Interesting notes, thoughts, and experiences from Miss Stewart's fourth grade classroom at Louise White School
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Flower Sale for SOAR
Dear 4S Parents and Friends,
Doesn't this weather have you thinking true spring? When I pull into my driveway each evening, I picture my one little flower bed and pot filled to overflowing with the impatiens I'm planning on buying from this year's annual annuals sale.
The quality of the flowers can't be beat, they're from the famous Shady Hill Nursery. All the proceeds from the sale go to SOAR, our special after school reading program for at risk readers here at LWS.
SOAR and this sale are near and dear to my heart. This is my second year being a SOAR tutor, and my second year running the sale. And, it will be my second year planting and enjoying these great blooms. SOAR is funded through sales like this, grants and donations. None of your tax dollars support SOAR, but your flower dollars will.
Please consider ordering some baskets, tubs, flats or plants to help Louise readers. Let me know if you need an order form, I know the "boss" of the sale and promise to get one to you quickly! (The sale runs now through 4/22, and flowers must be picked up from school on 5/7 from 4-6 PM. If you're a non-Batavia friend, I can deliver your order to you that weekend!)
*This is my fifth (and a half) year teaching fourth grade. *I'm married, but I don't use my married name (it's Seaman). *I have a 28-year-old son, Mac. He lives in Louisiana. *I live in Aurora. *I have two dogs, Skipper Roo Seaman and Gilly Crew Seaman, they are both females. *I love to read. *I don't have one favorite book. That would be like saying I have one favorite student!
*Taking care of the Earth is important to me, so this year I decided to start thrift shopping. My goal is purchase 80% of my clothing from thrift stores over the next year.
*I'm an official volunteer for Operation Christmas Child. *I do not like to cook, but I do like to bake. *I watch television, too. *I love to walk--fast! *I enjoy riding my bike. *The White Sox are my favorite team, the Cubs are my least favorite. *I still love many Cub fans! *I'm not a big football fan, but in the fall I root for the Bears, the Colts, and the LSU Tigers. *I enjoy Charlie Brown and his friends, they teach important lessons. *Red Vines are one of my favorite candies, but I don't eat it much (especially now that I have braces). *I have three big brothers and one "little" sister--they are all taller than I am! *My mom and dad are in heaven, and I miss them everyday. *I like to vacuum. *My birthday is in October. *I love keeping in touch with my former students. *What else would you like to know?