Thanks to Paul Hamilton's kind comment in the last post I was reminded that today is the second birthday of this blog.
Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear teachinglearnerswithmultiplespecialneeds.blogspot, happy birthday to youuuuuuuuu!
Seriously if I had know this blog was going to take off I would have picked a shorter web address!
As a birthday gift (ok,ok it is totally unrelated) the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has donated half the cost of four of my Donors Choose grants that I was certain to have expire without any funding.
- Accessible Books, needs $251 in 10 days
- Social Skills, needs $224 in 36 days
- "If I only had some ink" needs $176 (we have until Christmas)
- Talking Tablet (a tablet PC to use for AAC), needs $1,036 by March
The catch? Now I need to raise the money to pay for the other half of the grants! I have much less of a problem watching a totally unfunded grant expire than watching a partially funded grant expire.
Feeling generous? Feeling thankful that teachers are unlikely to loose jobs overseas or to be downsized? Then feel free to donate to a grant above. Consider it a birthday gift!