Michigan’s Village Elementary gets
visited by the same duck every year. For
13 years in a row, ‘Vanessa’ has returned
to the school’s courtyard and nested
under the same shrub. Once her babies
are hatched, teachers clear a path
through the halls so she can lead them
straight to a nearby pond outside. Source
Hi everyone! School for me is less then 1 month away and I’m sure lots of you are still school supply shopping. I just wanted to make post to help you all out!
I went shopping in target and bought way to many overpriced things, then I went online and found the same items that were cuter and cheaper… so of course I bought some more… I got tons of sticky notes, tabs, washi tape, erasable pens, eraser stick, and pencil pouches and all of it together was $20.43
There’s an Oregon Trail board
game. It has cards that look like
the original computer game and
dry-erase gravestones that allow
you to write down your name and
how you died along the way. SourceSource 2
Here, from the non-profit Economic Policy Institute, is a snapshot of how segregated public schools are, starting in kindergarten. It was written by Elaine Weiss and Emma García. Weiss has served as the national coordinator for the Broader, Bolder Approach to Education since 2011. García, who joined the Economic Policy Institute in 2013, specializes in the economics of education and education policy. EPI was created in 1986 to broaden the discussion about economic policy to include the interests of low- and middle-income workers.
Can we just take a moment to appreciate the pines twins relationship?
Mabel gave up her perfect dream world and was willing to face the harsh reality and the apocalypse just to live and grow up with Dipper. And let’s not forget that she went in the her bubble in the first place because she felt like she just couldn’t be without her brother.
And Dipper gave up his future as an investigator of the paranormal. Which was without a doubt his absolute dream, eversince he came to Gravity Falls, just because he wanted to bring back and be with Mabel. He realized that without her a huge part if his life was missing and that he didn’t want to grow up without her either.
And as we have seen in the last episode, those were’t the only sacrifices the twins have made for each other.
I mean we all were silly carefree kids at some point, who experimentally cut of their hair. But you can’t tell me that in 2nd grade Dipper didn’t knew that he was probably gonna get laughed at with a partly shaved head. He knew, but still he was willing to tonsure himself without hesitation, just to make Mabel better. To make her feel like she wasn’t alone.
And we all know how Mabel usually takes every chance to get together with other guys. But she took those like dozen letters from potential boyfriends, glued them together into one big heart, and gave it to Dipper, just to make him feel better. To make him feel like he was loved.
I think we all should take a moment to appreciate the special relationship Dipper and Mabel have, and the sacrifices they made and are still willing to make for each other.
A teacher at an elementary school in SC wanted to help little boys with no dad at home so he started a “Gentleman’s Club” where these little guys dress up and learn to shake hands, make eye contact, etc. He even has extra jackets and ties for boys who can’t afford them. source
Today at recess, the fifth graders were playing basketball. At one point the ball rolled right to me and I took a one handed shot from the other side of the court. It sunk without even touching the rim, and those kids flipped the fuck out while I stood there dumbfounded.
It’s one of the coolest things I’ve done in a while but…. You guys, it was a fluke. I don’t sport. I never sport. Now these tiny gremlins want me to play and I’m like, “young ones, no. I am not that sort of human. I am the fragile kind. The kind who touched a sport ball once, twenty years ago and immediately knew it was not to his liking. You have the wrong idea, small humans.”