Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Honey Bee Facts

Today is Trivia Tuesday!! 

Happy Tuesday to you!! 

May your day be terrific!!


Who is ready for some trivia and learning? Which is not a type of Honey Bee found in a hive? (A.) Queen, (B.) Wasp, (C.) Drone, or (D.) Worker.


Joey wants to tell you a little about the hard-working Honey Bees! Did you know that the Honey Bee has five eyes and six legs? The two big eyes on the Honey Bee are called compound eyes and they are on both sides of its head and the other three eyes are called ocelli eyes and they are on the center of the Honey Bee’s head. A Honey Bee has three body sections: The head, thorax, and abdomen. The thorax is the midsection of a Honey Bee and that is where its six legs are attached.

 

Facts about the Honey Bee:

1. Honey Bees have two pairs of (4) wings. The wings are attached to the thorax. The two forewings are larger than the two hindwings. Their wings are made out of a material called chitin. Honey Bees use their wings to cool the temperature down in the hives and of course for flying to collect pollen to make honey!

2. Honey Bees live in large groups called colonies. The colonies (hives) consist of three kinds of adult bees: drones, worker bees, and a queen bee. There are hundreds of drone bees. A drone bee is a male Honey Bee. The role of the drone bee is to mate with the queen bee. There are over 20,000 plus worker bees. The worker bees are female. The role of the worker bee is to take care of the young bees and the queen bee. They also clean and make the hive bigger. They hunt for food and bring it back to the hive. They make the honey. Worker bees work hard.

3. Drone bees are not capable of stinging. Some people are allergic to bees. Bees can sting you so be careful around them. It is best not to go near them unless you know what you are doing. When a bee loses its stinger, it will die.

4. Bees can fly about 20 (MPH) miles per hour.

5. A Queen Bee can lay over 2500 eggs per day. When the queen bee lays eggs the Worker Bees choose about 15 to 20 of the fertilized eggs and the Worker Bees feed the larva royal jelly and whichever larva matures the quickest will become a queen bee.

6. Worker Bees make honey by flying to hundreds of flowers a day to get nectar. They hold the nectar in their stomach which is called a honey sac. Worker bees have two stomachs one for food and one for storing nectar until they return to their hive. They also have hairs on their hind legs (pollen basket) that allow them to carry pollen on them. When the worker bees return home the pollen is used to feed the larva and the rest is stored until used. The nectar is used to make the honey. The worker bees pass the nectar to the younger worker bees who chew the nectar for a while and then it is stored in the honeycomb where it will become honey.

7. Bees are very important to humans because they pollinate our food crops. Pollination is where bees or other insects move pollen from one plant to another. The pollen fertilizes the plant and the plant is able to produce vegetables, fruits, and seeds because of the pollination. Give a big thanks to the Honey Bees and other insects that move pollen from one plant to another.

8. There are over 18,000 species of bees in the world and over 3500 of them come from the United States.

 

Can you share a Honey Bee fact with us?

 

Books about Honey Bees:

1. The Way of the Hive: A Honey Bee's Story by Jay Hosler

2. The Life and Times of the Honeybee by Charles Micucci

3. Flight of the Honey Bee by Raymond Huber

4. The Secret Life of Bees: by Moira Butterfield

Parents make sure all books are child friendly before reading them to your child/children.

 

I have written 4 children’s books so far. My 15-year-old daughter illustrated two of them and will illustrate all the rest of them in the series. Two of them are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target, Walmart, and Books A Million. 

1. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT DAYCARE

2. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT MEMAW’S

3. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! THE MISSING TEDDY BEAR coming soon!!

4. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! LOST AT THE ZOO coming soon in 2022!!

 

Thank you for reading my post!

 

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Monday, November 29, 2021

Magnifying Glass

Happy Magnifying Monday!! 

May your day be Magnificent!!

Joey wants to know if you have ever used a magnifying glass to look at stuff? A magnifying glass makes everything appear much bigger than what it is. Joey likes to look at ants with a magnifying glass. A magnifying glass is a lens that has a handle on it so you can hold it in your hand and look through it and be able to see the fine tiny details on stuff. A magnifying glass can make an object appear 2 to 3 times bigger. They have ones that can make objects as big as 5 to 10 times bigger. Roger Bacon invented the magnifying glass. The first time the magnifying glass was mentioned as being used was in 1268.


