Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Help public school children through this amazing organization.
DonorsChoose is a simple way to provide students in need with resources that our public schools often lack. At this not-for-profit web site, teachers submit project proposals for materials or experiences their students need to learn. These ideas become classroom reality when concerned individuals, whom we call Citizen Philanthropists, choose projects to fund.
Proposals range from "Magical Math Centers" ($200) to "Big Book Bonanza" ($320), to "Cooking Across the Curriculum" ($1,100). Any individual can search such proposals by areas of interest, learn about classroom needs, and choose to fund the project(s) they find most compelling. In completing a project, donors receive a feedback package of student photos and thank-you notes, a teacher impact letter, and an expenditure report showing that their tax-deductible gift was spent as directed.
I love how productive they are.
Friday, September 01, 2006
I have installed a Davis Vantage Pro weather station on the deck of my parent's beach house in Saltaire on Fire Island, NY.
Click for the latest stats here:
Here are some photos of the storm
Here are some photos taken on the beach July 2th, 2006 of a lightning storm.