I lived in the same general area outside Chicago for forty-one years. When I was a kid, I attended schools that were in financially stable districts. As an adult, my own children attended similar schools. I thought all schools were pretty much the same. What a fool I was! Coming from an area where every middle school student received their own laptop to use for the year, it was a shock relocating to an area where the schools don't even have enough money to fund many elective classes like life skills (home ec.), shop, computer, etc.
A few years ago, I talked about a program called Limeades for Learning. You can see the video I made about it HERE (the video is a little lame, but I totally cracked up at the end watching Clayton! I'd completely forgotten about how he was acting in the video! I guess he was five years old at the time.)
What is Limeades for Learning, you ask? Limeades for Learning is a program from Sonic, America's Drive-In, where they, in partnership with DonorsChoose.org, will provide funds needed for learning materials and innovative teaching techniques to inspire creativity and learning in today's youth.
How does it work? Teachers, need books for your students? Or maybe you could use some material for hand's on science experiments. Is your PE class in need of jumpropes, balls, or other equipment? Do you wish you had some new toys for your kindergarten class or some manipulatives for your struggling math students? Go to Limeades for Learning to register a project HERE! Then spread the word for people to vote for your project!
Want to vote for a project to be funded? Just go to Limeades for Learning to vote. You can vote once a day, every day from September 24 through October 29! And if you purchase anything from Sonic, you'll receive two extra votes. Not only that, but for every 10 votes you place, you'll be emailed a code for yet another two bonus votes.
This is a very easy way to help some hard-working teachers give their students a terrific learning environment! It only takes a minute of your time to vote and there are so many schools, teachers, and most importantly, students that could really benefit from the funds! Please take a minute and vote everyday!