Feb 29th Leap Year

Feb 29th Leap Year

Welcome to my classroom : today's lesson is all about Leap Year In a leap year, the extra day is added at the end of February, giving it 29 days instead of 28. The extra day is called a leap day, or an intercalary day. It takes the earth a little bit less than 365 ¼ days (365.242 [...]

School Time : Valentine

School Time : Valentine

Bell Ringer : Who buys the most Valentine cards ? Men or Women? History : The Catholic Church recognizes at least three different saints named Valentine or Valentinus, all of whom were martyred. One legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome.Although the truth behind the Valentine legends [...]

School time : Monopoly game

School time : Monopoly game

Monopoly is a board game currently published by Hasbro. In the game, players roll two six-sided dice to move around the game board, buying and trading properties, and developing them with houses and hotels. ... The game is named after the economic concept of monopoly—the domination of a market by a single entity. Today's lesson is all about business and economics and having [...]

Braille

Braille

Welcome to Thursday ! Did you know that January is Braille month ? Read on What is Braille? Braille is a system of touch reading and writing for blind persons in which raised dots represent the letters of the alphabet.  It also contains equivalents for punctuation marks and provides symbols to show letter groupings. Braille [...]

Today’s Lesson : Time

Today’s Lesson : Time

So join me and my group of students at the library as we learn about Time : Class starts now : Bell Ringer : What is time?  Physicists define time as the progression of events from the past to the present into the future. Basically, if a system is unchanging, it is timeless. Time can be considered to be [...]

National Maple Syrup day !

National Maple Syrup day !

Welcome to class this Tuesday ! And it's all about Maple syrup today ... Bell Ringer? How long before a maple tree produces syrup?forty yearsI  for a maple tree to grow before it is big enough to tap. On a good growing site, and if treated well, a maple tree can be tapped indefinitely.https://vermontmaple.org/how-maple-syrup-is-made Almost all of the maple syrup in the [...]

Happy Birthday ! Emily Dickinson

Happy Birthday ! Emily Dickinson

Welcome to Tuesday's Bell Ringer : If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry. Emily Dickinson Emily Elizabeth Dickinson (December 10, 1830 – May 15, 1886) was an American poet. https://youtu.be/Ri1oPRnzEZ4 Her  most famous poem by Dickinson, “Hope is the Thing with Feathers” [...]