Ashe County School Update for Monday, May 11th

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May 11, 2020
Lacey “E. J.” Estel Perry Jr.
May 11, 2020
Ashe County School Update for Monday, May 11th




Hello again.  A new week is upon us—the weather is supposed to be better than last week—yay.  I hope the moms and grand-moms had a Happy Mother’s Day.  I certainly did.    

Day 25 of required instruction—Ok parents and students—Only 14 more days of school—the last day is May 28.  Don’t give up.  I believe in each of you and I know that you can do it and do it well. 

Don’t forget to return your library books—there is a box on each bus.   

Special reminder—school facilities and school grounds are still closed to the public.  

Day 34 for CN— ­­­­1805 breakfast and 1805 lunch meals were prepared and delivered.   A big thanks to everyone who worked today—you’re the best!!

Are you ready for the answer to Fridays riddle (What is always in front of you but can’t be seen?)  Yes—that’s it—your future!!  You guys are really good at this. 

Today’s riddle.  When things go wrong, what can you always count on?  We’ll find out the answer tomorrow!!


Let’s learn about kangaroos this week.   Kangaroos are Australia’s most famous animal—in fact, there are more kangaroos in Australia than there are people!  Kangaroos are marsupials, which means they carry their young in a pouch.  Females carry a pouch on their belly, made by a fold in the skin, to cradle their baby—the baby is called a joey.  A newborn joey is only one inch long at birth—they are about the size of a grape.  After birth, the joey travels to the pouch where the mom uses her muscles to pump milk down its throat.  When about 4 months old, the joey leaves the pouch for short trips to graze on grass and small shrubs.  The joey leaves the pouch for good at 10 months.  A male kangaroo is called a buck, boomer or jack—a female is a doe, flyer or jill.  Kangaroos are between 3-8 feet tall and can weigh between 40 and 200 lbs, depending on the species, of which there are 4.  We will learn more tomorrow. 

Benefit #5 of 15 reasons why we should read every day—It expands our vocabulary.  The more you read, the more your vocabulary improves.  The more your vocabulary improves, the better you can express your own thoughts and feelings.  Language is a wonderful tool we use to express ourselves.  Did you know that researchers have found that the broader your vocabulary, the better chance of good mental health in your golden years!!  Pick a book you like and read every night!!

Rest well.  Read some in your book before you turn off the lights!  Yes—I will be back!!