Friday, April 8, 2016

Celebrating the Earth at Hoover!

Hello Hoover Rockets!

As part of our Eco-Action Efforts this week we learned about our amazing planet Earth. Our Hoover Rockets enjoyed a musical assembly from Joe Reilley. He is a singer, songwriter and environmental educator from Ann Arbor. His way of working with children is empowering, inspiring, and educational. Mr. Reilley teaches ecology and environmental science through original songs. 

Mr. Reilley has recorded seven albums of his music, including two children’s albums of environmental songs, Children of the Earth (2007) and Let’s Go Outside (2011).  Children of the Earth was featured on National Public Radio’s Living OnEarth program in 2008.  The title song from Let’s Go Outside was selected as the official song for National Get Outdoors Day in June 2011.  Thank you to our wonderful PTA for providing this enriching assembly. 

*Thank you to Mr. Tony and Mrs. Gregg for painting the Spring scene on our lobby windows over Spring Break!
*April 11, 2016 we will be having a dinner out fundraiser at Cebella's Pizza.
*We were able to adopt the Lion at the Detroit Zoo thanks to all the donations. The sign is currently hanging in front of the exhibit.  If you go to the Zoo, be sure to stop by the Lion exhibit and take a picture.  Please email me the picture so I can add it to our Hoover Proud Blog.


  1. When you are standing, you are actually moving through space at 1,000 miles per hour.
  2. The Earth moves around the sun at 67,000 miles per hour.
  3. Earth is approximately 4.53 billion years old.
  4. The Earth and its rocks recycle themselves by transforming from magma to rock to sedimentary rock to metamorphic rock to magma again.
  5. Like the Earth experiences earthquakes, the moon experiences “moonquakes”.
  6. The largest earthquake in recorded U.S. history was the magnitude 9.2 earthquake in Prince William Sound, Alaska in 2011.
  7. The hottest reported spot on Earth is in El Azizia, Libya, where NASA recorded a temperature of 136 degrees Fahrenheit.
  8. The coldest reported spot on Earth is in Antarctica, where temperatures reach as low as minus 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
  9. The lowest temperature ever recorded was in Russia’s Vostok Station, where temperatures reached minus 128.6 degrees Fahrenheit.
  10.  The Antarctic ice gap contains 70 percent of the Earth’s fresh water and 90 percent of its ice.

4/11 Fine Arts Festival
4/11 Cebella's Pizza Fundraiser
4/12 Mrs. Cannell's Class Field Trip
4/14 End of 3rd Marking Period
4/15 No School Work Day for Teachers
4/19 YMAD at Churchill High School 6:30 p.m.
4/20 Door to Door Pick Up
4/21 Art Fair
4/22 Earth Day, Green Out Spirit Day, Report Cards Go Home
4/25-5/13 3rd Grade M-STEP
4/28 No School Professional Development Day
5/11-5/27 4th Grade M-STEP
5/26 Music Concert
6/7 Field Day