MSM 456: 123….Not the MAMSE Edition, It’s not another bumper


A friend stole the punctuation keys from a judge’s keyboard.

  • He’s expecting a long sentence.

I signed up for a Prophecy Class, but I’m not sure that it is a good idea. 

  • The first class was canceled due to “unforeseen circumstances”

My procrastinator’s group has been moved to next week by unanimous request.

I went to a very emotional wedding. 

  • Even the cake was in tiers.

My wife called me at work and asked, “Do you ever get a shooting pain across your body, like someone’s got a voodoo doll of you and they’re stabbing it?”

Sounding concerned, I replied, “No…”

She responded, “How about now?”

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Middle School Science Minute  

by Dave Bydlowski (k12science or

Middle School Science Minute: Best STEM Books

I was recently reading the March, 2020 issue of “Science Teacher,” a magazine published by the National Science Teaching Association. 

In this issue, I read the article “Best STEM Books.”  The books that appear in the list were chosen by a review panel made up of educators and other subject-area experts, all appointed by the National Science Teaching Association, and the Children’s Book Council.

They selected three books that are appropriate for grade 6-8 students.  The list includes:

“How to Become an Accidental Genius” by Elizabeth MacLeod and Frieda Wishinsky

“Save the Crash-test Dummies” by Jennifer Swanson

“Saving the Tasmanian Devil, How Science is Helping the World’s Largest Marsupial Carnivore Survive” by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent

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