Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Tried It Tuesday -- Donors Choose

Today was my first official day back.  We learned about our new math series (Expressions) and had some work time in the afternoon.  For not doing much moving around, I sure am tired!

Tonight, I'm linking up with Holly at Fourth Grade Flipper for Tried It Tuesday.  Holly and I were just discussing the other day (online) about how anxiety-inducing it is for to read some blog posts about how school is going for some of you.  You see, we don't start until after Labor Day, and while it is nice to enjoy these last few days of summer, we know our days are numbered.  On the other hand, when those of you who have already been back for four weeks get out in May, we doubt you will feel much of our pain as we go to school well into June.  I guess it's six of one and half a dozen of another, right?

Anyways...on with the Tried It!
On Sunday, I read a very thoughtful post by Christi at Ms. Fultz's Corner about how powerful it would be if every teacher who connected with her blog or Facebook would donate just $1 to a Donors Choose project.  She projected that could raise as much as $3,000 to support the projects of our fellow teachers.
I thought this was a really great idea!  I have spent a lot of money out of my own pocket to prepare to go back to school, but I figured that I could certainly spare a dollar or two to support a few fellow teachers.
So here are two projects I supported:

Can't you spare a dollar or two to support a fellow teacher?  Visit Donors Choose to see all of the opportunities there are to make a valuable donation.

Thanks to Holly for hosting this linky party!  Head on over to her blog to check out what everyone else has tried.


  1. I don't start till after Labor Day either. Some teachers are getting close to being sick of school, and I haven't even started yet! Oh well. Good luck getting everything finished up! Crazy time of year!

    Simply Sixth Grade

  2. That's awesome that you donated to other people to help fund their Donors Choose projects. I was so grateful for the families past and present that donated to mine. I need to go do the same. Thanks for suggesting that! You are awesome! P.S. Starting school early is over-rated. Lol! :)
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  3. I feel your pain with crunch time, sista!! Haha!! What a great idea to share about Donors Choose. I actually just donated to a project tonight that had the match code available. It feels so nice to be able to give back!
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  4. We are dealing with the new curriculum this year in fourth. I had the new curriculum last year in 3rd, but new grade new curriculum, but I think I have a better handle on it since I dealt with it last year. Already gasping for air. But my comment just gave me an idea for a post.. off to blog.

    Ms. Chae Charges In

  5. I'm on my way over now. I didn't even know we could do that. Thank you for sharing this!



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