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Why Do Leaves Change Color?

Why Do Leaves Change Color?


The Fall? In many parts of the world, autumn is a time for leaves to turn dramatic bright colors. … As weather cools, and shorter days settle in, the leaves are no longer able to produce food for the tree. The chlorophyll begins to break down, revealing new and varied color pigments.

Show and tell Time-

Gather up some supplies –

3 leaves – 3 jars, plastic wrap ,bowl ,rubbing alcohol and coffee filters.

  • Break leaves up and place in jar s. Pour Rubbing alcohol over leaves and cover with wrap. Place jars in the bowl with a small amount of hot water(Sun). Let Stand until alcohol pulls the green (chlorophyll  ) away. . Take plastic off and use a piece of coffee filter to filter away the green color as it reaches the air.
  • you should see your leaves change colors as the green goes away.


Leaves need sunlight, air, water, and chlorophyll to make food (sugar) for the tree. … Leaves get less light each day in the fall and stop making food to prepare for the winter. The chlorophyll (green color) fades and other colors (mainly red/yellow/orange/tan) in the leaves begin to show.


Why Do Leaves Change Colors- You Tube




Science Bob explain it here  Blog info


Sept 15 * National Online Learning Day

let’s  Celebrate – National Online Learning Day





What Is National Online Learning Day?


National Online Learning Day, September 15, recognizes the advantages and potential of blended and online learning programs and the accomplishments of districts, schools, administrators, teachers, staff, and students who use them. The day seeks to cultivate awareness of, and support for, an ever-growing community of educators and learners who participate in blended and online education. No matter your role within blended and online learning, it is time to celebrate!

Evolving technology is making education more manageable and convenient for every generation. The power of online technology has knocked down barriers and built bridges in education. Every day, school administrators and teachers are helping students craft a personalized learning experience with blended and online learning. National Online Learning Day brings nationwide recognition to these trailblazing participants.





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Sunday : National Grandparents Day

Sunday  –     Happy Grandparents Day ! 

Here’s the story. Back in 1970, Marian McQuade, a West Virginia housewife, came up with the idea of a day set aside to encourage families to visit their elderly relatives. With a firm resolve to make it happen, she began lobbying policymakers. McQuade got through to her Senators, Jennings Randolph and Robert Byrd, who introduced a resolution to make Grandparents Day a national holiday. It took a while to reach the White House, but finally, in 1978, the resolution declaring National Grandparents Day as the first Sunday after Labor Day, was signed into law by President Jimmy Carter.




This Week Plans :


Fall Harvest time- A is for Apple

  • Family Time
  • Book Review
  • Apple Crafts
  • Gumbo weather
  • Louisiana  Events


SG On Line Crop – Sept 15-17  A weekend of paper fun. I am going – come and join the fun.    Lisa


SC On Line Crop


Tuesday * Library Time

Happy Tuesday -the last Tuesday of the month of August. Today I’am chatting about the 

Library –  History :


Library, traditionally, collection of books used for reading or study, or the building or room in which such a collection is kept. The word derives from the Latin liber, “book,” whereas a Latinized Greek word, bibliotheca, is the origin of the word for library in German, Russian, and the Romance languages.

Some of the earliest such institutions were founded in late 17th century England, such as Chetham’s Library in 1653, Innerpeffray Library in 1680 and Thomas Plume’s Library in 1704. In the American colonies, the Library Company of Philadelphia was started in 1731 by Benjamin Franklin in Philadelphia, PA.

My Story- 

I’am a Bibliophile. A person who loves books.  Yes – there is a word for it. And No cure. But one of my favorite places to go to is the Public Library. And I am sorry to say we dont have one in this town but the Library’s books are available on line in a E form. Or I can drive 20 minutes to the next town small private library. What’s nice is that all the small  libraries are tied into a much larger system -which mean I can borrow books from all over the state. As a reader and Educator I love having that option , More Books – more fun.

So go visit your Li bray today and enjoy there vast collection -what ever your interest : Cook Books,Reference Romance, News and Magazines. Also the Library has special classes Reading time and computers to use. . A Library Card can open a new world to everyone – so give it a try. If you can’t get to  the  Library you can still borrow from here.  Lisa 

Do You Use the Over Drive option with your Library ? To borrow books.



