7 ways to celebrate New Year's Eve with Kids!

Here are 7 ways to ring in 2019 with the kids: 1. YOU pick the countdown time! Kids want to be a part of the celebration. Of course they do! A party? Noisemakers? Food they can eat with their hands? Sign them up! The problem is the timing as the countdown happens long after they're supposed to be in bed. That problem is solved if you pick the time. Here are two options: Noon Year's Eve Celebrate at noon. You can still count down until the clock numbers turn to 12 and whatever you choose to happen can happen, whether it's blowing bubbles, dropping balloons or blowing on noisemakers. It's midnight somewhere Pick a city across the world to celebrate with and then figure out the equival

Famous American Women

Grandma Moses Anna Mary Robertson Moses, known by her nickname Grandma Moses, was an American folk artist. She began painting at the age of 78 and is often cited as an example of an individual who successfully began a career in the arts at an advanced age. Her works have been shown and sold in the United States and abroad and have been marketed on greeting cards and other merchandise. Grandma Moses' paintings are displayed in the collections of many museums. The Sugaring Off was sold for US $1.2 million in 2006. She appeared on magazine covers, television, and in a documentary of her life. She wrote an autobiography (My Life's History), won numerous awards, and was awarded two honorary doc

All About Books

Looking for some family fun after Christmas? While kids enjoy the holiday break, don't miss this opportunity to play at the Library. And be sure to ask about getting a library card and checking out books too while you are there! For kids who aren't sure what book to read, here are 3 great suggestions to consider! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

All About Michigan

Michigan fun facts! Detroit is known as the car capital of the world. Alpena is the home of the world's largest cement plant. Rogers City boasts the world's largest limestone quarry. Elsie is the home of the world's largest registered Holstein dairy herd. Colon is home to the world's largest manufacture of magic supplies. The state Capitol with its majestic dome was built in Lansing in l879. Although Michigan is often called the "Wolverine State," there are no longer any wolverines in Michigan. The Packard Motor Car Company in Detroit manufactured the first air-conditioned car in 1939. The oldest county (based on date of incorporation) is Wayne in 1815. Sault Ste. Marie was founded by Father

'Twas the Night Before Christmas

Christmas Countdown: 1 day! 'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there; The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads; And mamma in her 'kerchief, and I in my cap, Had just settled down for a long winter's nap, When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter, I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter. Away to the window I flew like a flash, Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash. The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow Gave the lustre of mid-day to

St. Michael School

St. Michael School News Our 6th annual Treats For Troops was a success. Our school donated over 247 lbs of candy to the Blue Star Moms. The candy will be sent as care packages to our troops overseas. Great job St. Michael students and the Fuel Up to Play 60 team!

Joyful Holidays

Wishing all of our students, teachers, parents and supporters a very safe and happy holiday break.

Mr. President

The President of the United States is the elected head of state and head of government of the United States. The president leads the executive branch of the federal government and is the commander-in-chief of the United States Armed Forces. The president is elected to a four-year term by the people every four years on the first Tuesday in November. Since the office was established in 1789, 44 people have served as president. The first, George Washington, won a unanimous vote of the Electoral College. Grover Cleveland served two non-consecutive terms in office, and is counted as the nation's 22nd and 24th president. Our current president, Donald Trump is the nation's 45th president. John Fit

New Covenant Christian Elementary

New Covenant Christian Elementary News At New Covenant Christian School this Thanksgiving season, the students discovered how they can be a part of giving to others what God has given to them. The generosity of NCCS families collected a Thanksgiving feast for six families in our area, including a turkey! All of the classes participated in bringing in food for the baskets. With Christmas approaching, students continue to discuss ways they can help others during this holiday season. Let us all be thankful. “O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good!” 1 Chronicles 16:34. Thanksgiving blessings from New Covenant Christian School.

Sports and Fitness

Christmas Countdown: 5 days! ​ Ice Skating is a fun winter activity! Did you know that humans have been skating for thousands of years? The first skates were made from animal bones and attached to the feet with leather straps. People used skates as a way of crossing frozen lakes and rivers in the winter. In the 1850’s, figure skating began. Skaters started trying various spins and jumps on the ice. The first World Figure Skating Championships for men were held in 1896 in Russia. The first World Figure Skating Championships for women were held in Switzerland in 1906. Ice skating is a popular sport and thanks to indoor rinks, it can be enjoyed year round. As a competitive sport, skating incl

Science Fun!

