Thursday Lesson * Sun

Thursday Lesson * Sun

The Sun is made of hot gases, containing many of the same materials we find here on the Earth. These materials, called elements, include hydrogen, helium, calcium, sodium, magnesium, and iron. You can find all of these on any periodic table of elements. Did you know that most of the atoms in our bodies were made inside stars? As [...]

B for Bee’s

B for Bee’s

Welcome my virtual classroom ! Today we are exploring Bee's : Honey bees — wild and domestic — perform about 80 percent of all pollination worldwide. A single bee colony can pollinate 300 million flowers each day. Grains are primarily pollinated by the wind, but fruits, nuts and vegetables are pollinated by bees. Seventy out of the top 100 human [...]

Twinkle, twinkle, little star, How I wonder what you are!

Twinkle, twinkle, little star, How I wonder what you are!

Twinkle ,Twinkle , Little star : is today's science lesson : Stars are huge celestial bodies made mostly of hydrogen and helium that produce light and heat from the churning nuclear forges inside their cores. Aside from our sun, the dots of light we see in the sky are all light-years from Earth. They are [...]

Nurse’s Week

Nurse’s Week

We are celebrating Nurses Week ! with a look at Florence Nightingale : lesson is perfect for history and science class : National Nurses Week is celebrated annually from May 6, also known as National Nurses Day, through May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. Florence Nightingale : Florence Nightingale was a trailblazing figure [...]

Teacher’s Appreciation Day

Teacher’s Appreciation Day

And Since me and most of us are on lock down this is a virtual addition. Five Ideas for a Virtual Teacher Appreciation Week #1: Yard Signs. Design and print yard signs to place in teachers' lawns. ...#2: Thank a Teacher Car Parade. When schooling first moved online, we saw many teachers across the country organizing car parades to visit their students from a [...]

Oatmeal Raisin cookies

Oatmeal Raisin cookies

Today is National Oatmeal Cookie Day and National Raisin Day -combine these too too make a tasty treats. Now for some Cookie Math with the kids : 1/2 Cup(s) (1 stick) plus 6 tablespoons butter, softened 3/4 Cup(s) firmly packed brown sugar 1/2 Cup(s) granulated sugar 2 Eggs 1 Teaspoon(s) vanilla 1-1/2 Cup(s) all-purpose flour [...]

Today’s Lesson : Insects & Bugs

Today’s Lesson : Insects & Bugs

Class Bell ringer- Is all bugs insects? All bugs are insects, but under the technical definition, not all insects are bugs. True bugs belong to an order of insects called Hemiptera. ... Most people think of bugs as any small, non-sea creature with more than four legs, which covers everything from spiders to beetles to millipedes. Q: Is there a difference between an insect and a bug?A: Yes, there is [...]

Magic of Wind

Magic of Wind

We came home from the center and was inspired to learn more about the wind and use for energy. Lisa This simple experiment with a windmill is a great example : https://www.education.com/science-fair/article/engineering_windmill/ Windmills are machines that convert energy from the wind into useful work by rotating. The rotation of a windmill often powers a motor or [...]

St. Landry Tourist Center

St. Landry Tourist Center

Today in my virtual classroom we are on a Field Trip : The St Landry Tourist Center The Center is an award-winning example of how sustainable practices can and should be incorporated in the design and function of a building as well as a state certified welcome center. From its orientation on the property to the [...]