Ashe County Schools Update for Wednesday, April 22nd

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Ashe County Schools Update for Wednesday, April 22nd




Good evening everyone.  Another sunny, windy day.  Hope it was a good day for all. 

Day 12 of required instruction.  Parents . . . Make sure when you are checking student progress in Power School that you don’t just look at the average—the average will not show missing assignments.  And students . . . I know, it’s hard to get back into the groove after break, but please check Power School to make sure you are up-to-date on all your assignments.  If you have questions, contact your teacher during office hours or send an email request for help.  Your teachers are there for you!!

Day 21 for CN—1796 breakfast and 1796 lunch meals were prepared and served by our CN staff and delivered by our bus drivers today.   Thank you everyone.

Okay—are you ready for the answer to yesterday’s riddle?  (What has one head, one foot and four legs?)   If you said a bed, you’re correct—good job!!    

Today’s riddle.  You answer me but I never ask questions.  What am I?  I’ll tell you the answer tomorrow!      


More fun facts about polar bears.  They can weigh more than 1300 pounds and span more than 8 feet, 6 inches.  Polar bears are the largest carnivores to currently walk on earth.  So, what’s a carnivore?  A carnivore is an animal that eats meat.  Remember, we learned yesterday that polar bears depend on seals as their primary food source.  Do you remember why?  Yes—because of the seal’s high fat and calorie content.  So exactly how do polar bears balance themselves on the sea ice?  Polar bears have giant feet—their paws can measure up to 12 inches in diameter.  The paws help the bear to spread out its weight on thin ice and deep snow—think of the paws like the snowshoes humans sometimes wear to walk across deep snow.  The bear’s footpads help to grip the ice.  They also have long, curved claws that can measure up to 4 inches—all the better to grab onto those slippery seals.  More info to come tomorrow.   

Families—keep practicing all the safety measures for the coronavirus—we want everyone to stay healthy and safe.  Get a good night’s sleep and I’ll be back in touch tomorrow.