Christmas Countdown: 6 days! Why do Evergreen stay green all year round? Evergreen trees (also known as conifers because of the cones that hold their seeds) include spruce, fir and pine trees. Deciduous trees like maples, oaks, etc. loose all their leaves at about the same time. Evergreens do not. They are able to make new leaves before the old ones fall off. Some evergreens can keep their leaves a few years before they fall off! Evergreens have adapted to live in climates where there may be limited annual sunshine and/or available water. They thrive in cold climates like Michigan. The evergreen leaves look like needles. Botanists discovered that the needles are actually regular leaves that

St. Mary’s Pinckney Elementary

Students Have Lovingly Created 8,000 Rosaries Students at St. Mary Catholic School in Pinckney are marking the 15th year of student rosary making. A Holy Rosary is a string of knots and beads used to count component prayers of the Holy Rosary, an important tool used to help meditate on the life of Jesus in the Catholic faith. The tradition began in 2003 when former Teacher’s Aid Sarah Salvatore was asked by a few students to teach them how to make a rosary. That simple request has turned into a yearly tradition and service project, involving the fourth grade class. Over the years, St. Mary fourth graders have created more than 8,000 rosaries, enough to supply three to every person residing

All About Music

Christmas Countdown: 8 days! Science has shown that when children learn to play music, their brains begin to hear and process sounds that they couldn't otherwise hear. This helps them develop an important distinction between certain sounds that can aid in literacy and translates into improved reading results for kids. In a study conducted by Northwestern University, researchers found that after two years children who not only regularly attended music classes, but also actively participated in the class, showed larger improvements in reading scores than their less-involved peers. In fact, students who played instruments demonstrated the highest overall scores!Learn about one instrument – the

Down On The Farm

Christmas Countdown: 7 days! Reindeer! The reindeer is a medium sized member of the Cervodae (deer) family. Reindeer came to North America in the early 1900’s from Siberia and Norway. Recently, they have been raised on farms in Canada and the United States. Some of the benefits of raising reindeer include the following: They can be raised on the same farm as other deer and livestock. Reindeer are low maintenance, easy handling and relatively disease free animals. They do well in areas that have cold winters and marginal land. Costs for handling facilities and equipment are often lower. But a really unique part of raising reindeer is the demand for them in commercials, parades and other pro

Travel With Us

Christmas Countdown: 11 days! Israel Israel is located in the Middle East and is about the size of New Jersey. In the east, Israel is bordered by Jordan, Syria, and the Palestinian Authority. Egypt borders Israel to the south, and Lebanon borders to the north. Israel borders two seas, the Mediterranean Sea and the Dead Sea. The water in the Dead Sea is so salty that no plants can live there and the water is warm all year a round. The mud in the sea is good for your skin! The government is a Parliamentary Democracy. Israel is the only fully democratic country in the Middle East. Unlike in America, no one party has control of the government. Instead, all the political parties get seats depe

Let's Make It!

Christmas Countdown: 12 days! Have you ever made gift wrap? Or gift tags? What about your very own snow globe? Work on the these creations in today's Let's Make It! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

Puzzle Fun

Christmas Countdown: 13 days! With less than two weeks until Christmas, it's time to get in the holiday spirit! In today's Puzzle Fun, find Santa's Reindeer in the word search, connect the dots, and help Santa deliver his presents in the fun Christmas maze! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

Spotlight On Health

My Throat Hurts! If someone in your family or at school has strep throat, there is a good chance you may get it too. Strep throat is spread when healthy people come into contact with people who have it. When a person with strep throat sneezes or blows his or her nose and you are close by, or if you share the same forks, spoons, or straws, the bacteria can spread to you. If you get strep throat, you will start to feel sick within 5 days after you’ve been exposed to it. What will you do? Tell your parents! Go to the doctor! Your doctor will look into your mouth to see if your throat is red and your tonsils are swollen and covered with white or yellow spots. He or she will also look for small

Coloring Corner

Christmas Countdown: 15 days! Hey kids! Here's a fun holiday page for you to color! Have your teacher or parent help you print this page so you can color it now or save it for a fun activity you can do over holiday break! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF. #coloring

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