Sunday, June 25, 2017

Proverbs 31

We just learned about Proverbs 3.

Another famous proverb is Proverbs 31.

This chapter tells of the wisdom of having a good wife, and how valuable she is.

A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.

(from: wikipedia - proverbs 31)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Ichthys

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Christ and St. Thomas - Verrocchio

We just learned about the Cantoria bu Luca Della Robbia.

Another famous Renaissance sculpture is the bronze statue of Christ and St. Thomas, sculpted by Andrea del Verrocchio in 1483 in Florence.

These statues tell the story of Christ when the Apostle Thomas doubted that Jesus had risen from the dead, and said he would only believe if he saw him with his own eyes.

The statue shows Christ standing confident and strong, and Thomas looking very nervous and embarrassed.

When it was sculpted it was made to be seen only from the front side, so the back is not sculpted.
This helped make it easier to do, and also saved on using up bronze.

(from: wikipedia - christ and st. thomas (verrocchio))

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Elgin Marbles

Friday, June 23, 2017

ASL - September, October

Let's keep learning about the months of the year in ASL!

We just learned how to say January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August.

Remember, to say a month, you just have to spell out the first three letters of the month.

September - S-E-P

October - O-C-T

wiktionary - appendix:sign language handshapes

Here is a helpful video to show how these signs are done.


(from: wikipedia - american sign language)

Italian: Settembre, Ottobre

German: September, Oktober

Spanish: Septiembre, Octubre

French: Septembre, Octobre

Thursday, June 22, 2017


We just learned about Bending.

Another part of metalworking is stamping.

Stamping is when you take a large piece of flat metal and you want to shape it and cut it.

(from: wikipedia - stamping (metalworking))

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Anvil Face

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Yellow Bellied Toad

We just learned about the African Clawed Frog.

Another frog is the Yellow Bellied Toad.

This type of frog has a yellow body with black swirls all over it's body, and heart shaped pupils.

(from: wikipedia - yellow bellied toad)

(from: wikipedia - yellow bellied toad)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Mexican Lance Headed Rattlesnake

Tuesday, June 20, 2017


We just learned about sweat glands.

Another part of the integumentary system is the nails.

Even though nails feel hard like bones, they are actually made of something called keratin.
It's the same thing that hair is made out of too.
There are lots of parts of nails, like the plate, lunula, root, sinus, matrix, bed, hyponychium, and margin.

(from: wikipedia - nail (anatomy))

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Medulla Oblongata

Monday, June 19, 2017


We just learned about the British Columbia.

Another province in Canada is Alberta.
Alberta is in the west part of Canada, just north of the US state of Montana.

(from: wikipedia - alberta)

The flag of Alberta is a blue background with the shield of Alberta on it.
The shield has pictures of the natural beauty of Alberta on it, the Rocky mountains, the grass prairies and wheat fields.

(from: wikipedia - flag of alberta)

The coat of arms of Alberta has a beaver, the shield of Alberta, wild roses that are the flower of Alberta, a golden lion and a pronghorn.

(from: wikipedia - coat of arms of alberta)

There is a lot of oil in Canada, in a place called the Athabasca oil sands.
This place has the third most oil of any place in the world.

(from: wikipedia - athabasca oil sands)

There is a park in Alberta called Dinosaur Provincial Park where they have found a whole lot of old dinosaur bones.

(from: wikipedia - dinosaur provincial park)

The bighorn sheep is the state animal of Alberta.

(from: wikipedia - bighorn sheep)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Dhaulagiri