Exploring Under Water

Cichlids are brightly colored freshwater fish that can range in size from just a couple of inches to over two feet in length! There are over 1,200 species of Cichlids, most of which originate in Central and South America and Africa. Cichlids are one of the most popular freshwater aquarium fish. They are known for their interesting behaviors, big personalities and pleasing appearance. Learn more about Cichlids in today's Exploring Under Water! #fish

Travel With Us

Costa Rica is small country in Central America. It is bordered by Nicaragua to the north and Panama to the south. The Caribbean Sea is to the east and the Pacific Ocean is to the west. Costa Rica is slightly smaller than the state of West Virginia. It is one of the most environmentally friendly countries in the world, with a quarter of the country dedicated to preservation parks. It is also one of the few countries in the world without an army. Costa Rica exports many things including coffee, bananas, beef, sugar and cocoa. Christopher Columbus was the first European to set foot in Costa Rica. It was in 1502 during his last trip to the Americas. The first attempts to settle Costa Rica

Spotlight On Health

Feeling like there are too many pressures and demands on you? Losing sleep worrying about tests and schoolwork? Eating on the run because your schedule is just too busy? You're not alone. Everyone feels stressed out at times — adults, teens, and even kids. But you can avoid getting too stressed out by handling everyday pressures and problems, staying calm, asking for help when you need it, and making time to relax. Stress is a response to pressure or threat. Under stress we may feel tense, nervous, or on edge. The stress response is physical, too. Stress triggers a surge of a hormone called adrenaline that temporarily affects the nervous system. As a result, when you're nervous or stressed y

Visit The Wildside

If there were a beauty contest for insects, butterflies would win by a landslide! Butterflies are some of the most interesting insects on the planet Earth. There are more than seventeen thousand different kinds of butterflies! But most butterflies live for only a few weeks in their glamorous, winged stage of life. Most of their lifespan is spent in other stages: egg, caterpillar, chrysalis, then adult (with wings). Learn about one specific type of butterfly, the Blue Morpho, in today’s Visit The Wildside! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

Cookin' Fun

On rainy days like today when you’re stuck inside, it’s a good opportunity to enjoy some time in the kitchen and make tasty treats! Here are four recipes you can try in today’s Cookin’ Fun! But before you begin, don’t forget the Rules For the Kitchen: Always ask an adult if you can use the kitchen. Have all the ingredients before you start. Wash your hands before you touch food. Wear an apron or towel to keep your clothes clean. Always clean up when you are finished. Have fun! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

Puzzle Fun

Start your day with a few brain stretches in today’s Puzzle Fun! Search for 17 different colors, find the 7 differences in the two pictures, and help the cats make it through the maze! Have a great day! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

NCCS Serve-a-TON

On Friday, May 26th, the 1st through 12th grade students at New Covenant Christian School went to Moores Park to do grounds keeping and spring clean up for the City of Lansing. Over the last 10 years, New Covenant students have logged over 4,000 hours of service on their spring service day--that's over 2 tons! Hence the name change from Servathon to Serve-a-TON!

Let's Make a Fort !

School is out and that means it's officially summer! Yay! Do you have plans for this summer? What do you like to do with your unstructured time? Whether you like to play indoors or outdoors, making a fort can be a fun thing to do that also gives you a place of your own to spend time or work on projects! There are so many kinds of forts that you could make! You could use couch cushions, tables, chairs, or even an umbrella to create and indoor fort. If you have a duvet cover or some large sheets, you can use a fan to fill the inside with air and make a pod fort! With just some tightly rolled newspapers and masking tape, you can make all sorts of geometric structures. If you have some outdo

Coloring for Dad

Dad is the best! Sometimes we forget he needs to know that his being there for us every day is really important. Father’s Day is this weekend…and it’s the perfect time to tell Dad just how much he means to us. The most important gift we can give anyone is our time. So if you don’t already have a gift for Dad, take time to color/paint/decorate today’s Coloring Corner picture. Dad will appreciate the time you spent making a special gift just for him! Have fun and Happy Father’s Day to all Dads! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

Youth Development

Fruits and vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet. Children’s growing bodies require good nutrition, and fruits and vegetables contain a multitude of vitamins, minerals and other healthy compounds. Citrus fruits and strawberries are rich in immune system-boosting vitamin C, carrots are loaded with eye-healthy vitamin A and spinach is a good source of iron, a mineral that helps prevent anemia. Apples contain 16 different polyphenols, which are antioxidants with health-promoting properties. Eating fruits and vegetables in a rainbow of colors will provide a wide range of nutrients that help keep kids healthy. In today’s Youth Development, search for some of the fruits and vegetab

