Second graders learn grammar by correcting tweets from NFL players.
Have you ever come across a homeless individual and felt totally uncomfortable?You see them and you know they are in need, but you are not sure what to do. You know that handing them money is not the best thing. But, you also see that they clearly have some needs. Their lips are chapped. They are hungry. They are thirsty. They are asking for help.How can you help?Here is a simple idea - blessing bags.
This was such an easy project. We are now going to keep a few “Blessing Bags” in our car so that when we do happen to see someone on the streets who is homeless, we can hand them a Blessing Bag. I first learned of these bags from my friend, Julie. I am using the picture of her bags (see above) because the ones we took were taken in horrible lighting and turned out really grainy and hard to see what is inside of them.If you’d like to make your own Blessing Bags, this is what you would need:Gallon size Ziplock bagsitems to go in the bags, such as:chap stickpackages of tissuestoothbrush and toothpastecombsoaptrail mixgranola barscrackerspack of gumband aidsmouthwashcoins (could be used to make a phone call, or purchase a food item)hand wipesyou could also put in a warm pair of socks, and maybe a Starbucks gift cardAssemble all the items in the bags, and maybe throw in a note of encouragement. Seal the bags and stow in your car for a moment of providence.This would be a great activity to do with some other families. Each family could bring one of the items going into the bags (ex: toothbrushes). Set up all the items around a table and walk around it with the ziplocks and fill the bags.inshaAllah I’m going to make this an actual event for the MSA of our school to participate in
Ahhhhhhhhh how come I never thought of this before???
How Microorganisms Move
This week’s episode of Coma Niddy University is a science parody to How Animals Eat Their Food. Watch me make a fool of myself imitating how different microbes move around.
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Titanic Sinks Four Hours After Hitting Iceberg
Survival Facts: If you were a third class passenger, your chance of survival was 25 percent
First class passengers had a 62 percent survival rate. Second class passengers had a 41 percent survival rate. The crew had a 24 percent survival rate.
Fun Fact: What happened to the iceberg?
Bonus: Images of the Titanic wreck made by stitching together hundreds of optical and sonar images collected by robots via Scientific American Woods Whole Oceanographic Institute, and National Geographic.
Image: April 16, 1912 edition of the New York Times.
Where do our tax dollars come from? Where do they go? Who pays how much? How has it changed over time?
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April 15, 1912: The Titanic Sinks
On this day in 1912, the RMS Titanic sank into the Atlantic Ocean after hitting an an iceberg off the coast of Newfoundland.
Around 11:40 p.m. on April 14, the ship hit an iceberg, but didn’t fully sink until 2:20 a.m. on April 15. This catastrophic event led to the death of more than 1,500 passengers.
The Titanic had departed from Southampton, England five days prior and was on her way to New York City.
Learn more about the Titanic with PBS’ Titanic collection.
Photos (top to bottom): The Titanic, view from the S.S. Carpathia of the iceberg that sank the Titanic (Library of Congress).