Interesting notes, thoughts, and experiences from Miss Stewart's fourth grade classroom at Louise White School
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Read a Book. Give a Book.
I wrote about this site over the summer when I found it, but since you all weren't looking at the blog then, I'm sharing it again.
To use this site, at least the first time, you will need a parent's help.
It is www.wegivebooks.org. Each time you read a book on the site, they will give a book to a child/school/program in need. You have to choose a campaign so they will know where to send your books.
It's a pretty amazing place doing some pretty amazing stuff to help kids with less access to books than we have. There are some really good picture books, non-fiction books, and others on there. I have read almost all of them! I love visiting with old friends like Max and Ruby, Corduroy, and learning new things about schools around the world and bike tricks.
Spend some time here, spend some time on Free Rice, and YOU could change the world!
*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?