Friday, March 14, 2008

Avon Walk Time!

Well, it's that time of year again. When I start hitting everyone up for money. Beware: The begging for money emails will start soon!

I am a bit perturbed, however. I went to register on the Avon site and discovered that my team name for two years running, "Teachers for Ta Tas" was STOLEN! There's another team that has been started for the Chicago Avon Walk with the name "Teachers for Ta-Tas". The only difference is the hyphen. What the HECK! How is that ethical?

I have a mind to email a piece of my mind to that team! But then I have to take a deep breath and remember that it's all for a good cause and I shouldn't get worked up about it. (but it's still irritating!)

We'll be kicking off our fundraising efforts for the team with a bake sale at our school tonight. The students are putting on a performance tonight and tomorrow night and I thought it would be the perfect time to start collecting money. So last night I baked 5 boxes of brownies and made two dozen cupcakes. Kristie will be helping as well as LKK.

LKK is a student of mine who seems to never go home at a decent hour. So the nickname LKK came out of calling him my "Latch-Key Kid". He would stay in my classroom until 7pm if I let him (and he has on more than one occasion). He always gets schoolwork done while he's there, so I can't complain. Some of the work wouldn't get done otherwise. Last year he did his entire science fair project in two days staying in my room until I left for dinner and kicked him out.

Makes me wonder what's at home for him - or perhaps it's what's NOT at home - that makes him want to stay so long after school. I dunno.

I've got to go set up for the bake sale now. Mike the Monkey is going to be our mascot tonight, so hopefully he won't scare anyone away!

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