5622 DELMAR * ST. LOUIS, MO * 63112
Mr. Hamilton
December 16th
Shopping Trip
December 6th
December 12th
Sensory Stimulation
Jerry, 1st place winner of Let’s Make a Deal Costume
December 20
Annual Christmas Party
On October 31st, CLADC celebrated by playing
Let’s Make a Deal! Part of the activities of the
day was a costume contest for the participants.
Pictured above is our 1st place winner Mr. Jerry,
as the Planter’s Peanut man. Jerry spent a lot of
time with the assistance of Mrs. Sarah, who is
our Arts and Crafts teacher, making his costume.
We would like to congratulate Jerry, all of his
time and effort really paid off!
December 2013
Almost Time to
Time Travel
The idea of a time
machine has long
captured the imagination
of storytellers. Hindu
mythology speaks of a
king who ventures to heaven and upon his return
to earth finds that thousands of years have passed.
A Japanese tale from the year 720 tells of a man
who is transported 300 years into the future. In
Charles Dickens’ famous novel A Christmas Carol,
the despicable Ebenezer Scrooge visits
Christmases past, present, and future.
Time travel is not just a fascination for artists.
Stephen Hawking, the noted scientist, believes
that time travel is possible. It has to do with
speed, and not just any speed, but the speed of
light, the fastest speed in the universe. When
things travel at or near this speed, they travel
slower through time. If you boarded a train
travelling at the speed of light for one week, the
rest of the world would have travelled 100 years.
In this sense, you would step off the train having
traveled 100 years into the future. Amazingly,
experiments of this kind are being conducted at
a giant underground laboratory in Switzerland
known as CERN. Scientists are shooting tiny
atomic particles so fast that they are living long
after they should have disintegrated. They are
travelling into the future.
Hawking himself admits that he would prefer the
past to the future, visiting Marilyn Monroe or
Galileo. On December 8, Pretend to Be a Time
Traveler Day, you too can imagine where (or
when) you’d like to visit. Do you want to visit the
age of the dinosaurs or watch the pyramids be
built? Would you rather see the future? It is
interesting to think about how your ancestors
may remember you. It is even more interesting
to think about a time when we could perhaps
visit aliens in outer space. According to Stephen
Hawking, we may not have to pretend much
longer. Someday, December 8 may just be
called Be a Time Traveler Day.
CLADC Annual Christmas Party
On Friday December 20, 2013, CLADC will have
their annual Christmas party. This is an event you
don’t want to miss! There will be games, food,
prizes and fun!
Please RSVP by December 6th, 2013 if you plan
to be a guest of your loved one by returning the
form that was sent home, or by calling Mrs.
Courtney at 314.361.7778.
RSVP is a must as seats are limited this year. If
you have any questions, please feel free to
contact the center for more information. Hope to
see you there!
Mrs. Mary as a Butterfly
CLADC staff member Mrs. Mary was our 1st place
winner in our Let’s Make a Deal Costume contest
for the staff!
Congratulations Mary!
December 2013
Train Your Brain
December Scripture
Don’t forget these dates:
November 30–December
2. On this weekend,
competitors from 24
countries will compete in
London, England, in the
World Memory
Championships, the
ultimate test of memory
and the mind.
Are you prepared for Christmas? Not
prepared financially, but spiritually.
Just as you prepare for Christmas by
decorating and gift buying, also prepare
your hearts to celebrate the greatest gift
possible. The birth of our Lord and
Savior Jesus Christ.
Memory championships are a component of a
larger group of mind sports co-founded by author
and mind researcher Tony Buzan. Perhaps it
comes as no surprise that Buzan’s co-founder,
Raymond Keene, is a chess Grandmaster, that
being the highest title a professional chess
player can obtain. These two men pioneered the
belief that if there are sporting events that require
physical skills, then why are there not equal
events that require mental skills?
Mind sports are far more than board games and
parlor tricks. Sure contestants square off
against each other in popular games such as
backgammon, bridge, chess, checkers,
cribbage, poker, and even board games like
Othello and Stratego. However, the ante is
upped during the Memory Championships
where contestants must speedily memorize and
recall facts and figures: match a hundred names
and faces, regurgitate a single number with
2,000 digits memorized in minutes, identify
historic dates, speed read, and recite poems.
Memory champions claim that their memories are
no better than anyone else’s. The only difference
is that they have trained their memories through
years of practice. It seems that a current trend in
memory exerise is playing video games. Recent
research has shown that when people in their 60s,
70s, and 80s play video games, they can
strenghten their memory, multitasking abilities,
and attention span. Whatever the method, it
certainly seems worthwhile to train both your
body and your brain.
For unto us a child is born, unto us a
son is given: and the government shall
be upon his shoulder: and his name
shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor,
The mighty God, The everlasting
Father, The Prince of Peace Isaiah 9:6
Cold Hard
On December 1,
1959, twelve countries signed the Antarctic
Treaty, which proclaimed that all countries
would use the land of Antarctica for peaceful
purposes only. Any and all scientific discoveries
must be shared and used in a spirit of
cooperation. Since 1959, the number of
countries to sign the treaty has grown to 50.
Many significant discoveries have been made
on Earth’s coldest continent. Research has
detected the rise of global carbon dioxide levels,
which contributes to global warming. Scientists
have discovered fossils of plants, animals, and
dinosaurs, as well as four new species of fish.
This treaty has helped warm the spirit of
international cooperation.
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Christmas Gingerbread Man
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup molasses
1 Eggland's Best Egg
2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar
until light and fluffy. Beat in molasses and
egg. Combine the dry ingredients; add to
creamed mixture and mix well (dough will be
soft). Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until
easy to handle.
2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out to 1/8-in.
thickness. Cut with floured 2-1/2-in. cookie
cutters and place on greased baking sheets.
3. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until the
edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire
racks to cool. Yield: 4-1/2 dozen