June 17th, 2013
It was raining…again. No fun! What a way to start summer vacation. It had been raining for three days.
Some of the “Can Dos ” were over at Orrie’s having a play date. They had played computer games, watched TV, had lunch and now they were bored. Grandpa John came in and suggested that they do something old fashioned, like solve some mazes just for fun.
The “Can Dos” were will to try anything different than what they had been doing for the past few days. So Grandpa John gave each of them the following maze to work on.
Why don’t you try ? Just print the maze out and see how you do. Have fun!
June 11th, 2013
Wendy is the “Can Do Kid who loves to write. She writes every day. That is why Wendy is so good at writing.
Most of the other “Can Do” Kids do well with writing but…Bobby, Eulyn, Maria and Yundi, Wendy’s brother, need to get better at writing. When the community center announced that there would be a beginner writing class for young kids, in the early grades of elementary school, their moms enrolled them in the class.
Maria and Eulyn were willing to go every Saturday morning for 4 weeks. They knew they needed help with writing.
However, Bobby and Yundi were really unhappy about having to take the class. After all, it was baseball season, and they were on the team. How would the team get along without them?
Eulyn, Maria, Yundi and Bobby were thrilled to discover that their teacher was Miss Pat! Miss Pat was concerned that the “Can Dos” were having problems with identifying the main idea in stories. So she started the class with the following story to help them recognize the main idea . Read the story and see if you can pick out the main idea of the story
Mark trys to be friendes with Jim, the new boi in school. First, Mark smils at Jim in the lunch room. Mark has a dog. Mark plaes with Jim after lunch.. Finalliy, he shares a seat with Jim on the school bus.
When the “Can Dos” finished picking out the main idea of the story, Miss Pat gave them directions for doing other things with the story. Just follow the directions and correct the errors in each sentence.
Underline sentences that have details that say more about the main idea.
Cross out the sentence that does not belong to the main idea.
Circle the words that are misspelled or need to begin with a capital letter.
Why not get busy writing an ending for the story?
Be sure and have your parent or older brother or sister check your work to see how you did.
June 5th, 2013
Each year, every boy and girl attending camp at the Community Center has to take a summer safety course taught by Coach Campbell.
Some of the “Can Dos” don’t see the need to take the course again if they already took it before.
When Coach Campbell came into the room to begin the course, he saw some familiar faces and said, “I recognize some of you from last year’s class. You are probably wondering why you have to take the summer safety class again. Well, before I tell you why, let’s take a pop quiz on summer safety and see how much we remember from last year’s class.”
Coach Campbell handed out the summer safety quiz and the room got quiet while the boys and girls took the quiz. When it was over, Coach had each Can Do exchange his or her quiz with the person sitting next to them for grading.
Well, only one person got all the questions right. You guessed it…Orrie got all the questions right!
Then Coach asked, “Do you see why it is important to attend a summer safety class every year? We may forget an important safety fact from year to year; a safety fact that could save our lives or keep us from getting really sick.”
Here is the quiz. Let’s see how you do.The answers will be given in the next post.
1. Before going out in the sun, what should we put on?
2. Why should we wear long pants and inclosed shoes when walking in the woods?
3. When do we have to wear a life-jacket?
4. What is the best beverage to drink in the summer?
5. When is it not safe to go swimming?
6. If food has been out in the sun for over an hour, is it still okay to eat?
7. When riding your bike or scooter, what do you have to wear for protection?
8. To be safe around water, what should we learn how to do?
9. If you see or hear someone yelling for help in the water, what should you do?
10. Is holding a kid’s head underwater, just for fun, an okay idea?
May 30th, 2013
Your dog is your best friend, and friends share. But, some of the things you eat are not good for dogs. For example, chocolate can make a dog very sick.
So, be a real best friend. Don’t feed your dog human treats and watch what he eats outside.
Below is a word scramble of things, that if your dog eats them, will make him sick.
May 24th, 2013
It was just about the end of the school year; tests were over, books were packed and the “Can Do” kids were restless. They were anxious start summer vacation.
Teacher Pat was having a hard time finding things to keep the “Can Do” kids interested. She announced, “Everyone go to the computers in the back of the room and let’s explore some environmental health sciences.”
” Huh,” said Bobby, “what’s that?” Teacher Pat smiled and said, “Just go to http://kids.niehs.nih.gov/science/index.htm and you can see for yourself!”
“Wow!” yelled Annie,” this site has games, and stories and activities about our environment. It is really cool.”
The rest of the class session passed so quickly as the “Can Do” kids explored a new, interesting site sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.
Boys and girls, be Can Do” kids and discover for yourselves all the interesting things there are to learn and do on http://kids.niehs.nih.gov/science/index.htm