A Kid from Camelot

A Kid from Camelot

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buckyismyhero:

moiyoko:

Hello tumblr, it is me again. It looks like Kelloggs is doing another book deal from getting specially marked boxes of their products. So, I am enlisting the power of the internet once more to attempt to get books again since they haven’t banned me. The logo in the above image is what the products will have on the box and inside there will be a 16 digit code. Now, when you get three of those codes together you submit them online and they will send you a free Scholsatic book. Now I’m sure you’re wondering why I’m bringing this up, so here goes:

I taught first grade last year and got more than 200 books thanks to your help. My students were swimming in books and loving it. For this coming school year my principal has decided to place me in kindergarten, which means my students will be younger and coming to me with very little educational experience. These students have little to nothing. It is through generous donations (government, three square, various community partners, etc.) the kids get backpacks, clothes, shoes, free breakfast/lunch, and some school supplies. The school is not in the best part of town. I’ve had students who live with grandparents because their own parents are in jail, kids who have parents that don’t have custody over them for various reasons, and so on and so forth. Now I am trying to instill a love of reading in my kids, but they literally don’t have any books at home that they can use to practice their reading. Sure they get a library book from the school library at the halfway point in the school year (because they are so young) but it’s not the same, you know? They don’t own the book, it’s not theirs. 

Here’s where you come in. If you happen to buy one of these specially marked boxes and don’t plan on using the code please send me that code through my ask box. If 60 people on here send me a code I’ll be able to get 20 books, which will easily allow me to get each of my students a brand new book of their own on the first day of school! Now my kindergarten students likely won’t be reading when I get them, but getting them used to holding a book and learning how to treat a book will be great so that when they do learn how to read midway through the year they have experience with a book. I used the Clifford books above because Clifford has great stories to teach about sharing, caring, and interacting with others while utilizing sight words as well. Even if you have no codes, I’d appreciate the signal boost as well.

So, if you happen to get a code please send it my way. I would appreciate it and so would my kids. I can’t take their picture with the books but I can have them write you thank you notes with excellent illustrations. They’re going to be five years old so expect something adorable. This promotion is going until 3/31/15, so there’s plenty of time and getting books throughout the school year would be fantastic! Thanks again for even reading this. (:

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cobracadabra:

07/08/2014 

The Full Interview with legends of Whose Line Is It Anyway - Colin Mochrie, Greg Proops and Stephen Frost.

They chat to Vanessa Motion about their Fringe Show ‘What’s The Title Matter Anyway’ with Clive Anderson and Josie Lawrence.

I linked it on the post with the pictures but I decided it’s too funny and needs its own post so there you go. :D

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mrs-tap-toes:

Just arrived in Edinburgh. We will stay until the 16th and then tour through Scotland. I’m so excited! The trip begins with a highlight - tonight we will watch Clive Anderson’s “What does the title matter anyway”, starring Greg Proops, Josie Lawrence, Colin Mochrie, Mike…

I was a little disappointed at first, especially because of Josie but we got Paul Merton, that was a great surprise! And I absolutely loved seeing Greg again and all the others for the first time. How did you like it?

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Just arrived in Edinburgh. We will stay until the 16th and then tour through Scotland. I’m so excited! The trip begins with a highlight - tonight we will watch Clive Anderson’s “What does the title matter anyway”, starring Greg Proops, Josie Lawrence, Colin Mochrie, Mike McShane and Mr Frost. This is like unbelievable. We booked the tickets two days ago because only then we found out about the show. Thinking about seeing Greg Proops AGAIN after seeing him in May and then also Josie, Colin and Mike who I all adore…Amazing!

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humansofnewyork:

These children are members of Iraq’s Yazidi minority, who are one of many minorities deemed expendable by ISIS militants. In the last few days, ISIS has moved into their villages and taken their homes. Tens of thousands of the villagers fled into a nearby range of mountains. Realizing this, ISIS circled the mountains with guns, blocked all the roads, and waited for them to die of thirst in the 120 degree heat. These children belonged to some of the families lucky enough to escape. While their parents were panicking about their relatives trapped in the mountains, these kids found a quiet place to play. I found them banging on some cans. I asked them what they were doing. “We’re building a car,” they said. "Isn’t that cute," I thought. "They’re imagining the cans are cars."When I came back 5 minutes later, they had punctured holes in all four cans. Using two metal wires as axles, they turned the cans into wheels, and attached them to the plastic crate lying nearby. They’d built a car. (Dohuk, Iraq)

humansofnewyork:

These children are members of Iraq’s Yazidi minority, who are one of many minorities deemed expendable by ISIS militants. In the last few days, ISIS has moved into their villages and taken their homes. Tens of thousands of the villagers fled into a nearby range of mountains. Realizing this, ISIS circled the mountains with guns, blocked all the roads, and waited for them to die of thirst in the 120 degree heat. These children belonged to some of the families lucky enough to escape. While their parents were panicking about their relatives trapped in the mountains, these kids found a quiet place to play. I found them banging on some cans. I asked them what they were doing. “We’re building a car,” they said. 
"Isn’t that cute," I thought. "They’re imagining the cans are cars."

When I came back 5 minutes later, they had punctured holes in all four cans. Using two metal wires as axles, they turned the cans into wheels, and attached them to the plastic crate lying nearby. They’d built a car. (Dohuk, Iraq)

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humansofnewyork:

I normally go into my conversations with a set of proven questions to ask, that I find will elicit a wide variety of anecdotes from people’s lives: happiest moment, saddest moment, things like that. But with people fleeing war, it is absolutely impossible to discuss anything beyond the present moment. Their circumstances are so overpowering, there is absolutely zero room in their minds for any other thoughts. The conversation immediately stalls, because any topic of conversation beyond their present despair seems grossly inappropriate. You realize that without physical security, no other layers of the human experience can exist. “All day they do is cry for home,” she told me. (Dohuk, Iraq)

humansofnewyork:

I normally go into my conversations with a set of proven questions to ask, that I find will elicit a wide variety of anecdotes from people’s lives: happiest moment, saddest moment, things like that. But with people fleeing war, it is absolutely impossible to discuss anything beyond the present moment. Their circumstances are so overpowering, there is absolutely zero room in their minds for any other thoughts. The conversation immediately stalls, because any topic of conversation beyond their present despair seems grossly inappropriate. You realize that without physical security, no other layers of the human experience can exist. “All day they do is cry for home,” she told me. (Dohuk, Iraq)

Filed under this is so important more important than broadway shows that's for sure

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tripleacontent:

BBC: Biased Broadcasting & Censorship.

When I worked at the World Festival of Children’s Theatre I stayed at the local hostel with all the adult group leaders and also the children groups from Iran and Palestine.

One night I shared a beer with the group leader from Palestine (“YES theatre”) and he told me about the group and the importance of theatre in a conflict zone. This talk really put some things into perspective! You can watch the news and read the paper all you want but talking to someone who is directly affected and has been for years is something else. The Palestinian kids that were staying at the hostel, too, were 13 to 17 years old and have lived in refugee camps all their lives. They have no hope for peace. One of them said: “I will be dead for a long time if there will be peace at last.” They also said they have nothing against jews and would live with them in one country but they hate the state Israel which has mistreated them and their families all their lives, taking their homes and now killing lots of innocent people.

I know this is a story with many sides and no easy answers. The Hamas is killing innocent people, too. But hearing from  13-year-old that he has no hope to live to see peace in his country…It broke my heart. I think everyone agrees the conflict must stop. But right now this seems almost impossible to achieve.

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