OverDrive App


National Waffle Day

Can this Day’s post be any better. We love Waffles in our family -all kinds from savory to sweet . Frozen ( Yes) to Homemade .At any time . So this Thursday we celebrate – National Waffle Day ! Eat up -Lisa 


History from Wikipedia –

waffle is a dish made from leavened batter or dough that is cooked between two plates that are patterned to give a characteristic size, shape and surface impression. There are many variations based on the type of waffle iron and recipe used. Waffles are eaten throughout the world, particularly in Belgium, which has over a dozen regional varieties.[1] Waffles may be made fresh or simply heated after having been commercially precooked and frozen.


Think its only Breakfast  –  Food Networks   gives you 12 recipes you can make in a waffle  iron –    Recipes   


* My Savory Creation @ The Recipe Box @ LEL

Here a few pictures of my son making Waffles –  this batter is store bought basic but you can add any ingredients you want.  Lisa 



Bell Ringer – 2017 Eclipse

Today’s – Bell Ringer

The 2017  Eclipse  – One of the nice things about schooling at home that when something big happens you can make a Lesson  and a Celebration at home  as it happens. Education can be fun and if you haven’t made any plans for today here’s some tips and sites to get you started on your 2017 Eclipse Celebration –  * Remember -Be safe – take precautions or like millions watch it on the WEB.    Lisa

The Great American Solar Eclipse is almost upon us and if you’re planning to see it, timing is everything. From start to finish, the entire solar eclipse of Aug. 21 runs about four hours, but exactly what you can see and when depends on where you are. The eclipse begins on the West Coast at 9:05 a.m. PDT (12:05 p.m. EDT/1605 GMT) and ends on the East Coast at 4:09 p.m. EDT (2009 GMT). You can watch the entire solar eclipse on, courtesy of NASA.


You can watch the Live Stream –   Nasa Eclipse

On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe inspiring sights – a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun’s tenuous atmosphere – the corona – can be seen, will stretch from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Observers outside this path will still see a partial solar eclipse where the moon covers part of the sun’s disk. NASA created this website to provide a guide to this amazing event. Here you will find activities, events, broadcasts, and resources from NASA and our partners across the nation.

What is It?

This celestial event is a solar eclipse in which the moon passes between the sun and Earth and blocks all or part of the sun for up to about three hours, from beginning to end, as viewed from a given location.  For this eclipse, the longest period when the moon completely blocks the sun from any given location along the path will be about two minutes and 40 seconds.  The last time the contiguous U.S. saw a total eclipse was in 1979.


Who Can See It?

Lots of people! Everyone in the contiguous United States, in fact, everyone in North America plus parts of South America, Africa, and Europe will see at least a partial solar eclipse, while the thin path of totality will pass through portions of 14 states.

What’s for Lunch ?

Today !   My Food Find is  School Lunch – yes even though I school at home ( on line) we all have to eat. I try to have some quick healthy snack in the fridge & lunch ready.  We dont have a set Lunch time my son likes to eat around his school schedule for the day. It’s all about Planning Ahead –  Lisa 

Whats for Lunch

Some Great Idea for Healthy Lunch  Idea’s-

You can make ahead and place in individual plastic containers so they are ready to go- My son’s a big Bento  Box fan -so I use [plastic containers with dividers to place his Lunch in.  Lisa

What Do I Place in the Containers? 

Small squares of cheese,meat fruit ,trail mix ( Snack time)

Also always Available in the Fridge –  

Assortment of Sandwich meats & Cheese  & Breads

  • We love fresh bread – I try making and buying new types. And using for recipes.

Also Try to Plan My Weekly Family Cooking so I have leftover to make – 


Pork ( BBQ,sliced meat ,wraps)

Whole Chicken ( Wraps, Sandwiches ,Salad & Tacos)

Ground Meet ( Chili , Burgers ,Taco Burritos )

I found this on Pint rest – I use to plan and shop for weekly menu. Lisa 



Check Out My School Board for idea School Links





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