As some of you may know, Science Goddess (of What It’s Like on the Inside) sent me $100 to buy winter gear for my students, many of whom were unprepared for the cold weather. I didn’t have time to buy anything before winter break, but this past weekend I bought seven pairs of fleece mittens-on-a-string, and today seven of my students went home happily with warm hands.
What is also wonderful is that when I told the woman at the store where I bought the mittens who they were for, she gave me a 10% discount. I still have $45 left with which to buy a pair of boots, a pair of snowpants, and possibly one more pair of mittens.
Many thanks to Science Goddess!