Facts about the magnifying glass:

1. A magnifying glass is a convex lens that is made of glass or plastic. Convex lenses are used in eyeglasses, telescopes, projectors, cameras, and microscopes. The human eye even has a convex lens. A convex lens is usually thinner at the edges and thicker in the center. Convex lenses are used to bring distant light rays to a focus in your eyes. It helps make things appear bigger and more focused.

2. Magnifying glasses come in lots of different styles and sizes.

3. Magnifying glasses are used as vision aids. They help people see better.

4. A loupe is a small magnification device that is used to see very small details more closely. It magnifies things better than a magnifying glass.

5. Scientists use magnifying lenses to study tiny germs and tiny insects. People use magnifying lenses to study stamps and coins.

6. You can look at a butterfly with a magnifying glass to see all its beautiful details.

You can help your child’s critical thinking and fine motor skills by letting them use a magnifying glass to let them see things they haven’t seen up close before like a tiny ant or other small insects.

 

Can you share a fact about magnifying glasses with us?

 

Books about magnifying glasses:

1. I Use Science Tools by Kelli Hicks

2. Glasses by Rosa France

3. Our Eyes Can See by Jodi Wheeler-Toppen

4. Bugs Up Close: A Magnified Look by John Hallmen

Parents make sure books are child friendly before reading them to your child/children.

 

I have written 4 children’s books so far. My 15-year-old daughter illustrated two of them and will illustrate all the rest of them in the series. Two of them are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target, Walmart, and Books A Million. 

1. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT DAYCARE

2. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT MEMAW’S

3. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! THE MISSING TEDDY BEAR coming soon!!

4. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! LOST AT THE ZOO coming soon in 2022!!

 

Thank you for reading my post!

 

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Friday, November 26, 2021

Firefly Facts

Happy Firefly Friday!! 

May your day be magical!!

Joey and Jinger love Fireflies also known as lightening bugs! How many of you love the firefly and their magical lights? It is such a magical and mystifying sight to see a field of fireflies lighting up the dark night. Did you know they are in the beetle family? There are over 1800 different types of lightening bugs. Fireflies use their light to communicate with other fireflies. The firefly gets the light on its abdomen from a chemical reaction caused by a compound called luciferin.


What is your favorite type of insect?

 

Facts about the Firefly:

1. The eggs from a firefly glow. The adult firefly lays its egg in moist soil near streams or ponds, and under leaves or mulch.

2. Fireflies prefer hot humid climates and can be found near open fields, outside of the forest, and near water sources like ponds and lakes.

3. Fireflies can be found on almost every continent in the world except Antarctica.

4. Not all species of the firefly glow.

5. Most fireflies come out during the hot humid summer months from May to November depending on the area they are in. There is one North American firefly species that is active in the winter. It is called the winter firefly.

6. Adult fireflies eat water, nectar, pollen, or other fireflies. Firefly larvae eat worms, slugs, and snails. Some fireflies don’t eat at all due to their short life span.

7. Fireflies from different species glow in different colors such as: yellow, orange, green, and greenish-yellow. If you are lucky enough to live in Asheville North Carolina you may be able to spot a rare firefly known as the Blue Ghost Firefly, but you have to be quick; they only appear for two to four weeks in the summer. The Blue Ghost Firefly glows a blue color with white hues and can stay glowing for up to a minute.

8. Fireflies are beneficial to humans because scientist study the fireflies rare chemicals luciferin and luciferase. The two rare chemicals are used in research on different diseases humans can have.

 

Can you share a fact about fireflies with us?

 

Books about fireflies:

1. Fireflies in the Night by Judy Hawes

2. Next Time You See a Firefly by Emily Morgan

3. It's a Firefly Night by Dianne Ochiltree

4. Fly, Firefly by Shana Keller

Parents make sure books are child friendly before reading them to your child/children.

