Hurricane Sandy

First, I want to thank all of you for the outpouring of support.  I made it through Hurricane Sandy safely with minimal property damage. My power was out for the storm but came back a day later.  I am still without internet and cable.  I am typing this from my parents' house.  Unfortunately, the rest of Lindenhurst, the town I live in and teach in, did not do as well.  I have included some of my photographs and news clip for you to see the devastation. The National Guard is here because there is fear of looting.  Traffic lights are still out and power lines litter the the streets.  There is a severe gasoline shortage.  People are without homes, without heat, and without electricity.  We have been out of school all week.  We may start again on Monday depending on the power situation. When we do go back, I know the students will be talking about the hurricane.  Therefore, I decided to create a hurricane unit so that I could make this a learning experience.  Click the picture below to check it out.  All the proceeds of this unit will go to a hurricane relief fund for the people of Lindenhurst, Long Island, NY.

To all my North-Eastern friends, I hope you made it through the storm, too.  My thoughts and prayers are with all of those affected.

Click below to watch a news clip of the destruction in Lindenhurst, Long Island, NY.


  1. Praying for all those effected! Will be waiting to see how we can help those in your community!

    Thirsty Firsties

  2. Thank goodness you and your loved ones are okay. My heart goes out to your community in this difficult time.
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  3. Gd bless you and your community. I will continue to pray for those affected by this terrible storm.

  4. I'm so glad you came thru the storm okay. But I feel for your friends and neighbors. I can't even imagine what you've all been thru back there. Let us know if we can help! How did your school fare in the storm?

  5. So glad to hear you are all okay! Keeping you guys in my thoughts and prayers!

    Teachery Tidbits

  6. So glad you are safe! My prayers are with you and your town! God bless you!

  7. So glad to hear you are okay! How scary. You and yours are in my thoughts and prayers!!
    The Hive

  8. My heart goes out to you all! I am impressed with how so many communities are pulling together to get things cleaned up over there! What strength of character!

  9. I am on Long Island as well. No flooding by me (north shore). But where I teach in Brooklyn many teachers lost their homes, including my principal. It is hard for us all. We will also be collecting especially for our teachers who lost everything in Breezy Point... Glad to see everyone is helping each other out!

  10. I am glad to hear that you are okay. My thoughts and prayers are with you and everyone in your area.

    First Grade a la Carte

  11. Glad you are safe but understand what a mess it is there. We used to live in Lindenhurst and still have friends there who also lost most. Glad you are able to stay strong! Thoughts and prayers for those there.

  12. Glad to hear you are ok. My old school District in N. Bellmore is hoping to go back to work this week. When do you go back? 8 years ago when we had Hurricane Francis hit here in S. Florida--we were out of a month! Stay dry.

    1. Oh, my! Probably on Wednesday. Still no power and the gas shortage is bad.

  13. Glad you are safe. Prayers for the community. Great packet for the kids as this hurricane has rocked their little world. I will be looking for your fundraiser.

  14. Glad you made it through okay. Sorry your town is having a hard time. Your unit looks great!
    Finally in First


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