Wacky Facts
Life at home can seem crazy sometimes, but there are crazier things out there! Have fun exploring some unusual things to eat and places to visit. If you were naming a new town, what name would you choose?

Today’s Activities


Wacky Facts! Scroll down to Week 1, Day 4, and read “Burger Bugs?” to find out why some people are eating some crazy things! Then choose one (or all!) of the paired texts to find out about some wacky place names, a crazy idea for a hairbrush inspired by a cat, or choose a side in a debate about kids’ sports.


Use this worksheet to answer the questions below:

  • Janet Harris ate the 7,175 peas in 1 hour. About how many peas did she eat in a minute? (5.NBT.B.6)
  • Can you find pictures of other vegetables that come in groups? Do they typically come in groups of odd or even numbers?
  • Find other places you see arrangements of 10 things around you. Draw a picture of them and show someone!

Green peas are transported from farms in bushels that usually weigh about 28 pounds. Find out more here about the weights of different vegetables. 

  • What problems can you make up and solve about vegetable weights?

Recommended book about counting: Count on Me by Miquel Tanco

Find somewhere around you that relates to the math you saw in the image.

  • Take a picture or shoot a video. Send it our way!


Hiccups seem weird too! What causes them? Watch this Mystery Science episode to find out the answer!

Question it!

Did February seem a little longer this year? That’s because it was! Leap year happens every four years. Find out why we have to do this by watching this BrainPOP video.

move It!

One way to calm yourself when life feels crazy is by doing deep stretching. Yoga is a good way to practice.

  • Try the “sun salutation” poses on posted on this website.
  • Take deep breaths as you carefully move your body into each shape and hold it.
  • How long can you hold each pose?

Create It!

Use this worksheet to help you draw a silly Knuffle Bunny like Mo Willems!

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Focus on complex sentences: Describe how you made the scales balance during the math lesson. Use the word “because” to make your sentence SUPER!

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