Monday, April 16, 2007

We have a space, now what?

After months (and to some of us, years) of work envisioning a teacher resource center, we finally have a space to build it. So we're throwing a party - or as Christina likes to say, "Fiesta de Limpieza!" It's this Sunday, so we'll update everyone (and yes, share pictures) on it next week.

If you are a teacher in Philly reading this, and you'd like to get involved or support TeacherSPACE, here are some easy ways to become involved:

1. Donate supplies for the center (see our wish list below).
2. Join our planning committee: we meet once a month to plan, envision and strategize for about the center.
3. Spread the word: do you know some person or group who would be a good partner or resource for our center? If so, help us connect with them!
4. Share your opinions and ideas. Please email us or comment with any ideas you have for the center. Or ask us to put you on the e-news list.

Our WISHLIST
These are a few examples of what we need. If you have any of these items or anything else that might help, please let us know, and we can pick them up. We’ll also offer a lending service for teaching supplies, so please tell us if you’d like to loan anything .

Furniture & Homewares
Table
Chairs
Rug
Foam Mats
Wall hangings/Pictures
Plants
Pillows
Couch/Chairs
Tablecloth

Technology & Equipment
Computer (Laptop)
Printer
Radio/CD player
Coffee Machine
Microwave
Electric frying pan/Stove
Phone
Clock

Cleaning & Construction Supplies
Rags
Rope
Duct Tape
Scissors
Mop/Broom
Bucket
Soap/Cleansers
Tools (hammer, screwdriver etc.)
Nails, screws
Wall putty

Teaching & Office Supplies
Arts & Crafts supplies
Paper (white, construction, newsprint)
Posters
Books
Videos
Tapes
Records
Science Supplies
Bulk supplies
Board Games
Puzzles

4 comments:

Christina said...

Cleaning party THIS Sunday. If you want to know more, blog away.

Anne said...

A party! You want to have a party without me? I'm so excited to see this all happening and so sad not to be there to share in it. It feels like a dream come true. So, so happy for all of PTLC!-
Anne

Christina said...

ANNE! Hey, do you have any critical points you think we should be remembering as we get stuff done? It has all been headwork til now, and it is an interesting transition into actually DOING it.

Anonymous said...

Went to the Maryland Sheep and Wool Show yesterday. Saw Sherie Tatro who had lost touch with us. She will be back soon. Ask her about her felted wool pin. Got a wonderful little (and I mean little) loom. Want to have lots of ideas about weaving and book and story connections - Lynne! Great section for the Space. Also watched a man unraveling silkworm cocoons - Betsy. Another little surprise that I will bring to the meeting on May 10.