 

 

I have written 4 children’s books so far. My 15-year-old daughter illustrated two of them and will illustrate all the rest of them in the series. Two of them are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target, Walmart, and Books A Million. 

1. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT DAYCARE

2. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT MEMAW’S

3. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! THE MISSING TEDDY BEAR coming soon!!

4. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! LOST AT THE ZOO coming soon in 2022!!

 

Thank you for reading my post!


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Thursday, November 25, 2021

Moon Facts

Happy Thankful Thursday!! 

Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving filled with lots of love, family, friends, and good food!! Enjoy your day and don’t forget to be grateful!


We are on letter Mm of the gratitude alphabet! M is for Moon.


WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL THAT BEGINS WITH THE LETTER M?

Joey is thankful for the Moon! Did you know that the moon is why we have tides (waves) in the ocean? Yes, it is called the Tidal Force. With Earth’s gravity, the sun, and the gravitational pull from the moon the high and low tides are created.


Facts about the Moon:

1. Earth’s gravitational pull holds the moon in place.

2. If you look at the moon you can see the surface of the moon has light and dark spots. The dark areas on the moon are young plains called Maria which is Latin for seas. Those dark areas are seas of solidified (dried) lava. The light areas on the moon’s surface are mountains called Highlands.

3. The Moon is Earth’s one and only natural satellite. A natural satellite is when a smaller body (the moon) orbits around a larger body (the earth). It takes about one month for the moon to orbit around earth. While the moon is orbiting the earth the earth is orbiting the sun. The moon is a satellite object not a planet.

4. There is water (ice) on the moon and that water (ice) is called Lunar Water!

5. The moon has moonquakes just like the earth has earthquakes, but the moonquakes aren’t as strong as the earthquakes. A moonquake can last up to 2 minutes sometimes longer.

6. One day on the moon is about 29 earth days.

7. The moon does not have seasons like earth does.

8. Lunar dust also called moon dust is soil on the moon’s surface.

Can you share a fact about the moon with us?

 

Books about the moon:

1. I Am the Moon: by Rebecca McDonald

2. Moon! Earth's Best Friend by Stacy McAnulty

3. So That's How the Moon Changes Shape! by Allan Fowler

4. What is the Moon? by Katie Daynes

Parents make sure books are child friendly before reading them to your child/children.


Get your moon coloring worksheet by clicking here:

M is for Moon


I have written 4 children’s books so far. My 15-year-old daughter illustrated two of them and will illustrate all the rest of them in the series. Two of them are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target, Walmart, and Books A Million. 

1. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT DAYCARE

2. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT MEMAW’S

3. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! THE MISSING TEDDY BEAR coming soon!!

4. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! LOST AT THE ZOO coming soon in 2022!!

 

Thank you for reading my post!


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Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Sloth Facts and Books

Happy Weird and Wacky Wednesday!! 

May your day be whimsical!!

Jinger wants to tell you about Sloths!! Sloths are very slow when they move, but they are super cute!! Did you know that without the Extinct Giant Ground Sloth we would not have avocados today? Yep, that is correct!! If you love avocados then we owe thanks to the extinct Ground Giant Sloths. They were one of a few mammals that could swallow a whole avocado and then the seed would come out in their waste. Where ever they traveled to they would leave seeds and those seeds would turn into beautiful avocado trees. 

How cool is that?


What is your favorite type of animal?


Facts about sloths:

1. Sloths may be slow, but they sure are strong! Sloths are about 3 times as strong as an average human. Sloths have very strong arms!

2. Sloths are mostly nocturnal. Sloths have very poor vision and can only see in black and white which means they are color blind. They can’t see anything at all in bright lights, and they can barely see anything in dim lights.

3. Sloths spend most of their time in trees. Sometimes they take a break from the trees and go for a swim. Sloths can move faster in the water than they can on land. They can hold their breath up to 40 minutes underwater. Sloths are super incredible mammals.

4. Sloths have four stomachs; a large four chamber stomach. It can take a sloth up to 1 month to digest a meal. Sloths have the slowest digestion time of any mammal.

