Friday, July 13, 2018

Summer Activity Sheets - July 2018


2018 JULY EVENTS

Fireworks Safety Month (June 1-July 4)
        Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month
Park and Recreation Month
UV Safety Month

 


Fruits, Veggies, and Flowers for the Month of July



What blooms in July?
A partial list of July flowers that bloom
Sunflowers 




                                         Iris 


Lilies








                               Gardenias




 July Fruits in season
Fruits 
Strawberries,                            Blueberries
 

                                                                    Raspberries
                                                                      Watermelon

Kiwi



Apricots, 
                     
                           Cantaloupe




July Veggies/ vegetables in season
Tomatoes,



       Corn,  


                                                                           Green Beans,

Cucumbers,,


                                                                         Summer squash,
Types of Lettuce              Iceberg Lettuce 
 

Lollo Russo Cut Lettuce


Romaine Lettuce




Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

Not grandma’s aches and pains! The type of arthritis that these kids experience is not the same. These children suffer from various autoimmune forms of arthritis. Their bodies’ immune system is attacking their joints, causing swelling, stiffness and permanent damage. 










Words and Games Activity Book Series- Learn and Grow

Sunday, July 1, 2018

JULY 2018





How much do you know?
A TASTE of TRIVIA – 4TH    of July







o   1.   In what city was the Declaration of Independence signed?
o   2.   What are the first seven words of the Declaration of Independence?
o   3.   Who approved the Declaration of Independence?
o   4.   Whose signature is the largest on the Declaration of Independence?
o   5. 4What was the main reason the U.S. declared independence?
o   6.   How many people signed the Declaration of Independence?

ANSWER

1.    The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2.    "When in the course of human events.
3.    The Second Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence.
4.    The largest signature on the Declaration of Independence is John Hancock's.
5.    The people were taxed without representation.
6.     56 people signed the Declaration of Independence





TRIVIA
o   7.   Who was the king of England when the colonies declared their independence?
o   8.   How many people were living in the U. S. in 1776?
o   9.   Where does the word "patriotism" come from?
o   10.   What were the colors of the first flag?
o   11.  What is our national bird?
o   12.  Where is the Liberty Bell located?


ANSWER

7.    George III was king of England when the colonies declared their independence.
8.     There were 2.5 million people living in the U. S. in 1776.
9. The word "patriotism" comes from the Latin "patria" meaning "fatherland" or "homeland".
10. The colors of the first flag were red, white, and blue.
11. Our national bird is the bald eagle.
12. The Liberty Bell is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the tower of Independence Hall.





TRIVIA
o   13. Does the Liberty Bell still ring today?
o   14. How did the name "Uncle Sam" originate?
o   15. What is the name of the National Anthem?
o   16. Who wrote the words to the National Anthem?
o   17. Who wrote the Pledge of Allegiance?
o   18.  Who sewed the first official American flag?
o   19. Why were the stars in a circle on the first flag?

ANSWER

13. The Liberty Bell no longer rings. It rang from 1778 to 1835, when it cracked.
14. The name: Uncle Sam" originated in 1812, when a meat packer by the name of Sam Wilson provided meat to the U. S. Army. Someone saw the meat shipments that were stamped with U. S. and joked that the initials stood for "Uncle Sam" and the name stuck
15.  The name of the National Anthem is the "Star Spangled Banner."
16. Francis Scott Key wrote the words to the National Anthem.
17.  Francis Bellamy wrote the Pledge of Allegiance.
18.  Betsy Ross sewed the first official American flag?
19. The stars were in a circle on the first flag to show that all the colonies were equal.

 

TRIVIA
o   20. How tall is the Statue of Liberty?
o   21. What country gave us the Statue of Liberty?
o   22. How many hotdogs are consumed on July 4th each year?
o   23. How much money is spent on fireworks every year?
o   24. Who invented fireworks?
o   25. How many people have cook outs on July 4th?
o   26. When did the Liberty Bell crack?
o   27. When did the Fourth of July become a national holiday?
o   28. How did the US get the motto "In God We Trust"?



ANSWER

20. The Statue of Liberty is 151 feet tall
21. France gave us the Statue of Liberty
22. Americans consume 150 million hot dogs on July 4th each year.
23. Americans spend around 211 million dollars every year on fireworks.
24. The Chinese invented fireworks
25.  Over 74 million people have cookouts on July 4th.
26. The first Liberty Bell cracked when it was being tested. It and the second bell were re-melted and forged again. The third Liberty Bell cracked in 1835.
27. The Fourth of July became an unpaid holiday for federal workers in 1870. In 1938 it became a paid holiday, and in 1941, it was declared a federal holiday.
28. Francis Scott Key urged the adoption of "In God is our Trust" as the national motto. The United States adopted the motto "In God We Trust" by law on July 30, 1956 by President Dwight Eisenhower.




