Sunday, April 19, 2015

What I found appealing!

Just some links today, as I am getting ready for the "soft" reveal of the last!

Something that really made me think was the post Karen wrote on poverty.  I teach at a Title I school (where over 50% of the students live at or below the poverty rate) and a good number of them would like to break the cycle, but don't know how.  I am working on building the tools they need to get out of the situation they are in now, and become less dependent on the government.  But I can't teach to an empty stomach.

Another thing I found appealing was Savvy Kim's bathroom.  She and I used tile in the same pattern for our bathroom floors, with two completely different results.

Andrea has been featuring some blasts from the past in her A to Z challenge posts.  Lawd, I am old.

So, I will return  soon with a look at the bathroom.  What did you find appealing this week?


Laura @ Top This Top That said...

Can't wait to see your bath!

Andrea said...

We are not old...not at all...not that old!!!! (So glad you found some appealing posts) :)

Art and Sand said...

Thanks for letting me know about Karen's post. With my wrist surgery, I am not keeping up.

Have you read The Framework for Understanding Poverty? It helped me understand the parents better and it made me change how we handled parent teacher conferences.

I have a question about your comment on Karen's post. Do you not get full medical coverage as a teacher? You said something about the younger teachers qualifying for Medicaid.

Feral Turtle said...

I can hardly wait for your bathroom update Kirby! Off to read some more posts now!

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Karen's piece was very moving. And thought-provoking. Can't wait for that bathroom reveal!

:) Linda

karen@somewhatquirky said...

I'm so happy for you and your bathroom! Getting those things done that you've had hanging over your head for so long - it's just such a relief!

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