Saturday, November 8, 2008
No Pencils or Paper
More and more, students are not arriving to class with school supplies. Part of this is that times are getting tough, but another part is that children are less and less aware of their needs and supplies. (This is also evidenced by the number of jackets, books, and even iPods that the kids just leave behind.) I decided that this year, rather than fighting it, I would just give a pencil to every kid who needed one. The end of the first quarter is a week away yet, and I have already gone through 432 pencils.