Sunday, August 16, 2015

Paul's Letter to the Romans

The Apostle Paul wrote a letter to the people of Rome, and that book in the bible is called Romans.

He was writing to a bunch of different types of people who came from different places, and in Rome people were arguing a lot about what was the right way to believe and what were the right or wrong things to do.

He told everyone that everyone does things wrong and no one is perfect.

for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.

And that because people sin, the punishment for sin is death, but believing in Jesus gives eternal life.

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

(from: wikipedia - epistle to the romans)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Wise man built his house on a rock

Saturday, August 15, 2015

La Blanchisseuse - Toulouse-Lautrec

We just learned about the famous work of art Le Pont de Moret, effet d’orage by French artist Alfred Sisley.

Another famous work of art is La Blanchisseuse by French artist Henri de Toulouse Lautrec in 1886.

Toulouse-Latrec was part of what was called the Post-Impressionism group of artists, where they liked to use bright colors and lots of thick paint.
They liked to make paintings of real things like people and places, but sometimes try to make shapes stand out more or use crazy colors to make an effect.

(from: wikipedia - la blanchisseuse (toulouse-latrec))

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Venus - Venera 7-16, Mariner 10, Pioneer Venus

Friday, August 14, 2015

German - Counting to fify nine

We counted to 49 in German, let's keep going!

40 fünfzig - sounds like foon-f-tsig /?/
41 einundfünfzig - sounds like ah-een-oon-foon-f-tsig /?/
42 zweiundfünfzig - sounds like svai-oon-foon-f-tsig /?/
43 dreiundfünfzig - sounds like duh-ai-oon-foon-f-tsig /?/
44 vierundfünfzig - sounds like fee-ah-oon-foon-f-tsig /?/
45 fünfundfünfzig - sounds like foo-nf-oon-foon-f-tsig /?/
46 sechsundfünfzig - sounds like zeks-oon-foon-f-tsig /?/
47 siebenundfünfzig - sounds like zee-bm-oon-foon-f-tsig /?/
48 achtundfünfzig - sounds like ah-kt-oon-foon-f-tsig /?/
49 neunundfünfzig - sounds like no-een-oon-foon-f-tsig /?/

Goethe Institute
(from: wikipedia - Goethe Institute)

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

Do you remember how to say it in French?
cinquante, cinquante et un, cinquante-deux, cinquante-trois, cinquante-quatre, cinquante-cinq, cinquante-six, cinquante-sept, cinquante-huit, cinquante-deux

Thursday, August 13, 2015


We always think of thunder coming with lightning in a rain storm.

But thunder can even happen during snow!

One big difference between regular thunder and thundersnow is that the snowflakes falling down make the thunder quieter, so you can't hear the thunder noise from as far away.

The snowflakes are like padding that gets in the way of the sound and keeps it from going very far.

(from: wikipedia - thundersnow)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Magnesium

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Cocker Spaniel

We just learned about the type of dog the Boxer.

Another type of dog is the Cocker Spaniel.
They got their name because they were good at hunting a type of bird called the woodcock.

In the movie Lady and the Tramp, the dog Lady is a cocker spaniel.

(from: wikipedia - cocker spaniel)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Firefly

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Great Saphenous Vein

We just learned about the Dorsal Venous Arch that helps bring deoxygenated blood from the foot toward the heart.

That vein connects to another very big vein called the Great Saphenous Vein.

This vein goes all the way from your foot up your leg to your hip.
It is the longest vein in the human body.

(from: wikipedia - great saphenous vein)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Liver

Monday, August 10, 2015


Utah is a state in the west part of the US.
It's nickname is the Beehive State and it's motto is Industry.

(from: wikipedia - Utah)

The flag of Utah is dark blue, with the state seal in the middle.
The state seal shows

(from: wikipedia - flag of utah)

The Great Salt Lake in Utah is the largest salt lake in the west side of the earth.

(from: wikipedia - great salt lake)

Long ago it used to take about six months to get from one side of the US to the other, and people worked to make a railroad to go all the way across the US.
Once it was completed it took about one week instead of six months to make the trip!
This was called the Transcontinental Railroad, and when the railroad was finished, the last railroad spike was put in at Promontory Summit, Utah.
That railroad spike was called the Golden Spike, and it is now in a museum.
When they put in the spike, they used a telegram which was a way to send messages before there were phones, and they told the whole country it was done and everyone celebrated.

(from: wikipedia - golden spike)

Delicate Arch is a natural stone arch near Moab Utah

(from: wikipedia - delicate arch)

Zion National park is a mountain area that has many beautiful rock formations, like an area that is called the Subway.

(from: wikipedia - subway (canyoneering))

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Niger