The University of Wyoming has redesigned their football field's graphics and it looks so cool. The end zone will have painted mountains, the sidelines have the elevations printed on them. Wyoming written in one endzone, Cowboys in the other all in the school's colors of yellow and brown.
New York City's public school 244 is the first school in that city to go to an all vegetarian lunch menu which will include tofu wraps and veggie chili.
Oddly, when you think back on what passed for meat on school lunch trays this may be a better option, but hopefully they'll still get a cookie once in a while.
And in Wisconsin, a state assembly committee recently voted to limit how much junk food could be purchased with food stamps, instead decreeing that 2/3's of the amount must be used for milk, bread, fruits and vegetables.
Captain elementary school in Clayton often uses the seminary campus for classes and today two first grades came to study our Log Cabin, a replica of the original seminary structure back in the mid 1800's.
This was a totally exuberant group of kids, the energy was contagious. They also could not get enough of Ferdie.
After one group went into the cabin for awhile, they had to sit down in the grass and draw the building.
But it wasn't long before they spotted Ferdie
There's something about the inside of that log cabin which makes kids want to dance and shuffle around
But back to the drawing
Oops, here comes Ferdie again
Yes there was teaching
And more Ferdie
And then time to play with the Ferd Dog
And feed him sticks
Then it was time to head back to the school
Ferdie was exhausted. But what a good time this afternoon.
Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have discovered that nanoparticles carrying a toxin found in bee venom can destroy human
immunodeficiency virus (HIV) while leaving surrounding cells unharmed.
More to come on this I'm sure but it looks like it could be very good news.
Connor's preschool had its Grandparents Day program today with lunch. All the kids drew a picture and answered questions about their grandparents. These were hung on the wall outside their room. Here's Connor's
Click to high def it if it does not show up well.
The kids put on a soup opera in which 3 customers are seated at a table, had their order taken by waiters. They wanted French onion soup.
The waiters took away the menus and brought each a big bowl of soup. But...the customers told the waiter they could not eat the soup. Which brought out the chefs.
The chefs were told "we cannot eat this soup" No one understood why and so a couple of local mayors arrived to get to the bottom of it. Connor was one of the mayors.
The mayors all carried large pencils in order to take down the evidence.
Finally someone thought to ask "why can't you eat your soup?" And the answer was: "Because we have no spoons!" Bwahahahahhahahaa.
Then the kids stood together for a song
The skit ended with a prayer given by Connor which began like this:
But eventually settled into this:
Then we all trooped down to the lunchroom and ate with our grandchild
Each table had a paper tablecloth colored by the class. Connor had what the others at the table at first called "a smorgasboard" and then later the more modern term...buffet. We are grandparents afterall, using the old term we grew up with for a large spread of food.
Now to visit Connor's classroom
Boom! right in the door and off to playing with whatever that stuff was, kind of gooey tiny dots all rolled into globs.
We were packed in there
The boys then headed over to the Legos where they pretty much stayed.