A blogger friend is excited about school starting. Teaching is a difficult yet rewarding career if you love kids. She teaches in a high poverty school. She’s been doing it for 20 years.
She recently headed over to her classroom to get it ready for the new school year checking to make sure the computers and audio-visual equipment were functioning properly. She cares enough about “her kids” that she strives to make the classroom a “comfortable, welcoming place” where they can feel “something good could happen at any moment.”
Pat knows a lot of her kids’ parents just don’t have the money to buy school supplies and she has a post up at her place asking for help. She’s already opened her wallet to buy hand sanitizer, notebook paper, pencils, colored pencils, rubber bands, paper clips and other basic items.
She’s got links to Amazon for the things her students need, but if you’d rather send cash you can click on the PayPal button located on her sidebar. I did that this morning and Pat emailed me right away to say she was going to buy a class set of The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan as a companion book to read with The Grapes of Wrath for her English classes. She has wonderful things planned for her students. Won’t you please help Pat’s dream of “wonderful things” come true?