Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Fire...Cry...Begin Again

Today was a better day.  The preschool teachers went shopping and bought a few things to start the day tomorrow with students. The teachers rallied and donated dress up clothes, blocks, toys, art supplies, etc. to get them started. 

This was Sunday night:

This is the entrance to the preschool as the firefighters were trying to put out the fire.

This is today as the teachers start to organize their new rooms (still without tables, chairs, shelves).

This is the teachers sorting the donated items and equally distributing them among themselves.

They have a much more positive outlook today.  They are doing the best they can with what they have.  Our teachers have pulled together to give, give, give.  Some teachers are giving time, some are giving materials, and all are giving support.  I LOVE the teachers I work with!

Thanks to everyone who has sent positive thoughts and prayers our way.


  1. Thanks for sharing the pictures. I thought of you all a lot today and wondered how things were going. Thanks for filling us in

  2. I love how people are pulling together to turn this tragedy around for your preschoolers. Blessings as you all work to transition the kids and finish the year.

  3. Tomorrow will be a challenging day for all. The flexibility and strength of teachers is amazing. I will be looking for updates. Good luck to all!

  4. Jana:
    I've been thinking about your school today as I put away things in the classroom I have inhabited for ten years. Your situation reminded me to be thankful for how blessed I am.
    How wonderful that everyone has worked together to support kids.
    Thanks for the update...
    Plenty of warm wishes being sent your way!

    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

  5. My heart goes out to all of you! So glad that no one was hurt. While there will be chaos for some time you will get through this. We lost our entire school K-12 in November of 2000. We also lost our janitor and supt. It was a propane explosion and the entire school and all contents were lost. It was amazing how people from all over the US rallied around us. We taught in churches, a reform school, and eventually trailers. Now we have a new school but still miss those we lost. Hang in and above all be there for each other.

  6. WOW! I am in total shock. It is really such a shame that this happened, but on the other hand, I am so amazed by the perseverance of a teacher's heart to make great things happen with very little.

    Is there a site where your school is taking donations??? I would love to help promote if there is. I believe there would be many of us who would love to send resources or provide the funds to help rebuild those classroom supplies and furniture..


    The 3AM Teacher

  7. P.S.

    I fed your classroom pet...hahaha...that's a great widget...


    The 3AM Teacher


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