Sunday, October 12, 2014

Parable of the Two Sons

We've learned about Jesus' teaching stories called the Parable of the Sower,
the Parable of the Weeds
the Parables of the Hidden Treasure and the Pearl,
the Parable of the Wandering Sheep,
the Parable of the Unmerciful Servant,
the Parable of the Wedding Banquet, and the Parable of the Bags of Gold.

Another Parable Jesus told is called the Parable of the Two Sons.

A father had two sons.
He asked them both to go work in the vineyard.

One son said no he would not go, but then later changed his mind and did go to work.
The other son said yes he would go, but never did go to work.

What Jesus meant by this is that it is very important to do God's work.
It is more important whether or not you do the work, than whether or not you say you will do it.

(from: wikipedia - parable of the two sons)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: After Jesus' Birth

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Uranus - Voyager 2

We've learned about space exploration of Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn.

Next up is Uranus.

It is so far away that only one spacecraft has ever come close to it: Voyager 2.
On September 5, 1977 the Voyager spacecraft was launched into space.
Voyager 2 took 2 years to get to Jupiter, 4 years to get to Saturn, and then 9 years to get to Uranus!

When Voyager 2 made it to Uranus, it found 10 moons that we didn't know existed, studied the air and space around it, found two new rings around the planet, and took pictures of the moons and Uranus.

(from: wikipedia - voyager 2)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Black Hole

Friday, October 10, 2014

Spanish - One hundred

We just learned how to count to 99 in Spanish, let's keep going!

100 ciento - sounds like see-en-toh /?/
101 ciento uno - sounds like no-ven-tah oo-n-oh /?/
102 ciento dos - sounds like see-en-toh doh-ss /?/
103 ciento tres - sounds like see-en-toh t-day-ss /?/
104 ciento cuatro - sounds like see-en-toh koo-ah-t-doh /?/
105 ciento cinco - sounds like see-en-toh see-n-koh /?/
106 ciento seis - sounds like see-en-toh say-ss /?/
107 ciento siete - sounds like see-en-toh see-ay-tay /?/
108 ciento ocho - sounds like see-en-toh oh-choh /?/
109 ciento nueve - sounds like see-en-toh noo-ay-vay /?/

association of spanish language academies
(from: wikipedia - Association of Spanish Language Academies)

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

Thursday, October 9, 2014


Clouds are big puffy beautiful things floating up in the sky, making funny shapes that we can imagine are animals or faces.

If you fly up into the sky you can see up close that clouds are not something you can stand on, they are more like a misty fog that you can fly right through!

Clouds are very tiny little bits of water, either frozen like little ice chips or liquid like tiny rain drops.

Clouds are something special called an aerosol which means they are tiny little bits of liquid or solid floating around in a gas like oxygen.

(from: wikipedia - cloud)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: ʻAʻā Lava

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Spider bodies

We've learned about the funny dancing peacock spider, and the big eyed Mommy wolf spider.

Let's learn a little bit about the parts of a spider's body.

All spiders have main bodies with two parts, they have eight legs, no wings and no antennae.
They also have chilicerae and pedipalps which are parts of their mouth.
Spiders have simple eyes and an exoskeleton.

We'll learn more about what some of those big words are next time!

(from: wikipedia - spider anatomy)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Echidna

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Descending Colon

We've now learn how food goes up the ascending colon on the right side of your body and across your transverse colon.

After that it goes to your descending colon.
The word descending means going down, and the food which is now all used up goes down your descending colon and waits to be removed from your body.

(from: wikipedia - descending colon)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Hand Muscles - Thenar

Monday, October 6, 2014


The country of Liberia is in Africa on the west side of the continent.
Liberia has a very interesting history, because it was founded in 1820 by some Americans who wanted to end slavery. They sent freed slaves from America to Liberia to help have freedom in Africa.

The Liberian government was made to be just like America with a President, Congress and Judges.

(from: wikipedia - liberia)

The eleven stripes symbolize the signatories of the Liberian Declaration of Independence, red and white symbolizing courage and moral excellence. The white star represents the freedom the ex-slaves were given, above the blue square representing the African mainland.[3] Liberia's flag looks a lot like America's flag, because of their history of colonizing by America.

(from: wikipedia - flag of liberia)

To eat in Liberia you might have rice, fish or hot peppers.
Some of the food and recipes in Liberia come from the South in the USA.

(from: wikipedia - liberian cuisine)

Liberia has rainforests with wild animals, and also a long coastline with beaches on the ocean.

(from: wikipedia - liberia)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: European Union