Welcome to the Classroom Daily!

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

    April 6, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #181:
    Broccoli contains more protein than steak!

    Broccoli contains more protein per calorie than steak, but it would take a LOT more broccoli to eat!

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

    Would You Rather?

    Would you rather only eat square or circular food?

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

    Math Problem of the Day

    A pirate is building a rectangular enclosure for his pet crocodile. The enclosure measures 4 feet by 5 feet. How much fence does he need for the enclosure?

    Answers

    Brain Puzzle: Monkey

    Math Problem: 18 feet

    April 5, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #333:
    Pistachios aren’t nuts—they are actually fruits.

    Pistachios are a “drupe,” a fleshy tree fruit containing a shell-covered seed.

    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 never eat chocolate cake again or have to eat the whole cake every time you had any?

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

    Math Problem of the Day

    Daniel is training for the annual North Carolina taco-eating championship. Each day for 6 days, he ate the same number of tacos. If he ate a total of 150 tacos in all, how many tacos did he eat each day?

    Answers

    Math Problem: 25 tacos

    April 4, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #66:
    Applesauce was the first food eaten in space.

    John Glenn ate applesauce during the Friendship 7 flight in 1962. For more, watch this video about space food prep!

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

    Writing Prompt of the Day

    Do you enjoy different foods depending on what the weather is outside?

    Math Problem of the Day

    A mob of 127 meerkats is sunbathing in the desert. A hawk flies over and scares 19 of them away. Then, a cobra comes and another 31 meerkats scurry away. How many meerkats are left sunbathing?

    Answers

    Brain Puzzle: Bear

    Math Problem: 77 meerkats

    April 1, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #105:
    April Fools' Day pranks once included putting paper fish on people’s backs! They were “poisson d’avril” (April fish)!

    Learn more about April Fools’ Day facts in this video by Homeschool Pop.

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

    Joke of the Day

    What monster plays the most April Fools’ jokes?

    Prankenstein.

    Math Problem of the Day

    As an April Fools' Day prank, Diego decides to fill his brother’s shoes with Cheese Whiz. The Cheese Whiz comes in packs of 4 cans. Diego bought 2 packs but only fit ¾ of the cans of cheese into the shoes. How many cans of Cheese Whiz did Diego empty into his brother’s shoes?

    Answers

    Brain Puzzle: B+lizard = Blizzard

    Math Problem: 6

     

    March 31, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #256:
    Frogs absorb water through their skin, so they do not need to drink!

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

    Word of the Day

    Pique:
    Bring forth an emotion, feeling, or response.

    For more: write a paragraph using the word pique!

    Math Problem of the Day

    On the first day of spring, there was a Kool-Aid storm. It rained 1 ½ inches of Kool-Aid per hour for 4 ½ hours. How many total inches of Kool-Aid did it rain over the course of the storm?

    Answers

    Brain Puzzle: The end of time.

    Math Problem: 6.75 or 6 ¾ inches

    March 30, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #179:
    A 95-mile-long underground river flows beneath Mexico.

    The Sac Actun (White Cave) river system wanders for for 9t miles through a maze of underground limestone caves. Watch the Octonauts navigate Sac Actun in this video!

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

    Would You Rather?

    Would you rather smell someone's armpit or smell their feet?

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

    Math Problem of the Day

    Danielle started a cat-walking business to earn extra spending money. She walks 7 cats every morning and 8 different cats every afternoon. She earns $3 per cat every day. How much money does Danielle earn in 5 days?

    Answers

    Brain Puzzle: Lunch and dinner!

    Math Problem: $225

    March 29, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #332:
    Red rain has fallen in parts of Europe and Asia.

    Red rain, also called “blood rain” happens when relatively high concentrations of red-colored dust or particles get mixed into rain, giving it a red appearance as it falls. Learn more in this video from AumSum Time.

    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 lose your teeth or lose your fingernails?

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

    Math Problem of the Day

    Curtis wants to buy deep-fried bubblegum at the state fair. He finds 13 nickels in his pocket and borrows $2 in quarters from a friend. If an order of deep-fried bubblegum costs $5, does Curtis have enough?

    Answers

    Math Problem: No, he only has $2.65

    March 28, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #65:
    On sunny days in Paris, the Eiffel Tower leans toward the shade.

    Learn more fun facts about the Eiffel Tower in this video by Homeschool Pop!

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

    Writing Prompt of the Day

    Explain why the chicken crossed the road.

    Math Problem of the Day

    Encanto is 1 hour and 50 minutes long. If you watched only 55 minutes of the movie, what fraction of the movie did you watch?

