Interesting notes, thoughts, and experiences from Miss Stewart's fourth grade classroom at Louise White School
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Postage Stamps Needed
The families at LWS and especially those of 4S have been so wonderfully generous this year. I'm cautious to make yet another ask, but soon we'll be doing a card making project for SuperSibs, and we will need postage stamps to send along with the cards.
SuperSibs focuses on helping the siblings of children with cancer. Those siblings are often "forgotten" as family focuses in on the child who has the illness. I know from being at Ronald McDonald House a few times now, that siblings are often dragged along for the ride, their lives are uprooted too. On Easter, there was a dad there feeding his four kids, while his wife stayed in the hospital with their terminally ill oldest daughter, Liza who is 8. Charlie, their three-year-old had fallen asleep on the bench seat as Daddy fed his almost two-year-old twins.
I know an LWS family who has been served by SuperSibs, perhaps you know them too?
We'll be making cards for the siblings. Eventually they'll need to be mailed (from SuperSibs H.Q.), and so we're asking for stamps!
*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?