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Looking For Destiny? It's Right Here In the left column! *Please view this blog on your phone in landscape* Continue reading
Download Meet Mrs. Hess Download Meet Mrs. Cutter Hello!! Thank you for taking time to check out our blog! We are so excited to meet our new students, and we hope that everyone can come and say a quick hello during our Meet & Greet Drive Thru on Thursday, August... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2020 at Mrs. Hess' Blog
Download Meet Mrs. DuShane! Hello!! Thank you for taking time to check out my blog! I am so excited to meet my new students, and I hope that everyone can come and say a quick hello during our Meet & Greet Drive Thru on Thursday, August 13th. I will be giving the students paper resources, which they can put right into their binders. You may be wondering about school supplies. While we may not use all of the supplies during digital learning, students will need all supplies once we are back in the classroom meeting face to face. The 3-ring binder and colored folders will be very important for organizing materials at home. Download 4th Grade Supply List During a "normal" school year, I update my blog daily/weekly with homework, curriculum updates, videos and resources. Until further notice, all communication and resources will be sent through CTLS Learn, which is the new platform Cobb County teachers and students will use for all teaching and learning. You will be getting more information on this soon! That being said, you will not need to check my blog, unless you just want to peruse the resources I keep here. Your child should be receiving a special note from me in the mail soon with directions for the first (unofficial) assignment of the year. 😊 I am looking forward to meeting all of you, and I know that we are going to have a fantastic school year! Feel free to contact me with any questions or just to say hello! Mrs. DuShane Email: Lauren.DuShane@cobbk12.org Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2020 at Mrs. DuShane's Blog
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Welcome to Kindergarten! Kindergarten is so much fun! Teaching is my passion and I love creating a happy, positive, and safe learning environment for my students! We are going to learn, lead, excel, grow, discover, play, and work together this year! I'm looking forward to an amazing 2020-21 school year... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2020 at Mrs. Weimann's Wise Words
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Get More Rewards for Reading This Summer!! The Cobb Summer Reading Adventure is going on now, so be sure to register, http://www.cobbcat.org/summer/ and while you're at it, go ahead and enroll in the Camp Book It program as well!! More details below! Continue reading
The Cobb Summer Reading Adventure is now open for registration! Please visit http://www.cobbcat.org/summer/ to register today! The adventure starts June 1st! Continue reading
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Today we celebrate YOU!! Way to Go! Great Job!! Well done!! I can't think of a better send off than these timeless words from Dr. Seuss. Congratulations!! We'll Miss You!! Continue reading
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Congratulations Kemp Cougars! You did it! Thank you for ALL your hard work during the last 9 weeks of digital learning! YOU ROCK!! I have picked 2 awesome ebooks to finish off our amazing school year! You can see my book talks on this week's CCN video, and then come... Continue reading
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Wednesday, May 20th You made it to the last week of school!! We are so proud of you! There will not be any new assignments that you need to turn in this week. You may wrap up your COVID-19 Digital Journal and finish listening to Brown Girl Dreaming (The entire book has now been recorded and is posted.) Below, you will find an OPTIONAL Choice Menu that you can work on over these last three days, but you will not need to turn anything in. We hope that everyone can join us for our last Zoom meeting on Tuesday at 9:00. Students are welcome to share a slide or just talk about a slide from the COVID-19 Digital Journal as we wrap up this unique school year. In addition, we cannot end this school year without rewarding our students with the biggest Boosterthon prize they earned. At the end of the Zoom meeting, Mrs. DuShane will be pied in the face. She is thrilled. Download Last Week of School Choice Board (This is OPTIONAL) Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2020 at Mrs. DuShane's Blog
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Have a Happy, Safe & Healthy Summer! Let's Celebrate!! *COBB SUMMER READING ADVENTURE* The 2020 Summer Reading Adventure begins June 1st! We encourage all students and families to read 20 minutes each day for a total of 20 hours this summer. This year students and families will sign up for... Continue reading
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Mrs. C's eBooks of the Week SUMMER READING CHALLENGE INFORMATION IS Continue reading