5. Sloths live on average about 20 years in the wild and up to 50 years in captivity.

6. Sloths are classified as herbivores, but on occasion they have been known to eat bird eggs, lizards, fruits, and insect. Their main diet consists of leaves, twigs, flowers, and buds.

7. Sloths live the rain forests of Central and South America.

8. There are six species of sloths and they are divided into two groups; the two-toed or three-toed sloth.

 

Can you share a fact about sloths with us?

 

Books about sloths:

1. Sensory Seeking Sloth: by Jennifer Jones

2. Sloths (Nature's Children) by Josh Gregory

3. A Little Book of Sloth by Lucy Cooke

4. Sloan the Sloth Loves Being Different: by Misty Black

Parents make sure books are child friendly before reading them to your child/children.

 

I have written 4 children’s books so far. My 15-year-old daughter illustrated two of them and will illustrate all the rest of them in the series. Two of them are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target, Walmart, and Books A Million. 

1. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT DAYCARE

2. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT MEMAW’S

3. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! THE MISSING TEDDY BEAR coming soon!!

4. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! LOST AT THE ZOO coming soon in 2022!!

 

Thank you for reading my post!


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Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Kangaroo Facts

Guess what today is?? 

Yep, it is trivia Tuesday!! Happy Trivia Tuesday to you!! May your day be terrific and filled with lots of learning!!


Joey wants to ask you a trivia question… Can a kangaroo jump higher than the Empire State Building?  Leave a comment with your answer.

Did you know that Kangaroos have very strong hind legs and they jump almost everywhere they go? They use their tail to help them jump higher. Their tail acts as a fifth leg. They can also walk on all four feet if they have too, but they prefer to hop!!

 

Facts about kangaroos:

1. Kangaroos are often referred to as roos. A female kangaroo is called a flyer, doe or Jill. A male kangaroo is called a boomer, buck or Jack. A baby kangaroo is called a Joey! A group of kangaroos is called a mob or a troop.

2. Kangaroos can swim but they can’t walk backwards.

3. There are four species of kangaroos; the Antilopine kangaroo (Macropus antilopinus), the Eastern grey kangaroo (Macropus giganteus), the Red kangaroo (Macropus rufus), and the Western grey kangaroo (Macropus fuliginosus).

4. Most kangaroos are herbivores. They eat plants, flowers, grasses, moss, and some insects.

5. Kangaroos can cover up to 25 feet or more in one leap and they can jump straight up to 6 feet high.

6. Kangaroos can weigh up to 200 pounds and be as tall as 7 feet. Kangaroos are the world’s largest marsupials. The Red kangaroo is the largest of the different types of kangaroos.

7. Kangaroos live in Australia and New Guinea.

8. Kangaroos can live up to 10 years in the wild and up to 25 years in captivity.

 

Can you share a fact about kangaroos with us?  

 

Books about kangaroos:

1. Kangaroos (Amazing Animals) by Kate Riggs

2. Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too? by Eric Carle

3. Jump, Kangaroo, Jump! (MathStart 3) by Stuart Murphy

4. Kangaroos for Kids by Judith Lehne

5. Never Touch a Kangaroo! by Stuart Lynch

6. Kylie Kangaroo's Karate Kickers by Barbara deRubertis

Parents be sure books are child friendly before reading them to your child/children.

 

I have written 4 children’s books so far. My 15-year-old daughter illustrated two of them and will illustrate all the rest of them in the series. Two of them are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target, Walmart, and Books A Million. 

1. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT DAYCARE

2. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT MEMAW’S

3. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! THE MISSING TEDDY BEAR coming soon!!

4. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! LOST AT THE ZOO coming soon in 2022!!

 

Thank you for reading my post!


Check out my printable coloring pages and worksheets! Thanksgiving and Christmas coloring sheets now available!

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Monday, November 22, 2021

Mice Facts

Happy Mousy Monday!!

May your day be filled with lots of learning and fascinating stuff!!

Today is a great day to learn!! Learning is good for the brain. You are never too old to learn new things! Keep your brain healthy and learn something new every day!