DeWitt Elementary News

1,161 DeWitt students walked and ran a total of 2,681 miles during the PTA Mileage Club this May. That is the equivalent to walking across the United States from the California to New Jersey! 234 Fuerstenau Kindergarteners used pedometers to count steps as they walked around a marked Mileage Course during Fridays’ lunch recesses and successfully reached the Mackinac Bridge in 3 Mileage Club Days. The Young 5s through 4th grade at Schavey Road Elementary and Scott School ran 2 days a week during their lunch recesses using Mileage Cards marked by parent volunteers. 377 students ran 5Ks (3.1 miles each) and 28 students ran 10Ks (6.2 miles each) receiving a personalized bracelet to hold their ch

Down On The Farm

Did you know that blueberries are a fruit that has been around for thousands of years? They are one of Native America’s perennials - meaning they regrow every year. Blueberries were once called “star berries” because of the starshaped formation on their skin that is left from the flower that formed the fruit. There are more than 50 species of blueberries grown! Learn more about this ancient fruit and Michigan’s massive contribution to our national harvest in today’s Down On The Farm! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

Use Your Imagination

Stretch your imagination today and write a story about three friendly dinosaurs living in your back yard! What adventures would you have together?! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

June 2017 Quiz Questions and Answers

This month's Quiz is now available! Download the Quiz and Answers by clicking on the images below! June 2017 Quiz Questions June 2017 Quiz Answers 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

Math Adventures

Try and make some "cents" out of today Math Adventures! The amount given in dollar form can be written in cents -- that is, as quarters dimes, nickels and pennies. Fill in the correct amounts in the correct columns! When finished, practice converting quarters, nickels and dimes into cents! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

Riverside Sends Principal and Teacher Up, Up and Away!

Riverside Elementary students earned a March is Reading Month award and the weather was perfect for lift off. Principal Melissa Martin and Third Grade Teacher Melissa Nimtz joined balloonist Deven Cook for a balloon ride over Battle Creek. Nimtz accepted the ride on behalf of her students who raised over $136 in food items. In addition to seeing their teacher float away in a balloon, student also earned extra recess. Photo Caption #1: Deven Cook prepares his ReMaxx balloon for a morning flight assisted by Riverside Principal Melissa Martin and Third Grade Teacher Melissa Nimtz . Photo Caption #2: Riverside Principal Melissa Martin and Third Grade Teacher Melissa Nimtz fly high above Batt

All About Music

Did you know that drums are the world’s oldest and most widely used musical instrument? A drum is a musical instrument that is struck with the hands or with a drum stick (a stick for hitting a drum). A collection of drums and cymbals is called a drum kit, or drum set. Drums are used to keep a steady beat in a song. They give music of many kinds a sense of feeling. For example, to make a song to be slow or fast, the drums play slower or faster. Learn more about this timeless instrument in today’s All About Music! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

Riverside Elementary Color Dash

Riverside Students Enjoy Color Dash Riverside Principal Melissa Martin along with staff and parents wanted to celebrate how hard their students work. So after weeks of testing, students got to celebrate with a Color Dash. Each student received a white shirt and walked or ran around Riverside Park while approximately 100 volunteers doused them with nontoxic and washable colored powder. After the dash, students enjoyed healthy snacks. “It was really fun,” said second-grader Dennis Lenzy. “I really liked how colorful my hair was at the end.” Photo #1: Mr. Canfield’s class along with fourth-grader Preston Kelly kick off their color dash with a splash of color as they run by a volunteer station

Exploring Under Water

Nothing like naming a fish correctly! Archerfish are amazing in their ability to shoot food. But, they don’t shoot this food underwater...no...they shoot insects and small animals off branches above the water! So just like an archer shooting a deer with a bow for their dinner, archerfish use water as their arrows to shoot their meals! Learn more about these amazing fish and see picture of them shooting water in today’s Exploring Under Water! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

All About Michigan

Did you know the painted turtle is the official reptile of Michigan? But what’s more, is the painted turtle was given this designation thanks to a group of 5th graders from Niles, after they discovered that Michigan did not have a state reptile and then wrote letters to the Michigan legislature! Today, the painted turtle is the only turtle still commonly found in Michigan of the nine or ten native species that live in the state. Read more about this gentle turtle in today’s All About Michigan! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

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