Archive for July, 2010

Bobby Needs to Talk to His Teacher with Respect

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Bobby is excited about visiting another class in school. He asks his teacher if the are going to Mary’s class.

His teacher reminds him that we do not call teachers by their first name. Out of respect, what does Bobby need to call Mary, the teacher his class is going to visit?

Miss Mary                                        Teacher Mary

Bobby plays sports. He has a coach named Ned. What should he call him?

Coach                     Mr. Ned                      Ned                     Sir

What can Bobby call men he meets in and out of school ?___________


What can Bobby call women he meets in and out of school?_________


What you would call a nurse, a doctor, a fireman, a policeman, a school crossing guard, the librarian, and the check out person in the supermarket?_____________________________________________________________________________________________

Can you think of an other adults you call by a special name like aunt?


Meet a “Can Do” Meet Kathy

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

Kathy is the best at jumping rope of all the kids on “Can Do” Street. Kathy knows it is great exercise and a lot of  fun. She is also  a member of the “Can Do” kids Cooking Club. She never misses a meeting.

Kathy has her problems though…she is not a good eater. She doesn’t like to eat breakfast and sometimes fall asleep in class, during the morning, because without breakfast she doesn’t have the energy to stay awake and pay attention. Nurse Diane, when she visited Kathy’s class,  spoke to her about what she could eat  in the morning, before school, that would give her the energy to stay awake and learn.

Be sure to check out the program called ” Food is Fuel”and find out what Kathy and her classmates learned about the foods you need to eat to help your body grow and to have the energy, not only to learn, but to have fun doing the things you like to do.

Safety Smart

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Jay loves to swim. He lives near a beach but sometimes there is no lifeguard.

Is it okay for Jay to swim when there is no lifeguard?

Bobby lives five houses away from the community center and usually walks home with his friend Jay, who lives next door to him. Sometimes, when Jay isn’t at the community center, Bobby walks home by himself and cuts through the alley, behind the houses instead of taking the sidewalk that leads from the community center to his house.

Do you think it is a good idea for Bobby to walk home alone? Do you think Bobby should ever use the alley, even when Jay is with him? What would you do if you were Bobby?

When you write be sure to sign your email with your “Can Do” ID and not your name.

Summer Fun

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

The “Can Do” Kids love  summer but some of them don’t always practice summer safety.

Nellie and Annie are going to the beach with their friends from the recreation center but they forgot something…sunscreen. Should they ask Miss Sue, the director of the rec center who is taking them on the trip, if they can have some of her sunscreen? Why?

The beach doesn’t have any shade and the sun hurts Annie’s eyes. Circle what she can do…Put on sun glasses…wear a hat with a brim.

Nellie wants to play ball in the sand, but it is very hot, Should she keep her sandals on? Circle what Annie should do…Yes…No.

To send your answers, email us. Be sure to use your log in name and not your real name.

“Can Do” Kids Cooking Club

Friday, July 9th, 2010

It’s that time again…this time the cooking club is meeting at Grandma Hattie’s and a making dessert to bring home for supper for their families. Each “Can Do” will make four individual desserts. At the last meeting of the cooking club the members voted on the dessert they wanted to make. They chose “Dirt Cups”.

If you would like to make this dessert for your family, just follow this recipe:


2 cups cold milk

1 pkg. (4 serving size) instant chocolate pudding

1 pkg. whipped topping thawed

1 pkg. (16oz.) chocolate wafers

Gummy worms

10 (7 oz.) plastic cups


Put the cookies in a large zip-lock bag and crush with a rolling pin.

In a bowl, add the pudding mix and the milk and mix until well blended.

Fold in the whipped topping.

Fill plastic cups with pudding mixture making a layer of pudding mixture

then a layer of the cookie crumbs until the cup is ¾ full.

Top with cookie crumbs.

Refrigerate for at least one hour

Decorate with gummy worms and serve.