Welcome to the Classroom Daily!

Teachers: use these daily prompts and questions in your morning meeting or when you need a brain break.

    January 19, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #170:
    Over one million Earths could fit inside the sun.

    Learn more about the solar system in this video from Peekaboo Kidz!

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

    Word of the Day

    Lallygag:
    Spend your time not doing much at all.

    For more: write a paragraph using the word lallygag!

    Math Problem of the Day

    A giant marshmallow is rolling through town. The marshmallow passes 139 buildings per hour. If it rolls for 12 hours straight, how many buildings will it pass?

    Answers

    Brain Puzzle: Scrambled eggs

    Math Problem: 1,668 buildings

     

    January 18, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #322:
    Bats are the only mammals that can fly!

    Learn more facts about bats in this video from SciShow Kids.

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

    Would You Rather?

    Would you rather sit with a sleeping lion for ten minutes or run across an alligator’s back?

    Optional: find a partner who has an opposing point of view and discuss!

    Math Problem of the Day

    The Jelly Bellys are competing in a jelly bean dance-off. Their dance routine is 42 minutes long. If there are a total of 7 dance groups with performances of equal length, how long will the dance-off last?

    Answers

    Brain Puzzle: Merry-go-round

    Math Problem: 6 minutes

     

    January 17, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #55:
    It would only take one hour to drive to space if you could go straight up in the air.

    The shortest distance between Earth and space is about 62 miles straight up! Learn about all the layers of the atmosphere in this video from Smile and Learn.

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

    Writing Prompt of the Day

    Who lives in the clouds, and what do they do up there?

    Math Problem of the Day

    A mischievous group of mice raided the refrigerator. They stole a block of cheese that weighed 7 kilograms. They ate 453 grams before taking their afternoon naps. How many grams of cheese are left?

    Answers

    Brain Puzzle: Sit-ups

    Math Problem: 6547 grams.

     

    January 14, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #94:
    An ostrich’s eyes are bigger than its brain.

    Learn more fun facts about ostriches in this video from Animals for Kids.

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

    Joke of the Day

    Why do magicians do so well in school?

    They are good at trick questions.

    Math Problem of the Day

    Christian is taking a strawberry milkshake bath. The bathtub holds 42 gallons. How many quarts of strawberry milkshake will Christian need to fill the bathtub?

    Answers

    Brain Puzzle: Mountain bike

    Math Problem: 168 quarts

     

    January 13, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #245:
    You cannot smell while you sleep.

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

    Would You Rather?

    Would you rather drink a gallon of mayonnaise or a gallon of ketchup?

    Optional: find a partner who has an opposing point of view and discuss!

    Math Problem of the Day

    Ashley had a 4 1/2 inch spaghetti noodle on her head. Her dog ate 2 1/4 inches of her spaghetti noodle. How many inches of the spaghetti noodle is left on Ashley’s head?

    Answers

    Brain Puzzle: Three little pigs

    Math Problem: 2 1/4 inches are left.

     

    January 12, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #168:
    Apples are actually a part of the rose family.

    So are pears, plums, cherries, apricots, and peaches! Learn more fun facts about fruits in this video.

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

    Word of the Day

    Everywhen:
    At any or all times.

    Optional: write a paragraph that uses the word everywhen!

    Math Problem of the Day

    There are 24 narwhals and 38 penguins swimming in the Arctic Ocean. If 15 penguins are chased out of the water by a beluga whale, how many total animals (narwhals and penguins) are left in the water?

    Answers

    Brain Puzzle: Countdown

    Math Problem: 47 animals

     

    January 11, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #321:
    Polar bears are not white. Their fur is actually transparent.

    Learn more about how polar bears are unique in this video!

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

    Would You Rather?

    Would you rather never be able to use shampoo again or never be able to use toothpaste again?

    Optional: find a partner who has an opposing point of view and discuss!

    Math Problem of the Day

    Angie is shopping for beds for her pet fruits. Banana beds cost $32, kiwi beds cost $11, and pineapple beds cost $17. If Angie buys 3 banana beds, 7 kiwi beds, and 8 pineapple beds, how much does she spend?

    Answers

    Brain Puzzle: Eyeball

    Math Problem: Angie spends $309

     

    January 10, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #54:
    There are over 470 million dogs in the world. That’s only 1 dog for every 16 people!

    Scientists estimated that dogs were domesticated (made pet-friendly) 15,000 years ago. Learn more about the different dog breeds in this video!

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

    Writing Prompt of the Day

    What would you put in a treasure chest to bury?

    Math Problem of the Day

    Justin and his friends are having a meatball fight. They have 64 meatballs. If each teammate gets 8 meatballs, how many teammates does Justin have in all?

    Answers

    Brain Puzzle: Starfish

    Math Problem: 7 teammates (don’t forget, Justin is fighting too!)

     

    January 7, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #101:
    It is impossible for most people to lick the outside of their own elbow. Go ahead and try!

