A Miracle for Miracle

Hi everyone!  Please take the time to read this and donate if you would like to.

Mrs.  Smarty Pants is having a fundraiser over at her blog for a little girl in her school who went in for a routine physical and came out with leukemia.  The little girl’s name is Miracle, and her family is struggling to make ends meet.

The staff at Samantha’s school put their heads together to come up with ways to raise money, and Samantha called on some wonderful TPT blogging friends for a product donation.  She wound up with 31 awesome St. Patrick’s Day and spring products (an approximately $110.00 value) that she is selling for a donation of $25.00

I’m going to send you over to her blog for the complete story, to see exactly what products you’ll be getting when you donate,  and details on  how to donate and receive your package of products.  I hope you will consider donating!

Have a great evening and count your blessings when you tuck your healthy children into bed tonight.  I know I will be.

Project Snowflake

Earlier this week, the National PTA sent out a memo about making snowflakes to decorate the new school that the students of Sandy Hook Elementary will be going back to when school reopens in January. They want to make it look like a winter wonderland.

Today, the students at my school spent all morning making and decorating snowflakes of all shapes and sizes. Our first graders teamed up with fifth graders, who helped them make their snowflakes.

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Give kids scissors, paper, gluesticks, and gllitter and watch what happens!

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It was a beautiful, beautiful morning of children eagerly performing service for children they have never met!

5th graders use precision glittering techniques, unlike 1st graders, who go for the overall shake and dump.

5th graders use precision glittering techniques, unlike 1st graders, who go for the overall shake and dump.

 After two periods, the whole school gathered in the gym, along with the priests and many parents.

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At 9:30, as the church bells rang, we observed silence and prayer.

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Then Father blessed the snowflakes.

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After closing prayers, we packed up the snowflakes.  The local UPS store boxed and shipped the snowflakes off to Conneticut this afternoon at no charge to us!  All in all, it was a perfect start to our Christmas vacation.

I leave you with one of my students’ writing from this week about the true meaning of Christmas.

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This is wath I thinck the True meaning of Christmas is. It is note abowt presis. It is abowt Jesus Brthday. We have to celebrate!

I hope your celebration of Jesus’ Birthday is filled with much joy and love and hope!