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.
On August 9, a police officer shot a man in Ferguson, Missouri. The white police officer, Darren Wilson, killed Michael Brown, an African American.
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.
What do children know about the United Nations? If you’ve been to an elementary school classroom lately, you know the answer is “not much” (if anything). Given the value that the organization brings to the human race, that’s quite unfortunate.
“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.