Could you image a world without teachers?
No matter what age you are, you have a favorite teacher that you remember.
Can you imagine how your school career would have been without that teacher?
Did they have influence in molding the person you are today? Whether we realize it or not teachers are essentially the most important profession in the world. Every corner of this world has teachers and with out teachers, we wouldn't have advances in technology, doctors, lawyers, CEO's or other teachers to carry on the profession.
There is a lot of conversation in the news today over teachers pay. I personally have many teachers in my life, to include my older sister. I know how hard they work day in and day out. The kids go home and they are still in their class rooms preparing for the next day or working on lesson plans over the weekends. The pay scale for teachers in my opinion is not enough for what they do for our children and society.
I know that pay for our teachers is not just as simple as saying "okay everyone gets a raised straight across the board" but what is simple is the other ways I/ we can help.
1. Volunteer at a local school
The simplest way to get a better understanding of what life is like inside a classroom is to spend some time there yourself. Many districts need volunteers with various skills.
2. Support public libraries
For students who don’t have books or internet access at home, the library is an invaluable resource. About half of low-income families nationwide lack, and libraries fill this gap for students.
3. Attend a local school board meeting
Most education spending and decision-making happens at the state and local level. That means you, as a voting citizen, have a voice to make sure teachers have the support they need.
4. Show a teacher you care
If it’s within your means, you can on DonorsChoose.org (we’re a nonprofit, so it’s tax-deductible), and be sure to leave a comment with your donation explaining why you care.
5. Become a teacher
Fair warning: this isn’t for everyone. If you’re perfectly satisfied with your career or know that teaching isn’t for you, the ideas above are a great way to show support. Teaching is challenging and often thankless work.
Thank you to the teachers in your life
15 Things You Might Not Know
About St. Patrick’s Day
1. We wear green but we should be wearing blue Saint Patrick color was “Saint Patrick’s blue,” a light shade. The color green be came attached to the day after it was linked to the Irish independence movement in the late 18th century.
2. Saint Patrick was not Irish he was British Saint Patrick brought Christianity to Ireland in the year 432, Patrick wasn’t Irish himself. He was born to Roman parents in Scotland or Wales in the late fourth century.
3. The Irish Take Saint Patrick’s Day Seriously
As you might expect, Saint Patrick’s Day is a huge deal in his old stomping grounds. It’s a national holiday in both Ireland and Northern Ireland.
4. So Do New Yorkers New York City’s Saint Patrick’s Day Parade is one of the world’s largest parades. Since 1762, 250,000 marchers have traipsed up Fifth Avenue on foot – the parade still doesn’t allow floats, cars, or other modern trappings.
5. Chicago Feels Lucky, Too New York may have more manpower, but Chicago has a spectacle all its own. The city has been celebrating Saint Patrick by dumping green dye into the Chicago River since 1962. It takes 40 tons of dye to get the river to a suitably festive shade!
6. It Used to Be a Dry Holiday For most of the 20th century, Saint Patrick’s Day was considered a strictly religious holiday in Ireland, which meant that the nation’s pubs were closed for business on March 17. (The one exception went to beer vendors at the big national dog show, which was always held on Saint Patrick’s Day.) In 1970, the day was converted to a national holiday, and the stout resumed flowing.
7. It’s the Thought That Counts Not every city goes all-out in its celebratory efforts. From 1999 to 2007, the Irish village of Dripsey proudly touted that it hosted the Shortest Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in the World. The route ran for 26 yards between two pubs. Today, Hot Springs, Arkansas claims the title for brevity – its brief parade runs for 98 feet.
8. There’s a Reason for The Shamrocks How did the shamrock become associated with Saint Patrick? According to Irish legend, the saint used the three-leafed plant as a metaphor for the Holy Trinity when he was first introducing Christianity to Ireland.
9. Cold Weather Helped Saint Patrick’s Legend In Irish lore, Saint Patrick gets credit for driving all the snakes out of Ireland. Modern scientists suggest that the job might not have been too hard – according to the fossil record, Ireland has never been home to any snakes. Through the Ice Age, Ireland was too cold to host any reptiles, and the surrounding seas have staved off serpentine invaders ever since. Modern scholars think the “snakes” Saint Patrick drove away were likely metaphorical.
10. There’s No Corn in that Beef Corn beef and cabbage, a traditional Saint Patrick’s Day staple, doesn’t have anything to do with the grain corn. Instead, it’s a nod to the large grains of salt that were historically used to cure meats, which were also known as “corns.”
11. The World Runs Up Quite a Bar Tab All of the Saint Patrick’s Day revelry around the globe is great news for brewers. A 2012 estimate pegged the total amount spent on beer for Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations at $245 million. And that’s before tips to pubs’ bartenders.
12. It Could have Been Saint Maewyn’s Day According to Irish legend, Saint Patrick wasn’t originally called Patrick. His birth name was Maewyn Succat, but he changed his name to Patriciu's after becoming a priest.
13. There Are No Female Leprechauns Don’t be fooled by any holiday decorations showing lady leprechauns. In traditional Irish folk tales, there are no female leprechauns, only nattily attired little guys.
