# Welcome to the Classroom Daily!

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

## May 31, 2022

### Today’s Fascinating Fact!

Fact #341:
A cloud can weigh more than a million pounds.

### 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 have a flying magic carpet or a person robot?

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

### Math Problem of the Day

Axel wants to grow his traffic cone collection. He starts with five cones and each day finds another two cones to add to his collection. After eight days how many traffic cones does Axel have now?

Math Problem: 21 codes

## May 27, 2022

### Today’s Fascinating Fact!

Fact #117:
You grow more during the first two years of your life than during all the rest of it!

Learn how your muscles grows in this video from Peekaboo Kidz

### Brain Puzzle of the Day

Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

### Joke of the Day

What is a cat’s favorite breakfast?

Mice krispies

### Math Problem of the Day

Ms. Green’s class is running a recycling program. Natalia brought in seven cases of 12 soda cans while Keyanna brought in ten cases of ten water bottles. If the goal is to reach 300 objects recycled, how many more bottles or cans does the class need to bring in?

Brain Puzzle: A

Math Problem: 116

## May 26, 2022

### Today’s Fascinating Fact!

Fact #265:
The brain uses over 25%t of the oxygen used by a human body.

### Brain Puzzle of the Day

Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

### Word of the Day

Potpourri:
A mix of dried petals and spices to perfume clothing or a room.

For more: write a paragraph using the word potpourri!

### Math Problem of the Day

Charles bought a pair of Airpods for \$150. That is 5 times more expensive than the bluetooth speaker Jess purchased. How much was the bluetooth speaker?

Brain Puzzle: Necklace

Math Problem: \$30

## May 25, 2022

Fact #188:

### Brain Puzzle of the Day

Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

### Would You Rather?

Would you rather be the best player on a losing team or the worst player on a winning team?

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

### Math Problem of the Day

A book store ordered 12 boxes of limited edition graphic novels for a Memorial Day sale. After the sale they had 3 and ½ boxes of graphic novels. If each box has 14 graphic novels, how many graphic novels did they sell?

Brain Puzzle: Pie

Math Problem: 91 graphic novels

## May 24, 2022

### Today’s Fascinating Fact!

Fact #340:
Your blood has the same salinity in it as the ocean does.

### 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 a turtle or a fish?

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

### Math Problem of the Day

Aiden and Damon gave their teacher 1000 V-Bucks. If he bought three skins for 200 V-Bucks each and five emotes for 50 V-Bucks each, how many more skins can he buy?

Math Problem: 2 more skins

## May 23, 2022

### Today’s Fascinating Fact!

Fact #92:

Check out more facts about your eyes in this video from Peekaboo Kidz.

### Brain Puzzle of the Day

Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

### Writing Prompt of the Day

Imagine you’re on a deserted island. How do you get off?

### Math Problem of the Day

A video game store had a deal that if you buy six games you get \$15 off the total cost. If each game costs twenty dollars, what is the total cost for buying six games with the deal?

Math Problem: \$105

## 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?

Brain Puzzle: Sandbox

Math Problem: 35 pages

## May 19, 2022

### Today’s Fascinating Fact!

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

### 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?

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.

### 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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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.

### 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?

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?