Interesting notes, thoughts, and experiences from Miss Stewart's fourth grade classroom at Louise White School
Sunday, February 6, 2011
How You Can Help
This weekend, I was blessed to be part of a team that made and served brunch to the folks staying at a Chicago Ronald McDonald House. Ronald McDonald Houses are near hospitals. Parents and families of sick children stay there while their loved ones are in the hospital.
It was really neat experience, and I am going to do it again next month. Here's one way you can help, if you'd like. The House collects these, and when they get enough, they turn them in for cash.
Do you know what they are? They're pop tops from cans. My husband and I started collecting them years ago, I even collect them at school, but I didn't know why I was collecting them. I did know some people "turn" them into cash. Turns out Ronald McDonald House does! So if you'd like to start saving them to donate that would be great! I know someone who'd smile over that...
*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?