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.

“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.

Do You Know…

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

Some children read with their fingers and other children speak with their hands? Mickey, one of the “Can Do” characters, can’t see. He is blind. We spoke about him and his dog, Muggins, in an earlier blog.

Mickey goes to a school where he learns all the things that you learn in your school. The big difference is Mickey reads with his fingers. As he moves his fingers over sets of raised dots on a page, he can read letters and numerals. This kind of reading is called Braille.

Deaf children are children who cannot hear. Since they cannot hear how others speak, it may be difficult for them to speak the way you do. Some deaf children may use their hands to speak. Those who use their hands to speak often attend schools or classes where they learn to use sign language and finger spell the alphabet to talk with their friends and family.