Ashe County School Update for Tuesday, April 28th

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Ashe County School Update for Tuesday, April 28th

 

 

 

Hello everyone.  I’m running a little behind tonight.  Hope everyone had a good day and that you are healthy and safe.  Sheltering at home is challenging isn’t it?  Maybe restrictions will be lifted soon.     

Day 16 of required instruction.  Hey Seniors—Principal Hipp sent you a survey yesterday about graduation.  There has been good response but she hasn’t heard from everyone yet.  The last day to respond is this Friday, May 1.  Senior parents—After receiving responses from the seniors, Mrs. Hipp then plans to send you a survey regarding graduation.  Majority will rule on graduation plans.  Parents and Students—McDonald’s is extending its 4:00-7:00 pm student meal plan thru May 28.  Thank you Don and Mary Anne Moore.

 

Day 25 for CN—1825 breakfast and 1825 lunch meals were prepared and delivered today.   Thanks to everyone who helped with this today.      

Are you ready for the answer to yesterday’s riddle?  (What five letter word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it?)   Take the word short, add the letters e r and you’ve got the word shorter!!  I thought this one was a little tricky.  If you got it right, then give yourself a big pat on the back.  I’m impressed!!

Today’s riddle.  What word is spelled wrong in the dictionary?  We’ll find out tomorrow. 

 

More about our new animal friend—the sloth.  Sloths are arboreal animals, which means they spend most of their time living in trees.  Contrary to their reputation, sloths only sleep about 10 hours a day.  Their diets consist mostly of leaves which gives them minimal energy and nutrition.  Yesterday we talked about how green algae grow on their fur, which helps to camouflage them from their primary predators—eagles, snakes and jaguars.  They are nocturnal animals, which means they are active during the night and mostly sleep during the day.  Sloths are clumsy on land but are great swimmers—they are three times faster in water than they are on land.  Their favorite swimming style is the backstroke and they can hold their breath for 40 minutes.  That’s impressive.  When they get ready to swim, they just drop into the water directly from the tree.  More tomorrow!!

 

Find a good book, curl up and enjoy reading.  Good night everyone—I’ll be back tomorrow!!