As a fellow Missouri teacher, I want to share in the giving! May 22, 2011, is still fresh in my mind even though we are 70 miles east of Joplin. I have pictures of the sky that I took from my front porch after the tornado, and I didn’t even know the true devastation that was left so close to home.
Even though I wasn’t personally impacted, watching Extreme Makeover this evening brought tears to my eyes. The people of Joplin have endured so much, yet they find the courage and compassion to march on and help each other. It is absolutely amazing!
Erica, a Joplin kindergarten teacher, is looking for support for their teachers and she wrote this:
I teach in Joplin, which made worldwide news last May when our town was cut in half by an F5 tornado. Many of our elementary schools were destroyed or damaged, and as teachers, we have had a roller coaster year. I came from a meeting yesterday where many are struggling with the weight of all we are dealing with. My request is this: would you be willing to donate a created pack of your choosing to give away at a drawing at our upcoming district Kindergarten grade level meeting? The meeting is Monday and I am sorry for the short notice but I did not realize until the meeting how down everyone is feeling.
Do you want to help spread the love? Head on over to Mrs. Wills Kindergarten to help out!