Friday, August 9, 2013

A Big Thank You

What a week!  Three days of inservice, two days with kids, and precious school supply donations rolling in every day!  I'm so grateful to you all.  I've already distributed a few pens and pencils, one spiral notebook, I've placed some 65 novels in the library for my class to check out, and when a senior asked me today how he was going to be able to transfer his work from one computer to another, I could give him a flash drive.

Monday my Creative Writing kids will get Smash Books.

I'm still working to complete a class set of Twelve Angry Men, but really, I feel very thankful for what we have been able to do here for these kids.

Now, it's Friday night and I was in my pajamas at 6:33, exhausted!  Next week will be better; it takes a little time to get back into the routine.  It seems to take a little longer the older I get!

Again, thanks for all your donations!

Happy weekend.

9 comments:

Curmudgeon said...

You’ve been nominated for The Most Influential Blogger Award.

Pat Austin said...

Well my goodness! For a not-very-active-blogger-right-now, I'm downright honored! Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Still working on Twelve Angry Men? How many copies do you need and may they be sent in care of "Mrs. Becker" at the school?

Pat Austin said...

@Anonymous: Yes, I'm working on Twelve Angry Men. A friend sent me a $50 Amazon Gift Card which I'm going to use to buy 9 copies which will leave me about 15 copies short of what I need for a class set. I'm having trouble finding used inexpensive used copies of that one. And yep, that school address is fine.

Anonymous said...

OK, Anonymous again (different IP address, long story). Fifteen copies of Twelve Angry Men are on their way to you at BHS. Amazon said (free) delivery Aug. 22-24. You'll get a "look at what I bought" email from them (if I read your school address right).

I like being Anonymous and I love your blog! Rock on!

Pat Austin said...

Oh my god I'm beyond words! Seriously! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Anon 2:39 pm again (different IP address, I know). Fifteen copies of Twelve Angry Men are on their way to you at BHS. Amazon says (free) delivery Aug. 22-24. You'll get an email from them at your school address (if I read it right). Cheers.

Anonymous said...

Yes, seriously. (Your robot defenses are making it tough for me to post!) Look for an email from Amazon. I'll do my best with anything else you need.

Schoolbooks in Louisiana have a loooong history, BTW. Cheers.

Pat Austin said...

Sorry about those bots. I'll have a talk with them. I will.