Monday, June 13, 2016

Cho Oyu

We just learned about the mountain Makalu.

The next highest mountain is Cho Oyu in China and Nepal, and it means Turquoise Goddess.

Near the mountain peak is a path called Nangpa La, which is used for trading between the people who live in the mountains.

Some people think that Cho Oyu is the easiest mountain to climb that is over 8,000 meters.

(from: wikipedia - cho oyu)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Oklahoma

Sunday, June 12, 2016


We've learned all about the Church Calendar.

Let's learn about some of the symbols used in the Christian Church.

The most well known symbol used is the Cross.

Crosses come in all shapes and sizes, and are used to help remember when Jesus was crucified on the cross.

(from: wikipedia - Christian cross)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Jesus Ascends to Heaven

Saturday, June 11, 2016


We just learned about the Winged Victory of Samothrace.

Another ancient Greek statue is Moschophoros.

This is a statue of someone holding a cow carrying it to a sacrifice.

(from: wikipedia - moschophoros)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Primavera Botticelli

Friday, June 10, 2016

Italian - May, June

We already learned that January, February is Gennaio, Febbraio, and March, April is Marzo, Aprile.

Let's keep going!

May - Maggio - sounds like mah-jee-oh /?/
June - Giugno - sounds like joo-nee-oh /?/

academy of the bran
(from: wikipedia - accademia della crusca)

In German:
Mai Juni

In Spanish:
Mayo, Junio

In French;
Mai, Juin

Thursday, June 9, 2016


We just learned about Blacksmith.

The blacksmith heats up the metal to work with in a forge.

A forge is like a big hot oven.

(from: wikipedia - forge)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Lightning Leaders

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Pacific Gopher Snake

We just learned about the Ring Necked Snake.

Another type of snake is the Pacific Gopher Snake.

This snake is not venomous, but it sometimes pretends to shake like a rattle snake, and can shake the grass to make the same noise.

Sometimes two snakes will fight for over an hour, twisting around each other like wrestlers.

(from: wikipedia - pacific gopher snake)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Chihuaha

Tuesday, June 7, 2016


We just learned about the subthalamus.

Another part of the brain is the cerebellum.

This part of the brain is mostly used to control the movements of the body.

(from: wikipedia - cerebellum)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Metatarsal Arteries