I know you are probably all anxious to know who won for predicting about the baby. Here are the results!
Winners for LENGTH: 19 1/2 inches
Dallin and Kya
Winner for WEIGHT: 7 lbs. 5 oz.
Winner for DATE: February 20, 2014
London (Her guess was 2-21-14)
OVERALL WINNERBoy 2/20/14 at 5:25 p.m. 7 lbs. 5 oz. 19 1/2 inches long blonde hair and blue eyes
Riley!Her predictions were all very close: Boy 2/19/14 at 4:17 p.m. 7 lbs. 6 oz. 20 1/2 inches long brown hair and blue eyes
Way to go! I’ll let you know what the prizes are as soon as I decide what the prizes are.
This link is now added to the right-hand column of links under “Homework Help.” That way, students do not have to scroll through all of the posts on the blog to search for the link! Thanks!
Adopt a Panda
“Pandas are found only in the temperate forests of China. Although classified as a carnivore, the panda’s diet consists almost exclusively of bamboo. Despite being one of the most popular animals in the world, pandas are threatened by habitat fragmentation and unsustainable development. It is estimated that 1,600 pandas remain in the wild. WWF is the primary international conservation organization protecting pandas and their habitat.”
-This information is copied directly from the WWF website link above.
Our class is adopting a panda! Happy Valentine’s Day!
We want to adopt a wild animal. After reading “Here’s My Dollar,” we are inspired to help wild animals. We each want to bring $1 to adopt an animal of our choice for $25. We will vote tomorrow on the animal that we will adopt. Here is a link to look at the choices. We will let you know who wins!
February 2nd – Groundhog’s Day
February 10th – Bring Valentine’s Day Boxes
February 12th – Last PowerPoint Club Meeting (1:15-2:00)
February 12th – PowerPoint Club Night of Presentations for Friends and Families (3-4:00)
February 14th – Happy Valentine’s Day!!!
February 17th – No School (Presidents’ Day)
February 23rd – Mrs. Hone’s Due Date!
Don’t forget your decorated box to collect Valentines starting on February 10, 2014.
You can bring your Valentines any day that week. Here is a list of names in case you misplaced the one I gave you at conferences:Boys (10) Tolkien Jaydin Braxton Wilson Kortryk Hunter Harrison Logan Ryan Dallin Girls (11) London Londy Auzzie Brynlyn Lauren Riley Karyme Breona Kya Quincie Kaylee
|Greek Name||Roman Name||Description|
|Aphrodite||Venus||Goddess of love and beauty, wife of Hephaestus, was said to have been born fully-grown from the sea-foam.|
|Apollo||Apollo||God of the arts, of light and healing (Roman sun god) twin brother of Artemis, son of Zeus.|
|Ares||Mars||Hated god of war, son of Zeus and Hera.|
|Artemis||Diana||Goddess of the hunt, twin sister of Apollo, connected with childbirth and the healing arts.|
|Athena||Minerva||Warrior goddess of wisdom, patron goddess of the useful arts, daughter of Zeus who sprang fully-grown from her father’s head.|
|Cronus||Saturn||Titan sky god, supreme ruler of the titans and father to many Olympians, his reign was referred to as ‘the golden age’.|
|Demeter||Ceres||Goddess of the harvest, particularly of grain, sister of Zeus, mother of Persephone.|
|Dionysus||Bacchus||God of wine and vegetation, patron god of the drama.|
|Gaia||Terra||Mother goddess of the earth, daughter of Chaos, mother of Uranus.|
|Hades||Pluto||God of the underworld, ruler of the dead, brother of Zeus, husband of Persephone.|
|Hephaestus||Vulcan||Lame god of the forge, talented blacksmith to the gods, son of Zeus and Hera, husband of Aphrodite.|
|Hera||Juno||Goddess of marriage and childbirth, queen of the Olympians, jealous wife and sister of Zeus, mother of Hephaestus, Ares and Hebe.|
|Hermes||Mercury||Quick-witted, clever messenger of the gods, patron god of travelers, thieves and merchants, escort of souls to Hades, son of Zeus.|
|Hestia||Vesta||Peace-loving goddess of the hearth, guardian of the home, sister of Zeus.|
|Persephone||Proserpine||Daughter of Zeus and Demeter who was kidnapped by Hades and forced to become his wife; she spends half the year in the underworld with her husband and returns every spring to live with her mother.|
|Poseidon||Neptune||God of the sea and earthquakes, brother of Zeus.|
|Rhea||Ops||Wife of Cronus.|
|Uranus||Uranus||Father of the Titans.|
|Zeus||Jupiter||Sky god known as ‘the thunderer,’ supreme ruler of the Olympians.|