As I make my Day 3 post, my mind is still on my reading students’ End of Unit Project. They will spend all next week picking an issue and choosing a way to TAKE ACTION as a way to stand up for this issue, a chance to be an Upstander. Then on March 12th, families will come to school in the evening to view and learn from our Social Issue Fair.
Yesterday was Saturday, my day to do chores. However, I unexpectedly had a snow day on Friday providing time to get the laundry washed, folded and put away. Now with extra time on hand, I grabbed the stack of envelops containing the words “Important Tax information Included” and logged into Turbo Tax.
After being guided through the Your Income and Wages section, I was prompted to add My Deductions. So I grabbed my checkbook and a pad of paper. As I reviewed checks written in 2018, I jotted down any that were donations. For example, one check was a donation to support a local theater. Another to a health organization to support Alzheimer research. Another to a local literacy organization to support the teaching of reading to adults. As I opened the calculator app on my iPhone, I realized this is all evidence of me being an Upstander.
Do your taxes show you being an Upstander, too?
Remember – taxes are due April 15th (still plenty of time).