Who has heard of DonorsChoose.org? It is a WONDERFUL organization that helps under-funded teachers get the material’s their students need by asking ALL of US to help out in little ways. Here’s from their website:
Public school teachers from every corner of America post classroom project requests on DonorsChoose.org. Requests range from pencils for a poetry writing unit, to violins for a school recital, to microscope slides for a biology class. Then, you can browse project requests and give any amount to the one that inspires you. Once a project reaches its funding goal, we deliver the materials to the school. You’ll get photos of your project taking place, a thank-you letter from the teacher, and a cost report showing how each dollar was spent. If you give over $100, you’ll also receive hand-written thank-you letters from the students.
At DonorsChoose.org, you can give as little as $1 and get the same level of choice, transparency, and feedback that is traditionally reserved for someone who gives millions. We call it citizen philanthropy.
My husband is a teacher in one of (if not the) poorest county’s in the country. The school system has been taken over by the government, but still the schools do not have the funds to buy the resources to fully prepare the students for a fulfilling education. He is trying to raise funds for individual white boards so that he can instantly assess whether the students are learning (these ones here).
Also, it’s his birthday. So, maybe, if you find it in your heart you could check out his Donors Choose project and even-if funds allow-give him the best birthday present EVER by donating just ONE DOLLAR? Even if a third of you check it out and donate ONE DOLLAR, he would EXCEED his goal! And you would get the warm fuzzies inside because you helped to prepare underprivileged superstars take control of their learning. Here’s the link: http://dft.ba/-donorschoose.
Oh, and he tumbls at teachinglearning, when he finds time :p
Thanks, lovely followers, for your time :)
Hmmm, this tutorial here seems pretty easy. Although, I think it might be neat to leave the rug on the hula hoop instead of cutting it off! This one on LifeHacker looks all pretty in the picture - especially with the bright colors. It seems the hula hoop may warp if you pull it too tightly, so perhaps trying it with a bicycle tire frame might work, too :D
Aww, thanks :D
Why thank you ;) Hope you find it useful!
You are very welcome! It was so much fun finding them all. If you try any of ‘em or make more of your own, please share!
It’s been a while! How are y’all doin’?
(I can freely say y’all now that I moved to the South)
All moved in, not all unpacked. We finally got an appt for installing the internetz after TWO weeks. Feels good to be connected.
So, what did I miss?
Hello all you wonderful people! I am in the middle of packing for a cross-country move, so posts may be a little spotty in the next week or so while I prepare for the big adventure :) I’ll be back soon!
So there are waaaaaay too many creative Harry Potter inspired projects out there. I’ve only skimmed the top! If you want MORE, start by checking out these great resources:
- HarryPotterCrafts Yahoo Group: You have to sign up, but it’s free and then you can share in the magic.
- About.com DIY fashion section: Lots of DIY Harry Potter-themed costume ideas.
- The Leaky Cauldron Craft section: I pulled quite a few from here, but there is plenty more!
- Artists Helping Children Harry Potter Roundup: There is so much here, I just can’t even…
- DIY Life Pottercraft: more Potter crafts!
- Craftzine Harry Potter Craft Roundup: and a few more to round it all off.
Hope you enjoyed this week’s posts, and OMG THE MOVIE COMES OUT IN A FEW DAYS…