In May 2011 a tornado devastated Joplin, MO. The town is located 1.5 hours north of us. Our church youth group went on mission to help with disaster relief efforts. My sweet Taylor spent a few hot summer days sorting clothing, toiletries, and canned goods in giant outdoor tents filled with donations. The students sported grey t-shirts that said, "God is greater than the storm. Psalm 31.24" Time has passed, but many still face the devastation each day. And a special request has been made by a teacher from Joplin.
Erica, a Joplin kindergarten teacher, is looking for support for their teachers. She wrote this:
I teach in Joplin, which made worldwide news last May when our town was cut in half by an F5 tornado. Many of our elementary schools were destroyed or damaged, and as teachers, we have had a roller coaster year. I came from a meeting yesterday where many are struggling with the weight of all we are dealing with. My request is this: would you be willing to donate a created pack of your choosing to give away at a drawing at our upcoming district Kindergarten grade level meeting? The meeting is Monday and I am sorry for the short notice but I did not realize until the meeting how down everyone is feeling.
I emailed this integers activity for middle school math teachers to Erica: