#RedForEd – Teachers March in Arizona

What is #RedForEd

It is a movement started by teachers, education support professionals, administrators and others in the community who care about the state of education in Arizona.

The goal is to ensure that all students have access to highly qualified and experienced teachers, that educators are compensated fairly, and to improve the educational environment in the state of Arizona.

The Crisis in Arizona:

  • There is an unprecedented teacher shortage.
  • We have the second-largest median class size in the U.S.
  • We are near the bottom in per-pupil spending.
  • We have the worst counselor-to-student ration in the country
  • We have endured the largest education funding cuts in the nation

What do the teachers want?

  • 20% raise for teaching and certified staff
  • Competitive wages for classified staff
  • Restore overallK-12 funding to 2008 levens
  • No new tax cuts until per-pupil spending reaches national average
  • Annual raises until teacher salaries reach national average.

A Call for Community Action

Call your legislators and Governor. Tell them you stand with Arizona’s Educators/Support Staff and support a sustainable funding solution for public education. Here is a link to find your district rep with email and phone number. https://www.azleg.gov/findmylegislator/

Contact Gov. Ducey’s Office and ask the same. 602-542-4331

More information on the #RedForEd movement is being updated daily at www.ArizonaEducatorsUnited.com

My 6th Birthday Party – Welcome To Wakanda

Calling All Super-Heroes

Come Celebrate My Birthday and my cousin Justin’s Birthday Together.

Wear your favorite Super Hero outfit and bring a change of clothes for the water activities.

Have your parents Follow this LINK to RSVP.

August The Great’s 6th Birthday Party w/Justin Kelley

Learning The Piano – Part 1

I first started learning about the piano when I was 3 years old with Ms. Tina Estes. But I took some time away for 2 years and now i’m starting back again.  I have a new piano teacher called Mr. James Rhodes. Follow along as I practice and learn a new skill.

 

Daddy Prank – Crib Edition

I don’t know how you new babies do it. When I used to hang out in my crib, I always knew how to get my daddy’s attention. He always thought it was because he left the room but I just wanted to chew on his phone.

 

 

My first Drone

All Of Last Year I begged my mommy and daddy for a drone.

I thought they were cool when I saw them online and other kids playing with them.

I finally got one. Here’s a quick video on my 1st day with it.

How To Guide for Mommys – Football

We were watching some college football bowl games during winter break when I noticed something.

My Mommy thought the Quarterback was on Defense.

So I made this quick video for my Mommy and others on How to Play Football.

Enjoy

Merry Christmas to My Teachers

My Teachers are very special,
I am thankful for each and every one of them. I’ve been in Kindergarten for 1/2 a year and I Love it. You have made my time at school fun and educational.

(My Classroom Teachers, Mrs. Kallerud, Mrs Aparna, Mrs Desi | My Mandarin Teacher, Ms Lu | My Drama Teacher, Ms Valeri | My Engineering Teacher, Ms Avila | My Music Teacher, Ms Blake | My Art Teacher, Ms. Karbon | My Movement Teacher, Ms. Blount | My Principal, Ms. Gold | My Teachers who sign me in at the Office, Ms. Tammy & Ms. Jonna and Ms. Saba )

Thank You & Merry Christmas from August The Great
I hope you enjoy these handmade gifts from my country of Kenya

Throwback to Loving Obama

Here is a Throwback Video to when I was 3 years old.
I used to always listen and watch Videos of President Obama during our car rides with daddy. One day I want to become a President too like Obama.

Stand Up For Something

In Life, there will be many things that can bring you down. Keep getting back up and even when others keep falling from distractions, Stand up for what you believe in.

Lessons on Crawling: Part 3

Lessons for babies learning to crawl.. Lesson # 1, Check out my 1st video.. this wasn’t easy.. I had to practice, practice, practice.. You can do it.. I’m getting used to this thing..