Ashe County School Update for Thursday, May 21st

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Ashe County School Update for Thursday, May 21st




Hello again.  We’re one day closer to the weekend and the ducks are still happy, happy.  It is supposed to clear up tomorrow—I guess we will have to wait and see.  I’m ready for some sun—aren’t you? 

Day 33 of required instruction—4 ½ more days and counting.  Make sure you have all your work done for the week—if not, don’t forget that tomorrow is catch-up Friday.  Please stay in contact with your teachers and don’t forget to return your library books.  I am so excited—I get to see our Seniors at school on Saturday when they come by to pick up their yearbooks and other items. I hope all of you are making plans to attend—we’ll be there from 9:00 am until noon.  Principal Hipp and her staff are anxious to see you as well.  Hope to see you there!

Day 42 for CN— ­­1757 breakfast and 1757 lunch meals were prepared and delivered today.   So thankful to everyone who makes this happen on a daily basis.

Are you ready for the answer to yesterday’s riddle? (When is a door not a door?)  The answer is when it’s a jar!  Isn’t that clever?  Did you get it right?  Of course, you did!!

Today’s riddle.  What do lazy dogs do for fun?  We’ll find out tomorrow!!

More about our dolphin friends.  We know from yesterday’s message that dolphins are amazing animals.  They are believed to have the longest memory in the animal kingdom.  Scientists have found that dolphins give themselves names by developing their own individual whistles.  A dolphin’s hearing system is so sophisticated and advanced that even a blind individual can survive.  They have smooth skin, which reduces drag while swimming.  If injured, a dolphin’s delicate skin layer can regenerate in only two hours.  Dolphins live in groups, known as a pod.  These caring creatures are often seen tending to the sick, the old and the injured in their pod—they even help them to the surface so they can breathe.  There are lots to learn about these very special mammals. 

Benefit #13 of 15 reasons why we should read every day—You become better at conversations!  Reading regularly gives you a lot to think about and to know about, which means you’ve got a lot of different and new topics you can discuss with friends and family.  So, to improve your conversations,  just pick a book you like and read every night!!

I hope everyone enjoyed their rainy day—it made me sleepy!  Before you turn in for the night, read some more in your book.  Don’t worry . . . I’ll be back tomorrow!!