Joey wants to tell you a little about mice. Some people have mice as pets. Mice are very fascinating little creatures, but they can also be pesky little critters. Winter is approaching fast and mice try to find warm places to live. Mice can squeeze through very tiny holes or other openings in your home by flattening out their bodies. Mice have a collapsible ribcage which makes their ribs able to flex much more than any other mammal and that is how they are able to fit through tiny holes and other small openings.

I think mice are adorable, but I don’t like sharing a home with them!! Do you like mice?

 

Facts about mice:

1. Mice do not have good eyesight, but once they learn how to maneuver through an area, they never forget it.

2. Mice have excellent hearing and a very good sense of smell.

3. Mice communicate by squeaking, chirping, and singing to other mice. They also use their noses, ears, and bodies to communicate.

4. Mice are excellent climbers and they can jump up to 12 inches or more!

5. Mice are nocturnal critters. They do not like bright lights.

6. Mice are omnivores. They eat plants and other animals.

7. Mice love to chew and gnaw on stuff because their teeth never stop growing. In order to keep their teeth from growing too long they have to grind their teeth on tough foods, and chew and gnaw on other stuff.

8. Mice have a good memory. They can remember their way in and out of homes. They can remember their family.

 

Can you share a fact about mice with us?

 

Books about mice:

1. Pet Mice - Your Pet Mouse Happy Care Guide by Ben Little

2. The Kitten Who Thought He Was a Mouse by Miriam Norton

3. The Mouse in the House by Dori Bush

4. National Geographic Readers: Squeak! by Rose Davidson

Parents make sure books are child friendly before reading them to your child/children.

 

I have written 4 children’s books so far. My 15-year-old daughter illustrated two of them and will illustrate all the rest of them in the series. Two of them are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target, Walmart, and Books A Million. 

1. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT DAYCARE

2. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT MEMAW’S

3. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! THE MISSING TEDDY BEAR coming soon!!

4. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! LOST AT THE ZOO coming soon in 2022!!

 

Thank you for reading my post!


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Sunday, November 21, 2021

JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT MEMAW’S VIDEO


 Meet Joey McAllister! He is an adorable child who loves to help out whenever he can. He loves to save the day the Joey way. Follow him on his adventures. JOEY SAVES THR DAY! AT MEMAW’S is a book the whole family will love. Get your copy today on Amazon or Barnes and Noble. 

 


Friday, November 19, 2021

Pink Flamingo Facts

Happy Flamingo Friday!! 

May your day be fabulous!

Jinger wants to tell you about the fascinating Pink Flamingos. Do you know why Flamingos are different shades of pink, red, or orange? Their coloring all depends on their location and the food they eat. They are born a dull white or gray color and turn pink because of what they eat. Their diet consists of algae, small insects, plants, plankton, shrimps, and tiny crustaceans. Their pink coloring comes from the beta carotene in the food they eat.

 

What is your favorite type of bird?

 

Facts about Pink Flamingos:

1. There are six Flamingo species. The six species include the Greater Flamingo, the Chilean Flamingo, the Lesser Flamingo, the Andean Flamingo, the Puna (James’s) Flamingo, and the Caribbean (American) Flamingo. Four of the Flamingo species are found throughout the Americas and the Caribbeans and the other two species are native to Europe, Asia, and Africa.  

2. Pink Flamingos can weigh up to 8 pounds and can get up to 5 feet tall.

3. Pink Flamingos live in large shallow lakes and lagoons. They build their nests out of mud along the waterways.

4. Flamingos sleep with their heads on their backs and standing on one leg. They can sleep standing up or lying down.

5. Pink Flamingos eat with their head upside down. They place their head in the water upside down and sweep their bill side to side until they get food.

6. A group/flock of Flamingos are called a flamboyance. A baby Flamingo is called a hatchling, chick, or chicklet. Adult Flamingos are referred to as male or female Flamingos.

7. A Pink Flamingo can live up to 30 years in the wild and up to 50 years in captivity.

8. Flamingos can fly up to 370 miles a night at a speed of up to 37 miles per hour! They fly mostly at night to avoid predators.

 

Can you share a fact about Pink Flamingos with us?

