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When You Wish

Posted on: August 30, 2016

“What are you wishing for?”

A teacher asked me this question today and it really made me think. What AM I wishing for? What are my hopes and dreams for this Tiny Tech Cafe? Why am I putting so much effort into this space that, unlike a traditional classroom, will be shared with an entire school?

I’m wishing for joy. 🙂

See, I adore my job as a technology integrator. I love working with the teachers; I love working with the students. I love the curiosity of learning something new and I even love the struggle of trying to master something just out of reach (although, to be honest, that’s a bit more of a love-hate relationship there, lol.)

I want to learn beside people. Every single person in my school has something they can teach me, from the thirty-year veteran with two degrees to the wide-eyed kindergartener still learning his ABCs. I wish for a space that encourages learning, but in a conversational way. I desire to end the school year more connected, more vested, more committed to my school and community than I am right now.

And all these things bring me joy.

Even though I made a wish list of things I hope to purchase through this GoFundMe campaign, I took it a step further by taking photos of the items I hope to purchase. These are just a few of the things I need to make my wishes come true!

 

WantToBuySofa

A sofa for teachers and students to use for conferences or independent work – $160 at Kroger

 

WantToBuyTable2

A table and two bar stools (only one pictured here) as a workspace for teachers or students – $160 at Big Lots

 

WantToBuyBookshelf2

A tall bookshelf for storing resources and books that teachers can borrow – $40 at Big Lots (Yes, I know it’s particle board, but it was lots cheaper than the solid wood bookshelves!)

 

WantToBuyRugs

A little rug to put in front of the sofa to make the environment cozy for teachers and students – $15 at Big Lots

These four items are my “must haves” and together cost $375 before tax, but there’s no shipping charges (although I do need to find someone who has a truck that might want to help me transport the big items if they won’t fit in my car – any volunteers?)

Right now we have $285, so we are still in need of donations just to get the basics in the Tiny Tech Cafe.

Today one wish was fulfilled by one of our amazing MES parents – Susan Miller stopped by and dropped off Command hooks which I will use to hang the green screen as well as other frames and canvases on the walls. I am so appreciative of our parent support!

 

Command Hooks

Thanks for your donation!

A special thanks also to Amy Gregory who donated to the Tiny Tech Cafe last night! She chose the “Expresso” level of sponsorship and earned a magnet in addition to having her name on our donation poster.

Won’t you consider donating too?

Every little bit helps! Whether you click here to make a donation, or share this post to spread the word, you are making a difference for the students and teachers at Mechanicsville Elementary School.

As always, I appreciate your kindness and generosity. It’s exciting to share my vision with you and include you in my joy!

TinyTechCafeLogo - FINAL

 

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7 Responses to "When You Wish"

HI Tamara – I can help with hauling stuff if needed. We have an old “family” truck I can use if you need the help!

Oh my goodness! What a blessing you are! I will definitely call you – PM me your phone number on FB. We are getting closer and closer each day! 🙂

I love your blog so much!

Thank you! Your comment made my day! 🙂

aw thanks it’s true! I’m a positivity and kindness blogger too so I absolutely love it!

So awesome! I just followed your blog – happy to be connected so we can inspire each other!

Yes we can! Thank you so much

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