I’ve had December 3 circled on my calendar for months. It’s the United Nations Day of Persons with Disabilities, though I wasn’t sure exactly how News-O-Matic would cover the day. Little did I know that News-O-Matic’s own global community would answer that question for me.
Every day, I receive hundreds of notes and comments from News-O-Matic readers across the globe. Some are hilarious, others are poignant, and I read every one. Here are my 10 favorites from the last week.
Thanksgiving is the perfect holiday to teach students about GRATITUDE. In fact, child development experts have found that classroom teaching of gratitude has some wonderful benefits: Children enjoy school more and teachers experience less “burn out.”
A few weeks ago, my son Miles saw News-O-Matic’s spooky story contest and decided to write his own entry. This week, we found out that he won. It was especially rewarding to see Miles’s story illustrated and published in the News-O-Matic Halloween edition. However, it took some hard work to get the story ready to submit, so we thought we’d write together about the process.
“Ew! Gross!” Those may be the two best words to hear if you’re trying to scare friends on Halloween. This year, make them groan with some disgusting “eyeballs” for a snack.
“Students in my classroom have been reading the news on a daily basis. News-O-Matic presents current news in a fun and engaging manner and my students are always excited to open up their iPads and start reading what’s news today.
Hello, educators. I hope your first few weeks of school have been exciting. By now you are getting to know your students and most likely amazed by the many different personality types or “flavors” represented in your class. Exposure to a diverse or “flavorful” class can help children develop compassion and tolerance, especially when their teacher models acceptance and support.