Author Archives: Sonja C.

April 28, 2016

Dog Show Logic Reasoning Puzzle

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Solve the puzzleSolve This Dog Show Logical Reasoning Puzzle

Okay, here’s a new logical reasoning puzzle. See if you can figure it out on your own. If you can’t, don’t worry. The answer is below. So grab a pencil and paper, and good luck!

(1) Five dogs are appearing in a dog show. (2) The Chihuahua appears first. (3) The Golden Retriever comes out right after the Great Dane. (4) The Poodle and the Golden Retriever both come before the Dachshund. (5) The Poodle comes out before the Great Dane. In what order do the dogs appear?

Here’s how to use process of elimination to solve it: Continue reading

March 31, 2016

April Fools' Day Jokes

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april foolApril Fools’ Day Jokes

Tomorrow is April Fools’ Day and your Writing Prompt is to come up with the best April Fools’ joke ever. It can be a prank you pulled on someone, or that someone has pulled on you. Or it can be a prank you dreamed up, but might not ever actually do to anyone.

Leave your best April Fools’ Day pranks in the Comments, and have a fun-filled day of mayhem and foolery!

image from kids.scholastic.comSonja, STACKS Staffer

March 11, 2016

Stuck in the Middle

Posted by at 1:28 am in Movies & TV | Permalink

stuck in the middleQuick-Witted Girl Uses Inventions to Navigate Life in STUCK IN THE MIDDLE

This new comedy TV series follows 12-year-old Harley Diaz as she maneuvers her way through the bustle of being a middle child in a family with six other siblings: Rachel the self-involved eldest; Georgie, a basketball-playing teen; Ethan, Harley’s closest ally; invincible and indestructible twins Lewie and “Beast”; and the strong-willed youngest sibling, Daphne. The heartfelt and comedic stories of a big family find Harley devising creative ways to cope with – and stand out – in her family’s busy suburban Massachusetts household. Her ingenuity often wins the day for the Diaz family, even with many different personalities living under one roof.

Stuck in the Middle will air in its regular time slot beginning FRIDAY, MARCH 11 (9:00 p.m. EST) on Disney Channel. Will you be watching? Tell us in the Comments.

February 26, 2016

Fancy Dress Poll

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Which Dress Would You Wear to the Oscars?

The Academy Awards ceremony (also called the Oscars) is coming up, and to be honest, I haven’t seen very many of the movies, but the actresses always wear such pretty dresses on the red carpet! Which dress would YOU wear if you were nominated for an Oscar?

SAG Award dresses

Photos by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Turner

Vote for your favorite dress in the Comments.

Sonja

February 5, 2016

Adventures in Babysitting

Posted by at 1:15 am in Movies & TV | Permalink

adventures in babysittingAdventures in Babysitting, inspired by the hugely popular 1980s film of the same name, is an upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie starring Sabrina Carpenter (from Girl Meets World) and Sofia Carson (from Descendants).  It is set to premiere in 2016 on Disney Channel.

In Adventures in Babysitting, a dull evening for two competing babysitters, Jenny (Sabrina Carpenter) and Lola (Sofia Carson), turns into an adventure in the big city as they hunt for one of the kids who somehow snuck away. Talk about a babysitter’s nightmare!

Are you excited for this new Disney Channel movie? Tell us in the Comments.

Sonja, STACKS Staffer

January 22, 2016

High School Musical Reunion

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HSMDid You Watch the High School Musical Reunion?

Before Austin & Ally, before Teen Beach Movie, before Liv & Maddie, there was High School Musical. This week, the stars reunited to celebrate the 10-year anniversary in a special telecast on Disney Channel. Did you watch?

High School Musical reuinion

(Disney Channel/Image Group LA)

Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Corbin Bleu, and Monique Coleman taped the nostalgic segments at a high school gymnasium in suburban Los Angeles.

The STACKS was there for High School Musical 3. I think it is safe to say, we were HUGE fans of High School Musical back in the day!

What do YOU think? Tell us in the Comments.

Sonja

January 21, 2016

Winter Weather Weekends

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Winter Weather Weekends

Are you ready for the winter weather? Winter Storm Jonas is coming to the East Coast! I am ready with a nice, big pile of books to read, some hot cocoa mix, and all the ingredients needed to bake something yummy.The forecast calls for fun!

Here are some other ideas for things to do on a snowy weekend.

What do you have planned for this snowy weekend? Tell us in the Comments. Whatever you do, please stay safe and warm!

January 8, 2016

Best Friends Whenever

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Best Friends WheneverBest Friends Whenever

Best friends Cyd Ripley (played by Landry Bender) and Shelby Marcus gain the power to leap forward and backward in time whenever they want – and sometimes when they don’t. Now they experience the twists and turns of friendship and high school and must decide between fixing mistakes in the past or catching a glimpse of the future, all while their friends, aspiring scientist Barry and his assistant, Renaldo (aka Naldo), scramble to figure out how Barry’s time travel invention went awry in the first place.

Friends since elementary school, the girls’ high school years begin as Cyd’s parents depart for an archaeological dig in Peru, and Shelby’s family agrees to let Cyd and her feisty dog, Diesel, live with them. While Shelby and Cyd are worlds apart in personalities, becoming roommates is a dream come true for the teens whose differences, quirks and all, ultimately benefit their friendship.

Shelby is an enthusiastic dreamer who’s hyper-organized and thrives on making nearly every moment a big, special occasion. Cyd is laid back and carefree and mostly driven by her immediate needs – sleep and food, especially extra guacamole whenever and wherever possible.

When the girls are not in school, they can be found in the family attic, which has been transformed into Shelby’s bohemian-chic haven and Cyd’s edgy, urban hangout space. There they can avoid Shelby’s pesky younger twin brothers, Bret and Chet. The twins, who both have a crush on Cyd, try to impress her with their assorted hobbies that usually leave the brothers at odds with each other, and near-miss disasters in their wake.

Best Friends Whenever

Photo courtesy of Disney Channel

Cyd and Shelby spend their off-school hours hanging out with their good friends, the socially awkward Barry and his fun-loving buddy Naldo, in Barry’s home science lab, which is his family’s converted motor home. It’s there that Barry’s invention accidentally zaps Cyd and Shelby with the power to time travel. Now whenever Cyd and Shelby simultaneously think of a specific time frame in the past or in the future, and somehow make even the slightest physical contact with each other, they are immediately transported to that era or point of time. The budding scientists Barry and Naldo are the only people who know Cyd and Shelby can time travel.

As Shelby and Cyd travel back in forth time, each experience – past, present or future – leads the girls to new adventures. Through it all, they know they can count on each other, and they discover how friendship can make every moment in life special.

Are you a fan of Best Friends Whenever? Leave a Comment!

Sonja, STACKS Staffer