Thursday, February 24, 2022

Facts about Yurts

Happy thankful Thursday to you!! 

May you have a terrific day!

Today and every day is a good day to count all your blessings that you have been given! Be sure to give thanks for all of those blessing and the lessons that turn into blessings!

We are on letter Yy of the gratitude alphabet. Y is for Yurt!  What are you thankful for that begins with the letter Y?

Jinger is grateful for yurts. She thinks they are neat! Do you know what a yurt is? Yurts have been around for thousands of years in Central Asia. A Yurt is kind of like a tent but only round. Nomads use yurts instead of living in a home because yurts are easy to take down and move to a new location. Yurts are still used today. People can take a vacation and stay in a yurt. That would be a fun experience! It would be like camping out in the woods in a tent. Have you ever stayed in a yurt?

 

Facts about Yurts:

1. Another name for a yurt is ger. A ger is just like a yurt. A ger is the older traditional style of yurt. The Mongolian people call a yurt a ger.

2. Yurts were originally used by people living in Mongolia, Siberia, and Turkey.

3. Yurts are easier to heat than a square house is. Yurts can keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer with the right equipment. There is usually a fireplace in the middle of the yurt for heating and cooking.

4. It can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 4 hours to set up a yurt depending on the size of the yurt and how many people are helping you put it together.

 

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 Y is for Yurt



Books about Yurts/Gers:

1. Story of the Mongolian Tent House by Dashdondog Jamba

2. Practical Yurts: by Steven Hatch

3. Wonderful Houses Around the World by Yoshio Komatsu

4. A Place Called Home: by Kate Baker

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Thursday, February 17, 2022

Facts about X-rays

Happy thankful Thursday!! 

May you have a terrific day!

Today and every day is a good day to count all the blessings you have been giving and be sure to give thanks for all of those blessing! 


BE KIND! BE THANKFUL! BE HAPPY! 


We are on letter Xx of the gratitude alphabet. X is for X-ray!  What are you thankful for that begins with the letter X?

Did you know that the X in X-ray stands for unknown? Just like the X in math means that the value is not yet known! Joey wants to tell you about the X-ray and who discovered it! X-ray machines take pictures of your skeletal system! An Xray is a good way to determine if your bone has been fractured. On November 8, 1895 Wilhelm Roentgen discovered the X-ray! William Roentgen was a German scientist. Nikola Tesla actually discovered the X-ray, but he gives full credit to Wilhelm Roentgen.

 

Facts about the Xray:

1. X-rays allow us to see into space. Telescopes that can detect X-rays have been launched into space making it easy for scientist to see our solar system.

2. X-rays have helped scientist to detect the structure of DNA.

3. X-rays were used to treat tuberculosis.

4. An X-ray allows doctors to be able to see your lungs, bones, teeth, and other body structures. They can even use X-rays on animals and paintings.

5. An X-ray machine was introduced to the public in the 1904 World’s Fair.

6. Many airports use X-rays to screen luggage.

7. In the 1940’s some shoe stores used an X-ray machine to help fit people with the correct size shoes. X-ray machines were also used as an attraction in traveling fairs, circuses, and carnivals.

8. X-rays are electromagnetic radiation. It is an energy that is capable of passing through certain objects.

9. Here is a list of some medical X-ray imaging in alphabetical order:

Computed Tomography- can see the internal organs of the body.

Dental cone beam Computed Tomography- can produce 3D images of teeth and other stuff in the mouth

Fluoroscopy- can show real time images of internal, organs, and tissues of the body, while moving through the machine.

Mammography- this form of X-ray can detect breast cancer.

Radiography- X-rays that can see bones, tissues, and other bodily structure.

 

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X is for X-ray

 

Books about X-rays:

1. Andy's X-ray: by Wendy Hall

2. Jessica's X-Ray by Pat Zonta

3. Inside Your Outside: by Tish Rabe

4. X-Ray Machines by Joanne Mattern

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Monday, February 14, 2022

Happy Valentine's Day!

 Happy Valentine's Day!! 

Spread love and kindness every where you go today! It is good to be loving and kind hearted every day! May your day be awesome!! 




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Valentine's Day coloring sheet


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1. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT DAYCARE

2. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT MEMAW’S

3. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! THE MISSING TEDDY BEAR

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

 

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Thursday, February 10, 2022

Facts about watches

Happy thankful Thursday to you!! May your day be terrific!!

We are on letter Ww of the gratitude alphabet. W is for watch! What are you thankful for that begins with the letter W?

