Sunday, February 7, 2010

Penny Drop for Haiti Earthquake Relief

The students at our school began a penny drop for Haitian Earthquake relief 2 days after the disaster. On Thursday I mailed a check for $731.90 to the Salvation Army Disaster Relief from our school. This is the 3rd penny drop for disaster our school has completed. The first was the Louisiana Libraries following Hurricane Katrina, the second was to Enterprise, Alabama, after a tornado struck the town on March 1, 2007, devastating the high school and killing 8 students.

Our students are compassionate, generous and thoughtful. So proud of them reaching out to others.

Monday, February 1, 2010

On a roll

I am on a roll reading some of the titles we have in the library. In the last few weeks I've read Hate That Cat by Sharon Creech, Love That Dog by Sharon Creech, Schooled by Gordon Korman, Stolen by Vivian Vande Velde, The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, Heartbeat by Sharon Creech, No Talking by Andrew Clements, The Wright 3 by Blue Balliett, A Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda Urban, Vampire Academy, Frostbite, Shadow Kiss all by Richelle Mead.

Don't you find that when you talk a book to some kids the book just won't stay on the shelf? I needed some new repertoire and have been reading a new book every two days or so.