 

Books about Pink Flamingos:

1. Flamingos by Victoria Blakemore

2. Flamingo Activity Book for Kids: by Activity Slayer

3. Facts About the Flamingo by Lisa Strattin

4. Flora and the Flamingo by Molly Idle

6. Sylvie: The Colorful Flamingo by Jennifer Sattler

 

I have written 4 children’s books so far. My 15-year-old daughter illustrated two of them and will illustrate all the rest of them in the series. Two of them are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target, Walmart, and Books A Million. 

1. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT DAYCARE

2. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT MEMAW’S

3. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! THE MISSING TEDDY BEAR coming soon!!

4. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! LOST AT THE ZOO coming soon in 2022!!

 

Thank you for reading my post!


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Thursday, November 18, 2021

Facts About Leaves

Happy Thankful Thursday to you!! May you have a thankful and fun filled day!

We are on letter Ll of the gratitude alphabet! L is for leaf.

What are you thankful that begins with the letter L?

Joey is thankful for leaves. He loves when all the leaves fall off of the trees so he can jump in the big piles of them when his parents rake them up. Leaves provide food and air to assist a plant in staying healthy. Did you know that it is not good to rake leaves up? You should mulch them up and just let them rot into the ground. It is healthy for the soil and the environment. Leaves also help make the oxygen that we breathe. Leaves are very important to us and our environment.

Do you love to jump into big piles of leaves? 

 

Facts about leaves:

1. Leaves are the most important part of the plant. The main function of a leaf is to provide food for the plant. This is done by photosynthesis. Photosynthesis is the process by which plants use sunlight, carbon dioxide, chlorophyll, and water to make their own food.

2. Trees are a plant and they have many leaves.

3. Leaves make great fertilizer for your gardens.

4. Leaves are also referred to as foliage.

5. Leaves on trees also provide shade on hot days.

6. Deciduous trees lose their leaves every autumn and in the spring the leaves grow back. In the autumn the leaves are beautiful colors of yellow, gold, orange, and red. Then the leaves turn brown and fall off the tree.

 

Can you share a fact about leaves with us?

 

Books about leaves:

1. Trees, Leaves, Flowers and Seeds: by DK

2. Trees, Leaves & Bark by Diane Burns

3. Leaves by David Stein

4. Look What I Did with a Leaf! by Morteza Sohi

5. Summer Green to Autumn Gold: by Mia Posada

6. My Leaf Collection: Activity Book by Nature Discovery

Parents make sure books are child friendly before reading them to your child/children.

 

Get your printable leaf coloring/worksheet here:

L is for Leaf worksheet

 

I have written 4 children’s books so far. My 15-year-old daughter illustrated two of them and will illustrate all the rest of them in the series. Two of them are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target, Walmart, and Books A Million. 

1. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT DAYCARE

2. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT MEMAW’S

3. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! THE MISSING TEDDY BEAR coming soon!!

4. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! LOST AT THE ZOO coming soon in 2022!!

 

Check out my printable coloring pages and worksheets! Thanksgiving and Christmas coloring sheets now available!

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Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Rainbow Eucalyptus tree

Happy Weird and Wonderful Wednesday!! 

May your day be awesome and filled with lots of learning!

Have you ever heard of the Rainbow Eucalyptus Trees? I did not know they existed until last night. They are very beautiful. Jinger loves the trees and wants to tell you a little about them.

Rainbow Eucalyptus trees grow mainly in New Guinea, the South East Asian islands, the Philippines, and Indonesia. The Rainbow Eucalyptus tree thrives best in tropical forests that get a lot of rain. You can also find Rainbow Eucalyptus trees in Hawaii, Florida, Texas, and southern portions of California where the climate is frost free. They can grow up to 200 feet tall and the trunk of the tree can reach a diameter of up to 8 feet wide!! That is tall and wide!!

