Archive for the ‘Education Station’ Category

Firefighters Day April 1st

April 1, 2017

PBS Lions Reading for KIDS!

March 12, 2017

Great website …. Please explore… Reading Program

Class X03 studies American Revolution…

March 11, 2017

images1Kid Info: American Revolution

The American Revolution

American Revolution

Spring It…

March 5, 2017

   As in summer, the axis of the Earth is tilted toward the Sun, and the length of daylight days rapidly increases as latitude increases. The hemisphere begins to warm significantly, causing new plant growth to “spring forth”, giving the season its name. Snow begins to go melt, and streams swell with runoff and spring rains. Most flowering plants bloom this time of year, in a long succession beginning even when snow is still on the ground, and continuing into early summer. In normally snowless areas, “spring” may begin as early as February during warmer years, with subtropical areas having very subtle differences, and tropical ones none at all. Subarctic areas may not experience “spring” at all until May or even June, or December in the outer Antarctic.Spring in Ocourt, SwitzerlandA blooming Sour Cherry in springDandelions in springSevere weather most often occurs during the spring, when warm air begins to invade from lower latitudes while cold air is still pushing from the polar regions. Flooding is also most common in and near mountainous areas during this time of year because of snowmelt, many times accelerated by warm rains. In the United States, Tornado Alley is most active by far this time of year, especially since the Rocky Mountains prevent the surging hot and cold air masses from spreading eastward and instead force them directly at each other. Besides tornadoes, supercell thunderstorms can also produce dangerously large hail and very high winds, for which a severe thunderstorm warning or tornado warning is usually issued. Even more so than winter, the jet streams play an important role in severe weather in the springtime.The hurricane season officially begins in late spring, on May 15 in the northeastern Pacific and June 1 in the northern Atlantic. Before these dates, hurricanes are almost unheard of and even tropical storms are rare, one of the earliest ever being Tropical Storm Ana in mid-April 2003. Even in June, hurricanes are uncommon because 21 of June’s days are spring.Springtime is seen as a time of growth, renewal, of new life (both plant and animal) being born, and of the cycle of life once again starting. It is also used more generally as the start of better times, as in Prague Spring. 

Math Galore….

March 2, 2017

Every Day Math Sitesmath_instructions

Math Playground

Math Practice

Math Cats


Lots of Sites

Figure This

BBC Cool Sites

Cool Math

Fleet Kids

Ground Hog Day!

January 28, 2017

Looking for answers to your Groundhog Day questions? You’ve come to the right spot! Click the links to the left to learn about various aspects of the Groundhog Day holiday, and how we’ve been celebrating it in Punxsutawney since 1886.

Here are some answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the holiday:

. Yes! Punxsutawney Phil is the only true weather forecasting groundhog. The others are just impostors.

. How often is Phil’s prediction correct? 100% of the time, of course!

. How many “Phils” have there been over the years? There has only been one Punxsutawney Phil. He has been making predictions for over 120 years!

. Punxsutawney Phil gets his longevity from drinking the “elixir of life,” a secret recipe. Phil takes one sip every summer at the Groundhog Picnic and it magically gives him seven more years of life.

. On February 2, Phil comes out of his burrow on Gobbler’s Knob – in front of thousands of followers from all over the world – to predict the weather for the rest of winter.

. According to legend, if Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter weather. If he does not see his shadow, there will be an early spring.

. No! Phil’s forecasts are not made in advance by the Inner Circle. After Phil emerges from his burrow on February 2, he speaks to the Groundhog Club president in “Groundhogese”(a language only understood by the current president of the Inner Circle). His proclamation is then translated for the world.

. The celebration of Groundhog Day began with Pennsylvania’s earliest settlers. They brought with them the legend of Candlemas Day, which states, “For as the sun shines on Candlemas Day, so far will the snow swirl in May…”

. Punxsutawney held its first Groundhog Day in the 1800s. The first official trek to Gobbler’s Knob was made on February 2, 1887.

. So the story goes, Punxsutawney Phil was named after King Phillip. Prior to being called Phil, he was called Br’er Groundhog.groundhog-sm

Math Zone

January 16, 2017

Great new site to explore. We made beautiful graphs in class today.

Kid’s Zone

March into March

March 17, 2016

Busy Month… <~~~~~Visit this site to read about March activities….

Who was Houdini?

What religious holidays fall in March and April?

The discovery of  Uranus…research…

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss


Penny Harvest is counting down….

November 18, 2013

..   People are requesting more harvest bags…   Please let me know if you are in need of the harvest bags……………….. Stay tuned… <~~ Click here to read about the history of the penny…

Penny Harvest

November 15, 2013

Common Cents creates service-learning, character education and philanthropy programs, including the Penny Harvest, for young …


Collect pennies for Penny Harvest.  You saw what the results were last year as we were able to donate to the Grace Foundation and Project Hospitality.  Let’s do it again.  Harvest those pennies….

”Each year in New York City, 2 million dollars’ worth of pennies are wasted. People dump them into jars….”[6] Others of them “disappear into drawers, behind car seats, into trash heaps and into penny oblivion.”[7] The Penny Harvest program ventures to capitalize on these annually discarded pennies.”

Nora Gross … founder of Penny Harvest