The first cookie sale of the year was a huge success, raising over 7 million VND for Grace’s Cookies! The
delicious chocolate chip and heart-shaped sugar cookies sold fast during the
two lunch periods on Friday.
These cookies are not only the perfect mid-day sweet treat but also go
towards an amazing cause. AIS has been involved with Grace’s Cookies for 3 years
now and both the students and teachers appreciate being able to be a part of
helping to raise money for lifesaving heart surgeries right here in Vietnam.
All week, we have been excitedly anticipating the
cookie sale. Ms. Elizabeth, Ms. Donna, Ms. Stacia, and the girls involved in
the Dressing Room Project set up and ran the cookie sale, amidst a crowd of
cookie-hungry students (and teachers!).
We look forward to another cookie sale coming up
soon. It feels great to be involved with this fundraiser, which ultimately
helps to save children’s lives in Vietnam by supplying the money for lifesaving
more about Grace’s Cookies on the website:
I (Ms. Stacia) have a loooong list of books on my to-read list!
I am finally (FINALLY!) reading Gary Paulsen's book, Hatchet... it's not my typical pick... but I'm really enjoying this survival story!
Part of my lunch period this Friday included my going through the to-read list and choosing some books to take home... stocking up a good looking pile of books to choose from! I'm pretty excited of the pile of books sitting next to me right now... you can see which books I've picked in the photos below (...feel free to stop by next week to talk about any / all of these books... and let me know what you think of some if you've read them!)
I've read many books by Gordon Korman (Swindle, Schooled, No More Dead Dogs, to name a few, in case you want to read some of his other books...)
...And last year a student recommended the following book to me...
Jerry Spinelli is one of my favorite authors!
Another Jerry Spinelli book...
7th grader, Leena, JUST recommended this book to me!
(So I checked it out to myself and added it to my stack of books.)
...It is the first in a set of 3 books :)
Now... let's hope it stops raining
so I can safely get these books home on my motorbike! :P
A local tailor made pillows for us out of various fabrics (that may or may not match a lot of Ms. Stacia's wardrobe! Haha)... We had fun filling the pillows with stuffing... and should be getting more next week for the rest of the pillows.