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One of my favorite things about reading so many blogs is the ideas I get for posts. If you aren't reading The Messy Middle, you should! The last post was about the news and headlines. Watching the news is hard. If I'm being completely honest, I often avoid it...so sad! Last week seemed unusually sad with the death of Robin Williams...which seemed like laughter died that day! That's nothing of the unrest in the Middle East and the riots in Ferguson, Missouri. Amy, the author of The Messy Middle invited her readers to create their own headlines. She provided three of her own...so that's what I'm going to do today!
Closet Mess Conquered, No More Blue Sweaters
Oh the mess that was my closet!! Piles of clothes everywhere...the floor was buried and I could barely open the door. After an afternoon spent organizing, sorting, folding, hanging...it looks beautiful! Also, I realized that I have a lot of blue sweaters...and blue isn't a color I love. Weird!
Security Tag Lingers After Delivery
I scoured the stores for a new backpack. I knew exactly the one I wanted. After days and weeks of searching, I found it online. YAY! Ordered. Delivered. It patiently waited to be taken out of the plastic and used. Last night, it was finally time to open it. I tore off the plastic wrap and discovered a security tag. How do you take care of this?!?! After an unsuccessful phone call and email, I brought the bag to local stores and asked if they could remove the tag. THREE stores later, the tag is off and I an enjoying my beautiful new bag to start the school year.
TED-Ed Talks Coming to a Middle School Near You
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Hopefully. Fingers crossed. I applied to facilitate a TED-Ed club at my middle school. This morning I had my online conversation with TED-Ed. I should find out in a couple of weeks if this is a go. I hope it works...what an amazing opportunity...to have middle school students create original TED talks! Here's a link for more information.
What would your headlines be for this week?
(As a side note, I think this will be a fun way to write with students! Concise and powerful words necessary to convey the message.)