Friday, September 09, 2005

Kidpower!

As I mentioned before, I teach in a school where 50% of my kids are on free and reduced lunch. In other words, a lot of our kids don't have much.

They raised $3,000 for Hurricane Katrina relief.

Each classroom had a container where the kids put coins (and in some cases bills) in, which was counted and tallied. Today was Hat Day and they paid $1.00 for the privilege of wearing a hat in school (usually a big no-no). Tonight was a dance sponsored by the Student Council with proceeds going to Katrina. I chaparoned the dance which is, in truth, one of my absolute favorite things to do. It's just plain silly and fun.

My kids just rock.

2 comments:

The Mad Teacher said...

WHAT a great fundraising idea... hat day! I'm going to suggest that one--we'd absolutely mint money at our school with that! More seriously, how amazing and wonderful your kids are, raising that kind of money for the survivors of Katrina.

I'm very glad you posted a comment on _my_ blog, Mrs. Bluebird. I like yours a ton, and I'm really, really looking forward to reading the blog of another mid-life career changer in education. I'll be adding you to my listed blogs ASAP... and to my blogroll, so I won't miss a post.

Thanks!

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