Yeah, I know, I have not posted in a while.
I have been busy.
School will begin in just a few short weeks. I have been in the classroom setting up, preparing lesson plans, organizing my materials, attending training sessions, attending meetings, sharing my knowledge with fellow teachers, setting up DonorsChoose projects and Adopt a Classroom projects......you know how it goes.
So, here we are, another summer is over for us teachers. Everyone always thinks that teachers have it made...work from 8-3, weekends and summers off.
Hardee har har
Those of you who know me know that I spend many extra hours at school each week, preparing and tweaking lessons, grading papers, cleaning up and staying on top of matters. Recycling is also part of what I do.
I spend weekends looking for ways to spice up the next week's lessons, or reviewing what has to be repeated because the students need some additional help.
I spend ONE month...June, doing what I like in the summer, then it is back to the books. This year I have new standards and a new reading series to keep me occupied.
So, I currently have 3 DonorsChoose projects set up, they are available if anyone wants to check them out here: www.donorschoose.org/carrabba
I also discovered that Adopt a Classroom has a project page now. I set up my first project: http://www.adoptaclassroom.org/classroomdonation/results_teacher.aspx?ClassroomID=99141&schoolID=21133#
So, if you are interested in making a donation to education, or know someone (or a big organization!!), pass the word along. Or as we said a few years ago: Can you spare the cost of a cup of coffee?