Tuesday, June 5, 2012

A Plea for Clean Air

As many of you know, I am a teacher.  More specifically, I am a bilingual teacher.  A bilingual teacher in an inner city school.  A bilingual teacher in an inner city school that is close to 60 years old.

I love it here.  My job has its challenges but that's what I like about it.  It's not always easy, but it always makes me think and examine and I am convinced the constant thinking is what keeps me smart. (Kind of smart, at any rate.)

Here's the thing: because my school is so old, it has chalkboards. 

The chalkboards create dust and when you couple that with the perpetual construction that is always outside our window, my room gets very dusty.

This dust is not good for anyone's lungs and not only that, but chalkboards are a thing of the past.  I started thinking what I could do to change it.  I can't fix the construction but I have some control over the chalkboards.

That's when I wrote this:

I'm writing today to see if you will help cover the last $50. Fifty more dollars and my students can have a dry erase board...a more colorful classroom, less dust to breathe in and, let's face it...a board that many children around the country already have.

If not me, peruse the site.  There are so many worthy projects; choose one and give.  It feels pretty darn good.

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Christa aka The BabbyMama said...

Oh man, I was psyched to be the final donor - but someone beat me to it! (Which is good, obv.) But I'm looking around the site now to see if there's something at a school local to me!

Anonymous said...

You? Are awesome. This cause? Even more awesome. SO glad to read that you reached your goal. Congrats, Mrs. Kelsey!!

Ducky said...

Super exciting to have reached your goal! Congrats!!! Next year will rock :O)