Article / Published May 21, 2020

One Great Thing for Friday, 5/22

As parents grappling with life in the era of coronavirus ourselves, we know how hard it feels to get through these days—let alone what the next weeks and months will bring. Every day, we’ll share a few great things that are helping us cope with kids at home, work to do, and plenty to worry about. We hope they help you, too.

With Memorial Day coming up and summer on the horizon, we’re wrapping up One Great Thing. It’s been real, folks. If you have a minute, tell us how we can do better next time. (Of course, we hope there isn’t a next time…but just in case.)

Llama antibodies could play a key role in helping us battle Covid-19. (And no, this is not in The Onion.)

As the weather gets warm, our thoughts naturally turn to ice cream. Before you dig in, learn how Alfred Cralle, an African American inventor, gave us the ice cream scoop. Then, try to solve this brain teaser involving ice cream cones. If you get it right, ice cream for everyone.

Memorial Day is a U.S. federal holiday that honors people who have died while serving in the military. It originated long ago, but it has been observed on the last Monday of May since 1970. Who else do you think should have a holiday in their honor?

Whether they’re graduating from kindergarten or college, the Class of 2020 has to miss out on commencement activities, and it’s a painful loss for graduates and their proud families. Mark your calendars for June 6 at 3pm ET / 2pm CT to join a nationwide virtual commencement, featuring speakers like Lady Gaga, Malala Yousafzai, Condoleeza Rice, the Obamas, and more

“Remember, despite all the current events, there is no crying in baseball.” - COVID-19 survivor Tom Hanks (disclaimer: contains adult language)

One more tiny thing!

One Great Thing is ending, but Camp Kinda starts soon. If you’re getting this email, we’ll automatically send you updates about our free, virtual summer experience, too. See you on June 1!