Wednesday, January 10, 2018

January Events 2018

2018 January

National Mentoring Month
National Glaucoma Awareness
Cervical Health Awareness Month
National Blood Donor Month
Birth Defects Prevention Month

Fruit & Veggies for the Month of January




Veggies / Vegetables
Dried Cranberries  

Sun Dried Tomatoes
Yucca Root     

Water Chestnut


January Flower 



National Blood Donor Month


Facts about donors

·         The number one reason donors say they give blood is because they "want to help others."
·         Two most common reasons cited by people who don't give blood are: "Never thought about it" and "I don't like needles."
·         Half of Red Cross donors male, and half are female.
·         The Red Cross only accepts blood donations from volunteer donors.
·         Among Red Cross donors in a given year, 24 percent donate occasionally, 26 percent are first-time donors, and 50 percent are regular, loyal donors.
·         Only 7 percent of people in the U.S. have type O negative blood. Type O negative donors are universal red cell donors as their blood can be given to people of all blood types.
·         Type O negative blood is needed in emergencies before the patient's blood type is known and with newborns who need blood.
·         About 45 percent of people in the U.S. have type O (positive or negative) blood. This percentage is higher among Hispanics – 57 percent, and among African Americans – 51 percent.
·         Only 3 percent of people in the U.S. have AB positive blood type. AB positive type blood donors are universal donors of plasma, which is often used in emergencies, for newborns and for patients requiring massive transfusions.

2018 January   15th

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is observed annually on the third Monday in January is an American federal holiday. 
In 1968, shortly after Martin Luther King died, a campaign was started for his birthday to become a holiday to honor him. After the first bill was introduced, trade unions lead the campaign for the federal holiday. It was endorsed in 1976. Following support from the musician Stevie Wonder with his single "Happy Birthday" and a petition with six million signatures, the bill became law in 1983. Martin Luther King Day was first observed in 1986, although it was not observed in all states until the year 2000.

My Pal Buddee: The Checker king

Excerpt from the translation in Mandarin 


Wednesday, December 27, 2017

December 2017 - January 2018

Children’s Book Review

The New Year is approaching and many will make New Year resolutions.
Before we get started on that lets take a moment to be Thankful to all:

We achieved this year big or small,

Accomplished this year big or small

What  Buddee is Thankful for   == Thankfulness
·         Buddee is - Thankful for things we sometimes take for granted: 

·         Shelter

·         Warmth

·         Garments for all seasons

·         Food nourishment to strengthen, good health, mind – body- soul

·        ·         Thankful for: those that assist, help, and guide in my daily, weekly even monthly tasks and venues.

·         The little miracles

Thankful for choices, opinions, free thought - all the things that America allows!


1. What are you thankful for?
2. List 5 things you are thankful for?

3. List 5 things you would like to improve upon?
4. List 3 things in the world or school that you would change or prefer to see some changes?

A.   List 2 positive things about you?
B.    List 1 negative or not so good character traits that you desire to improve upon?

May the New Year be a wonderful year for you!

Fun Facts - about New Year’s Day!

1.            In the United States on New Year’s Eve, people eat certain foods for good luck.
2.            Foods such as: black eye peas, cabbage, and ham.
3.            In some cultures, - Round foods, like doughnuts, are considered good luck as well.
4.            In Canada – ‘The Polar Bear Plunge’ in honor of the day many people take the plunge into ice cold water.
5.            In Times Square where the ‘ball’ drops, the weight of it is 1000 pounds and is made from Waterford Crystal.
6.             It lights up from having over 9,000 LED lights.

7.            And the song “Old long ago” or Auld Lang Syne, a poem written by Robert Burns, in 1788 has been the traditional song sung when the New Year begins – at midnight.

Stay Safe, Ask questions, help others,

Buddee’s moto: Learn and Grow


Have a Happy, Healthy, Positive, and Productive

New Year!

Sunday, December 3, 2017

December 2017 – Festive Holidays

Saint Nicholas Day

December 6th, 2017
Children and their families celebrate with many types of treats – such as cookies, small toys, candy, or fruit in stockings, socks, shoes, or bags.  Some communities have special services held on the day.  St Nicholas' Day is a day of observance and not a federal public holiday in the US.

Chanukah -
The eight-day FESTIVAL of LIGHTS that begins on the eve of the 12th of the Jewish month of Kislev 5778 – Kindling of the menorah is the focal point of the Chanukah holiday, celebrated with a nightly menorah lighting, special prayers and fried foods. 
December 12, 2017 to December 20, 2017 

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Christmas – 
An annual Christian festival celebrating Christ's birth, held on December 25th, 2017.

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Is an African American and Pan-African holiday which celebrates family, community and culture. Celebrated from 26 December  2017, thru 1 January 2018.
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Remind kids to toothbrush your teeth after all the holiday snacks and treats!
Have a Safe and Healthy Holiday!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

November: Thanksgiving, Thankful, and Grateful

During the holiday something to continue to stimulate the mind!
Happy Thanksgiving  
Be thankful.
Be Grateful.
And remember others!


 Being Thankful and Expression of Gratitude: On this day of Thanksgiving
P.S.: What are you feeling grateful for? Please leave us a comment and share your gratitude with us.

 Being Thankful and Expression of Gratitude: On this day of Thanksgiving
P.S.: What are you feeling grateful for right now? Please leave us a comment and share your gratitude with us.
To You!
What THREE things are you thankful for this season? I’m certain there are many more but just three

1.     Buddee’s 2018 book debut ‘Buddee and Friends Adventure’ in two languages:
Spanish and English
2.     To have so many interesting followers - Thank you again!
But to take a moment of silence for those lives lost due to Trauma [illness, injury], Natural disaster, [Hurricane] or Firearm.
3.     Last but not least – to delight in another wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday and watch the National Dog Show!

Something to continue to stimulate =[ excite, motivate, inspire, arouse,…] the mind!

Courtesy of: Words and Games Activity Book Series: Learn &Grow, First Edition