Ashe County School Report for Thursday, April 30th

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Hello parents and students.  Welcome to Thursday night’s Connect5 message.  I hope you’ve had a great day and that you are getting ready for the weekend.

Day 18 of required instruction.  Seniors—tomorrow is the deadline for your response to the survey about graduation.  Please participate!! 


Parents and students—remember the addendum to the remote learning plan went into effect on Monday, April 27.  Not only did the addendum reduce student instructional work time from 3.5 hours per day to 2 hours per day, it also set aside Fridays as catch-up days for students to complete their assignments.  Use the weekly assignment and expectations checklist your teacher sent you on Monday.  If you’ve completed all your assignments, then relax and have fun.  If you don’t have everything completed, then this is the perfect time to do it.  Finish it up, then you can relax and have fun, too! 


Day 27 for CN—1854 breakfast and 1854 lunch meals were prepared and delivered today.  Everyone involved is a hero!!

Are you ready for the answer to yesterday’s riddle?  (If the red house is on the right and the blue house is on the left, where is the white house?)  Would you think it was in Washington DC?  Then you are absolutely right!!

Today’s riddle.  What four-letter word can be written forward, backward or upside down and can still be read from left to right?  Tune in tomorrow for the answer.


More about sloths!  The name sloth literally means slow and lazy.  The three-toed sloths can spend up to 90% of their time completely motionless.  Slowness is really their defining characteristic.  Because it can take up to 30 days for sloths to fully digest a piece of food, they only use the bathroom once a week.  Sloths have poor vision and a very poor sense of hearing.  They rely mostly on their sense of touch and their sense of smell to find food.  As they chomp on plants their teeth get worn down, so their teeth grow continuously throughout its life.  Sloths have very long tongues that can extend 10 to 12 inches out of their mouths!!  In case you’re wondering, October 20 is International Sloth Day!!  We’ll end our study on sloths tomorrow.

Remember—tomorrow is catch-up Friday—use your time wisely.  Read a few pages in a good book before turning your lights out tonight.  Sleep well and I’ll be back tomorrow!!