Friday, December 3, 2021

Facts about M&M's and Forrest Mars

May you have a fun filled Friday!!

Joey wants to share some information about M&M’s with you. M&M’s are multi-colored round chocolates with a hard candy coated shell. M&M’s were invented by Forrest Edward Mars Sr. who got the idea from watching soldiers eat round chocolate candies during the Spanish Civil war. The M&M’s plain chocolate candy was first made in 1941 in a factory in Newark, New Jersey. M&M’s were a ration for the Untied States Military.

 

Facts about M&M’s:

1. Forrest Edward Mars Sr., is the son of Frank C. Mars who was the founder of Mars, Inc.

2. While Forrest Mars was in Europe, he worked for Nestle and the Tobler company for a short period of time.

3. The Milky Way was Forrest Mars idea and was produce by his father Frank Mars in 1923.

4. After Forrest Mars graduated high school he went to Yale and then Berkeley where he completed his degree in engineering in 1928.

5. While Forrest Mars was in England in 1933, he created the Mars bar and Maltesers.

6. When Forrest Mars returned to the United States he started his own business and created Uncle Ben’s Rice and the dog food line Pedigree.

7. The M’s on the M&M’s stand for Mars and Murrie. Bruce Murrie was Forrest Mars partner for awhile until Mars bought him out.

8. M&M’s used to be made using Hershey’s chocolate. Peanut M&M’s were first made in 1954.

9. M&M’s were first sold in cardboard tubes similar to the plastic ones we see today.

 

Can you share a fact about M&M’s with us?

 

Books about M&M’s:

1. The M&M's Count to One Hundred Book by Barbara McGrath

2. Mars Family: M&M Mars Candy Makers by Joanne Mattern

3. The M&M's Addition Book by Barbara McGrath

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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Thursday, December 2, 2021

The Nene Goose aka Hawaiian Goose

Happy Thankful Thursday to you!! May your day be full of learning, thankfulness, love, and kindness!

We are on letter Nn of the gratitude alphabet! N is for Nene. What are you thankful for that begins with the letter N?

Jinger is thankful for the Nene Goose. She thinks it is adorable. The Nene also known as the Hawaiian goose is a species of bird that lives in Hawaii. The Nene is Hawaii’s official state bird. The Nene is one of the rarest geese in the world. They are not migratory. They do not fly from island to island. They usually stay within the boundaries of the island where they live.

 

Facts about the Nene:

1. Nene is pronounced nay-nay. The scientific name of the Nene is Branta Sandvicensis.

2. The Nene has a very soft moo sound similar to a cow’s moo but softer. They honk when flying through the air. They Nene is a very chatty kind of goose and when they are all together you can hear them making all kinds of different noises when communicating with each other.

3. The Nene is an herbivore and it eats flowers, grasses, leaves, seeds, and berries. If you are ever in Hawaii, please don’t feed or touch the Nene because it is illegal to do so. The Ohelo berries are one of the Nene’s favorite berries to eat.

4. The Nene is considered a waterfowl, but they rarely ever swim in open waters. If there is a spring, pond, lake, or pool by its nest it will take a swim in it.  

5. The Nene is a medium sized goose and can get as tall as 16 inches and weigh up to 6.5 pounds. The average length of the Nene is between 20-25 inches.

6. You can find the Nene geese in shrublands, pastures, grasslands, active lava areas, and coastal areas.

7. They build their nests in hollows on the ground and it is usually hidden by the grass or other vegetation. They lay around 2 to 5 eggs at a time and the eggs usually hatch 30 days after being laid.

8. A group of Nene are called geese, blizzard, chevron, or plump.

Can you share a fact about the Nene Goose with us?


Get your Nene coloring/worksheet here:

N is for Nene 



Books about Hawaii:

1. The Mystery in Hawaii: The 50th State by Carole Marsh

2. Hawaii's Animals and Wildlife by H. Douglas Pratt

3. My First Hawaiian 200 Picture Word Book by Gerard Aflague

4. Fascinating Facts About Hawaii by Jim Loomis

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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You can get your parent's permission to google the 
Nene Goose and see how beautiful they are!


Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Styluses and Tablets

Happy Weird and Wacky Wednesday! 

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

Joey wants to know if you knew that the Stylus and Tablet have been around for a very long time? A weird but true fact! The first stylus and tablet date all the way back to the ancient Mesopotamian time period. Cuneiform is a writing system that was developed by the Ancient Mesopotamians. They would use a stylus which was made of reed to scratch writing into their clay tablets. Reed is similar to a stick. One end of their stylus had a sharp point for writing and the other end had a flat end to scratch off the writing if they made a mistake. How cool is that? Our technology sure has advanced over the years and has become much easier to use.

 

Facts about the Stylus and Tablets:

1. The plural noun of stylus is styli or styluses.

2. A reed stylus was a writing tool that was used by the scribes of ancient Mesopotamians. Scribes were very important people who were trained to write using cuneiform so they could record important stuff on their tablets with their styluses.

3. Tablets in the ancient times were made from clay, stone, wax paper, parchment, or papyrus.

4. Ancient Styluses were made from reed, iron, bronze, or bone.

5. The Ancient Roman's called their writing tablets a diptych. A diptych was similar to a book. It had a hinge that allowed the writing tablet to fold so it could protect the writing on the waxed surfaces of the paper.  

6. A Tabula was a wax tablet used by the Ancient Romans for writing.

7. Cuneiform is the oldest form of writing and it dates back to around 3200 BCE.

There is a bible verse that states that everything we have has already been. Read it here... “That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and GOD requireth that which is past”-Ecclesiastes 3:15

 

Can you share a fact with us about the ancient or today’s styluses and writing tablets?

 

Books about Cuneiform and Ancient writing:

1. Sumerian Mythology: History for kids: by Dinobibi Publishing

2. Cuneiform: Ancient Scripts by Irving Finkel

3. Children's Encyclopedia of Ancient History: by Philip Steele

4. Ox, House, Stick: by Don Robb

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 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!


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

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