Ashe County School Update for Tuesday, May 5th

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Ashe County School Update for Tuesday, May 5th

 

 

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Good evening everyone.  Well . . . the weather was certainly not as warm as it was this past weekend.  I hope everyone is still safe and healthy and that you’ve had a good day.

Day 21 of required instruction—Students—If you have not touched base with your teacher this week, please be sure to make contact before the week is over.  We want to make sure that all of our students are doing okay.  Parents—Please take a minute to clear your voice messages so that teachers can contact students.  We appreciate your hard work in this team effort. 

 

Day 30 for CN— 1814 breakfast and 1814 lunch meals were prepared and delivered today.  Good job as always. 

Are you ready for the answer to yesterday’s riddle?  (What has to be broken before you can use it?)  An egg of course!  Did you get the right answer?  If so, good job.

Today’s riddle.  I’m tall when I’m young and I’m short when I’m old.  What am I?  We’ll find out tomorrow.

 

More about our zebra friends.  Zebras are more than just striped members of the horse family.  Just like human beings have unique fingerprints, every zebra has a unique pattern of stripes.  Scientists use the patterns like bar codes.  Special software scans images of zebras which then provides vital information on survival, reproduction and movements.  Have you ever wondered why zebras have stripes?  One theory is that the stripes confuse predators because it makes it harder for a lion to pick out an individual zebra.  Zebras live in Africa where the weather is hot and humid.  Studies show that zebras in warmer climates have more stripes to keep them cool or healthy.  The stripes also repel insects that can carry deadly diseases.  More tomorrow!!

In this age of the internet, many of us don’t read as much as we should.  Did you know that there are 15 incredible benefits from reading every day?    Benefit 1—Reading promotes mental health because it keeps our brains active.  Pick a book you like and read every night—don’t go to sleep unless you’ve read at least one page of a book. 

Good night everyone and rest well.  I’ll be back tomorrow.