Friday, September 18, 2015

German - One hundred

We counted to 99 in German, let's keep going!

100 einhundert - sounds like ah-een-hun-day-uh-t /?/
101 einhunderteins - sounds like ah-een-hun-day-uh-t-ah-een /?/
102 einhundertzwei - sounds like ah-een-hun-day-uh-t-svai /?/
103 einhundertdrei - sounds like ah-een-hun-day-uh-t-duh-ai /?/
104 einhundertvier - sounds like ah-een-hun-day-uh-t-fee-ah /?/
105 einhundertf├╝nf - sounds like ah-een-hun-day-uh-t-foo-nf /?/
106 einhundertsechs - sounds like ah-een-hun-day-uh-t-zeks /?/
107 einhundertsieben - sounds like ah-een-hun-day-uh-t-zee-bm /?/
108 einhundertacht - sounds like ah-een-hun-day-uh-t-ah-kt /?/
109 einhundertneun - sounds like ah-een-hun-day-uh-t-no-een /?/

Goethe Institute
(from: wikipedia - Goethe Institute)

Do you remember how to say it in Spanish?
ciento, ciento uno, ciento dos, ciento tres, ciento cuatro, ciento cinco, ciento seis, ciento siete, ciento ocho, ciento nueve

Do you remember how to say it in French?
cent, cent, cent deux, cent trois, cent quatre, cent cinq, cent six, cent sept, cent huit

Thursday, September 17, 2015


We just learned about what a dust storm is.

A blizzard is a type of snow storm where there are 35 mile per hour winds for over 3 hours.

(from: wikipedia - blizzard)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: sulfur

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Great Pyrenees Mountain Dog

We just learned about the type of dog the Rottweiler.

Another type of dog is the Great Pyrenees Mountain Dog.

The Pyrenees is a big white dog who was used as a shepherd in the mountains of France and Spain.
Even though it's a really big dog, this type of dog is really great with small kids because it is a good protector.

(from: wikipedia - great pyrenees)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Blue Tang

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Femoral Vein

We just learned about the Popliteal Vein that brings deoxygenated blood from the knee area back toward the heart.

After the popliteal vein, the blood goes into the femoral vein in the thigh by the femur bone.
This brings blood up through your thigh to your hip area.

(from: wikipedia - femoral vein)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Cecum

Monday, September 14, 2015


Wisconsin is a state in the midwest part of the US, bordering two of the Great Lakes, Superior and Michigan.

It's state nicknames are the Badger State and America's Dairyland.
It's state motto is Forward.

(from: wikipedia - wisconsin)

The flag of Wisconsin is blue with the state seal on it.
The state seal has the a badger, a plow, a pick and shovel, and arm and hammer, an anchor, a sailor, a miner, a cornucopia and lead ingots.

(from: wikipedia - flag of wisconsin)

Wisconsin is one of the top producers of milk and cheese in the country, and they are so well known for their cheese that some people call people from Wisconsin "cheeseheads". The people from Wisconsin thought that was funny so they made hats shaped like a piece of cheese.

(from: wikipedia - cheesehead)

The Dells of the Wisconsin River is an area with many beautiful rock formations.

(from: wikipedia - dells of the wisconsin river)

Noah's Ark is the largest water park in the US with 51 waterslides!

(from: wikipedia - water park)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Senegal

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Paul's Letter to the Ephesians

We just learned about Paul's letter to the church in Galatia.

Another letter Paul wrote was to a church in a town called Ephesus which is now part of the country of Turkey.

He wrote to tell the church that all Christians need to work together, and stand strong with their faith in God.

One of the most famous parts of Ephesians is where Paul talks about the Armor of God.
He's not talking about armor that you put on like your clothes, but armor that you wear to protect yourself when people try to say things against God.

Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

(from: wikipedia - epistle to the ephesians)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Parable of the Wandering Sheep

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Houses at L'Estaque - Braque

We just learned about the famous work of art Farewell by August Macke.

Another famous work of art is the painting Houses at l'Estaque by French painter Georges Braque.

This was a painting of some houses in the French town of L'Estaque.
Looking at the painting, it may be hard to tell what the shapes are, because it looks like cubes, triangles and lines.
When one of the art critics saw Braque's painting, he said it looked like little cubes, and because of that this type of art was nicknamed Cubism.

Braque was very famous for helping start the Cubism movement, along with Pablo Picasso.

(from: wikipedia - houses at l'estaque)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Mars - Pathfinder, Opportunity, Spirit & Curiosity