I have been wanting to make some crate seats for my classroom since last year. This summer, I finally found the time to make them! And when I say "I found time to make them" I mean, I finally asked for help cutting the wood to fit inside the crates (see: husband and father-in-law in pictures below). It's just better off that I'm not involved in the cutting. I've heard/read that Home Depot will make some of the cuts for you. However, when I asked the worker there, he said that they aren't all that accurate when cutting. "Not all that accurate" doesn't work for me. I'm pretty picky. FYI: Click any of the pictures to see the full sized image. :)
So, I have decided to create another couple of DonorsChoose projects for my classroom. I would like to get durable cases for the other half of the classroom iPads that don't have them, so my students can achieve more mobile and active learning with the devices. Please visit http://www.donorschoose.org/cgaffney and consider making a donation. Thank you so much!
For those of you who haven't heard heard of DonorsChoose before, here is a brief overview:
DonorsChoose is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need. Here's how it works: public school teachers from every corner of America post classroom project requests on DonorsChoose.org. Then, you can browse project requests and give any amount to the one that inspires you. Once a project reaches its funding goal, the materials are delivered directly to the school. Donors get photos of your project taking place, a thank-you letter from the teacher, and a cost report showing how each dollar was spent. If you give over $100, you'll also receive hand-written thank-you letters from the students. At DonorsChoose.org, you can give as little as $1 and get the same level of choice, transparency, and feedback that is traditionally reserved for someone who gives millions.
*Update: 8.13.12 - Both of my projects have been fully funded by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation! Huge thanks go out to the foundation. Please check back periodically for new projects!
My name is Carrie Gaffney. Someone once asked me a question that remains in the back of my mind and helps to shape my life: "How will you be remarkable?" I am continuously trying to discover new ways to answer that question.