Thursday, May 14th Today is STEM Day! There are no new assignments, but students may choose an activity from the list to complete. This does not need to be turned in. Download 2020 STEM DAY Wednesday, May 13th Virtual College Day Presentation Please watch the Virtual College Day Presentation. There are no new assignments today, but students are welcome to catch up on listening to Brown Girl Dreaming or work on the Covid-19 Digital Journal if they would like something else to do. Tuesday, May 12th Social Studies: Watch the BrainPop Video, Civil War: Civil War (Username: kempmedia/Password: cougars Reading: Listen to an excerpt from Brown Girl Dreaming Math: Learning Target – I can understand and convert customary and metric measurements. We are starting our very quick unit on measurement. You need to learn about the customary system, which is used in the United States, and the metric system, which is used everywhere else and by all scientists. In 4th grade, we just learn about measuring length, weight or mass, and capacity. You also need to be able to convert one unit to another. For example, since there are 3 feet in 1 yard, you would be able to convert 2 yards to six feet. Use this reference sheet throughout the unit to help you remember the different units. It’s important that you don’t confuse the two systems of measurement. 😊 Download Measurement Reference Sheet Activity #1 – We will look at a Smartboard together during our Zoom and complete a sheet together. Please print out the sheet below prior to our lesson. Download Customary Worksheet Activity #2 – Watch the following videos. Please watch this Study Jams video to get an overview of both systems of measurement. http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/math/measurement/units-of-measurement.htm Next, watch this YouTube video to get a better idea about the customary units of length. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9sYvDCnI0g Now, watch this Brainpop video to get a good introduction to the metric system. https://www.brainpop.com/math/geometryandmeasurement/metricunits/ Monday, May 11th Reading/Social Studies Activity 1: Watch this video about the attack on Fort Sumter: Fort Sumter Activity 2: Click on the link to read along/listen to Mrs. DuShane explain secession and the attack on Fort Sumter, which marked the beginning of the Civil War. Secession and the Attack on Fort Sumter Read Aloud: Listen to an excerpt from Brown Girl Dreaming Math: Learning Target –– I can determine if a figure has symmetry and if so, how many lines of symmetry there are. We will continue learning about symmetry and lines of symmetry today. Activity #1 - Start by watching this video on Study Jams. You will have to click through the video step by step, but it’s really not that difficult! http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/math/geometry/lines-of-symmetry.htm Activity #2 - Complete pages 11 (back side only) and page 12 in your Math Packet #2. They are titled Independent Practice (1-6) Activity #3 – Check your answers with the answer key. Download May 11th Answer Key Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2020 at Mrs. DuShane's Blog
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Library Books Can Be Returned May 15 & 18 Please see the email that went out about Student items Pick Up/Drop Off. Teachers may have sent out emails to parents who's children have library books currently checked out. A library reminder email will be going out as well. Thank You. Continue reading
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We Made it To... Great job everybody!! Only 2 1/2 weeks left! Let's do this! Looking for those amazing ebooks I recommended on this week's CCN video? Click on the covers to read! After you've finished reading one or both, head over to Flipgrid and give a book review! Enter... Continue reading
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Friday, May 8th There are no new assignments today! Use this time to catch up on anything you have not finished. Have a great weekend! Thursday, May 7th Download Kemp Field Day - May 7 Wednesday, May 6th Reading/Social Studies: Log into GoFormative and listen to/read the passage, "John Brown's Raid". Answer the questions carefully. This will be a grade. You have until Friday to complete the quiz. If you score below 75%, you may re-take the quiz one time before the end of the day on Friday. GoFormative- John Brown's Raid Writing: Continue working on your Covid-19 Digital Journal. Math: Learning Target –– I can determine if a figure has symmetry and if so, how many lines of symmetry there are. Today, we are starting to learn about symmetry. A line of symmetry is an imaginary line that can be drawn on an object to create a mirror image. Activity #1 – Watch the following two videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEro2-qcFqU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJlhywRfvh8 Activity #2 - Complete pages 10 and 11 (front side only) in your Math Packet #2. They are titled Lines of Symmetry and Partner Practice (1-5). Activity #3 – Check your answers with the answer key Download Wednesday May 6 Answer Key Tuesday, May 5th We will see you at 9:00 for our Zoom Meeting! Writing: Continue working on your COVID-19 Digital Journal. Download the PowerPoint, save it to your computer and then update/save each time you work on it. Each slide tells you exactly what to do. Download COVID-19 Digital Journal Reading: Listen to at least one recording from our read aloud, Brown Girl Dreaming (see the post at the top of the blog). Social Studies: Watch the Brain Pop video about the causes of the Civil War. (Username: kempmedia/Password: cougars) https://www.brainpop.com/socialstudies/ushistory/civilwarcauses/ Try completing the quiz after you watch the video. Math: - Learning Target – I can understand shapes and classify quadrilaterals according to their sides and properties. Activity #1 – Review all the pages on quadrilaterals that we have done so far. You will have a quiz today and you are allowed