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Irv Spence’s “Rugged Rangers”

Irv Spence’s “Rugged Rangers”

Here is an inside look on the latest production from Frontier Films, Rugged Rangers! After animator Irv Spence finished his gangster spoof Rats in Spats, he had plans to shoot another film patterned after the 1940 Spencer Tracy vehicle Northwest Passage with many staffers from MGM’s animation department involved. In the King Vidor film, a band of colonial rangers set out on a journey to the Pacific Ocean, as they encounter and battle with Indians along the way. However, the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, which saw many artists drafted for military service, interrupted progress on Spence’s film. In...

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How I write Kindergarten Report Cards (Communication of Learning)

How I write Kindergarten Report Cards (Communication of Learning)

It's that time of year....report cards!The Full Day Kindergarten program in Ontario refers to them as "Communication of Learning", and reflect the child’s learning and growth in relation to the overall expectations in each of the four frames.They can be very overwhelming and confusing, but if you have some basic tools in front of you, I promise life becomes easier!SO HOW DO I GET STARTED WRITING THEM?I like to lay out all of the materials that will help me:  my Kindergarten Guide (full of report card comments and more!), each student's portfolio, inquiry binder/notes, anecdotal notes (I carry a binder...

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White Balsamic Vinaigrette

White Balsamic Vinaigrette

Make your own delicious homemade white balsamic vinaigrette. This is a light and refreshing salad dressing that goes on practically any salad. This recipe was originally published on May 30, 2012 and updated on May 30, 2020. I’m the kind of person who doesn’t buy salad dressings. Pretty much ever. They are so easy to make at home and I always find store bought dressing to be a little too sweet for my taste. This dressing is a light and refreshing. With honey, Dijon and Italian seasoning, it’s exactly what you’d expect in a delicious homemade vinaigrette. I love it...

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25 Best Sticky Note Sets

25 Best Sticky Note Sets

  Yoobi Sticky Note Set, 8-Pk | Includes 3 Different Sized Sticky Notes, Pads, Page Markers | Cute & Fun Pastel DesignYoobi Sticky Note Set, 8-Pk | Includes 3 Different Sized Sticky Notes, Pads, Page Markers | Cute & Fun Pastel Design - 3 different sticky notes this 8 pack sticky note set from yoobi includes 1 large pad (3 25″ x 4″), 3 medium pads (3 5″ x 2″), and 4 mini pads (2″ x 1″) for all your note taking and page marking needs there are 50 sheets per pad, and the entire set is compact enough to easily...

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NASA’s Original Laptop: The GRiD Compass

NASA’s Original Laptop: The GRiD Compass

Photo: Matt Flynn/Cooper Hewitt/Smithsonian Design Museum Introduced in 1982, the GRiD Compass found a following at NASA and in the U.S. military. The year 1982 was a notable one in personal computing. The BBC Micro was introduced in the United Kingdom, as was the Sinclair ZX Spectrum. The Commodore 64 came to market in the United States. And then there was the GRiD Compass. The GRiD Compass Was the First Laptop to Feature a Clamshell Design The Graphical Retrieval Information Display (GRiD) Compass had a unique clamshell design, in which the monitor folded down over the keyboard. Its 21.6-centimer plasma...

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