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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Wordy Wednesday: Rice and the UN

A colleague in Mom's school district came across this link: FreeRice.com.

The "game" is a vocabulary quiz much like the "Word Power" feature in Reader's Digest.

The payoff is ... For each word you get right, the sponsors will donate rice through the United Nations. You have to play a whole lot of rounds to donate significant amounts of rice as your "winnings" are paid in single grains.

Mom had a few minutes to kill and managed to donate 710 grains before she had to go home for the day.

Obviously, the better your vocabulary, the more rounds you'll "win" and the more rice you'll donate.

Mom, being an English teacher and a high-scorer on the verbal section of the S.A.T. many moons ago, will continue to use her skills for GOOD. Might you do the same?

Where can you find this game? FreeRice.com

10 comments:

Ramses said...

Ooh it seems my Mummy has lots of words in her head and gotted up to 2700 grains donated in just a few minutes! I'z guess all that time she's takes proof reading books and assisting in editing them help fill her head with them... Though it's nicer when she's not working on book manuscripts and has lots of time to play with us in! :)

Purrs,
Isis

Gemini said...

Yes, Momma got a very high score to. Suprisingly, the Almost Dad got to the second to the last one before he missed any.

Daisy said...

What a great idea! We are going to go play right now!

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

oooh - fun! we'z gonna haf the Lady do that cuz she's furry smart 'bout all that stuff an i izzn't.
Cocoa

Kellie The Orange Cat said...

Happy belated birthday to your Mum! My Mum turned 41 in August - shhhhhhh..... don't tell anyone though : )

That rice game seems very cool, I will have my Mum go and visit that site and see what she can do.

Derby said...

Mum does that too. Now they keep track of how much you actually have done. Before it just wented away each day. But she hasn't done it yet today. I gotta read my blogs first.

muffinmidi said...

A belated happy birhday to your mom.And it was nice of her to share
a way of helping others with te ca blogosphere.

muffinmidi said...

A belated happy birhday to your mom.And it was nice of her to share
a way of helping others with te ca blogosphere.

michico*Adan said...

Your mommy is so great~!!
And Happy Birthday to her :)

Ashley said...

Thanks for tellin' us 'bout the FreeRice link. Jasmine likes word games (like Scrabble), so I think she will like this. I will tell her 'bout it!

Purrs,
Ashley