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Update: 10/5, 6 PM

Submitted by on October 5, 2008 – 6:16 PM10 Comments

Good progress over the weekend; $33,500-ish as of this writing is pretty darn awesome. Thanks so much for keeping it going.

I apologize for not getting my act together sooner on the weekend mini-prize, but Sunday evening is still the weekend, right? Let's tackle "Exposing My Students to Poetry" — y'all Shel Silverstein fans can knock this one off pronto, no doubt. Donors who contribute to that project are eligible for one of four (4) $15 iTunes gift certificates.

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  • Heather says:

    This is a project that I can absolutely get behind; I'm on it!

  • MCB says:

    Right behind you, Heather! I was a huge Shel Silverstein fan in grade school and I can still recite that poem about the little girl who wouldn't take the garbage out. NYC kids need that poem.

  • Jennifer says:

    Awesome project and donation made. Only 9 days left on it – hope it gets fully funded.

  • Julie says:

    I'd like to throw in a special plug for the project I donated to, "Markers, Highlighters, Pencils, Crayons, And More!" ( They're not looking for anything "extra"–they don't even have enough pencils, markers, and glue sticks! The school is in my hometown, and if it's where I'm guessing it is from the teacher's description, these kids really can't afford that stuff on their own.

    Less than $300 to full funding! Let's get these kids creating!

  • Suzanne says:

    Whee! Contributions!

    The thing is, didn't Silverstein write some pretty racy stuff, too? So "Exposing My Students to Poetry" really takes on a whole new level … :P

    Hurray for Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout (at least, I think that was her name.)

  • RJ says:

    Go over and play with the Gumplegutch, Tommy.
    You've nothing at all to fear.

    I'll wait for you here.

    (I'm probably misspelling "gumplegutch." It's been a while. :))

  • Kat says:

    I'm feeling seven flavors of squishy inside, because I funded a project to get copies of "Bridge to Terabithia" for a school, a book I remember being read to me as a child at school. I just hope the teacher doesn't show the movie too, because I heard it wasn't at all like the book.
    I totally went over my funding budget but I just had to make this project "mine".

  • Molly says:

    Yay for book projects! Reading was the best part of my school day.

    Speaking of:
    Eric Carle books for preschoolers. C'mon, guys, you can't say no to that! Who doesn't love that caterpillar?!

  • KPP says:

    We're chipping away…$330 left! We can do it!

  • Anne-Cara says:

    Only eight days left! Come on, let's get this one funded! :)

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