to use all the pages and resources to help you answer the questions. Activity #2 – Complete page 7 in your Math Packet #2 titled Exit Quiz: Intro to Quadrilaterals. This is for a grade and should be done independently!! Activity #3 – Take a picture of the quiz and send to Mrs. King. Monday, May 4th Reading: Listen to at least one recording from our read aloud, Brown Girl Dreaming (see the post at the top of the blog). Writing: This will be our very last writing assignment of the year! Students will use the following PowerPoint template to reflect on their quarantine experience. This is meant to be a FUN activity that students can save and look back on later in life. Students will have until the last day of school to complete the presentation, so work at your own pace. Download the PowerPoint, save it to your computer and then update/save each time you work on it. Each slide tells you exactly what to do. Download COVID-19 Digital Journal Social Studies We are going to start learning about the Civil War and the events that led up to this war. This was a terrible time in the history of the United States. The main issue that led to the war, of course, was slavery, but the issue of the balance between federal and states’ rights was also one of the causes of the war. Today, just watch this short video about Harriet Beecher Stowe. She wrote the book, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, that contributed to even more people joining the abolitionist movement. (The movement to end slavery.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DILeHp4KPc Math: Learning Target –– I can understand shapes and classify quadrilaterals according to their sides and properties. We will finish up with quadrilaterals today. If you are having difficulty remembering how they can be classified, use the sheet in color that you had last week as a reference. Here it is again. Download Quadrilateral Identification Sheet Activity #1 - Re-watch the Study Jams video or the Math Antics video if needed. http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/math/geometry/classify-quadrilaterals.htm https://www.mathantics.com/lesson/quadrilaterals Activity #2 – Complete page four (front and back) in your Math Packet #2. They are both titled Independent Practice and it starts with number six and goes through number 14. Do your best and answer in complete sentences. Activity #3 – After you have completed the sheets, check your answers here: Download Monday May 4 Answer Key Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2020 at Mrs. DuShane's Blog
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ONE MORE REMINDER! ALL MINECRAFT CHALLENGE ENTRIES ARE DUE THIS FRIDAY, MAY 1ST! CLICK HERE FOR OFFICIAL RULES PLEASE EMAIL MRS. C IF YOU ENTER. karen.cochran@cobbk12.org GOOD LUCK!! Continue reading
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Let's get creative in honor of National Poetry Month! Write a short poem about anything, and have someone video you reading it, or record yourself. Post that video in Mrs. C's Poetry Garden on Flipgrid. Flip code: effae95e I posted my video, so take a look if you need some... Continue reading
Friday, May 1st There are no new assignments today. Make sure to turn in your weekly assignments and begin listening to Mrs. DuShane read aloud, Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson. There will be an optional Zoom session today for you to hang out with your friends. Boys will meet from 10:30-11:00 and girls will meet from 11:00-11:30. No worries if you can't make it! Have a great weekend! Thursday, April 30th Reading: Activity 1: Go to Seesaw and complete the activity you have been assigned asking you to read aloud the poem, Under the Back Porch. You only need to read this aloud, nothing else! : ) Activity 2: Continue working on Weslandia Choice Menu. This is due by Sunday. Math: Learning Target –– I can understand shapes and classify quadrilaterals according to their sides and properties. Activity #1 – Rewatch this video. https://www.mathantics.com/lesson/quadrilaterals Activity #2 – Play this game. Try to get the highest score you can. https://www.turtlediary.com/quiz/classify-quadrilateral.html Activity #3 – Complete the back of page three in your Math Packet 2 titled Partner Practice numbers one through five (we will do the front together during our Zoom). Be sure to check your answers to make sure you aren’t confusing the shapes. 4th graders tend to have the most difficulty with the rhombus. Remember, all four sides have to be congruent for a parallelogram to be a rhombus. 😊 Partner Practice (1-5) Answer Key link - Download Thursday April 30th Answer Key Wednesday, April 29th For our Zoom class tomorrow morning, please bring one of your Weslandia Choice Menu activities to share with the class! Math: Learning Target –– I can understand shapes and classify quadrilaterals according to their sides and properties. Today we are going to start learning about quadrilaterals. Quad is a prefix that means four, so these polygons will all have four sides. The following sheet will be very helpful to you in the coming days. You should print this out to keep with you. Download Quadrilateral Identification Sheet Activity 1: Watch the Study Jams video to learn how quadrilaterals are classified based on their sides and angles. An important vocabulary word you need to learn is congruent, which just means the same or equal. http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/math/geometry/classify-quadrilaterals.htm Now watch this MathAntics video: https://www.mathantics.com/lesson/quadrilaterals