Monday, November 29, 2010

Sledding on the Lake

In Lolo, Montana. It was so much fun (11° F). Much warmer than yesterday sledding at Blue Mountain (-9° F).

Jewels is the sweetest and cuddliest dog in the world. She is a American Pitbull and keeps me very warm.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Finally we have Snow

Snow, Baby Lilly, Nephew Jordan, this rocks

Sunday, November 21, 2010

BBBrrrr it is cold out there

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY in effect until Monday, Nov 22, 5:00 PM - WIND CHILL readings DOWN to 15 below ZERO. * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: Total of 3 TO 5 INCHES by Monday evening. This will result in FROST BITE and lead to HYPOTHERMIA if precautions are not taken. LOVELY

Classic Funbrain

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Lilliann Patricia

8 lbs 10.1 oz and 21 inches long, she is so quiet and sweet.

Saturday, November 13, 2010


Online Database

An online "Museum without walls" helps to support local and international research and education. It can also interface with other national and international databases. This data base is an ever-growing inventory of our entire collections. Currently, over 25,000 specimens have been entered into this data base. These include the type specimens that can be accessed though this online database (see the "Collections" tab).

Research Collections

Friday, November 5, 2010

Persusasive Paper

All Grades Writing Prompt:

Choose a place where you would like to live. You can choose a certain neighborhood, a certain city, a certain country, a certain landscape – like mountains or the beach. Write an essay to persuade someone to live there.

Due November 12th

Writing Help > A+ Papers > PERSUASIVE ESSAY

The purpose of a persuasive essay is to convince the reader to agree with your opinion about something.

To write a persuasive essay, follow the directions below:

  • Think of a problem. The problem can be something in your school, community, city, state, country, etc. Decide what you want to persuade your reader to think and do about the problem. For example, you can argue that students should have to attend school 12 months each year. Or you can argue that summer vacations should be longer.

  • Take notes on the different viewpoints surrounding your topic using an idea organizer.

  • Write a title. Consider putting your title in the form of a question. Your paper should answer the question.

  • Write an introduction. Briefly inform your reader about your topic and the differing opinions on it.

  • Summarize the opinions of those who disagree with you.

  • Summarize your own opinions about the topic. Be sure to give reasons that support your opinion. Use statistics, facts, quotations from experts and examples.

  • Write a strong conclusion. In a persuasive essay, this can take the form of a call to action. Let your reader know what can be done to solve the problem.

  • Once you have finished your essay, be sure to review your writing.