Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Much To Do, and Continue to Do

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    "How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. ~Anne Frank

             Much of my life is often involved with nature. Last week I celebrated nature through the amazing experience of the eclipse. This week, nature showed us she still is in charge no matter what we have created or learned to do that we believe makes life better. Whether we live close or far away, we'll need to be helping coastal Texas for a long time. 
            I imagine you've all seen the long list of places that welcome donations. And I have given. But I will always be a teacher, and while I've watched the news often, all I've seen about schools is that they're closed, at least for this week. And I think there must be a lot of schools and teachers who will need to fill classrooms all over again with equipment and supplies and books! The priority now is to save people and help them save their homes if possible. But soon, remember the teachers, too. I've wished many good wishes as the new year is beginning, and now hope we can all help those teachers in need, and therefore, the kids! 
            FYI - Kate Messner has started fundraising with "Kitlit Cares" where many authors and illustrators are offering literacy experiences for schools and classrooms with a bid that will help the needs of the storm victims. Look here for the posts!

    10 comments:

    1. We have been watching the progress in Houston. Thank you for sharing this reminder and Kate Messner's link to help over time.

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    2. Thanks for bringing awareness of KidLit Cares.

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    3. I didn't know about this. Thanks for sharing!

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    4. Love the KidLit cares...Kate Messner is a wonderful author and human.

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    5. Nature is magnificent and sometimes scary. Maybe sometimes this is a reminder for us about what it means to be human. I understand that many lives have changed because of the floods but I am hoping that systems are in place to help people get back to some sort of normal everyday lives and routines as soon as possible.

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    6. We have had Monday, Tuesday, and now Wed. off while this storm takes its time moving along. We are bracing for the worst, but I think we'll be OK. Houston not so much. The news is devastating. Kate Messner is doing a wonderful thing.

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    7. Harvey just doesn't seem to want to give up. Praying for Houston and all of Texas that have been devastated by this storm. Times like this is when we as Americans pull together and help in whatever way we can.

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    8. Nature is the one thing we have no control over. It can be kind or it can be devastating. Thank you for sharing the information about Kate Messner. I did not know that. These are the times that show what kind of people our country is made of.

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    9. Nature is beautiful and awe inspiring, but also definitely powerful. There are so many who are affected by this storm. It's wonderful how so many people are working together to help.

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