Monday, May 30, 2016


We just learned about the mountain kangchenjunga.

The next highest mountain is Lhotse in Nepal.

The word means "South Peak".

(from: wikipedia - lhotse)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: North Dakota

Sunday, May 29, 2016

All Saint's Day

We just learned about Ordinary Time.

The next part of the church calendar is All Saint's Day.

On this people remember all of the believers who have passed on to heaven long ago.

(from: wikipedia - all saint's day)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Jesus appears to Thomas

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Peplos Kore

We just learned about the ancient greek statue the Sphinx of Naxos.

Another ancient greek statue is called Peplose Kore.

Peplos is a type of clothing, kind of like a robe, and kore means a young girl.

When it was first made it was painted, but the paint has all worn off.
Some people have made other statues and painted them how they think the Peplos Kore was painted.

(from: wikipedia - peplos kore)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: His Station and Four Aces - Coolidge

Friday, May 27, 2016

Italian - January, February

Let's learn about the months of the year in Italian!

January - Gennaio - sounds like jen-ah-ee-oh /?/
February - Febbraio - sounds like feb-dah-ee-oh /?/

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

In German:
Januar, Februar

In Spanish:
Enero, Febrero

In French:
Janvier, Février

Thursday, May 26, 2016


We've learned a lot about the weather. Everything from clouds to hurricanes and more.

Now let's learn about metalwork.

This means everything from pouring hot metal into a mold, to banging hot metal to make things into different shapes.

Metalworking is used for everything from artwork to knives and forks, to cars and airplanes.

(from: wikipedia - blacksmith)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Cloud to Cloud Lightning

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

False Coral Snake

We just learned about the Grass Snake.

Another type of snake is the American pipe snake or false coral snake.

It looks a lot like the venomous coral snake, but it is not venomous.

Sometimes when the snake is threatened, it curls up its tail kind of like a cobra standing up.

(from: wikipedia - aniliidae)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Dachsund

Tuesday, May 24, 2016


We just learned about Hypothalamus.

Another part of the brain is the epithalamus.

This part of the brain helps control our sleep and our feelings.

(from: wikipedia - epithalamus)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Dorsalis Pedis Artery