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Getting There

I was so very proud of myself Monday morning with the supplies I was able to acquire from my parents. I probably got about two to three boxes worth. So my thanks for the support. Now I only need another … Continue reading

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10 boxes of hope.

As the journey continues to collect school supplies, new ideas keep popping into my head. We have just finished writing our school supplies letters for friends and family, and I feel more energized and excited about this project than ever … Continue reading

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Through the Eyes of a Child

Our mission officially started this week. 10 boxes each full of school supplies. A challenge, but definitely an attainable one. Fundraising and asking for help is never an easy task. So I decided to take a different approach. I put … Continue reading

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Gaining Perspective and Inspiration

I began my Monday morning in the typical way: by jumping out of bed and running to the coffee machine.  Little did I know at the time that the choice to drink out of my American Flag coffee mug would … Continue reading

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With the Blink of an Eye

And with the blink of an eye, it all came to an end. That is the only way I can describe this semester. Time always flies by fast, but this semester it was just unbelievable. I feel like it was … Continue reading

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A definite success all around!

Remember when I talked about that finish line in my earlier blog? Yes, we just past it and we past it finishing in 1st place! A class of 12 dedicated Honors students has raised more than $4,000 dollars for shipping … Continue reading

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End of the Beginning

I’m still shocked we surpassed our goal by about seventy boxes of school supplies with more still to come. If someone had told me would get past 120 boxes back in January I would have thought, “Yeah, o.k, like maybe … Continue reading

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Reflections From The Real World

“Education is not preparation for life, education is life itself” -John Dewey This concept phrased so well by an educational reformer and philosopher is one that is not reflected commonly in a classroom.  It is all too often that students … Continue reading

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People Knitting Together

One of the things that I’ve been doing this week is writing a few thank you notes. The end of the semester is getting here, we’ve collected a lot of school supplies, and there are quite a few people that … Continue reading

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Motivation

There are times when you feel like you have no motivation to do anything anymore and that the work that you are doing is not benefiting anyone. Times such as these make you want to give up on the tasks … Continue reading

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