St. Mary Early Learning Center (Charlotte)

The Developmental Kindergarten class at St. Mary’s Early Learning Center discussed who is on different coins and what each coin is worth. We sang a rhyme to help us remember. We traced a penny, nickel, dime and quarter then we wrote the name of each. We also talked about the bones in our body and had the opportunity to pick a bone and then draw it on our group paper. We drew the body with the cranium, sternum, ribs, heart, pelvis, femur, patella, tibia and fibia, tarsel, carpel, ulna, radius and our humerus. We like to say the names of the bones. We are sorting different items by tens and then counting to 100. We even jumped 100 times by counting by ones. We felt our heart beat and fou

Puzzle Fun

It's the last day of February! Enjoy it with some Puzzle Fun before we officially usher in the month of spring! #puzzles

Coloring Corner

Did you know that fruit may actually help kids do better in school? It's true! A 2008 study published in the "Journal of School Health" notes that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables results in higher test scores. A healthy diet that includes fruit can also increase children's focus in the classroom so they are able to learn new information, as well as retain what they've learned. Fruit is low in fat and calories, supplies key nutrients that kids need to grow and helps protect kids from illnesses and diseases as well. Elementary-age children need between 1 and 1 1/2 cups of fruit every day. Here's a fun coloring activity for younger kids that helps them identify different types of fruit

Student Article: "Ivory Ella"

The following article was submitted by a student reporter in Mrs. Clark’s Communications Class at Sacred Heart Academy in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. Over the next couple of weeks, we'll feature several student articles as recognition of the excellent work by the students and teacher! Ivory Ella By Morgan Giuliani 8th Grade Have you ever wanted to help out an organization but didn’t know how? Well, now you can! If you go online and look up Ivory Ella, an organization that sells shirts, shorts, sweatshirts, water bottles and even jewelry, you can do just that! The website was created by five people who had a passion for helping others. They did some research and realized that they wanted to

Let's Make It!

Here's a fun activity that helps kids learn to draw a frog, starting with just a few lines! Have a great weekend!

Use Your Imagination

Hi Kids! Sometimes, just a few words are all that's needed to inspire a great story that becomes all your own! Using your imagination, write a story based on these seven words: The Prince And The Fire Breathing Dragon. What do you think of? What story comes to mind? It can be anything you want...that's what makes your imagination so special! #writing

Visit the Wildside

Did you know there are over 10,000 different species of birds in the world? All together, the total number of wild birds in the world is somewhere between 100 billion and 400 billion! Even though there are a lot of birds in the world, some birds are rare. Learn about two very different birds in today's Visit the Wildside. Have a great day! #birds

Mr. President

Happy Presidents' Day! Presidents’ Day is an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February. Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, the holiday became popularly known as Presidents’ Day after it was moved to create more three-day weekends for the nation’s workers. While several states still have individual holidays honoring the birthdays of Washington, Abraham Lincoln and other figures, Presidents’ Day is now popularly viewed as a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents past and present. On this Presidents' Day, we take a look at our 33rd President, Harry Truman.

All About Books

As kids get older, it’s important for parents to be a resource for book ideas — even if kids don’t ask! Research shows parents underestimate that kids need help finding books. Only 29 percent of parents agree “my child has trouble finding books he/she likes,” whereas 41 percent of kids say finding books they like is a challenge. This number increases to 57 percent among infrequent readers. Kids World News and the Kent District Library are here to help! Each month, the librarians at Kent District Library comb review and recommend great books for kids! Check out the recommendations in today's All About Books! Have a great weekend! #books

All About Music

Did you know music is important to learning? It’s true! Music helps you understand math, practice good manners (including patience!), and become a team player. It helps to develop physical skills, improve social skills and boost self-esteem! Have you ever thought about playing an instrument? What instrument do you think you’d like to play? How about the violin? It’s one of the most popular string instruments. Learn more about the violin in today’s All About Music! #music

