Welcome to the Classroom Daily!

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

    May 20, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #113:
    Every minute you shed over 30,000 dead skin cells.

    Learn even more your body in this video from SciShow Kids.

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

    Joke of the Day

    What was the first animal in space?

    The cow that jumped over the moon.

    Math Problem of the Day

    On Monday, Melanie and Sadaeah decided to write a book together. If Melanie wrote two pages a day and Sadaeah wrote five pages a day, how many pages would they have done on Friday?

    Answers

    Brain Puzzle: Sandbox

    Math Problem: 35 pages

     

    May 19, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #264:
    Earwax is actually a type of sweat!

    Learn more about how your ear works in this video from Peekaboo Kidz.

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

    Word of the Day

    Papyrus:
    A material similar to thick paper that was used in ancient times as a writing surface.

    For more: write a paragraph using the word papyrus!

    Math Problem of the Day

    Jefferson decides to eat nothing but cereal for a whole month. He has three boxes of cereal in the house. If each bowl of cereal uses ⅛ of a box, how many bowls of cereal could he make?

    Answers

    Brain Puzzle: Storm trooper

    Math Problem: 24 bowls of cereal

    May 18, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #187:
    To survive, every bird must eat at least half its own weight in food each day.

    Learn more about birds in this video from Free School.

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

    Would You Rather?

    Would you rather have a chicken or a penguin for a pet?

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

    Math Problem of the Day

    Two students were cleaning their cubbies because a milk carton exploded. Mia cleaned ¾ of her cubby and David cleaned half of what she did. How much of his cubby did David clean?

    Answers

    Brain Puzzle: Odds and ends

    Math Problem: ⅜ of his cubby.

    May 17, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #339:
    A pack of kittens is called a kindle.

    Learn more baby animal facts in this video from Facts for Kids.

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    In this 4×4 version of Sudoku, you want to fill each row, column, and quadrant with the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4. But you can only use each number once. No duplications! Can you solve it?

    Would You Rather?

    Would you rather see colors that no one else could see or smell smells that no one else could?

    Optional: Find a partner with an opposing point of view and discuss!

    Math Problem of the Day

    Mason wants to hang a poster in his locker. He measured the back wall inside his locker and found that it has a length of 3 and ¾ feet and a width of 2 and ½ feet. What is the area of the wall at the back of his locker?

    Answers

    Math Problem: 9 and ⅜ feet

    May 16, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #91:
    A cat can jump as much as seven times its height.

    Check out more cool cat facts in this video from Nat Geo Kids.

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

    Writing Prompt of the Day

    If you had to be a farm animal, which one would you be and why?

    Math Problem of the Day

    Fernando bought five cups of pickle pudding to share with his three friends. If he divides the pudding equally, how many cups of pickle pudding does each person receive?

    Answers

    Brain Puzzle: Ice cube

    Math Problem: 1 and ¼ cups

    May 13, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #112:
    Dogs have about 100 different facial expressions, most of them made with the ears.

    Learn even more cool dog facts in this video from SciShow Kids.

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

    Joke of the Day

    What is a cat's favorite song?

    Three Blind Mice!

    Math Problem of the Day

    Katherine and Camila wanted to make cabbage punch for their classmates. Katherine uses 4/6 of a container of punch mix while Camila uses 7/12 of her container. If there are 3 and ½ containers of punch mix left over, how much mix did they start with?

    Answers

    Brain Puzzle: Apple pie!

    Math Problem: 4 and 9/12 or 4 and ¾

     

    May 12, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #263:
    Cats don’t meow at each other.

    They only meow to communicate with humans! Learn more facts about cats in this video from SciShow Kids.

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

    Word of the Day

    Guffaw:
    A loud or boisterous laugh

    For more: write a paragraph using the word guffaw!

    Math Problem of the Day

    Ms. Potter bought eight anchovy pizzas for her class. If she has twenty students and each student ate ¼ of a pizza, how much pizza does she have left?

    Answers

    Brain Puzzle: Pardon me!

    Math Problem: 3 whole pizzas!

    May 11, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #186:
    Dogs can tell time!

    Well, they can sense it anyway. It’s believed that dogs can be trained to perceive time and anticipate future events based on past experiences.

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

    Would You Rather?

    Would you rather find a treasure map or magic beans?

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

    Math Problem of the Day

    After field day, Solomon and Carl helped their P.E. teacher put the rings from the ring toss game back into their cases. Solomon collected 4 and ⅜ cases of rings while Carl collected 3 and ⅝ cases of rings. If eight rings can fit in a case then how many rings did they collect in all?

    Answers

    Brain Puzzle: Uproar

    Math Problem: 64 rings

    May 10, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #338:
    Dogs only sweat from the bottoms of their feet, the only way they can discharge heat is by panting.

