After the tragedy at Sandy Hook, I had no words and posted this picture.
I still don’t have words but this quote has helped me to remember to look for helpers. It has warmed my heart to see all the people wanting to help. This morning I saw a post from Donna at Peace, Love, and Learning that was another examples of the many helpers.
When I think of times of loss in my life, I honestly remember very little about what happened when I went back to work. I know I went back to work after a week each time I lost a parent. I don’t remember a thing about what I taught or what the kids said. I was in a fog. I remember that I was thankful for a few hours to try and forget, a few hours of distraction. I don’t know how I planned my lessons.
Donna is organizing a way to help the teachers that I believe will help them make it few those first few weeks. If you have a store on TPT, you can sign up and they will match you up with teachers from Sandy Hook at your grade level. They’ll be able to pick 5 items from your store and you can email it to them so that they have it immediately. They are especially looking for donations for upper grade teachers. She’s even working with companies to get them printed and laminated for them. If you don’t have a TPT store, there is a way to donate TPT gift certificates as well.
Click the picture above to read her blog post and sign up. Her blog’s name reflects what I hope for us all in the new year. Peace, Love and Learning
Thanks so much for spreading the word about our project. The response from teachers across the world has been AMAZING! I think we're going to be able to lighten the load just a little for the Sandy Hook teachers by helping with materials and plans. I hope you have a happy, healthy, peaceful new year!
Peace, Love & Learning