February 2017 Quiz

The February 2017 Quiz is now available! Download the Quiz and Answers by clicking on the images. Kids World News monthly quizzes are a FREE supplemental learning resource that help test readers' retention and comprehension of monthly articles and topics. It's a fun way for kids to review what they've read and improve their reading skills! #Quiz

H. T. Smith Elementary

Have you seen The Big Bad Wolf? During Benchmark Literacy in Mrs. Woodward’s Kindergarten class, the class read The Three Little Pigs. The students learned to analyze characters during reading by looking at each character and talking about how it was feeling. They then talked about what it would be like to be each character. The class decided to act out The Three Little Pigs. As a group they came up with how to make the houses. The students also thought that it would be safer to have a pot of skittles to jump into rather than boiling water. Luckily, they were able to reason that we could not find a pot big enough or get enough Skittles to fill the pot. A small chair ended up working ju

Puzzle Fun

From early childhood right through to adulthood, we love to play with puzzles. We like the way they challenge our thinking and exercise our minds. Puzzles are an important educational learning tool for children. Even simple puzzles involve problem solving, reasoning skills and developing solutions. So exercise your mind today with this month's Puzzle Fun! #puzzle

Science Fun

Hi Kids and Happy Monday! We hope you had an awesome weekend! The days are getting a little bit longer every day so we know Spring is heading our way! Yay! Have you ever head of the Great Barrier Reef? It's the world's largest coral reef system. It's so big, in fact, that it can been seen from outer space! The Great Barrier Reef is home to thousands of millions of fish and other sea organisms. Read about the Great Barrier Reef in today's Science Fun! #science

Sports and Fitness

Hi Kids....T.G.I.F.! Can you believe it's already Friday?! Hooray! We hope you've had a great week at school! This weekend, try to get some exercise by playing and being physically active. Did you know that you are actually exercising when you have gym class at school, during recess, at dance class or soccer practice, while riding bikes, or when playing tag? Exercise is not only important to your health, it's fun! Learn more about the benefits of exercise in today's Sports and Fitness, and have a great weekend!

Spotlight On Health

Hi Kids! is very cold! The body does a good job of keeping itself warm, but it needs our help when temperatures dip this low. The best way to do that is by wearing warm clothes and covering your head and hands whenever you're outside. Do you know how our body warms itself? By circulating blood throughout the body! This job is performed by heart, which pumps blood all day long! Learn more about the heart and a sound it sometimes makes when pumping blood in today's Spotlight On Health. #health

Youth Development

Kids...want to be sharp enough to whip your best friend at the latest video game? Wish you could ignore your little brother long enough to get your homework done? Hoping to raise your grade in math? Well, guess what? Exercise may be just the ticket. Did you know physical activity builds more than just your body? It builds better brains, too! The best kind of exercise for your brain is the kind that makes you breathe hard, gets your heart pumping, and even makes you sweat. It's called aerobic exercise. And you don't have to be in gym class to do it. Playing outside after school, in-line skating, and even dancing can count as this type of exercise. Learn more about how exercise helps the

Travel With Us

Hi Kids! Have you ever heard of a country called Bolivia? Bolivia is in South America and borders the country of Brazil. It has about the same population as the state of Michigan! Bolivia is home to both the highest capital city and the highest navigable lake in the world! Read more interesting facts about this beautiful country in today's Travel With Us! #travel

LEGO®Palooza 2017

Come play and create at LEGO®Palooza event! This fundraising event takes over the Impression5 Science Center for the weekend with tons of special LEGO-themed activities, challenges, and more. Let your imagination take form on our 3D LEGO Board, create your own masterpieces in the free-build area, test your engineering skills to build the fastest car, be a part of an awesome photo-op, and much more! Date: Sat., February 11, 2017 — 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m Sun., February 12, 2017 — 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m Cost (includes general admission to the Science Center): Members Kids 2 & up: $10 Kids 1 & younger: FREE Adults: $5 Non-members Kids 2 & up: $20 Kids 1 & younger: FREE Adults: $5 Location:

Coloring Corner

Hi Kids! Happy Monday! We hope you had a great weekend! Start the week with some fun coloring in today's Coloring Corner! Let's have a great week! #coloring

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