Joey is grateful for watches!! He loves to wear one on his wrist! He likes to practice telling what time it is! Do you wear a watch? Did you know that watches have been around for many years? The very first watch was made in about 1505 by a man named Peter Henlein. The name of the watch that Peter Henlein made is called the Pomander Watch! It is not a wrist watch. It has a spherical shape to it and it can sit on a table or I guess people may have carried it in their pockets so they would know what time it was. Watches have evolved over the years. We went from intricately made spherical shaped watches to smartwatches made by Apple. The world we live in is so amazing!! Don’t forget to give thanks for the many wonderful creations/inventions people have made over the years!

 

Do you wear a watch?

 

Facts about watches:

1. Watches are known as timepieces. There are many different types of watches. Here are some types of watches in alphabetical order:

Analog Watch- an analog watch has a clock face consisting of numbers, an hour hand, a minute hand, and sometimes a seconds hand.

Automatic Watch- requires winding of the watch for it to work.

Digital Watch- displays numbers on an LED/LCD watch face.

Diving Watch- this watch is designed for underwater use. In 1926 the first waterproof watch was made.

Dress Watch- is designed for business attire, a fancy date, wedding, or maybe you just want to wear a fancy watch.

Quartz Watch- contains a small battery so it can generate an electric current that is regulated by a tiny quartz crystal.

2. Peter Henlein also made the first pocket watch in about 1510! Peter Henlein was a German watch maker. Men used to carry pocket watches in their pockets, but before they started to carry them in their pockets, they wore them on chains around their necks or attached to their clothing. Pocket watches aren’t used much today.

3. The first wrist watch was made by a man named Patek Philippe around 1868. He was a Swiss watch maker. Some people say that the first wrist watch was actually made around 1810 by a man named Abraham Louis Breguet. Abraham Breguet made a wrist watch for the Queen of Naples. Wrist watches were first made for women.

4. The oldest Swiss manufacturer of luxury watches is Vacheron & Constantin. It was founded in 1755 by Jean-Marc Vacheron and is still around today! It is located in Geneva Switzerland.

5. Apple first introduced its smartwatch in 2015. In 2021 there was an estimated 100 million smartwatches in use!!

 

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W is for Watch

 

 

Books about watches:

1. 100 Years of Vintage Watches: by Dean Judy

2. Clocks and More Clocks by Pat Hutchins

3. Telling Time Activity Workbook: by Carol Miller

4. Learn To Tell Time Preschool Workbook: by Ann Bishop

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Thursday, February 3, 2022

Violin Facts

Happy thankful Thursday!! 

May you have an amazing day!

Today and every day is a good day to count all the blessings you have been giving and be sure to give thanks for all of those blessing!

We are on letter Vv of the gratitude alphabet. V is for Violin!  What are you thankful for that begins with the letter V?

Jinger is thankful for the violin!! She loves to play the violin!! Jinger wants to tell you about the violin. Did you know that the violin has been around for many years? In fact, it has been around for over 500 years!! Through the years instruments were made that were similar to the violin. They were just different shapes with different amounts of strings on them. The modern 4 string violin and the shape we have today was made sometime in the 1500’s. Gasparo da Salò was one of the earliest violin makers in Italy. He made violas, double basses, violins, and many other instruments. During the same time period Andrea Amati perfected the modern violin and its shape!

 

What is your favorite musical instrument?

 

Facts about the violin:

1. The violin comes from the string family. In the violin family of musical instruments there is the violin, cello, double bass, and the viola. All of these instruments are played with a bow or by plucking the strings.

2. The double bass is the biggest instrument in the violin family. The average double bass stands about 6 feet tall. The violin is the smallest instrument in the string family/violin family. The violin comes in different sizes. There are about seven (7) different sizes of violins. They come in youth and adult sizes.

3. Spruce wood is the most used type of wood to make a violin. Other types of wood used in making violins are maple, willow, and rosewood.

4. The standard violin has four strings on it. The strings are A, E, D, and G. Some violins have more than four strings on them.

5. Violins and fiddles are the same instrument. There are some differences such as the setup of the violin and the type of music being played on it.

 

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Get your free printable violin worksheet here:   V is for Violin

 

Books about violins:

1. Best Beginning Violin Book for Kids: by Mr. Larry Newman

2. My First Violin Fun Book: by Mr. Larry Newman

3. Learning the Violin, Book One: by Cassia Harvey

4. A Violin for Elva by Mary Ray

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3. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! THE MISSING TEDDY BEAR

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

 

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Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Happy February 1st!

 


May your February bring you much love, happiness, and success! May all your days be filled with learning, good health, thankfulness, and kindness!! 


Have a beautiful February!







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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 very soon!!

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

 

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Facts about Minnesota

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