Fish on Wheels
OH MY GOD HE’S OFF TO SEE THE WORLD
HE’S LIKE A FISH ASTRONAUT LEAVE ME HERE TO DIE
This spring, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson will host the new TV series called Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey. It’s an update of the influential 1980 PBS series Cosmos: A Personal Journey, hosted by Carl Sagan.
Earlier in the school year, generous folks on Tumblr donated to help my students get a whole shelf of graphic novels to help raise their literacy levels, and the kids were literally leaping with excitement when the boxes of books arrived. Thanks to Kelly Sue DeConnick’s signal boost, it was funded fully and the kids even got to write thank you’s to a published author who got involved. Kids not even from my classes started coming to borrow books. Now I want to expand that library and to encourage more reading to get students to to push their own limits as readers, as well as answer their requests for more of the diversity of authors and characters they saw and loved in the graphic novels. This is a bunch of kids who wanted me to get copies of the new Ms. Marvel to read as it comes out! So, I just created a request for my classroom at DonorsChoose.org. The project is called Leaping Up: Challenges Through Chapter and Graphic Novels.
Give to my classroom by March 15 and your donation will be doubled thanks to DonorsChoose.org. Just enter the code INSPIRE on the payment page and you’ll be matched dollar for dollar (up to $100).
If you chip in to help my students, you’ll get awesome photos, thank you letters if you wish to get them, and our heartfelt thanks. Even a little bit adds up to help!
Thank so much,
P.S. If you know anyone who may want to help my classroom, please pass this along!
“I lived without out a computer and cell phone when I was your age.”
yeah well YOUR parents lived without a microwave and the polio vaccine but I don’t see you giving that up
They get so hot that the nuclei of the atoms fuse together deep within them to make the oxygen we breathe. The carbon in our muscles, the calcium in our bones, the iron in our blood, all was cooked in the fiery hearts of long-vanished stars.
How to get into college in 1983: get good grades
How to get into college in 2013: get good grades, speak six languages, be a rocket scientist, and end world hunger
How to pay for college 1983: Work part time and summers. Maybe take out minimal loans.
How to pay for college 2013: Which of your organs is the most valuable?
What to do with your degree in 1983: work in your field
What to do with your degree in 2013: cry