The Matchstick Forest Brings Wildfire to the Classroom.
Imagine standing over a forest, looking at the green trees and brown earth below you, when a sharp lightning bolt hits one of the trees. A small whiff of smoke curls into the air right before a flame appears, bending ever so slightly and igniting the next tree upslope. It quickly spreads to more trees. A tiny breeze fans the flames, and in a moment, the whole forest is on fire, sending heat and smoke into the air.
Now picture this. A group of students is huddled around a classroom table. On the table is a blackened cookie sheet where a long bolt holds a brown piece of high density fiber board at an angle. Forty-nine green tipped matchsticks stand in small holes specially drilled for this purpose. A lighter flickers and one of the matches catches fire. The flame bends upwards, igniting the next match upslope. Soon all 49 matches are aflame. This may not sound like a forest to you, but the Matchstick Forest helps students envision what the first paragraph described.
I have this one friend who gets really excited when I wear crop tops, and so whenever I’m feeling a little rough I put one on and think of how happy it would make her, and I instantly feel fierce as hell.
Support your girlfriends. Slay recognize slay. It’s important.