Happy Labor Day Weekend!

This weekend we welcome September -- the month when Michigan changes and unveils her colors to the world. If you look around this weekend, you will see leaves already beginning to change color and that’s a beautiful sight! The nights are starting to get cooler also. One of the best things about Michigan is the seasons. Many states don’t have such dramatic changes in the way they look - we’re very lucky to live in a state with such beautiful seasons!. We hope you enjoy this final weekend of summer. Take some time to read a good book this weekend! We wish everyone a very safe and happy Labor Day weekend!

Use Your Imagination

Back to School! You're going back to school! In today's Use Your Imagination, write some ideas on what you want to do this school year and what you want to accomplish! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

Let's Make It!

Green Sea Turtle In today's Let's Make It!, create a Green Sea Turtle by following 9 simple steps at the bottom of the page. While working on your craft, enjoy some Sea Turtle trivia! Did you know? ► Turtles have been living on earth for a very long time. For millions of years they shared the planet with dinosaurs. They survived and the dinosaurs did not. ► Turtles can be found living all over the world. There are over 300 different kinds of turtles that live in the oceans, wetlands, forests, grasslands, and deserts. ► Turtles don’t need to change their shells as they grow. The turtle’s shell grows with them like our bones do when we grow. ► Turtles are reptiles. Read on and

Coloring Corner

In today's Coloring Corner, help bring some color to this "zoo" of a trip! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF. #coloring

August 2019 Quiz

This month's Quiz is now available! Download the Quiz Questions and Answers by clicking on the images below! August 2019 Quiz Questions August 2019 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 Music

THE PIANO The piano is a very important part of music. Many musical notes do not seem possible without it and many notes sound better on the piano. The piano can play all types of music from classical to rock and roll. It can also be played solo or with other instruments, so it is very versatile. There is some disagreement on when the first modern style piano was built. Most say the modern style piano (or piano et forte, meaning soft and loud) was probably built by the Italian, Bartolomeo Cristofori in 1709. It was described as a harpsichord with both soft and loud! The difference between the harpsichords that came before and the piano was the way the strings sounded. Inside the piano the

What I Want To Be

Gerontologist A gerontologist is someone who studies how people grow and change as they get older. They help people to understand what happens to their bodies, how they might feel about growing old, and what they might need to be happy in the future. Counselors, teachers and doctors may also be gerontologists. A gerontologist can help people in a lot of other ways. For ex-ample: they can work with businesses or the government on how to make life better for older people, or they may design parks, houses or other buildings so that people are more comfortable in them as they age. Another thing they can do is to manage groups or activities that are designed for older persons. Learn more abou

All About Books

LOOK WHAT'S NEW! Every month, the librarians at the Kent District Library review dozens and dozens of children's books to help kids and parents make good selections. Here are 3 books they recommend! Read more, read often! Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

Mr. President

Our fourth president, James Madison Jr. was born in Port Conway, Virginia on March 16, 1751. He was the oldest of 12 children born to Colonel James Madison Sr. and Eleanor Rose “Nellie” Conway. They owned a tobacco plantation in Orange County, Virginia and were slave owners. He spent most of his childhood years on the plantation and was raised in the Church of England, the state religion. Madison attended the College of New Jersey, which later became Princeton University. While he was there, he finished his four year course in two years. His area of study was history, government and was well read in law. He studied for another year with the college’s president, John Witherspoon and then grad

Middle Ground!

STEM SKILLS OPEN THE WORLD TO YOU! There are lots of fascinating and crucial roles that science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) can prepare you for. You can improve the world around you and even the future of the planet. Whatever career path you decide, you'll keep your options open by studying STEM-subjects that focus on the skill set of HOW to learn. Learn how to learn and you'll be capable of absorbing more information easily. This is the best chance for success in life! Doors will open to greater opportunity over your lifetime and the world will be yours. Empower yourself to make good decisions in your private life with STEM skills - be it decisions about vaccinations, mobile

August 2019

August is here...and there is so much to enjoy! Many people say August is like the Sunday of Summer...a time when after a fun-filled summer, we enjoy our final vacations and summer activities while preparing for fall and the new school year that's just around the corner. In fact, most kids start school in 2 weeks! August Fun Facts August is named after Augustus Caesar, founder and the first emperor of the Roman Empire. In the early Roman calendar, August was actually the sixth month of the year. It was originally 30 days in length, but an extra day was added so that it would equal the number of days in July. The official flower for August is the gladiolus. These vertical-growing flowers wer

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