    Answers

    Brain Puzzle: A tennis ball

    Math Problem: ½

    March 25, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #104:
    A sneeze travels 100 miles per hour!

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

    Joke of the Day

    How did the bee brush his hair?

    With a honeycomb.

    Math Problem of the Day

    Carter’s chicken liked to walk around a complete circle every morning. If the diameter of the circle is 4 feet, what distance does the chicken walk in circles every week?

    Answers

    Brain Puzzle: A coin

    Math Problem: 87.96 feet

     

    March 24, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #255:
    Tornadoes are most common in the spring and least common in winter.

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

    Word of the Day

    Quell:
    Suppress or crush completely.

    For more: write a paragraph using the word quell!

    Math Problem of the Day

    Roland’s mom went through the Burger King drive-through and ordered him chicken fries. He ate ⅔ of them and then threw the rest out the window. If 9 chicken fries come in an order, how many did Roland eat?

    Answers

    Brain Puzzle: A hole!

    Math Problem: 6 chicken fries!

     

    March 23, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #178:
    In the Southern Hemisphere, spring ends around 22 December.

    Learn more about the seasons and the sun’s rotation in this video from Peekaboo Kidz!

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

    Would You Rather?

    Would you rather be the funniest or smartest person in the room?

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

    Math Problem of the Day

    Mr. Rio is buying the supplies to make rainbow glitter slime with his class. He spends $11.12 on glue, $4.49 on shaving cream, $10.54 on baking soda, $2.47 on glitter and $14.34 on food coloring. If he pays with a $50 bill, how much change will he receive?

    Answers

    Brain Puzzle: Crossroads

    Math Problem: $7.04

     

    March 22, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #331:
    Honeybees are at their friendliest when they swarm!

    Honeybees are most likely to swarm in the spring. Even though it sounds scary, they are friendly when they swarm! Learn more about honeybees in this video from SciShow 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 have your own personal chef or instantly become a gourmet chef yourself?

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

    Math Problem of the Day

    Two kangaroos are at the grocery store hopping down the aisles. Kangaroo #1 started at one end of the frozen foods aisle and Kangaroo #2 from the other. When they met, Kangaroo #1 had hopped 164 feet from his end of the block and Kangaroo #2 136 feet from his end. How many total feet long is the frozen foods aisle?

    Answers

    Math Problem: 300 feet!

    March 21, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #64:
    The Spring Equinox is also called the Vernal Equinox!

    “Vernal” is the Latin word for “spring,” and equinox means “equal night.” Learn more about an equinox in this video from Peekaboo Kidz.

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

    Writing Prompt of the Day

    Spring cleaning is a great time to get rid of old things. What items could you spring clean in your bedroom?

    Math Problem of the Day

    A bakery is making a Mountain Dew flavored cake topped with Doritos. If the cake is rectangular and measures 2 feet high, 2 feet wide, and 4 feet long, what is the volume of the cake?

    Answers

    Brain Puzzle: Upside-down pineapple cake

    Math Problem: 16ft³

    March 18, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #103:
    Peanut butter can be converted into a diamond!

    Learn more about the stiletto effect of compression (and how this is possible!) in this video from KiwiCo!

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

    Joke of the Day

    Why couldn’t the flower ride a bike?

    It lost its petals.

    Math Problem of the Day

    Charlie is flying a fire-breathing dragon kite. The string is 9 yards long. John is flying a giant dinosaur kite. The string is 26 feet long. Who is flying the kite with the longest string?

    Answers

    Brain Puzzle: The letter “I” is in PIE but not in PEN.

    Math Problem: Charlie’s kite.

     

    March 17, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #254:
    We all wear green on St. Patrick’s Day, but the saint’s official color was "Saint Patrick's blue," a light shade of sky blue!

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Get the wiggles out with this fun St. Patrick’s Day brain break video.

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

    Word of the Day

    Aisling:
    Irish for ‘dream, vision’ it is a poetic description of a vision.

    For more: write a paragraph using the word aisling!

    Math Problem of the Day

    At the candy store, chocolate-covered grasshoppers are 25 for $1.00. How many yummy grasshoppers can you buy for $8.00?

    Answers

    Brain Puzzle: The letter “m”

    Math Problem: 200 grasshoppers

     

    March 16, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #177:
    Shamrocks are the national flower/emblem of Ireland.

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

    Would You Rather?

    Would you rather skydive or bungee jump?

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

    Math Problem of the Day

    Jackie wants a bright green plaid carpet for her rectangular bedroom. The length of her room is 16 feet and the width is 9 feet. How much carpet will she need to cover her bedroom floor?

    Answers

    Brain Puzzle: Acorn

    Math Problem: 144 square feet

     

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