Activity #2 – Complete page two in your MATH PACKET #2 titled Intro to Quadrilaterals – the family tree Activity #3 – Check your answers with the answer key - Download Wednesday April 29 Answer Key Reading: Continue working on your Weslandia Choice Menu- Turn in through Seesaw, Office 365 or Email by Sunday Tuesday, April 28th Reading: Read Weslandia again, and choose 3 activities from the choice menu to complete! Download Weslandia Choice Menu Activity Download Weslandia Read Aloud This will be due by Sunday, May 3rd. You may submit your work through Seesaw, Office 365 or email. Please make sure to label each of your 3 choices with the activity in the box (Example: Artful Artist, Poetry Connection, Vibrant Vocabulary). Math: Learning Target #1 – I can classify triangles according to the size of their angles. Activity #1 - Watch the Study Jams video on triangles to review how triangles are classified by their sides and angles. Keep in mind that in 4th grade, you must be able to recognize right triangles. You don’t have to be able to classify triangles in multiple ways this year. 😊 http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/math/geometry/classify-triangles.htmhttp://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/math/geometry/classify-triangles.htm Activity #2 - Complete these two sheets to label triangles according to their angles. You should NOT write equilateral, isosceles, or scalene. You should write either right, acute, or obtuse. You can print the sheets or just write your answers on a scratch paper. Download Tuesday April 28th Math Pages Activity #3 – Tuesday April 28th Answer Key link Download Tuesday April 28th Answer Key Monday, April 27th Math Zoom Link for those who struggled on last weeks test. Our featured guest is Tristen! Download Angles Zoom Reading: This week, we will use the mentor text, Weslandia by Paul Fleischman, to complete several reading activities. Today, you will simply read/listen to the story. As you click through the pages, you can click the space bar to hear the story read aloud, or you can click on the speaker icon in the top right corner of each page. As you read, look closely at words that are unfamiliar, and try to use context clues to figure out what they mean. Tomorrow, you will be completing an activity on context clues with the story! Download Weslandia Read Aloud Science: Students have all week to complete this assignment: Download Science Plans Week of April 27 Download SoundPPT Download Sound Notes Writing: Students will finish their final copy of Cats and Dogs and submit it to us. Some of you have already done this, so you will be taking a break from writing this week. Make sure to edit/revise and make sure you have included the following things before submitting: -text evidence -counterclaims -proper punctuation/capitalization -no fragments or run-ons Math: Click here for math plans today. Download Monday Math Plans April 27 Check your answers with the answer key after you are done. If you missed more two or more, let Mrs. King know. Download 4-27-2020 Answer Key Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2020 at Mrs. DuShane's Blog
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Exciting News from The Magic Tree House Facebook Page!! Continue reading
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We continue to celebrate National Poetry Month with a look at one of our very favorite poets- Shel Silverstein What is your favorite Shel Silverstein book? I love them all!! Why not visit the Shel Silverstein website today for some rainy day fun. Click below. Continue reading
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DON'T FORGET!! ENTRIES ARE DUE NEXT FRIDAY MAY 1ST! Build Your Best Minecraft World Yet! Click here for Official Rules GOOD LUCK!! Continue reading
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My recommended eBooks on CCN Monday April 27th Click on the book covers to link to the text. *Galileo password to access Katie Woo - linen *Log into the Cobb Digital Library to access Lineup Continue reading
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A Poem For Poetry Month I'm glad we have a Poetry Month, But still, I wonder why Those chose a month with thirty days-- Were months in short supply? I wish that they'd selected A longer month, like May. I'm certain I'd appreciate That extra poetry day. Of course, if... Continue reading
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Friday, April 24th Happy Friday! There are no new assignments today. Please use today to finish typing, editing, and revising your Cats and Dogs essay. Submit your writing when you are finished. If you have already done this, there is no need to send again. In addition, you have until the end of the day re-do any assignments on GoFormative in which you scored 75% or lower. After our Zoom lesson yesterday, MANY of you went back to #11 on the Earth Day assignment and fixed your constructed responses. Way to be great listeners and responsible students! Have a fantastic weekend. We miss you so much! Download Screencast Links for Cats and Dogs Opinion Writing April is National Poetry Month! Check out Mrs. Crumbley's videos where she shares a few poems from Mrs. DuShane's FAVORITE book of poems, Where the Sidewalk Ends, by Shel Silverstein. One Inch Tall What's in the Sack? Mrs. DuShane and Mrs. King Thursday, April 23 Math: Learning Target #1 – I can use a protractor or visually find the measure of angles. Activity #1 – Today’s activity will be for a grade! YOU MUST COMPLETE THIS WITH NO HELP! Click on the worksheet below. Fill in your