Saturday, July 30, 2011

Books for Kids! and {giveaway reminder!}

In addition to all the wonderful and amazing things my husband is, he is also a teacher, which might just be the most amazing and wonderful thing about him. He teaches 10th grade literature in an urban school and his kids are generally struggling to get by. He puts in huge amounts of time and effort to make sure his kids are learning something interesting, something that might just make them come to class (enter movie with Hillary Swank...)
So let's hear about his newest project! Weeeeeee!

Salve! As my beautiful wife mentioned, I teach at an urban school. Unfortunately, that school is in Oklahoma, where state budget cuts have made it impossible to bring resources into the classroom for the past few years. I'm trying to supplement the out-dated textbook with a novel called Sophie's World, which follows a young girl as she learns about the history of philosophy through a series of mysterious letters. The novel is on the AP reading list, and it follows the 10th grade history track perfectly with its emphasis on Greek and Roman philosophers. I've posted a project through DonorsChoose, an incredible website that helps teachers raise money for classroom resources. If you're able, please check out my project here and pass it along to everyone you know! We only need 12 people to give $10 and the entire project will be funded! :)

Thanks, hubby! Please visit his project and donate a few bucks if you can!

Also, don't forget to enter the giveaway before August 1!

1 comment:

  1. Done! This stuff is important.

    Oh! And the verification word was 'curry'. I love curry