Monday evening: Bruce and I loaded our car with 12 garbage bags (really need to see if I can’t do this with canvas bags next time… but ForceFlex bags are amazing… except the scent, eww) full of bags of books for students who are tutored in our program to take home for the upcoming February break. Because many don’t have books at home, and because we work very hard at building literacy during the school day, we hope these gifts of books (5 to each child) will encourage them to build on their learning and read at home.
Tuesday morning: I pulled into the parking lot at the school early, and had the head custodian (thanks, Rick!) help me wheel a cart out to my car, load it up with the 12 heavy bags and wheel it back into the school. I delivered the garbage bags to the 12 classrooms, all but one on the 1st floor. A few teachers agreed to wait until Thursday afternoon to distribute the books so that I could be there to capture some of the joy.
A good week, don’t you agree?