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NOTES FROM THE FIELD- WRITING BY TMWFI KIDS

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NOTES FROM THE FIELD- WRITING BY TMWFI KIDS

A Poem about M & M's, by Maddie

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They say don't pick you out but I can't resist

You're so much better than the rest of the mix.

Your colorful hard shell makes you easy to pick out

You're the best without a doubt.

When your taste touches my tongue all heaven explodes.

My tastebuds start singing opera and my mouth implodes.

A rapper copied your name 

I'm not mad at him

Because copying perfection isn't such a sin.

Your taste reminds me of pleasure

Your colors are yellow, green and blue

You also come in red, orange and brown too.

You're a piece of paradise you make me go crazy,

You make my mind go all hazy.

One day an angel thought heavenly perfection isn't enough

I'm going to get M & M's -- they're the stuff.

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NOTES FROM THE FIELD - WRITING BY TMWFI KIDS

All it took was a one word prompt. The word was "sad". Here's what Kyra wrote.

Sad things:

Storm clouds, road kill, rain, funerals, war, cold, lonely, death, broken pencils, blue.

What people do when they're sad:

Cry, go to therapy, hoard, mope, pick up strange habits, pretend to be happy, eat.

Ways to be happy:

Do yoga, take a bath, sing, dance, make bracelets, dance, draw, watch a movie, bake a cake, go shopping, write, go on a road trip, play volleyball, call friends, throw a party, sneak out, fall in love, catch a butterfly, paint your nails, read girl magazines, take a picture, start a blog, create an alter ego, do something nice for someone else, wear a dress for no reason, buy new underwear, paint your room, pick flowers, make a friend, hold a baby, go outside barefoot, hang out with your family, eat chocolate, solve a riddle, play a card game, write a letter and don't send it, buy a cute lamp, buy expensive water bottles and refill them until they break, pretend to be environmentally friendly, clean something, steal your Dad's baggy T-shirts, read a boring book just to say you read it, wear sunglasses indoors, memorize every rap song you know, go swimming, exercise, eat a health bar in front of people, do something with your hair, travel, learn how to drive, play music way too loud, make a list, count something.

 

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How to talk to your kids about the election

Many of us are searching for the best way to talk with our children about the results of the election.

There have been some helpful resources online that I'm including below. And, of course, for kids, when something large is hard to understand, it helps to simplify in order to explain. It's also important to talk about what it means to be gracious in victory and respectful in defeat. Let them know you'll protect them no matter what. Of course, it always helps to encourage them to write their feelings down.

From the Today Show

http://www.today.com/parents/how-talk-your-kids-about-election-results-t104827

From Robin Roberts, and ABC News

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/talk-kids-election-43415854

From Entrepreneur:

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/284999

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