The Solar System Dance

She was dancing her colorful dance with the sun,
When she was outdone by the smallest one, little Mercury closest to the sun.
Then she was circled twice by Venus day and night.
She and her moon are number three with the only visible life forms for all to see.
The fourth is the dance of the red one that is the goal for the next exploration.
Then in comes the rocky donut ring of small planets, rocks, dust and things.
Jupiter, the largest, comes spinning in the dance class full of gas.
Along comes Saturn twisting with her colorful rings!
In comes Uranus on its side with a slow roll.
Whirling rapidly like a big blue top, Neptune takes the solar floor on its outer edge like the rim of a bowl.
On the outer edge is a small piece to be barely seen, is Pluto dancing like in a dream.
Dancing together for billions of years in the Milky Way is the solar system we call home today!

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The Y X Story

Yuri and Xavier were in the same class in school. Xavier was new to the school and

Yuri thought he was the class leader. He ran the students in the class and

sometimes not in the best ways. Yuri and his followers were not quick to make

friends.They were very rude and unfriendly with Xavier.

It reached the point where they called a meeting after school at the playground.

Why the X? You are so different. Yuri asked Xavier.

X sounds like ks in most cases, when it is riding on the end.

X sounds like z if it is leading or riding in the word.

Why X?

X is used in science and medicine to name or describe such as xiphoid and xylem.

Those words are very old and are either Greek or Latin.

X holds a place in mathematics.

X can be used to name chemicals like xylols and xylate.

X words can name riches such as xeriff or boats like xebecs.

X can make music like xylophone, xalam, xun and xaphoon.

X is used to name places in China like Xizang and Xian.

X names people like Xeros, Xenon, Xenia, Xia

X can be used to name many things!

Y does not say y in any words either, not at the beginning, middle or end, so what’s

so wrong with X?

Y is from Greece and the Romans used it too. It is a consonant and a vowel,

depending on how it is used.

Why Y? You are different, too. Xavier asked Yuri.

Y is for yellow, the color of the sun.

Y is for yummy yumberries, yogurt, yams, yokes, yakitori, and yautia to name a few.

Y is for yak, yapok, and Yellowjacket to add some sting!

Y is for years, yearlings, youth and young.

Y is for yield, yawn and taking a nap in the yard.

Y is for YELL or yodel,when you find yourself in trouble!

Y is yacht if you like rich sailing.

Y is for Yucca, yucky and yurt, a place to live in.

Y is a scientific element, Yttrium and Ytterbium.

Y is for yoga that can be practiced all day.

Y can make music with the yay li tanbur, yazh, and yunluo.

Y is for Yuma, Yonkers, York, Yemen, and Yongzhou.

Y is also a placeholder in mathematics too!

Y is just as important as X, now you see!

Now we see the uses of X and Y even though they are different as different can be!

We see why both are important and have been used a lot!

We have to work together, so let’s give this our best shot!

We will start tomorrow yawned Xavier and Yuri.

We will join together and solve some problems and see.

We will see each other tomorrow when we are free!

The I Story

Itchy, Inky and Ivy planned a very important vacation to the Land of

Imagination. They had eleven hours to plan this trip for seven days or they would

become invisible forever! Ivy chose the places to visit. Itchy was the navigator to

the land of Imagination and Inky wrote the itinerary and ordered the items needed

for the trip. Iceland, Italy, India, Iran, Iraq, Indonesia, Ireland and Israel were

places they planned to visit, to name a few. Indiana, Idaho, Illinois, and Iowa all

can be in the land of imagination, too!

Inky completed the itinerary, submitted it to the seven giant invisible imps and

pack the great Iron with all their gear, video equipment and instruments for the

trip.

While hanging on for dear life, Itchy, Inky and Ivy, flew backward on the great

Iron, through the keyhole in the front door, to their first site in the

starless, dark as ink night. Itchy navigated the great Iron so smoothly, that

nothing was broken or lost.

First, they landed in Italy to race the gondolas down the Grand Canal. AND THEY WON!

It was on to Pisa to paint the Leaning Tower icterine in the night.

They flew on to Indonesia and landed on an island to build ice blue iridescent

igloos that glowed.

Ivy had an idea to play the inci and indo dafli in Iran and Iraq, while the insects

and the indri danced. Inky answered an invitation to be interviewed by the Imperial

Inchworm of Ireland. Itchy then led the invasion of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, with

an iguana, ibis and impala at his side, his goal was to inflate an indigo balloon at

the top of the tower at the twelfth of the hour. Inky then isolated the intelligent

identical twin aye aye to imbibe in icaco juice, incaberries and ilama. Inky’s

increase in his meal of incaberries led to increased skin itching and eye

irritation, so badly, that Ivy had to invent an imaginary cure for Inky’s itching

that was driving him insane.

They boarded the great Iron and zoomed to Iceland where the Icelandic Sheepdog

ignored them while they independently ate iris ice cream and ilama. Ivy ignited a

fire to melt an iceberg to avoid injury to the great Iron and keep it intact. Itchy

played the ika, izeze and the inzad in an irregular concert for Italian Greyhounds

in Israel. Inky influenced several impartial Irish Setter chefs to include items

with indigo icing on their Indian menu.

When Inky, Itchy, and Ivy returned home on the great Iron, they had equally used

their intelligent imaginations to avoid banishment into the invisible land of

nothingness! Ivy was assigned to write and submit the latest issue of their travels

to the seven giant imps. Inky was assigned to upload a video of the travels to their

website. Itchy created a computer app to access all of their information about the

Land of Imagination. All were safe from becoming invisible, for now.

So, aye-aye and good bye!

