Math Adventures

Count the pumpkins in each row and then color the boxes to show how many pumpkins are in each group! Then, try three Thanksgiving Brain Teasers to test your story problem skills! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF. #math

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Use Your Imagination

Welcome back from break! We hope you had a safe, restful and enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday! How was your Thanksgiving? Did you enjoy eating all the food and desserts? Did you have a traditional dinner with Turkey or does your family have a different Thanksgiving tradition? How was this Thanksgiving compared to other Thanksgiving holidays in the past? In today's Use Your Imagination, write about your favorite Thanksgiving! You can write about a special Thanksgiving you actually experienced or use your imagination and write about what you think would be the perfect Thanksgiving! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

Giving Thanks is Healthy!

Giving thanks is good for your health! Thanksgiving is that special time when people are busy preparing meals and planning to see family and friends. But it's really about being thankful. When was the last time you stopped to really acknowledge the things you’re thankful for? There’s a whole host of reasons why we should make gratitude a daily practice and not something we do just on Thanksgiving. Research has shown that being thankful causes a whole host of health benefits, from improved immune systems, to feelings of connectedness, even higher morale. Here are some of the biggest health benefits — both physical and mental — of gratitude: It’s good for kids’ mental health. Grateful kids

Money Matters

As people across the country prepare for Black Friday and holiday shopping, we take a look at the differences between debit cards and credit cards in today's Money Matters! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

Greyhound Central Elementary (Eaton Rapids)

Students at Greyhound Central Elementary in Eaton Rapids have been having a wonderful time learning about weather and seasons! Kindergartners have been participating in science class 3 times a week for half an hour! Our first unit was all about Weather and Seasons. The Battle Creek Science curriculum allows students to learn through hands on lessons. The past few weeks we have made our own windsocks, done weather observations outside for each lesson, and created animals out of UV beads to see how the sun affects us. Students are currently finishing up the unit by creating their own seasons books. This is a brand new unit for our kindergartners and it has been a major success! Students have l

Shepherd of the Lakes Elementary News

The students at Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran School enjoyed the warm weather before it became chilly. They were outside for recess and special activities. When the weather turned cold, students focused on indoor activities. The fifth and sixth grade students spent a night at the Howell Nature Center. Kendall uses her “I spy” eyes with the other kindergarten students as they hike on Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran School’s property. While in extended care, Cassidy finds a lady bug. A kindergarten through second grade math club meets every other Monday to play math pentathlon games and other math games. Kindergarten students love to read books together, especially in their jungle-themed readi

Down On The Farm

Turkeys!!! Thanksgiving is just around the corner, so let's talk Turkey! Wild turkeys are the largest game birds found in North America. They live in the woods and are covered with dark feathers so they are not seen easily. Their feathers work as their camouflage! Wild turkeys spend their days looking for food. They eat acorns, seeds, small insects and wild berries. Did you know that they can fly? President Benjamin Franklin wanted to make the wild turkey the National Bird of the United States - not the Bald Eagle! The female wild turkey can lay over a dozen tan and specked brown eggs. After about a month, the chicks hatch and stay with their mom for about one year. Domestic turkeys are

STEM in Sports!

People have used advances in science and math to make sports safer for athletes. Science, technology, engineering and math are known as STEM - and STEM has a big impact on every sport that's played. FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL Work with a parent to solve these challenging word problems based on a high school football game! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

Visit the Wildside

Lions! Lions live in the savannah and are the second largest cat species in the world after the tiger. The average male lion weighs around 400 pounds, while the average female weighs around 290 pounds. The heaviest lion on record weighed a shocking 826 pounds!! The lion is also the tallest of the large cats, reaching an average of 2 inches taller than the tiger. Lions usually are a sandy color, but can vary from a reddish to dark brown coat. Male lions are known for their thick manes. Lions are commonly found in the southern and eastern parts of Africa, but one species of lion is found in Asia. Lions usually live 10-14 years in the wild, but up to 30 years in captivity. A cross be-

Science Fun!

What is hibernation? Winter is very cold. There is snow and ice on the ground. We live in warm houses. What do animals do? The biggest problem for most animals is finding enough food. So, some animals sleep all winter! It is a very deep sleep called hibernation. They need little or no food and hibernation allows them to conserve energy. Bears and chipmunks hibernate! So do frogs, snakes and even some bugs. Most hibernators prepare in some way for the winter. Some store food in their burrows or dens, to eat when they awake for short periods. Many eat extra food in the fall while it is plentiful. It is stored as body fat to be used later for energy. Hibernators have two kinds of fat: regular

November 2017 Quiz Questions and Answers

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

All About Michigan

Fort Mackinac has had quite a history! Before 1763, the French had controlled the Straits of Mackinac by having Ford Michilimackinac on the northern point of Lower Michigan. But, after the Treaty of Paris in 1763, the British took occupation of the fort and then decided that the wooden structure was too difficult to defend. In 1780-1781, Patrick Sinclair, the Lieutenant Governor of Michilimackinac built a new limestone fort located on the bluff at Mackinac Island. It was used to control the extremely important Straits of Mackinac between Lake Michigan and Lake Huron, plus the fur trade between the British and the tribes in the region. The fort was not given to the Americans until 15 years af

Puzzle Fun

Start your day with a few brain stretches in today’s Puzzle Fun! Find 16 different words in the Happy Thanksgiving Word Search, find the 10 differences in the two pictures, and connect the dots! Have a great day! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

Sports and Fitness

Cross country skiing is a fun winter sport that is easy to get involved in, especially when you live in a place that gets lots of snow! The snow can be in a school field, your back yard or some trails. Cross country skiing also has many health benefits. It is an aerobic exercise and works the muscles in your legs, back, chest and stomach. Plus, its a fun social activity with your family and friends. The equipment you need includes a set of skis, poles, warm clothing and boots. Make sure your warm clothing is also waterproof! The most important advice is to make sure you take lessons from a qualified instructor before you begin! Learn more about cross country skiing in today's Sports and F

Travel With Us

Turkey is at the northeast end of the Mediterranean Sea in southeast Europe and southwest Asia. To the north is the Black Sea and to the west is the Aegean Sea. Its neighbors are Greece and Bulgaria to the west, Russia, Ukraine, and Romania to the north and northwest (through the Black Sea), Georgia, Armenia,Azerbaijan, and Iran to the east, and Syria and Iraq to the south. Turkey is transcontinental, meaning it spans two continents. Turkey in Europe comprises an area about equal to the state of Massachusetts. Turkey in Asia is about the size of Texas. Its center is a treeless plateau rimmed by mountains. The government is a Republican Parliamentary Democracy. Read more about Turkey in toda

Mr. President

Jimmy Carter was born in Plains, Georgia on October 1, 1924. The mainstays of his up bringing were peanut farming, politics and devotion to the Baptist faith. In 1946, after graduating from the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, he married Rosalynn Smith. They have three sons, John, James, Donnel and a daughter, Amy. After seven years as a naval officer, Carter returned to Plains. In 1962, he entered state politics and eight years later was elected Governor of Georgia. He emphasized ecology, efficiency in government and the removal of racial barriers. In December 1974, he began a two year campaign for the presidency. He worked hard and ended up winning against President Gerald R. Ford. R

Coloring Corner

Have fun coloring this Thanksgiving-inspired picture! What type of birds do you think they are? Do their hats bring anything to mind?! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF. #coloring

All About Books

Biographies are true life stories about a person's life. They involve more than just the basic facts like education, work, relationships, and death; they portray a person's experience of these life events. This month, the librarians at the Kent District Library have recommended 3 biographies about kids, for kids! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

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