This week at Scribble Picnic we have a Fill in the Blank - a "stumpy" rectangle. So if we were looking at envelopes for example:
we would not be looking at a #9 or #10 but rather an A-2, A-6, or A-7. At least that's the way I've interpreted it. And I chose something on the line of A-7 - my new Marquee Lightbox Sign that I have on my counter at work. It was an impulse purchase from Zulily - very inexpensive and fun. I put it out for the first time last week and have gotten a lot of positive feedback from it. Even the superintendent liked it.
This was the message today "Kindness Matters". The letters slide into the rails and it has a USB cable that when plugged into my computer (behind it on my desk) lights it up. I've been changing the message daily and I'm keeping a list of what I've done and ideas for more. I did wind up ordering more letters (which actually cost more than the original box and letters!) so that I can have more freedom with the messages. Of course, working in a school, they would have to be age-appropriate and they also have to fit in the space provided.
It's been a rough week, at least for me, learning about and thinking about the recent school shooting in Florida. There are all kinds of emotions that get stirred up each time this happens and each time I seem to get angrier and angrier that more isn't being done to stop these senseless killings. I'm not looking to debate the Second Amendment - I don't think anyone's Second Amendment rights should supersede the safety of our children - I want to see people working together to find ways to help this from happening again and again. President Roosevelt said "In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing". We have to decide to do something.
So I guess maybe I should have filled in my blank with a stumpy rectangle soap box, but I'll get off it now and head on over to the picnic to see what the other Picnickers have been up to this week. You can join me by clicking here, and should you wish to join in next week the theme is One of a Kind.