    Learn more fun dog facts in this video from Homeschool Pop!

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    In this 4×4 version of Sudoku, you want to fill each row, column, and quadrant with the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4. But you can only use each number once. No duplications! Can you solve it?

    Would You Rather?

    Would you rather be an animal with wings or fins?

    Optional: Find a partner with an opposing point of view and discuss!

    Math Problem of the Day

    At recess Jayden and Marcus wanted to see who could sing Baby Shark the longest. In the end Marcus sang for 2 and ⅓ minutes less than Jayden. If Jayden sang for 5 and ⅔ minutes, for how many minutes did Marcus sing?

    Answers

    Math Problem: 3 and ⅓ minutes

    May 9, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #90:
    Coral reefs are like the rainforests of the sea.

    They provide food and shelter to many kinds of ocean animals. Check out this video about our world’s Coral Kindoms!

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

    Writing Prompt of the Day

    Write about visiting the zoo when it is closed. What animals do you see, and what would you do?

    Math Problem of the Day

    For her birthday Jade bought a box of 8 mushroom popsicles to share with her family. She ate ⅜ of the popsicles, her brother ate 2/8 of the popsicles, and her parents each only had one popsicle. What fraction of the box of popsicles is left over?

    Answers

    Brain Puzzle: Excuse me

    Math Problem: ⅛ of the box is left

    May 6, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #111:
    We’ve only explored 5 percent of the ocean.

    Will you be the next oceanographer to discover an underwater trench or new species of fish? Watch this cool video about ocean explorers!

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

    Joke of the Day

    What do you call a chicken at the North Pole?

    Lost!

    Math Problem of the Day

    For spirit day Lindsey painted 3/6 of her face blue while Joseph painted 6/12 of his face green. Both students think they painted more of their face than the other, who is correct?

    Answers

    Brain Puzzle: Forget it

    Math Problem: Neither is correct because the fractions are equivalent!

     

    May 5, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #262:
    May 5th is Cinco de Mayo!

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

    Word of the Day

    Earwig:
    A small long insect with what appear to be pincers.

    For more: write a paragraph using the word earwig!

    Math Problem of the Day

    Justin ate 3/6 of his candy bar and Ashley ate ⅜ of her candy bar. Who ate more of their candy bar? How do you know?

    Answers

    Brain Puzzle: Vegetables (veg plus two tables!)

    Math Problem: Justin because a denominator of six has larger pieces than a denominator of eight

    May 4, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #185:
    May the 4th is Star Wars Day!

    May the force be with you. Watch an animated Disney Star Wars clip here!

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

    Would You Rather?

    Would you rather put your head in a lion's mouth or waterski over a shark tank?

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

    Math Problem of the Day

    Ms. Martinez wants to make a hexagon-shaped lasagna. She put together six equilateral triangles of lasagna to make a hexagon. What fractional value of the hexagon are two triangles?

    Answers

    Brain Puzzle: The kiwi is worth 4

    Math Problem: 2/6 or ⅓

    May 3, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #337:
    There are about one million species of animals living in the ocean.

    Most of them are invertebrates, animals without a backbone, such as shrimp and jellyfish. Learn more about ocean animals in this video from Learn Bright!

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    In this 4×4 version of Sudoku, you want to fill each row, column, and quadrant with the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4. But you can only use each number once. No duplications! Can you solve it?

    Would You Rather?

    Would you rather hug a panda or a koala bear?

    Optional: Find a partner with an opposing point of view and discuss!

    Math Problem of the Day

    Kevin bought a bouquet of flowers for his mother. Two of the flowers were lilies, three were roses, and five were daffodils. What fraction of the whole bouquet were the daffodils?

    Answers

    Math Problem: 5/10 or ½

    May 2, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #89:
    There is one world ocean.

    Scientists and geographers divide it into five different sections: the Pacific, the Atlantic, the Indian, the Southern, and the Arctic Oceans. Learn more ocean facts in this video from Learn Bright!

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

    Writing Prompt of the Day

    Do you think animals can talk to each other? Why or why not?

    Math Problem of the Day

    Sadie collects bowling balls. She has 287 in her collection so far. If she gets 9 more bowling balls a month for six months, how many total bowling balls will be in her collection now?

    Answers

    Brain Puzzle: Moonlight

    Math Problem: 341 bowling balls

    April 29, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #110:
    A tiger’s roar can be heard as far as three kilometers (two miles) away.

    Learn more cool tiger facts in this video from Homeschool Pop.

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

    Joke of the Day

    What is more amazing than a talking dog?

    A spelling bee!

    Math Problem of the Day

    Which polygon can have four sides of equal length, two pairs of parallel sides, and no right angles?

    Answers

    Brain Puzzle: Earthworm

    Math Problem: Rhombus

     

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