Welcome to the Classroom Daily!

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

    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

     

    April 28, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #261:
    Gorilla noseprints are as unique as human fingerprints!

    Learn more cool gorilla facts in this video from Nat Geo Kids.

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

    Word of the Day

    Covert:
    Made or done secretly.

    For more: write a paragraph using the word covert!

    Math Problem of the Day

    Chloe made a bowl of broccoli ice cream. She used 4 5/9 pounds of broccoli and 3 8/12 pounds of vanilla ice cream. How many pounds of ingredients did she use to make the broccoli ice cream?

    Answers

    Brain Puzzle: Carrot (car + root – o)

    Math Problem: Answer: 8 2/9 lbs

    April 27, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #184:
    Carrots are sweeter in the winter.

    Carrots developed the physiological response of increasing their sugar content when it’s cold outside to stop ice crystal formations that cause damage. Check out this video for more!

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

    Would You Rather?

    Would you rather have one pet cat or fifteen?

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

    Math Problem of the Day

    There are 594 chickens in the yard. A coyote sneaks up and scares all the chickens into their coops. Each coop fits 6 chickens. How many coops are there?

    Answers

    Brain Puzzle: Fruitcake

    Math Problem: 99 coops

    April 26, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #336:
    Froot Loops cereal all taste the same even though they are different colors.

    They are also the same flavor as Trix and Fruity Pebbles cereals!

    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 ride a camel or an ostrich?

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

    Math Problem of the Day

    It’s Pancake Day at school so James buys 9 cartons of orange juice. Each carton holds 1 gallon of juice. How many quarts of juice did James buy?

    Answers

    Math Problem: 36 quarts

    April 25, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #88:
    Lemons float, but limes sink.

    Learn more about the buoyancy of lemons, limes, and oranges here!

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

    Writing Prompt of the Day

    Write a story from the point of view of one of your pets (or of your favorite animal).

    Math Problem of the Day

    A school bus is 10 meters long. A rhinoceros is 300 centimeters long. Which is longer, the school bus or the rhinoceros?

    Answers

    Brain Puzzle: There are two “the” in the sentence.

    Math Problem: The school bus!

    April 22, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #108:
    The first-ever Earth Day was held in 1970.

    Happy Earth Day! Learn more about Earth Day in this video from Homeschool Pop.

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

    Joke of the Day

    How can you tell the ocean is friendly?

    It waves.

    Math Problem of the Day

    A group of dinosaurs is having a cookout in Carnivore Valley. If 50 dinosaurs attend and each eats 8 hamburgers, how many total hamburgers will they need to grill?

    Answers

    Brain Puzzle: Watch this video for the answer!

    Math Problem: 400 hamburgers

     

    April 21, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #259:
    The Earth’s gravity is uneven!

    Earth’s uneven shape means that its mass is uneven too! That makes gravity uneven throughout parts of the world. One lower gravity spot is the Hudson Bay of Canada. Learn more about gravity in this video from PeekabooKidz.

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

    Word of the Day

    Dubious:
    Full of doubt or uncertainty

    For more: write a paragraph using the word dubious!

    Math Problem of the Day

    A teacher baked a giant chocolate chip cookie for her class to share on her birthday. She gave Julia 1/8 of the cookie and Brayden 3/24 of the cake. Did Julia and Brayden get equivalent portions of the cookie?

    Answers

    Brain Puzzle: Green with envy

    Math Problem: Yes!

    April 20, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #183:
    The circumference of Earth is 24,901 miles.

    Learn more fun facts about the Earth in this video by FreeSchool.

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

    Would You Rather?

    Would you rather be a scientist on the International Space Station or a scientist in the Aquarius Reef Base?

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

    Math Problem of the Day

    At the jellybean factory, a worker spilled 783 jelly beans on the floor. 162 of them were red, 354 were yellow, and the rest were green. How many green jellybeans were spilled?

    Answers

    Brain Puzzle: Split pea soup

    Math Problem: 267 green jellybeans

    April 19, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #335:
    About 90 percent of Earth’s freshwater is locked in ice.