    The reason why is because of how our shoulders rotate. We can only twist it so far! Learn more interesting body facts in this video for kids.

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

    Joke of the Day

    What time would it be if Godzilla came to school?

    Time to run!

    Math Problem of the Day

    The cafeteria ordered 6 packs of jumbo chocolate chip cookies. Each pack of cookies has 12 cookies in it. They sold 45 cookies. How many are left?

    Answers

    Brain Puzzle: Green eggs and ham

    Math Problem: 27 cookies

     

    January 6, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #88:
    The regal horned lizard has a gross way of keeping predators away. They squirt blood out of their eyes!

    It’s really gross, but if you want to see the lizard in action, check out this video from Animal Planet!

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

    Would You Rather?

    Would you rather only use maple syrup or only use chocolate syrup on your meals for the rest of your life?

    Optional: find a partner who has an opposing point of view and discuss!

    Math Problem of the Day

    Lots of birds were spotted at the new bird feeder. There were 12 sparrows, 15 crows, 8 orioles, 3 squirrels, and 9 cardinals. How many birds were there in all?

    Answers

    Brain Puzzle: Once upon a time

    Math Problem: 44 birds

     

    January 5, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #312:
    When you blow out your birthday candles, the bacteria on the frosting increases by 1,400% ... that's disgusting!

    For more: watch this video on the differences between bacteria, fungi, and viruses!

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

    Word of the Day

    Gumshoe:
    To move softly or sneakily, like a detective.

    Optional: write a paragraph that uses the word gumshoe!

    Math Problem of the Day

    Serena had 35 gumballs. She gave 8 to each of her sisters. She still has 3 left over. How many sisters does Serena have?

    Answers

    Brain Puzzle: Slow down

    Math Problem: 4 sisters

     

    January 4, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #47:
    If you walked for 12 hours a day, it would take the average person 690 days to walk around the world.

    If you walked around the world, you’d meet a variety of people from different cultures. Watch this video from Learn Bright for more!

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

    Would You Rather?

    Would you rather have skin that was the color green or hair that was the color blue?

    Optional: find a partner who has an opposing point of view and discuss!

    Math Problem of the Day

    If John can pour 4 of his chocolate milk boxes into a gallon jug, how many chocolate milk boxes would fill his 200 gallon pool?

    Answers

    Brain Puzzle: Treetop

    Math Problem: 800 milk boxes.

     

    January 3, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #503:
    Your ears never stop growing!

    As you get older, gravity causes your ear cartilage to break down and sag. The result? Droopier, longer ears! In fact, studies estimate that ears lengthen around .22 millimeters per year. Learn more about how your ears work in this video from Peekaboo Kidz!

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

    Writing Prompt of the Day

    What does it mean to be honest? Give one solid example of what honesty looks like.

    Math Problem of the Day

    Lucia wants to make beaded bracelets for 20 of her friends! Each bracelet has 12 beads on it. How many beads does she need to buy?

    Answers

    Brain Puzzle: Somewhere over the rainbow.

    Math Problem: 240 beads.

     

    December 23, 2021

    Today’s Events & Happenings in History

    December 23, 1986:
    The Rutan Model 76 Voyager became the first aircraft to fly non-stop around the world. It took over 9 days!

    For more: Draw or write about a new design for an airplane! What would be different about it? How far could it fly?

    Word of the Day

    Parched: to be extremely thirsty, typically on a hot day.

    For more: Use “parched” in a paragraph.

    Would You Rather?

    Would you rather be a fish or a bird?

    Optional: find a partner who has an opposing point of view and discuss!

    Math Problem of the Day

    There are 24 students in a classroom. Eight of them wear glasses. What fraction of the students wear glasses?

    December 22, 2021

    Today’s Events & Happenings in History

    December 22, 1976:
    Baby gorilla Colo was born. She was the first gorilla to be born in a zoo instead of out in the wild.

    For more: Learn more about gorillas in this video from Nat Geo Kids.

    Quote of the Day

    "Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts."
    – Albert Einstein

    For more: Have you ever wanted to give up and pushed through it?

    Today's Brain Break!

    Play rock, paper, scissors with the person next to you!

    For more: Not sure how to play? Watch this video!

    Math Problem of the Day

    Moses eats 2/7 of a pizza for lunch for three days in a row. How much of the pizza did he eat total?

    December 21, 2021

    Today’s Events & Happenings in History

    December 21, 1937:
    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length animated feature film, was released in theaters.

    Watch this video of “Whistle While You Work” from the movie.

    Wonderful Word of the Day

    Strive: to make your very best effort at something.

    Prompt: What’s the last thing you’ve strived to do?

    Would You Rather?

    Would you rather be an only child or have 9 siblings?

    Optional: find a partner who has a different point of view and discuss!

    Math Problem of the Day

    Mandy got an 8/10 out on her quiz. What percentage is this?
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