Mothers Know Best in a Galaxy, Far, Far, Away, Love and Laughter Prevailed!

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“Mothers Know Best in a Galaxy, Far, Far, Away, Love and Laughter Prevailed!”

Hi, everybody! I hope that you had a fabulous month of May. I dedicate this month’s blog to my mother that’s always there for me, and to all the mothers of the world.

On Tuesday, May 1st, the other Arc Participants and I and Staff Members celebrated the 79th anniversary of the creation of the DC comic book superhero character named Batman. We learned that Batman was created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger, and first appeared in Detective Comics #27 on May 1st, 1939. They also learned about the Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice film.  It features the DC Comics characters, Batman and Superman. Directed by Zack Snyder and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, the film is a follow-up to 2013’s Man of Steel and is the second installment in the DC Extended Universe.

I have always been a Batman fan, since I was a little girl. I think that I ended up liking the character of Batman was partly because of the late singer, Prince was one of my favorite singers and he adored wearing the color purple like I do.

On Friday, May 4th, the other Arc Participants and I and Staff Members commemorated Intergalactic Star Wars Day.  May 4th is considered to be a holiday by the Star Wars fans to celebrate Star Wars culture, books, and films, which started in 1977 directed by George Lucas. The date of May 4th has been chosen by fans around the world to correspond to the Jedi motto “May the Force be with you. The phrase used to wish luck or good will, generally when individuals parted ways or the object of the expression was facing some sort of challenge. We also learned that film is described as a space western. The film is centered on a young Han Solo and his adventures with his Wookiee partner Chewbacca, including their encounter with Lando Calrissian. I read, 5-Minute Star Wars Stories: Yoda and The Count by Brooke Dworkin, Stéphane Roux, Trey King, Calliope Glass, Andy Schmidt, and Elizabeth Schaefer.

During the week of Monday, May 7th to Friday, May 11th, the other Participants and I made Mother’s Day arts and crafts to give the special women in their lives. I read, The Night Before Mother’s Day by Natasha Wing, Does A Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too? by Eric Carle and A Pinkalicious Mother’s Day Surprise by Victoria Kann.

My mom and I decided that we would to go to the ice skating show, Disney on Ice presents “Dare to Dream” as a mother / daughter Mother’s Day outing. Disney on Ice combines the incredible talents of world-class ice skaters and heartwarming Disney stories, lavish costumes, dazzling lighting and enchanting music to create an extraordinary show for families around the world. Each year, a new production of Disney on Ice is created to bring favorite Disney characters to families around the world. My mom and I really enjoy going the ice skating every year as our family tradition. We get to bond over which Disney characters and princesses are our favorites.

During the month of May, some of the Arc Participants and I and the Staff Members wore red clothes or handmade red noses to support the Red Nose Day Campaign and Charity. I wore an all red outfit that had a big red bow on my shirt. I wore two bright red hair extensions and my mom decorated my nose with red make up because the rubber noses won’t stay on. I used my communicator, (with the help of YouTube) to read the books, I chose to read Seeing Red by Robert Munsch. A funny story about friends Alex and Arie who both envy the color of the other’s hair. A series of hilarious practical jokes start.

The Red Nose Day is a campaign dedicated to raising money for children and young people living in poverty by simply having fun and making people laugh. The money raised for the Red Nose Day Fund in 2018 will go to charities working on the ground to deliver the basic needs of kids living in poverty. People across the country will come together to have fun and raise funds and awareness.

In the first three years of its creation, the Red Nose Day Campaign has raised over $100 million, impacting more than 8.3 million children in America and around the world. The Red Nose Day Campaign returns to the NBC Channel on Thursday, May 24th, 2018. Leading up to the star-studded night of programming, celebrations for Red Nose Day engage millions of Americans across the country.

If you would like to have more information on The Red Nose Campaign, please feel free to go to:

I am so very thankful to have my mom in my life. I love her so much!

I hope that you and your family had a great Mother’s Day and a wonderful start to your summer season and may the force be with you!

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