 

Facts about the Rainbow Eucalyptus tree:

1. The Rainbow Eucalyptus tree is also known as the Mindanao gum tree and the Bagras Eucalyptus.

2. The wood from the trees is commonly used for making paper and building supplies.

3. The Rainbow Eucalyptus tree will not grow in cold climates.

4. The Rainbow Eucalyptus tree can grow about 3 feet or more per year.

5. Koala Bears love eating the fragrant leaves from the tree.

6. When the beautiful colorful Rainbow Eucalyptus sheds its bark it looks similar to a colored pencil being sharpened. As it sheds its bark it reveals first a green colored bark and over time it ages into many different colors such as shades of blue, orange, purple, reds, yellows, and brown.

7. Rainbow Eucalyptus trees are sometimes planted in areas that have a lot of swampy areas to help keep the mosquitos and other insects away.

8. The spear shaped leaves on a Rainbow Eucalyptus tree can be as long as 6 inches and up to 4 inches wide. The tree also grows clusters of small white flowers.

Google the Rainbow Eucalyptus tree and see how beautifully designed these trees are!! 

 

What is your favorite kind of tree?

 

Books about Rainbows and trees:

1. One Day in the Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Tree by Daniel Bernstrom

2. The Rainbow Tree by Leon Shargel

3. Trees, Leaves & Bark by Diane Burns

4. The Legend of the Singing Rainbow Gum Tree by Taryn Klanot

5. The Hidden Rainbow by Christie Matheson

6. A Tree Is a Plant by Clyde Bulla

Parents be sure books are child friendly before reading them to your child/children.

 

I have written 4 children’s books so far. My 15-year-old daughter illustrated two of them and will illustrate all the rest of them in the series. Two of them are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target, Walmart, and Books A Million. 

1. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT DAYCARE

2. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT MEMAW’S

3. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! THE MISSING TEDDY BEAR coming soon!!

4. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! LOST AT THE ZOO coming soon in 2022!!

 

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Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Ocean Trivia

Happy Trivia Tuesday!! 

May your day be terrific!!


Do you like Trivia and learning? Learning is good for you and trivia is fun!!

Joey wants to know if you know what the largest ocean in the world is?

Did you know that there is only one ocean and it is called the Global Ocean and it is a very large continuous body of salt water? The Global Ocean is broken down into five basins/oceans: The Arctic, Atlantic, Indian, Pacific, and Southern Oceans. The Ocean covers more than 70% of the earth’s surface. Did you know that because of how vast our ocean is only about 5% of the world’s ocean has been explored?

 

Facts about the oceans:

1. There are volcanoes and mountains on the ocean floor.

2. The biggest animal in the ocean is the Blue Whale.

3. The Mid Ocean Ridge is the largest chain of underwater mountains.

4. Scientist estimate that at least 50% to 70% of oxygen production on Earth is produced from the ocean.

5. There are over 220,000 different species of living creatures living in the ocean and millions more that have not been discovered or studied yet.

6. The Arctic Ocean is the smallest of the five oceans. The Pacific Ocean is the biggest of the five oceans.

7. The ocean is so deep that in many places light can’t reach the bottom. The ocean is always in motion.

8. The Great Barrier Reef is one of the largest structures on Earth and it is located in the Coral Sea which is in the Pacific Ocean. It is one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the Earth. It is the world’s largest coral reef system. It is located off the coast of Queensland, Australia.

9. There is about 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic waste in the ocean. Please don’t litter or pollute on the beaches. Help keep them clean for our future generation!

 

Can you share a fact about oceans with us?

 

Books about the oceans:

1. Explore Earth's Five Oceans by Bobbie Kalman

2. Ocean Anatomy: by Julia Rothman

3. The Fascinating Ocean Book for Kids: by Bethanie Hestermann

4. All the Way to the Ocean by Joel Harper

Parents make sure books are child friendly before reading them to your child/children.

 

I have written 4 children’s books so far. My 15-year-old daughter illustrated two of them and will illustrate all the rest of them in the series. Two of them are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target, Walmart, and Books A Million. 

1. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT DAYCARE

2. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT MEMAW’S

3. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! THE MISSING TEDDY BEAR coming soon!!

4. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! LOST AT THE ZOO coming soon in 2022!!

 

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Facts about Glass frogs

Happy weird and wacky Wednesday!! May your day be wonderful!! Have you ever heard about the glass frog? Joey wants to tell you about the g...