answers on the right side. Don’t forget to add the degree symbol. Download Determining Angles with a Protractor Activity #2 – Send Mrs. King a picture with your answers. Reading: After our Zoom lesson this morning, please go back to your "Why do we have Earth Day?" GoFormative assignment and work on your constructed response (#11: Do you think everyone should take part in Earth Day activities? Why or why not?) Make sure that you used the RACE strategy to respond to this question. Writing: Today you should be wrapping up our Cats vs. Dogs Opinion Writing with a conclusion. Use slides 16-20 from Mrs. Wishon’s Opinion Writing PowerPoint to guide you through what an opinion writing conclusion should look like. Your conclusion should wrap up your opinion writing. There should NOT be any new information in this paragraph. Think about the most important idea that you want your reader to remember. Use the following tips to help you write your conclusion paragraph: Start with a conclusion transition: As you can see… In conclusion… To conclude… All in all… To sum it up.... Restate your opinion or thesis. As a final thought or a call to action. Once you finish your conclusion, you need to revise and edit your essay. As you are revising, look for places in your essay where you can elaborate more. Refer to Mrs. Wishon’s PowerPoint slides 26-32 and listen to her screen-cast on elaboration. Watch Mrs. Wishon's screencast video on elaboration to help with this. Elaboration video: https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cYf3ntAQ61 Wednesday, April 22nd Writing: Today, you will continue drafting your body paragraphs. Each body paragraph MUST start with a topic sentence, which will be one of your reason sentences from the graphic organizer. You will follow the topic sentence with at least 3 strong details. Before you begin, please watch Mrs. Wishon's screencast, but fast forward to 6:50 on the video. This is where she begins discussing what a body paragraph should look like. https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cYfofzzQ3o Science Click on this link Introduction to Sound Watch the video. Click on "Online Quiz Game" on the assessment tab. Choose, "Quizziz, Play Individually" Play as much as you would like. : ) Reading: Log into GoFormative, complete the assignment, "Why do we have Earth Day?" Math: Learning Target #1 –– I can use a protractor or visually find the measure of angles. Activity 1: Today, we want you to learn how to construct (draw) an angle and practice measuring angles. Watch this video: http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/math/geometry/construct-angles.htm Activity #2 - Now try practicing using this game. https://www.mathplayground.com/alienangles.html Tuesday, April 21st Math: Learning Target #1 – I can use a protractor or visually find the measure of angles. We will continue practice measuring angles with a protractor today. Remember to determine what type of angle it is before you measure it, so you will choose the correct number on the protractor. This angle is acute. It probably measures around 45 degrees. It doesn’t make sense to choose 135 degrees. (If you look at your protractor, you will see that 45 degrees is at the same spot on the right side of the protractor as 135 degrees.) Activity #1 - Rewatch the videos from yesterday. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gzd_lsNwTOI http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/math/geometry/measure-angles.htm Activity #2 - Now practice using this site: https://www.mathplayground.com/measuringangles.html Writing: Now that you have completed the introduction paragraph, you are ready to begin your body paragraphs. Each body paragraph MUST start with a topic sentence, which will be one of your reason sentences from the graphic organizer. You will follow the topic sentence with at least 3 strong details. Before you begin, please watch Mrs. Wishon's screencast, but fast forward to 6:50 on the video. This is where she begins discussing what a body paragraph should look like. https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cYfofzzQ3o Reading Watch the BrainPop Video: BrainPop: Main Idea Username: kempmedia Password: cougars Log into GoFormative Select the assignment, "Main Idea and Supporting Details" Read each task card and answer the questions. Monday, April 20th Reading/Science Log into GoFormative Select the assignment, "How is Light Refracted?" Read the passage and complete the quiz. Writing: Today you will begin drafting your Cats and Dogs Opinion essay in Office 365. Watch the screencast video below from Mrs. Wishon before you begin. Today, you are ONLY writing your introduction paragraph (2-3 sentences). An introduction paragraph must include 3 things: Hook sentence Clearly state your opinion Introduce the 2-3 reasons you will cover in your paper (NO juicy details yet!) Look at this color-coded example on a different topic: Are you tired of fighting over the remote? I strongly believe that I should be allowed to have a T.V. in my bedroom. Having a T.V. in my room would cut down on arguing with my brother, give me a place to relax, and help me fall asleep at night. Drafting Video with Mrs.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2020 at Mrs. DuShane's Blog
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Wow! Thursday is already here! That was fast! To kickoff our 3 day weekends let's take a trip to the Zoos. Yeah, I know, we can't actually GO to the Zoos, but we can bring them to us through Live Cams! Click the pic below to visit the Giant Pandas... Continue reading