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Hansel and Gretel: Kitchen Countdown
Abandoned deep in the forest, you have become lost and hungry. You happen upon a quaint little cottage made of the sweetest sweets anyone could ask for. Invited in by a kind-hearted woman, things suddenly turn very GRIMM. You quickly recognize that you are locked inside a witch’s kitchen. You have not been invited for dinner, but to become dinner instead!! Quickly race to complete all four of the witch’s puzzles and free yourselves from the flames before it is too late. Hurry, before you become the final ingredient!!!!!
Digital Escape Room by the Osceola Library System in Central Florida.
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Escape from Wonderland
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Can you escape the Rhymes?
You’ve fallen asleep reading again! But this time, when you wake, you seem to have been transported INSIDE the book. Luckily you’ve read this one before – it’s a book of nursery rhymes. You’re sure if you make it through the book, you’ll be back in your own room before you know it!
Digital Escape Room by the Bay County Library System.
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Can You Escape the Minotaur’s Labyrinth?
The monstrous Minotaur – part man part bull – terrorizes the people who dwell on the Island of Crete. Good King Minos has promised his daughter Ariadne’s hand in marriage to anyone who can slay the beast. You are a mere mortal who has accepted the king’s challenge. Are you prepared for such a daunting task? If so…..then begin the challenge. If you lose you will be devoured by the Minotaur – becoming just another victim to his insatiable appetite for human flesh! Oh! And there’s one more thing – he lives in the center of a labyrinth! You’ll have to be careful or you’ll get lost – or worse – you’ll be found and devoured by the Minotaur!
Try this Digital Escape Room by the Osceola Library System in Central Florida.
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Star Wars Digital Escape Room
Another bounty hunter has gotten the jump on you. She’s taken the Child and is planning to the collect the reward. The bounty hunter is apparently bored (or crazy) though, because instead of simply killing you and leaving as quickly as possible, she is giving you an hour from the time the holocube was activated to come and find her and the Child.
Can you Escape?
Digital Escape Room by Hillsdale Free Public Library in Hillsdale, NJ
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Can you escape the chocolate factory?
Golden tickets have been hidden inside chocolate bars and the lucky people who find them will get to visit the chocolate factory!
It isn’t quite as simple as that though, once you find a ticket you must also decipher the secret code…
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MPCL is here to help navigate the life skills, activities, and events that you might want a little extra help with. Each week we’ll cover a new topic and explain or demonstrate it, so that you feel confident when it’s your turn to do it in the real world! Posted to Facebook, Youtube, and here on our website! Ages 13-21.
Resources & References - Episode 1: Nutrition
Kubala, J. (October 14, 2018). How to count macros: A step-by-step guide. Retrieved July 30, 2020, from https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/how-to-count-macros
U.S. Department of Agriculture. (n.d.). A brief history of USDA food guides. Retrieved July 31, 2020, from https://www.choosemyplate.gov/…/brief-history-usda-food-guides
Resources & References - Episode 3: Recipe Upgrades
1. This website will help you put together recipes based on what ingredients you already have in your kitchen.
2. This spice and herb guide can help you spice up your meal depending on the type of cuisine you’re making.
Resources & References - Episode 2: Kitchen Basics
Cooking fire safety:
National Fire Protection Association – https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Fire-causes-and-risks/Top-fire-causes/Cooking
Converting between units of measurement – https://www.thecalculatorsite.com/cooking/cooking-calculator.php
Resizing a recipe – https://www.webstaurantstore.com/recipe_resizer.html
Resources & References - Episode 4: Grocery Shopping
Check out these resources with today’s video:
1. Guidlines for cleaning produce from the FDA – https://www.fda.gov/…/co…/7-tips-cleaning-fruits-vegetables…
2. Healthy grocery shopping tips from the American Heart Association – https://www.heart.org/…/healthy-eat…/cooking-skills/shopping
Resources & References - Episode 5: Doing Laundry
Check out these resources to go along with the video:
1.) How to read laundry symbols
2.) Stain removal guide
Resources & References - Episode 6: Mending Clothes
Resources & References - Episode 7: DIY Cleaning Products
Check out the resources to go along with today’s video:
1. PDF print out for the cleaning product recipes shown in today’s video: https://manassasparkcitylibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/DIY-Cleaning-Product-Recipes.pdf
2. PDF conversion sheet for castile soap uses: https://www.lisabronner.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Castile-Dilution-Cheat-Sheet-v1.pdf
Resources & References - Episode 8: Keeping Things Clean
Resources to go along with today’s video:
1.) PDF cleaning schedule – https://manassasparkcitylibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Cleaning-Schedule.pdf
2.) PDF cleaning supplies – https://manassasparkcitylibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Cleaning-Supplies.pdf
Resources & References - Episode 10: Flat Tires
Resources & References - Episode 12: Basic Maintenance
Virginia safety inspection info – https://www.vsp.virginia.gov/Safety.shtm
Virginia DOT Safety Service Patrol – https://www.virginiadot.org/travel/safetypatrol.asp
Car break downs – https://www.allstate.com/blog/what-to-do-when-car-breaks-down/
Resources & References - Episode 16: Taxes & Insurance
Paycheck tax calculator: https://smartasset.com/taxes/paycheck-calculator#w2JzSFrh3Y
Resources & References: Episode 17 - Writing a Resume
Resume writing master list- https://www.monster.com/career-advice/article/how-to-write-a-resume
Passive vs active words – https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/resumes-cover-letters/active-verbs
CV vs Resume – https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/resumes-cover-letters/what-is-a-cv
Cover letter- https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/resumes-cover-letters/how-to-write-a-cover-letter
Resources & References: Episode 18 - Applying For A Job
Tailoring your application
Resources & References: Episode 19 - Professional Presentation
Here are some links to previous RWB videos to help you prepare for your interview outfit:
Doing laundry – https://youtu.be/E_-7t1FkCkI
Mending clothes – https://youtu.be/jGJc4ZENg38
Resources & References: Episode 20 - The Interview
Keeping interviews legal – https://hiring.monster.com/employer-resources/recruiting-strategies/interviewing-candidates/legal-job-interview-questions/
ADA hiring practices – https://www.eeoc.gov/laws/guidance/ada-your-responsibilities-employer
Sample interview Q&A – https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/interviewing/top-interview-questions-and-answers
Sample interview Q&A – https://www.themuse.com/advice/interview-questions-and-answers
Resources & References - Episode 21: Fitness Basics
Exercise intensity – https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/fitness/in-depth/exercise-intensity/art-20046887#:~:text=You%20can%20calculate%20your%20maximum,beat%20per%20minute%20during%20exercise.
Myths about body mechanics – https://gmb.io/body-mechanics/
Foundational body movements – https://www.asirecreation.org/recreport/ask-trainer/63-ask-a-trainer-archive/302-the-fundamental-human-movements#:~:text=There%20are%20seven%20basic%20movements,muscle%20groups%20in%20your%20body.
Stretching – https://www.uwhealth.org/health-wellness/dynamic-stretching-versus-static-stretching/47947#:~:text=Static%20stretching%20is%20probably%20the,muscle%20group%20with%20each%20stretch.
Resources & References - Episode 23 - Making A Plan
SMART goals https://www.atlassian.com/blog/productivity/how-to-write-smart-goals https://www.smartsheet.com/blog/essential-guide-writing-smart-goals
Free workout program resources https://www.muscleandstrength.com/ https://humanfitproject.com/fitness-workouts/aesthetics/30-free-workout-plans-for-different-goals-and-abilities/