14. But the Leprechaun Economy Is Thriving Another little-known fact from Irish lore: Leprechauns earned that gold they’re guarding. According to legend, leprechauns spend their days making and mending shoes. It’s hard work, so you can’t blame them for being territorial about their pots of gold.
15. The Lingo Makes Sense You can’t attend a Saint Patrick’s Day event without hearing a cry of “Erin go Bragh.” What’s the phrase mean? It’s a corruption of the Irish Éirinn go Brách, which means roughly “Ireland Forever.”
1 in 68 births in the United States receive an autism diagnosis with that number increasing every year.
The Autism Society launched a nationwide effort to promote the awareness of Autism nearly a half century ago. This campaign was is to shine a light on autism awareness, inclusion and self-determination for all, and assure that each person with ASD is provided the opportunity to achieve the highest possible quality of life. We need to go beyond simply promoting autism awareness we need to encouraging friends and collaborators to become partners in movement toward acceptance and appreciation.
You thinking or you might be asking yourself what is autism?
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental disability; signs typically appear during early childhood and affect a person’s ability to communicate, and interact with others. ASD is defined by a certain set of behaviors and is a “spectrum condition” that affects individuals differently and to varying degrees. There is no known single cause of autism, but increased awareness and early diagnosis/intervention and access to appropriate services/supports lead to significantly improved outcomes. Some of the behaviors associated with autism include delayed learning of language; difficulty making eye contact or holding a conversation; difficulty with executive functioning, which relates to reasoning and planning; narrow, intense interests; poor motor skills’ and sensory sensitivities. Again, a person on the spectrum might follow many of these behaviors or just a few, or many others besides. The diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder is applied based on analysis of all behaviors and their severity.
What are the signs?
Autism is treatable with professional help. Children do not “outgrow” autism, but there are studies that show early detection and intervention are key in leading to a significantly improved outcome.
These are just some of the signs
* Lack of or delay in spoken language
* Repetitive use of language and/or motor mannerisms (e.g., hand-flapping, twirling objects)
* Little or no eye contact
* Lack of interest in peer relationships
* Lack of spontaneous or make-believe play
* Persistent fixation on parts of objects For more information on developmental milestones you can visit the CDC’s site
Having a child with Autism is not the end, it is a beginning just with a different start. The world is opening up to the Autism community and embracing what can be learned and gained by a little understanding. There are numerous resources and the age of the computer has made those resources just a click away.
This blog has been inspired by my older sister and my nephew Nathan who was diagnosed on the Autism scale. He is a smart wonderful young man who loves to see the world through the lens of his camera. This latest design is for him and his mom.
Know the Signs.
HAVE YOU EVER READ SOMETHING, SAW SOMETHING AND THOUGHT THAT
WOULD MAKE A GREAT SHIRT, BUT NEVER KNEW HOW TO MAKE IT INTO A REALITY.
I CAN HELP YOU WITH THAT. WE DO REQUEST FROM A SINGLE SHIRT TO MULTIPLE SHIRTS.
SEND ME AN EMAIL OR HIT ME UP ON FACEBOOK. LETS SEE IF WE CAN TAP INTO YOUR CREATIVE SIDE.
I DO NOT CHARGE FOR ARTWORK AND ONCE THE DESIGN IS DONE YOU JUST GO ONLINE TO MONKEYFACESCREENPRINTING.COM ORDER THE COLORS SIZE YOU WANT AND HAVE IT SHIPPED TO YOU HOUSE. IT IS THAT EASY
WE ALSO DO LARGE ORDERS. IF YOU HAVE AN UPCOMING EVENT THAT YOU NEED TSHIRTS FOR SEND ME AN EMAIL AT
WITH YOUR IDEA AND LOGO. *LOGOS NEED TO BE SUBMITTED IN VECTOR FORMAT
FAMILY SHIRTS FOR VACATION
*LOGOS NEED TO BE SUBMITTED IN VECTOR FORMAT
*I WILL DO RE-DRAW COPY RIGHT LOGOS
* IF YOU ARE NOT THE ARTIST OF THE ARTWORK YOU WILL NEED TO PROVIDE PERMISSION FROM THE ARTIST.
Archaeologists and historians have technology at their disposal to radiocarbon date items found around the world. Radiocarbon dating allows samples of rocks, clothing, weapons, and more to be tested and dated. They can not get a more accurate idea of the age of the items that are found.
One time that was dated was a Tarkhan dress, which is know as a Egyptian linen shirt. The dating has confirmed that it is the oldest known woven garment in the world. The professional date the dress between the years 3484 BC to 3102 BC.
The shirt was originally excavated in 1913 from a First Dynasty tomb in Tarkhan which is south of Cairo. The dimension of the shirt indicate that it was made for either a teenager or a very small woman. It also appeared that the garment was well used before it was buried.
The garment is at the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology. It is amazing that the shirt survived all these year and even more amazing was how it was found whole. The archaeologist believed it belonged to the First Dynasty but until the radiocarbon dating they were not a 100% sure. This technology is going to allow for are real peak into the past and the true age of the items recovered.
You have a box full of wonderful drawings and doodles from the little angles in your life. You can't bare to throw them out so what to do? Take your favorite drawing and email it to me for a custom t-shirt. The drawings make wonder gifts and the pride in your child's eyes when they see what you have done with their drawing will be priceless.