Low: 14 Winds: NW 5-10 mph
Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy & Frigid.
High: 24 Winds: N 4-8 mph
Sunday: Another Round of Winter Weather - Snow & A Wintry Mix.
High: 31 Winds: E 10-15 ...
WHEN YOU THINK BACK ON YOUR SCHOOL DAYS...YOU PROBABLY RECALL 4 WALLS, A DESK, AND CONSTANTLY STARRING AT A CHALKBOARD.
BUT, J-F-K ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN KETTERING IS MAKING SURE THEIR STUDENTS HAVE A TOTALLY DIFFERENT EXPERIENCE...
This is Pondview Park in Kettering.
And these first graders are digging in dirt.
Learning and actually enjoying it...This is a class called Land Lab...a district wide program to get kids outside the confines of the classroom and out in nature to learn hands on.
Sitting on the dock by the lake...teachers hold up poster boards about reptiles, amphibians, and birds.
They conduct field studies and make observations...
This group is trying to replicate a birds nest...
The kids are out here in every season...Learning about the world while being out in the world...
Land Lab is a way to get the kids outside and immersed in nature. So, instead of reading about how a worm lives, these 1st graders get to dig into dirt and see for themselves."
Friday, August 2 2013, 11:11 PM EDT
US unemployment falls to 7 pct. on 203K jobs added
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A fourth straight month of solid hiring cut the U.S. unemployment rate to a five-year low of 7 percent in November, an encouraging sign for the economy.
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By MARTIN CRUTSINGER
AP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. economy grew at a 3.6 percent annual rate from July through September, the fastest since early 2012. ...
KENNEDY CENTER HONORS
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In the first 35 years of the Kennedy Center Honors, only two Latinos got medals.
QUINCY, Mass. (AP) -- Baby Jesus is missing -- again.
IN THE NEWS: WOMAN MONITORING SCANNER TRAFFIC LIVE-TWEETS HUSBAND'S DEATH
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) -- A Washington state woman has had a hobby turn into a tragedy.