has been returned to its forgetful owner after 55 years. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6634215.stm
Did you ever lose something while making out with someone? Has a significant other ever stolen anything from you? Have you ever left anything at an ex’s place and realized later that you really want it back?
George W Bush backs John McCain, who has sealed the Republican nomination to run for US president.
When’s the last time a friend blew up your spot? Who’s your best wingman, what’s he do to help you? When’s the last time you’ve said ‘thanks, but no thanks’ to something? What does a family member make that you absolutely hate to eat?
House price growth across Europe slowed sharply in the second half of 2007, according to a report. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/7277588.stm
How much do you pay in rent? Do you think it’s worth it? Which of your friends has the best shit in their apartment? Do you feel bad for the people getting your apartment next year? What surprises will they find? Did you find any surprises with your current abode?

Body-conscious teenagers may believe cutting out breakfast will help them lose weight, but the opposite appears to be the case, US research suggests. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7275554.stm
When’s the last time you ate?

In a recent survey of more than 4,000 college students across the country, a sociology professor at Stanford University found that women in college orgasm less than half as often as college males during hook-ups. http://media.www.dailyorange.com/media/storage/paper522/news/2007/11/14/News/O.Gap.College.Women.Orgasm.Less.Than.Men-3099397.shtml
Do you care if you partner has an orgasm? Do you feel guilty if they don’t? When’s the last time you really Conquered in bed? Is there anything in your bedroom you would be embarrassed if a potential suitor saw? What is it? Where do you hide it? What do you hide when your parents come to visit? Have you ever hooked up with someone who reminded you a little too much of a member of your family?

Thanksgiving Questions to ask your family

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Here are a list of questions designed to ask your family during thanksgiving
Thanksgiving themed questions:

At the table:

For gparents/parents: how did you meet?

What do you like about grandma (their partner)?

If you could take one thing off of this thanksgiving table, what would it be?

Add one thing?

If I told you someone was gay at this table, who do you think it would be?

If you could have one giant balloon like in the macys day parade, what would it be of?

For older people:

Have you ever been fired?

What is something you regret?

Do you have any advice for me?

What do you think of the political instability of Pakistan?

Do you have a special thanksgiving dish you make? What is the secret to making it so good??

Is turkey a country?

We are having tofurkey this year. Does that suck?

If God came down from the heavens and asked you to take a bite of his turkey sandwich, would you?