Teaching With Books
Many fruits and vegetables are harvested in the fall. But some foods are harvested in the spring. Strawberries, apricots, and peas are spring favorites.
Many types of birds can sleep with one eye open. Ducks use this ability when sleeping together in a cluster. The ducks at the edge of the cluster keep an eye open to watch for danger. These guard ducks are able to doze lightly at the same time. The ducks in the middle of the group can sleep safely and soundly.
An idiom is a phrase or group of words with a meaning that can’t be defined word-for-word. The idiom play by ear means to go forward with something without planning it first. The saying comes from playing music, when musicians use their ears to figure out how to play a song rather than reading written musical notes.
Is there anything that you like to play by ear?
Boston has cold winters and warm summers.
The average temperature in January is 29° F.
The average temperature in July is 73° F.
On average, how much colder is Boston in January than in June?