The V Story

It’s four A.M. and it’s still dark outside. Valerie

Vessyl is sitting on the veranda of her villa packing her very fresh verdant and

vermeil vegetables from her farm for Virgil Vinn to transport in his vegetable

transport van to the village. Virgil will deliver the vegetables to Vernon Vase’s

Grocery Store for vending and Vera Valen’s Restaurant for her famous viand vegetable

soup with vendace, veal, and venison. Virgil Vinn stops at all the farms and gardens

inside and outside the village and transports the fresh fruits and vegetables to the

restaurants, stores, schools, and hospitals in the village every day.

It’s now 6 A.M. and the sun is starting to rise.

Violet Vine is vacuuming her Dee-Vine-Flowers Shop in the village. She just received

her new delivery of vincas, verbenas, violets, viburnum, and venus fly traps from

Vanessa Vikfer’s Flower Delivery Service. Her vivid and vibrant vase arrangements

will vanish very quickly at the Video and Vocal Music Festival that starts today in

the valley at the edge of the village.

It’s seven A.M. and everyone is starting to stir in

the village. The children are rushing to school in lots of vehicles. Some children

are going by bus, some by bike, some by car and some walking briskly to their

schools. Parents are in cars on their way to work, stopping at Victoria Videl’s

Bakery for hot Vienna fingers, vitex and verbena teas, and coffees. The smell of

Venezuela, Vintage and Viennese coffees and vanilla fill the air.

It’s 9 A.M. and the rush is over. Everyone is at

work or school. Virgil Vinn has delivered the fresh vegetables to the schools. The

cooks in the kitchens in the schools have started making vegetable soup, vindaloo,

vla and Vienna sausages. You can hear the student’s voices down the halls as they

name their vowels, verbs and vocabulary words. Virginia Valley’s Clothing Store has

opened and she has just finished her bridal veils, velvet vests, and visors

displays, half off with vouchers. Verner the postal carrier is delivering his

packages and mail with such velocity! The Great Veldt Veterinary Clinic is quite

busy now. Voles, vultures, viscacha, vaquitas, and vangas are sitting in the

waiting room for their vaccines and vitamins.

It’s twelve noon and time for lunch! The students

are in the cafeteria eating their vegetables for lunch. The parents are at the

restaurants and cafe, eating the specials for the day.  Vana and Vorick

Vacations Shop show valuable vacations to Veracruz, Virgin Islands, Venezuela,

Vietnam, Venice, Verona via voyages. Vermont, Virginia and Vancouver views by

rail. Verity and Valentina visit the very sick and injured at Viking Hospital and

take verbena and violets in small vials to share with the patients there. The

Village fire trucks zoom with great velocity down the street to put out the grass

fire in a nearby veldt.

Three o’clock in the afternoon and the children are

out of school, on their way home to do volume, vocabulary, lessons on vertical and

horizontal direction, verb, and vowel homework. The school vehicles take them to the

bus stops and the children walk or ride their bikes home. The parents are still at

work.

Now it is 5:00 P.M. and there are many vehicles in

the streets of the village. Big cars, little cars, motorcycles, scooters, bicycles,

big trucks, little trucks, buses. These are all the parents going home from work.

Parents rushing home to prepare dinner for their families and check their children’s

homework. It’s time to get ready for the festival!

It’s seven P.M. and people are at the gate, in the

veldt in the valley of the volcano, for the Annual Video and Vocal Music Festival.

This year’s theme is the Victory of the Vikings, Vampires, and Vanity. The audience

must have a valid voucher to attend the festival. The vocalists and the audience

are singing all the verses to the songs with great volume. The orchestra is playing

the violins,  violas, veena, vakiha, virginal and vibraslap with the

vocalists. The videos are vivid and visible from every seat in the valley. The

audience joins in with the dance videos of the verbunkos and the vogue. You can

smell the vinegar and vanilla in the air from the cupcakes, cookies, dill and sour

pickles for sale.

Everyone is having a great time!

Now it’s 12 AM midnight and everyone is home in bed

asleep. All is quiet in the village. There is not a peep. Not a dog was barking or

cat meowing or a mouse squeak. Everyone is fast asleep.

The K Story

Keith Kiwi and The King Key Kids are playing at Kenneth’s Kitchen Club, in downtown Kentucky City, Kansas, this month. He and his band will be providing the dining guests with the most knockout, keen, kind of music.

Keith Kiwi will be playing his kora, kabyz, and kokle. Kerry Kangaroo will be joining him with his kalimba, kokinko, and kolintang. Kit Koala will be on kolokolo, kompang, and kosika. Kyle Kudu will be playing the koto, kakko, and the kalingo. Kurt Kinkajou will be the featured special guest on kempur, kes kes, and khartal. Vocals will be sung by Kiera Kerodon, Kendra Kite, and Khalil Kookaburra.

The wonderful and delicious menu at Kenneth’s Kitchen Club will be:

Kombu appetizers to knaw on,

Kabobs, kohlrabi, kumis, kale, kitambilla, kiwi, kie apple and ketembilla pies, kumquats, kefir bread, kedgeree, kingfish and knackwurst with ketchup for dinner, all cooked by Kenneth’s Kitchen Club’s kind chefs, Katherine Kodkod, Kaden Kultar and Kira Kakapo.

Drinks of fresh apple cider from the keg will be served through the night.

There will be after dinner exercises of dancing the knee kicking koftos and krumping to the kooky kazoo tunes that we all know led by The Kenya Khaki Kayak Knights dance instructors.

Be sure to make your reservations soon to the key to a wonderful evening, this month at Kenneth’s Kitchen Club in the kaleidoscope town of Kentucky City, Kansas!