I think we need to work on stretching, so here is today’s workout:
Multiplying by 2
Today is another day of learning how to multiply! Here is a video to help you remember the multiplication:
And we are adding another row and column to our multiplication table:
And it’s another day without a worksheet 😊. Don’t worry – plenty of practice is coming tomorrow!
Ancient cultures have learned to make paper independently out of various plants.
Egyptians used a plant called papyrus to make papyrus paper. They would use only sticky fibers inside of the stem and weave them together. It created a surface that was something between what today cloth and paper look like. They wrote on it and then rolled it up, creating scrolls.
Chinese used to turn plant fibers into fabric and used that to write on.
These days, we make a lot of our paper of trees. This is why you shouldn’t waste paper – they kill trees to make it! Here are basic steps in making paper out of trees:
- Turn wood into a soup called pulp – it’s done either using a machine or chemicals. It’s also bleached, so paper turns out white
- The pulp is sprayed onto mesh (it’s like a very fine net) and dried
- Once it’s mostly dry, it’s put through heated rollers to get rid of any remaining water and squeezed into sheets of paper
The process for making paper through recycling is similar to when you use trees. You just turn old paper into pulp and then follow the next two steps.
Social Science 👩🎓
Hieroglyphics were used in Ancient Egypt. They are symbols that stood for sounds and words. They were one of the earliest forms of written communication. They were used to write messages on scrolls and to write on walls of temples, graves, monuments and house walls. Over time, the hieroglyphic pictures became letters rather than whole words.
Hieroglyphics were deciphered (that’s a fancy word for learning what each means) using Rosetta Stone. No, not the program people use for learning foreign languages now. The program was named after the real thing. It was a rock tablet with writing all over it. An archaeologist realized that writing on the stone was in three different languages and he knew one of them – it was Ancient Greek. The other was Ancient Egyptian, written in hieroglyphics. It took a lot of hard work, but they were able to figure out what each symbol meant.
Here is our alphabet written out in hieroglyphics:
Octopus has 3 hearts.
Word of the day ❗
Wrath – intense anger.
Activity of the day 📺