Teachers & schools have been on the news a lot this year in the midst of big tragedies in our country. Every time there are so many people who want to help and teachers always have a huge outpouring of love and concern. Can we do something for a fundraiser? Can we help the teachers who have been displaced from their classroom and lost teaching supplies? As soon as the news of Moore, OK hit the tv stations the TPT (Teachers Pay Teachers) discussion forums were already starting to follow the news and teachers were thinking about ways to help. Many teachers came together to donate teaching units to make 4 giant teaching bundles for lower elementary and upper elementary and they are for sale at TPT. These bundles are each $25 and all proceeds go directly to help teachers in Moore, OK. There is more information and a listing of each products at the TPT listing. I donated an item to this bundle and at the listing you will see links for the other 3 bundles. I hope we are to raise a nice amount of money for the teachers in Moore and provide teachers with a great deal at the same time! I would love to buy all the bundles! :)
The countdown is on...9 more days! These next few weeks will disappear in a blur. Last week we had a field trip to a berry farm. Next week, we have rotations and field day. Does your school do any type of rotations? We mix the kids up into groups that include every grade (1-5th) and they rotate through some classrooms to learn and do something (writing, learning about animals, etc.). This year is an ocean theme. I'd love to tell you all about the rotation in my room, but there's not a lot to tell yet! Thank goodness it's a long weekend! I have a lot of work to do. The following week we have a field trip to a Wildlife Refuge and a few fun activities. Whew! I'm just trying to survive the next few weeks. :) Whenever it gets busy, I think about "Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire". I've never read the book, but I think it's a funny title. It's what it feels like at this time--you're just giving every last bit of energy, creativeness & teaching acumen to keep them learning all the way to the end.