Welcome to the Classroom Daily!

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

    February 4, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #97:
    Gorillas burp when they’re happy!

    Learn more about amazing gorillas in this video from Nat Geo Kids!

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

    Joke of the Day

    How does the moon cut his hair?

    Eclipse it!

    Math Problem of the Day

    Godzilla came to school and smashed 325 desks. If he visited 13 classrooms and destroyed the same amount of desks in each, how many desks did he smash per classroom?

    Answers

    Brain Puzzle: Broken promise

    Math Problem: 25 desks in each classroom

     

    February 3, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #248:
    Parachutes were invented before airplanes.

    The first well-documented parachute drop was made by the Frenchman Lenormand, who jumped from a tower in 1783. Learn more about how parachutes work in this video for kids!

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

    Word of the Day

    Skirl:
    The loud, wailing sound that bagpipes make.

    For more: write a paragraph using the word skirl!

    Math Problem of the Day

    A jellybean truck was traveling to a carnival when it turned over and spilled all 612 jars of jellybeans into a river. Volunteers came to fish the jars out of the river. If there were 6 volunteers, how many jellybean jars did each volunteer fish out of the river?

    Answers

    Brain Puzzle: X marks the spot

    Math Problem: 102 jars

     

    February 2, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #172:
    Wearing a hat on your head keeps your feet warm.

    What are other ways to stay warm? Find out how people in igloos stay warm from this video for kids!

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

    Would You Rather?

    Would you rather create a famous piece of art or invent a famous invention?

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

    Math Problem of the Day

    The total weight of a box of chocolate-covered jalapeños is 7 lbs and it contains 24 jalapeños. How much does each chocolate-covered jalapeño weigh?

    Answers

    Brain Puzzle: One in a million

    Math Problem: Each chocolate covered jalapeño weights 7/24 or .28 lbs.

     

    February 1, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #324:
    If you fell into a black hole, you would stretch out like spaghetti.

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    In this 4×4 version of Sudoku, you want to use the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4 across, down, and within each quadrant. But you can only use each number once. Can you solve it?

    Would You Rather?

    Would you rather live in a science museum or an art museum?

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

    Math Problem of the Day

    Kendra was holding auditions for her karate dojo. If each audition last ⅓ of an hour, how long would it take for 6 candidates to audition?

    Answers

    Math Problem: It will take 2 hours to audition all the candidates.

    January 31, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #57:
    Bats have thumbs!

    Want to learn more? Check out this video with other facts about bats, just for kids.

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

    Writing Prompt of the Day

    Imagine that your pet ran your home. What’s the first thing it would do?

    Math Problem of the Day

    Joe drinks 3/7 of a jar of pickle juice every day. How much pickle juice does he drink in 4 days?

    Answers

    Brain Puzzle: Walk in the park

    Math Problem: Joe drank 12/7 jars (or 1 jar + 5/7 jar) of pickle juice

     

    January 28, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #96:
    Girls have more taste buds than boys do!

    Learn more fun facts about your tastebuds in this video from SciShow Kids!

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

    Joke of the Day

    How do you know when it’s too cold for a picnic?

    When you chip your tooth on the soup!

    Math Problem of the Day

    A group of elves made 935 new lightsabers for Jedi knights. The lightsabers are divided equally to 9 Jedi groups. The rest of the lightsabers are donated to a Jedi orphanage. How many lightsabers were donated to the orphanage?

    Answers

    Brain Puzzle: Sunglasses

    Math Problem: Each group got 103 light sabers, which left a remainder of 8 to go to the orphanage.

     

    January 27, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #247:
    There is no sound in space!

    Learn more about why you can’t hear sound in space in this video for kids.

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

    Would You Rather?

    Would you rather have to ride an elephant or a camel to school every day?

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

    Math Problem of the Day

    A third-grade class is throwing 123 blueberry pancakes onto the roof of the school. If each pancake has 6 blueberries in it, how many blueberries are on the roof of the school?

    Answers

    Brain Puzzle: Two eggs over easy

    Math Problem: 738 blueberries

     

    January 26, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #171:
    Bolts of lightning can shoot out of erupting volcanos!

    Learn more about volcanoes in this video from Nat Geo Kids!

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

    Word of the Day

    Pannikin:
    A small metal cup, typically for drinking.

    For more: write a paragraph using the word pannikin!

    Math Problem of the Day

    Ally Alpaca is having a skating party for her birthday. A bus carrying 9 of her alpaca friends traveled from school to the skating rink. The trip is 70 miles one-way. It costs each alpaca $4 for every 10 miles they travel on the bus. How much is it going to cost to take all 10 alpacas to the rink and then back to school?

    Answers

    Brain Puzzle: Lighthouse

    Math Problem: $280 total

     

    January 25, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #323:
    Dragonflies can see in all directions at the same time.

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    In this 4×4 version of Sudoku, you want to use the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4 across, down, and within each quadrant. But you can only use each number once. Can you solve it?

    Would You Rather?

    Would you rather name your own island or name your own sports team?

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

    Math Problem of the Day

    Ricky is building a comfy home for his pet platypus named Aussie. He needs to cut a 13.5-meter long piece of wood into 3 pieces. How long will each piece be after cutting it?

    Answers

    Math Problem: Each piece will be 4.5 meters long.

    January 24, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #56:
    From Earth, you always look at the same side of the moon.

    Want to learn more? Check out this video about other moon facts, just for kids.

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

    Writing Prompt of the Day

    Write a “how to play” guide for your favorite sport.

    Math Problem of the Day

    Daffy Duck is using a slingshot to launch pudding cups as far as he can. The first pudding cup went 0.78 miles. The second pudding cup went 0.32 miles. The third pudding cup went twice as far as the second. How far did the third pudding cup travel? Which pudding cup traveled the farthest?

    Answers

    Brain Puzzle: School bus

    Math Problem: The third pudding cup went 0.64 miles. The first cup went the farthest.

     

    January 21, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #95:
    Combined, the world’s termites outweigh the world’s humans!

    Find out what else makes termites freaky in this video from Nat Geo Kids!

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

    Joke of the Day

    What does a gingerbread put on his bed?

    Cookie sheets!

    Math Problem of the Day

    A principal kissed 364 pigs over 14 days. If she kissed the same number of pigs daily, how many did she kiss on the last day?

    Answers

    Brain Puzzle: Elbow

    Math Problem: 26 pigs

     

    January 20, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #246:
    Some hummingbirds weigh less than a penny.

    Learn more about hummingbirds in this video from All Things Animals TV.

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

    Would You Rather?

    Would you rather have a pig nose or a monkey tail?

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

    Math Problem of the Day

    Mason left ¾ of a pizza in his desk over summer break. If a raccoon came and ate ¼ of the original pizza, how much pizza stays rotting in his desk?

    Answers

    Brain Puzzle: Double vision

    Math Problem: 1/2 of the pizza remains

     

    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

     

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