Daily Archives: April 26, 2011

Mother’s Day Essay Contest – Get Famous Cotton Candy and Win $20 ca$h!

Dear talented writers, a perfect opportunity has just come up for you to win $20 cash! Here is what you do:

1. Write an essay and post it to this blog about the upcoming Mother’s Day or any Mother’s Day holiday.  Note: you don’t have to write about your own mother; and grandmothers are ok too. A poem is also acceptable.

2. Limit your essay to 500 words.  When you post your essay, list the word count.  Entries with more than 500 words are disqualified. Words in the title count, too.

3. You may submit more than one entry.

4. Submit no later than midnight of 5/5.

5. Participate  in voting of all entries.  Voting ends midnight of 5/7.

 6. The entry with the highest votes win. Each child can only win once even though he/she might have submitted two or more.  If there is a tie in the votes, the award money will be shared equally among the winners.

7. Winner will be announced on 5/8, the 2011 Mother’s Day.

8. All participants will get a giant bag of Famous Cotton Candy by the Flossie’s. See picture below.

In order for me to prepare the number of bags of the Famous Cotton Candy, please let me know whether you will participate by voting below:

Congratulations to all shiny gems for their outstanding performance!

Quartz, with a score of 23 out of 25 points in the 2010 – 2011 Math Olympiads contest, is awarded a GOLD pin, along with those in the top 2% of all contestants. Being the top scorer of the Shiny Gems Math Olympiads Team, she is also awarded with the special trophy. Great Job!

8 students earned silver pins. 

7 students earned embroidered patches. 

All students were recognized with a Certificate of Participation.


The Problem

One day when Max was getting out of school, he spotted a candy store that was just built. He went in and got some candy that cost 25 cents. He did not have any coins but the store owner let him have it. How did he get the candy?