    Learn more about water on Earth from this video by NASA Space Place.

    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 plant flowers or sort recycling?

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

    Math Problem of the Day

    Casey and his dad are visiting the International UFO museum. The entry fee for Casey is $24.95. The entry fee for his dad is $31.95. If they pay with $100 bill, how much change will they have left to spend on alien souvenirs?

    Answers

    Math Problem: $43.10

    April 18, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #87:
    The Earth is not a perfect sphere.

    Because of the force caused when Earth rotates, the North and South Poles are slightly flat! Learn more fun facts about the Earth in this video by PeekabooKidz.

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

    Writing Prompt of the Day

    Do you grow any of your own food? If not, what would you like to grow?

    Math Problem of the Day

    A train was scheduled to arrive at 6:30 pm. However, it was delayed for 43 minutes because of a herd of buffalo on the tracks. What time was it when the train finally arrived?

    Answers

    Brain Puzzle: For once in my life (4 1s in “My Life”)

    Math Problem: 7:13 p.m.

    April 15, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #107:
    Cotton candy was created by a dentist.

    Learn more about this yummy invention in this video!

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

    Joke of the Day

    What’s orange and sounds like a parrot?

    A carrot.

    Math Problem of the Day

    Josh has to leave at 8:00 to ride his ostrich to school. He needs 10 minutes to brush his teeth, 40 minutes to eat breakfast, and 12 minutes to run laps around the house. What time does he have to wake up to leave on time?

    Answers

    Brain Puzzle: Up for grabs

    Math Problem: 6:58

     

    April 14, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #258:
    The average jar of peanut butter may contain 4 or more
    rodent hairs.

    A gross regulation from the FDA! Did you also know that peanut butter can be turned into diamonds? Learn more in this video from KiwiCo.

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

    Word of the Day

    Jejune:
    Lacking interest or impact

    For more: write a paragraph using the word jejune!

    Math Problem of the Day

    A parent is sending anchovy and pineapple pizza for the class to share. There are 18 total students in the class. If each pizza has 8 slices, how many pizzas will be needed for each student to get 2 slices?

    Answers

    Brain Puzzle: Trail mix

    Math Problem: 5 pizzas

    April 13, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #182:
    Honey is basically bee vomit. Forager bees regurgitate it.

    Watch the whole process of how bees make honey in this video!

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

    Would You Rather?

    Would you rather have a donut or a muffin?

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

    Math Problem of the Day

    Najla owes Adam $20 for taking her pet raccoon for a walk. Yesterday, she paid him back 2/10 of what she owes him. Today, she gave him $5. How much money does Najla still owe Adam?

    Answers

    Brain Puzzle: Summer (the sum of r and r)

    Math Problem: $11.00

    April 12, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #334:
    Popsicles were invented accidentally by a child, 11-year-old Frank Epperson.

    We love a good accidental invention! Check out more invention videos here.

    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 drink water from a vase that has 2-week old flowers, or eat a giant 3-foot spiderweb?

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

    Math Problem of the Day

    I am a polygon with 6 equal sides and vertices. I have 9 diagonals and the sum of my interior angles is 720 degrees. What shape am I?

    Answers

    Math Problem: Hexagon!

    April 11, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #67:
    The filling in Kit Kat candy bars is made with crumbs from broken Kit Kat bars.

    The Kit Kat rejects all get mashed up together and turned into the wafer paste. See a video of the entire Kit Kat process here.

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

    Writing Prompt of the Day

    Describe how to make your favorite sandwich, step by step.

    Math Problem of the Day

    Shannon has a very popular YouTube channel. It takes her 12 minutes to make a video, 20 mins to edit it, and 14 mins to upload it! If she makes 3 videos today, what is the total amount of time she will spend working including making, editing, and uploading the videos?

    Answers

    Brain Puzzle: Travel overseas

    Math Problem: 138 mins or 2 hrs and 18 minutes

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