Version 1 of our new Loom – THANKS Ammon and Andrew at UVa’s Scholars’ Lab Makerspace!
Printing It was so much fun watching the first version of our Baby-hat Loom as it printed. I feel like it is mine –even though I needed a LOT of help with working in Fusion 360 and then slicing the model to prepare for the actual printing. I wanted to quickly print a “mock-up” to…
Why I Volunteer with FISH
My favorite Volunteer AND Lifelong-Learning activity in Charlottesville is my work as a FISH Mentor/Tutor with ESL (English as a Second Language) students at a nearby elementary school. I am learning so much about other languages, countries, cultures, and customs. Of course I am helping these students learn how to read, write, and converse in English,…
Volunteering Is Good for Your Heart — UVa Health – Live Red
Healthy, Engaged & Learning – all in one package! A report by the Corporation for National & Community Service reveals a link between volunteering and good health. Specifically, doing for others relieves stress, lowers blood pressure and heart rate, enhances the immune system and may even prolong your life. Continue reading … http://www.clubreduva.com/community/volunteering-is-good-for-your-heart I get…
Soup for Seniors – through January 18 – please help!
Have some time to help this fall? JABA Volunteer Opportunities for October
My favorite is FISH, but there are lots of other ways to help: Sew for Seniors Enjoy sewing? Looking for a new project? Seamstresses are sought to sew adult sized bibs for residents at Mountainside Senior Living. Events Team Interested in event planning? Being part of a team? Recognizing others? Do you have the ability to…
Classroom Blogging Prepares Kids for the 21st Century
Jordan: First let me say that I really enjoyed reading your book, especially the emphasis you put on writing. You argue: “The central virtue of a liberal education is that it teaches you how to write, and writing makes you think.” I appreciated that you didn’t just emphasize the importance of writing as a technical skill,…