Did you know?

This historical event in America is celebrated.
July 2, 1776, the Continental Congress voted to approve a motion by Virginia to separate from Great Britain. Two days later, the declaration proclaiming the independence of the United States of America from Great Britain and its king was formally adopted by 12 Colonies

Fireworks were first used in an official Fourth of July celebration in 1777
Congress authorized using fireworks to help mark the first anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. The celebration, which took place in Philadelphia, also included bonfires and bells.

President Thomas Jefferson first held a Fourth of July celebration at the White House.
Though John Adams was the first president to occupy the White House, it was Thomas Jefferson who, on July 4, 1801, opened the Executive Mansion to diplomats, civil and military officers and Cherokee chiefs. The Marine Band performed "The President's March" (later retitled "Hail, Columbia") and other patriotic airs.

The Pennsylvania Evening Post newspaper first printed the Declaration of Independence.
After John Dunlap of Philadelphia printed copies of the declaration for the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, printers throughout the Colonies produced their own versions. The one from the Pennsylvania Evening Post came out on July 6, 1776.




 Courtesy of:

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National Fireworks Safety Month

June 1 to July 4th


To Avoid Injury - Use Fireworks Responsibly

It is always necessary to be cautious, when using fireworks, because of the severity of the injuries they can cause:
Burns on the hand are the most common, because the hand is always closest to them. These injuries can range from minor burns, to blisters, to severe burns that cause excessive damage to the skin. Hand injuries can also include cuts, broken bones, torn tendons, and in the worst possible occurrence, amputation. These injuries are the result of standing too close when a firework explodes, or trying to hold onto them as they are lit.
Eye and face injuries are also common, because of the particles that fly through the air after one has exploded. Hearing loss is also suffered by some users, due to the loud bang when the fireworks explode. Sometimes this is only temporary, but it can be permanent, and is caused by standing too close when the firework detonates.
When using fireworks, it is best to follow a few simple rules to keep everyone safe from harm.  Be sure to read and follow all directions before using them.
·         Children should never be allowed to handle fireworks.
·         When lighting fireworks, put on safety glasses to protect the eyes.
·         Only use fireworks outside in an open area.
·         Keep a bucket of water nearby at all times to soak duds with, and do not try to relight them.
·         Don’t light fireworks in any type of container, and never carry them in a pocket, because the friction of movement can cause them to light.
·         Keep a first aid kit handy, and if serious injury is suffered, seek medical attention.
Most importantly - never mix alcohol and fireworks.


Friday, June 22, 2018

Safety Month


Safety Month

National Fireworks Safety Month - June to July 

Upcoming topic on - Food Allergies


The first of June marks the beginning of National Fireworks Safety Month, which runs until July 4. 

Use Fireworks Responsibly to Avoid Injury

It is always necessary to be cautious, because of the severity of the injuries that fireworks can cause.
The most common, Burns on the hand are the most common, because the hand is always closest to them. These injuries can range from minor burns, to blisters, to severe burns that cause excessive damage to the skin. Hand injuries can also include cuts, broken bones, torn tendons, and in the worst possible occurrence, amputation. These injuries are the result of standing too close when a firework explodes, or trying to hold onto them as they are lit.
Also common are Eye and face injuries, because of the particles that fly through the air after one has exploded. Hearing loss is also suffered by some users, due to the loud bang when the fireworks explode. Sometimes this is only temporary, but it can be permanent, and is caused by standing too close when the firework detonates.
When using fireworks, it is best to follow a few simple rules to keep everyone safe from harm.  Be sure to read and follow all directions before using them.
·         Children should never be allowed to handle fireworks.
·         When lighting fireworks, put on safety glasses to protect the eyes.
·         Only use fireworks outside in an open area.
·         Keep a bucket of water nearby at all times to soak duds with, and do not try to relight them.
·         Don’t light fireworks in any type of container, and never carry them in a pocket, because the friction of movement can cause them to light.
·         Keep a first aid kit handy, and if serious injury is suffered, seek medical attention.
Perhaps most important, never mix alcohol and fireworks.

Courtesy https://www.consumersafety.org/news/products/national-fireworks-safety-month/



SUMMER FUN LEARNING ACTIVITIES

WORDS AND GAMES ACTIVITY BOOK SERIES”, which is an ONLINE ACTIVITY BOOK, which helps the Pre-Schooling and Kindergarten children to learn easily and practically about 
MATH, WORDS, SHAPES AND COLORS.



This mini-workbooks series specifically designed to enhance skills for early reading and math.  Each book has colorful themes and through reinforcement helps prepare your child for school. Offering a basic understanding of literacy skills with a good source practice aid for Toddlers to Kindergarten.


Safety Month
Children Safety this Summer and throughout the Year: