Fairy Tale Set Up
The best part of the classroom is a book wall. It looks like something that came right out of an enchanted forest in a fairy tale. White tree trunks climb up the wall, while blue and green leaves open wide to hold stacks of colorful picture books along with a small menagerie of tiny friends including a frog, elephant, and bespectacled teddy bear.
Meant To Teach
The room has everything a kid could dream of — little desks, craft supplies, a play kitchen, and plenty of toys. Cubbyholes meant for storing backpacks are also the perfect size for young bodies to curl up in, as Luna and Miles have already discovered. Chrissy is thrilled to show off the room to her readers. “Oh look at the soft rock cozy reading area!,” she writes. “Ok just proud and excited.”
Helping Teachers In Need
The most heartwarming part of the tweet comes at the end, where Chrissy writes, “If you are a teacher in need of supplies for the upcoming school year, please drop your amazon wishlist here, I will do as many as I can!.” The requests quickly pour in. Minutes later, Chrissy says, “Ok I’m looking at your lists now! I’ll do as many items as I can – I wish there were a button to add everything at once!”
What she is doing is so awesome. She gives a special shout out to struggling school districts and to special needs. By the end of the first day, she bought 50 teachers all the items they asked for. She set such an inspiring example that people reading her thread were inspired to join in and buy even more supplies for the teachers themselves.
The Chrissy Project
Word spread quickly. The next day, Amazon tweeted: “Hi! We love what you’re doing to #ClearTheList for teachers, and we want to help. We’ll clear products from the next 50 Wish Lists shared!” and Chrissy replied, “Wow this is awesome!!”
One teacher wrote, “I teach in a private school in an affluent neighborhood so I don’t have a list – BUT GOD BLESS YOU. You are a bright light in so many people’s lives. I appreciate you!”
Another said, “To whoever has purchased some of these books, thank you. So much. I can’t begin to tell you how appreciated it is. My heart is so full.” Many teachers said similar things. The need is so great!
Chrissy plans to keep on going with this project.