Jokes You Can Use:
WARNING: You might not want to read this unless you are in a place where you are free to laugh out loud occasionally.
- When deep cuts were made in the guillotine industry, heads rolled.
- When fish are in schools, they sometimes take debate.
- The batteries were given out free of charge.
- I heard the new auto body shop that opened comes highly wreck-a-mended.
- The president of the Ennui Club was also chairman of the bored.
- The tarantula found his partner online. He spider on the web.
- I decided not to go to Pisa, though I was leaning towards it.
- Broken puppets for sale. No strings attached.
- The historian loves reading about bobcats. They are lynx to the past.
Two guys are walking down the street when a mugger approaches them and demands their money.
They both grudgingly pull out their wallets and begin taking out their cash. Just then one guy turns to the other and hands him a bill. “Here’s that $20 I owe you,” he says.
*Warning, there are a couple of “teacher tricks” here.
10 Dining Etiquette Don’ts From Around The World
Navigating foreign countries can be tough, and that includes making it through a meal without inadvertently offending the natives. Here are 10 dining etiquette don’ts from around the world, courtesy of Langfords.com. Number
- Britain. Talking with a mouth full of food is never recommended, but is something the people of this nation find to be particularly repellent.
- Denmark. Never take the last danish – or any food item for that matter. The proper way to get one more bit of deliciousness is to keep cutting the remaining tidbit in half until nothing but crumbs remain.
- Thailand. Placing chopsticks in an empty bowl can send a message sure to dampen dinner conversation. The arrangement is a symbol of death.
- Mexico. Being punctual is usually a good thing, but not when it involves gathering for meals. In that situation, 30 minutes late is considered being perfectly on time.
- Germany. A note to those who cut up their salad greens with a knife – Germans would rather you don’t. The preferred method is to fold them with a fork.
- U.S.A. If your meal is too hot, either wait for it to cool or deal with the blistering consequences. Blowing on one’s food is considered bad table behavior.
- Egypt. Desiring another person’s better-looking dish is natural, but, when experiencing such envy in Egypt, don’t stare at their plate. In fact, don’t look at anybody else’s food for any reason.
- Spain. Using bread as an additional utensil for eating soup is popular in some places, but Spain is not among them. There, dunking is considered rude.
- Russia. Vodka purists to be sure, the national belief is that nothing, not even ice, should be mixed or otherwise come into contact with the beloved beverage.
- Zambia. In an age rife with food allergies and intolerances, it’s become common to question a dish’s ingredients. However, doing that in Zambia is akin to suggesting the cook is trying to serve you poison.
Which of the world’s dining etiquette gaffes most surprise you?
Taylor Swift Inspired This Mega Fan to Shake Off 425 Pounds
Two years ago, 28-year-old Ronnie Brower weighed almost 700 pounds.
His doctors had told him that if he didn’t make some serious lifestyle changes, there was no way he’d live to see 35.
Now, at the ripe old age of 30, Ronnie has lost an incredible 425 pounds and completely turned his life around — all thanks to a Facebook friend who put him in touch with a personal trainer, and the healing powers of Taylor Swift.
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Middle School Science Minute
MYTHS ABOUT NGSS
I WAS RECENTLY READING THE JANUARY, 2016 ISSUE OF “SCIENCE SCOPE,” A MAGAZINE WRITTEN FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE TEACHERS, PUBLISHED BY THE NATIONAL SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION.
IN THIS ISSUE, I READ THE ARTICLE, “ADDRESSING THREE COMMON MYTHS ABOUT THE NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS.” IT WAS WRITTEN BY KENNETH L. HUFF. THE ARTICLE IDENTIFIES THREE COMMON MYTHS ABOUT THE NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS. THEY ARE:
- SCIENCE IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IS ALREADY CONTAINED IN THE COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS, ELA.
- WE ARE ALREADY DOING THIS.
- NGSS LIMITS WHAT SCIENCE CAN BE TAUGHT IN MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL.
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Exit Ticket Emoji
A Google Drive link that you can use:
Songs To Get Students Thinking ….
BY DDEUBEL · JANUARY 25, 2016
“Most often, I used songs to either introduce a topic but most often to introduce a “sensitive” topic or one about a personal, social or global issue. They are great at getting students thinking about things we usually don’t and for prompting discussion.”
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Random Thoughts . . .
Reading the Test.