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Introducing Our Blogger of the Month for December

Such amazing bloggers were nominated for Blogger of the Month for December! Proud of you all! And now we have our winner! Congratulations, @ilovepuppies25! Keep writing, commenting and raising your voice! We think you rock! And please send in your parent’s mailing address to “info@itwixie.com” so we can send you your prize. Woo hoo! You did it! Way to go, @ilovepuppies25!

In case you missed them, here are the other nominees from the December Blogger of the Month vote. Check ‘em out! Get writing, girls! And soon we’ll be asking for more nominations for January!Here were the rest of the girls who were nominated: 

Have fun, girls!

How iTwixie’s Blogger of the Month Works
Each month, we take nominations for Blogger of the Month and then iTwixie girls vote for the winner. We make sure there’s a new winner each month. It’s our way of recognizing the cool bloggers that make iTwixie so special.

Cannot wait to share BIG NEWS about the new and improved iTwixie Blogger of the Month competition for 2016! You are going to love it!


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Smart Girl Challenge for Hanukkah!
iTwixie Smart Girl Challenge

Way to go, Smart Girl! You took the Smart Girl Challenge and you are this week’s winner! Let’s all congratulate Way to go, @ilovepuppies25

Here’s how @ilovepuppies25 fixed this week’s Smart Girl Challenge sentence: She and I sang, “Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the snow is so delightful!” Way to go, @ilovepuppies25! You are one of nearly 20,000 girls who help make iTwixie the Smartest Place on the Planet!

For Hanukkah, we’ve got a special Smart Girl Challenge for you to try. Check it out and good luck! Here it is:
juda found only enuff oil for one night in the tempel  but then a miracle happened and the oil lasted for ate days

About Hanukkah
In 186 BC, Syrian soldiers took treasures out of the Jewish Temple and Antiochus put up a status of the Greek god, Zeus, in the centre, but it had the face of Antiochus! Then he desecrated the most holy place in the temple and destroyed the Jewish holy scrolls.

Antiochus then banned  the Jewish faith & religion. If you were found out you and all your family were killed. He made the Temple into a shrine to Zeus. When soldiers tried to force Mattathias to make an offering to Zeus in his village, Mattathias refused, and killed a Syrian Soldier! Mattathias’s sons joined him and killed the other soldiers in the village. Then, Mattathias’s son Judah  took charge of the freedom fighters. Judah’s nickname was ‘Maccabee’ which come from the Hebrew word for hammer. He and his troops fought an undercover war for three years and then, finally, defeated them. Whew!

When they got back to Jerusalem, the Temple was in ruins. The statue of Zeus/Antiochus was still standing. So Judah and his freedom fighters cleaned the Temple and rebuilt the Jewish altar. On 165 BC, exactly three years after the statue was put up, the altar and Temple was rededicated to God. When Judah and his followers went into the Temple there was only enough oil to burn for one night, but a miracle took place and the oil burned for eight nights. That’s why Hannukah is celebrated for eight days! Happy Hannukah!

How the iTwixie Smart Girl Challenge works:
Just be the first Smart Girl to successfully fix the sentence above and you’ll get a surprise from iTwixie! All answers will be posted next Monday morning. So be sure to check back and see if YOU were our next Smart Girl Challenge winner! Remember, we’re looking for new winners each week. So if you’ve already won in the last 6 months, we will likely award the prize to another girl. Good luck girls!


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