Discover an armadillo the size of a pick-up truck, a robotic duck, a really, really old bowl of noodles, and much more in * Absolutely Everything! A History of Earth, Dinosaurs, Rulers, Robots and Other Things Too Numerous to Mention* from

**What on Earth? Books**. But use caution; you’ll find hours of your day simply gone once this book is in your hands!

One lucky teacher will win it.** (Update: Congratulations to Debra, our lucky winner!) To enter our random drawing**,** take a guess at how old that really**,** really old bowl of noodles is**, and submit your guess to this blog by **Wednesday**, **January 2**. We’ll let you know if you’re our lucky winner!

Here are a few other great resources to “noodle” for your classroom:

The **free** **Bonnie Plants Cabbage Program** gives **third graders** giant cabbage plants to grow every summer. And if students happen to grow a really big cabbage, they might **win $1,000**! Visit **bonniecabbageprogram.com** for guides, lesson plans, and more. Sign up now; schools must be registered by **February 15**,** 2019**.

Is your science instruction sputtering? **Smithsonian’s STC-Elementary** offers inquiry-based science for grades 1–5 that covers the Next Generation Science Standards and STEM in a real-world way. Take a peek at **carolina.com/stem-science-technology-engineering-math-curriculum/smithsonians-stc-elementary-curriculum/10817.ct**.

**Hooray 4 Healthy** is a **free nutrition education curriculum** for **grades 1–4**. The program includes short animated nutrition videos, a physical activity video, discussion guides, and more. Sign up at **hooray4healthy.org**.

Suddenly I’m craving noodles. But I prefer mine fresh!

Karen |

PS: Do your little learners love **Peppa Pig**? Check out the **free educational activities here**.

The really really old bowl of noodles is really really old as in 854 years

1,234 years!

4,000 years old in China

Please pick me!!! My students LOVE these books!

3597 years old!

2657 years

That old bowl of noodles is about 4,000 years old and from China.

Well,China introduced noodles to the world during China’s East Han Dynasty.

The oldest noodle would be over 4,ooo years old.

1,000 years old

I think noodles are about 4000 years old and from China.

4,128 years

It looks to be 4000 years old!

4000 years old discovered in China.

The oldest bowl of noodles is 3,500 years old. Yuck!

Lajia site in China, showed the oldest bowl of noodles ever unearthed. 4000 years old, a very long time to be served.

3,000 years old

As old as Cleopatra?

3500 Years!

4738 years old

I will go with 4000 yrs old. Would love to read this book myself

I’m guessing 5000 years old

I would say 4,015 years old.

4019 years old

4500 years old

This is one cool book! Noodles date back to China – maybe the Han Dynasty is I remember correctly? This book is great for morning meeting topics. Thanks for sharing it!

They date back to the days of Mulan.

Noodle have been found to be over 4000 years old