I too taught in a poor area where less than half of
the students got yearbooks. I remember supplying paper for
their handmade autograph books. The administration got very
upset when the students began signing T-shirts. These kids
loved the school and wanted some memories to take with them.
Maggie White wrote:
> I'm feeling somewhat guilty and insensitive for not forseeing that a lot
> of my students would not be able to afford the $15 yearbook that came
> out last week. During our 30-minute Friday classes, I allowed students
> to bring their yearbooks to sign, using my gel pens and special
> markers. Several students asked if they could get some of my "groovy
> paper" (24 lb. Astrobrights) and the stapler. I was a little puzzled
> until I saw they were making little autograph booklets so their friends
> could sign it. Heartbreaking...